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Our weekly Friday Fantasy Baseball Feature, Buy Low/Sell High is back after an offseason layoff.  When asked what this fantasy baseball feature did during the offseason, it said this, “Went up to the Adirondacks for some bass fishing with my friend, Clete.  Well, one thing led to another and we fell in love.”  Alrighty then!  To get everyone on the same page, I like the Buy guys.  I dislike the Sell guys.  Now if Thames is in the Buy section (which he is!) and Lackey is in the Sell section (there too!) that doesn’t mean I recommend you trade Lackey for Thames.  Everything’s relative, Einstein.  Anyway, here’s some guys to buy and sell for the 1st week of the fantasy baseball season (start the games already!):

BUY

Alexi Casilla – Can run, can hit and at MI it pays to find out how much.

Emmanuel Burriss – Imagine Juan Pierre at 2nd base.  Run, Burriss, run.

Brett Gardner – It’s like a whole post of SAGNOF’ers.  Solid OBP and can steal 35 bags.  Don’t invest too heavily because the Yankees outfield is crowded, but I gots love for Gardner.

Marcus Thames – In 400 ABs, it’s not outlandish to think he could hit 30 HRs.  Actually, it’s quite landish.

Mark Teahen – 20/10?  Maybe.  Doesn’t hurt to find out.  Rotate middle infielders!  All the kids are doing it.

Russell Branyan – Every year a few guys rip up spring training and carry it into the regular season.  Don’t pay a lot for this schmohawk, but he’s worth a flier for power.

David Price – I like him better than Wieters, because, in the end, Wieters is just a catcher, but Price is a pitcher that can still get 120 to 140 solid innings.  Just bench him for a month.  You don’t really need Emilio Bonifacio that bad.  Unless you do.

David Freese – Now Glaus is not coming back until the All-Star Break.  Freese is the word.

Jason Motte – Sure, LaRussa’s doing everything he can to not appoint Motte the closer, but the alcohol has to wear off eventually.

Josh Johnson – You’ll be poppin’ some blowers when you fire up a Big Johnson.

John Danks – And put some Danks on it!

Matt Cain – I can just feel it.  Cain’s about to warm it up.  Genuine for oh-nine and still ain’t half-steppin’, peace!

SELL

Huston Street – Sure, check’s good to the bettor, but you need alligator blood.  Trade Street for an upgrade somewhere else while he has some value.

David Purcey – Mentioned this guy the other day.  *Burp*

Elijah Dukes – He’s effectively losing the outfield job to Austin Kearns.   That’ll make for a fun clubhouse!

Chris Young – Something is seriously wrong with Tally.  Might be hiding an injury.  Maybe he’s just sick of getting things down for people off high shelves.  You should hold tight for right now, but you’re not going to be able to start him.

Troy Glaus – Punt!

Fernando Rodney – If you can actually get someone to trade you a decent piece for Rodney now that he’s the closer, you win.  And by “decent piece,”  I mean just about anyone.

Travis Hafner – How long you think Hafner’s going to be stinking up the joint with his melon head?  Hafner’s head, “That was uncalled for.”

Nyjer Morgan – I like speed and nothing else guys as much as the next schmohawk, but Nyjer’s like a hot dog with no hot dog and no bun.  Think relish in your hand.  Who wants relish in their hand?  I don’t.  In deep leagues, sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but I’d try and do it elsewhere.

John Lackey – First sign of good news, I suggest you see if you can get someone decent for him in a trade.  This might take embellishing good news like this, “After his MRI, Lackey said he felt so good he could go for another three of them.”

86 Responses

  1. JR says:
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    Love all the 2Bs on the buy side. But I have an unrelated question. I’m targeting Votto in my draft (due to a paucity of 3B and the distribution of keepers, I’m going to concentrate on 3B/OF first). What’s the earliest round you’d considering taking Votto? I’m thinking Round 7 (which in regular drafts is around Rounds 9-10) but I’m not sure he’ll be there. Can I take him earlier than that, say 5 or 6?

  2. PWNightmare says:
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    I was thinking about Casilla for a couple of days now. I wasn’t too impressed last year but on your recommendation, Francoeur can go back on waivers. Let’s see if Casilla can be more interesting than Polanco and I’ll leave Polanco on the bench just in case things don’t work out.

  3. Nick says:
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    Devine is killing me right now. He is not going to Doc. Freeze till April 8th to figure out if he will be out 2 weeks or the entire season. Now I have to sit on him although the waiver wire is kinda scare now that managers are choosing closers. Ray just got dropped though…

  4. Mowses says:
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    Would Price for Dukes be fair? or which one is worht more here?

