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NCAA 14 Clemson Dynasty

2020.01.31 07:44 dilland1537 NCAA 14 Clemson Dynasty

Introduction:
I will be controlling head coach Dabo Swinney throughout the rest of his career at Clemson and will not be leaving. This will be a realistic dynasty so I will have my slider set that I use which is the best I have used. I cannot go after recruits unless they at least have some level of interest in Clemson. We will be starting in the year 2014 which would technically be 2020 so I simulated the first year and we actually ended up going 14-0 and beating an undefeated Alabama in the national championship. We will have a full end of year review for 2013. I did do the recruiting this year. I am using the updated rosters. Thank you, and I hope you all enjoy the documentation of my dynasty.
Table of Contents (How the year will go)
SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

End of 2013 Season Review
Clemson Player stats:
QB: Trevor Lawrence 3974yds 48tot td 7int
HB: Travis Etienne 160car 1212yds 15td 35rec 623yds 8td
HB: Lyn-J Dixon 234car 1269yds 17td (Etienne may have missed some games it looks like)
WR: Tee Higgins 71rec 1092yds 10td
WR: Justyn Ross 48rec 844yds 8td
WR: Diondre Overton 34rec 558yds 12td
LE: Justin Foste 12tfl 3.5sack
RE: Xaxier Thomas 14tfl 5.5sack
ROLB: Chad Smith 60tack
CB: A.J. Terrell 7int
SS: Isaiah Simmons 65tack 5int
(Will do every single player starting next year)

Power 5 Season Stat Leaders:
Passing YDS: Oregon SR QB Justin Herbert 4197
Passing TD: Clemson SO QB Trevor Lawrence 45
Rushing YDS: Kansas SO HB Pooka Williams 1847
Rushing TD: Wisconsin JR HB Jonathon Taylor 19
Rushing YPC: Clemson JR RB Travis Etienne 7.5
Receiving REC: Houston RS JR Marquez Stevenson 98
Receiving YDS: Houston RS JR Marquez Stevenson 1646
Receiving TD: Alabama SR WR Jerry Jeudy 15
Tackles: Rutgers RS JR LOLB Tyreek Madox Williams 107
TFL: NC State RS SR LE James Smith Williams 36
Sacks: NC State RS SR LE James Smith Williams 12.5
INT: Clemson JR CB A.J. Terrell 7
PD: Mich St JR CB Josiah Scott 19

Final Top 25:
1 Clemson 14-0
2 Alabama 13-1
3 LSU 12-1
4 Michigan 12-2
5 Georgia 10-3
6 UCF 10-3
7 Florida 10-3
8 Virginia 12-2
9 Florida State 11-2
10 Oregon 12-2
11 Cincinnati 12-2
12 Ohio State 10-3
13 Texas A&M 8-4
14 Notre Dame 10-3
15 Oklahoma 10-3
16 Washington 10-3
17 Arizona 10-4
18 Minnesota 11-3
19 FAU 11-3
20 Wake Forest 9-4
21 Iowa 9-4
22 Virginia Tech 9-4
23 Texas 9-4
24 Utah 9-4
25 Ohio 11-3

Awards:
Heisman: Clemson JR HB Travis Etienne
Maxwell: Houston SR QB D'eriq King
Walter Camp: Virginia SR QB Bryce Perkins
Bednarik: UTSA RS SR ROLB Andrew Martel
Nagurski: UTSA RS SR ROLB Andrew Martel
O'Brien: Clemson SO QB Trevor Lawrence
Walker: Kansas SO HB Pooka Williams
Biletnikoff: Alabama SR WR Jerry Jeudy
Mackey: LSU SR TE Stephen Sullivan
Outland: Clemson SR LG John Simpson
Rimington: Clemson SR C Sean Pollard
Lombardi: NC State RS SR LE James Smith Williams
Best LB: UTSA RS SR ROLB Andrew Martel
Thorpe: Clemson JR CB A.J. Terrell
Groza: Wake Forest SO K Nick Sciba
Guy: Virginia RS JR Nash Griffin
Best RET: Clemson SO CB/WR Derion Kendrick

1st Team All Americans:
QB: Clemson SO Trevor Lawrence (see stats in Clemson player stats)
HB: Alabama JR Najee Harris 1389yds 15td
HB: Clemson JR Travis Etienne (see stats in Clemson player stats)
WR: Alabama SR Jerry Jeudy 85rec 1253yds 15td
WR: Oregon SR Juwan Johnson 66rec 1407yds 13td
TE: LSU SR Stephen Sullivan 44rec 701yds 11td
LG: Oregon RS SR Shane Lemieux
LG: Clemson SR John Simpson
C: Clemson SR Sean Pollard
RT: Clemson SR Tremayne Anchrum
RT: Alabama JR Jedrick Willis
LE: NC State RS SR James Smith Williams 90tack 36tfl 12.5sack
RE: Minnesota SR Carter Coughlin 77tack 26tfl 8.5sack
DT: USCjr SR Javon Kinlaw 55tack 20tfl 6.5sack
DT: Minnesota SR Sam Renner 49tack 12tfl 4.5sack
LOLB: Cincinnati SR Perry Young 103tack 18tfl 4.5sack 3int 3ff
MLB: Fresno St RS SR Mykal Walker 96tack 11tfl 5int 1td
ROLB: UTSA RS SR Andrew Martel 137tack 16tfl 3sack 8int 2td 4ff
CB: Utah St SR D.J. Williams 6int 11pd
CB: Clemson Jr A.J. Terrell (see stats in Clemson player stats)
FS: Texas SR Brandon Jones 55tack 6int 1td 11pd
SS: Clemson RS JR Isaiah Simmons (see stats in Clemson player stats)

Important Bowl results:
National Championship: Clemson def Alabama 34-27
Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M def Texas 28-21
Orange Bowl: LSU def Virginia 38-24
Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma def Ohio State 38-14
Fiesta Bowl: UCF def Cincinnati 38-13
Rose Bowl: Michigan def Arizona 38-28
Capital One Bowl: Georgia def Minnesota 38-7
Chick Fil A Bowl: Florida St def USCjr

Surprising Seasons:
Michigan 12-2
Virginia 12-2
Cincinnati 12-2 10-0conf
FAU 11-3 9-0conf
UTEP 8-5
Minnesota 11-3
Ohio 11-3
Arizona 10-4

Surprising Disappointments:
USC 7-6
Penn St 7-6
Oklahoma St 4-8

OFF SEASON
Coaching Changes:

Clemson Coordinators:
OC: Tony Elliot left for HC Cal
NEW OC: OC at Arizona but contract expired Noel Mazzone B-
DC: Brent Venables left for HC Cincinnati
NEW DC: DC at San Diego St but contract expired Zach Arnett B-
Kind of really disappointing who we got for our new coordinators

Fired Head Coaches:
Boston College Steve Addazio
Georgia Tech George Collins
Indiana T. Allen
Purdue Jeff Brohm
Rutgers Chris As
TCU Garry Patterson
USF Charlie Strong
Southern Miss J. Hopson
Army J. Monkon
Buffalo L. Leipold
Colorado St M. Bobo
UNLV T. Sanchez
Cal J. Wilcox
Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt

Left For New Job Head Coaches:
Tulsa P. Montgomery
Cincinnati Luke Fickell
Utah St Gary Anderson
UTSA F. Wilson
FAU Lane Kiffin

Retired Head Coaches:
FIU B. Davis
Alabama Nick Saban!!!!!

New Head Coaches:
Georgia Tech: Frank Solich A
Boston College: Gary Anderson A
Rutgers: Rich Skrosky B+
Purdue: Sonny Dykes B+
Indiana: Lane Kiffin A-
TCU: Phillip Montgomery B+
USF: Rico Collins A
Cincinnati: Brent Venables A+
Tulsa: Frank Wilson B
UCONN: Steve Addazio C
SMU: Bill Bedenbaugh A
FAU: Mike Denbrock A+
FIU: Marcus Arroyo A+
Southern Miss: Mike Sanford A
UTEP: Bud Foster B+
UTSA: Geoff Collins C+
Army: Steve Sarkisian A+
Buffalo: Jay Bateman B-
Ohio: Steve Ensminger A+
Colorado State: Billy Gonzales A-
UNLV: Jeff Brohm C
Utah St: Dave Aranda A
Cal: Tony Elliot A+
Alabama: Pete Golding A+ (Was Alabama DC)
Tennessee: Luke Fickell A+

Players Leaving:
Clemson:
WR Diondre Overton Draft
WR Cornell Powell Grad
LG John Simpson Draft
C Sean Pollard Draft
RG Gage Cervenka Grad
RT Tremayne Anchrum Draft
ROLB Chad Smith Draft
FS K'Von Wallace Draft
SS Tanner Muse Draft
SS Denzel Johnson Grad
No players leaving is insane because that means we'll have Tee Higgins, Isaiah Simmons, and Travis Etienne all back for next year

Players Leaving Early:
Alabama JR QB Tua Tagovailoa
Texas A&M JR QB Kellen Mond
Miami JR RB Deejay Dallas
Syracuse RS JR RB Abdul Adams
Tennessee JR RB Ty Chandler
Alabama JR RB Brian Robinson Jr
Oklahoma JR RB Trey Sermon
Kentucky RS JR RB Asim Rose
Oklahoma State JR WR Tylan Wallace
Wake Forest RS SO Sage Surratt
Virginia Tech RS JR Damon Hazelton
Florida State RS SO Tamorrion Terry
Louisville RS JR Dez Fitzpatrick
Oregon State JR WR Isaiah Hodgins
Alabama JR WR Henry Ruggs
Memphis RS JR WR Damonte Coxie
Boston College RS JR WR Kobay White
Texas A&M JR WR Jhamon Ausbon
Wisconsin RS SO TE Jake Ferguson
Georgia JR LT Andrew Thomas
USC JR LT Austin Jackson
Notre Dame RS JR RG Tommy Kraemer
Iowa JR RT Tristan Wirfs
Oklahoma RS SO RT Adrian Ealy
Stanford RS SO CB Paulson Adebo
Ohio State JR CB Jeff Okudah
Michigan St JR CB Josiah Scott

Big Time Transfers:
Texas 76 FR QB Roschon Johnson to Houston
Penn State 76 FR QB Ta'Quan Roberson to Marshall
Alabama 78 FR RB Keilan Robinson to UConn
Texas A&M 77 FR WR Kam Brown to New Mexico
Alabama 79 FR WR John Metchie to West Virginia
USC 80 FR WR Drake London to San Jose State
Oklahoma 83 FR WR Jadon Haselwood to Georgia
Georgia 79 FR TE Brett Seither to Miami
Arkansas 78 FR TE Hudson Henry to Texas
Florida 79 FR RG Ethan White to Ole Miss
Auburn 79 FR RE Jaren Hand to Miss St
Alabama 83 FR DT D.J. Dale to Ole Miss
Ohio State 78 FR FS Ronnie Hickman to West Virginia

Clemson Draft Results:
RT Tremayne Anchrum 1st
LG John Simpson 2nd
FS K'Von Wallace 2nd
SS Tanner Muse 2nd
C Sean Pollard 2nd
WR Diondre Overton 2nd
ROLB Chad Smith 7th

Clemson Recruiting Class: (Numbers in front are their stars)
5 WR Eric Sullivan
5 CB/QB Corey Boyd
5 QB/DB/WR Todd Randall
5 DB Ben Miller
4 MLB Julius Moore
4 TE Robert Redd
4 DT Jason Stevenson
4 T Dan Stallings
4 WS Ty Robison
4 C Ben Marks
4 FS Julius Hicks
4 G Mark White
3 OLB Aaron Strickland
3 T Chad Boyd
3 CB Daniel Clemens
3 OLB Rhema Jackson
3 DE Gary Harvey
3 C Riley Landry

Top 25 Recruiting Classes
1 Oklahoma
2 Clemson
3 Alabama
4 Michigan
5 USC
6 Texas
7 Notre Dame
8 Georgia
9 Penn State
10 Nebraska
11 Florida
12 USCjr
13 Florida State
14 Washington
15 UNC
16 Army
17 Minnesota
18 Virginia
19 Ohio State
20 App State
21 Tennessee
22 Mich St
23 Ole Miss
24 Miami
25 Oregon State

Top 10 Prospects
1 Texas WR Andy Darby
2 USC WR Ernest Boyd
3 Tennessee ATH Justin Cooper
4 Colorado St RB Anton Nunez
5 Duke WR Will Wesley
6 Alabama QB Ray Bonds
7 Florida ATH Rickey Harrison
8 Ole Miss TE David Mcgee
9 Army ATH Karl Edwards
10 Oklahoma WR Nathan Davis

Position Changes:
Moved Isaiah Simmons from SS to LOLB
Moved Corey Boyd from ATH to CB
Moved Todd Randall from ATH to FS
Moved Ty Robison from ATH to WR
Moved Ben Miller from ATH to CB

Cut Players:
RS JR and son Will Swinney
RS SR WR T.J. Chase
RS JR TE Luke Price
FR LG Mark White
FR RE Gary Harvey
RS SR DT Xavier Kelly
FR CB Daniel Clemens
RS JR CB Leanthony Williams

OFFSEASON IS COMPLETE

Schedule Announcement
Week 1: VS FCS Southeast
Week 2: OPEN
Week 3: AT #13 Notre Dame
Week 4: OPEN
Week 5: VS UNC
Week 6: AT Georgia Tech
Week 7: AT Louisville
Week 8: AT PITT
Week 9: AT NC State
Week 10: VS #15 Wake Forest
Week 11: AT #12 Florida State
Week 12: VS Syracuse
Week 13: VS Boston College
Week 14: VS South Carolina

Players Redshirting
FR C Riley Landry
FR RT Chad Boyd
FR DT Jason Stevenson
FR ROLB Rhema Jackson
FR CB Ben Miller

Preseason Recruiting Board
Needs: RB, 2 WR, G, DE, OLB, 1-2 MLB, CB, SS, P
(Players are in order of want)
ATH:
5 A.J. McCarty
4 Darrell Hayward
5 Daniel Redd
5 Ray Taylor
4 Greg Simpson
5 Dennis Cobb
4 Matt Marquardt
4 JJ Dunn
5 Joseph Campbell
4 James Huffman
5 Bryan Flannagan
WR:
5 Lionel Jolly
5 Courtney Nelson
5 Stephen Houston

G:
4 Derek Howard
4 Raymond Walker

DE:
4 Cody Evans
4 Tyrone Brown
3 Jimmy Porter
3 Sam Terrell

OLB:
4 Jacob Banks
3 Jacob Vaughn

MLB:
3 Jeremy Browne
3 Chris Rodgers
3 Odell Mitchell

P:
Terrance Sanders

Depth Chart
QB: Trevor Lawrence, Chase Brice, Taisun Phommachanh
HB: Travis Etienne, Lyn-J Dixon, Darien Rencher, Chez Mellusi
WR: Tee Higgins, Justyn Ross, Amari Rodgers, Frank Ladson, Joe Ngata, Ty Robison
TE: Jaelyn Lay, Robert Redd, JC Chalk
LT: Jackson Carman, Jordan McFadden
LG: Matt Bockhorst, Hunter Rayburn
C: Cade Stewart, Ben Marks
RG Will Putnam, Chandler Reeves
RT: Blake Vinson, Dan Sttallings
LE: Justin Foster, Logan Rudolph, KJ Henry
RE: Xavier Thomas, Justin Mascoll, Esteban Reuben
DT: Nyles Pickney, Tyler Davis, Jordan Williams, Daniel Jefferies
LOLB: Isaiah Simmons, Lavonta Bentley, Aaron Strickland
MLB: James Skalski, Jake Venables, Kane Patterson, Julius Moore
ROLB: Baylon Spector, Bryton Constantin, Keith Maguire
CB: A.J. Terrell, Derion Kendrick, Mario Goodrich, Andrew Booth, Sheridan Jones
FS: Todd Randall, Julius Hicks, Joseph Charleston
SS: Nolan Turner, Mike Jones Jr, Jalyn Phillips
K: BT Potter
P: Will Spiers
KR: Derion Kendrick, Corey Boyd
PR: Derion Kendrick, Corey Boyd

Preseason Polls
1 Clemson
2 LSU
3 Alabama
4 Michigan
5 Georgia
6 Oregon
7 Florida
8 Ohio State
9 Oklahoma
10 Washington
11 Texas A&M
12 Florida State
13 Notre Dame
14 Minnesota
15 Wake Forest
16 Utah
17 UCF
18 Arizona
19 Virginia
20 Iowa
21 Texas
22 Auburn
23 Virginia Tech
24 Nebraska
25 Michigan State

Heisman Watch
1 Travis Etienne
2 Jonathon Taylor
3 Trevor Lawrence
4 Clyde Edwards Helaire
5 Najee Harris

2014 Week 1 Review
The first game of the new season is here as our Clemson Tigers will take on FCS Southeast as a tune up game for the season. This game will be used by Dabo and CO to let the new coordinators and players get comfortable with each other in a real game situation. We will also be able to see a few of the new true freshman. Some exciting news on the recruiting front as Clemson has picked up 2 early commitments already from 5 star athlete Ray Taylor and 4 star guard Derek Howard. Ray Taylor is a 5'9" 200 pound DB/WHB. He really is a play maker. He projects as either a slot WR or HB at Clemson though as FS is already very young. He kind of reminds of Amari Rodgers coming out of high school and really excited to see him play. Derek Howard is an absolute monster at 6'7" 285 at 18 years old and is one of the most dominate lineman in the country. He may project better at tackle though with his frame. The new season is upon and lets enjoy another season of Clemson football!

2014 week 1 Recap
The first game of the season was a successful one as the Clemson Tigers start 1-0 with a 63-6 victory over FCS SE. Trevor was very good going for 223yds 3td but did throw 1int. Travis Etienne was having a very rough day until he broke off two 75+ yard runs for TD's early in the 3rd qtr. Amari Rodgers had a nice day with 93yds and 2td, but the most surprising performance was TE Jaelyn Lay had 5rec 79yds and 1td. Tee Higgins added a 55 yard td. On defense Clemson and our new D coordinator gave up some yards but ended up forcing a fg or turnover. FCS SE did have 270 yards of offense and a lot of it did come against the starters, so that will be something to watch for when Clemson plays Notre Dame in 2 weeks. Isaiah Simmons had a huge day with 7tack 3tfl 1int and 1td. JR CB Derion Kendrick, and Soph CB Mario Goodrich also had an int. On a drive where FCS SE was driving, James Skalski layed a big hit on the FCS SE HB causing him to fumble and Xavier Thomas picked it up and ran it back 86 yards for a TD showing off that speed. Overall it was a great tune up for the season and after the bye week next week we take on Notre Dame on the road.

Impactful Injuries:
USC HB 91ovr Vavae Malepeai Broken Tailbone 7 weeks

Scores to Know:
UPSET #3 Alabama loses to West Virginia 37-10 (first game without Nick Saban)
#23 Virginia Tech beats #13 Notre Dame 29-22
#24 Virginia loses to UCLA 45-12

Stats to Know:
USC SR HB Stephen Carr 1krtd 1prtd
West Virginia FR CB Bryan Larsen ff int
Mississippi State RS SO ROLB Aaron Brule 10tack 5tfl 2sack 2ff fr
UL Monroe SR MLB 13tack 7tfl 3sack ff

2014 Week 2 Preview
With no game this week we will be going over more recruiting news. This week we had a huge week getting 3 new commitments. We got a 5 star ATH in Dennis Cobb. Cobb has blazing speed at 6'1" and projects to be a CB, but can play some HB if we need him too. His comparison for me would be former USC CB Adoree Jackson. They are both about the same size, have blazing speed, but are not the top tier cover guys you would normally see ranked so high. The 2nd commit is 5 star ATH Bryan Flanagan. Flanagan projects to be a WR here at Clemson but could also play some CB or S. At 6'0" 200lb he ran a 4.42 40 at the Nike combine. His comparison would be a former Clemson WR in Deon Cain. The 3rd commit was 4 star ATH Greg Simpson. Greg is undersized at 5'10" 172. He is pretty fast as he ran a 4.44 at the Nike combine. He is probably projected to play slot WR here at Clemson, but can also play some QB in an emergency. My comparison for him is former Clemson great Hunter Renfrow. Although he is a little faster than Renfrow, they both are undersized, good route runners, with good hands and can also play a little QB. If you didn't know Renfrow was going to play QB at a smaller school before walking on to Clemson.

2014 Week 2 Recap
No game this week (Next week at #21 Notre Dame)

Impactful Injuries:
Baylor HB 92ovr John Lovett Forearm Fracture 6 weeks
Florida DT 91ovr Kyree Campbell Strained Shoulder 3 weeks
Florida State C 88ovr Baveon Johnson Foot Fracture Out for Season
LSU WR 99ovr Ja'marr Chase Torn Shoulder Out for Season

Scores to Know:
#3 Michigan defeats #4 Georgia 38-35 OT
#16 UCF loses to Missouri 31-7

Stats to Know:
FIU SR CB Rishard Dames 2int
Boise State SR SS Kekaula Kaniho 2int
Alabama JR CB Patrick Surtain JR 2int

2014 Week 3 Preview
This week we take on Notre Dame at their place in what should be a fun game to watch. Notre Dame started the season with a loss to Virginia Tech so after 2 weeks of waiting they look to bounce back and take down now #2 Clemson after Michigan took the top spot with their win over Georgia. Kirk Herbstreit is taking Clemson in this game with a score of 48-31. Kirk thinks both defenses may have a down year and expects a shootout but fully expects Clemson to take home the W. Notre Dame will be without starting CB Houston Griffith in this game, and Clemson is fully healthy. Players to look out for on Notre Dame are their QB Ian Book, HB Jafar Armstrong, TE Cody Kmet, and one of the best safeties in the country in Alohi Gilman. Gilman is one of the fastest players in the country with great instincts and looks to be a future 1st rounder. In recruiting Clemson picked up another commit in J.J. Dunn. He is a 4 star WR who stats at a whopping 6'6" and weighs 225 pounds. He is actually pretty damn fast for his size as he ran a 4.48. He kind of reminds of Dorial Green Beckham who is one of the highest rated recruits of all time. Dunn and Green Beckham share the same size and athleticism out of high school, but it looks as if Dunn will not be as polished as Beckham straight out of high school. Lets hope JJ has a better career than Beckham of course though.

2014 Week 3 Recap

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2019.11.27 23:30 dilland1537 NCAA 14 Coach Dynasty

Introduction
New Head Coach Dillan DeSimone has taken the reigns of the head coach gig at South Alabama. Through this documentation of the dynasty we will be taking our journey as a head coach in CFB. I can switch schools if I like, but cannot become a coordinator. My main intentions are to stay at South Alabama forever, unless of course I get fired. I think getting fired is the only way you will ever see me switch schools. I will be playing this realistically, so that means no low lock cheese later in the year and picking up 5 star recruits with a 1 star program. Actually the only way I can 5 star to my board with a low lock percentage passed week 5 is if I am a 6 star school. Thanks, and I hope you all enjoy the documentation of this dynasty.

Background

Table of Contents (How the year will go)
SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

Schedule Announcement
Week 1: OPEN
Week 2: AT #7 Michigan
Week 3: VS FCS Southeast
Week 4: AT Miami
Week 5: OPEN
Week 6: AT Troy (Conference opener)
Week 7: VS App State
Week 8: VS UAB
Week 9: VS Texas State
Week 10: VS Arkansas State
Week 11: AT #3 Georgia
Week 12: Open
Week 13: At UL Monroe
Week 14: AT Georgia State
Week 15: AT Louisiana

Players Redshirting
Fr QB Tanner Mcgee
Fr HB Damean Bivens
Fr WR Devin Voisin
Fr WR Dajon Richard
Fr TE Brandon Crum
Fr LG John Gill
Fr RG Bryson Norris
Fr FS AJ Phillips
Fr SS Jaden Voisin
Fr SS Ryan Melton
Fr SS Brentt Cunningham

What I am Looking For
So before the first depth chart is announced here I will show you what I look for at each position and what my scheme is
On Offense I am using the Alabama playbook. I want to run the ball a lot, but of course if we have a good QB the playcalling will be subject to change.
On Defense I run a 4-3. I want to run a lot of just regular cover 2 man and cover 3. This defense relies on great CB's, rangy safeties and of course a great Dline. I will blitz probably around 40% of the time depending on the personnel.
QB: Above average at everything pretty much. Must have a good arm, good accuracy, and good feet
HB: Big Power guys that wear down a defense followed by a small speedy scat back
FB: Great Blocker
WR: 2 outside guys that can win with both size, speed, and route running with a slot WR that’s fast and runs great routes
TE: Vertical threat that’s at least not a liability as a blocker
OT: Balanced
OG: Power guys that bulldoze DL
OC: Power guy that can bulldoze DL
EDGE (LE/RE): 250 pound guys on the ends that can get to the QB
DT: Balanced guys that can stop the run, but can still get after the QB
OLB: Athletic and great in coverage
CB: Man to man guys that are tall and fast with a slot cb that’s fast, agile and good tackler
FS: Deep safety that can cover ground in a hurry
SS: Guy that can do it all. Zone, man on TE and RB’s and help in run support

Depth Chart
QB: Soph Cephus Johnson, Jr Tylan Morton, RS Fr Desmond Trotter
HB: RS Sr Tra Minter, RS Fr Carlos Davis, RS Fr Jared Wilson, Jr Terrion Avery
FB: Jr Nick Thompson, RS Jr Zac Crosby,
WR1: RS Jr Kawaan Baker, RS Soph Davyn Flenord
WR2: RS Soph Jalen Tolbert, RS Sr Tre'veon Hamilton
Slot WR: RS Soph Cade Sutherland, RS Fr Mo Edwards Jr
TE: RS Jr Khameron Taylor, RS Jr Zac Crosby, Jr Nick Thompson
LT: Jr Jacob Shoemaker, RS Soph Conner Estes
LG: RS Soph Hadon Merhcant, Sr Max Charite
C: RS Jr Brian Ankerson, RS Fr Tyler Jeringan
RG: RS Sr Roy Albritton, RS Soph Kent Foster
RT: RS Sr Troy Thingstad, RS Fr Wyatt Green
LE: RS Jr Jeremiah Littles, RS Sr Jeffery Whatley, RS Fr Jammall Hickbottom
RE: RS Sr Tyree Turner, RS Sr Rocel McWilliams, Fr Brock Higdon
DT: Sr Joron Beaton, Sr Sean Brown, RS Soph Gi'Narious Johnson, Fr Wy'Kevious Thomas
LOLB: Jr Patrick Rosette, RS Fr Kade Koler
MLB: RS Soph Nick Mobley, RS Soph Kelvin Johnson, RS Jr Roy Yancey
ROLB: Rs Jr Riley Cole, Sr Taji Stewart
CB1: Rs Sr Jalen Thompson, Sr Travis Reed
CB2: RS Soph Gus Nave, Fr Dallas Gamble
Slot CB: Jr Devin Rockette
FS: Sr DJ Daniels, Jr Tre Young
SS: RS Soph AJ Deshazor, RS Jr Sterrling Fisher
K: RS Soph Frankie Onate
P: Fr Jack Brooks
KR: Jr Devin Rockette, RS Fr Carlos Davis
PR: Same as above

Preseason Recruiting Board
In Bold will be NEEDS, Players are in no particular order
HB Paul Parker
FB Corey Newby, Joel Taylor
WR Jamie Robinson
TE Paul Rogers, Chad Smith, Joel Stanford
T George Wilson, Josh Smith
G Jeff Jackson
DE Kelly Ernst, Mike Morris, Melvin McCray, Brian Hall, Dan Ryan
DT Jordan Robinson, Jon Caldwell, Brett Alexander, Wesley Jacobs, Matt Fellows, Anthony James
OLB Joel Clark, Marvin Thomas, Nick Brown, Alex Matthews, Dominique Todd
MLB Jason Bowman
CB John Cain, Jamaal Williams, Marcus Fernandez, Leroy Palmer, Courtney Bain
ATH Jonathon Allen

2013 Week 1 Preview
With a bye week this week we will just be going over which recruits we are heavily going after early in the year.
FB Joel Taylor
TE Paul Rogers
TE Joel Stanford
T George Wilson
T Josh Smith
DE Kelly Ernst
DE Mike Morris
DT Jon Caldwell

2013 Week 1 League Recap
IMPACTFUL INJURIES:
Notre Dame RG 96ovr Tommy Kraemer broken hand 4 weeks
Ohio State RB 94ovr JK Dobbins broken hand 5 weeks

SCORES TO KNOW:
#3 Georgia beats #1 Clemson 40-32
#22 Syracuse beats #15 Penn State 38-31
UPSET #4 Oklahoma loses to UL Monroe 31-28
UPSET #9 Notre Dame loses to Temple 34-31 OT

STATS TO KNOW:
Easter Michigan FS Jalen Phelps 3int
Utah HB Zack Moss 34car 213 4td 3rec 63yds td
Virginia QB Bryce Perkins 404tot yds 5td
Iowa LE Chauncey Golsten 6tfl 2sacks 1int
USF RE Darius Slade 6tfl 3sacks 1ff
UNLV LE Nick Dehdashtian 5tfl 2sacks 1ff
Oregon State LE Jordan Whittley 8tfl 4sacks
Arkansas WR Jordan Jones 8rec 174yds 3td Wesley Jacobs Joel Clark

2013 Week 2 Preview
This week we have our first game as a head coach and it is against the #5 team in the country in Michigan. Now we are probably going to lose this game, but with our first game it will be good to see who is going to lead this team this year. Michigan has a good QB in Shea Patterson who will look to get the ball out to his great WR's in Donovan Peoples Jones, Nico Collins, and Tarik Black. They have a true fresman at RB who was the 45th best player in his class and is running behind one hell of an oline. They will be very tough to stop on offense. Michigan's dline is not the greatest and that fits into our strength on offense as hopefully star RB Tra Minter can have a big game for us. Michigan does have good LB's though so they will have to be good in the run game to stop us. It will almost impossible to pass with this Wolverine secondary with SS Josh Metellus and CB Lavert Hill back there. Prediction: Michigan 45-17. On the recruiting front we added DT Wesley Jacobs and OLB Joel Clark to the players that we are going after.

