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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #75: May 04, 2010, 06:28:26 PM »
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Adam Madison, Special to ESPN.com and their Fantasy Baseball writer, agrees with you in today's report:

"It should go without saying that you don't want anything to do with Livan Hernandez, but his ownership has increased 10 percent in the past week, so maybe not. Hernandez's ERA and WHIP are still sterling, but he's struck out just 10 batters in 31 innings. He has the lowest batting average on balls in play in the league at .177 and isn't limiting his fly balls nor inducing ground balls particularly well. In short, it's a fluke, and if you pick him up hoping to milk him for all he's worth, the egg on your face will be entirely of your own doing. NL-only leagues don't have much of a choice but to throw him out there, but mixed leagues of any size should stay far away."

Ubaldo Jiminez is a bigger fluke than Livan Hernandez.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #76: May 04, 2010, 06:28:48 PM »
Livan will make origami out of Kawakami. Great choice for my first game in weeks :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #77: May 04, 2010, 06:30:15 PM »
Fantasy sports frankly suck balls. I don't care about fantasy numbers, I don't care about players on other teams, and I don't know much at all about the AL except hating the O's and retaining a mild rooting interest in the Yanks. I care about curly W's, and that's what Livan is providing.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #78: May 04, 2010, 06:36:07 PM »
anyone else think this is a crucial series? it's time for the Nats to sink or swim.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #79: May 04, 2010, 06:42:43 PM »
Excited about tonight's game - I love watching Livo pitch b/c he can throw 150 pitches and exert less energy than a pitcher in a bear softball league. 



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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #81: May 04, 2010, 06:43:39 PM »
Ubaldo Jiminez is a bigger fluke than Livan Hernandez.

One of them is a 26 year old SP, in his third pro season, who is making the step from good to great after 80 starts (most pitchers see their biggest jump between starts 40-70).  His K/9 is up, his BB/9 is down, and while his current W total is unsustainable, he's stepping up into elite SP status that most expected of him.  The other is bucking 3 years of significant decline in his mid-late 30s.  Maybe the healthy knee/weight loss is the difference that will help him get back to pre 2006 level for the full year.

The fluke this year is the continued great stats of Zack Greinke without any positive results.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #82: May 04, 2010, 06:46:47 PM »
Phil Wood just called the Braves the most uneducated team in baseball :shock:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #83: May 04, 2010, 06:49:25 PM »
Phil Wood just called the Braves the most uneducated team in baseball :shock:

Why?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #84: May 04, 2010, 06:50:17 PM »
Why?

He was going on about Managers that had degrees or something, then he mentioned some survey or the other that ranked the Nats the most educated team in baseball, followed by the Phillies and Marlins, with the Braves in dead last.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #85: May 04, 2010, 06:54:58 PM »
As if this is important to what's happening on the field. :bang:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #86: May 04, 2010, 06:59:05 PM »
As if this is important to what's happening on the field. :bang:

I was surprised to even hear him talking about anything that happened within the last 40 years.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #87: May 04, 2010, 07:08:58 PM »
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Adam Madison, Special to ESPN.com and their Fantasy Baseball writer, agrees with you in today's report:

"It should go without saying that you don't want anything to do with Livan Hernandez, but his ownership has increased 10 percent in the past week, so maybe not. Hernandez's ERA and WHIP are still sterling, but he's struck out just 10 batters in 31 innings. He has the lowest batting average on balls in play in the league at .177 and isn't limiting his fly balls nor inducing ground balls particularly well. In short, it's a fluke, and if you pick him up hoping to milk him for all he's worth, the egg on your face will be entirely of your own doing. NL-only leagues don't have much of a choice but to throw him out there, but mixed leagues of any size should stay far away."

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On the other hand, the Braves SUCK this year! :tomatoes:

LOL, what an jerk. Making good pitches with good movement and inducing crap contact consistently = a fluke. Okay ESPN fantasy writer dude.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #88: May 04, 2010, 07:10:03 PM »
Fantasy sports frankly suck balls. I don't care about fantasy numbers, I don't care about players on other teams, and I don't know much at all about the AL except hating the O's and retaining a mild rooting interest in the Yanks. I care about curly W's, and that's what Livan is providing.

I play fantasy baseball, but I still love this post.  :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #89: May 04, 2010, 07:12:41 PM »
One of them is a 26 year old SP, in his third pro season, who is making the step from good to great after 80 starts (most pitchers see their biggest jump between starts 40-70).  His K/9 is up, his BB/9 is down, and while his current W total is unsustainable, he's stepping up into elite SP status that most expected of him.  The other is bucking 3 years of significant decline in his mid-late 30s.  Maybe the healthy knee/weight loss is the difference that will help him get back to pre 2006 level for the full year.

The fluke this year is the continued great stats of Zack Greinke without any positive results.

Ubaldo Jiminez, from his first six starts, is pitching as if he's the best pitcher of all time.  He isn't.  I have no doubt that he will have a very good season, possibly a Cy Young winning season.  That will be accomplished, however, with him pitching a level not near where he's pitching now.   He's going to lose games and give up home runs, neither of which he's done in the first six games.

I also have no doubt that Livan will end the season with substantially worse than he is now.

But my larger point is that this "writer" would never make a statement that what Jiminez is doing right now, 6-0, 20+ innings giving up one run, a no-hitter, zero home runs given up, blah blah, blah, is a fluke.  That doesn't mean he's not very good, just not that good.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #90: May 04, 2010, 07:13:08 PM »
Too much nibbling. Gives up a double to a terrible hitter. Come on, buckle down.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #91: May 04, 2010, 07:13:09 PM »
rough start to the game :?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #92: May 04, 2010, 07:13:14 PM »
Second pitch was a no-doubt strike according to gameday.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #93: May 04, 2010, 07:15:18 PM »
Damnit, Roger. Bench him!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #94: May 04, 2010, 07:15:21 PM »
That's your boy sportsfan :?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #95: May 04, 2010, 07:15:35 PM »
Cue hammonds freakout

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #96: May 04, 2010, 07:15:37 PM »
WTF!?!? :bang:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #97: May 04, 2010, 07:15:38 PM »
WTF Bernadina. Why did we bring him up?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #98: May 04, 2010, 07:15:40 PM »
now that is pathetic. holy crap.

he was looking at the runner and not the ball. :bang:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #99: May 04, 2010, 07:15:46 PM »
this is why Roger BernadinAAAA should not be on the Nats.