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Reedster  
Subject:  Podcast #3 is now up...
Date:  1/22/06, 3:39pm
This week's episode features: the World Baseball Classic, Baseball
Statistics ownership (Fantasy implications), Top 10 PlayerTrack 2Bs, another False Rumors segment, and the Ugliest Baseball Players in history.

44 minutes this time... probably too long? Let us know.

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Message #66 of 317  *NEW*
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Jaydawg  
Subject:  Re: Podcast #3 is now up...
Date:  1/22/06, 5:48pm
Once again, terrific broadcast guys. The talk on the Netherland ballplayers was funny, yet very informative. You also have a great thing going with the "False Rumor" segment. Nice touches on Bagwell and Sheffield.
Regarding "The Ugliest Ballplayer" segment, I looked up Don Mossi's name at baseball-almanac.com. He's still very much alive and well. Oooopppps!!!! If you're reading this Mr. Mossi, it's nothing personal. Your career stats were pretty good, compared to most pitchers of today and you faced some of the best hitters that the game has ever known. No harm, no foul!!

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Message #69 of 317  *NEW*
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drrubb  
Subject:  Re: Podcast #3 is now up...
Date:  1/28/06, 5:20pm
Great job once again guys! Rob, the prostitute looking like Willie McGee comment was histerical. Not much more to add. You 2 just seem to improve a little bit each podcast. About the second base discussion, I disagreed slightly with the second base top 10, but I know your quoting that list from another source. Graffanino #10?! How about Cantu or Belliard or Polanco or even somebody like Durham? Graffanino is mid pack at best.

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Message #71 of 317  *NEW*
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Reedster  
Subject:  Re: Podcast #3 is now up...
Date:  1/29/06, 1:42pm (Last Edited: 1/29/06, 1:42pm)
>Great job once again guys! Rob, the prostitute looking like
>Willie McGee comment was histerical. Not much more to add. You
>2 just seem to improve a little bit each podcast. About the
>second base discussion, I disagreed slightly with the second
>base top 10, but I know your quoting that list from another
>source. Graffanino #10?! How about Cantu or Belliard or
>Polanco or even somebody like Durham? Graffanino is mid pack
>at best.

My theory regarding fantasy baseball success (roto, not simulated games like baseball manager) depends heavily on stat balance. You don't have to have the best players in a given position, but the players you do have should provide you with balance across the board of the statistics that your league counts.

In addition to looking at actual, total stats, PlayerTrack will compare all players on an equal time scale. This means that those players (like Mike Jacobs) who played a substantially shortened season will be looked at AS IF they played an entire season.

Admittedly, this has pitfalls... it has the tendency to rank part-time players higher than noted studs.

Still, if you pay attention to stats from a player like Graffanino, you'll see he had even better stats than, say, a Durham (i.e., more stolen bases, more runs scored) in substantially FEWER at bats.

As you might imagine -- even for me -- the first time I see the playertrack results (all I do is input stats... playertrack churns the stats up and creates the rankings), it is like opening presents up on Christmas morning.

I was surprised, too, by the inclusion of Mark Ellis and Graffanino in the top 10.

But, in the end, the numbers do NOT lie. And, having used this system and "fantasy ideology" for the first time last year... and WINNING my money league outright, while spending the second to last in money via free agents, trades, and weekly moves... well, I'm gonna give playertrack the benefit of the doubt again.

The guy below me, who spent the least in our league, finished in last place out of nine teams.

I, of course, won't be setting my sights on drafting Graffanino this year. I will look like a friggin genius if Graffanino and/or Mark Ellis tear it up in 2006.

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Message #72 of 317  *NEW*
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Subject:  Re: Podcast #3 is now up...
Date:  1/29/06, 8:12pm (Last Edited: 1/29/06, 8:14pm)
You very well could be right Rob. I trust your judgement & expert opinion. You are very knowledgable about baseball. I especially realize this after listening to you on the podcast. Although basballmanager & the 5x5 leagues are quiet different, atleast in the baseballmanager format, I have atleast proven you can win a league spending the least amount of money(year before last). That being said, that same stratagy backfired on me a little last season. I feel pretty good about bouncing back this season with a pretty solid season in the BBM.

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