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Thread: A Very Darrelly Dynasty League

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    I guess I shouldn't have traded him for Iwakuma.
    RIP North49

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    I'm at full farm and I'm facing the prospect of activating Betts to make room for the draft (amongst other moves) and I'm wondering if it might be better to trade him to a team with more room on their farm and, more generally, try to consolidate assetts.

    In addition to Betts, players I'm looking to package include Span (providing as much value as he did last year and showing more power), Yimi Garcia (elite K rate, gets high leverage work on a good team, young). I also have some lots of middling 20 something pitchers that someone may like (Nate Karns, A.J. Cole, Hector Santiago) and lots of picks and prospects of course.
    "When I'm in a slump, I comfort myself by saying I believe in dinosaurs, then somewhere, dinosaurs they must be believing in me. And if they believe in me, then I can believe in me. Then I bust out." - Mookie Wilson

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    Pleeeeease don't trade Mookie, he can be a franchise player for you. Or if you must, trade him to me.

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    I'm not getting much utility out of Hector Rendon lately due to roster construction. If anyone is looking for a closer, let me know. I'd probably want to use him to upgrade a SP, or perhaps get a 3B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dinger View Post
    Chris Sale has been insane over the last month:

    44 IP, 59 K, 9 BB
    That's very good. And yet, not exceptional:

    Chris Sale, last month: 63 xFIP-
    Carlos Carrasco, 2015: 65 xFIP-

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    Seems like Sale has been around forever, so it seems odd that he's two years younger.

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    No pitcher makes my heart ache with regret like Carlos Carrasco.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    No pitcher makes my heart ache with regret like Carlos Carrasco.
    I've got a few that hurt me more, since I never owned him. Pineda and Arrieta are two guys I basically let go for nothing (Pineda in two leagues). Also, Sonny Gray and Chris Archer look like legit aces, so there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dinger View Post
    Pleeeeease don't trade Mookie, he can be a franchise player for you. Or if you must, trade him to me.
    I'm not going to do anything stupid.
    "When I'm in a slump, I comfort myself by saying I believe in dinosaurs, then somewhere, dinosaurs they must be believing in me. And if they believe in me, then I can believe in me. Then I bust out." - Mookie Wilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthOf49 View Post
    That's very good. And yet, not exceptional:

    Chris Sale, last month: 63 xFIP-
    Carlos Carrasco, 2015: 65 xFIP-
    Never fails

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvergun View Post
    Never fails
    The xFIP- leaderboard is a Who's Who of pitchers Dinger has doubted/traded:

    2. Chris Archer
    4. Michael Pineda
    6. Carlos Carrasco
    7. Danny Salazar
    (8. Chris Sale)
    10. Jake Arrieta
    13. Dallas Keuchel
    16. Clay Buchholz
    19. James Shields

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    lol so true. Dinger iz dumn
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    WTF is up with Shields' K rate? I'm loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dinger View Post
    WTF is up with Shields' K rate? I'm loving it.
    Going into the season, I was a little worried about Shields' changeup SwStr%, as it had declined every year since 2010 and wasn't great last year (16.3%). The changeup has always been his signature pitch and he wasn't able to lean on it as much.

    But this year, changeup SwStr% has jumped to a career high and Shields is also throwing a knockout curve for the first time and getting great fastball whiffs too. All of his pitches are suddenly much better; he's generating an absurd 14.0% SwStr% overall and still throwing a ton of strikes and has an average-ish batted ball distribution. It's a beautiful thing.

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    Give me wOBA and FIP, reality is a thing.

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    I just randomly ran into Kevin Pillar on the street. Congratulated him on his HRs the other day and said good luck, really nice and humble guy.

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