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    Potential Lunch Winner Dom Heffner's Avatar
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    Re: Newbie tips

    Gosh, I just can't play that way. Willy Taveras has no value in real life, so to make a game where he has value is insane.

    I don't play 5x5 leagues for this reason. I just don't get how giving Willie Taveras value is "fun."

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    Re: Newbie tips

    Biggest advice I can give is don't be a homer. Don't just draft guys because they are your favs or belong to your team. Try to get the best player available whether they play for your team or not.
    If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.

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    Re: Newbie tips

    I agree with Kory Mac. In fact, don't even draft any Cincinnati players.

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    Re: Newbie tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Gosh, I just can't play that way. Willy Taveras has no value in real life, so to make a game where he has value is insane.

    I don't play 5x5 leagues for this reason. I just don't get how giving Willie Taveras value is "fun."
    Well, the first thing you can do to set your mind straight is to understand that Willy Taveras actually has no fantasy value...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Newbie tips

    don't even draft any Cincinnati players.
    What about Votto? To be my backup to Pujols.

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    Re: Newbie tips

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Well, the first thing you can do to set your mind straight is to understand that Willy Taveras actually has no fantasy value...
    Yep, Taveras is even a poor option in an NL-only league.

    Sure his stolen bases have value, but that value is destroyed when you realize he is awful in the other four categories. He is as much a liability in 5x5 fantasy as he is in real baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Well, the first thing you can do to set your mind straight is to understand that Willy Taveras actually has no fantasy value...

    Dude- I understand he has no value now. A few years ago when he stole all those bases he had value, evidenced by the cheat sheet I posted.

    Here's another, showing him as the 34th overall outfielder in 2007: http://www.scribd.com/doc/231359/ESP...l-5x5-Rankings

    While I realize he has no value now, why would you ever play in a system that ever made a player like that have value?

    At #34, he is a starting outfielder in a 12 team league.

    This ranking comes the year after he slugged .338, but because he stole 33 bases he's a starter.

    It would hold true for any player of this caliber, really, because the 5x5 knuckleheads live in some world where stolen bases are awesome, even if the dude getting them has an OPS under .700.

    It's silly and gives false value to bad players.

    The same people who try to limit value by playing "NL only" or AL only" then turn right around and expand value to an atrocity like Taveras or Michael Bourn the year he hit .229 but stole 41 bases.

    If my team beats yours by 100 homers and you steal one more base than mine, we're even.

    That's messed up.


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