  5. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah,i jumped on casilla last week,hoping for 25 sb`s,he`s running this spring and he did steal 47 and 50 bases in minor league seasons,crossing my fingers

  6. Vince says:
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    Drop Dukes (who’s the only hitter on my bench) for Rickie Weeks? My weakest spot is 2B (Kelly Johnson) and I need some speed… 12 teams, H2H, 5×5 btw…

  7. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Mowses: Why on earth would you want Dukes while giving up Price? Price could be special……..THIS YEAR. Dukes is a sell anyway.

  8. Mowses says:
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    i meant it the other way around. i give up dukes and get price. do it?

  9. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Mowses: Of course you do it but I’m not sure what kind of idiot you’re dealing with. Why would anyone give up Price for Dukes? Does this guy really need a starting OF so bad that he’ll take a project who may not even start over David Price? Color me confused.

  10. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Does 4 SB’s really constitute “running this spring” for Casilla?

  11. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Given all the potentially useful 2Bers with SBs, I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t drafted Brandon Phillips in the 3rd. Ah, well. I’m heavily Cincy-invested this year, for what that’s worth.

    @JR: This is 12-team? I’d say you wait until the other name 1Bers are gone, then make your move. On my sheet, there’s a large drop-off after Votto (who I love)(and own). He fell to the 10th in my league, but then again, this is the same league where someone drafted Sandoval to play 1B instead of C.

    In the 5th in a 12-team there are likely too many other more interesting players available (McLouth!) to justify the reach. But if every other 1Ber is gone — basically, from Pujols through Howard to AGonzo — then sure, pull the trigger. Better to have the team you want than to be able to run around after the draft saying, “I didn’t reach for a single guy! Isn’t that right, My New First Baseman Conor Jackson?”

  12. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: in 20 games,,ill take,especially since i need sb`s,,im hopingfor 25,key word hoping

  13. Tony says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: WORD baron…. I have votto and bruce in my league. I snagged votto in the 5th round, call me crazy, but since i drafted near the end the 5th was about the same as me taking him in the 6th, which i was for sure doing and I wanted him that bad…. I am an indians fan, and i have a couple reds on my team LOL. Cincy is putting together a nice crew! I debated the same thing with Phillips, coulda took him in the 3rd! But i took markakis/kemp back to back instead of phillips/ and markakis or kemp… I ended up with Cano in the 14th? I say thats some value there… i guess people were tired of his poor april, avilies in the 8th round though before cano and kendrick?

    Can baseball start already, Jimmeny Chistmas!!!!!

  14. Freak says:
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    I’m counting on Chris Young in a few leagues, what’s wrong with him?

  15. Tony says:
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    don’t wanna go with too many reds/ guys from one team! Bruce came to me in the 10th, couldn’t pass….

  16. sean says:
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    @grey: per PEDS, I stocked my bench pantry with closers and relievers who should vulture saves. I saw above that you were in favor of rotating MIs to find a hot hand. Does this mean I should use a bench spot for a second MI or just not be afraid to use a carousel of MI off the waiver wire?

  17. Hardcore Midget says:
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    Better closer-in-waiting to use a roster spot on- Corpas or Chris Ray?

  18. sean says:
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    I have Reynolds as my U right now with Rasmus on the bench (CBS, so up to six bench players).

    My pitching staff is: Billingsley, Shields, Wainwright, ESantana, J. Johnson, Guthrie, and Cook for starters; and Cordero, Ryan, Morrow, Rodney, Nunez, Villaneuva, Arredondo.

    Available on waivers: Devine, Lyon, and Franklin.

    Should I drop my stopgap guys or Rasmus for the available above?

  19. BSA says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Must be something about the color red this year. As I am preparing for Saturday’s draft I realize I like a lot of Philly, oh ok burgundy, Cincy, and Angels. I am resisting the temptation of some Sawx players due to emotion as the season wears on.
    Wait a minute let me take off my sunglasses I bought on Yawkey Way – Yep a couple of ‘em still look pretty good.

  20. Umrock37 says:
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    Thanks Grey! I agree with all the sells. I was actually offered Cain and Soria for Haren and Ziegler. Time to sell high on those guys?

  21. RT says:
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    @sean:
    dump cordero man, not rasmus. cordero may get 10 saves this year. he also may get none. i don’t think you don’t need him…

  22. Nick says:
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    @Hardcore Midget: Ray

    @Freak: I had him last season. His average destroyed that category for me. & his power production is hit or miss. If I owned him this season I would bench him and if he starts to heat up then start him

  23. Falcon says:
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    @Freak, @Nick: I am pretty sure he’s talking about the Pitcher version of Chris Young. Not Rice Krispie.

