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Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:13 pm

what effect does the World Baseball Classic have on fantasy baseball?
I can't remember from 4 years ago.
hitters maybe not effected at all?
wouldn't this effect pitchers? maybe with pitchers going harder for the classic before they would actually be ready?
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:32 pm

I want to say I remember guys like Peavy and Oswalt struggling at the beginning of the season?
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby Element » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:24 pm

bigh0rt wrote:I want to say I remember guys like Peavy and Oswalt struggling at the beginning of the season?


Correct. I am less likely to draft pitchers that participate. No impact at all for hitters, IMO. If anything it helps them.
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Postby Ender » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:43 pm

Probably bad for anyone that participates since they are more likely to get hurt or to wear out late in the season. I wouldn't tend to worry about it for hitters. I don't like pitchers being in it at all though.
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby mocabeenow » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:10 pm

they should make it the most exciting t-ball game ever played and call it a day.
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby aardvarks » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:10 pm

I wish they could work something out and do like 10 days around the all star break.
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby kab21 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 pm

i think for the most part people get too overconcerned about the WBC and its effects. I like watching it a lot more than spring training.
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby Montana168 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:04 pm

USA Roster has been posted at the following link:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... b&c_id=mlb

The rest of the rosters will be announced today at 4 PM EST.

Is it just me or is the USA roster very underwhelming--particularly their starting rotation? Dickey, Vogelsong, D Holland, Medlen. Very poor rotation, IMO.
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby Kimbos Beard » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:11 pm

I think it may hurt pitchers a little and it probably helps the batters a little. But I don't know, seeing that we have only had 2 prior classics, whether there is really any proof of its effects on players. The sample size is too small

And from a fan point, the WBC does give us some watchable baseball in March. On a random tuesday in the second week of March I am not interested in watching a Philles Giants split squad game, but Ill watch some WBC games.
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Re: World Baseball Classic effect on fantasy baseball?

Postby Element » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:29 pm

Montana168 wrote:USA Roster has been posted at the following link:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... b&c_id=mlb

The rest of the rosters will be announced today at 4 PM EST.

Is it just me or is the USA roster very underwhelming--particularly their starting rotation? Dickey, Vogelsong, D Holland, Medlen. Very poor rotation, IMO.


2013 TEAM USA ROSTER
Player Pos. Team
Mark Teixeira 1B Yankees
Brandon Phillips 2B Reds
Jimmy Rollins SS Phillies
David Wright 3B Mets
Joe Mauer C Twins
Ryan Braun LF Brewers
Adam Jones CF Orioles
Giancarlo Stanton RF Marlins
Ben Zobrist INF Rays
Willie Bloomquist INF D-backs
Shane Victorino OF Red Sox
Jonathan Lucroy C Brewers
J.P. Arencibia C Blue Jays
R.A. Dickey SP Blue Jays
Ryan Vogelsong SP Giants
Derek Holland SP Rangers
Kris Medlen SP Braves
Craig Kimbrel RP Braves
Heath Bell RP D-backs
Chris Perez RP Indians
Vinnie Pestano RP Indians
Luke Gregerson RP Padres
Glen Perkins RP Twins
Steve Cishek RP Marlins
Jeremy Affeldt RP Giants
Tim Collins RP Royals
Mitchell Boggs RP Cardinals


I agree. I bet that the Kris Medlen hype machine will be going bananas after a few strong showings in early March.
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