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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Ender » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:24 pm

Cream wrote:Would you recommend Forecaster over Prospectus and Bill James?


For fantasy I'd pick Forecaster every time. If you prefer just baseball analysis that isn't too concerned with fantasy I'd go with Prospectus.
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby The Mighty Trow » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:42 pm

Just picked up my copy of Forecaster. It feels like Christmas morning :-)

Strongly recommended for fantasy managers!
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:57 pm

Just picked one up from Borders after reading this thread...WOW, where have you been all of my life Forecaster?
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby repperson29 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:54 pm

just picked it up used on ebay for 20$ (what can I say, Im cheap and wanted to save 5$) first time reader of the forecaster so Im excited. The past couple years I picked up the prospectus but not for fantasy reasons.

This is the first year Im actually getting serious about fantasy baseball so Im just trying to gather in all the knowledge I can.

Cant wait for it to get here in the mail.
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:02 am

Ender wrote:
Cream wrote:Would you recommend Forecaster over Prospectus and Bill James?


For fantasy I'd pick Forecaster every time.


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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Pochucker » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:14 pm

Used forecaster for $20 bucks + ship from e-bay? I had my daughter order it for me for Christmas--paid $16.47 with free ship from Amazon. Got here day after Christmas. (she neglected to tell me till week later lol --no big deal to her)
I normally get the forecaster but when I saw Amazon deal I had her order Prospectus to --same price. Still waiting for that of course.
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby pjalst » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:08 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:I only know this book exists because each year it gets hyped here but I never look into it. I just bought it through Amazon and am intrigued.

At what point does it become useless? Midseason? Next October? Beyond?


I throw my old one out when the new one arrives
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Captain Furtah » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:06 pm

Wait, your saying it's better than that $8 piece of crap magazine I just wasted my money on?
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:I only know this book exists because each year it gets hyped here but I never look into it. I just bought it through Amazon and am intrigued.

At what point does it become useless? Midseason? Next October? Beyond?


Actually, the Forecaster is quite useful all season long - the statistical breakdowns are so good, it's very useful when you're evaluating players you might want to pick up on waivers or when evaluating whether to make a trade or not. It has so many more tools to use when comparing players against each other. Like the other guy said, I don't even think of throwing it out until I get a new one...
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