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    Quote Originally Posted by balmers View Post
    Brian is aware, that's about all I know. Regardless my guess is nothing will happen this season as I don't think it can be changed in the middle. Hopefully though we can get it set to run correctly before next season.
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    I've actually played at a slightly above .500 pace, since my team decided to start 1-20. Guess, they weren't interested in the playoffs this year, and spent the first month making sure we had no shot. Now, we can play to move down the draft next year, to make we waste this year that way too.

    Carl Keller has turned into a walk and single first baseman, (and not particularly great at that). Might be headed for (forced) early retirement at 28. Havent been happy with long-term star Peter Saylor either. Hitting way below his customary .300+. But he does have a .400 OBP, so I just switched him up to leadoff.

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    I was watching this game on gameview and thought we were gonna have a perfect game thrown against us, but a one out walk in the ninth ended the perfect game and a two out single ended the no hitter. Brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V.I. Incandenza
    man it's also really funny to see how much negative war prople have on their rosters. it's like dog by definition you can immediately replace that guy for free

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    Will Indy win 50? The way we have played this year I give it 50/50.

    Our literally only bright spot, is we have 3 of the Top 10 ROY Award contenders.

    Matthew Anderson-corner OF, 30/30 type. Not confident his BA is as good as advertised this year.

    Mark Bosworth-P. Well, he spent most of the previous 2 seasons in the bullpen without reaching rookie requirements. Got in the rotation, because the entire, long time starting rotation decided to crap out simultaneously (a big reason we are the worst team in the league). A PO-first pitcher, and they don't usually work out for me long-term.

    Gene Watt-LF/occasional 1B. Lefty BA-specialist. Although the other 2 are higher in the ROY race. He is who I am most competent in having a stable career. (Anderson has a higher upside but I get the feeling he could hit .210 some year and be practically useless, and unlike young vet John Jeffcoat (see below) he isn't a middle of the field RA-heavy juggernaut to make up for it.

    Speaking of Jeffcoat, starting to be a minor disappointment. His RA will always give him a job here, but his bat disappears for such long stretches of time, I just don't know if I can really ever depend on him to be a reliable force any higher than 6th/7th (and right now I need him to be a 5th). And since I tend to lean towards worm-killing staffs, CF defense isn't as high a priority for me as others. Not ready to give up on him, but concern has approached. Edit: well, I should say he is only 24, and this season for him, seems to best be described as "we suck, so I am checking out and cashing in my check, wake me up in spring". I know it it is all code, but when a player happens to essentially tank in the 2nd half of a lost season, that fact doesn't infuriate me any less.


    James ALexander- I mean I knew getting him I was in for a mess of a BA. And I was willing to put up with a .220 BA with great 2B defense, and some good solid power. Well, his career AVG is .215ish, ok, not far off from what I expecting. And he has hit some HRs, but they come in absolute extreme streaks. Hits about 7 in 2 weeks and makes you think he has turned a corner, then spends the next 6 weeks hitting 1 with 4 RBIs. OPS doesn't end significantly more than powerless speed machine Robert Murray his backup. Murray isn't really my cup of tea as a hitter, necessarily either. He is more perfect as a backup 2B/3B than I can plug in for short stretches and 300-350 ABs a year. Longtime SS Jose Lambert, is on his last year there before handing it over to prospect Clint Brannon (who for some reason imagine coming fresh off a Texas ranch into the pro ranks). I imagined Lambert gracefully transforming into a utility man in his golden years. But, he may have to find a 2nd career as a 2B, for a couple of extra years. Alexander to continue beyond this year, might want to come with a discount.

    Peter Saylor and Carl Keller, have decided to transform themselves into BB-drawing specialist, who belong at the top of the order. I love a good OBP, only problem is they are my DH and 1B. I need a little power here. Not so worried (yet) about Saylor. This is probably a one year aberration at this point. Probably a little depressed, not playing the field anymore, and suffering from Logan's Run Syndrome (something about turning 30, scares the bejeezers out of some of my players). Keller however is in the 2nd year of such a trend.

    Thomas Campuzano might be one of the only non-rookie bright spots. Disappointment in his rookie season. He has shown he can probably be a dependable platoon catcher option. Might need to find a RHB compliment. Oh, well Matthew Savory has been an upside, but he is a scrap heap pickup on the wrong side of 30, so he is likely just a get my staff through the season without committing seppuku option.


    Edit: I have never had a #1 pick in my csfbl career (have had the #2 at least 4-5 times off the top of my head) will next year be the first. (expecting next year to be a really weak draft with my luck). I did forget another solid season has come from young SP Reed Martin, but, he didn't exactly do too bad last years as a reliever, so more natural progression, and taking advantage of a shot he got when the rotation hit the fan. Still appreciated though considering the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenGhost View Post
    I was watching this game on gameview and thought we were gonna have a perfect game thrown against us, but a one out walk in the ninth ended the perfect game and a two out single ended the no hitter. Brutal.
    Hey if you want to check out something brutal, come to Indy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, depending on whose side you are on.

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    Oh and to explain the joy of being James Alexander in his HR hitting.

    -1st HR of the season on 4/7
    -2nd HR of the season on 4/22 (batting rose to .156

    -From 4/27 to 6/2 he hits 9 HRs, and since I sat him for a week in that span, that was essentially a 9 HR month

    -since then has hit one lone HR.


    So, while he looks he at least for power despite his woes at batting average. Take out a month's span, he is a sub-.200 hitter with 3 HRs. And the man has a salary of 2.56M. He is trying to be the second basemen's answer to Chris Davis.

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    Re: 2112 Season

    39 year old Zacariah Decker having a last gasp of greatness with a 1-hitter

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    The true exciting "pennant race". Is the UConn-Indy battle who will have the crappier year and get #1 pick? Right now, Indy has a 1-game "lead". But, it looks like this will go down to the wire. I am sure my players will have a September surge though, to drop me to #2, because, just because. My pitching staff will likely be revamped next spring. Burwell is almost definitely gone. Decker will be 40, though he has pitched well enough to make me mull it over, to find some creative use for him for one more year to get him as close to 200 as possible. Burr while horrible is just young enough to think he might can right the ship for another 1-2 solid years. Salary will probably be a big factor in Decker and Burr. 1-2 young pitchers in ther late-20s have nearly worn out their welcome. I do tend to find 1-2 diamonds in the rough out of FA when dealt with such a situation in the past. Worst case scenario though, next year might be just as brutal.

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    3 team race for the top 2 in the Frank Drebin division, while the Tony Almeida division has a 4 team race for second. The Jack Bauer division has a little bit of a race for second, while the Telly Savalas division is pretty much set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V.I. Incandenza
    man it's also really funny to see how much negative war prople have on their rosters. it's like dog by definition you can immediately replace that guy for free

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    Re: 2112 Season

    MAtthew Anderson now 2 steals away from a 40/40

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