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Re: League chat

Postby Saltydog » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:45 pm

I'm sure we'll start moving right along soon enough.

Burro, you should know from last year how bumpy the first few rounds can be.
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Re: League chat

Postby Halo Homers » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:35 am

Responded as soon as I could. Thought we had up to 12 hours to pick will try to be quicker than that.
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Re: League chat

Postby EL BURRO » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:29 am

Saltydog wrote:I'm sure we'll start moving right along soon enough.

Burro, you should know from last year how bumpy the first few rounds can be.


I do -- patience isn't my best virtue. I'm working on it... thanks for keeping me in check.
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Re: League chat

Postby J35J » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:35 am

I should be online pretty consistantly from 7am-8pm central.....Not often that I'm online much later than that.
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Re: League chat

Postby Saltydog » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:34 pm

Kershaw at 8 overall, thoughts?
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Re: League chat

Postby Iggy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:52 pm

Saltydog wrote:Kershaw at 8 overall, thoughts?


I personally would not take Kershaw that high but he is clearly the #1 starting pitcher and should be somewhere around # 10 to 15

Another small surprise for me was J35J taking Braun at # 6 ... would others take Braun this high

I am looking forward to J35J's rankings
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Re: League chat

Postby EL BURRO » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:59 pm

Saltydog wrote:Kershaw at 8 overall, thoughts?


I'm not a draft SP early type, but Kershaw is probably the only SP I'd consider in the top 14 (probably around #13-14). That said, it's still a little early for my taste even with all the uncertainty in the 1st round, especially when you break down the fact that he really "only" helps (dominates) 4 categories.I love the guy, but I think I'm just stubborn when it comes to this hitter vs. pitcher logic early. That said, with all the guys lumped between 8-20, he probably saw Kershaw as the ace in the hole, and could live with whomever was best bat available coming back in 2nd. There is not a ton of disparity between the top 20 bats...

For me, Braun is capable of putting up 1st round numbers -- but, not crazy about the rest of the line-up in MIL, with apologies to CarGom and his career year in 2013. I don't see much "help" for Braun and was hoping he'd slip as a result... For whatever it's worth, my Braun projections are 75/26/80/16 .295. That puts him more at end of 2nd round/ early 3rd for me - but would love to hear the rationale behind the pick.

Again, thats what makes this exercise fun. Guys have their own opinions that sometimes go against the public opinion...
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Re: League chat

Postby J35J » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:07 pm

Interesting, maybe I just need to look into it a bit more but I see no reason why Braun can't be Braun.... .300/30/100/100/20 ?

Is everyone scared away by the PED stuff?
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Re: League chat

Postby J35J » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:11 pm

Oh, and I wouldn't really take Kershaw in the first round....there are sooo many good pitchers and good young pitchers that I can build a staff without having to spend high picks on them....I have much more trouble filling in holes during the season offensively.
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Re: League chat

Postby fantasynut03 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:32 pm

J35J wrote:Interesting, maybe I just need to look into it a bit more but I see no reason why Braun can't be Braun.... .300/30/100/100/20 ?

Is everyone scared away by the PED stuff?



It's hard to keep being objective regarding Braun and others like Melky Cabrera and their PED history when making selections. Having said that, I would be more inclined to pick Braun in the second or third round with my lower predictions of .299 25 90 90 15.


Pitching is too deep for a selection of ace Clayton Kershaw in the first round in any draft except Keeper league IMO.
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