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Postby GSes » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:42 pm

DK wrote:Answer: Yahoo Rankings are useless.


thats the accepted concesis theory here at the cafe........just ask mad. ;-D
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Postby matmat » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:50 pm

DK wrote:Answer: Yahoo Rankings are useless.


i disagree. I think that yahoo rankings provide an invaluable resource when it comes to trying to persuade someone that the trade that you are proposing is good for them (you).
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Postby DK » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:52 pm

matmat wrote:
DK wrote:Answer: Yahoo Rankings are useless.


i disagree. I think that yahoo rankings provide an invaluable resource when it comes to trying to persuade someone that the trade that you are proposing is good for them (you).


Ah, I rescind my post. Yahoo rankings have ONE use: persuading the idiotic.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:15 pm

DK wrote:
hybrid wrote:
DK wrote:Answer: Yahoo Rankings are useless.


agreed ;-D

me and DK can agree on things after all heh


8-o

Where are the flying pigs?

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Or the Babe avatar?? I always wanted to ask you.......How come you had the Yankees avatar and sig pic?? :-D
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:25 pm

The only tool slightly more useless than Yahoo Rankings ...
click here. ;-)
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:25 pm

... ;-) nope Yahoo rankings is still the most useless thing in the universe
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Postby Honus » Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:29 pm

O-Ranks are based on the player's numbers over the last three years. That's why guys like Milton (who was injured for most of last year) and guys like Overbay (who got about 260 major league at-bats prior to this year) are ranked so low. Miguel Cabrera, Derek Jeter and Kaz Matsui are other examples.

Ranks are based soley on the player's performance this year (or in the last month, or last week, according to the filter you have selected). The ranks aren't perfect, but they can be used as a quick indicator of how the players have been doing.

Used together, if an established player (who hasn't been injured for long periods) has a high rank and a low O-rank (for example, Beltre, who has a rank of 46 and an O-rank of 144), it might indicate that the player is playing over his head (sell high). Conversely, a guy like Sheffield, with an O-rank of 11 (great previous performance) and a rank of 181 (poor performance this year) might indicate a buy low opportunity.

You have to take the rankings with a grain of salt, but I won't jump on the bandwagon and say that they are completely useless.

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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:32 pm

WR.......Did you eat paint chips as a kid?? :-D
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