2013 Week 2 Recap
So I already typed this all out but I accidentally hit cancel so I will keep it short. had a HUGE upset win in Coach DeSimone's first game as he went on to beat #5 Michigan in the Big House. It seemed like we were more talented them at the line of scrimmage. Tra Minter was spectacular as many of his 130 yards were after contact. Despite losing the turnover battle 4-0 we dominated Michigan by putting up almost 300 more yards than them. This is a huge win and should help coach DeSimone jump start this program in recruiting and hope for a successful season. We will see if we are actually that good or if Michigan is severely overrated. In Recruiting we made our first offer to OT George Wilson who is a 3 star. We have scheduled our first 2 visits that will actually be next week vs FCS Southeast. The 2 visits are both OT George Wilson and OT Josh Smith as it looks like we are the only school the both are interested in and we want to get their recruitment's out of the way. We have stopped recruiting FB Joel Taylor as Wake Forest is hot on his trail and he is much more interested in them than us. We have another FB on our board that we are going after now in JUCO transfer Corey Newby.

Impactful Injuries:
NONE

Scores to Know:
#4 LSU beats #18 Notre Dame

Stats to Know:
Georgia CB Eric Stokes 3int
Vandy HB Ke'Shawn Vaughn 224 tot yds 3td
UTSA CB Cassius Grady 3int

2013 Week 3 Preview
Coming off the upset of the decade, Coach DeSimone and his crew take on FCS SE which should result in a blowout for USA if they are really on the come up. South Alabama is better in all areas and should be able to run wild with Tra Minter at least for a half. Prediction: USA 52-10. USA has 2 official visits this week from both OT targets.

2013 Week 3 Recap
In the 2nd game of the season the University of Southern Alabama wins again and improves to 2-0. USA beat FCS SE 72-7 in a game where the offense was electric along with kick returner Devin Rockette. Rockette returned a punt and a kickoff back in the game. The offense was clicking as it went for 510 total yards and 8-11 on third down along with 7-8 in the red zone all resulting in touchdowns. Sophmore QB Cephus Johnson was great as he finished with 233 yards and 3td's on the day. In the run game star RB Tra Minter continued what he started in the Michigan game running for 144 yards and added 3 more touchdowns. On Defense USA had a total of 6 sacks and 1int from Senior CB Travis Reed. In recruiting we have stopped going after DT Wesley Jacobs as our scouting department says Matt Fellows is a better fit in our system. We have scheduled 2 visits for DE Mike Morris and DT Jon Caldwell. Both will be coming in week 10 for the Arkansas state game.

Impactful Injuries:
None

Scores to Know:
#9 Texas A&M beats #2 Alabma 46-42
UPSET #4 LSU loses to Missouri 39-31
#15 Iowa beats #16 Iowa State 41-10
UPSET #1 Georgia loses to Ole Miss 17-10
#18 Penn State beats #13 UCF 14-10

Stats to Know:
Army QB Kelvin Hopkins 367 total yards 5td
Duke QB Quentin Harris 379 yards 4td
Houston QB D'eriq King 430 total yards 7td
Air Force CB Zane Lewis 3int
Arizona State HB A.J. Carter 160yds 3td
Arizona State MLB Case Hatch 7tak 2tfl 1sack 1ff 1int
Missouri CB Demarkus Acy 2int
Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond 400yds 5td

2013 Week 4 Preview
For the 3rd game of the season Southern Alabama will travel to Miami and look for their 2nd power 5 win in as many games. Miami is starting RS Freshman Jarren Williams at QB. In his first 3 games he has 700yards with 5td and 4int. If we can pressure him and force mistakes it would a big game changer. With the offense having the ability to stay on the field with the rushing attack we can tire out their talented defense. Miami has very fast playmakers at both HB and WR with Lorenzo Lingard and Jeff Thomas, along with Brevin Jordan being special at TE. If we dont pressure their QB it will be a tough offense to stop. Miami is not the strongest on the oline so hopefully we can get pressure with 4. Miami has very special LB's and CB's, so it will be very tough to throw the ball, or get past the 2nd level of the defense in the run game. Prediction: Miami 45-13

2013 Week 4 Recap
And Southern Alabama has done it again. South Alabama dominates The University of Miami. Although the score ended 28-21, USA dominated Miami all day long. The score was 21-3 at halftime as USA purely dominated Miami in all phases before Miami having a pick 6, and nice TD drive to make the game closer. USA QB had an okay day throwing the football going for 20-29 227yds 2td 3int. Miami had very good CB's and they made a few plays that Cephus Johnson forced. The story of the game for USA though was who else but Tra Minter. He had 117yds and 1td on 24 carries to go along with 4rec 47yds and another td. The defense dominated all day. Although there were no forced turnover or even sacks, the USA defense held Miami to like 2 first downs at halftime. RS Freshman Jerren Williams struggled throwing for 138 yards on 32att. Miami didn't run the ball as much as I thought they would totaling only 63 yards on only 15 carries. USA dominated once again in time of possession with 21:05 to Miami's 10:55. KR Devin Rockette tore his tricep during a return unfortunately and will be out for 7 weeks. In recruiting USA coach Dillan DeSimone offered a few recruits. JUCO FB Corey Newby, TE Joel Stanford, T George Wilson, and, T Josh Smith. USA set up 3 more visits with FB Corey Newby, DE Kelly Ernst, and OLB Joel Clark. They will all attend the Arkansas State game.

Impactful Injuries:
Arizona State MLB 90ovr Merlin Robertson dislocated elbow 5 weeks
Florida State MLB 89ovr Jaiden Lars-Woodbey dislocated hip out for season

Scores to Know:
#11 LSU beats #10 Auburn 45-24
Arizona beats #20 Stanford 38-17
#12 Michigan State beats #23 Notre Dame 20-10

Stats to Know:
Florida State DE Marvin Wilson 12tkl 6tfl 2sacks 1ff
SMU CB Kevin Johnson 1ff 2int
Air Force FB Taven Birdow 220yds 4tot td
Arizona QB Khalil Tate 273yds passing 140yds rushing 3tot td

2013 Week 5 Preview
With a bye week this week we will be going over updates in recruiting such as our board, top committed recruits, update the AP top 10, and show the top 5 in the Heisman race. Big lead for 3star TE Joel Stanford, Big lead for 3star T George Wilson, Big lead for 3 star T Josh Smith, Very close 2nd behind Colorado State for 3star DE Kelly Ernst, Far second behind Akron for 3star DE Mike Morris, Big lead for 3star DT Matt Fellows, In 2nd place behing UAB for 3star DT Jon Caldwell, Slightly in 1st place for 3star DT Anthony James, Slightly behind UCF for 3star OLB Joel Clark, 3rd place behind UCF and Texas State for 3star OLB Marvin Thomas. We have set up 2 visits this week. OLB Marvin Thomas will be visiting for the Arkansas State game, and TE Joel Stanford will be visiting for the Appalachian State game in week 7. Some of the top committed recruits so far are 5star ATH Joh Newby (not related to Carlos Newby) is going to Alabama, 5star CB Darrin Burley is going to Notre Dame, and 5star ATH Shawn Jones is staying home at TCU. The top ten in order from 1-10 goes: Florida, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon, Clemson, Alabama, Washington, LSU, and Utah. The top 5 in order from 1-5 for the Heisman goes Utah RB Zach Moss, Oregon HB CJ Verdell, Ohio St RB Demario McCall, Houston QB D'eriq King, and Georgia HB Deandre Swift.

2013 Week 5 Recap
No Game this week. (Next week at Troy)

Impactful Injuries:
Washington WR Aaron Fuller Broken Collarbone Out for Season

Scores to Know:
UPSET #8 Washington loses to #25 Arizona 43-21
UPSET #9 LSU loses to Tennessee 33-30 OT
UPSET #7 Alabama loses to Ole Miss 38-31
#16 Oklahoma loses to Notre Dame 41-38 OT

Stats to Know
Houston QB D'eriq King 580tot yds 4tot td
NC State DE James Smith Williams 8tfl 4sacks
Virginia QB Bryce Perkins 420tot yds 5td
LA Tech MLB Collin Scott 11tack 6tfl 2sacks 1ff 1fr
Missouri DE Jatorian Hansford 7tfl 3sacks
Miss St WR Osirus Mitchell 15rec 223yds 4td

2013 Week 6 Preview
It is week 6 of the 2013 season as USA is about to play their 4th game of the year and 1st conference game with new head coach Dillan DeSimone who in 3 games already has 2 of the biggest wins in school history. This week 3-0 USA will take on 1-3 Troy at their house as Kirk Herbstreit has picked USA in this game. Looking at Troy they have a good Senior QB in Kaleb Barker who has 900yds 10td and only 3int. He is obviously not the reason why they are losing games. They also have a very good senior RB in BJ Smith who has 284yds with a 4.9avg and 2td. Their weakness on offense is definitely at WR as they are very slow outside of their #1 guy in Tray Eafford. They do have a strong oline with a good QB and HB duo so you cannot take their offense lightly. On the other hand their defense is atrocious. Cephus Johnson and Tra Minter and company should put up a lot of points this week because outside of a couple okay players their defense basically sucks. Their defense ranks 107th nationally in ypg allowed and their pass defense is ranked 118th nationally. Somehow Troy has gotten 2 very good recruits on campus there from 5star #1FS Michael Parker, and 4star ATH Kasey Woods. These numbers although may be slightly altered though since they have faced two 4-1 power 5 teams and a 3-1 UAB team who they lost to by 1. Prediction: USA 58-17

2013 Week 6 Recap
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2019.07.23 00:16 patrioticprolapser Hey Skoldiers, what's your ultimate Vikings starting lineup?

I'll start with mine: Offense
QB: Fran Tarkenton
RB:AD
FB: Chuck Foreman
WR1: Randy Moss
WR2: Cris Carter
Slot: Adam Thielen
TE: Rudy
LT: Ron Yary
LG: Mick Tinglehoff
C: Matt Birk
RG: Hutch
RT: Korey Stringer
Defense
RE: Jared Allen
NT: Pat Williams
3T: Kevin Williams
LE: John Randle
ROLB: Chad Greenway
MLB: Scott Studwell
LOLB: Matt Blair
CB1: Antoine Winfield
CB2: Bobby Bryant
Nickel: Xavier Rhodes
FS: Harry
SS: Joey Browner
Special teams
K: Fred Cox
P: Kluwe
PR: Marcus Sherels
KR: Patterson
Coaching
HC: Bud Grant
DC: Tomlin
OC: Shurmur
Post yours below boys.
EDIT: One thing to note: its become clear that the Vikings have a very imposing history of defense.
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2019.03.13 02:38 bathrobeDFS bathrobeDFS - MLB Team-By-Team Preview: Part 13 of 30: Colorado Rockies

Hey, everyone! bathrobeDFS back with another piece of my MLB preview. I’m gonna look at how the team did last year, any major roster moves, how they are projected to do/look this year, and then a final analysis of their rotation and hitters from a DFS perspective. I will do 30 of these (one for every team) and then, close to opening day, a final update to talk about any major changes between the preview and then (such as signings, injuries, breakouts, breakdowns, etc..) Well there’s a lot to do, let’s get going!
2018 Results
Record - 91-72 - 2nd in the NL West - WILD CARD
Runs Scored - 780 - 2nd in the NL
Earned Runs Against - 699 - 12th in the NL
RosteTeam Changes
No Longer On The Team
New Additions
2019 Projections
Vegas Odds
To Win World Series - 40/1
To Win NL Pennant - 18/1
PECOTA
Record - 85-77 - 2nd in the NL West
Runs Scored - 757 - T1 in the NL
Runs Allowed - 721 - 10th in the NL
Team Batting Average - .264 - 1st in the NL
Team OBP - .325 - 5th in the NL
Team SLG - .450 - 1st in the NL
FRAA (Defensive Metric) - 2.6 - 8th in the NL - 14th in the MLB
Fangraphs
Record - 81-81 - 2nd in the NL West
Runs Scored - 787.3 - 1st in the NL
Runs Allowed - 784.1 - LAST in the NL
Davenport
Record - 82-80 - 2nd in the NL West
Runs Scored - 785 - 1st in the NL
Runs Allowed - 779 - LAST in the NL
Projected Lineup
  1. Charlie Blackmon, RF (L)
  2. Nolan Arenado, 3B (R)
  3. Daniel Murphy, 1B (L)
  4. Trevor Story, SS (R)
  5. David Dahl, LF (L)
  6. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  7. Ryan McMahon, 2B (L)
  8. Chris Iannetta, C (R)
Projected Rotation
  1. German Marquez, RHP
  2. Kyle Freeland, LHP
  3. Jon Gray, RHP
  4. Tyler Anderson, LHP
  5. Antonio Senzatela, RHP
Bullpen and Bench
Analysis
This is a team we are going to see a LOT of this season, whether we like it or not. Every time there is a game in Coors Field, both teams see their ownerships skyrocket so welcome to what should be the most consistently chalky offensive team in the MLB. And they will deserve it. The first 6 batters are incredible and, when in Coors Field, the others can be used at their relatively cheap prices. The pitching staff is more of a question but, given their talent and recent success, there’s plenty to be optimistic of.
The Rotation
First up is German Marquez, a starter we can actually use. People sleep on every Rockies pitcher, and understandably so. The park hurts pitchers tremendously. But, regardless, Marquez has shown in his career that it doesn’t stop him. Last year, he had a 3.77 ERA and an amazing 3.40 FIP. Sure his WHIP was 1.204 but, for a 23 year old kid in his 2nd full season, pitching in Denver, I think that’s fine. Especially when he can balance that out with a K/9 of 10.6. He was dominant against RHB all season, so, if you are going to attack him, even in Coors Field, I would definitely prioritize Lefties. For this section, I also want to point out that German is someone that is light’s out away from home, but you can really attack him when he’s in Denver.
Soon-to-be 26 year old Kyle Freeland will take the mound 2nd for the Rockies. He had a spectacular 2.85 ERA last season with a still-fantastic 3.67 FIP. His WHIP was high at 1.245, but he gave up very few XBH - most of the time someone reached base against him it was with singles. And his BABIP was low, at .288. With his K/9 of 7.7, this paints a picture of Freeland as someone who pitches to contact, and does it well. He isn’t going to give up a ton of big knocks, and he isn’t going to get a ton of strikeouts- meaning he isn’t someone we are going to target on either side of the game, barring matchup. That being said, if you DO want to take batters against him, make sure they are RHB, as Freeland is a normal splits pitcher. Freeland is also someone who pitches about the same at home or on the road.
Former top prospect Jon Gray is 3rd up for the Rocks. He is coming off a year where he led the NL, giving up 98 ER. That’s not a category you want to lead the league in. His ERA cause of it was 5.12, though his FIP was more than a full run lower, at 4.08. His WHIP was abnormally high, on an inflated H/9 rate, and his H9 was also far, far above his career average. The most shocking thing about Gray, though, is his lack of splits. While LHB hit for more power against him, the difference in BA between the 2 was only .007. That means that both sides of the plate have a shot against Gray, though you DO want to prioritize power hitting lefties since they have the most success. He is also someone who gives up the same stats at home or on the road- at home, his BAA was .269 with an OPA of .778. On the road it was .263 and .768. So you can play Gray in good matchups, wherever he is, and avoid him in bad matchups, wherever he is.
Old man on the staff, 29 year old Tyler Anderson, will take the mound 4th for the Rockies this season. Anderson led the league last year in most HR allowed, at 30. So make sure you prioritize power hitters whenever Anderson is on the mound. He is an extreme fly ball pitcher (he gives up 59 ground balls for every 100 fly balls) who gives up a HR on over 10% of fly balls. And he pitches for the Rockies. These are bad things for him, and good for us. It should be noted he is a reverse splits pitcher, so, when inevitably stacking against him, make sure you are prioritizing LHB. Also, as bad as he was at home, he was just as bad on the road. So don’t think we can only target Anderson when he’s at Coors!
Last up for the Rockies is 24 year old Antonio Senzatela. He’s had 2 seasons so far in the bigs, and has been relatively consistent, although he has split his time in the rotation and the bullpen both years. He is gonna have a FIP over 4, a WHIP over 1.3, and not nearly enough Ks to want to play him, basically, ever. He also seems to have reverse splits - although he gives up a similar BA to both, his OPS to RHB is .813 vs .696 to LHB. He was also someone who got destroyed at Home and did very well away, so we can also use that to our advantage, being able to start him in positive situations - he gave up a .316 BA with an OPS of .907 at home, and a .220 BA with an OPS of .628 on the road. Pretty stark contrast.
The Hitters
Leading off for the Rockies is Charlie Blackmon. After a career year in 2017, where he his .331 with 35 doubles, 14 triples, 37 HR, 14 SB, 137 R, and 104 RBI with an OPS of 1.000. Hello, Colorado. Last year he fell back to normal, but even that is insane, especially for a leadoff hitter. He still led the NL with 119 runs, while hitting .291 with an OPS of .860. He had a more normal (for him) 31 doubles, 7 triples, 29 HR, and 70 RBI from the leadoff spot. I would say 2017 is his ceiling and, if he stays healthy, 2018 is pretty much what I would expect out of him this year. He’s going to be one of the most expensive players every day, and, for the most part, he can pay it off. He doesn’t really show any splits, though he hits RHB with slightly more power. He also only hit .249 away from home with an OPS of .768, while hitting .334 with an OPS of .957 at Coors.
Batting second is perennial MVP candidate Nolan Arenado. In the last 4 seasons, Arenado has finished 8th, 5th, 4th and 3rd in MVP voting. And he has deserved all the accolades he has gotten. He will hit you .300+ with an OPS of around .930+, 40 or so HR, 110 RBI, 110 Runs, 40 2B. He also got a career high in BB last season, so he may be developing a better eye at the plate, especially since he is only 27 (he will turn 28 in April), and has time to get even better. While he is totally fine against Righties and on the road, he really shines both against LHP and at home. Against LHP he hit .368 with an OPS of 1.199. At Home, he hit .347 with an OPS of 1.105. So, basically, if Nolan is at home against a Lefty, play him no matter what. Period.
Next up for the Rockies is newly signed 2B Daniel Murphy, one of the best pure hitters in baseball. After a couple of MVP quality years, Murphy either had an off year last year, or sank back to normal. He only hit .300 with an OPS of .790. He had limited AB from injuries, which I have to assume is why he lost some power and counting stats. If he can stay healthy, with his new uppercut swing, in DENVER, we can see him get back to a .320 BA and an OPS well over .900. While he had been doing better in this regard in earlier seasons, last year he had noticeable splits, hitting .319 with an OPS of .864 against RHP and only .238/.563 against LHP
Cleaning up for Colorado is power hitting SS Trevor Story, fresh off a year where he was top 10 in MVP voting while playing next to Arenado. He hit 37 HR with 42 2B, 108 RBI, and 27 SB. He is one of the most valuable DFS assets in the game, especially considering the position he plays. He hit .291 with an OPS of .914 last season, boosted by his .326 BA and .1.069 OPS against LHP, and a .306 BA and 1.043 OPS at home. There’s not much else to say. He will be the most expensive SS most of the time because he deserves to be. And if he’s home against a LHP, like with Nolan, you lock him in.
Twenty-Five year old David Dahl will bat fifth. In his age 24 season, he got 249 AB where he hit 16 HR, with a BA of .273 and an OPS of .859. His HFB was 15.7%, so I would expect that ratio to go down a bit, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets you 30 HR this year with 10 or so SB and a bunch of XBH. He also displayed regular splits, hitting .286 with an OPS of .914 against RHP and only .234 with an OPS of .695 against LHP. He also hit .326 with an OPS of 1.051 at Coors Field, but only .200 with an OPS of .597 on the road.
Ian Desmond, who will spend a lot of time in CF this season, bats sixth. He played almost every game last year and, frankly, did not do that well, especially considering he plays in Colorado. He hit only .236 with an OPS of only .729, despite hitting 22 HR. That’s cause he only had 21 doubles and doesn’t walk that much. I would expect much of the same from him this year - someone who we can use, in the right situations, but who will go overowned for his ability the rest of the time. He hit .280 with an OPS of .840 against LHP, so make sure to focus on those matchups. He also, somehow, hit more HR on the road, with a higher SLG and OPS on the road than at home.
The Rockies lineup then drops off pretty quickly to light hitting 2B Ryan McMahon. If he gets all the AB in a full season, he may hit you 10 HR with 15 doubles. That’s about it. Seriously. He’s gonna hit you around .230 with an OPS under .700. And that is someone who played his home games in Colorado. While it was a very, very limited sample size (31 AB), he hit .323 with an OPS of .996 against LHP. So, if that is right, he is one of the most extreme reverse splits hitters I’ve ever seen. I trust that will correct itself the more AB he gets as the year progresses. If not, we found a goldmine.
Last up will be 36 year old Chris Iannetta, who will be tasked with a majority of catching duties this season. Again, he is not someone we are going to target, though he is often someone we will stick in stacks as the last batter because he’s often one of the cheapest plays on this team. He will hit you .220 with an OPS just above .700. He’ll clear double digits in HR and 2B but that’s about it. He doesn’t have any real splits, but, he does hit at home like an all-star so, if and when you do go with Iannetta, play him at home.
Conclusion
So, there you have it. I think the Rockies have the pitching to surprise a lot of people, and an offense to make even the best pitchers cry. Get used to everyone on this team, because they will be one of the most frequently used stacks of batters we are going to see, 81 days of the season.
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2019.03.08 23:33 RedsModerator POST GAME THREAD: Reds @ Royals - Fri Mar 08 @ 03:05PM EST

Reds @ Royals Game Info Links
First Pitch: 03:05 PM EST @ Surprise Stadium Gameday
Weather: Cloudy, 66 F, Wind 16 mph, Varies Strikezone Map
TV: Game Graph
Radio: Reds: WSAI // Royals: MLB.com Notes: Reds, Royals
Reds Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG Royals Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG
Winker LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .211/.211/.579 Hamilton CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .273/.333/.409
Friedl LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333/.429/.333 Starling CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400/.520/.800
Dietrich DH 2 1 0 0 0 1 .300/.348/.700 Arteaga 2B 2 0 2 1 0 0 .500/.474/.500
Wren DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077/.071/.077 Burt 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333/.333/.333
Peraza SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 .444/.474/.722 Gordon, A LF 3 1 1 2 0 0 .333/.440/.429
Colón, C 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .353/.476/.588 Mejia, E LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .444/.500/.833
Suárez, E 3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 .250/.429/.313 O'Hearn 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .304/.429/.348
Joe 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263/.333/.421 Pratto 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000
Schebler CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .308/.524/.615 Dozier, H 3B 2 1 1 1 0 1 .231/.310/.462
Williams, M CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .059/.111/.118 Rivera, E 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333/.333/.333
Barnhart C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .077/.250/.154 Goodwin RF 2 1 0 0 0 1 .059/.150/.059
Stephenson, T C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286/.455/.286 Bonifacio, J RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227/.320/.455
Ervin RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 .381/.500/.905 Lopez, N SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 .310/.355/.345
Patterson RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .053/.053/.105 Featherston SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000
Farmer 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .474/.476/.947 Lee DH 3 1 3 2 0 0 .800/.857/1.000
O'Grady 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308/.471/.692 Viloria C 3 1 1 0 0 0 .400/.474/.600
Trahan SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 .158/.200/.158 Melendez C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125/.222/.500
Rodriguez, A SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250/.333/.250
Reds Royals
2B: Suárez, E (1, Kennedy); Farmer (4, Ellis); Ervin (2, Kennedy). HR: Peraza (1, 1st inning off Kennedy, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Ervin 2; Farmer 2; Peraza 4; Schebler; Suárez, E 3; Colón, C. RBI: Peraza 2 (3); Trahan (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barnhart 2; Winker; Wren. Team RISP: 0-for-11. Team LOB: 6. 2B: Gordon, A (2, Gutierrez, V); Lee (1, Gutierrez, V); Hamilton (3, Gutierrez, V). TB: Dozier, H; Gordon, A 2; Hamilton 3; O'Hearn 2; Viloria; Arteaga 2; Lopez, N; Lee 4. RBI: Dozier, H (3); Gordon, A 2 (5); Hamilton (2); Arteaga (3); Lee 2 (2). 2-out RBI: Lee 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Viloria. SAC: Goodwin; Arteaga. GIDP: Goodwin; Gordon, A; Lopez, N; Rivera, E. Team RISP: 7-for-11. Team LOB: 5.
Reds IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA Royals IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Gutierrez, V 1.2 8 5 5 0 1 14-14 7.94 Kennedy 4.0 5 3 3 0 5 31-27 4.50
Varner 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 0.00 Diekman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 6.00
Iglesias, R 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 10-9 9.00 Peralta, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 0.00
Hughes, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3-3 5.40 Ellis 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 8-8 13.50
Bass 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 6-5 0.00 Newberry 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 1.80
Krol 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 1.50
Mella 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 14.73
Sims 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 6-5 9.00
Linescore 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Reds 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2 6
Royals 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 13 1 5
Inning Scoring Play Description Score
Top 1 Jose Peraza homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. Derek Dietrich scores. 2-0 CIN
Bottom 1 Alex Gordon doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Phillip Ervin. Billy Hamilton scores. 2-1 CIN
Hunter Dozier singles on a ground ball to right fielder Phillip Ervin. Alex Gordon scores. Ryan O'Hearn to 3rd. 2-2
Bottom 2 Billy Hamilton singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Scott Schebler. Khalil Lee scores. Meibrys Viloria to 2nd. 3-2 KC
Humberto Arteaga singles on a ground ball to center fielder Scott Schebler, deflected by shortstop Jose Peraza. Meibrys Viloria scores. Billy Hamilton to 3rd. 4-2 KC
Alex Gordon grounds into a force out, fielded by shortstop Jose Peraza. Billy Hamilton scores. Humberto Arteaga out at 2nd. Alex Gordon to 1st. 5-2 KC
Bottom 3 Meibrys Viloria flies out to left fielder Jesse Winker. 6-2 KC
Top 4 Blake Trahan grounds out, second baseman Humberto Arteaga to first baseman Ryan O'Hearn. Phillip Ervin scores. 6-3 KC
Bottom 5 Khalil Lee singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Phillip Ervin. Hunter Dozier scores. Brian Goodwin scores. 8-3 KC

