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2019 - Draft Discussion

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This thread can/should be used for:

* General draft discussion/questions

* Mocking and praising other picks; complaining about getting sniped  🙂

* Letting folks know if you'll be away or if you'll need a proxy for an upcoming pick

* Letting folks know about players or picks you'd like to offer for trade

 

Do NOT use this thread to:

* Post trades - start a separate thread

* Non-draft related topics (ex. rate my other team, suggestions for items for league to vote on, etc.) - start a separate thread

 

Thanks!

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I am still looking to trade Judge before the draft starts so I can draft who it is that I want.  Please inbox me with offers.  Looking for 2 high picks or 3 single digit picks.  Remember Judge is a keeper next year too in the 13th round.  

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Heads up - had to bring wife to emergency room - will get sheet posted when possible. Feel free to start 1st round.

UPDATE - wife is in overnight (at least)…  May have sketchy availability tomorrow, but will definitely check in. What a day...🤕

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Sending good thoughts your way.  I hope everything is okay.  Take care of the wife and we will be understanding on whatever timelines are.

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I have updated the Yahoo site with all taken players, keepers and adjusted trade slots. Player list should be accurate through Verlander selection...

Heading back to hospital - will be out of the loop for a few hours... 

PLEASE be careful in sheet. Have already seen a cell get erased and one formula botched.  

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Kysar informed me yesterday that he was going to be on a plane today flying from west coast to east. I've let him know he's up, but he may not see it for awhile. May be on hold for a bit depending on where he is in that process. He noted that plane had wi-fi, so he can stay involved while in flight.

Also, my wife is STILL in hospital. Hopefully, she's getting out tomorrow, but ain't counting those chickens before they hatch. I'm going to visit her around 2pm ET. Will be checking in while there, but may see minor delays.

Yahoo, Tracker Sheet and forum all up to date through Paxton.

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Y'all are destroying my list!!

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3 minutes ago, gratefulted said:

Y'all are destroying my list!!

I agree. I was SO happy with how thing were shaking out in the early going. Now, ...everyone is turning into beasts. Ugh!

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Yes - sent him text a few mins ago

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Me too. Harry has been one of the most responsive, diligent drafters in this league. He's preoccupied, but I'm confident that he will check in here.

 

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1 hour ago, Ghost96 said:

I agree. I was SO happy with how thing were shaking out in the early going. Now, ...everyone is turning into beasts. Ugh!

Yeah, it's getting to the phase where snipes occur regularly.

Text conversation with me and Ghost this morning - I was on phone and trying to go from memory:

"You're Up"

"OK, is Syndergaard still there?"

"No, was JUST taken"

"Hmm, OK, give me Xander"

"Taken two picks ago"

"Crap, OK, I'll go with Carrasco"

"Also gone"

"WTF! Seriously?! - Give me some time..."

🤬

 

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i'm sure the snipings will come.... either that or I just have not prepared much and im so off the cuff no one is at risk of sniping me :D

  • I debated Springer and Marte but like the cast in Houston more, Springer's more obvious power and run/rbi potential and while Marte steals more bases I have some steals guys already and Springer seems to be on a mission to swipe bags this year so we shall see.
  • I wanted Carrasco and have him a cut above due to track record, but was not shocked that Syndergaard went shortly after. I almost double dipped at pitcher with my 3.6 and 3.8 picks but felt there were so many in this grouping that I liked, including Paxton who went later.....
  • After making those picks, better sounding news came out about Kershaw and I assumed someone would snag him by the time we hit round 4. Maybe he isn't the Kershaw we once knew but at this stage, seemed like good value. I do really like Clevinger though and almost went in that direction.
  • Finally, I was really hoping to grab Abreu in the 5th. Aguilar was my backup choice. 

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FYI - i'm at a conference for the next 4 days before flying from Florida to Washington Thursday afternoon/evening.  Hopefully the delays haven't been too bad and I'm able to keep them to a minimum from here on.

