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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    apparently not.
    Ha, Freudian slip there, it seems. But I'm not bitter. Second place is not first loser. If I say it enough, maybe I will believe it.

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    Last two days and 1 point back: 167.5-166.5. I have two weak SP up Saturday. Heaven only knows who pitches Sunday.

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    14 team mixed: was as low as 6th a couple weeks ago, but surged / top teams free fell and am safely in second with no shot at 1st. Losing Strasburg hurt.

    12-team AL: fought my way out of 4th. Running out of time to catch second. Really good showing despite losing Kluber and YAlvarez.

    12-team mixed AFA: Was as high as 2nd but dropped to 8th and wasn't able to move up.

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    At one point I had two firsts and two seconds. Now, a second and no better than 4th. One bad week knocked me from 2nd to 8th in one league.

    Still, winning the 20 teamer again would be sweet.

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    I'm currently...

    1st in AL Only - Tied for 1st, 96.5--96.5--94.5, and I'm pessimistic I could fall to 3rd... Means is my last SP, and if I fail to get a W from him, that category could end my chance to win.

    1st in NL Only - Tied for 1st, 86.5--86.5--85.5 would be my worst championship winning team ever, I think, no clue how I've held 1st... likely 3rd here as well.

    3rd in 20 team Dynasty. 166-162-160 (me).... likely 3rd place finish, but I have a chance if I can collect enough W's. Darvish and Gallen got me W's yesterday, now I desperately need at least 2 W's from these starters to have a shot at 1st: John Means vs TOR, Dunning vs CUBS, Pineda vs REDS... Not very likely, but I almost feel a bit better being in 3rd with a hail mary play to run than I do being tied for 1st and feeling like the ship is ready to sink.

    4th in RJEL, 18 team mixed. I hope I can hang onto 4th... 5th is the 1st overall draft choice that I dealt away, (as well as Adell), so if I finished out of the money and with no 1st rd pick, that would have felt brutal. If I can hold the lead, I'll be thrilled with this one.

    5th in 12TO, 12 team NL. I always suck in this league, so I'm glad I put together a decent rebuild and managed to hang onto the 1st overall farm pick, so far anyway.

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    Here we are last day and the stress of these games is going to be high today...

    PONY 15 team mixed - 1st place by 0.5. This is a two team race now 126-125.5. I feel like I am the underdog based on the way the points can go but I just need one good day. 16 years of cashing comes down to the last day again and I will lose on tiebreakers if we go to tiebreakers so I need to win this outright.

    MSGL 12 team al only - The league with Jesse from about it is a 3 team race. I am up 98.5 - 97 - 96.5 going to the last day. I would say I get to the be the slight favorite here but I am hanging on to a few points barely.

    Lockdown 20 team dynasty - tied with doig at 163.5. Jesse is at 160 then 156.5 and 153. I would be surprised if it isn't one of the top 3 to win but I guess anything could happen. Doig was up at 167 just yesterday I think so he definitely has the ceiling to pull away if things go right. I would say I am the underdog here going into today.

    12to I am in 4th going to today 1 point back of 3rd and 2 points up on 5th so could still drop out of the money all together. This team was disappointing but if I could scratch out 3rd I would be thrilled.

    Faded in the wire league to 6th 10 points back. Can't see it happening in one day my pitching failed me this week lost too many ratio points.

    RJEL the only race I care about is for 5th lol. come on jesse let me get Tork

    Good luck everyone

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    Going in the last day--

    RJEL 18 team mixed, OBP. I'm in 2nd, Andy {Andrewski} is in 1st 2 points ahead and Steve {Hornsby} is a point behind me in 3rd. It's been a wild ride.

    Lockdown Dynasty 20 team, mixed dynasty OBP. I'm tied for first with Keith {Frae} Jessie {Teenwolf} Is 3.5 behind in 3rd, though the top 5 guys have been back in forth for the past 2 weeks. I've been in first by as much as 8 points and out of the money in 5th by3-4 points during that time--It's been even Crazier than RJEL.

    Play 2 Dynasty 18 team mixed. This league takes the cake for me--a month ago I languished in like 10th or so with about 88 points. 45-50 out of the money {4th} One week ago I was fighting it out for 5th with 119 points and 16 points behind 4th, not in the money, but respectable. Today I sit in 4th with 131, 5th {Brent} has 130, 3rd {Steve C} 133, 2nd {Nate B} 134 first {Ken and Byron} seems comfortable at 138.5 BUT it has been insane this past week. I've made up as much as 14 like last night {eventually a 11.5 point move} so today could land me out of it at 5th or all the way up 2nd...OH and 6th {Adam} has 128 so....


    On With The Show!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frae View Post
    Here we are last day and the stress of these games is going to be high today...

    PONY 15 team mixed - 1st place by 0.5. This is a two team race now 126-125.5. I feel like I am the underdog based on the way the points can go but I just need one good day. 16 years of cashing comes down to the last day again and I will lose on tiebreakers if we go to tiebreakers so I need to win this outright.

    MSGL 12 team al only - The league with Jesse from about it is a 3 team race. I am up 98.5 - 97 - 96.5 going to the last day. I would say I get to the be the slight favorite here but I am hanging on to a few points barely.

    Lockdown 20 team dynasty - tied with doig at 163.5. Jesse is at 160 then 156.5 and 153. I would be surprised if it isn't one of the top 3 to win but I guess anything could happen. Doig was up at 167 just yesterday I think so he definitely has the ceiling to pull away if things go right. I would say I am the underdog here going into today.

