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SF Fantasy Baseball League 2009

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by aportnoy, May 17, 2006.

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Nope- gonna beat you like a drum and shut your yap for a nanosecond or so...

    Funny, Thats been my goal for the past three years. To shut you up. You keep on acting like a dick though, regardless of how badly I've shown you up.
     
  2. Tokyo Slim

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    You're talking about head to head categories, not standings. Which is how you WIN. Who's the dunce?
    Thanks for proving my point Steve. Yes, I'm talking head to head categories, which is how you win, not your overall winning record. Your overall standing is NOT how you win, it just shows how lucky you've been. You are the dunce.
    Steve, you blind old fool, you are smoking crack again. Your team's Yahoo offensive player rankings as of this morning are as follows: 616, 15, 61, 27, 162, 14, 198, 262, 33, 132, 154 Which is an average player ranking of 152.1 mine are: 100, 69, 3, 213, 86, 21, 41, 228, 20, 102, 6, 124 Which is an average player ranking of 84.4 So basically, as far as Yahoo! scoring is concerned, my offensive players are ranked much higher than yours. I love how every time I say something like this, you reply with a blatant and easily disprovable lie. You just make up numbers out of your head that you hope nobody researches. (and just so there's no excuse, even WITHOUT your horrible catcher, who contributes in exactly two statistical categories, and stinks up your whole lineup - your offensive squad is still only an average of 96.1)
    Yes, it is, but W and HLD alone will not allow you beat me. No matter how many stats you pile up in the same couple of categories, I have a much more balanced team than you, and I will out play you in more categories than that on a week to week basis.
    Like I said, not "obliteration" by a longshot. ERA and WHIP are pretty much even. k/9 you have the edge as far as the season goes, but with Sabbathia and Lincecum hitting their strides, i am confident that I can at least match, and probably beat you any given week in all three categories.
    Um... because you couldn't evaluate closer talent for shit? Maybe its because, like the rest of your team, you got overly enamored with one or two statistical categories and put all your energy into pumping up one stat instead of making sure all your stat categories could produce.
    Uh, Steve, I hate to break it to you, but this makes you sound like an ignorant asshole. [​IMG] For the Season, there are only 5 teams in our league with a team ERA under 4.00. Neither one of US are on that list. My ERA will get better because I have great pitchers who traditionally start off the season slow, and then become studs who are consistently among the league leaders in several statistical categories.. I don't believe for a second that you'd dump Brandon Webb if he had a rough month. Sabbathia's "settling into his career average" as you so aptly put it a few posts ago...his last 4 games : 27 innings, 32 SO, 6 walks, 1.98 ERA Livan Hernandez goes deep in games, piles up IP, QS, W, and threw a complete game one run ballgame last week. I know he's not going to stay hot forever, but you'd be an idiot to ditch him while he's rolling.
    Again, you are making up, misreading, or just too lazy to look up the numbers. You win BA as far as season-long statistics go by quite a bit. H, SB,BA, and OBP are your offensive strongsuits. In our H2H matchup though I was able to steal H away from you and tie up OBP, which was generally unnecessary considering that I nearly swept the pitching categories from you without really trying.
    Steve, why are you always so eager to "bet" me? Why don't you shut up, and prove that you can even hang in the same league with me instead? If we'd bet nearly as often as you'd wanted to, you'd have like a 1-10 record against me. As it is, I'm not interested in betting, and I don't have any money.
    Hubris? In Ancient Greece, "hubris" referred to actions taken in order to shame and humiliate the victim, thereby making oneself seem superior.That sounds exactly like you, except that you have no reason or motivation to feel superior to me in this particular arena. I've already repeatedly PROVED my superiority, year after year after year. And I'm on my way to doing it again. I only point it out when you get that "holier than thou", "I know more about fantasy sports than you" attitude, when it should be pretty clear to everyone at this stage that you really don't. You just like shooting your mouth off and being a prick. Thats part of it I guess. You can also add, dishonesty, ignorance, being an extremely poor loser, and not knowing when to shut up when you have nothing intelligent to say, to the list.
    Volquez has also issued the 4th most walks in the NL. Sooner, rather than later, thats going to catch up with him. Congrats on your pickup. [​IMG] As for Santana and Saunders: those are actually pretty good acquisitions for you right NOW. They have been hot. Saunders has never pitched more than 107 innings in a season though, and I doubt he's going to be much of a factor or be able to remain playing at this high a level by week 11. Ervin Santana looks like Johan Santana for the moment, but the problem is this - A; He's pitched well against shitty teams like KC. B: He was 7-14 last year with a 5.76 ERA (and the Angels were great last year!) and C: He's traditionally a very streaky pitcher, who's mechanics fall apart on him on a regular basis. Good luck with both of them. I'll be waiting for you to drop Webb on the waivers when he has a couple bad games. [​IMG] X-Man is currently second in the NL in RBI, but thats semantics. He was a good pickup. So you have the number 2 NL RBI guy. Good job. I have numbers 3,5,7, and 12 on that list. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    It was part of my strategy to go for Holds, not Saves. Guess why, Rocket Scientist?

