Thread: Patton & Co. League

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You're talking about negative inflation, Andy.

While it's theoretically possible, I've never seen it happen in the 20+ years I have been playing fantasy baseball. To be sure, I have seen players like Holliday kept over their inflated prices. However, there are usually enough cheap rookies, surprise closers from the year before, etc. that this doesn't happen.

I don't pay much attention to your Patton league, but I do find it fascinating that this has happened every year.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 1 '16

You may get your $30 back.  Several of us have players "below the line" that could make the club and if we choose to keep them then seeing your $30 return isn't out of the question.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 1 '16

Each year I look at the PCL rosters and make educated guesses at the keepers and any long term contracts. I of course do this so that I can start inputting values. I like to spend the exact 3120 between my keeper guesses and my bid values.

Every year so far, once the real keepers came in, my list is then overbid. Which means that owners kept players at prices higher than I predicted or higher than I would pay.

Example: Let's say someone has Matt Holliday at $27. I predict they won't keep him, and then I give Holliday a bid of $22. When the owner actually does keep Holliday at $27, I've gained $5.

The point is that this is the first year that I've lost money by doing this. Which says to me that the PCL in general is becoming more judicious with their keepers. Our owners are, in my humble opinion, becoming smarter with our money and auction slots.

This is good news for the PCL in general, but for me I've got to add $30 to my already too high bid prices. (which will of course lead me to being the proud owner of a $17 Scooter Gennett).

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 1 '16

Ah, reading backwards. No sneaking.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 1 '16

Alex's not-panic list was our list.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 1 '16

It seems to have changed. Maybe the system waited until 1:00 am. Because right around then I started to see the correct rosters. Fisher looked wrong as well. It looks correct now.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 1 '16

Not to panic or anything, I'm seeing --

1) Panik

2) Hechavarria

3) Giancarlo

4) Meadows

5) Winker

6) Arrieta

7) Jeffress

8) Nola

9) Rondon

10) Glasnow

11) Kolek

12) Urias

-- on the Double O's.

Am I wrong?

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 1 '16

Ok, I had to create a custom report to see all the freeze lists.

Look like the Original Oracles tried to sneak a 16th guy. Could be that my custom report is wrong somehow.

It also looks like Fisher and Lynch didn't do their freezes (or they have some VERY questionable keeps)

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 1 '16

Freeze night in PCL.

Now waiting for the real life shoes to drop to see where the values need to be adjusted.

Things I'm watching:

  D-Backs: O'Brien / Drury up or down?

  Phillies: Closer

  Trade bait: Bruce, Norris, De Aza, Cashner, Ross ... any last minute, Kimbrel-like deals.

  Minor leaguers: For a few people, are they ending up at AA or AAA.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 1 '16

ML -- Not currently draftable in PCL where a player has to be affiliated with an NL team to be taken in the reserve draft.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 16 '16