    Does anyone else get in that mode in the draft where despite all the risks you know about a player, you become drunk on their former excellence and pull the trigger? (Chris Young, Carpenter, Thome, Posada, Ortiz)

    OKay, lookin at that list – Chris Young does not belong, but i give him credit for sparking this thought for me.

  24. sean says:
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    @Rt: I have francisco, not chad.

  25. Falcon says:
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    Question: Drop Daniel Murphy for Burriss? I am light on speed. I am wondering how many starts I would give burriss since I have Hardy and Uggla locking down SS & 2B. Murphy gives me a platoon option in the OF.

  26. Nick says:
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    @Falcon: haha I just noticed it in Grey’s post, that makes more sense. Anyways I still don’t like Young but at this point your not getting anything for him in a trade so just hold him. How many people are in your league that your relying on him? Thats rough.

  27. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @RT: surely sean is talking about the reds cordero,though not the best 30-35 saves probable

  28. Nick says:
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    @Falcon: & I’m a Met fan and like Murphy right now in deep leagues since he hits a nice average and will get you some runs. Also Tatis might be moving into 2nd over Castillo (who I hate) which would then put Murphy in left. You must have a deep league if your considering Burriss

  29. James says:
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    @Freak – Young has always stuggled in the spring and been just fine in the regular season. His ERA last year was 4.00 and two years ago was 5.14. In addition, you have to remember that spring ERAs may not tell the whole story because pitchers are playing weaker defenses. For example, I read one of Young’s starts was completely botched by errors.

    I would hold off until he gets to his normal and spaceious park before making a decision on him. However, if you can get someone with less risk and equal talent, go for it.

  30. Pops says:
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    I read that it usually takes Chris Young until mid May to build up his arm strength. Did I read that here?

  31. albertalbert says:
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    votto went in the late 70s in our draft (to me). i love production guys who’s names don’t quite ring out yet. gonna have a big year.

    also noticed motte on the buy list, a day after flunking the closer report. for what it’s worth, i think he is a buy, and i think he’s got great skills and will net 20 easy saves with an upside of 30. plus his other numbers are great too. can’t try to read larussa too closely.

    are you guys up on victorino this year?

  32. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @BSA: Yeah, I’m generally of the mind that it’s better to get the best hitter from four different teams than the four best hitters from one team. (See this year: Texas Rangers). That said, Phillips seemed slightly undervalued to me, in a year light on quality 2B, Votto seemed similarly bargain-priced, and you know I gots to love me some Bruce. In the 7th, my dilemma was Bruce or Dye: Heart said Bruce, head said Dye (since Dye’s year last year was basically Bruce’s extreme upside, minus steals, and I’m trying to wean myself off the rookie-love).

    Went with the heart. Took Bruce. And Dye was still there on the backswing. So I took him too.

    Don’t be afraid to load up on one team, though. One homer in my league last year piled his plate with Sox (Youk, Pedroia, Lester) and that worked out pretty well for him. At least once he found the fortitude to euthanize Clay Buchholz.

    @Falcon: If Murphy is not starting for you, drop him for Burriss. In Yahoo! Emmanuel qualifies at ss/2b, and he’ll be a nice speed fix in those long cold weeks when JJ Hardy is hanging oh-fers on you like leis on a Hawaiian tourist.

    @Falcon: Totally. It’s the OMG-I’ll-Have-Blankety-Blank-On-My-Team! This syndrome kept guys drafting a) Scott Rolen and b) Eric Chavez long past their sell-by dates. This year’s main offender: David Ortiz. He may rebound to something like 35-110, but in reality, given the risks, no sane person should be rostering him. Still–Big Papi! Gotta… hit… draft… button….

    @Tony: Cano in 14 is perfectly sweet. I’m not a huge Markako/Kemp fan personally, so Phillips’ potentially 30-30 in the infield appealed to me more than either of their potential blahtastic 20-20 seasons. But I could have had Manny in that spot, who’s hitting like .686 in spring training. He would look pretty good in my OF right now.

    @sean: I’d drop Nunez for Lyon. That way, you’re pretty much guaranteed of the Tigers closer.

  33. RT says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:
    thank goodness. i thought he was referring to chad. i almost spit up some coffee.

  34. royce! says:
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    I could use some power in my 20 team league but am not sure if I can spare anyone for Branyan. Possible drops are Leo Nunez, Brandon Lyon (I have Broxton and K. Wood), James McDonald, Seth Smith, Fontenot and Scott Lewis. Or should I just wait for Yahoo to place Lackey on the DL?