Final: 8-3 Royals

Decisions
CIN Losing pitcher data not available
KC Winning pitcher data not available
Next Game: Saturday, March 09, 08:40 PM EST @ Padres (Spring Training)
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2019.03.08 20:12 RedsModerator GAME THREAD: Reds (4-7) @ Royals (7-5) - Fri Mar 08 @ 03:05PM EST

Reds @ Royals Game Info Links
First Pitch: 03:05 PM EST @ Surprise Stadium Gameday
Weather: Cloudy, 66 F, Wind 16 mph, Varies Strikezone Map
TV: Game Graph
Radio: Reds: WSAI // Royals: MLB.com Notes: Reds, Royals
Reds Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG Royals Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG
Winker LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .211/.211/.579 Hamilton CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .273/.333/.409
Friedl LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333/.429/.333 Starling CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400/.520/.800
Dietrich DH 2 1 0 0 0 1 .300/.348/.700 Arteaga 2B 2 0 2 1 0 0 .500/.474/.500
Wren DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077/.071/.077 Burt 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333/.333/.333
Peraza SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 .444/.474/.722 Gordon, A LF 3 1 1 2 0 0 .333/.440/.429
Colón, C 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .353/.476/.588 Mejia, E LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .444/.500/.833
Suárez, E 3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 .250/.429/.313 O'Hearn 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .304/.429/.348
Joe 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263/.333/.421 Pratto 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000
Schebler CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .308/.524/.615 Dozier, H 3B 2 1 1 1 0 1 .231/.310/.462
Williams, M CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .059/.111/.118 Rivera, E 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333/.333/.333
Barnhart C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .077/.250/.154 Goodwin RF 2 1 0 0 0 1 .059/.150/.059
Stephenson, T C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286/.455/.286 Bonifacio, J RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227/.320/.455
Ervin RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 .381/.500/.905 Lopez, N SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 .310/.355/.345
Patterson RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .053/.053/.105 Featherston SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000
Farmer 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .474/.476/.947 Lee DH 3 1 3 2 0 0 .800/.857/1.000
O'Grady 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308/.471/.692 Viloria C 3 1 1 0 0 0 .400/.474/.600
Trahan SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 .158/.200/.158 Melendez C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125/.222/.500
Rodriguez, A SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250/.333/.250
Reds IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA Royals IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Gutierrez, V 1.2 8 5 5 0 1 14-14 7.94 Kennedy 4.0 5 3 3 0 5 31-27 4.50
Varner 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 0.00 Diekman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 6.00
Iglesias, R 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 10-9 9.00 Peralta, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 0.00
Hughes, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3-3 5.40 Ellis 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 8-8 13.50
Bass 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 6-5 0.00 Newberry 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 1.80
Krol 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 1.50
Mella 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 14.73
Sims 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 6-5 9.00
Linescore 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Reds 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2 6
Royals 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 13 1 5
Inning Scoring Play Description Score
Top 1 Jose Peraza homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. Derek Dietrich scores. 2-0 CIN
Bottom 1 Alex Gordon doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Phillip Ervin. Billy Hamilton scores. 2-1 CIN
Hunter Dozier singles on a ground ball to right fielder Phillip Ervin. Alex Gordon scores. Ryan O'Hearn to 3rd. 2-2
Bottom 2 Billy Hamilton singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Scott Schebler. Khalil Lee scores. Meibrys Viloria to 2nd. 3-2 KC
Humberto Arteaga singles on a ground ball to center fielder Scott Schebler, deflected by shortstop Jose Peraza. Meibrys Viloria scores. Billy Hamilton to 3rd. 4-2 KC
Alex Gordon grounds into a force out, fielded by shortstop Jose Peraza. Billy Hamilton scores. Humberto Arteaga out at 2nd. Alex Gordon to 1st. 5-2 KC
Bottom 3 Meibrys Viloria flies out to left fielder Jesse Winker. 6-2 KC
Top 4 Blake Trahan grounds out, second baseman Humberto Arteaga to first baseman Ryan O'Hearn. Phillip Ervin scores. 6-3 KC
Bottom 5 Khalil Lee singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Phillip Ervin. Hunter Dozier scores. Brian Goodwin scores. 8-3 KC

Final: 8-3 Royals

Decisions
CIN Losing pitcher data not available
KC Winning pitcher data not available
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2019.03.07 22:19 bathrobeDFS bathrobeDFS - MLB Team-By-Team Preview: Part 8 of 30: Cincinnati Reds

Hey, everyone! bathrobeDFS back with another piece of my MLB preview. I’m gonna look at how the team did last year, any major roster moves, how they are projected to do/look this year, and then a final analysis of their rotation and hitters from a DFS perspective. I will do 30 of these (one for every team) and then, close to opening day, a final update to talk about any major changes between the preview and then (such as signings, injuries, breakouts, breakdowns, etc..) Well there’s a lot to do, let’s get going!
2018 Results
Record - 67-95 - Last in the NL Central
Runs Scored - 696 - 8th in the NL
Earned Runs Against - 741 - 14th in the NL
RosteTeam Changes
No Longer On The Team
New Additions
2019 Projections
Vegas Odds
To Win World Series - 75/1
To Win NL Pennant - 30/1
PECOTA
Record - 81-81 - 3rd in the Central -
Runs Scored - 752 - 4th in the NL
Runs Allowed - 755 - LAST in the NL
Team Batting Average - .259 - 2nd in the NL
Team OBP - .331 - FIRST in the NL
Team SLG - .425 - 2nd in the NL
FRAA (Defensive Metric) - -15.7 - 14th in the NL - 25th in the MLB
Fangraphs
Record - 81-81 - 4th in the NL Central
Runs Scored - 742 - 7th in the NL
Runs Allowed - 742 - 13th in the NL
Davenport
Record - 84-78 - T2 in the NL Central
Runs Scored - 757 - T2 in the NL
Runs Allowed - 729 - 11th in the NL
Projected Lineup
  1. Jesse Winker, LF (L)
  2. Jose Peraza, SS, (R)
  3. Joey Votto, 1B (L)
  4. Eugenio Suarez, 3B (R)
  5. Scooter Gennett, 2B (L)
  6. Yasiel Puig, RF (R)
  7. Scott Schebler, CF (L)
  8. Tucker Barnhart, C (S)
Projected Rotation
  1. Sonny Gray, RHP
  2. Alex Wood, LHP
  3. Luis Castillo, RHP
  4. Tanner Roark, RHP
  5. Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
Bullpen and Bench
Analysis
Another team with a fantastic offense but a sketchy pitching staff, the Reds are, like the Brewers, going to try to outscore however much production the pitching staff gives up every day. They can do it with hits, walks, and with power though, meaning they are going to be a lot more annoying for opposing pitchers. The only question, and it is a HUGE one, is how does the pitching staff hold up. Success would mean a shocking season for the Reds.
The Rotation
Hearing that Sonny Gray is your #1 pitcher has got to be troublesome to say the least. When he was 25 years old, all the way back in 2015, he was 3rd in voting for the Cy Young in the AL. He was a monster that year. And then everything fell apart. He briefly rebounded in 2017, before going to the Yankees and crashing again. While I will point out that he is going from the AL East to the NL Central, which is a much easier division, it’s not one that should be written off. The offenses he will be facing will still be really tough, and he will still have to face the other tough offenses in the NL (as well as the 2 worst pitcher parks in the game in Denver and Arizona). Then again, Pitchers batting, although sometimes though pitchers are Syndergaard and MadBum. Anyway, at this point I’m stalling because, really, it’s impossible to determine exactly how he’s going to do. All I can do is tell you that, from what I saw last season, he was just not good. He would have the occasional decent start but, for the most part, even in the games in which he started promisingly, he flamed out massively. He had a 1.496 WHIP. Even if that’s boosted by the league, that’s still horrible. The fact his FIP was 4.17 compared to a 4.90 ERA is promising, but the 9.5 H/9 and the 3.9 BB/9 are horrible. Again, the 8.5 K/9 is promising though. Another positive is he is a ground ball pitcher, so he isn’t going to give up a lot of HR, he’s just gonna give up a bunch of line drives and walk a bunch of dudes. I will also add that his BABIP against last season was .327, which is significantly higher than his career average. As a ground ball pitcher, this is hugely significant. A move back to the mean for him would be a massive upgrade as well. Given the quality of this defense, though, I’m not going to hold my breath in that regard. So, in conclusion, who the hell knows. It looks bad. He looked bad. But, as a 29 year old kid, he still has all the promise in the world. I will absolutely have no interest in playing him, and all the interest in stacking against him, until he proves otherwise. It should also be noted he is much worse against righties, so they should be prioritized when stacking against him. Yay reverse splits.
Second in the Cincy rotation is really underrated Alex Wood. He very well could be the ace by the end of the year. He is a consistent lefty, who gets enough strikeouts to limit the damage he gives up with his hits and walks. And even that isn’t that big a problem- his WHIP last season was 1.207, up from his career high of 1.057 in 2017. His ERA was 3.68 and his FIP was even lower, at 3.53, which is awesome. It should also be noted that last season he gave up a .264 BA to lefties and only .240 to righties, but gave up a .692 OPS to RHB and a .590 to LHB. All those numbers are great, but it shows that RHB can be expected to get some points against him, but LHB will have to get some hits. And those hits will not be HRs. In his career, his BA splits are about the same, but, again, his OPS to RHB is much higher.
Luis Castillo is next for Cincy and, if last season was any indication, the 26 year old is going to have some real potential for us this season. He got 31 starts with a 4.30 ERA and a 4.32 FIP. His WHIP was also decent-to-mediocre at 1.220. He gave up a bunch of hits and walks but, like his teammate Alex Wood, he is a high strikeout pitcher, averaging 9.1 K/9 in his career so far. He was popular to play last season, given his high strikeout totals, and his constant good matchups against some bad NL teams. But, if you paid attention (and, if you didn’t, don’t worry- I got you), he was someone who could only be played when he was playing against righty-heavy lineups. He gave up a paltry .203 BA and .587 OPS against RHB. Those are impressive numbers for 31 starts. Unfortunately, that coin comes with another side, as his BA against LHB was .289 and his OPS against them was a horrible .882. Any time he pitches, play the hell out of lefties.
The third of four new pitchers to this rotation so far, Tanner Roark is a crafty contact pitcher that is better in real life than for DFS purposes. That is evidenced primarily through his 7.3 K/9. But the 4.27 FIP, the 1.281 WHIP, the 1.2 H9, the 2.5 BB/9, the 9.0 H/9 also tell that story. He is what he is, and there is nothing to indicate that anything will be different this year. He is also someone with basically no real splits, though he is slightly worse against LHB.
Closing out the Reds rotation is former top prospect Anthony DeSclafani. After missing his age 27 season, he came back in 2018 with 21 GS, putting up a 4.83 FIP with a 1.287 WHIP. He gave up a 9.2 H/9, 1.9 H9 (holy SHIT), 2.3 BB/9, and a decent 8.5 K/9, though that was far an away his career high, and almost a full K over his career average. I mean, he gave up 24 HR and 30 BB. That is insane. Now, let’s get even crazier- his OPS to RHB was .676. That means that, against LHB his OPS was a stunning .917. 30 of the 233 PAs by lefties resulted in an XBH. That is really astounding. So, unless he turns it around completely, make sure you don’t play him and you do everything you can to target any and all LHB you can against him until he loses his job.
The Hitters
This is a dangerous, dangerous lineup. Matt Kemp is going to be a bench player here. That should tell you a lot.
The Reds will lead it off this year with 25 year old Jesse Winkler, looking to put up his first full season in the majors. He is not the old-school leadoff hitter, as he had 0 SB attempts last year in 89 games. He is also not the typical new-school hitter, as he walked 49 times and struck out only 46. So this is going to be someone who we can expect to get on base a LOT. That is evidenced by the fact his BA was a great .299 with a fantastic OBP of .405. That’s really spectacular. He also had a pretty decent SLG of .431, especially for a leadoff hitter. This is someone we can target whenever he plays, as someone who is going to get on base A LOT in front of a bunch of dudes who will be able to drive him in. While TTO may work for the MLB, it can be pretty shitty for us. Guys that can get you points every day are so insanely valuable, especially when you balance that with the guys that CAN give you 2 HR upside in a matchup. I do fear one thing - He doesn’t really get used against Lefties. So he may be a strict platoon player with Kemp. That means, not only is he not gonna start a bunch of games, but that he’s going to get pulled at the end of games if the opposing manager wants to pull a L/L matchup.
Next up is soon-to-be 25 year old Jose Peraza. He had a career year last year, and I would expect him to easily exceed that this year, especially batting 2nd in this order. He is coming off a season in which he hit a healthy .288 with an OPS of .742. He isn’t going to get a lot of walks, which can hurt you, but he also doesn’t strike out as much as a lot of other players, meaning that, if he can get lucky with his BABIP, he can well overachieve this year. Especially if they have to pitch him carefully, again, cause Winkler is on base and Votto is up next. He also showed a range of talents last year, racking up 31 2B, 4 3B, 14 HR and 23 SB. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if he makes a serious push for 20/20 this season. It’s also worth noting that, while his slugging numbers aren’t that different, he hit .313 against LHP last year, meaning we can really count on him against LHP, even though he’s still totally respectable against righties as well.
Perennial All-Star and future hall of famer(??) Joey Votto will bat 3rd here. The Reds have something pretty incredible here, as Votto, like Winkler, walked more than he struck out last year, when he racked up 108 walks and 101 Ks, en route to an NL leading OBP of .417 (his 3rd year in a row, and 7th year in his last 9 leading the NL in that category). He’s 35 now (and will be 36 in September), so we have to take his power fall off last year seriously. If you take out one year where he was injured and his 84 AB rookie year, he had a career low in SLG, OPS, OPS+, 2B, HR, and a few other stats. That includes years like 2012 when he only got 374 AB. He still got 16 more doubles in 2012 than the 28 he got in 2018 in 503 AB. I don’t expect him to only have 12 HR again, I would expect him to rebound to around 20, give or take. He also had some problems against LHP, which is abnormal for him. Again, I’m not sure if that is a symptom if his aging, or if it was just an off year. I expect to play him this year. A Lot. He’s still amazing. We just have to see which Joey Votto is the real Joey Votto now.
Eugenio Suarez, in his peak 27-year-old season, will bat cleanup. He is someone who isn’t a household name, but do not sleep on him. He is not a joke, and he is someone we can play fairly often, again, especially considering this lineup. He gave us 34 HR, 104 RBI, .283 BA with an .892 OPS. Barring injury, I would expect this kind of production for him this year, although I would expect him to improve slightly on this numbers, give or take (I would expect around 30 HR, but his RBI, BA, and OPS to improve). In regards to splits, he was good against RHP last year, batting .268 with an OPS of .840. Against lefties, though, he crushed it to the tune of a .320 BA and a stunning OPS of 1.020. Play him whenever the Reds play a lefty.
Batting fifth is Scooter Gennett, also coming off fantastic year. He saw his BA rise from .295 to .310 and his OPS+ rise from 123 to 124, showing the slight improvement he had, even though some of the other stats are off due to other factors. For example, even though he had 461 AB in 2017 he hit 27 HR, while in 2018, in 584 AB, he hit 23. This caused his SLG, and this his OPS, to go down from .874 to .847 (both of which are good, anyway). But, like all stats, one thing doesn’t always tell the whole story, and when you see something like that, it’s better to understand why. When it all comes down to it, I expect more of what he did last year than what he did in 2017, in terms of his ratios. When your career high in HFB, over the course of 4 seasons, is 7.6% and you suddenly spike to 15.6%, there is absolutely going to be some regression coming. And it came, though he still had a respectable 9.3%. So, when it comes down to it, he is going to hit you 20-25 HR with 90-100 RBI, 30 or so doubles, and a handful of SB and 3B. He also crushes righties, to the tune of a .317 BA and an OPS of .882. He can be played any time the Reds play a decent righty, even, if his price is low enough. People sleep on him, and he is gonna win someone that reads this a GPP at some point this season.
Newly Acquired semi-superstar Yasiel Puig will be batting sixth here. While it seems like he’s been around forever, he is still only 28 years old, near the peak of his career. He is getting the change of scenery he so desperately needed. If this completely energizes him is yet to be seen, but I, and Reds fans, are hopeful that he will be the Puig we’ve seen flashes of. Regardless, he is going to be a streaky hitter that can also win you some GPPs. If they let him be himself, and if he proves to be a good teammate, that cares, in the mold of a Joey Votto, he can thrive. If he doesn’t get along with the clear leader on that team, who knows what will happen. I am eager to see. What we can expect is what he have normally seen from him- 25 or so HR, 75+ RBI, 15 or so SB, a BA around .270 with an OPS of around .830 or so. No matter what you think of him, he’s gonna be dangerous in this lineup. If he pushes 100 RBI I wouldn’t be shocked. There’s gonna be a ton of people on base in front of him, constantly, all season. It should also be noted, and this is of the utmost importance, he is an EXTREME reverse splits hitter. He hit .297 with an OPS of .921 against RHP and an insane .209 with an OPS of .628 against LHP. That’s about as extreme a reverse splits as you are going to see.
Seventh sits Scott Schebler, someone simply passable, especially seeing some stats spanning several seasons. Possessing severe reverse splits (as does Yasiel), Schebler seemingly smashed southpaws, showing steady success. Surprisingly, Schebler steadily sustained substandard stats otherwise. Subpar speed. So-So strength. Severe reverse splits. Second-rate secondary stats. Simply stated? Schelber’s ceiling’s somewhat satisfactory (don’t try that at home). Also, I heard he doesn’t like alliteration.
Batting 8th, and closing this lineup out, is switch-hitting Catcher Tucker Barnhart. Like Schebler, Barnhart is a decent player, who can put up some stats for you, but not someone who you can count on every day. You may want to play him if he’s cheap enough, as part of a stack, or in a particularly good matchup. He’ll get you 10 or so HR on the season, and a handful of 2B and walks, but, again, his .248 BA and .699 OPS tell a lot of that story by itself. It should also be worth noting that he is much better as a RHB, so make sure, when picking him out randomly, you do so when he is playing against a LHP.
Conclusion
This is a team with a rotation I actually think has a lot of upside, and one of the best on-base lineups in the game, in either league. Given the nature of DFS, how we get points, the reasons for stacking, etc. we can expect to see a lot of Reds stacks, especially if the field hasn’t caught on to how great they are, and especially if people are going to be all in on other teams (such as whoever is in Colorado, or the Red Sox most days). I think the Reds have a good shot of being the most improved team this season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they did finish over .500.
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2019.03.02 19:05 angelsbaseball 3/2 Angels @ Reds [Game Thread]

Angels (5-3) @ Reds (2-4)

First Pitch: 12:05 PM at Goodyear Ballpark
Pitcher TV Radio
Angels Felix Pena (1-0, 0.00 ERA) PRIME KLAA
Reds Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) WLW
Game Preview
/angelsbaseball IRC Chat
Reddit Stream for this post

Line Score - Final

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LAA 0 0 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 11 13 2
CIN 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 1

Box Score

CIN AB R H RBI BB SO BA LAA AB R H RBI BB SO BA
2B Gennett 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 RF Bourjos 4 2 2 2 0 0 .571
2B VanMeter 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 RF Lund 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273
1B Votto 3 0 0 0 0 1 .100 LF Fletcher 4 0 0 0 0 3 .091
1B Patterson 1 0 1 0 0 0 .083 LF Parker 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444
LF Kemp, M 2 0 0 0 0 2 .300 DH Bour 3 1 1 2 0 2 .333
LF O'Grady 2 1 1 1 0 1 .400 DH Puello 2 0 0 0 0 2 .214
LF Friedl 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 3B Ward, T 3 1 1 0 0 2 .250
3B Suárez, E 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 3B Rojas 2 0 1 0 0 0 .357
3B Joe 1 1 0 0 0 0 .182 CF Adell 3 1 2 1 0 0 .308
DH Puig 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 CF Marsh 2 0 0 0 0 1 .400
DH Trammell 1 0 0 0 1 1 .222 1B Walsh 2 2 1 1 1 0 .444
CF Schebler 1 0 1 0 1 0 .333 1B Urena, J 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333
CF Siri 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 C Briceno 3 1 1 0 0 1 .143
C Barnhart 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 C Pina, K 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400
C Stephenson, T 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 2B Rengifo 2 2 2 2 0 0 .375
C Lofstrom 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 2B Torres 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
SS Trahan 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 SS Tovar 3 1 2 2 0 0 .385
SS Rodriguez, A 1 0 0 0 0 1 .364 SS Justus 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333
RF Aquino, A 3 0 3 0 0 0 .333
RF Williams, M 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
CIN IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA LAA IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
DeSclafani 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 14-13 0.00 Peña, Fe 2.2 1 0 0 3 4 29-17 0.00
Castillo, L 1.2 4 5 5 1 2 22-14 20.25 García, L 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 3-3 3.86
Wooten 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 6-5 0.00 Allen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 6-6 0.00
Reed 1.0 6 6 6 0 2 19-15 21.00 Barria 3.0 4 2 2 1 1 18-13 5.40
Wisler 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 8-8 6.00 Cole, T 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 0.00
Bass 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 0.00 Bard 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 7-7 0.00
Reyes, Je 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5-5 0.00
Powers 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 7-3 0.00

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
T3 Peter Bourjos singles on a ground ball to left fielder Matt Kemp. Luis Rengifo scores. 0-1
T3 Justin Bour homers (1) on a fly ball to right field. Peter Bourjos scores. 0-3
T4 Luis Rengifo out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Scott Schebler. Jared Walsh scores. 0-4
T4 Wilfredo Tovar doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Matt Kemp. Jose Briceno scores. 0-5
T5 Jo Adell doubles (2) on a ground ball to left fielder Matt Kemp. Taylor Ward scores. 0-6
T5 Jared Walsh doubles (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Matt Kemp. Jo Adell scores. 0-7
T5 Luis Rengifo doubles (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Matt Kemp, deflected by center fielder Scott Schebler. Jared Walsh scores. 0-8
T5 Wilfredo Tovar triples (1) on a line drive to center fielder Scott Schebler. Luis Rengifo scores. 0-9
T5 Peter Bourjos homers (1) on a fly ball to left center field. 0-11
B6 Brian O'Grady homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. 1-11
B6 Tyler Stephenson out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Brennon Lund. Connor Joe scores. Fielding error by right fielder Brennon Lund. 2-11

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Peña, Fe (2-0, 0.00) Castillo, L (0-1, 20.25)
Game ended at 3:14 PM.
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2019.02.28 00:30 RedsModerator WIN THREAD: The Reds (1-2) defeated the White Sox (1-3) by a score of 11-4 - Wed Feb 27 @ 03:05PM EST

