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The Daily Grind: The Quarter Pole

We’re at the quarter-pole of the season. Many of you are panicking because your traditional fantasy or daily fantasy performances aren’t up to snuff. I’m here to remind you… Don’t Panic Part 2: Production Is Lumpy.

AGENDA

  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Let’s Ignore The Homers

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The Daily Grind: The Ceiling And The Value

Don’t Panic 2.0.

AGENDA

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

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The Daily Grind: The Times Are Late

So I was looking over some real MLB stuff and… the Reds are kind of sneaky good, aren’t they? Most of their hitters are underperforming, the team is 15-21, and yet they also have a +21 run differential – fourth best in the National League. Now imagine Joey Votto, Scooter Gennett, and Yasiel Puig actually hitting (to say nothing of Blackhole Peraza). That team could ruin some hopes and dreams in the NL Central.

AGENDA

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

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Peripheral Prospects, Ep 1.08

Welcome back to Peripheral Prospects. As a reminder, this is a column I share with Alex Chamberlain which is designed to identify un/under-hyped prospects. It is not unlike the former Fringe Five series. We have a mission statement. Behold.

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

Let’s jump straight into the action.

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The Daily Grind: To Soul Crush Or Not To Soul Crush

We’re Twitter polling today.

AGENDA

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

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Brad Johnson Chat 5/7/2019

We chatted. It’s done. Lots of questions about Franmil and Ketel.

4:00
Brad Johnson: We’ll get started in a few moments

4:01
Syndergaardengnomes: At what point do you give up on Votto?

4:01
Brad Johnson: When he suffers a major injury

4:01
Brad Johnson: Certainly, we should adjust the expectations

4:02
Brad Johnson: He’s a core performing 1B with potential to turn hot. Kind of like a better Mitch Moreland

4:02
Brad Johnson: That’s still startable in 12-team mixed.

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The Daily Grind: Don’t Get Housered

Come and learn important trivia about the intersection of baseball and baby formula.

AGENDA

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

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The Daily Grind: The Aces Return

Check out section 5 for a slamtastic Sunday.

AGENDA

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

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The Daily Grind: Tryhard Plays

I did it! I employed the ultimate tryhard lineup by using Sam Gaviglio. And while he didn’t do much (1.80 points), it was a net 3.40 point improvement on Aaron Sanchez (-1.60 points). Unfortunately, Lucas Giolito (13.85 points) was cheaper than Gaviglio and therefore the far better play. What’s worse, I dropped top performer James McCann from my lineup (for Jose Rondon) to cover the difference between the two pitchers. The total cost of using Gaviglio was a loss of 30.05 points.

So, in summary, I shouldn’t have done it. Or maybe this is just a case of a high risk, high reward play turning sour. And for what it’s worth, had I not tryharded all over my lineup, I still would have only finished fourth in the Invitational.

AGENDA

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

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The Daily Grind: Noon Games

I was pretty pumped about the lineup I welded together yesterday. I managed to parlay Jacob deGrom and Hyun-Jin Ryu with seven of the top hitter plays and one patch (Brian Anderson). The pitching spiked, but so did a billion others. Worse, Anderson turned out to be my top bat with just eight points. C’est la vie.

AGENDA

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

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