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Who’s a 2009 NL Rookie of Year candidate? Who’s a 22-year-old Phillies rookie who should be owned in keeper leagues already? Who won The Pickup Artist and how? Wait, that last one was off topic, but to answer, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Carrasco, Simeon with negs and DHV spiking. Yes, saying these things about Carlos Carrasco is high praise. Lumping him in with a pregunta about The Pickup Artist is the ultimate. So why all the hype about Carrasco? Can he help your fantasy baseball team in 2009?

Um, dur. Yeah, of course. What was I just saying?  He’s the real deal. The butter on your biscuit, the mustard on your hot dog, the donkadonk on your badonkadonk. He’s wrestled with an average WHIP but he has a nice K:BB and doesn’t give up many home runs. In the last year, he improved his walk rate… Oh my, I almost put myself to sleep. Let’s say this, Carrasco can be a difference maker in 2009 like Volquez was in 2008. The real hangup, will he be pitching in Lehigh Valley or Philly in 2009?

The Phils promoted Kyle Kendrick from Double-A last year and he was hardly a doughy bagel. Pursue Carlos Carrasco in your 2009 fantasy drafts. All of them. Hold on, I’m bring out the caps — ALL OF THEM. Now don’t make go get the exclamation mark. If Carrasco doesn’t make the club out of spring training, he’ll soon be there and will make an impact. If he does make the team but only as a long man out of the bullpen, he will soon be starting. Don’t worry about what the Phils will be saying out of spring training. Remember Evan Longoria in 2008. In March, the Rays said they wouldn’t bring him up just yet. Then he won the Rookie of the Year. (And I’m not talking about a DVD of that bad Gary Busey movie.)

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  1. Freak says:
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    Rookie of the Year is a great movie. Any movie that has the Cubs winning is terrific.

  2. Steve says:
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    @Grey: You mean there’s a good Gary Busey movie?

  3. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Freak: I watched that movie back in the day and cried. There were Cardinals fans in the audience who were laughing.

    Carlos Carrasco isn’t over his bad 2nd half for 2007, nor his slightly above average 2008. He’s too young. Call me back in 2010.

  4. Eric W says:
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    love this guy he is part of my “doughy bagel” of a minor league roster (Carrasco Parker maybin and davis) for my keeper league. though i will probably have to wait another for jarrod parker and wade davis

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: Since BTTF II is on that list, I’d have to agree.

    @Steve: You never saw Point Break?

    @Eric W: Hey, I like that term!

  6. Steve says:
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    @Grey: IMHO, there’s a difference between a good movie that Gary Busey happens to be in and a good Gary Busey movie ;-)

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: That’s actually a great point.

  8. Steve says:
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    @Grey: He seems to end up in those straight-to-tv movies that screen late at night and have him playing an angry Vietnam vet or somesuch.

    Sometimes, though, those movies also have someone like Joan Severance in them – which is just fine by me.

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: @Steve: @IowaCubs: @Eric W: BTW, Razzpeeps, I think James McDonald has one of the most realistic chances of all the rookies covered so far that could *actually* help your fantasy team in 2009 and you people ignored him. Keep that in mind. This shizz could cost you.

  10. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Don’t worry, read and noted. But by the time I had something worthwhile to say (Gary Busey is something worthwhile to say? A debate for another day, perhaps), you’d posted something new, and thus jumped in there…

  11. Eric W says:
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    @Grey: not only does he have a boring name he seems destined for the bullpen were he could be good setup man or closer

  12. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Fair enough.

    @Eric W: I think he’s going to actually have a job and be useful in 12 team leagues. Though, he could just be a setup man. It’s a possibility.

  13. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Nothing wrong with a good setup man.

  14. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Ah, old habits die hard.

  15. Steve says:
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    @Grey: “Meeeemories… like the corners of my mind …”

  16. BigfatHippo says:
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    @All

    Roomie just got off double secret probation and is able to drink again after a year and a half. We’re going out celebrating. I’m telling you this why?

    If you don’t hear from me for awhile it’s because we got in a huge bar fight and somebody more than likely shot himself in the leg with an unregistered firearm. I didn’t quit you man!

    In this case, I’ll see you all in 5 to 10……………

  17. Steve says:
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    @BigfatHippo: Best leave the diamond-studded Rolex and the 5K cash at home, then.

  18. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: I hear ya brother.

    Bootheel cops are crooked.

    Wow just saw, Kahlil Green traded to Cards. Didn’t see that coming.

  19. Eric W says:
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    @BigfatHippo: make sure you wear your sweat pants and have fun at applebees!

  20. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Make sure you choose wisely when picking the person you want breathing into the Ignition Interlock.

    @Eric W: Ha! That is so Hippo.

  21. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Eric W: Great idea.

    No way I’m going to Toys R Us though, those f*#^ers is stone cold killas.

  22. Eric W says:
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    @BigFatHippo: ya i think jeffrey giraffe is the head of the Latin Kings

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: @Eric W: Man, if we were to reinstitute Comment ‘O The Week, EW’s making a strong run.

  24. Eric W says:
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    @Grey: probably better that you didn’t power would go to my head

  25. Freak says:
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    Are the Dodgers gonna piddle around with Mac the same way they did with Billingsley? Chad was stuck in the bullpen for like 2 years.

  26. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: They don’t have the options right now to do that. But as I said in that post, they do have the money to get someone so McDonald might be relegated to the pen.

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