Reds @ White Sox Game Info Links
First Pitch: 03:05 PM EST @ Camelback Ranch Gameday
Weather: Sunny, 73 F, Wind 2 mph, Calm Strikezone Map
TV: White Sox: MLB.com Game Graph
Radio: Reds: WLW Notes: Reds, White Sox
Reds Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG White Sox Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG
Schebler DH 2 2 1 0 1 0 .250/.667/.500 Jay CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 .375/.375/.750
Colón, C DH 2 1 1 3 0 0 .429/.556/1.000 Cordell CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .300/.300/.600
Votto 1B 2 2 1 1 1 1 .167/.375/.167 Moncada 3B 2 1 1 0 1 1 .625/.667/1.000
Patterson 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000/.000/.000 Peterson, D 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286/.286/.714
Kemp, M LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200/.333/.800 Alonso DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 .273/.273/.909
Ervin LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250/.455/.625 Tucker DH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500/.667/.750
Wren LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 Castillo C 3 0 2 1 0 0 .250/.250/.375
Suárez, E 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 .200/.333/.200 Collins C 1 0 1 1 0 0 .200/.429/.200
Nay 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 .667/.750/1.000 Delmonico 1B 2 0 1 0 1 1 .200/.429/.400
Puig RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 .200/.429/.200 Johnson, C 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167/.167/.167
Aquino, A RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.250/.000 Jiménez LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .125/.125/.125
Dietrich 2B 3 1 2 3 0 0 .375/.375/.625 Tilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .375/.375/.750
Gonzalez, L SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 .200/.333/.200 Sánchez, Y 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333/.500/.333
Senzel CF 3 1 3 1 0 0 .500/.500/.667 Mendick 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200/.333/.400
Williams, M CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.125/.000 Rondón, J SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250/.250/.375
Iglesias, J SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 Goins SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000/.000/.000
Rodriguez, A SS 1 1 1 0 1 0 .571/.667/.571 Rutherford RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .444/.444/.556
VanMeter 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 Gonzalez, L RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375/.375/.375
Farmer C 2 1 1 1 1 0 .667/.625/1.000
Stephenson, T C 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333/.600/.333
Reds White Sox
2B: Schebler (1, López, R); Senzel (1, Bummer); Dietrich (2, Bummer); Nay (1, Vieira); Colón, C (1, Minaya). TB: Farmer; Puig; Schebler 2; Suárez, E; Votto; Stephenson, T; Rodriguez, A; Senzel 4; Nay 3; Colón, C 2; Dietrich 3. RBI: Farmer (3); Puig (1); Votto (1); Senzel (1); Nay (1); Colón, C 3 (6); Dietrich 3 (3). 2-out RBI: Senzel; Dietrich 3; Nay. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iglesias, J; Aquino, A; Colón, C. GIDP: Schebler; Nay; Williams, M. Team RISP: 8-for-15. Team LOB: 6. 2B: Tucker (1, Sims); Castillo (1, Castillo, L); Delmonico (1, Wisler). HR: Alonso (2, 1st inning off Roark, 0 on, 2 out); Jay (1, 5th inning off Reed, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Alonso 4; Castillo 3; Delmonico 2; Jay 4; Moncada; Rondón, J; Tucker 2; Collins. RBI: Alonso (3); Castillo (1); Jay (2); Collins (2). 2-out RBI: Alonso; Collins; Castillo. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Delmonico; Jiménez; Rutherford. GIDP: Alonso. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 7.
Reds IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA White Sox IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Roark 1.1 2 1 1 1 2 17-11 3.86 López, R 2.0 5 2 2 0 1 12-12 9.00
Bass 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 0.00 Bummer 0.2 2 4 4 3 2 20-8 23.14
Castillo, L 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 7-7 9.00 Cabrera, Ma 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 9-5 0.00
DeSclafani 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 8-3 0.00 Frare 1.0 4 4 4 1 0 10-6 15.00
Reed 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 9-3 4.50 Minaya 1.2 3 1 1 1 1 14-10 3.00
Wisler 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 12-8 9.00 Vieira 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 5-5 0.00
Sims 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 9-9 4.50 Roach 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 6-2 13.50
Gutierrez, V 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 9-7 0.00
Hendrix 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 0.00
Linescore 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Reds 2 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 15 0 6
White Sox 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 9 0 7
Inning Scoring Play Description Score
Top 1 Joey Votto singles on a line drive to right fielder Blake Rutherford. Scott Schebler scores. 1-0 CIN
Yasiel Puig singles on a fly ball to right fielder Blake Rutherford. Joey Votto scores. Eugenio Suarez out at 3rd on the throw, right fielder Blake Rutherford to shortstop Jose Rondon to third baseman Yoan Moncada. Yasiel Puig to 2nd. 2-0 CIN
Bottom 1 Yonder Alonso homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. 2-1 CIN
Top 3 Derek Dietrich doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Blake Rutherford. Scott Schebler scores. Joey Votto scores. Yasiel Puig scores. 5-1 CIN
Nick Senzel doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Derek Dietrich scores. 6-1 CIN
Bottom 3 Welington Castillo doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Yasiel Puig. Yoan Moncada scores. 6-2 CIN
Bottom 5 Jon Jay homers (1) on a fly ball to right center field. 6-3 CIN
Top 6 Kyle Farmer singles on a line drive to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Luis Gonzalez scores. Nick Senzel to 3rd. Alfredo Rodriguez to 2nd. 7-3 CIN
Christian Colon doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Nick Senzel scores. Alfredo Rodriguez scores. Kyle Farmer scores. 10-3 CIN
Mitch Nay singles on a ground ball to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Christian Colon scores. 11-3 CIN
Bottom 7 Zack Collins singles on a ground ball to left fielder Kyle Wren, deflected by third baseman Mitch Nay. Preston Tucker scores. 11-4 CIN
Team Highlight Links
CWS Alonso's solo home run (00:00:44) SD HD
CWS Castillo's RBI double (00:00:46) SD HD
CWS Jay's solo home run (00:00:42) SD HD
See all highlights at Baseball.Theater

Final: 11-4 Reds

Decisions
CIN Roark (W, 1-0)
CWS López, R (L, 0-1)
Next Game: Thursday, February 28, 03:05 PM EST vs Brewers
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2019.02.27 18:09 RedsModerator GAME THREAD: Reds (1-2) @ White Sox (1-3) - Wed Feb 27 @ 03:05PM EST

Reds @ White Sox Game Info Links
First Pitch: 03:05 PM EST @ Camelback Ranch Gameday
Weather: Sunny, 73 F, Wind 2 mph, Calm Strikezone Map
TV: White Sox: MLB.com Game Graph
Radio: Reds: WLW Notes: Reds, White Sox
Reds Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG White Sox Pos AB R H RBI BB SO BA/OBP/SLG
Schebler DH 2 2 1 0 1 0 .250/.667/.500 Jay CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 .375/.375/.750
Colón, C DH 2 1 1 3 0 0 .429/.556/1.000 Cordell CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .300/.300/.600
Votto 1B 2 2 1 1 1 1 .167/.375/.167 Moncada 3B 2 1 1 0 1 1 .625/.667/1.000
Patterson 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000/.000/.000 Peterson, D 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286/.286/.714
Kemp, M LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200/.333/.800 Alonso DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 .273/.273/.909
Ervin LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250/.455/.625 Tucker DH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500/.667/.750
Wren LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 Castillo C 3 0 2 1 0 0 .250/.250/.375
Suárez, E 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 .200/.333/.200 Collins C 1 0 1 1 0 0 .200/.429/.200
Nay 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 .667/.750/1.000 Delmonico 1B 2 0 1 0 1 1 .200/.429/.400
Puig RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 .200/.429/.200 Johnson, C 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167/.167/.167
Aquino, A RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.250/.000 Jiménez LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .125/.125/.125
Dietrich 2B 3 1 2 3 0 0 .375/.375/.625 Tilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .375/.375/.750
Gonzalez, L SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 .200/.333/.200 Sánchez, Y 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333/.500/.333
Senzel CF 3 1 3 1 0 0 .500/.500/.667 Mendick 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200/.333/.400
Williams, M CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.125/.000 Rondón, J SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250/.250/.375
Iglesias, J SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 Goins SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000/.000/.000
Rodriguez, A SS 1 1 1 0 1 0 .571/.667/.571 Rutherford RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .444/.444/.556
VanMeter 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 Gonzalez, L RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375/.375/.375
Farmer C 2 1 1 1 1 0 .667/.625/1.000
Stephenson, T C 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333/.600/.333
Reds IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA White Sox IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Roark 1.1 2 1 1 1 2 17-11 3.86 López, R 2.0 5 2 2 0 1 12-12 9.00
Bass 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 0.00 Bummer 0.2 2 4 4 3 2 20-8 23.14
Castillo, L 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 7-7 9.00 Cabrera, Ma 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 9-5 0.00
DeSclafani 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 8-3 0.00 Frare 1.0 4 4 4 1 0 10-6 15.00
Reed 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 9-3 4.50 Minaya 1.2 3 1 1 1 1 14-10 3.00
Wisler 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 12-8 9.00 Vieira 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 5-5 0.00
Sims 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 9-9 4.50 Roach 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 6-2 13.50
Gutierrez, V 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 9-7 0.00
Hendrix 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 0.00
Linescore 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Reds 2 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 15 0 6
White Sox 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 9 0 7
Inning Scoring Play Description Score
Top 1 Joey Votto singles on a line drive to right fielder Blake Rutherford. Scott Schebler scores. 1-0 CIN
Yasiel Puig singles on a fly ball to right fielder Blake Rutherford. Joey Votto scores. Eugenio Suarez out at 3rd on the throw, right fielder Blake Rutherford to shortstop Jose Rondon to third baseman Yoan Moncada. Yasiel Puig to 2nd. 2-0 CIN
Bottom 1 Yonder Alonso homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. 2-1 CIN
Top 3 Derek Dietrich doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Blake Rutherford. Scott Schebler scores. Joey Votto scores. Yasiel Puig scores. 5-1 CIN
Nick Senzel doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Derek Dietrich scores. 6-1 CIN
Bottom 3 Welington Castillo doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Yasiel Puig. Yoan Moncada scores. 6-2 CIN
Bottom 5 Jon Jay homers (1) on a fly ball to right center field. 6-3 CIN
Top 6 Kyle Farmer singles on a line drive to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Luis Gonzalez scores. Nick Senzel to 3rd. Alfredo Rodriguez to 2nd. 7-3 CIN
Christian Colon doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Nick Senzel scores. Alfredo Rodriguez scores. Kyle Farmer scores. 10-3 CIN
Mitch Nay singles on a ground ball to left fielder Eloy Jimenez. Christian Colon scores. 11-3 CIN
Bottom 7 Zack Collins singles on a ground ball to left fielder Kyle Wren, deflected by third baseman Mitch Nay. Preston Tucker scores. 11-4 CIN
Team Highlight Links
CWS Alonso's solo home run (00:00:44) SD HD
CWS Castillo's RBI double (00:00:46) SD HD
CWS Jay's solo home run (00:00:42) SD HD

Final: 11-4 Reds

Decisions
CIN Roark (W, 1-0)
CWS López, R (L, 0-1)
Next Game: Thursday, February 28, 03:05 PM EST vs Brewers
Remember to sort by new to keep up!
Last Updated: 02/27/2019 11:29:52 PM UTC
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2019.02.26 00:28 Mariners_bot Post Game Chat 2/25 Reds @ Mariners

Please use this thread to discuss anything related to today's game. You may post anything as long as it falls within stated posting guidelines. You may also post gifs and memes, as long as it is related to the game. Please keep the discussion civil.
Discord: https://discord.gg/58eCmUN

Line Score - Final

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CIN 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
SEA 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 1 11 10 2

Box Score

SEA AB R H RBI BB SO BA CIN AB R H RBI BB SO BA
3B Long 1 1 0 0 2 0 .333 CF Senzel 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
3B Lopes 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 CF Siri 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250
SS Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 1B Votto 2 0 0 0 1 2 .000
SS Moore 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250 1B LaValley 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000
DH Encarnacion 2 1 1 1 0 1 .500 RF Puig 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
DH Vogelbach 2 1 0 0 1 0 .250 RF Williams, M 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C Narváez 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3B Suárez, E 1 1 0 0 1 1 .000
C Freitas 3 1 2 0 0 0 .600 3B Gonzalez, L 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250
LF Santana, Do 1 2 1 2 1 0 .667 C Okey 3 1 0 0 0 2 .000
LF Ackley 0 2 0 0 3 0 .333 C Stephenson, T 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1B Healy 2 0 0 1 0 0 .000 SS Farmer 3 0 2 1 0 1 .750
1B White 2 1 2 1 0 0 .444 SS Rodriguez, A 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250
RF Lewis 3 1 2 2 0 0 .667 LF Ervin 2 1 1 1 1 0 .286
RF Filia 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 LF O'Grady 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667
CF Thompson-Williams 2 0 0 0 1 2 .250 DH Patterson 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
CF Miller, I 1 1 1 3 0 0 .333 DH Trammell 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500
2B Negrón 2 0 0 0 0 2 .125 2B Trahan 3 0 1 0 0 0 .375
PH Raleigh 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 2B VanMeter 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2B Kopach 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
SEA IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA CIN IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Kikuchi 2.0 1 2 0 1 1 29-19 0.00 Wood, A 1.0 2 3 3 1 0 10-5 27.00
Armstrong 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 12-8 0.00 Mahle 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 16-8 0.00
Altavilla 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 11-11 4.50 Lorenzen 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 15-9 18.00
Danish 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 9-5 0.00 Peralta, Wa 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 7-7 0.00
Cavanerio 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 10-6 0.00 Despaigne, O 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 14-6 9.00
Crismatt 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4-4 0.00 Santillan 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 8-3 0.00
Scott, T 1.0 2 0 0 2 0 12-4 0.00 Mella 1.0 3 4 4 2 1 18-9 36.00
McKay 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 7-6 0.00 Fossas 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 8-4 9.00

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B1 Edwin Encarnacion doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Phillip Ervin. Shed Long scores. 1-0
B1 Domingo Santana homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. Edwin Encarnacion scores. 3-0
T2 Kyle Farmer singles on a line drive to center fielder Dom Thompson-Williams. Eugenio Suarez scores. Chris Okey to 3rd. Fielding error by center fielder Dom Thompson-Williams. 3-1
T2 Phillip Ervin grounds into a double play, third baseman Shed Long to second baseman Kristopher Negron to first baseman Ryon Healy. Chris Okey scores. Kyle Farmer out at 2nd. Phillip Ervin out at 1st. 3-2
B3 Kyle Lewis homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Domingo Santana scores. 5-2
T4 Phillip Ervin homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. 5-3
B5 Ryon Healy out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nick Senzel. Daniel Vogelbach scores. 6-3
B7 Eric Filia out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Mason Williams in foul territory. David Freitas scores. Dustin Ackley to 3rd. Evan White to 2nd. 7-3
B7 Ian Miller homers (1) on a fly ball to right center field. Dustin Ackley scores. Evan White scores. 10-3
B8 Evan White doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Mason Williams. Dustin Ackley scores. 11-3

Highlights

Team Description Length SD HD

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Kikuchi (1-0, 0.00) Wood, A (0-1, 27.00)
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2019.02.25 19:10 Mariners_bot Game Chat: 2/25 Reds (1-0) @ Mariners (2-1) 12:10 PM

Reds (1-0) @ Mariners (2-1)

First Pitch: 12:10 PM at Peoria Stadium
Pitcher TV Radio
Reds Alex Wood (0-0, -.-- ERA) WSAI
Mariners Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, -.-- ERA) RSNW 710
MLB Fangraphs Brooks Baseball Reddit Stream Discord
Gameday Game Graph Strikezone Map Live Comments Discord

Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CIN 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
SEA 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 1 11 10 2

Box Score

SEA AB R H RBI BB SO BA CIN AB R H RBI BB SO BA
3B Long 1 1 0 0 2 0 .333 CF Senzel 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
3B Lopes 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 CF Siri 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250
SS Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 1B Votto 2 0 0 0 1 2 .000
SS Moore 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250 1B LaValley 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000
DH Encarnacion 2 1 1 1 0 1 .500 RF Puig 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
DH Vogelbach 2 1 0 0 1 0 .250 RF Williams, M 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C Narváez 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3B Suárez, E 1 1 0 0 1 1 .000
C Freitas 3 1 2 0 0 0 .600 3B Gonzalez, L 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250
LF Santana, Do 1 2 1 2 1 0 .667 C Okey 3 1 0 0 0 2 .000
LF Ackley 0 2 0 0 3 0 .333 C Stephenson, T 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1B Healy 2 0 0 1 0 0 .000 SS Farmer 3 0 2 1 0 1 .750
1B White 2 1 2 1 0 0 .444 SS Rodriguez, A 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250
RF Lewis 3 1 2 2 0 0 .667 LF Ervin 2 1 1 1 1 0 .286
RF Filia 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 LF O'Grady 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667
CF Thompson-Williams 2 0 0 0 1 2 .250 DH Patterson 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
CF Miller, I 1 1 1 3 0 0 .333 DH Trammell 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500
2B Negrón 2 0 0 0 0 2 .125 2B Trahan 3 0 1 0 0 0 .375
PH Raleigh 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 2B VanMeter 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2B Kopach 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
SEA IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA CIN IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Kikuchi 2.0 1 2 0 1 1 29-19 0.00 Wood, A 1.0 2 3 3 1 0 10-5 27.00
Armstrong 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 12-8 0.00 Mahle 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 16-8 0.00
Altavilla 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 11-11 4.50 Lorenzen 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 15-9 18.00
Danish 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 9-5 0.00 Peralta, Wa 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 7-7 0.00
Cavanerio 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 10-6 0.00 Despaigne, O 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 14-6 9.00
Crismatt 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4-4 0.00 Santillan 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 8-3 0.00
Scott, T 1.0 2 0 0 2 0 12-4 0.00 Mella 1.0 3 4 4 2 1 18-9 36.00
McKay 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 7-6 0.00 Fossas 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 8-4 9.00

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B1 Edwin Encarnacion doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Phillip Ervin. Shed Long scores. 1-0
B1 Domingo Santana homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. Edwin Encarnacion scores. 3-0
T2 Kyle Farmer singles on a line drive to center fielder Dom Thompson-Williams. Eugenio Suarez scores. Chris Okey to 3rd. Fielding error by center fielder Dom Thompson-Williams. 3-1
T2 Phillip Ervin grounds into a double play, third baseman Shed Long to second baseman Kristopher Negron to first baseman Ryon Healy. Chris Okey scores. Kyle Farmer out at 2nd. Phillip Ervin out at 1st. 3-2
B3 Kyle Lewis homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Domingo Santana scores. 5-2
T4 Phillip Ervin homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. 5-3
B5 Ryon Healy out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nick Senzel. Daniel Vogelbach scores. 6-3
B7 Eric Filia out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Mason Williams in foul territory. David Freitas scores. Dustin Ackley to 3rd. Evan White to 2nd. 7-3
B7 Ian Miller homers (1) on a fly ball to right center field. Dustin Ackley scores. Evan White scores. 10-3
B8 Evan White doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Mason Williams. Dustin Ackley scores. 11-3

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Kikuchi (1-0, 0.00) Wood, A (0-1, 27.00)
Game ended at 3:28 PM.
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2018.11.21 05:01 cardith_lorda 40-Man Roster Deadline Megathread

Here are all the moves made today, if you want to see all roster moves you can see them on MLB's Website here.
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2018.09.28 20:15 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: Detroit top posts from 2017-09-27 to 2018-09-26 17:58 PDT

Period: 364.13 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 34455
Rate (per day) 2.75 94.16
Unique Redditors 498 4890
Combined Score 152136 196990