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FYI - tomorrow i have a doctors appt around 11, an important lunch at 12, should be home for a quick check in around 4 but will be leaving at 5:30 est for the Brooklyn Nets game.

Ill try to have a short list with me if it makes it to my 7.6 in order to pick while on the run but definitely wont be making any picks while at the game.

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15 minutes ago, TalentScout said:

Strombn, I stole your strategy!!!

You used my picks to do it too!

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Great job after the first weekend!

We’ll still need to pick up the pace a bit with only 9 days til the season opener. Hate these out of country, games that count, in March.

Interesting draft so far with all of the trades, strategies and snipes...

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13 hours ago, WhiteWonder said:

FYI - tomorrow i have a doctors appt around 11, an important lunch at 12, should be home for a quick check in around 4 but will be leaving at 5:30 est for the Brooklyn Nets game.

Ill try to have a short list with me if it makes it to my 7.6 in order to pick while on the run but definitely wont be making any picks while at the game.

Maybe we need an extra thread for appointments/commitments. At 10:30 Mountain time today (in 20 minutes), I have a biz call coming in, then another one 11:30 MDT Tuesday, then another 12:30 p.m. MDT Wednesday.

On Saturday, I have a YahooPro League draft that kicks off at 11:00 a.m. Will be immersed for the usual 2+ hours.

Monday, I will get up at the crack of dawn and ride north (passenger, not driver) to the northeast corner of NM, for fishing on the San Juan River Mon-Thurs morning. The drive has various sketchy cell phone service patches, ...but the cell/internet up at the destination is not too bad. The problem will be trying to proxy picks when the trout are hittin' the bait. Beyond all of the above, ...I promise to be a proxy beast.

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I will be traveling to Phoenix on Monday (3/18) evening through Friday (3/22) evening.  I should be able to stay connected except for when we drive up to the Grand Canyon.

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1 hour ago, MotorCityKitty16 said:

I will be traveling to Phoenix on Monday (3/18) evening through Friday (3/22) evening.  I should be able to stay connected except for when we drive up to the Grand Canyon.

Hoping to be completed by then...  😉

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Tat Cano pick hurt WhiteWonder

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15 minutes ago, gratefulted said:

Tat Cano pick hurt WhiteWonder

I was close to picking pollock among a few others

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Gratefulted - you are in full on homer mode this season!

Three 2019 Dodgers along with 3 other 2018 Dodgers so far.   Dang...

What'll ya give me for Buehler and Bellinger?  😉 

 

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9 minutes ago, Torn said:

Gratefulted - you are in full on homer mode this season!

Three 2019 Dodgers along with 3 other 2018 Dodgers so far.   Dang...

What'll ya give me for Buehler and Bellinger?  😉 

 

Its a bad habit for sure

 

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Can anyone accept a short list?

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1 minute ago, gratefulted said:

Can anyone accept a short list?

Sure - you're right in front of me anyway

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6 minutes ago, Torn said:

Sure - you're right in front of me anyway

Sent

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no more picks from me, even proxy picks until late this evening... 11:30ish est.

 

sorry guys

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10 minutes ago, WhiteWonder said:

no more picks from me, even proxy picks until late this evening... 11:30ish est.

 

sorry guys

thanks for the heads up.  For a quick second reading your post, I was thinking that I didn't have to worry about you sniping picks...Wishful thinking

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I was wondering when someone would finally blink and take Sanchez. Part of me was disappointed he didn't make it back to me, but part of me was happy that I didn't have to take a C in the 9th round...  🙂

 

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15 minutes ago, posty said:

@Torn, how is your wife doing?

Thanks for asking...

She got out of the hospital yesterday afternoon and, beyond being tired, seems to be doing well. Checked in on her from work today and things continue to go well.

Now to find her a specialist as this is her 3rd trip to the emergency room in 18 months for similar issues. They just get her on her feet and let her go. I/we want to get a root cause for why this keeps happening. 

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