    I'd just like to point out that if this is your "strategy" its only because the three ill-advised closers you DRAFTED didn't pan out. It looks more like you just didn't know what you were doing, all the good closers were gone, so you decided to take short relief and setup guys instead.

    I'd like to point out that the two closers i drafted Soria and Ryan, both have 0.00 ERA's, and even though I traded BJ Ryan out for George Sherrill as soon as I found out Georgie would be closing for sure, I am third in the league in saves, with who I brought to the dance in week one. If Ryan's team could hit the damn ball and score occasionally, he'd be a hell of a closer. He just doesn't get enough opportunities.
     
  4. Steve B.

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    You are flat, f***ng crazy. This all started 2 years ago when you posted a team in a thread and ASKED for comments on it. Which I did. Since then you've made that out as a question to your manhood, what little there is of it.

    I could go back toe-to-toe with you on your errant statistics and comparison of them, but it's a waste of breath.

    Here's the deal, if (when) I win, I will be a gracious winner, and not tap-dance on your Fantasy grave.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

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    You are flat, f***ng crazy. This all started 2 years ago when you posted a team in a thread and ASKED for comments on it. Which I did. Since then you've made that out as a question to your manhood, what little there is of it.

    A: I never asked for your comments, help, or insults with any of my fantasy teams. You just decided to volunteer them, mostly the insults. You keep misremembering things like that, and people are going to start thinking you are just a plain old liar.

    B: Generally, when people are repeatedly bested by someone in a series of fair contests, they have the grace and courtesy to shut the hell up and stop insulting them. Your antagonistic and insulting nature seem to be about all their is to you though, and your excuses as to why you continue to lose, underperform, make mistakes, and generally flail around like you are clueless are transparent and annoying.

    I mean, seriously. You seriously expect anyone to believe that you are dead last in saves because it was your strategy? Amusing. So why did you waste three draft picks on closers? You must have decided to change your strategy after the season started. Which makes it less of a "strategy" and more of a "oh shit, i have to try and salvage something worthwhile out of my poor judgment". It doesn't take a "rocket scientist" to debunk that stupid excuse. Enjoy your "domination" in the HLD category.

    All you have to do is keep your mouth shut and stop saying stupid, and obviously fallacious statements like that and maybe people would think you were less of a buffoon. As it is, you have a lot of gall questioning anything I do, insulting any moves I make, or belittling my team in any way - since you have STILL never beaten me, and maybe never will. I'm just smarter, better prepared, and just have more skill and luck than you. I've proven it over and over again. I continue to prove it.
     
  6. Steve B.

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    You posted them in a thread about Fantasy and asked everyone for their opinion. I rendered it and you took umbrage. Then the insults started and have been pretty even on both sides. I don't think anyone gives a shit about who says what between you and I.

    You have won so far. But I don't give up. Ever. Especially amidst your rain of insults. If the situation were reversed would you do anything different?

    Holds are worth as much as saves. You drafted one holder. I drafted 3 holders and 2 closers. Bettancourt was a holder at the time, and has had a shitty year, like Perez did for you. So we dropped them. Holders are more valuable than closers but I'm not going to tell you why if you can't figure it out on your own.

    At any rate, the closers you drafted have worked out very well for you. As have your free agent pickups. As have mine- whether you choose to acknowledge it or not.

    I change my strategy constantly after the season starts if the players I drafted to do a certain function don't do it. I'm not prescient. In every season in every sport there are surprises, good and bad. For instance- I drafted Taveras and Pierre for stolen bases, and they sucked so I dropped them. We can argue all day on who's dominating whom at what but it's really pretty even.

