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The Daily Grind: Stack or Ace?

FanGraphs now has RosterResource available. Look near the top-right of the toolbar. I don’t know if/how I’ll use it yet, but it sure looks helpful.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Clearing

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Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 7-16-2019

We chatted. Behold.

3:58
Brad Johnson: We’ll get started in a few moments.

4:01
Seeds: Brad, are you buying Tyler Beedeā€™s newfound slider as the missing piece to make him a contributor down the stretch?

4:01
Brad Johnson: There’s a lot I’m buying about Tyler Beede, but the missing piece is command. Pure and simple.

4:01
Brad Johnson: And I’m not sure that’s really improved all that much lately – it’s hard to tell. You know the drill, small sample sizes and such.

4:02
Brad Johnson: I’m comfortable labeling him as at least a good reliever right now with potential to also be an interesting SP.

4:02
Ryan: Who do you like more RoS in a standard 5×5, Hiura, or Scooter?

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The Daily Grind: Wonkiness

Today’s pitching slate is wonky to the third degree. Wonktastic. Wonkitronic. Wonkhemian Rhapsody.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…

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The Daily Grind: Coors Field or Windy Wrigley?

Today’s contest features Coors Field and a windy Wrigley. Which will you choose? Or is the correct answer always the Secret Door #3: The Houston Astros?

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. TOOTBLAN?

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The Daily Grind: Second Half Commencement

I hired the ghost of Ty Cobb to give the commencement speech for the second half of the season. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize his views of the sport have not changed since his death in 1961. Namely, he’s not a fan of home run celebrations or, uh, minorities.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Money

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Peripheral Prospects, Ep. 1.13

Good news! Peripheral Prospects is back on a regular schedule. As a reminder, Alex Chamberlain and I share this column which is designed to identify un/under-hyped prospects. It is not unlike the former Fringe Five series. I have a mission statement. Behold.

Mission Statement: Peripheral Prospects seeks to identify obscure future fantasy contributors.

Alex likes to weave word-things before naming names. I’m impatient. Let’s jump straight into the action.

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The Daily Grind: Holding Down The Fort II

FanGraphs is mostly dark for a second straight day. And I’ll be using it as an excuse for a truncated column. I’m saving my efforts this day for a Peripheral Prospects post.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. Life

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The Daily Grind: Holding Down The Fort

The overlords of FanGraphs – dark and otherwise – have declared this random mid-season day (and tomorrow) to be a holiday and thus we do not have to produce content. So consider this bonus material.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. Immaculate

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The Daily Grind: Sale, Coors, or Contrarian?

My question to you: why would you ever expect to get your bloody black backpack back? It’s evidence to a crime.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Screw Hits

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Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 7/2/2019

We chatted. Behold the transcript!

3:57
Brad Johnson: This appears to be working today. We’ll get started in a few moments.

4:01
Chonk: Disregarding positions, would you rather have Scooter or Swanson ROS in a standard points league?

4:02
Brad Johnson: I would take the gamble on gennett. I do think he’s pretty likely to struggle for the next 2-4 weeks

4:02
Brad Johnson: He really rushed through the rehab assignment without showing any real signs of being ready

4:02
Daro: Cease worth to grab in 12 teams league?

4:03
Brad Johnson: Yes, he’s on the cusp of promotion.

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