Been receiving a ton of feedback about the Eric Karabell post, some people even took the liberty to email me some of their own Karabell-type predictions. Enjoy, and feel free to comment some of your own predictions below.
On Friday, November 30, 2007, at 12:26 PM, Blurry Blurred Name wrote:
prince fielder, his upside is as big as his backside. Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is from ESPN’s top analyst (pointing out that he’s their top analyst makes it sarcastic), Eric Karabell:
1. Alex Rodriguez: Even with some statistical regression, you can’t go wrong. Please, blog, may I have some more?
2. Hanley Ramirez: Power and speed, and someday manning center field.
Can the Angels land Johan Santana? How about the Yankees? Yes and yes. Does either team really need him? No and yes. Let’s explore:
The Angels are reportedly willing to deal a top pitching prospect, Nick Adenhart and Reggie Willits but somewhat reluctant to deal their uber-prospect SS/3B Brandon Wood, according to the LA Times. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Part 3 of How Valid is the ESPN Player Rater?
In two previous articles (part 1 and part 2), we’ve laid out alternative views for judging the most valuable player in 2007 5×5 MLB fantasy baseball (we say Peavy) and for pitchers – using and abusing the ESPN Player Rater in the process. Please, blog, may I have some more?
(Part 2 of How Valid Is the ESPN Player Rater?)
If you’ve ever seen the ESPN Player Rater (or, for that matter, other quantitative player rankings for fantasy baseball), you’ve likely asked yourself:
How could there be so many starting pitchers at the top? Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s November. Oscar contenders hit theaters, Xmas shopping begins and baseball free agents wait by the phone to find out who’s overpaying for them. Picture: Andruw Jones sitting by his phone, waiting for it to ring, picking it up occasionally thinking it has rung. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Hot Stove heats up as the Cubs make room in their overcrowded outfield. Jacques Jones, reluctant underachiever of Fantasyland, was traded yesterday and, frankly, it’s two years too late. What this means for the teams involved:
Cubs: Please, blog, may I have some more?
Barring a trade for an outfielder, there might finally be room in the outfield for Matt Murton.
Anyone who played ESPN 2007 Fantasy Baseball last year probably had two lingering questions throughout the season:
1) Did the ESPN employees responsible for the database crash that screwed up the first two weeks’ worth of 2007 stats befall a fate worse than Harold “Harass is one word?” Reynolds (rarely insightful on Baseball Tonight but he’s like Peter F*in’ Gammons compared to replacement ex-2B Eric Young)? Please, blog, may I have some more?
Just back from the Writer’s Strike picket line (Jesse Jackson shook my hand and said, “God Bless.” I said, “Fight the Power!”) when I heard Brad Lidge (and Eric Bruntlett) got traded to the Phillies for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary and Michael Costanzo. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Chicago Cubs closer, Ryan Dempster, announced today he no longer wants any part of the ninth inning unless, of course, he’s throwing a complete game (insert laugh track). The Dumpster was once a mediocre starter and I see no reason why he can’t return to his humble beginnings. Please, blog, may I have some more?