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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    One thing I don't like about straight decades drafts is the end-game, where you know exactly how the remaining hitters and pitchers are going to be allocated. It reduces the strategy.
    Yeah, makes protections pretty basic though ... Which makes me wonder why I haven't done any 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bene Futuis View Post
    I like letters better than decades but history shows that I am a LOT better at decades than letters.
    How do you feel about franchises, cause that's where we're going next.

    We've been there before, but it still feels like Uncharted territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    One thing I don't like about straight decades drafts is the end-game, where you know exactly how the remaining hitters and pitchers are going to be allocated. It reduces the strategy.
    Wait, feels like I'm missing something.

    Don't you know more about who someone is going to pick when they are forced to pick both a specific letter and decade, than just decade?

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are comparing against when you say straight decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Wait, feels like I'm missing something.

    Don't you know more about who someone is going to pick when they are forced to pick both a specific letter and decade, than just decade?

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are comparing against when you say straight decade.
    I was comparing letters to decades. With letters, there is the mystery of whether a drafter will choose to allocate a letter to a pitcher or a hitter.
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    Also, there's always an element in the end-game where the two competing forces of (1) wanting to pick first to get the best player and (2) wanting to pick last to have the most information about who other teams have picked, start to balance out. But in decades it almost feels like force #2 becomes so dominant at the end of the draft that I'd rather just have you guys finish up the draft at this point, and I'd have an advantage even picking from the leftovers.
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    And also my team is starting to look like a large #2, so there's that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    And also my team is starting to look like a large #2, so there's that.
    Other factors that matter here are leaving yourself enough flexibility at the end to make #2 relevant, and multi scoring, which being more volatile, can mean bigger swings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnya24 View Post
    I recall seeing a couple of people in this boat ... Lee Smith?

    When did you give up on it?
    Lee Smith. I think it started to not work after I took Scherzer, who looked better after Chapman was taken, and had already locked myself out of the other big save decades. The initial plan was to take Smith + Percival and then whatever other reliever worked, but I waited far too long on Percival, and then all other options just didn't get me anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnya24 View Post
    Other factors that matter here are leaving yourself enough flexibility at the end to make #2 relevant, and multi scoring, which being more volatile, can mean bigger swings.
    The only choice I had to make was Giambi or Vlad, and I won't find the answer to that until after everyone has picked. And it was a forced decision. Forced decisions suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Lee Smith. I think it started to not work after I took Scherzer, who looked better after Chapman was taken, and had already locked myself out of the other big save decades.
    I guess that's a general problem with those juicy modern pitchers, you have to way their value against having to lose value by making forced picks for the smaller pool of closers in the earlier decades. Then if you don't make those forced picks, or miss out, you lose any value spent in that category.

    I am usually suspect about modern SPs, especially if they come with a premium.

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