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 6610 points, 56 submissions: bernieboy
    1. I can't get it out of my head [x-post Grand Rapids] (589 points, 90 comments)
    2. Probably my favorite of the "first of all" memes (477 points, 142 comments)
    3. Leaked renderings of Ford's potential MCS plans (302 points, 22 comments)
    4. Amazon HQ2 bid officially sent; hype video released (226 points, 142 comments)
    5. Lafayette Coney Island Ditches Cash-Only Policy (203 points, 57 comments)
    6. Detroit uses surplus to pay off post-bankruptcy bonds eight years early (180 points, 20 comments)
    7. Endorsement: Mike Duggan should get 4 more years as Detroit mayor (169 points, 137 comments)
    8. SMART's first-quarter ridership numbers for "FAST" (168 points, 39 comments)
    9. Detroit on pace for fewest homicides since ’66 (166 points, 13 comments)
    10. Detroit breaks ground Friday on city's tallest skyscraper (157 points, 18 comments)
  2. 3901 points, 24 submissions: GeneLatifah
    1. I see the ATM is closed today. I'm good. (332 points, 77 comments)
    2. The Streets of Old Detroit (288 points, 39 comments)
    3. Thanks, Lansing! (283 points, 82 comments)
    4. "Greetings from Detroit!" -- Postcard circa 1900 (280 points, 15 comments)
    5. A galaxy far, far away is coming to town (255 points, 19 comments)
    6. Bustling Campus Martius in 1918 (211 points, 15 comments)
    7. "All Roads Lead to Detroit in September!" -- A Detroit International Exposition and Fair poster, 1889 (208 points, 11 comments)
    8. Central Market c. 1888 [Today, this is Cadillac Square] (184 points, 22 comments)
    9. Our very own Statue of Liberty in Cadillac Square in 1918 (183 points, 3 comments)
    10. Flower Day! (179 points, 10 comments)
  3. 3826 points, 1 submission: AbabyRhino
    1. Beautiful city of Detroit, I've been living here all my life and need detroiters to join me in the battle for net neutrality. Let's join the other subreddits and end the FCC plan to kill net neutrality (3826 points, 93 comments)
  4. 3560 points, 37 submissions: The70th
    1. MGM Grand Detroit to eliminate plastic drinking straws (223 points, 77 comments)
    2. $30M in restored pay, bonuses OK’d for Detroit teachers (222 points, 9 comments)
    3. Feds award $750K for loop trail on Detroit's Belle Isle (174 points, 32 comments)
    4. Detroit's first Trinidadian-Caribbean restaurant opens this week (148 points, 45 comments)
    5. Detroit: The US city that wants Amazon's new headquarters the most (148 points, 110 comments)
    6. Detroit issues more than 1,000 tickets to landlords amid rental property crackdown (145 points, 40 comments)
    7. Five teens charged with second-degree murder in I-75 rock-throwing death (145 points, 33 comments)
    8. Urban Ramen Opens Detroit Noodle Bar in July (137 points, 40 comments)
    9. Aretha Franklin 'gravely ill' in Detroit hospital, reports say (127 points, 20 comments)
    10. Detroit dogs can get spayed, neutered for free (123 points, 8 comments)
  5. 2891 points, 20 submissions: CrotchWolf
    1. Fun Fact: As an artist, Frida Kahlo developed her artistic identity while living in Detroit with her husband Diego Rivera. Here she is in Rivera court at the DIA while her husband's mural was being created. Happy Birthday Frida. (332 points, 15 comments)
    2. Detroit 3.0. (299 points, 56 comments)
    3. Good Morning Detroit. (262 points, 11 comments)
    4. Turns out we had Japanese Royalty in Detroit last month. (260 points, 24 comments)
    5. Am I the only one who enjoys seeing the city change, even,by little? (222 points, 53 comments)
    6. Corner of Michigan and Trumbull .ca 1880's (205 points, 24 comments)
    7. So the creepy ass Mickey Mouse statue went up today..... (181 points, 110 comments)
    8. Rotten luck for these Sunday morning riders. (139 points, 25 comments)
    9. Looking south to Windsor. 10:30 am. (129 points, 2 comments)
    10. In a more recent picture, Campus Martius. ca 1861. (Note the parade of solders marching down Woodward.) (119 points, 10 comments)
  6. 2429 points, 20 submissions: _Pointless_
    1. Detroit Zoo pushing to build huge aquarium in downtown Detroit (416 points, 81 comments)
    2. Potholes on Mound Road (277 points, 204 comments)
    3. Duggan wants dedicated QLine lane on Woodward (178 points, 70 comments)
    4. Morouns transfer ownership of train station to mystery company (160 points, 39 comments)
    5. Fisher Building (151 points, 7 comments)
    6. Detroit Metro Airport ranked 5th best in the nation for Christmas travel (138 points, 40 comments)
    7. Novi, Troy urge transit tax vote, defy L. Brooks Patterson (138 points, 87 comments)
    8. Sources: Swedish retailer H&M pursuing downtown Detroit store (137 points, 63 comments)
    9. Google to hire thousands in 9 states... including Michigan (120 points, 32 comments)
    10. Trump asked to intervene in plans to build Gordie Howe bridge (109 points, 51 comments)
  7. 2341 points, 6 submissions: judog072707
    1. Never gets old. (1344 points, 98 comments)
    2. Just a nice spring drive in Metro Detroit. (405 points, 8 comments)
    3. (On opening day) MY KIDS: If we’re not going to school, then where are we going? ME: (235 points, 15 comments)
    4. Who remembers this commercial? (148 points, 29 comments)
    5. Snow or sunshine? (137 points, 4 comments)
    6. Got some pretty sweet video of this years Jobbie Nooner. (72 points, 33 comments)
  8. 2046 points, 24 submissions: gpforlife
    1. City of Detroit sued over excessive parking tickets and fines (179 points, 48 comments)
    2. Detroit Was Crumbling. Here’s How It’s Reviving. (164 points, 65 comments)
    3. "We are 10 steps behind": Detroit students seek fair access to literacy (163 points, 304 comments)
    4. Detroit board: No more schools named after the living (115 points, 42 comments)
    5. Domino's Pizza Fixing Potholes Is an Ominous Sign (101 points, 81 comments)
    6. Detroit police K-9 dies after being locked in hot car (99 points, 43 comments)
    7. U.S. Pension Fund Collapse Isn't a Distant Prospect. It Could Come in 5 Years. (95 points, 59 comments)
    8. Detroit man desperate after mom vanishes from Eastern Market (88 points, 1 comment)
    9. In Energized Detroit, Savoring an Architectural Legacy (87 points, 5 comments)
    10. The 10 most interesting houses in Detroit (77 points, 9 comments)
  9. 1955 points, 11 submissions: Stratiform
    1. Commuters in Macomb County be like... (469 points, 30 comments)
    2. What we all knew is finally official. Ford bought Michigan Central Station. (332 points, 137 comments)
    3. Detroit has lowest homicide tally in 50 years (295 points, 50 comments)
    4. Digging a big hole on Cass we found what appears to be a basement from a house built likely the early-mid 19th Century. I found a brick with the stamp SBCo. According to the internet likely a brick is likely from Stuyvesant Brick Co. or Snedeker Brothers Co., both Hudson Valley brick manufacturers. (219 points, 38 comments)
    5. I know there's a bit of a Love-it-or-Hate-it relationship with it among most Detroiters, but as a transplant Dream Cruise is one of my favorite things about living here. (192 points, 109 comments)
    6. Poll: Duggan Sees 13-Point Swing in His Favor After Contentious Debate (94 points, 21 comments)
    7. GM to invest $100M at 2 Southeast Michigan plants to build autonomous vehicles (89 points, 11 comments)
    8. I-696 reconstruction is coming along well. I eagerly await driving on a functional road this fall, especially compared to the disaster that it was this winter --- (Photos from Van Dyke overpass) (86 points, 37 comments)
    9. Take the SMART/FAST bus to the zoo and get discount tickets, free fountain drinks, and a free ride back! -- There needs to be more of this kind of thing to encourage public transit use in Metro Detroit. (66 points, 7 comments)
    10. Fewer people are leaving Wayne County, data says --- Also, 2/3 of Michigan counties ADD residents from July '16 to July '17 (60 points, 65 comments)
  10. 1662 points, 12 submissions: stevestgermain
    1. Slows Circa 2002 (458 points, 40 comments)
    2. Midtown, the ❤ of Detroit. (302 points, 72 comments)
    3. 14th Annual Tree Lighting was Lit⚡ (218 points, 15 comments)
    4. Happy Independence Day, Detroit! (116 points, 14 comments)
    5. New bus service will get you to Metro Airport from downtown in 1 hour (104 points, 13 comments)
    6. Ambassador Bridge / Detroit River at Sunset (95 points, 4 comments)
    7. Ford arrives in Detroit's Corktown, train station deal near completion (81 points, 18 comments)
    8. Updated List of things to Do - 2018 Edition (67 points, 58 comments)
    9. The Plaza opens in Midtown after $22M renovation (62 points, 9 comments)
    10. Infamous Willis Show Bar to re-open in Cass Corridor as classy cabaret and cocktail bar (61 points, 9 comments)
  11. 1612 points, 9 submissions: mr_hemi
    1. The Qline in the Snow (350 points, 61 comments)
    2. Alternate History: Woodward gets his Way, An Essay on the Woodward Plan and what Detroit would be Like had the Plan been Implemented. (228 points, 47 comments)
    3. 200 Years Ago, the Woodward Plan for Detroit was Permanently Ended. Today, I have Recreated it. (217 points, 26 comments)
    4. 1949 (209 points, 40 comments)
    5. Album: How the Hudson's Skyscraper will Change Our Skyline (181 points, 30 comments)
    6. Unbuilt Detroit: The Complete Fisher Building (157 points, 21 comments)
    7. Album: How the Monroe Block Development will Change our Skyline (97 points, 16 comments)
    8. Unbuilt Detroit: 81 Story Book Tower (93 points, 8 comments)
    9. The Woodward Plan (Combination 1947 Aerial Photo / Cities Skylines) (80 points, 18 comments)
  12. 1570 points, 10 submissions: spepple22
    1. Gratiot Avenue in Eastern Market District on a film noir kind of night (320 points, 19 comments)
    2. Bicyclist rolls past The Broadway on a foggy night in downtown Detroit. (242 points, 6 comments)
    3. Pizza shop in Greektown at night. (209 points, 28 comments)
    4. MacArthur Bridge on Belle Isle during Saturday morning's snowstorm. Black and white. (208 points, 17 comments)
    5. Man walks past Marching Band mural by artist Pat Perry on Wilkins Street in Detroit’s Eastern Market during the golden hour. (143 points, 7 comments)
    6. Monroe Street with new LED crown on Greektown Hotel. (114 points, 27 comments)
    7. Belle Isle foot bridge in black and white photographed during Saturday morning's snow storm. (103 points, 4 comments)
    8. Group backing legalization of pot says it has enough petitions to put issue before Michigan voters in 2018. (88 points, 2 comments)
    9. MDOT moving ahead with plan to rip out I-375 freeway, restore surface street downtown (75 points, 42 comments)
    10. 1984 Detroit Tigers finally getting the respect they deserve from Hall (68 points, 5 comments)
  13. 1560 points, 9 submissions: primesuspect
    1. Current status of the James Scott Mansion renovation in Midtown (466 points, 59 comments)
    2. Name another city that has a drive-thru shawarma and ice-cream shop (365 points, 45 comments)
    3. One of the best things about living here in the little Middle East (222 points, 67 comments)
    4. Buddy's Pizza announced expansion deal to open restaurants across midwest (113 points, 53 comments)
    5. Detroit ranks as 2nd most violent big city (109 points, 67 comments)
    6. Second young woman abducted while cycling in Detroit near Russell Industrial Center (91 points, 55 comments)
    7. Chene Park to be renamed for Aretha Franklin (90 points, 20 comments)
    8. Dude really wanted some tacos (52 points, 45 comments)
    9. WXYZ anchor Malcom Maddox accused of sexual harassment (52 points, 26 comments)
  14. 1543 points, 13 submissions: tonydelite
    1. Duggan sues to change no-fault auto insurance law (196 points, 151 comments)
    2. This is why we need proper transit. (193 points, 10 comments)
    3. Detroit's Majestic Theatre to undergo $1 million renovation, replicating original marquee from 1935 (186 points, 35 comments)
    4. Little Caesars Arena likely will near top of world's most-attended arenas this year (155 points, 39 comments)
    5. Feds award Macomb County $97.8 million to help rebuild Mound Road (152 points, 70 comments)
    6. Wayne State medical school gets full accreditation (136 points, 44 comments)
    7. Ikea scouting metro Detroit for second store location, sources say (132 points, 107 comments)
    8. Belle Isle lake to undergo $5 million restoration (77 points, 8 comments)
    9. Warren to seek developer for $125 million-plus walkable downtown (76 points, 66 comments)
    10. Drinking water to be shut off at all Detroit public schools (72 points, 59 comments)
  15. 1478 points, 7 submissions: theycallmevee
    1. Winter in Detroit. (462 points, 28 comments)
    2. Detroit from downtown Windsor (Flags of both countries) (324 points, 68 comments)
    3. Detroit looked pretty last night from Windsor (287 points, 13 comments)
    4. Detroit from Malden Park in Windsor (144 points, 5 comments)
    5. Love the vibrant colors. (132 points, 11 comments)
    6. Detroit and Windsor in the same photo (70 points, 7 comments)
    7. Ford Fireworks 2018 (59 points, 14 comments)
  16. 1256 points, 6 submissions: 4----8
    1. Happy 4th, Here's Michigan Ave in 1953 (425 points, 28 comments)
    2. Campus Martius 1959 (334 points, 22 comments)
    3. Looking North on Woodward 1953 (186 points, 17 comments)
    4. Mack Avenue 1963 (163 points, 14 comments)
    5. 1950 Detroit Transit Map (88 points, 13 comments)
    6. Kennedy Square Detroit 1968 (60 points, 13 comments)
  17. 1245 points, 12 submissions: Augustushomme
    1. Ilitches want to demolish an entire block of historical buildings, forcing over 100 residents out (183 points, 112 comments)
    2. Detroit’s Vegan Coney Island Passes Final Inspections (156 points, 125 comments)
    3. Detroit just had its best year ever for $1M+ home sales (151 points, 9 comments)
    4. Detroit gets second credit rating boost in two years (135 points, 9 comments)
    5. Detroit is warmer than Phoenix and Los Angeles today. It's February. (108 points, 31 comments)
    6. Mark Wahlberg makes a surprise visit to Detroit, urges Amazon to come here (107 points, 37 comments)
    7. Appeals court won't reconsider Detroit international bridge case (100 points, 26 comments)
    8. Cadillac Brand to Move Back to Detroit (81 points, 49 comments)
    9. Gordie Howe International Bridge to start construction this year (71 points, 2 comments)
    10. Activists will gather at City Hall Friday to demand shutdown of Detroit incinerator (51 points, 60 comments)
  18. 1220 points, 1 submission: killarneyguy
    1. me growing up in detroit sharing apples. we same “kids” redid the photo 50 years later! (1220 points, 32 comments)
  19. 1176 points, 7 submissions: sarkastikcontender
    1. I shoot a lot of 35mm film, here's a happy accident from a few weeks ago. (329 points, 17 comments)
    2. Photo I took during that night of dense fog we had a few weeks back (291 points, 26 comments)
    3. I took this photo of the lighthouse on Belle Isle earlier this week. (201 points, 18 comments)
    4. Super excited for the David Stott to reopen (122 points, 14 comments)
    5. I drive around the city looking for cool cars a lot. This is one of my favorites! (96 points, 7 comments)
    6. Photo of a Belle Isle sunset I took with my film camera (81 points, 12 comments)
    7. I compiled a list of my favorite free views of Detroit's skyline with photos (56 points, 12 comments)
  20. 1173 points, 9 submissions: LeftDetroitThrowAway
    1. Thief returns train station clock, thanks Ford for believing in Detroit (449 points, 40 comments)
    2. Last call would be extended to 4 a.m. on weekends, holidays in Detroit under Senate bill (226 points, 31 comments)
    3. Judge Vonda Evans makes her own hours, submits false attendance reports (103 points, 37 comments)
    4. Duggan takes huge lead over Young for Detroit mayor (94 points, 21 comments)
    5. Detroit to create $250M affordable housing fund (73 points, 46 comments)
    6. Home auction program gives half off to Detroit teachers (61 points, 7 comments)
    7. Shinola worker stole hundreds of watches, feds say (59 points, 16 comments)
    8. Self-defense: No charges in fatal Eastern Market shooting (57 points, 17 comments)
    9. Aretha Franklin bishop sorry after 'groping' Ariana Grande (51 points, 33 comments)
  21. 1152 points, 2 submissions: WarParakeet
    1. Seriously, the most annoying commercial I've heard (591 points, 75 comments)
    2. I've lived in the area for nearly 18 months and this is so true (561 points, 76 comments)
  22. 1027 points, 4 submissions: Fois
    1. Cliff Bell’s on a rainy night (368 points, 15 comments)
    2. Ambassador Bridge and Detroit Skyline at Sunrise this morning from the foggy river. (297 points, 3 comments)
    3. Urban Bean Co. (248 points, 32 comments)
    4. Ste. Anne de Détroit Cathedral (114 points, 4 comments)
  23. 1011 points, 4 submissions: BDCanuck
    1. Smirnoff takes shot at Trump on Michigan Ave (553 points, 75 comments)
    2. I found this strange WSU looking shirt on a guy in Bangalore, India. #collegeteamdetroitnycurban1993deptchampionchampions (311 points, 20 comments)
    3. Today’s the day! Detroit, come out for Global Reddit Meetup Day! 2 parties... 6pm-10pm at Anchor, then 10pm-2am at Marble Bar (76 points, 12 comments)
    4. The main takeaway from tonight's mayoral debate courtesy of @cande313... (71 points, 16 comments)
  24. 1010 points, 2 submissions: IdunnoLXG
    1. Can I just say as an Arab America - Detroit is the city I've felt most comfortable in? (770 points, 170 comments)
    2. Why leaving Detroit was a mistake (240 points, 87 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. bernieboy (8592 points, 891 comments)
  2. gpforlife (3664 points, 1412 comments)
  3. Stratiform (3078 points, 273 comments)
  4. yim26 (2610 points, 340 comments)
  5. wolverine237 (2452 points, 427 comments)
  6. Augustushomme (2420 points, 599 comments)
  7. Detwa-DK (2003 points, 562 comments)
  8. LeftDetroitThrowAway (1924 points, 185 comments)
  9. Khorasaurus (1667 points, 261 comments)
  10. Importantguy123 (1629 points, 210 comments)
  11. JoumanaKayrouz (1524 points, 192 comments)
  12. ColHaberdasher (1513 points, 346 comments)
  13. _Pointless_ (1379 points, 118 comments)
  14. tonydelite (1183 points, 115 comments)
  15. BlindTiger86 (1177 points, 218 comments)
  16. Talpostal (1161 points, 82 comments)
  17. MGoAzul (1049 points, 145 comments)
  18. The70th (1006 points, 118 comments)
  19. stos313 (955 points, 94 comments)
  20. chriswaco (921 points, 81 comments)
  21. CrotchWolf (889 points, 141 comments)
  22. taoistextremist (877 points, 117 comments)
  23. racist_sandwich (843 points, 150 comments)
  24. jimmy_three_shoes (812 points, 77 comments)
  25. AarunFast (747 points, 88 comments)
  26. william-o (745 points, 67 comments)
  27. lordoftime (739 points, 132 comments)
  28. ThePermMustWait (720 points, 82 comments)
  29. ChryslerDodgeJeep (719 points, 153 comments)
  30. MonsieurAK (696 points, 59 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Beautiful city of Detroit, I've been living here all my life and need detroiters to join me in the battle for net neutrality. Let's join the other subreddits and end the FCC plan to kill net neutrality by AbabyRhino (3826 points, 93 comments)
  2. Never gets old. by judog072707 (1344 points, 98 comments)
  3. me growing up in detroit sharing apples. we same “kids” redid the photo 50 years later! by killarneyguy (1220 points, 32 comments)
  4. Jeep drivers of Detroit: We all get it that you have 4WD, salute each other, and can drive in the snow. Badass! NOW STOP TAILGATING! I have 4WD in my truck and somehow can manage to not drive like a douche, so you can too. by MtmJM (918 points, 347 comments)
  5. Tony Bourdain has passed, I for one would like to thank him for believing in Detroit and representing us well. by HipsterGalt (802 points, 63 comments)
  6. Can I just say as an Arab America - Detroit is the city I've felt most comfortable in? by IdunnoLXG (770 points, 170 comments)
  7. One block away from Woodward McdonaIds, I just witnessed Breakthrough Towing Drop and Bust Open this Honda Fit’s Oil Pan. Hoping the Owner will see this for proof and Insurance: BWE-0666 by juancarlosbrah (655 points, 102 comments)
  8. Rare view of Detroit: Canadian countryside with Downtown in the background by DisDumbNigga (654 points, 45 comments)
  9. My grandpa is 104 and enjoys beer. He is throwing the first pitch out for the Detroit Tigers Thursday! by janitor1986 (601 points, 22 comments)
  10. Seriously, the most annoying commercial I've heard by WarParakeet (591 points, 75 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 512 points: sapphon's comment in New to the area - what’s the context for this sign?
  2. 304 points: JamieSMASH's comment in Can I just say as an Arab America - Detroit is the city I've felt most comfortable in?
  3. 291 points: wolverine237's comment in What is your “unpopular opinion” about Detroit?
  4. 268 points: stringfellow-hawke's comment in Jeep drivers of Detroit: We all get it that you have 4WD, salute each other, and can drive in the snow. Badass! NOW STOP TAILGATING! I have 4WD in my truck and somehow can manage to not drive like a douche, so you can too.
  5. 243 points: ITS_MAJOR_TOM_YO's comment in Detroit out of the running for Amazon HQ2
  6. 235 points: chriswaco's comment in What are some of the greatest unresolved Detroit mysteries?
  7. 227 points: riverine17's comment in “I’m from Detroit”
  8. 209 points: kay_bizzle's comment in Just had my first Detroit coney last night.
  9. 200 points: thlayli_x's comment in Detroit hip-hop station becomes first in the country to #mutekanye
  10. 198 points: deleted's comment in Jeremy Clarkson: See the ruins of a lost civilisation before the tourist hordes arrive – in Detroit News Review
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2018.09.05 16:51 trumpet_23 Official /r/TheB1G Week 1 Power Rankings

Week 1 Power Rankings:
Week 1 is over. Northwestern and Purdue played a conference game, Michigan State and Penn State survived scares, Michigan lost to Notre Dame, Maryland upset Texas for the second year in a row, and the Nebraska Fightin’ Scott Frosts didn’t get to play their first game due to lightning. Football is back, baby!
The big winner this week is Maryland, with a 4-spot jump up the rankings after proving that Texas is definitely still not back. Very little change in the rest of the rankings, although the average rankings tell a different story. Ohio State and Wisconsin stand alone at the top, and a big gap separates them and the virtual tie of Sparty and Penn State. Michigan dropped far in the average rankings, but still stand an inch above Iowa, who stands an inch above Northwestern. As mentioned before, Maryland had a big jump, while the rest of the teams remain relatively unchanged from the previous week.
Rank Team Points Average Rank Prev. Change Variance
1 Ohio State 140(85) 1.31 1 0 0.72
2 Wisconsin 202(16) 1.89 2 0 0.18
3 Michigan State 474 4.43 4 +1 2.64
4 Penn State 477(2) 4.46 3 -1 3.23
5 Michigan 639 5.97 5 0 4.78
6 Iowa 649(2) 6.07 6 0 4.23
7 Northwestern 657(1) 6.14 7 0 4.08
8 Maryland 814 7.61 12 +4 3.73
9 Nebraska 1042 9.74 8 -1 3.65
10 Purdue 1069 9.99 9 -1 3.65
11 Minnesota 1099 10.27 10 -1 3.12
12 Indiana 1234 11.53 11 -1 1.78
13 Rutgers 1296 12.11 13 0 2.29
14 Illinois 1457 13.62 14 0 0.96
For team standings and records, visit the /TheB1G sidebar.
Schedules and Results
Spreadsheet
Team Rankings By Week
Team Average Rankings By Week
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Rank Commentary
1. JT who? After seemingly a lifetime of having Barrett as the Buckeye QB, Dwayne Haskins took over and had a record setting debut. The offense came out firing on all cylinders and was every bit as dynamic as fans were hoping it would be. The best part is that Haskins hit receivers in stride which has been a struggle for the past few years. Dwayne wasn't the only person on offense to shine though, the WRs looked better than they have since 2014 and Mike Webber looks rejuvenated. The defense on the other hand had some question marks. The secondary clearly missed Jordan Fuller and the LBs looked lost at times. It's clear that we'll need to lean heavily on Nick Bosa and the rest of the DL. topher3003
2. Week 1 went pretty much as one might expect for Wisconsin, which on the whole is a good thing. Jonathan Taylor broke free twice for 2 TDs and coughed up a fumble way too easily before sitting out the 2nd half. Hornibrook had a quality game with 2 TDs and no interceptions. A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor both had solid games, but we also got a taste of what having no experienced backups at WR can mean thanks to some cramps. Freshman TE Jake Ferguson got a chance to show his ball skills with 4 catches for 43 yds. On defense, after being pretty much completely shut down in the 1st half, WKU gained some ground in the 2nd, reaching the red zone 4 times. Those trips resulted in a fumble, an interception, a turnover on downs, and a field goal, the Hilltoppers' only points. As far as I'm concerned the main takeaway is that the Badgers are more than ready to ramp up the difficulty a bit next week against New Mexico. pianobadger
3. Another week 1 game against an uninspiring opponent, another week 1 nailbiter for the Spartans. Though Utah State is predicted to compete in the Mountain West, MSU should not have kept it this close to the Aggies. They had opportunities to pull away, but some mistakes helped keep USU in the game. The negatives: The o-line was atrocious. The run game could not get up and running as they created no holes for Scott, and the passing game held on solely due to Lewerke's mobility. The D-line also seemed weak on the pass rush, though that may be due to Utah State's up tempo passing game. The secondary also needs to get better in covering the short middle passes. The positives: Lewerke continues to prove himself as the man the offense will have to run through to be successful. Once he was opened up and allowed to run and sling the ball things started moving. Though Dantonio will never be pass-whacky, we need to start using the pass to open up the run instead of the reverse (which Coach D is more comfortable with). The WRs made a couple of mistakes but overall showed how good that corp can be. Bachie continues to make plays and our secondary showed growth from last year. The mistakes are correctable, but with a tougher than expected showdown against the ASU Sun-Herms looming this Saturday, they need to be fixed sooner rather than later to keep playoff dreams alive. Prediction: The high flying Sun Devils get a few quick hits in before halftime, but the Spartan Secondary and high-flying offense of their own, take over in the second half and pull out another close game 45-40 FoxMcbowser42
4. Well that was a scary way to start the season. Appalachian State came into Beaver Stadium looking to get their biggest upset since 2007 (shit, I’m old… I remember watching that game on a tiny tv in Beaver Stadium) when they shocked the Wolverines at the Big House. Thankfully, McSorley and the Nittany Lion offense pulled it together in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter to tie the game. In OT, the Lions hit the end zone first and Amani Oruwariye sealed the victory with an interception for a final score of 45-38. We knew going into this game that App State was not going to roll over, but no one expected a contest that close. Popular opinion supports the idea that the Mountaineers are a just a good team and not that the Lions played poorly. But when I look back to the game stats, I have early concerns for the PSU defense, especially the secondary. App State’s QB, Zac Thomas, at his first career start, was able to pass for nearly 300 yards and, in the fourth quarter, embarrassed the PSU defense. And the talent loss at linebacker this off-season really made itself apparent. On the other side of the ball, things are looking up as I don’t have much to complain about Rahne’s first regular season game as OC. The PSU rushing game racked up 205 yards and 5 touchdowns (including McSorley’s) providing some insight to how the team will deal with the loss of Barkley – Miles Sanders looks promising, as expected. And most of all, McSorley was at his McSorleyest when it was needed the most. Next up: at eat shit Pitt for a test against a P5 opponent. Calling it 24-10 PSU. 2ndHalfTeam
5. Michigan lost at Notre Dame by a touchdown, but it didn’t feel that close. Having said that, the Wolverines did outgain the Irish slightly (307 yards to 302) and both teams averaged 4.4 yards per play. Offensively, the offensive line is still a major problem. As a unit, they were overmatched by Notre Dame’s front, which resulted in a lack of a running game and not much time for Michigan’s quarterbacks to throw the football. They lack the toughness and identity you’d expect from a Jim Harbaugh offense. On a positive note, the wide outs were more involved more than they ever were last season and while Shea Patterson wasn’t special and he made some mistakes (2 turnovers), he’s clearly an upgrade over what they had a year ago. But if the offense is to make a leap this season against better opponents, the offensive line needs to get better. While the offense was ugly most of the night, the defense was more head scratching. Especially their third-down defense (7-of-15 allowed). A unit that was the best in the country last year on third downs allowed numerous key third-and-long conversions starting with the opening series as they fell behind 14-0 midway through the first quarter. Safety Josh Metellus was ejected early for targeting and defensive end Chase Winovich, who had a strong game overall (1 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss), committed a costly penalty which cost Michigan points as Notre Dame extended their lead to 21-3. I suspect if these teams played again, the Irish would struggle to crack 20 points. Not sure the offense would fare much better unless they step it up in the trenches. Maybe the most disappointing part of the Week 1 loss was it appeared the Wolverines were outcoached. Both schematically and in terms of preparation. Notre Dame looked more ready. B1GLove
6. Well, Iowa’s defense is looking good after one game. The second team allowed a touchdown in garbage time, but otherwise the defense as a whole played well, especially the DL, which was in NIU’s backfield all day. There may still be some worries at LB, particularly MLB, but fans are hoping that was more first-game jitters than a worry going forward. The offense inspired less confidence. The WRs dropped many passes, Stanley had quite a few off-target passes, and most of Iowa’s big run plays were called back by boneheaded penalties. By the second half, everyone, particularly all three RBs (and especially Toren Young), got into a much better groove, racking up 4 TDs in the second half (along with a safety by the defense). Hell, even the punting was much improved from last year, provided Rastetter rugby punts from here on out (and provided his special teams actually blocks for him). All in all, considering the roughness Ferentz teams generally play with in Game 1, that was a pretty solid first game of the season. Oh, and Kirk Ferentz is now the winningest football coach in Iowa football history! Congratulations to Ferentz, and here’s to 14 more wins this season! Next game: Iowa State. trumpet_23
7. Northwestern benefitted from Purdue mistakes to pull off a road division win on opening Thursday. The Quarterback situation remains unresolved as Thorson split time with backup TJ Green in order to rest his knee, which is still recovering from ACL surgery. While both quarterbacks played well, the changes seemed to disrupt the flow of the offense, and the receivers struggled to get separation, which put a damper on a strong performance by the O Line and RB Jeremy Larkin. Defensively, the D Line played well, and looks to be disruptive this year, while the secondary showed the growing pains of breaking in three new starters. Next week Northwestern will look to extend their win streak to ten in a revenge game against Duke, who blew out the 'Cats last season. LeinadSpoon
8. On the first play of the game, Maryland lined up with 10 men on the field leaving an empty spot on the offensive line in honor of their late teammate. They took a delay of game penalty which Texas promptly declined. It was a touching moment and one of many ways the team took to remembering the tragedy. While many on the outside have painted the situation as tumultuous, the players came out and showed unity, purpose, and passion. I think it meant alot to the team and the fanbase that they were able to go out and win this one for Jordan. The game ball was placed in Jordan’s locker in College Park where it will remain until it is presented to his parents on his senior day. Okay, on to the game now... holy hell, the Terps did it again! I always said last year’s upset was no fluke and that this year brought even more talent to the table but I didn’t think they’d pull it off again. Led by Kasim Hill, the Terps used a wild Matt Canada offense to jump out to a 24-7 lead. Unheralded freshman wide receiver Jeshaun Jones used his first three collegiate touches to score a 28-yard rushing TD, a 68-yard receiving TD, and for good measure a 20-yard passing TD. Kasim looked confident out there making good reads, accurate passes, and showing off his scrambling skills that led to a torn ACL last year. The defense led the way in the second half, allowing only 7 points and creating three turnovers on the final three Texas drives to close it out. They limited Texas’ offense go 3/15 on 3rd down which is a monumental improvement over last year’s squad which allowed almost a 50% conversion rate. It was far from dominating - the endless supply of jet sweeps went stale in the second half. After having success stretching the field early in the game (something DJ Moore excelled at last year), we abandoned it altogether which allowed the Texas defense to stuff the box. The Terps defense showed general improvement but failed to generate much of a pass rush. The win definitely heightens our expectations for this season but there are still 5 more games where Maryland will find themselves as sizable underdogs so this win gives them a ton of breathing room in the quest for a bowl. Great start to the year, go Terps! Wicked_UMD
9. After 3 hours of waiting underneath Memorial Stadium, the word finally spread the game was canceled. Many rumors are flying about a makeup: Maybe play Akron December 1st, maybe we play Liberty in October?? The real first game of the season will be against an old hated rival, and I suppose nothing would be sweeter than Colorado being Scott Frost’s first victory. Nebraska leads the all-time series 49-18-2. Nebraska_Actually
10. (Ed. note: I couldn’t not include his first message to me, in italics) I have nothing to stay this week. The refs sucked. I’m abstaining from comment. Alright I relented on my position a little after sleeping. Here you go. Purdue answered some questions and asked others in the opener against Northwestern. The defense was a pleasant surprise when they weren't being hampered by short fields. Spencer Evans took every fields goal, extra point, and kickoff, making all but a 53 yard attempt. Rondale Moore absolutely shone in his debut, setting the Purdue record for all purpose yardage in a single game, as well as scoring both a rushing and receiving touchdown. As for the bad...QB Elijah Sindelar may have lost his job, throwing three interceptions before halftime before being replaced by David Blough. Unfortunately, those mistakes and some...interesting refereeing cost the Boilermakers the game. Purdue plays Eastern Michigan next week in what should be a blowout. dgahimer
11. The Gophers started the game slowly, easing their way in to things and actually were down 10-7 early in the 2nd quarter. Right after NMSU took the lead the Gopher offense started firing on all cylinders, marching down the field on two consecutive drives for touchdowns. The second quarter pile-on included a 75 yard punt return TD by Antoine Winfield Jr. and a 84 yard TD drive, making it 35-10 at the half. The game slowed down in the second half ending with a 48-10 UMN win. True Freshman QB Zack Annexstad ended the game 16/33 for 220 yds 2 TDs and no interceptions. Rodney Smith ran for 156 yds and Tyler Johnson notched an even 100 receiving yards. The offense ended the game with 524 total yards. While NMSU can likely be put in the "cupcake" category, the Gophers have had much rougher games against "cupcakes" in the past, so it was great for them to get a solid win and put some mistakes on film to work out. We will learn a lot about how much stock we should put into this team with the Week 2 matchup against a solid Fresno State at 6:30 on Saturday. kShnarsty
12. The result of this game was almost a foregone conclusion when it was scheduled, but this is Indiana football, so nothing is ever really guaranteed. Indiana played about as well as expected. Their defense let up a couple plays they shouldn’t have that turned into scoring drives early in the game, but this is a young defensive squad. Indiana played 11 freshmen on defense this past Saturday, and it is reasonable to expect Coach Allen to get them into B1G shape by the time conference play starts. On offense, I was impressed with Indiana’s QB play. Outside of Indiana’s opening drive where Ramsey threw a very questionable pass for an interception, Indiana’s quarterbacks completed passes consistently. Peyton Ramsey went 20/27 for 156 yds, 3 TDs, and the one interception mentioned above; Michael Penix (really have to watch the typos with that last name) subbed in during the third quarter and went 8/10. This kind of efficient play is key for an offense that, as of now, doesn’t look to have the ability to run up the score on quality opponents like it has in the past. Indiana’s performance was not dominant, but it wasn’t bad either. The squad looks like it has potential. Indiana faces its first P5 opponent next week when Virginia comes to Bloomington. Anyone watching should look to see if Indiana can start to shore up some of its youthful mistakes before the start of conference play. manofruber
13. Rutgers had a solid victory over Texas State this past weekend, and I think fans should be encouraged. True freshman QB Art Sitkowski threw 3 INTs in his first ever college game, but still added a TD and a really good completion percentage. Rutgers fans will have to accept the bad and good with Art, but the good has the potential to be be very good. RB Raheem Blackshear is a beast and will feature prominently going forward. The only points given up to Texas State came from a pick-six, so technically the defense didn't give up any points. That certainly will change next week as the Scarlet Knights head to Columbus to face Ohio State. The betting line opened up at OSU -33, and if the Scarlet Knights really want to show they've improved, they have to stop getting absolutely demolished by the elite teams. I'm hoping we can somehow keep it close in the 1st half and lose by ~21 points. We will see. MRC1986
14. Well, this game was a tale of two halves. There are two big things I got from the game. The run defense is porous and will hurt this year. The defense is quick, can get to the ball, but there are clear holes. If we are defending the pass, we can defend the pass, but will fail to get to the QB if he runs out of the pocket. We are decent against the run, but fail to cover holes on the line. Missing 5 defensive starters doesn't help. Rod Smith's offense works. We had 3 different running backs get TDs and had a QB that rushed for over 100 yards. Like our defense, our offense is very one dimensional, even more now with Dudek out for the year. However, the offensive line has matured. But this was against Kent State. When we got rolling in the second half, it worked. But this will not work against the B1G. But this is a young team, and I hope for individual development on both sides of the ball, its actually great going into the season with 0 expectations. the_reddit_intern
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2018.02.15 21:45 rwillystyle 2018 Minor League Draft - Round 6