  35. Tony says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I dropped nunez for rodney, i already owned Lyon, gotta handcuff.

    Our league counts singles, doubles, triples, etc 10 hitting stats total. So a guy like Kemp/Markakis that bat .300 are more appealing to me than Phillips .270 average at 2B even tho he has hit 30/30 one year I dont see him doing it again, 25/25 sure, 30/30 no.

    I like having a strong OF and with 3 OF positions in my league plus 3 bench spots, there’s plenty of room. I just saw 2B as really deep, and even tho phillips is a stud i am happy with cano in the 14th there.

  36. Tony says:
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    I am addicted to 5 tool guys who help everywhere. That way if a guy goes down like Reyes he’s not my only steals guy. I’ve got a handful of other guys similar statistically contributing.

    Kemp and Markakis are my bread and butter type guys.

  37. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @JR: 6th sounds about right. Just make sure you get him.

    @Nick: Get Ray.

    @Mowses: I want Price.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Yup.

    @Vince: Get Weeks.

    @Freak: Velocity’s a mess. Giving up runs. Team is concerned a DL stint is in his future. Nothing good.

    @sean: Carousel works fine as long as the league is shallow (10) and your managers are Mr. B’s.

    @Hardcore Midget: Ray

    @Umrock37: I’d hold tight.

    @sean: Drop Nunez for Lyon.

    @Falcon: Hold tight.

    @albertalbert: Love Victorino. Have for the last two years.

    @royce!: Wait until he hits the DL.

  38. Nick says:
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    @Grey: For Devine? He is my worst closer right now with Jenks, Hanrahan & Motte.

  39. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: thanks to the espn league that hippo and stevo got me in on,i believe we`ve now talkedour yahoo keeper league guys into 4of`s,only 10 teams because its an auction draft need to be present for(made special considerations for stevo),draft is saturday night at 7,have to hold off on the cocktails a bit early,but again thanks to this site,ive got my low budget players targeted,

  40. peter says:
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    @Pops: re: Chris Young taking until May to get his arm strength… unfortunately, I just don’t see it. I went and looked at his #s between 2006-2008, and only in 2007 did he hit his stride in May. And, in that case, it there appears to be a much stronger correlation with him pitching home/away than actually getting stronger over his first 8-10 starts. In 2006 he had a great June (4 ER, 34 K in 31 IP), but then crapped all sorts of beds that July. So, who knows – but I’m not convinced on the stronger-in-May thing.

  41. Trip Wildhack says:
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    @Grey: First, love the site. The writing is very entertaining, and since most of us are in this for fun, the more entertainment the better.

    I have Spilborghs as a reserve OF in my league, where we have a limited bench. Need to know how much he’s going to play now that the Rockies are going to keep Fowler. Have to assume Fowler’s going to get decent playing time. Could he cut into Smith’s PT more than Spilborghs’? Or should I just assume that Spilborghs is going to lose 1/3 of his PT with Fowler there (which means I should toss him aside)? And is/was Spilborghs the Colorado lead-off guy? Thanks.

  42. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah i traded for him last year 1 start befor albert tattooed baseball seams on his face,,never got going after that and spring stats dont mean much,unless they are that bad,plus he plays on a pathetic team,,im not buying,

  43. Grey

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    @Nick: Sure, that works.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Cool, no problem.

    @Trip Wildhack: Thanks, man. Appreciate it. Here’s what I said the other day in the comments, “(Fowler) Might cut into both (Smith and Spilborghs). Smith against righties. Spilborghs to sit against some. Hawpe could sit against some lefties. Stewart will see some time.” I still see Spilborghs getting about 400 ABs if he stays healthy and if Fowler doesn’t explode into greatness immediately.

  44. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    oh and grey,liove the part about motte,saying LaRussa`s alcohol has to wear off,i hope so soon,counting on saves from motte,glad i didnt go with dukes,ha i took milton bradley instead,should be fine when healthy

  45. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Trip Wildhack: i also have spilbourghs,he`s going to be a 20-20 guy then 20-30,then 20-15,now loosing playing time,barring a 20 game winning streak 2 years ago,no wander they suck,,im hoping fowler or smith struggle putting ab`s closer to 450+,could always pick up andru jones,now batting 4th against lefties in texas,platoon with blaylock

  46. jollie fingers says:
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    Dukes gets his job back by mid-May. You heard it here first!

  47. Pops says:
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    @peter: I’m not either, but I’m hoping for some type of useable statistics from him.

  48. bostonaccent says:
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    @jollie fingers: In early May, Dukes throws a rosin bag and a hissy fit at Manny Acta in the dugout after he’s called to pinch hit while he’s texting his latest seventeen year old girlfriend. You also heard it here first!

