hbdgirl, her disciple and some cool guy playing scrabble:

7/25/2011 4:04 PM
I'm the one inhaling the lubricant. I mix it with Elmer's glue and take a deep breath before work every morning.
7/25/2011 4:13 PM
Did you know that some indigenous people used chicken fat as lubricant?
7/25/2011 4:19 PM
What kind of words do you come up with for scrabble after inhaling wd-40?
7/25/2011 4:20 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 7/25/2011 4:19:00 PM (view original):
Did you know that some indigenous people used chicken fat as lubricant?
For? Oh Wait .... EWWWWW!!!!!!
7/25/2011 4:25 PM
7/25/2011 5:07 PM

Bump for mudcatbb.

7/26/2011 6:45 AM
i wanna tank!
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7/26/2011 11:04 AM

United States' T23 medium tank

Is Mike trying to tell us something?

7/26/2011 11:41 AM
I'm opening myself up to be pelted with rotten vegetables, but I think there's a fine line between tanking and rebuilding, and people are too quick to tag guys with the tanking scarlet letter. While the scenario presented by MikeT23 in his original post is extreme, I don't see a problem with a new owner taking over a team and overhauling his roster. It's part of the learning process and it's more fun to build a winner from scratch. This is a difficult game to learn; I considered myself a seasoned whatif player and it took me a few HBD seasons to fully get a grip on what ratings mattered, how projections worked, what salary moves made sense, etc. I find it way more detrimental to a league to have a newbie sign a guy like Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Vin Rincon to a ridiculous long term deal and then bail on the franchise. At least "tanking" owners hold onto their teams long term, have to eventually pay their guys, and end up being good owners.
It doesn't make sense to lose for 7 seasons for the purpose of a better franchise down the road, but i don't see a problem with entering a league and setting a target season based on your first draft (3-4 seasons).
7/26/2011 3:04 PM (edited)
The majority of people seem to agree as you say, but those aren't the people that troll the forums. The meathead-witchhunters do.

I agree more or less that signing bad deals is bad and probably more bad than tanking, but that particular player wasn't signed to a bad deal that I can see. He had a career 3.32 ERA before he aged last season. I'd pay 9mil for 200 innings of 3.32 ERA. I can't see all the details of the contract through that link though, so maybe I'm missing something.
7/26/2011 3:26 PM
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