Minor League Draft
Currently owned minor leaguers can be found on this list.
Some are still owned as MLB players, so check fantrax first. If you pick an owned player, the draft will continue on, and you will just have to edit in a replacement. Let me know when you correct any mistake.
Drafted players must:
To make your pick, post a comment that includes:
After you pick, alert the next drafter on here by linking their reddit handle in the comment and @ them in the slack
For example: "With the 1st pick in round 1, the Texas Rangers select Shohei Ohtani. u/bjilly is on the clock"
There will also be a draft recap channel in the slack. Until your pick is posted here, it is NOT official. Do NOT just post your pick there.
  • 1 - Cleveland Indians - Brandon Lowe, 2B - TB
  • 2 - Minnesota Twins - James Kapriellian, P - NYY KEEPER
  • 3 - San Francisco Giants - Jacob Gonzalez, 3B - SFG
  • 4 - Oakland Athletics - Brett Cumberland, C - ATL
  • 5 - Philadelphia Phillies - Kristian Robinson, OF - ARI
  • 6 - St. Louis Cardinals - Aaron Civale, RHP - CLE
  • 7 - Tampa Bay Rays - Marcos Molina, RHP - NYM
  • 8 - New York Yankees - Brendon Little, SP - CHC
  • 9 - Chicago White Sox - Tanner Scott, SP - BAL
  • 10 - Pittsburgh Pirates - Jordan Patterson, OF - COL
  • 11 - Texas Rangers - Caleb Ferguson, SP - LAD
  • 12 - Brooklyn Dodgers - Zack Burdi, P CWS KEEPER
  • 13 - Toronto Blue Jays - Renato Núñez, 3B - OAK
  • 14 - San Diego Padres - Thyago Vieira, RP - CWS
  • 15 - Houston Astros - Corbin Martin, RHP - HOU
  • 16 - New York Mets - Patrick Mazeika, C - NYM
  • 17 - Colorado Rockies - Yairo Munoz, SS - StL
  • 18 - Milwaukee Brewers - Phil Maton, RP - SDP
  • 19 - Detroit Tigers - Jon Harris, P TOR KEEPER
  • 20 - Arizona Diamondbacks - Blayne Enlow, P - MIN
  • 21 - Seattle Mariners - Cornelius Randolph, OF - PHI
  • 22 - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Freudis Nova, SS - HOU
  • 23 - Montreal Expos - Trevor Hildenberger, RP - MIN
  • 24 - Atlanta Braves - Edwin Espinal, 1B - DET
  • 25 - Detroit Tigers - Ryan Borucki, P - TOR KEEPER
  • 26 - Baltimore Orioles - Mike Tauchman, COL - OF
  • 27 - Cincinnati Reds - Conner Uselton, RF - PIT
  • 28 - Chicago Cubs - Antonio Santillan, SP - CIN
  • 29 - Cleveland Indians - Braxton Lee, OF - MIA
  • 30 - Boston Red Sox - Norge Ruiz, P - OAK KEEPER
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2018.02.13 20:29 thefuckinwolves An Introduction to the reddit Baseball Offseason Simulation

The reddit baseball offseason simulation has been around for five years now, with this season’s subreddit being /baseballoffseason2k18. Every offseason for two months, 30 users sign up to be the GM of a team, along with 5 player agents and 5 commissioners. The goal for every team is to realistically take their team through the offseason, whether they follow the direction of what their team does in real life or they go in another realistic direction. Obviously teams like the Nationals, Dodgers, and Astros are going to make ‘win now’ moves and teams like the Marlins, White Sox, and Reds are going to make ‘rebuilding’ moves, but there are often teams that go in a different direction than what the team did in real life. The biggest example of that this offseason was that our Giants rebuilt while the real life Giants went all in on their current core. Many people have been involved in the offseason simulation for four to five years, but every year we have 5-10 positions for agents and GMs open up, so if this appeals to you, let us know and we’ll get in touch with you next October!
What follows from here is a quick summary of the major moves in the offseason by team, along with a general overview of the direction each team decided to take. (If you’re skimming, the Marlins and Giants were the big sellers, and the Nationals and Athletics turned their rosters over the most)
Boston Red Sox [managed by Bgro]
Bgro, one of our longtime GMs, took a very minimalist and realistic direction with the Red Sox this year. He made a run at JD Martinez, but backed out when the bidding on Martinez got too high for his liking. The Red Sox signed Miles Mikolas, Luke Gregerson, and Joe Smith, and in the last week of the offseason, traded Michael Chavis, Sam Travis, and Bryan Mata to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Manny Machado.
A link to the Red Sox spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
New York Yankees [managed by tigerbulldog13]
tigerbulldog was one of our new GMs this year. He took an understated approach of essentially just trying to not ruin a good thing. He did make a run at Giancarlo Stanton, but (wisely, as you’ll see) backed out when the asking price got too high. He made some controversial moves like signing Stephen Vogt as his backup catcher, traded Chance Adams, Domingo Acevedo, and Aaron Hicks to the Athletics for Khris Davis and Paul Blackburn, traded Clint Frazier to the Astros for Collin McHugh and Colin Moran, traded Dellin Betances to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader, and signed Todd Frazier to a 6 year, $96 million contract.
A link to the Yankees spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Baltimore Orioles [managed by cptcliche]
“Taking control of the Orioles, my plan going in was to execute a quick partial rebuild. Not an ‘everything must go’ firesale, but rather sell off players in the last year of their deal to get back more useful long term assets. My first big trade was sending Zach Britton the the Astros for Francis Martes and Ramon Laureano. Martes was the centrepiece as a future rotation piece and consensus top 30 prospect prior to 2017, while Laureano is a dart throw that owns a .266/.350/.429 line in the minors while playing all three outfield positions. My other big trade was sending Manny Machado to Boston for Michael Chavis, Sam Travis, and Bryan Mata. Chavis looks to be my 3B of the future, Travis could turn into a useful bat or trade piece, while Mata is a ways away but could help down the line. In free agency, I didn’t want to throw out any long term deals to hurt the team down the line (Chris Davis, cough) so I looked for one year deals that could be potential trade deadline pieces in Michael Brantley, Doug Fister, and Eduardo Nunez. On the whole, the Orioles will not be good this year, but I like to think their long term outlook has significantly improved.
A link to the Orioles spreadhseet showing his full roster can be found here
Tampa Bay Rays [managed by professorwhat]
professorwhat was another new GM this year, and had some bright spots mixed in with a number of puzzling moves as he tried to begin a rebuild of the Rays. He dealt away Corey Dickerson and Blake Snell to the Blue Jays for Lourdes Gurriel, Sean Reid-Foley, Rowdy Tellez and Ryan Goins, and Chris Archer to the Braves for Kyle Wright, Christian Pache, Alex Jackson, Troy Bacon, two highly controversial moves that left other GMs wondering whether he truly shopped Archer and Snell as much as he could’ve.
A link to the Rays spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Toronto Blue Jays [managed by flykessel]
flykessel was yet another new GM and quickly made a name for himself as he retooled the Blue Jays to try to make one more run before Josh Donaldson hits free agency. He entirely bypassed the free agent market, instead making a shrewd deal off the hop, letting go of Reese McGuire to Detroit to shed Kendrys Morales’ contract, and followed that up by making a number of small trades, seeing Aaron Loup, Jon Harris, Conner Greene, SRF, Rowdy Tellez, Steve Pearce, and Dalton Pompey leave Canada to attain Adam Duvall, Tyler Stephenson, Joe Panik, Blake Snell, Kiké Hernandez and Erick Aybar.
A link to the Blue Jays spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Cleveland Indians [managed by kapacj]
kapacj has been with us for two years now, and had a fairly quiet offseason, as the Indians obviously don’t need much work. He quickly signed Nick Hundley to a one year deal to put an insurance policy on his catching depth. Shortly after, he traded Jason Kipnis and Roberto Perez to Arizona for AJ Pollock, Andrew Chafin, and Taylor Clarke, then traded Tyler Naquin, Tyler Olson, and Greg Allen to the Reds for Eugenio Suarez. He also did kick around Brandon Belt trades for the better part of the offseason, but he and the Giants GM just couldn’t seem to find a perfect deal.
A link to the Indians spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Kansas City Royals [managed by davoarid]
This was davo’s second season with us, as well as his second season managing his Royals. davo quickly became an inside joke in the sim, as he seemingly loved to make trades for the sake of making trades, with the most obscure minor leaguers you could ever find. I won’t even start to try to run you through every deal he made, but the notable names out included Jakob Junis, Kelvin Herrera, Miguel Almonte, Joakim Soria, Jason Hammel, Scott Alexander, Richard Lovelady, and Eric Skoglund, while some of the names coming in were Ryon Healy, Shawn Kelley, Aaron Blair, Ryan Schimpf, Dillon Tate, Phil Ervin, and Drew Robinson. He also made some big re-signings: Eric Hosmer to a seven year, 140 million dollar deal, and Lorenzo Cain to a 5 year 85 million dollar deal, both complete with no trade clauses, moves that will easily determine the future of the Royals.
A link to the Royals spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Detroit Tigers [managed by irlkg]
irlkg was one of the people in the first ever offseason simulation, and as a rabid fan of the Tigers, has only ever been a commissioner or the Tigers GM. This year had a quiet sttart for him, as he ate Kendrys Morales’ contract to get Reese McGuire, along with dealing Ian Kinsler to the Angels for Anthony Kay and Andres Giminez. He sat tight for a significant portion of the sim, but did make a huge splash by trading Michael Fulmer to the Rockies for Brendan Rodgers, Ryan McMahon, Ryan Vilade, and Mike Tauchman. In the final week of the sim, with a number of big name free agents still unsigned, he swept in quietly and grabbed Justin Upton back on a four year, 70 million dollar deal.
A link to the Tigers spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Minnesota Twins [managed by tayspeaks]
Unfortunately, the Twins GM was absentee for the vast majority of the sim, so essentially all he did was sign Addison Reed to a three year, 33 million dollar deal and disappear. Let me throw a note in here: IF you want to be a part of the sim next year, don’t be like tayspeaks. One team being invisible has potential to screw up the entire sim. Everything that went wrong in the sim can be attributed to tayspeaks. I give tayspeaks a 0/10.
A link to the Twins spreadsheet showing almost nothing because he disappeared can be found here, not that you’ll give a shit, obviously
Chicago White Sox [managed by SouthernDerpfornia]
Another name that’ll be familiar to all of you, Derp is a longtime sim member, and wasn’t actually planning on being involved this year, but when we couldn’t find a White Sox GM, he stepped in for us. Obviously the Sox didn’t need to do much this year, so he didn’t have a lot to do. The only major moves he made were taking on Hanley Ramirez’ salary to gain Tzu-Wei Lin and Josh Ockimey, and trading Jose Abreu to the Rangers in exchange for Ronald Guzman, Hans Crouse, Jose Trevino, and Michael de Leon. It was a quiet, quality sim for the White Sox, which is really all they need as they move forward through their rebuild.
A link to the White Sox spreadhseet showing his full roster can be found here
Anaheim Angels [managed by malbom30]
malbom30 was another first year GM and uh, it showed. He threw a ton of money around in the first week, signing Masahiro Tanaka and Mike Moustakas to a combined 272 million dollars over six years and traded two prospects for Scooter Gennett. He also had some seemingly unnecessary churn in his rotation, dealing Garrett Richards to the Brewers for and Matt Shoemaker to the Athletics before trading away Luis Ortiz (via the Richards trade) along with Jahmai Jones and Chris Rodriguez to Oakland for Sean Manaea. He closed his sim by signing Austin Jackson to fill his hole leftfield. Overall, a strange offseason for the Angels, but everyone’s first offseason seems to be a bit tough!
A link to the Angels spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Oakland Athletics [managed by vslyke]
“The A's added this year, seeking to capitalize on several breakout performances. I also tried to reinforce my team's core for the next 2-5 years through opportunistic trades and free agent signings. Building around a core of the two Matts, I added several cost-controlled players and high-upside prospects through trades. Notable additions included Starling Marte, Luis Castillo, Kyle Schwarber, and Spencer Kieboom while notable subtractions included Khris Davis, Sean Manaea, Kendall Graveman, and A.J. Puk.”
A link to the Athletics spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Houston Astros [managed by GRiZZY19]
Grizzy has been with us for two years now, and always seems to pull off high profile moves, and comes off on top more often than not. As the reigning champions, he didn’t have much to do, but that certainly didn’t stop him. He made a number of big moves, starting with the previously mentioned McHugh/Moran for Frazier trade, and sent JD Davis to the Phillies to shed the contracts of Tony Sipp and Jon Singleton. Early on, he also signed Carlos Santana to a four year, 52 million dollar deal and Jon Lucroy to a three year, 24 million dollar deal. His biggest move of the sim, though, was the seemingly unnecessary teardown of his farm to get another ace: He sent Forrest Whitley, Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, Marco Gonzales, and Myles Straw to San Francisco for Madison Bumgarner and Hunter ‘Bitch’ Strickland. Grizzy’s Astros look primed to be an absolute monster, but seeing as they are clearly already a championship level team, was it worth it?
A link to the Astros spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Seattle Mariners [managed by JackCustComeback]
‘The only real goals for the fictional Mariners were the same as the real Mariners. Find a center fielder and sign Shohei Ohtani. My center field solution was similar to real Dipoto's, sending out Nick Neidert for Billy Hamilton rather than Dee Gordon. My Mariners were actually successful in luring Ohtani to Seattle in our sim because God hates the real Mariners. Ohtani was the main focus, but Yonder Alonso was kept around on a two year deal, Evan Gattis was picked up in a trade, and Tony Watson and Jordy Mercer were added on small free agent deals.’
A link to the Mariners spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Texas Rangers [managed by theyadimo]
This was yadi’s first year with us, and while it was up and down, I would personally say that it was a damn solid first go at this. He got off to a rocky start, signing Andrew Cashner to a three year, 33 million dollar deal, but quickly turned that around, trading away Ronald Guzman, Hans Crouse, Jose Trevino, and Michael de Leon for Jose Abreu. He then traded Willie Calhoun and Cole Ragans to the Marlins for J.T. Realmuto to shore up his catcher spot, and traded Joey Gallo to the Rockies for Jeff Hoffman and Yency Almonte. He closed his sim by signing Jarrod Dyson to a three year 22 million dollar deal to man center for him.
A link to the Rangers spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Atlanta Braves [managed by SeeYaLaterDylan]
“A conservative/wait-and-see approach to my offseason resulted in a Braves squad that feels both improved short term and long term. Bolstering the Braves’ ugly bullpen situation was the first priority. I traded some nothing assets (Aaron Blair, Lane Adams) and one negative one (Jim Johnson) for a lottery ticket in the back of the pen. I also signed Brandon Morrow (3 years, $27 million) to bring much needed stability toward the back of the pen, whether he’s the closer or just a late-inning guy. Matt Kemp obviously needed to go, and getting back Denard Span, for a lesser money commitment, and a couple of high minors roster depth (Kyle Crick, Miguel Gomez) felt like a solid return. Span will be able to play alongside newly acquired Hunter Renfroe, who I got (along with RP Kyle McGrath) for Mike Foltynewicz and Rio Ruiz. Renfroe has ridiculous power and could be a long-term answer in the corner next to Ender Inciarte and Ronald Acuna if he pans out. Former Brave Martin Prado was traded for to provide another possible answer at third base and to provide some leadership (particularly for Venezuelans!) The final roster overhaul came to the starting rotation. Folty was replaced initially with Jake Odorizzi in a deal (Matt Adams, Ricardo Sanchez, Mauricio Cabrera) with the Rays, but one final trade was made in the last week. I traded a host of quality prospects (Kyle Wright, Cristian Pache, Alex Jackson, Troy Bacon) to the Rays for Chris Archer (and a couple of high-minors minor leaguers) giving my team a true no-doubt threat at the top of the rotation for the next few years on a good contract. Archer isn’t perfect by any stretch, but he fits like a glove into the Braves rotation that needed an X-factor type of talent at the top, and ArcheTeheran/Odorizzi/Gohara/Newcomb has a shit ton of potential (and rebound potential from the older dudes) that makes my team interesting for a wild-card push if a lot of the younger dudes like Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson can put together productive seasons. And it goes without saying, this team’s goal is in the long term, which I have only boosted with the trades I’ve made. Fear the future.”
A link to the Braves spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Miami Marlins [managed by polelover44]
“After a world-class season from Giancarlo Stanton could only get the Marlins to 77 wins, I decided to take the team into a full-on, nosediving rebuild. I shipped out everyone halfway decent – that’s Stanton, Yelich, Ozuna, Gordon, Bour, Realmuto, and Straily, among others. Among the prospects I received back were Victor Robles, Alex Reyes, Riley Pint, Willie Calhoun, Juan Soto, Tyler O’Neill, and Bryan Reynolds.” [ed. note: polelover did a good job but had a ton of resources so do not think too highly of his performance also he took advantage of a {REDACTED} first time GM]
A link to the Marlins spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
New York Mets [managed by pitchesbetrippin]
“I had unquestionably the most incredible sim that this community has ever seen. Trading for Ian Kinsler (Andres Gimenez) to fill the second base hole was nothing short of ingenious. Moreover, signing Neil Walker (2/20) to fill the second base hole was nothing short of ingenious. Furthermore, trading for Brad Miller (Rafael Montero) to fill the second base hole was nothing short of ingenious. Yeah, it sort of got away from me. Walker will cover third base, and Miller will serve in a utility role. Nobody plays defense as bad and at as many spots as he does. I flipped Robert Gsellman for a bit of certainty in Dan Straily, and flipped Seth Lugo for Justin Bour in a 3-team deal to fill first base. In trying to fight for a playoff spot, I didn’t want to rely on Dom Smith. I also revamped the bullpen by picking up Blevins’ option, nontendering and then resigning AJ Ramos (2/8), signing Pat Neshek (3/16.5) and Boone Logan (1/1), and trading for Ryan Madson (Chasen Bradford/Harol Ramirez/Anthony Dimino, LOL are they even real players?).” [ed. note: it was well short of ingenious]
A link to the Mets spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Washington Nationals [managed by lbon6201]
...sorry Nats fans. Y’all won’t like this. He traded Robles and Soto for Stanton. That’s really all I need to say. He signed Jay Bruce when he had Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, and Giancarlo Stanton. It’s a mess. There's way more than this, but I can't stand to go back and look at it. I’m sorry this happened to you. If he wants to explain further what he did, he can. It’s hurting my brain to type this.
A link to the Nationals spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Philadelphia Phillies [managed by redsoxfan18]
The Phillies had a fairly quiet offseason, but made a number of quiet, notable moves, including signing Tyler Chatwood to a 4 year, $30 million contract, and Anthony Swarzak and Steve Cishek to 3 year deals totalling $38 million. He also dealt Cesar Hernandez to the Brewers for Tristen Lutz, Mauricio Dubon, and Trey Supak. The Phillies are in a similar position to where they were at the outset at the sim, but considering their depth of young talent, I'm confident that their lack of transactions could be a blessing in a long term.
A link to the Phillies spreadsheet showing his full roster can be found here
Milwaukee Brewers [managed by otatoptroy]
“I had three clear goals entering the Brewers offseason. Add starting pitching, address second base and the bullpen, and don’t damage the team’s long-term success in the process. With a tight budget, this was difficult, but I was able to achieve all of these. My biggest rotation move was trading for Garrett Richards, who will be a huge addition if he is healthy. To hold down the rotation with Jimmy Nelson’s injury, I added Trevor Cahill and Anibal Sanchez. I also signed Michael Pineda for 2019 help. At second base, I traded for Cesar Hernandez. My remaining payroll went to helping out the bullpen, where I signed Yusmerio Petit and Fernando Abad for some much-needed help. I still have almost all of my top prospects, including Brinson, Ray, Hiura, Diaz, Burnes, Peralta, and more. The Brewers are in a great position to reach the postseason in 2018 and still have an incredibly bright future.” [ed. note: I actually don’t have anything to say, otatoptroy did a great job and I respect him immensely]
A link to the Brewers spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
St. Louis Cardinals [managed by IAMADeinonychusAMA]
“IAMADeinonychusAMA, one of our veteran GMs, helmed the Cardinals this offseason. As an extraordinarily deep team both at the major and minor league levels, the Cardinals are well set up, but their flaw is a paucity [ed. note: I had to google ‘paucity’ too] of higher-end, elite players to put the roster over the top. Additionally, with the bullpen coming off an inconsistent season and the team losing a number of arms to free agency, pitching would be a priority. Usually the Cardinals front office likes to make smaller moves and rely on player development, but with the team in this position and the division winnable, it was determined that bigger moves would be needed this offseason to put the team over the edge as a playoff contender. To these ends, the Cards GM added Yu Darvish (FA) and Seth Lugo (trade) for the rotation and beefed up the bullpen with the additions of Dellin Betances (trade), Tommy Hunter (FA), Will Smith (trade), and Jonathan Holder (trade), as well as resigning holdover Juan Nicasio. In these trades, the team sent away most notably Harrison Bader, Austin Gomber, and Edmundo Sosa, among other talents. The hole in right field was shored up through a blockbuster trade for young stud Christian Yelich that sent Alex Reyes, Tyler O'Neill, Mags Sierra, Jordan Hicks, Nick Plummer, and Scott Hurst to Miami, replacing incumbent Stephen Piscotty who was dealt to San Francisco for Christian Arroyo.”
A link to the Cardinals spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
[Ed. Note: Please note that Deino has won worst spreadsheet for four consecutive years]
Chicago Cubs [managed by tdovjr]
tdovjr is another veteran of the sim, who took a similar approach as the Red Sox and Mariners, just having an extremely quiet, realistic offseason. His only major moves were trading away Adbert Alzolay, Justin Steele, and Duane Underwood in exchange for Jeff Samardzjia, trading Kyle Schwarber to Oakland for Aaron Hicks, and signing Jake Arrieta to a four year, 84 million dollar deal. It was the exact offseason a team like the Cubs should have, good job tdovjr, I’m happy for you (even though nobody else is.)
A link to the Cubs spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
Pittsburgh Pirates [managed by CoryGM]
“The Brewers were doing some re-tooling, and the Reds were heavy sellers. The Cubs and Cards, however, remained perennial contenders. With that info, I made the choice to do a soft rebuild for the Pirates, selling off some of the shorter-term pieces in order to give the farm a boost and look towards competing in a few years' time (2019 or so). Trading Marte, while tough from a team standpoint, got us on our way. Getting AJ Puk as the main piece in return could bolster the rotation as soon as 2018, as a power lefty pitcher who strikes out lots of guys and keeps the ball in the park. The market in the Sim, much like the real market, was a bit stagnant this year, and so I didn't feel I could get as much as I wanted for Gerrit Cole (especially after his disappointing 2017). If the Sim were to extend the full season, I would absolutely make a deadline deal for him. Unlike the irl Buccos, I extended McCutchen. Partially because I got a great deal for him ($20 MM AAV over the next 5 years), partially because I want to give guys like Meadows and Luplow time to blow me away, and partially because he's Andrew ‘Fucking’ McCutchen. Similarly, signing Seth Smith as a platoon OF gives Meadows some marinating time in AAA, and could be a potential bargain bin find. John Lackey will hopefully be able to provide solid innings as a 5 in the rotation. With some contracts like Harrison, Cervelli, SeanRod, and Nova coming off the books following the 2018/2019 seasons, the Pirates should be in an ideal place to spend a little bit of money on a key Free Agent or two to bolster their strong core of young players, and set their sights on a World Series title.” [Ed. Note: Cory is a good man, be like Cory. He also has a nice cat.]
A link to the Pirates spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
Cincinnati Reds [managed by KingOfBullseyes]
Another one of our new GMs, KingOfBullseyes quickly proved himself to be amongst the best of our newbies, committting to a rebuild for 2018, trading Billy Hamilton, Scooter Gennett, Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez, and Luis Castillo for prospects, including Nick Neidert, Tyler Naquin, Dustin Fowler, and James Kaprielian. They also re-signed Zack Cozart to a four year contract to plug up shortstop.
A link to the Reds spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
Arizona Diamondbacks [managed by ChargedCable]
ChargedCable has been with us for a few years and simply made a few on the fly tweaks to keep the Diamondbacks’ recent momentum going. He traded AJ Pollock to Cleveland for Jason Kipnis, traded Patrick Corbin and Nick Ahmed to Washington for Michael A. Taylor, swapped bad contracts in sending Yas Tomas to Minnesota for Phil Hughes, traded Anthony Banda and Socrates Brito to Houston for Jake Marisnick and Derek Fisher, and lastly shipped Chris Owings to St. Louis for Aledmys Diaz.
A link to the Diamondbacks spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
Los Angeles Dodgers [managed by JoseCansecoMilkshake]
JCM has worked with us for a few years now, and made the worst signing in the history of the sim by signing JD Martinez, noted designated hitter, to play in the National League, which doesn’t have a designated hitter, for five years and $150 million, along with a full no trade clause. This makes sense because the Dodgers absolutely were not trying to get under the luxury tax line and absolutely would rather pay JD Martinez $30 million a year instead of paying Bryce Harper $40 million a year. I’m sure he did other things, but who cares, he signed JD Martinez.
A link to the Dodgers spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
San Francisco Giants [managed by thefuckinwolves]
thefuckinwolves, three time sim GM of the Year and God Emperor of the offseason simulation, this year took on his most challenging project yet. He attempted to rebuild a team of mediocre, overpaid veterans with full no trade clauses (and Madison Bumgarner.) He quickly decided that Buster Posey was fully off the table in any trade, but everyone else was open for business. The centerpiece of his offseason was trading Madison Bumgarner to the Astros in exchange for Forrest Whitley, Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, Marco Gonzales, and Myles Straw. He also sent out Jeff Samardzjia, Denard Span, Joe Panik, Will Smith, Cory Gearrin, and Christian Arroyo, while bringing in Dee Gordon, Stephen Piscotty, Adbert Alzolay, Justin Steele, Duane Underwood, Travis Demeritte, Jon Harris, and Andrew Triggs, as well as signing Jhoulys Chacin, Lance Lynn, and Cameron Maybin to two years and a combined $59.5 million, allowing the Giants to retain some trade deadline chips. This resulted in yet another GM of the Year for thefuckinwolves, who continues to defy all odds and has gotten multiple MLB job offers, because MLB executives absolutely do scout our subreddit.
A link to the Giants spreadsheet showing their full roster can be found here
San Diego Padres [managed by yanns]
Yanns was the other absentee GM. I don’t think the Padres did anything, and much like real life, even if they did do something, would it even matter?
A link to the Padres spreadsheet, which shows absolutely nothing, can be found here
Colorado Rockies [managed by basas22]
The Rockies built on their 2017 playoff team by adding Michael Fulmer to the top of their rotation and bolstering their lineup with trades for Marcell Ozuna, Joey Gallo, and Odubel Herrera. They added Wade Davis in free agency and will try to compete with the Dodgers for the NL West title, but it did come at a cost, as they gave up the top end of the farm to do this. They sent Brendan Rodgers, Ryan McMahon, Jeff Hoffman, Riley Pint, Forrest Wall, and Jordan Patterson away to be the second best team in the NL West.
A link to the Rockies spreadsheet which shows their full roster can be found here
Thanks for reading about our nerdy little corner of baseball reddit! If you have any questions about the sim, please feel free to ask me in the comments. I’ll probably be a sarcastic asshole, but I don’t mean it personally 100% of the time. And of course, if you have any interest in joining next year’s sim at all, please let me know, as long as you do something you’ll be better than yanns and tayspeaks! We have weekly surveys and a slack channel with about 100 thinking emojis. If that doesn’t entice you, I don’t know what will.
Go Dodgers
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2017.12.19 19:59 thefuckinwolves week six survey results

