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    Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    nice info about his clutch hitting as well

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/brandon...014400358.html

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by hatcher View Post
    nice info about his clutch hitting as well

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/brandon...014400358.html
    Nice find! Great read!!!

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    I have a hard time with most of these Yahoo! "contributor" pieces. This Rob Hoff fellow in particular seems completely tone deaf. It seems silly to hope that Ludwick won't come back so that Phillips can continue his torrid RBI pace (?) and I doubt very much BP himself would want to see that much "me" in the word "team." Obviously, this also assumes that RBI are the best measure of BP's contribution to the team -- which they aren't.

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    I highly doubt Ludwick would come back and instantly take back over at cleanup for a guy who is among the NL leaders in RBI. Although, you never know I suppose.
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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    I highly doubt Ludwick would come back and instantly take back over at cleanup for a guy who is among the NL leaders in RBI. Although, you never know I suppose.
    Either way, it's kinda missing the point, don't you think?

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    this was from my fantasy league... so from the view as a fantasy commodity.. i think it has the right perspective. As a reds fan it may indeed miss the point.

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Either way, it's kinda missing the point, don't you think?
    Well, yes. I was just pointing out that the guy's fear is probably unfounded in the first place.
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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    What I DO like is the author values clutch hitting...as do I.

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by hatcher View Post
    this was from my fantasy league... so from the view as a fantasy commodity.. i think it has the right perspective. As a reds fan it may indeed miss the point.
    Hmmm... don't get me wrong, I like BP. But why would you value (highly fluctuating) stats like RBI's over more stable and projectible ones? In fantasy, a good hitter is a good hitter -- no matter what his teammates do in front of him.

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Hmmm... don't get me wrong, I like BP. But why would you value (highly fluctuating) stats like RBI's over more stable and projectible ones? In fantasy, a good hitter is a good hitter -- no matter what his teammates do in front of him.
    RBI's are fun. And RBI's are a (scored) category in the league not OBP.

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by hatcher View Post
    RBI's are fun. And RBI's are a (scored) category in the league not OBP.
    Understood. But I wasn't necessarily talking about OBP. Just about stuff that BP himself can control, rather than a team-dependent stat like RBI. If I'm trading for a player in fantasy, I'm going to try to get a guy who will be productive, not a guy who I think might have a chance at RBI, which is a darn fickle little stat. Get productive players in fantasy and you are the most likely to reap the rewards.

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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    My league uses OBP. Because we are awesome.

    If BP continues his +800 ops and plays defense like he does then its a great year
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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Hmmm... don't get me wrong, I like BP. But why would you value (highly fluctuating) stats like RBI's over more stable and projectible ones? In fantasy, a good hitter is a good hitter -- no matter what his teammates do in front of him.
    The original Fantasy Setup used RBI's

    http://baseball.about.com/od/fantasy...e-baseball.htm

    The group started playing in 1980. The original eight categories: batting average, home runs, RBI, stolen bases, earned-run average, wins, saves and composite ratio (now known as WHIP).

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    The original Fantasy Setup used RBI's

    http://baseball.about.com/od/fantasy...e-baseball.htm
    I realize that. But even in Rotisserie leagues, I would argue it is not advisable to strategize based on RBI alone. Too volatile.
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    Re: Article on Phillips and what he needs to do to have great year

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I realize that. But even in Rotisserie leagues, I would argue it is not advisable to strategize based on RBI alone. Too volatile.
    I think that makes fantasy baseball more fun..Have a few stats like RBI, wins, and even saves that are hard to project.

    Sure, it's not very scientific, but it makes the leagues fun.

    Not sure I'd want to play in a league that eliminated all the counting stats. It's not too hard to predict the top OBP guys every year. It is kind of difficult to predict the RBI and win leaders.. I like the randomness of it. Makes it kind of fun to root for your guy to get the win even if he's had a mediore outing (which will punish you in other catagories).
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