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Re: League chat

Postby Saltydog » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:03 pm

I'll give until 11:00pm EST here and then make my pick.
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Re: League chat

Postby EL BURRO » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:57 am

Saltydog wrote:I'll give until 11:00pm EST here and then make my pick.


I'm fine with that... we've been more than patient. DO your thing, SaltyDog.

BTW -- Im of the opinion that if he doesn't log on by tomorrow, we replace him with an active owner. I got a lot of PM's from cafe members wanting to join this MOCK - so I'm certain we can have someone lined up rather quickly.
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Re: League chat

Postby Ray Zorback » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:31 am

I agree with the 12 time hour limit, however the original thread states there is a 24 hour limit. Maybe it would be a good idea to PM everyone about the change.

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Time limit will be 24 hours per pick, (although I would prefer 12 hours), but we'll try to avoid ever taking 24 hours to make a pick.
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Re: League chat

Postby Iggy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:06 am

EL BURRO wrote:
Saltydog wrote:I'll give until 11:00pm EST here and then make my pick.


I'm fine with that... we've been more than patient. DO your thing, SaltyDog.

BTW -- Im of the opinion that if he doesn't log on by tomorrow, we replace him with an active owner. I got a lot of PM's from cafe members wanting to join this MOCK - so I'm certain we can have someone lined up rather quickly.


I agree ... It might be time to look for a replacement
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Re: League chat

Postby jonboy418 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:17 am

I figure I should discuss my thoughts with Kershaw at #8...

I am usually that guy. The guy who does not draft pitchers until the 4th -5th round. The depth is amazing and the free agent market is strong during in-season play to pick up the hot arm. I decided to do something different this year.

While pitching is deep, there is such a clear separation in Kershaw and the rest of the field. The ratio help that he provides (potential sub-2.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP) along with the high K total gives me an advantage in the pitching category. He's an anchor in the deepest position in baseball. They say a rising tide raises all boats. My tide turned into a tsunami.

In comparison to the hitters remaining, I see major flaws or question marks in the remaining first rounders. I was hoping Adam Jones fell to me, but with Cargo, Miggy, Trout, Goldy and McCutch all gone, I can't see a hitter providing a boost that Kershaw can provide.

Cano was considered. But then, the effects of Safeco has me concerned. I considered Jacoby Ellsbury, but injury concerns and his fit in the Yankees line-up concerns me. Chris Davis and his ability to repeat THAT performance again. Then I started looking at who would be available in the second round. No Davis, then I can pick up Beltre or Fielder. No Jacoby, then I can pick up Wright and supplant the missing SB later in the draft. There's not a big separation between 1st round hitters that were left vs. 2nd round hitters. But a huge difference in Kershaw and the next guy.
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Re: League chat

Postby Saltydog » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:39 pm

FYI, these discussions are great but we try to avoid mentioning players that have not been drafted yet.
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Re: League chat

Postby EL BURRO » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:58 pm

Salty - Anything from Grounded Polo? I'm thinking we replace his position with another active CAFE owner...we need to decide quickly cause everyone else seems to be on point.
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Re: League chat

Postby Saltydog » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:59 pm

Sure, bring someone aboard. Anyone else have issue?
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Re: League chat

Postby EL BURRO » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:07 pm

I just posted this on the original MOCK draft thread...

CAFE owners - the #9 spot in this MOCK draft has just become available. First response gets the slot. FYI -- we are in the midst of the 1st Round. NOTE: Please sign up for this only if you are going to be ACTIVE and check into the site a few times per day...Please PM me or SaltyDog if you are interested.

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Re: League chat

Postby J35J » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:31 pm

Ken chasing the upside, huh? I've got him in this next OF tier(along with a bunch of guys) but don't think I can pull the trigger in the first round on him.
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