    The standings will reflect this tomorrow morning. I've picked up a shitload of games on you the last 2 weeks, but the first two weeks you won the games I had to pick up.

    You are misinformed about who would have won this week, however. It would have been me- 9-6-2. Not 13-3, but a win nevertheless.

    Re the Yahoo season rankings-.

    1. Your numbers on hitters are correct. I forgot about Martinez, but he's one of those guys you don't drop- like Sabathia, who's at 1113 or something.

    2. However, my numbers for pitchers are pretty much as superior as yours for hitters. I could do the math, but it's counterproductive at this point.

    And I do have 5 players in the Top 20; you have 3. You have 2 in the Top 10, I have 0.

    At this point I don't think anyone else gives a shit what either of us thinks and I'll wager they're getting pretty tired of it.

    Surprisingly enough we are also even on who talks trash first. You started it on the FBB site and I started it in this thread. Then I left it alone till you started it back up again.

    I don't take this personally. To me it's all in good fun and if it's not for you there's nothing I can do about that. It's your choice.

    I'm spending far too much time arguing with you on stupid shit like this.
     
  7. whacked

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    You got anything left in the tank, Whacked? Now would be a good time for a weekend come-from-behind surprise victory. I bet Steve is wearing his rally-cap for you.

    Looks like it's a tie, unless my back-of-an-envelop calculations fail. I almost pulled off a comeback. Almost. Friggin' Wakefield and Chad Qualls did me in.
     
  8. Steve B.

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    I don't want to infuriate Slim, and Yahoo may adjust the numbers tonight (StatTracker seems way behind for some reason), but you won 9-8.
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

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    You posted them in a thread about Fantasy and asked everyone for their opinion. I rendered it and you took umbrage. Then the insults started and have been pretty even on both sides. I don't think anyone gives a shit about who says what between you and I.

    No, I repeat, I did not ask for anyone's opinion. I have never asked for your opinion, your insults, or anything else. Go read the damn thread.
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

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    Looks like it's a tie, unless my back-of-an-envelop calculations fail. I almost pulled off a comeback. Almost. Friggin' Wakefield and Chad Qualls did me in.

    Good show. I can't believe how close that was!
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

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    1. Your numbers on hitters are correct. I forgot about Martinez, but he's one of those guys you don't drop- like Sabathia, who's at 1113 or something.


    You just got done berating me for being inflexible and unwilling to drop Sabbathia.
    If you use the stats that show current performance, last month for example. Your current pitchers have an average rank of 202.6. I am right behind you at 209.7

    That doesn't seem like much of an unbeatable advantage for you. And "counterproductive"? Only to your argument that you are so damn superior.
    Uh... the baseball league was started by me, well after you talked shit in this thread. It was started by me because, despite all your 'experience' in fantasy sports, you didn't know how to invite people to the league, manage a league, or operate your computer.


    I agree that you are spending too much time arguing.
     
  12. whacked

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    I don't want to infuriate Slim, and Yahoo may adjust the numbers tonight (StatTracker seems way behind for some reason), but you won 9-8.

    [​IMG]

    Good show. I can't believe how close that was!

    Good game, Slim. May be I did have something up my sleeve after all... [​IMG]
     
  13. Steve B.

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    Slim:

    Fine. You're correct about everything.

    I offered to drop the matter.

    Do you want to or not?

    Steve
     
  14. Steve B.

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    Who else is up for some F Football?

    Warren (drizzzt3117) commissioner? Slim?
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

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    Who else is up for some F Football? Warren (drizzzt3117) commissioner? Slim?
    I am in as always. Be ready.
     
  16. whacked

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    Count me in if the drizzt (who still checks the forum every once in a while despite being on a posting hiatus) is in.

    Me. Wants. Revenge.
     
  17. whodini

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    It's a lock.

    Informal survey: Just what the hell have you people been doing with your Sundays (or in my case weekends) during the off-season? Feel like I've been bored out of my mind.
     
  18. GoJets

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    Count me in.
    Jets!!!!!
     
  19. Steve B.

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    5 so far. I'll PM Drizz.

    Who else played last year?
     
  20. Manny Calavera

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    Can't leave out the Muppet Babies.
     

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