69% (18 votes) - phillies trade odubel herrera to the rockies in exchange for jordan patterson, sam howard, and ben bowden
First of all why should the Phillies even be trading Odubel considering he's like their best player and on a very cheap contract. But then why trade him for a bunch of pretty much nothing. Under the radar candidate for worst trade of the whole sim.
"I normally try and avoid voting for my own trade, but this was a steal."
"i think like 20 other teams would have given up more for odubel if actually given the chance"
15% (4 votes) - athletics trade aaron hicks and greg deichmann to the cubs in exchange for kyle schwarber and ian rice
"lowkey think hicks is better than schwarber and deichmann is better than rice so idk man"
"The A's keep on doing their thing, and their 'thing' is making trades that don't really help them now or in the future."
8% (2 votes) - astros trade $250,000 to the reds in exchange for cash case
"i get this was a meme, but really? Case is like actually a good prospect"
4% (1 vote) - tigers trade nick castellanos to the reds in exchange for matt thaiss, devin mesoraco, and scott schebler
"I love Castellanos but this is an overpay, especially since he will be going to the NL and to a team with a solid 1B. He is so bad defensively it crushes his value."
4% (1 vote) - rays trade rolmer bolivar to the reds in exchange for fidel castro
"If it was Simon Bolivar, it would be more even."
23% (6 votes) - athletics trade aaron hicks and greg deichmann to the cubs in exchange for kyle schwarber and ian rice
"A trade that isn't nothing for nothing that benefits both sides. Schwarber desperately needs a one way ticket to the American League and this trade gets him that. I have no fucking clue what the A's are doing in the sim but swapping out Hicks for Schwarber works for them."
"Both trams [ed. note: :thinking:] get a young player with upside."
19% (5 votes) - cardinals trade aledmys diaz, john brebbia, and josh lucas to the dbacks in exchange for chris owings, eduardo diaz, and $500k
"Change of scenery for two underperforming MI"
15% (4 votes) - royals trade brian flynn to the nationals in exchange for matthew derosier
11% (3 votes) - yankees trade nelson cortes to the royals in exchange for jorge bonifacio
11% (3 votes) - royals trade maikel franco to the brewers in exchange for brent suter
8% (2 votes) - astros trade $250k to the reds in exchange for cash case
8% (2 votes) - rays trade rolmer bolivar to the reds in exchange for fidel castro
4% (1 vote) - tigers trade nick castellanos to the reds in exchange for matt thaiss, devin mesoraco, and scott schebler
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[ed. note: don't know why yall submitted anything else foh]
54% [14 votes] - baltimore - michael brantley [1/$11mm + $11mm po]
"Yeah yeah yeah player options are all downside but Michael Brantley was so good before and he's likely to be worth $11MM this year even if he doesn't go back to old form."
"Good deal, low risk high reward for BAL, could easily flip at the deadline too"
35% [9 votes] - boston - luke gregerson [2/$9mm]
"Brantley is a good pickup for O's, though the player option is less ideal than a guaranteed year. Gregerson is good and this is a great price, so I picked it."
"You think by now teams would have figured out that Gregersen [sic] only has one pitch and it’s never a strike, but no, they keep swinging at that slider that breaks a foot off the plate."
8% [2 votes] - kansas city - rex brothers [1/$1mm]
4% [1 vote] - anaheim - ben revere [1/$2mm]
72% [18 votes] - anaheim - ben revere [1/$2mm]
"Revere isn't an MLB player anymore why is he getting an MLB contract. Could've been Miley too but imma give the edge because its allbom"
"none of these are bad but lol ben revere"
15% [4 votes] - texas - wade miley [1/$2.5mm]
"Wade Miley is trash"
8% [2 votes] - baltimore - michael brantley [1/$11mm + $11mm po]
"player option for a dead man?"
4% [1 vote] - kansas city - rex brothers [1/$1mm]
"fuck off davo"
4% [1 vote] - boston - luke gregerson [2/$9mm]
50% [13 votes] - basas22 [colorado]
"Odubel is so so so good and basas got him for so close to nothing. "
8% [2 votes] - bgro [boston]
8% [2 votes] - irlkg [detroit]
8% [2 votes] - hardcore henry [kansas city]
8% [2 votes] - tdovjr [cubs]
"Got a great return for schwarber"
**4% [1 vote each] - jiggy [giants] iama [cards] lbon [nationals] redsoxfan18 [phillies] vslyke [athletics]
62% [16 votes] - redsoxfan18 [phillies]
"odubel should have been a massive bidding war. any team that needed an OF would have been in on him."
"I hate to vote best/worst based on one trade, but the Odubel Herrera trade was just that bad and no GM made multiple serious moves."
12% [3 votes] - vslyke [athletics]
"that schwarber trade is bad for the a's"
8% [2 votes] - josecansecomilkshake [dodgers]
4% [1 vote each] - malbom [angels] basas22 [rockies] tdovjr [cubs] kingofbullseyes [reds] cptcliche [orioles]
"fuck the modz" x25
59% [13 votes] - jon bois
41% [9 votes] - shea serrano
ed. note - and here we can see the age demographic split of the sim
32% [7 votes] - polelover44 [marlins]
ed. note - 7 people voted for pole and 0 people said anything about it
23% [5 votes] - jiggy [giants]
"Honestly, probably jiggy. Pole has gotten more back for his players, but if you combined the two teams, pole had 3 of the 4 best trade chips."
14% [3 votes] - vslyke [athletics]
9% [2 votes] - cptcliche [orioles]
ed. note - 0 comments on these ones too
5% [1 vote each] - basas22 [rockies] dylan [braves] jcc [mariners] iama [cards] malbom [angels]
62% [13 votes] - lbon [nats]
10% [2 votes each] - grizzy [astros] and davoarid [royals]
5% [1 vote each] - josecansecomilkshake [dodgers] redsoxfan18 [phillies] malbom [angels] bgro [red sox]
ed. note - 0 comments on any of the worst votes
1 - 27%
2 - 0%
3 - 11.5%
4 - 0%
5 - 8%
6 - 19%
7 - 8%
8 - 4%
9 - 0%
10 - 23%
55% [11 votes] - tatis
45% [9 votes] - greg
27% [6 votes] - lbon
18% [4 votes] - davo
14% [3 votes each] - betty, malbom
9% [2 votes] - jiggy
4.5% [1 vote each] - tdawk, 'you'
39% [7 votes] - jiggy due to rice related offences
33% [6 votes] - tdawk
11% [2 votes] - lbon
6% [1 vote each] - davo, troy, betty
64% [14 votes] - yes
32% [7 votes] - go fuck yourself
4% [1 vote] - no
68% [15 votes] - jiggy
14% [3 votes] - ethan
9% [2 votes each] - ctp and troy
45.5% [10 votes] - no
36.5% [8 votes] - only my body, no soul, i have intimacy issues lol
18% [4 votes] - yes
nobody had a good response, so i'm not posting any lol
54% [14 votes] - option 1
46% [13 votes] - option 2
61% [14 votes] - blue
39% [9 votes] - red
mostly just people saying that they wouldn't
74% [17 votes] - 2018 honda accord
26% [6 votes] - gucci gang
"i have nothing to say like goddamn, i just made a survey, not tryna write an essay response for my own question. foh"
"h8 all of u"
"this survey is reflective of the amount of effort i have put in as a gm this year, which i respect on a primal level, ja feel"
"also i only voted 5 for the survey because i both yearn for the sweet release of death AND i would fuck jiggy in a heartbeat."
"I am having a lot of fun."
"This is the most fun I've had doing a baseball offseason sim since last year!".
"i thought these commishes were gonna be on top of shit, what the fuck happened"
"best new meme: doc mosaic"
"Nut"
"thought bgro should have been given ohtani after the level of excellence he showed in his pitch"
"jiggy i love u"
"someone told me there were like 4 weeks left in the sim whats left to do listen to tdawk bitch and moan about her life more like come on wrap this shit up already smdh"
"this is the best survery"
1 - 38.5%
2 - 0%
3 - 0%
4 - 4%
5 - 4%
6 - 0%
7 - 0%
8 - 11%
9 -8%
10 - 35%
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2017.07.16 16:26 skepticismissurvival Offseason Review Series: Day 12: The Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings

Division: NFC North
2016 record: 8-8 (3rd in NFC North, Missed Playoffs)

Introduction

Hi, and welcome to the Minnesota Vikings' Offseason Review Series post. There's a lot to dissect. I'm skepticismissurvival, and I'll be your tour guide. First, you can see the skeleton of the post. This includes the factual information on the changes that occurred on the Vikings in a neat fashion. If you're interested in bite-sized takes on the team and don't have a lot of time to spend, this is for you. However, if you're bored or really want to learn as much as possible about the Vikngs, the meat of the post is in the comments. There is a tree of comments you can follow. That tree sprouts from this top comment. That comment will provide links to everything you want to see. If you just want to jump into the discussion, hide the top comment and it be out of your way. Thanks for joining me, and enjoy your ride.
Coaching Changes
Position New Coach Former Team Former Title Departing Coach New Team New Title
Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur Vikings Tight Ends/Interim OC Norv Turner None None
Running Backs Kennedy Polamalu UCLA Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski Vikings Quarterbacks Coach
Tight Ends Clancy Barone Denver Broncos Offensive Line Pat Shurmur Vikings Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks Kevin Stefanski Vikings Running Backs Scott Turner Michigan Offensive Analyst
Wide Receivers Darrell Hazell Purdue Head Coach George Stewart Chargers ST CoordinatoAssistant HC
Assistant OL Andrew Janocko Vikings Offensive QC Hank Fraley UCLA OL Coach
Head Strength and Conditioning Mark Uyeyama 49ers Head S&C Brent Salazar US Tennis Association Director of Performance

Offseason Departures

Player Position Method Current Team Thoughts
Brandon Fusco G Released San Francisco 49ers Not the same after returning from injury. He wasn't pulling his weight and the release makes sense.
Mike Harris G Released Not Cleared to Play Missed 2016 with a head injury that we don't have a lot of details on.
Chad Greenway LB Reserve/Retired Retired Retirement press conference.
Rhett Ellison TE Unrestricted Free Agency New York Giants Got way more than I would have paid him. He's a blocker first, and damn good at it, but has not been a particularly effective receiving threat on the Vikings. I think he's replaceable with Morgan.
Captain Munnerlyn CB Unrestricted Free Agency Carolina Panthers One of the better slot corners in the league. With two high draft picks (Waynes and Alexander) at CB recently, it didn't make sense to retain him.
Matt Kalil LT Unrestricted Free Agency Carolina Panthers Holy shit that contract is fucking terrible. Sorry Cam.
Charles Johnson WR Unrestricted Free Agency Carolina Panthers He was a decent vertical threat but struggled to get open and also get on the field. I think he's very replaceable.
Jeff Locke P Unrestricted Free Agency Indianapolis Colts Luck was trash for his first three seasons and was decent (if still below average) last year. I didn't really want him back.
Audie Cole LB Unrestricted Free Agency Jacksonville Jaguars Cole flashed some but never got significant playing time.
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Unrestricted Free Agency Oakland Raiders Patterson is the best kick returner in the league and an exciting player with the ball in his hands. He showed good development as a WR in 2016, but is nowhere near a complete player. He didn't live up to his draft status but he should contribute in Oakland.
Adrian Peterson RB Unrestricted Free Agency New Orleans Saints Peterson was a non-factor last year, as he was injured for almost all of the season and terrible when he did play. He is one of the greatest Vikings of all time, but his lack of availability (21/49 possible games played from 2014-2016) and age were compelling reasons to not pick up his ridiculously large 2017 option and let him walk to another team.
Andre Smith RT Unrestricted Free Agency Cincinnati Bengals Smith was bad and then got hurt.
Matt Asiata RB Unrestricted Free Agency Detroit Lions Asiata was totally ineffective in short yardage, which is what he was supposed to be good at.
Zach Line FB Unrestricted Free Agency Free Agent Saw a decline in usage last year with the shift in offensive coordinators and it didn't make to much sense for him to continue to be on the team.
Shaun Hill QB Unrestricted Free Agency Free Agent Hill started Week 1 for the Vikings as Bradford was getting acclimated. He led the Vikings to victory, but the offense scored 0 TDs. Hill is old, lacks arm strength at this point, and is a risk-taker. He hasn't been picked up.
Scott Crichton DE/DT Released Free Agent A former third round pick who was a great athlete, but never won playing time.
Marquis Lucas OT Waived Free Agent Inconsequential
Sterling Bailey DE Waived Free Agent Inconsequential
Cedric Thompson S Waived Free Agent Inconsequential
BJ DuBose DT Waived Free Agent Inconsequential
Mitch Mathews WR Waived Free Agent Inconsequential
Toby Johnson DT Waived Free Agent Had an interesting stretch where he was signed to the active roster, then cut, then signed to the active roster in a span of 8 days. I'm a little surprised he was let go this soon.

Offseason Additions

Re-signings
Player Position Length Salary Thoughts
Jeremiah Sirles OT 1 year $690k Sirles struggled when asked to start due to injuries last year. Hopefully he can improve.
Adam Thielen WR 3 years $17MM Had a breakout season in 2016, nearly hitting 1000 yards. He and Stefon Diggs make a strong top 2 options.
Terence Newman CB 1 year $3.25MM Newman is defying father time. I hope he can keep it up.
Brian Robison DE 2 years $7.5MM This is an extension/pay cut. He is declining a bit with age and I expect Danielle Hunter to take over the starting role this year, but Robison will still see playing time.
Moritz Böhringer WR Reserve/Future Contract The kid from Germany who is super athletic, Moritz spent 2016 on the practice squad after being drafted in the 6th round. Hopefully we will get to see his progress this preseason.
Kyle Carter TE Reserve/Future Contract Carter will have a chance to make a splash as the Vikings are inexperienced behind Kyle Rudolph at TE.
Cayleb Jones WR Reserve/Future Contract Jones will likely get lost in the mix of returning players and incoming rookies.
Marquis Lucas OT Reserve/Future Contract Now Cut
Tre Roberson CB Reserve/Future Contract Showed exciting growth learning a new position last offseason.
Bishop Sankey RB Reserve/Future Contract A former second round pick who flamed out with the Titans, Sankey was not a technician at the position. Maybe he has grown.
Sterling Bailey DT Reserve/Future Contract Now Cut
Austin Shepherd OT Reserve/Future Contract I wanted the Vikings to keep Shepherd on the active roster last year after he showed promise in 2015. They did not, but maybe he will get a shot this year.
Cedric Thompson S Reserve/Future Contract Now Cut
FA Signings
Player Position Previous Team Length Salary Thoughts
Riley Reiff LT Lions 5 years $58.75MM Reiff, a former first-round pick out of Iowa, was asked to move to RT last year after the Lions drafted Taylor Decker. When the Vikings signed him this offseason, his contract numbers made it clear they were signing him to play LT. I preferred Reiff's performance at RT last season to his previous performances at LT, so this isn't my favorite thing in the world, and Reiff now has the 8th biggest APY of all LTs. That's a bit much for a player who is better run blocking than his is protecting the QB, but it's also better than paying Matt Kalil $11 million a year so I guess I'm not too upset.
Mike Remmers RT Panthers 5 years $30MM Coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign where he was asked to play LT because of Michael Oher's injury, Remmers inked a respectable deal to move back to RT with the Vikings, who he was with briefly in 2013. His reputation has taken a hit in his last 17 games played, but he is a strong run blocker who was miscast at LT. Don't ask him to block the likes of Von Miller off the edge without help, but otherwise you should be ok.
Latavius Murray RB Raiders 3 years $15MM Murray burst onto the scene in 2014 with a huge game of 112 yards on just 4 carries. He has been Oakland's lead back in the past two seasons, eclipsing 1000 yards in 2015 and scoring 12 TDs while missing some time due to injury in 2016. He is very tall for a back, and this can sometimes get him in trouble as he runs high, but he is also an impressive physical specimen and has become an excellent pass blocker. I expect him to be a contributor as part of a committee this year.
Datone Jones DE/DT Packers 1 year $3.75MM Jones is a former first round pick who never found a starting role in GB. In 2016, he played multiple roles, switching between OLB and DE in the Packers' 3-4. With the Vikings, there's been a lot of talk of him playing at 3-tech, which makes sense with the absence of Sharrif Floyd.
Case Keenum QB Rams 1 year $2MM One of the most prolific passers in NCAA history, Keenum's most recent stint was with the Rams, where he led the team to a 4-5 record in its first year back in LA before being benched for Jared Goff. He is not a starting quality player, but should theoretically be an effective backup. He would be a great #3 option assuming a healthy Bridgewater, and I'm also fine with him as a backup. He's not expensive at $2 million, and I am perfectly content, albeit not excited, with the signing.
Ryan Quigley P Arizona Cardinals 1 year $2MM After week three of 2016, the Cardinals cut Drew Butler and brought in Ryan Quigley to be their punter. Quigley was bad enough that they cut him and then brought Butler back. Chuck Zodda, a former college kicker, tracks punting statistics. Quigley was second in hang time among punters last year, but next to last (ahead of only Butler) in Zodda's Target Distance Punted metric, which adjusts punt distance for field position.
Michael Floyd WR Patriots 1 year $1.5MM Floyd is a bit of an odd case as the Vikings signed him knowing he had a suspension coming for a DUI last year, but not knowing the length. That is now a 4 game suspension. The hope is that the former first-round pick out of Notre Dame will be able to turn his life around back in his home state of Minnesota and become a productive player.
Will Sutton DT Bears 1 year $690k
Terrell Sinkfield CB BC Lions (CFL) Reserve/Future Contract We had him in camp last year as a WR and returner, and he was cut. I don't have high hopes for him at CB either.
Reid Fragel OT Chiefs Reserve/Future Contract Honestly we have so many bodies on the OL I can't see him making the team or even coming close. I also know next to nothing about him.
Marshall Koehn K Dolphins Reserve/Future Contract He'll be in a kicker competition with Kai Forbath. Spent time on the practice squad last year.
Taylor Symmank P N/A Reserve/Future Contract In a punter competition with Ryan Quigley.
Mitch Mathews WR Browns Reserve/Future Contract Now Cut. I was kind of excited about him but it appears that excitement was misplaced.
Nick Truesdell TE Cleveland Gladiators (AFL) Reserve/Future Contract A huge target (6'7", 250) he ran a 4.47 at this year's veteran combine. He has been in camps before, but has never made a roster.
NFL Draft
The Vikings love trading on draft day and that showed in the 2017 draft. Before the first pick was made, the Vikings were down the 14th overall selection because of the Sam Bradford trade, and had an additional 3rd and fourth from the Dolphins from a trade during the 2016 draft. This meant that they entered the draft with the following selections:
Round Overall Selection
2 48
3 79
3 86
4 120
4 128
5 160
6 199
7 232
In a dizzying array of moves, the team made 7 trades over the second two days of the draft and ended with with 11 draft picks, including 4 7th rounders. Of those 11 draft picks, 9 were acquired during the draft, so the Vikings only stayed put at two spots (120 and 232 overall). The team traded up twice, down four times, and swapped a pair of picks once. Especially on the last day, I had no idea what selections the Vikings had or who they had traded with until the picks were made. Overall, the trades involved:
Vikings Vikings Give Other Team Other Team Gives
Vikings #48, #128 Bengals #41
Vikings #79, #160 Jets #70
Vikings #86 Chiefs #104, #132, #245
Vikings #104 49ers #109, #219
Vikings #132 Eagles #139, #230
Vikings #139 Chiefs #170, #180
Vikings #199, #230 Redskins #201, #220
With the selections they acquired, the Vikings took:
Round Overall Pick Player Position School/Team Thoughts
2 41 Dalvin Cook RB Florida State Cook is a mature runner who shows strong patience, vision, and excellent balance. He was unimpressive at the Combine, but the tape shows an elusive runner with a knack for explosive runs. He is very effective in the open field, and that translates to the receiving game. He is a bit on the small side, and sometimes struggles to run with good pad level which causes a lack of power and is a poor blocker. Overall, I believe he can become an immediate contributor and will be the lead back for the Vikings this season.
3 70 Pat Elflein C Ohio State I think that Elflein was a steal in the 3rd round; I would have been comfortable with the Vikings taking him at 48 (their original top pick). He is a mauling run blocker with a nasty attitude. His tape is littered with pancakes. He is an effective puller, which is rare for Cs, and really effective climbing to the second level. I have more concerns about him as a pass protector, but he was generally solid. There are cases where he overextends and gets knocked off balance, and he's not the best athlete in the world, but you don't need to be to play C.
4 109 Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa Johnson is an intelligent player who consistently shows strong mental processing and an understanding of defensive line play. He's not a great athlete, but will showcase good timing and uses that to make plays. While he lacks the quick twitch ability of dominant interior pass rushers like Geno Atkins or Gerald McCoy, he is a stout run defender and occasionally disrupts the passer. At 315, his primary role is likely going to be 3-tech, but he does have the size and strength to play some 1-tech if called upon.
4 120 Ben Gedeon ILB Michigan Gedeon is an average athlete, but a smart defender who diagnoses run plays well and does a good job keeping square to the line of scrimmage, engaging blockers and keeping clean to make plays. His strong diagnosis will help him make plays in the backfield, but he does not have great sideline-to-sideline speed. For me, he projects as at best, a two-down MLB. I do not expect him to be effective in coverage at the NFL level.
5 170 Rodney Adams WR South Florida Adams is a burner who was also a good kick returner at South Florida. He lacks technical refinement, but could be able to find a home early as a kick returner and occasional deep threat as he refines his route running.
5 180 Danny Isidora G Miami Danny Isidora is a mauler of a guard. He is powerful and effective when asked to move forward and block downhill. He is effective (although not as good as Elflein) on pulls, and is able to consistently help open holes for the running game. As a pass blocker, he is a project. He struggles to win one-on-one in a phonebooth, often overextending or getting beaten by interior pass rushers.
6 201 Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech At 6'6", 257lbs, Bucky Hodges ran a 4.57s 40 yard dash and jumped 39" vertically and 11'2" horizontally. At Virginia Tech, he was basically a receiver, and primarily a deep threat at that. In the NFL, he profiles as player who will stretch the seam and can probably contribute as a red zone threat right away. He is a bad blocker and will need significant improvement in that area if the Vikings want to use him as an in-line blocker. A lot of places had Hodges as a 3rd or 4th round prospect, some as high as the second round, so getting him in the 6th is a steal.
7 219 Stacy Coley WR Miami There are a lot of receivers who are more exciting and enticing than Coley, but I'm not sure Rodney Adams is better than him. Coley was a dependable receiver in college who could probably translate that dependability into the NFL. I don't think the Vikings are getting a star, but I do think that they're getting someone who can do what Jarius Wright does.
7 230 Ifaedi Odenigbo DE Northwestern Odenigbo was a pass rush specialist who put up good, if not amazing (he's not a force player) testing numbers at the Combine. At 258, he showcases a strong bullrush and the beginnings of other pass rush moves. He was not asked to defend against the run often, and size is a concern there. As a 7th round pick, he is a "draft and develop" type player.
7 232 Elijah Lee LB Kansas State Lee is a lean and lanky player, which as become en vogue in the current NFL. He moves well laterally and easily has the range to move sideline-to-sideline. He's pretty fluid in coverage and he makes bigger hits than his frame suggests when moving downhill. He can struggle with pursuit angles and moving through trash. I like him a lot and was surprised he lasted until the 7th. I do not think he will play immediately, but he may be the Vikings' answer at Will in a year or two. Immediately, he can contribute on special teams.
7 245 Jack Tocho S North Carolina State Tocho will be moving to Safety for the Vikings. He was a solid zone corner in school and has some man chops as well, but lacks the speed to be a boundary corner. He tackles well and should have a shot at getting on Special Teams as he learns his new position.
Undrafted Free Agents
Player Position School Notes
Wes Lunt QB Illinois #4 QB on Gil Brandt's UDFAs to Watch
Terrell Newby RB Nebraska
RJ Shelton WR Michigan State
Josiah Price TE Michigan State #16 TE on Gil Brandt's UDFAs to Watch.
Aviante Collins OT TCU #5 OL on Gil Brandt's UDFAs to Watch.
Nick Fett OT Iowa State Cut
Freddie Tagaloa OT Arizona
Tashawn Bower DE LSU
Caleb Kidder DE Montana
Sam McCaskill DE Boise State
Dylan Bradley DT Southern Mississippi
Eric Wilson LB Cincinnati #13 LB on Gil Brandt's UDFAs to Watch.
Shaan Washington LB Texas A&M #17 LB on Gil Brandt's UDFAs to Watch.
Horace Richardson CB SMU
Tommy Armstrong Jr S Nebraska Cut

Projected 53 Man Roster

This is my projected 53-man roster for day 1 of the NFL season.
This is my projected lineup, or what I think will happen. Please note that in this scenario, Teddy Bridgewater starts the year on the PUP and Michael Floyd starts the year suspended.
The two most difficult positions for me to project are WR and OL. There are many guys towards the bottom of the roster at those spots and I honestly have no idea what will happen.
Position Starter Backup 3rd String
QB Sam Bradford Case Keenum Taylor Heinicke
RB Dalvin Cook Latavius Murray Jerick McKinnon
WR X Adam Thielen Isaac Fruchte
WR Z Laquon Treadwell Rodney Adams
WR F Stefon Diggs Stacy Coley
TE Kyle Rudolph David Morgan Bucky Hodges
LT Riley Reiff Rashod Hill
LG Alex Boone Zac Kerin
C Pat Elflein Nick Easton
RG Joe Berger Jeremiah Sirles
RT Mike Remmers TJ Clemmings
NT Linval Joseph Jaleel Johnson
UT Datone Jones Tom Johnson Will Sutton
DE Everson Griffen Stephen Weatherly
DE Danielle Hunter Brian Robison
SLB Anthony Barr Ben Gedeon
MLB Eric Kendricks Kentrell Brothers
WLB Edmond Robinson Elijah Lee
CB1 Xavier Rhodes Trae Waynes
CB2 Terence Newman Tre Roberson
SCB Mackensie Alexander Marcus Sherels
S1 Harrison Smith Jayron Kearse
S2 Andrew Sendejo Anthony Harris
K Kai Forbath
P TBD*
LS Kevin McDermott
*I think it is more likely the Vikings will sign a punter who gets cut by another team than role with Symmank or Quigley.
Preliminary Practice Squad Predictions:
This list is OL heavy and defense light but I don't know what to do with all of these offensive linemen.
Player Position
Danny Isidora G
Ifeadi Odenigbo DE
Jack Tocho S
Willie Beavers G/T
Austin Shepherd T
Aviante Collins T
Marshall Koehn K
Moritz Böhringer WR
Kyle Carter TE
CJ Ham FB

