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  • #16
    the Spiders Confirm and select
    christy-mathewson.jpg
    'Big Six' - Christy Matthewson and sign him to a 5 year RFA Eligible contract
    Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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    • #17
      Nevermind, misread the trade.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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      • #18
        I'm new to this league format, and may not have been reading the rules closely enough. Also, if this belongs in the rules thread I apologize and will post future questions there. However, since this is the draft page:

        1. I see that first round picks are securable for up to 8 years. Is that automatic? Is it allowable to draft a first rounder for 4 or 5 or 6 or.... years?

        2. Same for RFAs. Are they always drafted for 5 years?

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        • #19
          I'd also like to know the answers to BigRon's questions. I'd assumed both to be yes, but clarification would be nice. To the second though, why, if you want to have a guy beyond his eighth season, would you sign him to a less than five year RFA deal?

          Anyway, the Richmond Rams will go in a direction perhaps few were expecting, and select young catcher Roger Bresnahan.

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          • #20
            Bresnahan has probably the greatest positional value as there are very few catchers with any offensive value in the early years. definate 1st round talent but maybe a litle high at #4
            Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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            • #21
              All 1901 draft pick contracts are 'up to' contracts . . . . . meaning you could sign for less than the max if you chose. RFA deals are for 5 years
              Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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              • #22
                Yeah, there's a couple other guys who have more pure value, but Bresnahan is the guy I wanted most and I wasn't comfortable trading down and risking losing him.

                He's getting an eight-year contract, btw.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
                  I'd also like to know the answers to BigRon's questions. I'd assumed both to be yes, but clarification would be nice. To the second though, why, if you want to have a guy beyond his eighth season, would you sign him to a less than five year RFA deal?

                  Anyway, the Richmond Rams will go in a direction perhaps few were expecting, and select young catcher Roger Bresnahan.

                  I think a good pick, Dan. As Rich mentioned, he plays what was basically a very offensively challenged position and produces very well there. His production isn't quite as high as some, but he does have the 12th highest OPS+ for the years 1901 to 1908 inclusive. Coupled with his position, I think it's a reasonable pick, even at #4.
                  You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                  • #24
                    I was looking at Bresnahan at number 8 I thought he might still be there.

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                    • #25
                      I was looking at Bresnahan at #6 if he was still available. We'll have to go a different route now. :-(
                      My dream ballpark dimensions
                      LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
                      RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
                      Location....San Diego

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                      • #26
                        I would have considered Bresnahan at 5, but don't think I could have taken him sooner than that.

                        A trade is being discussed (but is unlikely). I'm going to give it a couple more hours, then make my pick.
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                        • #27
                          --I haven't had time to scout the whole pool yet so just skimmed the rosters and cherry picked 18 players thinking that would get me through 2 rounds. Bresnahan didn't make that cut, but judging by the comments from other owners that was a failure in my screening process. Guess that didn't cost me since he went before my pick anyway. Might need to devote a little more to make sure I didn't miss somebody else though.

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                          • #28
                            Now that what most considered the "big three" are gone, it will be very interesting to see who goes where. The big drawback to picking #1 is that I'll sit here and watch 16 more players get picked before I go again - which is why I offered that top pick in trade. I expect to see everyone else in my top 10 long gone by my next pick. I'm not so worried about the pitchers, because surprisingly there are a few guys who compare favorably to Big Six over the first eight seasons (combined). However, there is an enormous drop off in batters after Wagner and Lajoie. Nap actually had the higher OPS+ over the first eight years, edging out Honus by 4 points. However, Honus provided 550+ more PAs (a full season's worth) over those eight years and plays a more crucial defensive position, so he was an easy pick at #1. But the dropoff in OPS+ to the next best batter over those eight seasons is 19 points (a lot when you're averaging eight seasons), and none of those guys play as crucial a position as Wagner.

                            I'm anxious to see how this plays out. Should be very interesting.
                            You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                            • #29
                              Warning in advance. I'm up at our vacation home- not too far from Lew!- and will be there until Monday. All of my resarch/historical information is at home, back in Pa. Obviously I can do a few things with Baseball- Ref, etc., but I'm not going to be able to scope things out in detail.

                              I guess what I'm saying is, if my turn comes up before Monday- which seems pretty likely- I may or may not be in a position to draft. I apologize in advance about the possibility of slowing things down right at the beginning, but I just may not be in a position to make an intelligent choice due to my circumstances.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                                Warning in advance. I'm up at our vacation home- not too far from Lew!- and will be there until Monday. All of my resarch/historical information is at home, back in Pa. Obviously I can do a few things with Baseball- Ref, etc., but I'm not going to be able to scope things out in detail.

                                I guess what I'm saying is, if my turn comes up before Monday- which seems pretty likely- I may or may not be in a position to draft. I apologize in advance about the possibility of slowing things down right at the beginning, but I just may not be in a position to make an intelligent choice due to my circumstances.
                                Don't sweat it Ron. We'd all be happy to give you plenty of advice on who you should pick.
                                Dan
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