    12to I am in 4th going to today 1 point back of 3rd and 2 points up on 5th so could still drop out of the money all together. This team was disappointing but if I could scratch out 3rd I would be thrilled.

    Faded in the wire league to 6th 10 points back. Can't see it happening in one day my pitching failed me this week lost too many ratio points.

    RJEL the only race I care about is for 5th lol. come on jesse let me get Tork

    Good luck everyone
    Holy cow my pitching is trying to give you that 1st overall farm pick.... Civale, Lugo, and Nola right now combine for 8 IP, 14 ER.... its taken me down 5 pts, tied 121.5 for that 4th spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Going in the last day--

    RJEL 18 team mixed, OBP. I'm in 2nd, Andy {Andrewski} is in 1st 2 points ahead and Steve {Hornsby} is a point behind me in 3rd. It's been a wild ride. Lost a point still Finished 2nd.

    Lockdown Dynasty 20 team, mixed dynasty OBP. I'm tied for first with Keith {Frae} Jessie {Teenwolf} Is 3.5 behind in 3rd, though the top 5 guys have been back in forth for the past 2 weeks. I've been in first by as much as 8 points and out of the money in 5th by3-4 points during that time--It's been even Crazier than RJEL. Lost 4.5 points, finished 3rd.

    Play 2 Dynasty 18 team mixed. This league takes the cake for me--a month ago I languished in like 10th or so with about 88 points. 45-50 out of the money {4th} One week ago I was fighting it out for 5th with 119 points and 16 points behind 4th, not in the money, but respectable. Today I sit in 4th with 131, 5th {Brent} has 130, 3rd {Steve C} 133, 2nd {Nate B} 134 first {Ken and Byron} seems comfortable at 138.5 BUT it has been insane this past week. I've made up as much as 14 like last night {eventually a 11.5 point move} so today could land me out of it at 5th or all the way up 2nd...OH and 6th {Adam} has 128 so.... Gained 4.5 finished 2nd.


    On With The Show!!!
    @nd, 3rd and 2nd--All in all for playing in 3 leagues--I'll take it!
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd View Post
    Only 2 of my leagues are playing this year.

    #1) In 2nd place currently by 3 pts. Machado, Marco Gonzales and Keuchel have been 3 of my stars. 3 teams are in a close battle for 2nd (no chance at 1st place). I have a great offense, but middling pitching, however somehow I'm 2nd in wins and also 1st in saves despite getting only 1 primary closer at the draft. One of my secondary closers at the draft (Pressly) actually has more saves than my primary closer (Iglesias). A rule this year is that instead of an innings requirement, you must have at least 50 starts or else you lose your ERA and WHIP pts and you must have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 6 active starters. I've been right on the bubble of this requirement all year so I've had to keep dogs like Teheran active. I made what could be a costly blunder by leaving Teheran active this week even tho I projected to get 50 starts w/o him. I meant to activate Quantrill instead, who actually had a spot start this week and was very good. Teheran has been taken out of the rotation but I'm afraid they'll use him in relief and he'll get bombed anyway. I can see Teheran dumping me from 2nd into 4th place, which still pays money but significantly less.

    #2) The top 4 places finish in the money and currently I'm 2.5 pts out of 4th in 6th place. I have a bunch of starters but I've already wrapped up K's and I'm in 2nd place in wins so I can afford to keep my lesser starters inactive, which might enable me to pick up a couple points in ERA and WHIP. What has sunk me lately is a horrendous performance by my offense. E.g., I'm 8-73 over the last 2 days. Whether my offense can get hot over these last few games probably will decide whether I finish in the money or not. I dont expect I'll make it. My stars in this league include Teoscar, who I got in the 15th round, Marco Gonzales (17th), Maeda (8th) and Lynn (7th). Also, Jonathan Hernandez, who I got in FAAB, has been great in relief despite having no saves. Altuve, who I got in the 2nd round, has been a real dog.
    #1) Well, this turned out to be a nail-biter but I survived the day and finished 2nd. Teheran did pitch yesterday and was terrible as usual but only pitched 1 inning and going into today I was still in 2nd by 3 pts. I was up by 4 pts w 2 MLB games still going. Then in the Twins game, Romo comes in w 1 out in the top of the 10th and proceeds to allow all 4 hitters faced to reach, giving 1 run and leaving the bases loaded. The next reliever (Alcala) issues a walk to force in another run. Now, after losing some pts in WHIP and ERA, I have only a half-pt lead. Then Alcala throws a wild pitch and the runner on 3rd tries to score but is called out on the tag. The replay seems to show that he was safe and the play call is challenged. I'm thinking "Oh no, I'm going to lose another ERA pt and get dumped into 3rd place". But the call is confirmed (why have replay if they're just going to get the call wrong anyway?). The hitter flies out to end the inning. I'm breathing easier, but the pitcher for the Reds in the bottom of the inning, Iglesias, is also my pitcher. He stands to get the win, which would give me another half pt, but if he gives up an earned run, I may lose another ERA pt, which would tie me for 2nd. He does give up a run on a hit but it's unearned and he retires the other 3 batters to get the win. I finish 2nd by 1.5 pts!! Oh yeah, and I made the threshold for # of starts w 2 to spare.

    #2) As I predicted I came up short for the money. I didnt improve my standings in ERA or WHIP because my better starters which I activated ptiched worse than the lesser starters I benched (does streaming ever work?). My offense did better but not well enough. I finished in 5th, out of the money by 2.5 pts.
    Last edited by rhd; 09-27-2020 at 07:46 PM.

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