Position Group Strengths and Weaknesses

Position Key Attractions 2015 Ranking 2016 Projection
QB Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater 16-22 10-16
RB Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray, Jerick McKinnon Bottom 5 10-15
WR Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen 18-23 10-15
TE Kyle Rudolph 5-10 5-10
Pass Blocking Riley Reiff, Mike Remmers Bottom 5 20-25
Run Blocking Alex Boone, Pat Elflein, Joe Berger, Mike Remmers Bottom 5 10-15
Interior Line Linval Joseph, Tom Johnson, Datone Jones 15-20 15-20
Edge Rushers Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, Brian Robison Top 5 Top 5
LBs Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr 15-20 7-12
Secondary Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes, Terence Newman Top 10 Top 5
Kicking Kai Forbath Bottom 5 20-25
Returning Marcus Sherels 1 Top 10

Schedule Prediction

I'm not going to go too in depth with my predictions, but they should give you a general feel.
Week Opponent Predicted Result % Chance Expanation
1 Saints W 60 This is Monday Night of opening weekend, and will bring a lot of hype with Adrian Peterson returning to the Vikings. I don't think Peterson has anything left, and expect him to be a dud. I expect the Saints' defense to be bad once again, and give the Vikings the edge because of that.
2 @Steelers L 70 The Steelers have one of the most potent offensive attacks in the league, and Ben won't be missing his customary 1 to 2 games a season due to injury this early. Add on the fact that it's in Pittsburgh and I don't feel great about the Vikings' chances.
3 Buccaneeers W 65 The Buccaneers loaded up with weapons on offense this past season, but Jameis is still a questionable at best decision-maker and I believe that leads to at least two picks against the Vikings' secondary.
4 Lions W 70 The Lions are one of the biggest regression candidates in my mind, pretty much only winning close games last season. Divisional games are wonky, but I think the Vikings have a big edge here.
5 @Bears L 51 Don't. Pick. The. Vikings. To. Win. At. Soldier.
6 Packers W 51 I predict the Vikings will win the home game against the Packers and lose the road game, just like I do every year.
7 Ravens W 60 I don't believe in overpaid Joe Flacco but that defense is strong. I expect a low-scoring game where the Vikings end up at the top of the pile.
8 @Browns W 75 The Browns are (still) in the middle of a rebuild. Unless Kizer surprises everyone and is ready from day one, they don't have a QB that can win them games.
9 BYE
10 @Redskins W 55 Thus begins a really weird stretch where the Vikings play 4 of their last 8 games against the same opponent and at the same location they did in that respective week the year before. The Vikings have a lot of trouble winning in Washington and that concerns me quite a bit but I also believe Kirk Cousins is a massive pretender at QB. The tape and the numbers don't line up. I feel like he's a flop in 2017 and that defense is not strong enough to carry that team.
11 Rams W 70 A Wade Phillips-led defense, with that amount of talent, scares me. That offense? Not so much. I love Todd Gurley but it's hard to look at the rest of the skill position players and see a quality team.
12 @Lions L 51 I'm pretty confident about winning the first game and the Lions regressing but Matthew Stafford still exists and that means no lead is safe.
13 @Falcons L 65 The Falcons made the Super Bowl last year. They almost won it. Super Bowl hangover? Maybe. Do they still have Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman, Matt Ryan, a great offensive line, and a lot of young talent on defense? Definitely. I don't expect the Vikings to win this one, but things get muddled late in the season.
14 @Panthers L 60 The Panthers are bipolar. Either they are a 10+ win team or dive under .500. Last year was an off year, 2017 looks to be an on year. The defense should regress to be better, and the offense looks to get a spark with two electric rookies. The concern I have is that Cam actually dies as Matt Kalil tries to protect his blindside.
15 Bengals W 55 Mike Zimmer returns and plays his previous team, the Bengals. They have an awesome array of weapons on offense now, but in my mind lack the line to actually use them. A serious candidate for worst offensive line in the league, I don't expect the Bengals to perform exceptionally well on offense in 2017.
16 @Packers L 51 I predict the Vikings will win the home game against the Packers and lose the road game, just like I do every year.
17 Bears W 65 The Bears traded up one spot and got fleeced by the 49ers to draft Mitchell Trubisky. Everyone laugh at them.

Training Camp Battles

There are a number of training camp battles going on for the Vikings. I will try to list them in the order of the ones I think will be most competitive, and I'm only listing competitions for significant playing time.
Position Incumbent Challengers Predicted Winner Dark Horse
WLB None Emmanuel Lamur, Edmond Robinson, Elijah Lee Edmond Robinson Eric Kendricks
RG None Joe Berger, Danny Isidora, Zac Kerin, Jeremiah Sirles Joe Berger Pat Elflein
C Joe Berger (moves to RG) Pat Elflein, Nick Easton Pat Elflein Joe Berger
RB Jerick McKinnon Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray Dalvin Cook Jerick McKinnon
CB 2 Terence Newman Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander Terence Newman Tre Roberson
SCB None Mackensie Alexander, Marcus Sherels Mackensie Alexander Terence Newman
WR 3 None Laquon Treadwell, Michael Floyd, Isaac Fruechte, Jarius Wright, Rodney Adams, Stacy Coley Laquon Treadwell Isaac Fruechte
TE 2 David Morgan Bucky Hodges David Morgan Nick Truesdell
KR None Marcus Sherels, Rodney Adams, Stacy Coley Marcus Sherels Stefon Diggs
P None Ryan Quigley, Taylor Symmank Ryan Quigley Someone else
K Kai Forbath Marshall Koehn Kai Forbath Someone else

Schemes

Offensive
System: West Coast
Mastermind: Pat Shurmur
Defensive
System: Base 4-3
Mastermind: Mike Zimmer
Shoutout to all of my writers who make this series great. Thanks to the people who offered proofreading suggestions.
Shouts to the mods, who always give my series great visibility and are my friends. Shoutout to all of my fellow Vikings fans, there are too many of you to name.

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2017.05.07 08:49 BLUnation The 2019 Minnesota Vikings: Rookie Class and Initial Depth Chart with Analysis

THE 2019 VIKINGS ROOKIE CLASS
Round 1, Pick 1
Victor Espinosa, LE (83 OVR, SS)
Victor Espinosa was the obvious choice to become the first overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft. He comes in at 6'5" and is only 21 years old. He is the son of legendary football coach Frank Espinosa. He is one of the best football players college has ever seen. Now, he will work to become one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. He will team with Danielle Hunter to form the most-feared pass rushing duo in the league.
Round 1, Pick 11
Austin Grasu, MLB (78 OVR, Q)
Austin Grasu was considered by many to be the best inside linebacker in the draft. The only thing preventing him from being selected in the top-10 may have been his age. He is an older prospect at 24 years old. However, his talent is unquestioned. Perennial NFL tackle monster Antonio Morrison will move to the Mike linebacker spot, while rising star P.J. Dawson will remain on the weakside. This is going to be a ferocious linebacking corps.
Round 2, Pick 1
Marcell Phinisee, DT (81 OVR, Q)
The front seven added two starters in the first round, and the only weak spot on the line was at the 3-technique spot, where Quinton Coples had begun to drop off. Selecting Marcell Phinisee may have been considered a reach at first, but the Florida A&M product will solidify the middle, create a monster on the defensive line, and perhaps be the last piece to the best front 7 in the league.
Round 3, Pick 1
Charlie Bledsoe, RG (79 OVR, N)
Knowing how deep this draft class was at offensive line, the needy Vikings waited until the top of the third round to address the position. Charlie Bledsoe is someone who easily could have been selected much earlier if not for the depth. He will command the right guard position and try to open up lanes for Garic Echols, who seemed to have been rejuvenated near the end of last season.
Round 4, Pick 1
Cory Spikes, FS (69 OVR, N)
Coach Peters considered Cory Spikes to be the #2 safety in a rather weak class and expected him to go in the second round. However, he inexplicably fell to the fourth round, where the Vikings picked him up with glee. A lack of coverage ability is concerning, but Spikes is a prototypical 'big box' safety who will get playing time in dime packages.
Round 5, Pick 1
Nick Reyes, QB (67 OVR, N)
It's obvious now that going into last season with only Brandon Cleveland and Tanner Wahlroos as backups to Derek Carr was a mistake. When Carr was injured for the year, Wahlroos proved he wasn't ready before he too was hurt, forcing Brandon Cleveland into the spotlight, where he floundered. Nick Reyes will fix that situation should it occur again. He has a cannon of an arm and is great at firing short passes on the move. Although ball placement past 10 yards and decision-making is an issue, Reyes is a long-term backup.
Round 5, Pick 11
Jahmeek Folston, RB (70 OVR, N)
The Vikings continue their tradition of selecting speedy runningbacks in late rounds by taking Jahmeek Folston, who was an exciting returner in college and looks to take that role from the declining Cordarrelle Patterson. He is fast and shifty in open space, and will push Rashaud Hinton and "Fire Ant" Antaries Tuggle for playing time.
Round 6, Pick 1
Luke Gordon, LT (73 OVR, N)
Knowing that the offensive line still needed help, the Vikings took left tackle Luke Gordon, who will take over for struggling swing lineman Nicholas Tuck behind Morgan Moses. He will have every opportunity to potentially take the starting job if Moses struggles.
Round 6, Pick 10
Tymichael Gooch, WR (66 OVR, N)
Tymichael Gooch is a prospect known for catching everything that comes his way. He will fill in as third-down and Hail Mary specialist. Many other aspects of being a receiver, such as route running and release, need a lot of work and Gooch will have an upward battle to ever crack a starting lineup.
Round 6, Pick 11
Preston Denton, FB (69 OVR, N)
George Fant controversially was signed as a fullback for the Vikings. He is a terrific blocker but cannot be reliably trusted as a ballcarrier. Preston Denton will take the running fullback role and is quick out of the backfield. He may get snaps at regular runningback, in fact.
Round 7, Pick 1
Bruce Kowalewski, LT (68 OVR, N)
Bruce Kowalewski was touted as one of the best offensive limeman in the nation in his sophomore year before a major injury sidelined him his junior year. His senior year was very disappointing but the Vikings hope to find the good offensive lineman in him.
UPDATE Kowalewski did not pass his physical and was waived by the Vikings shortly before the preseason began.
Round 7, Pick 27
Keelan Hymes, TE (70 OVR, N)
Keelan Hymes dropped because his blocking abilities are somewhat nonexistent. However, he is a good receiver who specializes in making contested catches. He projects as a third-down tight end in the mold of a smaller Jimmy Graham.
Undrafted Free Agent
Scott Tarpinian, C (73 OVR, N)
Scott Tarpinian was considered a top-3 center before he elected to play center his senior year - BASKETBALL center. Tarpinian was horrible at basketball and forfeited his college football eligibility. The Vikings took a chance on Tarpinian, and were very impressed in training camp. They even released incumbent Ryan Jensen and are handing him the starting job. We will see if this was a good decision by Peters.
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THE 2019 VIKINGS INITIAL DEPTH CHART
Key: New Player Rookie
QB: Derek Carr, Nick Reyes, Tanner Wahlroos
Derek Carr will play his first regular-season snaps for the Vikings this season after signing a monster 7-year, $217 million deal last offseason. He looks to be the missing piece to churn this Super Bowl machine. 5th-round rookie Nick Reyes will improve the backup situation with a cannon arm. Tanner Wahlroos returns as an emergency quarterback.
RB: Garic Echols, Antaries Tuggle, Rashaud Hinton, Jahmeek Folston
After rebounding during the last half of the previous season, Garic Echols has been given the starting job for his third year in the league. Antaries Tuggle will handle goal-line carries and sophomore Rashaud Hinton will handle third downs. Rookie Jahmeek Folston will take returning duties and be a role player in the backfield.
FB: George Fant, Preston Denton
George Fant was controversially moved to fullback after signing with the Vikings and will be a strong, heavy brick wall of a blocker at fullback to pave lanes for Echols and Company. To handle receiving and running duties, Preston Denton was drafted in the sixth round.
WR: Philly Brown, Marquess Wilson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Laquon Treadwell, Zach Mouton, Tymichael Gooch
The main receiving corps will return for Derek Carr to work with. This is a group that really impressed coach Nolan Peters. Despite extremely poor quarterback play last year, they were terrific and did as well as anybody could have hoped. Possession man Tymichael Gooch will join #1 Philly Brown, big target Marquess Wilson, speedy Cordarrelle Patterson, and young Laquon Treadwell and Zach Mouton. Patterson and Treadwell are in the last year of their contracts and may be fighting for one contract next year.
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Shawn Austin, Keelan Hymes
Kyle Rudolph was actively shopped throughout the offseason but looks to finish out his contract in Minneapolis instead. He is a massive target that Derek Carr is glad to have. Shawn Austin is a big target who can block well, and rookie Keelan Hymes has drawn comparisons to a smaller Jimmy Graham in training camp.
LT: Morgan Moses, Luke Gordon
Morgan Moses is the best offensive lineman on the team and continues to protect the blindside well. However, this is the first year he has somebody pushing him in rookie Luke Gordon. If he struggles, his job is at risk.
LG: Charles Leno Jr., Austin Curley
Austin Curley mightily struggled at right tackle last year and has been pushed inside to backup new acquisition Charles Leno. Leno is a left tackle convert who is a pass-blocking specialist.
C: Scott Tarpinian, Wayne Youngblood
Both of these guys are undrafted free agents. Tarpinian was a top-3 football center in the nation before he tried out center for basketball, but he accidently lost NCAA football eligibility in doing so. He hasn't played in a year but we hope he can get his talent back and be a good starter; we cut incumbent Ryan Jensen to give him the job.
RG: Charlie Bledsoe, Kyle Warner
Charlie Bledsoe was selected at the top of the 3rd round but his talent level was far above that. He is pegged as the day one starter in front of third-year man Kyle Warner, who is shifting from center.
RT: Cameron Fleming, Alex Balducci
Alex Balducci was signed in free agency to start at guard, but those plans changed thanks to the draft. He will backup incumbent starter Cam Fleming at right tackle, who gets his job back from Austin Curley.
LE: Victor Espinosa, Benson Mayowa
Victor Espinosa hopes to make a rare run at rookie of the year from the defensive end position. The #1 overall pick is a once-in-a-lifetime talent. Benson Mayowa is a great rotational speed rusher as well.
RE: Danielle Hunter, DeMarcus Lawrence
Danielle Hunter and Espinosa will form the most feared pass rushing duo in the league. He was the recipient of a 7-year contract extension last year. DeMarcus Lawrence is starter-quality as a backup and teams have been calling about him.
DT: Sharrif Floyd, Marcell Phinisee, Jamal Jett
Sharrif Floyd is the big man in the middle of this feared Vikings defensive line. Second-round rookie Marcell Phinisee took Quinton Coples' job, and eventually his spot on the team, as the 3-technique. Jamal Jett hopes to be a practice squad success story.
LOLB: Antonio Morrison, Roosevelt Weldon
Antonio Morrison is a tackling monster and will take his talents to the Mike spot on defense to finish out his contract. Roosevelt Weldon was initially seen as a second-round bust but was respectable enough last season.
MLB: Austin Grasu, Kentrell Brothers, Tavarus London
11th overall pick Austin Grasu will be the middle linebacker and be competition for Victor Espinosa and maybe even Marcell Phinisee for DROY. Long-tenured Kentrell Brothers is now the main backup. New acquisition Tavarus London is a hard hitter.
ROLB: P.J. Dawson, Jelani Jenkins
P.J. Dawson is one of the best tackling weakside linebackers in the league. He is very underappreciated and had the fifth-most tackles in the league last year. Jelani Jenkins is a good role player.
CB: Xavier Rhodes, Nevin Lawson, Terrance Mitchell, Jacoby Morse, Lindsey Meredith
This group struggled last year, but a renaissance in the front 7 and the return of any offense whatsoever should help Xavier Rhodes, Nevin Lawson, and Terrance Mitchell gel together. Jacoby Morse is a speedy dime corner, and Lindsey Meredith is great on special teams.
FS: Harrison Smith, Cory Spikes
Harrison Smith is getting older but has a firm grip on his starting job as his production continues to be terrific. Cory Spikes is a traditional box safety who has limitations in coverage and will play as a thinner, faster linebacker in essence.
SS: Artaves Matthews, T.J. McDonald Jr.
Artaves Matthews was drafted as a thumping safety two years ago and outperformed incumbent T.J. McDonald in training camp. McDonald is being overpaid and his production has not been good during his Viking tenure.
K: Randy Bullock
"Fat Randy" will try to prove doubters wrong this year after he ended last season with uncharacteristic misses.
P: Scott Berger
Berger is one of the NFL's best punters and is under contract for 6 more years. He has a booming, accurate leg and is an emergency field goal kicker.
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2017.03.30 22:29 aresef Orioles announce Opening Day deets

Team press release follows. tl;dr: the usual pomp and circumstance with Pugh, Bobby Zirkin and Fred throwing out first pitches
The Orioles today have announced plans for the first home game of the 2017 season, Monday, April 3, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Toronto Blue Jays, which will air on MASN, WJZ, CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan and the entire 40-station Orioles Radio Network.
PREGAME FUN AROUND THE YARD
To allow fans the opportunity to experience the excitement of Opening Day, the entire ballpark will open at noon on Monday. Each fan will receive a 2017 schedule magnet, presented by Long Fence, at the gates. Roving musical groups will entertain fans on Eutaw Street and the main concourses.
PREGAME CEREMONIES
PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS
Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 2:30 p.m., when pregame ceremonies will begin. MASN broadcaster JIM HUNTER will serve as emcee for the pregame festivities. Fans can also tune in on MASN and WJZ for coverage of pre-game ceremonies.
In a continuation of the Opening Day tradition, Orioles players and coaches will be introduced prior to the game. Orioles players will run through the center field gate on an orange carpet and take their places between first and second base. Manager BUCK SHOWALTER, coaches, and staff will be introduced from the Orioles dugout. Members of the Blue Jays will be announced and will run from their dugout to line up between second and third base.
OriolesREACH has arranged for 100 youth from the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks “Play Baseball” Program to line the orange carpet holding Orioles flags during player introductions. Each child will also receive a complimentary game ticket for Opening Day, concessions, an Orioles T-shirt and cap, as well as transportation to and from the game as part of the OriolesREACH Game Day Experience Program. Each season, the Orioles team up with third baseman MANNY MACHADO and his wife, YAINEE, to support the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks “Play Baseball” Program through the Manny Machado BaseBOWL Tournament. In 2016, the Manny Machado BaseBOWL Tournament raised more than $92,000 to support the Baltimore City Recreation Department’s eight-week “Play Baseball” campaign (via the Baltimore City Foundation). The initiative benefited 300 youth, ages 9-12, by supplying baseball equipment, uniforms, transportation, and field refurbishment to play baseball during the summer at Baltimore City Recreation and Parks centers. In support of the Machados’ efforts, the Orioles Charitable Foundation also donated $10,000 to Baltimore City Recreation and Parks.
For the 24th consecutive season, one fan will be chosen to represent all Orioles fans as the team’s “10th man.” The fan will be introduced as a part of the Orioles starting lineup during the pregame ceremonies.
NATIONAL ANTHEM AND GOD BLESS AMERICA
American tenor RICHARD TROXELL will perform the Canadian National Anthem and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Troxell, a native of Thurmont, Md., has an extensive resume of film and theater performance experience both in the United States and abroad. Troxell will also sing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. This year marks the 11th time he has performed the National Anthem on Orioles Opening Day.
During the anthem, a 30’x 42’ American flag from Fort McHenry will be unfurled over the batter’s eye wall in center field. The flag is a replica of the one that flew over Fort McHenry when Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem.
Colors will be presented by both the United States Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, provided by the Military District of Washington, and the Flag Party of the Canadian Armed Forces, provided by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH
Longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcaster FRED MANFRA will join new Mayor of the City of Baltimore CATHERINE PUGH and Maryland State Senator BOBBY ZIRKIN in throwing out simultaneous ceremonial first pitches.
Manfra recently retired from full-time broadcasting duties after 24 years with the Orioles Radio Network, though he will still call select home games during the 2017 season. The East Baltimore native and Patterson High School graduate joined Orioles Radio broadcasts in 1993.
Mayor Pugh was sworn in as the 50th Mayor of the City of Baltimore on December 6, 2016. She has been a public servant for more than 15 years, holding elected office on the Baltimore City Council and in the Maryland General Assembly, as a State Delegate, State Senator, and Senate Majority Leader. She is the visionary, co-founder, and Chair of the Baltimore Design School, a public school for sixth through twelfth graders, and a founder of the Baltimore Marathon.
State Senator Zirkin was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2006 and has been serving in the Maryland General Assembly since his election in 1998. He currently serves as chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee.
SILVER SLUGGER AWARD PRESENTATION FOR TRUMBO
2016 Silver Slugger Award recipient MARK TRUMBO will receive his award from a Louisville Slugger representative during a special pregame ceremony. Trumbo was voted as one of three American League outfielders to receive a Silver Slugger Award, marking the first time in his career that he has won this award. The Orioles have now had 12 different players win a Silver Slugger Award and 21 total winners.
The Silver Slugger Awards, determined by a vote of Major League Baseball coaches and managers, recognize the best offensive producers at each position in their respective leagues. Coaches and managers base their selections on a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, home runs, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches’ and managers’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value. Managers and coaches are not allowed to vote for players on their own team.
NEW FOOD ELEMENTS COMING TO ORIOLE PARK
New food offerings for the 2017 season will be announced on Friday, March 31.
[usual bring your own food and security mumbo jumbo]
SOCIAL MEDIA ON OPENING DAY
Fans are encouraged to use social media while at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to share their Opening Day experiences with friends and followers. By using the hashtag #Birdland on Twitter and on Instagram, fans can have their tweets and/or photos selected to appear on the Oriole Park video board before and during the game. Major League Baseball and New Era are also encouraging fans to share photographs with their #CapsOn across social media platforms on Opening Day. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/connect and sign up to follow all of the Orioles official social media platforms.
ORIOLE PARK BALLPARK APP
The Orioles have announced promotions available exclusively within the free MLB.com Ballpark mobile application at Oriole Park during the 2017 season. MLB.com Ballpark, the official app of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, offers mobile check in, social media, special offers, rewards, and exclusive content for anyone with a supported Android smartphone or iPhone.
Incentives for fans to “check in” using MLB.com Ballpark include offers that will reward fans at every home game and that reward fans for checking in over the course of the entire season.
Daily offers for every game include:
Exclusive T-Shirt: A limited edition “25th Anniversary” T-shirt for 25 fans who check in and unlock this offer.
Seat Upgrade: One fan out of the first 200 to check in each game will unlock an opportunity to upgrade their seats to a Field Box location.
Season-long offers include:
On-Field Pre-Game Experience: The first 25 fans who check in to at least 25 games at Oriole Park using the application by September 2 will unlock an offer for the opportunity to enjoy a pregame, on-field experience with a guest at a game during Fan Appreciation Weekend.
Autographed Promotional Items: On various dates throughout the season, fans who check in will be eligible to receive an Orioles promotional item autographed by an Orioles player. 25,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points: Fans who check-in will be entered into a monthly drawing for 25,000 Southwest Airlines Rewards Points (one entry per game).
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2017.03.30 08:13 BLUnation Vikes Offseason In Review

Before the offseason even began, multiple Vikings players requesting contract extensions, knowing that these were playoff contenders. Below are the players that were granted their wishes.
CONTRACT EXTENSIONS
Xavier Rhodes, CB - 6 Years, $56,960,000 ($13,000,000 Guaranteed)
Morgan Moses, LT - 6 Years, $42,640,000 ($11,250,000 Guaranteed)
Shawn Austin, TE - 6 Years, $11,100,000 ($2,100,000 Guaranteed)
Brandon Cleveland, QB - 2 Years, $780,000 ($0 Guaranteed)
Scott Berger, P - 7 Years, $9,170,000 ($1,400,000 Guaranteed)
The Minnesota Vikings came into the 2018 offseason with little cap room due to a spending frenzy last year with new head coach Nolan Peters. Now into his second offseason, Peters knew he had to clear cap space in order to make any sort of impact in free agency. Some depth they had signed last year were grossly overpaid, and Peters quickly released them as cap casualties. Others were simply not re-signed, as their asking price was too high to justify.
CAP CASUALTIES or NOT RE-SIGNED
Jonathan Woodard, LE
Josh Hawkins, CB/RB
Don Jackson, RB
Matthew McGloin, QB
Johnny Holton, WR
Everson Griffen, RE/OLB
Scott Crichton, RE/NT
Audie Cole, MLB
Pat Springs, MLB
Mario McGarrahan, C
James Jeffers, CB
Shelby Harris, RE
Benjamin Donahue, WR
Dylan Killings, FS
Brock Beach, TE
Willie Beavers, LG
Case Keenum, QB
Blake Bortles, QB
Jerick McKinnon, RB
Linval Joseph, NT
The Vikings lost a good amount of practice squadders and depth players, but picked up a lot of cap room. They surprised many by opting not to retain Blake Bortles or Jerick McKinnon, who started at quarterback and runningback throughout the season until their NFC Championship loss. Many have called this a reckless move by Coach Peters. He remained unfrazzled during the offseason free agency period and signed no great players... except for one.
FREE AGENCY SIGNINGS
Derek Carr, QB - 7 Years, $210,000,000 ($70,000,000 Guaranteed)
DeMarcus Lawrence, RE - 4 Years, $19,800,000 ($3,800,000 Guaranteed)
LaRoy Reynolds, MLB - 3 Years, $1,650,000 ($0 Guaranteed)
Darius Eubanks, LOLB - 1 Year, $550,000 ($0 Guaranteed)
Malcolm Brown, RB - 1 Year, $550,000 ($0 Guaranteed)
The Oakland Raiders surprised the NFL world by allowing Derek Carr to walk, but the Vikings turned the NFL world upside-down by signing the 27-year-old to a 7 year deal worth $30mil per year, SHATTERING records. The Vikings wanted their franchise quarterback, and for an extremely hefty price tag, they have found him. DeMarcus Lawrence is a projected starter at right end, while Reynolds, Eubanks, and Brown provide needed depth at the veteran minimum.
The Vikings lack a first-round draft pick in the 2018 draft and do not plan on acquiring one. Some areas they should look into drafting for or picking up undrafted players for include backup quarterback, offensive lineman, and safeties. Below are projected starters at each position before the draft/UDFAs.
PROJECTED STARTERS
A star indicates a new starter for the Vikings.
QB: Derek Carr*
RB: Garic Echols*
FB: Derrick Coleman
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Philly Brown
WR: Cordarelle Patterson
LT: Morgan Moses
LG: Andrew Tiller
C: Ryan Jensen
RG: Alex Boone
RT: Cameron Fleming
LE: DeMarcus Lawrence*
RE: Danielle Hunter
DT: Sharrif Floyd
DT: Quinton Coples*
LOLB: Jelani Jenkins
MLB: Zach Brown
MLB: Eric Kendricks
ROLB: P.J. Dawson
CB: Xavier Rhodes
CB: Trae Waynes
CB: Nevin Lawson
FS: Harrison Smith
SS: T.J. McDonald Jr.
K: Randy Bullock
P: Scott Berger
The Vikings feel that this is a reloading year, not a rebuilding year, and Coach Peters wants to make a run at a Super Bowl with Derek Carr leading the way. Skol!
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