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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #150 on: April 24, 2006, 12:17 PM »
Glad you're happy with where you're at Matt.  I'm not yet ready to panic.  My pitching is doing fine, it's only foible is my desire to keep putting in everyone all the time. 

I'm really down in some of the hitting categories and that's a bit of a surprise.  Lots of guys on my roster in the top 50 and they should yet come around.  Biggest surprise is how poorly I'm doing in the SB category. 

I'm not ready to panic yet though, lots of room to move up.

The most striking thing about the whole draft in my opinion was the balance of Bug's team.  Seemed like every player had 20-30 HR potential, good BA, and most importantly 15+ SB potential.  The balance was astonishing.

For some reason in this first month, the SB's haven't panned out.
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #151 on: April 26, 2006, 08:58 AM »
Last night was a **** party and my players were the guests of honor:

Peavy got no run support then got shelled in the 7th inning.

Brad Lidge blew another save.

Carlos Beltran sat out with a hamstring.

Jorge Cantu sat out with a foot injury.

Carl Crawford was out for family reasons.

Net loss: 5 points.


April baseball, April baseball....
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #152 on: April 26, 2006, 10:11 AM »
I share your pain.

Coco Crisp - bunged finger (don't pick your nose)
Huston Street - you pulled a chest muscle :o ???
Arod - nice 9-1 Yankees, where was he?
Chad Tracy - 7-0 win - where'd ya go?

The bright side is some guys remembered how to run last night and I picked up three stolen bases. 

My team needs some tweaking yet, but I still don't think I should be worried.  Could use some power, but all things in time.
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #153 on: April 26, 2006, 10:19 AM »
Arod - nice 9-1 Yankees, where was he?

That's how I feel about Teixiera - the Rangers keep blowing people up but all the Home Runs are coming from Nevin, Blaylock and Mench.

I'm sticking with him because he's got to come out of it eventually, but so far my #1 pick has been good for crap.

David Wright has been slumping pretty badly lately, and Scott Rolen was out... Matsui hasn't done very much lately either.  Even Andru Jones who started off very hot has been real quiet for about a week now.

Thank God for Tejada or I'd have no offensive production at all right now .

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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #154 on: April 26, 2006, 10:26 AM »
One spot I'm dissapointed with my team is Saves, I have 4 closers (Nathan, Rivera, Hoffman and Wickman) who should legitimately get close to 40 saves each and all 4 have 4 or less right now.

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« Reply #155 on: April 26, 2006, 10:36 AM »
That's the one spot on my team that I'm very happy with.  Pouncing on Paplebon when he got his first save was my best move so far.  It took me awhile to get a few wins, so I'm behind in those - and strikeouts have been scarce.
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #156 on: April 26, 2006, 03:30 PM »
Sweet, Sheets and Harden were rolling along today allowing 2 ER in 9 IP combined, with 15 K's, when suddenly Rich Harden has to leave in the 4th with "an apparent hand injury."

Harden's replacement?  Calero enters the game and gives up a grand slam to Kevin Mench.

Perfect.

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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #157 on: April 26, 2006, 03:40 PM »
Saw that...  I'm having an up and down afternoon...

Arroyo throws 8 innings of 1-hit, shutout ball with 8 K's and 2 BB's and will earn his fourth win any minute now...

Isringhausen comes in and gives up a homerun in the ninth with 2 outs...
So now I'm hoping that he can somehow get a W out of it...  The good news is that Pujols is about to come up with 2 men on and one out in the bottom of the ninth.

Edit:  and Pujols just drove in the winning run - so my day just got a little better.
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #158 on: April 26, 2006, 03:44 PM »
Arroyo keeps getting better.  He's really turning into a stud.

Harden's status has been updated now, it was not a hand injury, he was having back spasms.

Calero still really ****** me up good by serving up that grand slam, Harden was cruising with 6 K's through 3 IP.

Sheets is about to get the win though with authority, and Turnbow the save.

Not all bad.
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #159 on: April 26, 2006, 03:45 PM »
Is Harden on the hook for the runs that Calero gave up?

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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #160 on: April 26, 2006, 03:53 PM »
Don't look now (and I'm sure it won't last the evening) but I'm half a point away from going from worst to first.

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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #161 on: April 27, 2006, 01:38 PM »
Is Harden on the hook for the runs that Calero gave up?

Any runner that was on base when the starting pitcher left the game is the starter's responsibility even if the reliever lets them score.  So in this case with the bases loaded after Harden's injury happen, Calero came in and gave up a grand slam to Kevin Mench.  The first 3 to cross the plate went on Harden's tab, and Mench's crossing of the plate was Calero's responsibility.


I'm praying Harden didn't seriously hurt himself.  I hate when pitchers reach out with their bare throwing hand to stop a hard hit ball.  That's when he wrenched (or God knows what, MRI results pending) his back.

I'm 1 injury away from having to drop a stud fantasy player, with Carlos Beltran, Jorge Cantu, and Mark Prior already on the shelf, I can't take any more injuries without having to let someone I want, go to waivers.

It's a miracle I'm still in first at this point.  Not a good April.
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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #162 on: April 27, 2006, 03:14 PM »
That was how I thought it worked - thanks for the detailed explanation.


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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #163 on: April 28, 2006, 07:40 PM »
The official word on Harden now is a "strained back muscle" and a trip to the 15 day DL.  I can field a pretty nice team between my injured players on the DL or that I released:


Carlos Beltran
Jorge Cantu
Rich Harden
Mark Prior
Eric Gagne

That's quite a month!!

I can't absorb much more of this.

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Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2006
« Reply #164 on: April 28, 2006, 09:50 PM »
Well even if it doesn't end up this way when the games are over for the night - I've officially gone from worst to first!  For now...