  49. JavaBeanHead says:
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    Couple quick question for ya’s

    Porcello over Beauhrle?
    Burriss over Renteria?

  50. Nate says:
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    I’m so glad I hedged my bets by cornering the market on Chris Youngs. One of them is bound to pay off, no?

  51. willclarkismyhero says:
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    @bostonaccent: and the text reads, “you dead, dog”

  52. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ichiro on dl,just posted on espn

  53. Eric W says:
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    @willclarkismyhero: At least she wont have to worry about actually being hit with a bat.

    Should I drop Dukes for either maybin or pacman? (only ten man league with 2 bn spots)

  54. Grey

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    @Nate: What, Markakis is right below Willits.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Awesome! Thanks for the heads up.

  55. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Eric W: i like maybin

  56. Wizo says:
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    Ishikawa have any positive potential?

  57. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wizo: Seems very doubtful.

  58. Doc says:
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    Ichiro to the DL

    Ichiro Suzuki will be placed on the disabled list, and is expected to miss the first week of the season, after doctors determined that he suffered a bleeding ulcer.
    Ichiro began complaining of fatigue earlier this week and missed four straight games before the Mariners called on a doctor. It’ll be the first DL stint of his MLB career. “It was a very difficult decision to place Ichiro on the disabled list,” GM Jack Zduriencik said, “especially since we know what a fierce competitor he is, and how important it is to him to help the team.” The move is retroactive to March 31, so he’ll be eligible to return on April 15. Chris Burke and Wladimir Balentien should fill in.

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    Brian Wilson (finger) tossed a bullpen session Thursday and is expected to be available on Friday night.
    Wilson hasn’t pitched in an exhibition game in nine days because of an infected middle finger on his throwing hand, but looked strong in the short workout. “With the way he threw today, there’s no worry about him being ready for Opening Day,” manager Bruce Bochy said.

  60. jp says:
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    in my 11 team roto keeper league, ichiro went on the DL and i’m looking to replace him on my roster with a pitcher, as my staff is real weak.

    i’m looking into kawakami and zimmerman. which would you recommend?

  61. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Doc: Yeah, I’d look at Wladdy.

  62. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jp: Kawakami

  63. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: Brandon Lyon is dropped. Pick him up? Drop who?
    12 team roto, OBP and SLG

    C: Shoppach, Wieters (someone got to Price first, settled on Wieters waiver)
    1B: Ryan Howard
    2B: Burriss
    SS: Alexei Ramirez
    3B: Aramis Ramirez
    OF: Carlos Lee, Ellsbury, Adam Jones
    Util: Derrek Lee, Votto
    Bench: Gardner

    SP: Liriano, Shields, Cain, Wainwright, Josh Johnson, K Escobar, Jobacum, Harang
    RP: Qualls, Hanrahan, Ziegler

  64. cockyphoenix says:
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    oh wow. The importance of spelling. I just did a google search for Bryan Bixler to doublecheck that *Brian* was going to stay in Indianapolis long enough for me to safely drop him for Hafner (on SPRH), and the first hit was an LA Times article about a guy with anorexia that started off with “Bryan Bixler is dying”

    I was really confused for a second

    Anyway, it never crossed my mind that the Indians would let that fool start again. I’m really hoping that his debridement didn’t really do anything, because the Pronk of ’08 would be an amazing FA pickup. They say the wind was blowing out when he hit at least 1 of his 2 spring homers

    And Shoppach has 5. O_O

  65. Grey

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    @Zebo: Can you just move Escobar to the DL in a day or two and then grab him?

    @cockyphoenix: Get well soon Bryan!

  66. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: for some reason, Escobar is not on DL yet. Not sure why, plenty of others have become DL-eligible.

  67. cockyphoenix says:
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    @Grey: amen

  68. Rob says:
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    Now seems to be a good time to buy sell on Dukes, especially in keepers. A hot spring should not alter the nats long term plans. Austin Kearns has proven he is not very durable or very good. If Washington is going to go anywhere in the next 3 years, they need to give Milledge and Dukes 500+ AB this year. Besides, does anyone really expect Nick Johnson to stay healthy? Adam Dunn will spend the majority of 2009 butching balls at 1B. Dukes has the skill set to be a 30/25 guy with a high OPS. He could also strangle a few ex-gf. He’ll be playing every day by early May. I say lowball his owner and reap the benefits.

  69. Rob says:
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    Make that *buy low* on Dukes

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Rob: I was thinking that too. He was a tough call, but I think he could be a Buy in a week or two when he does get the ABs.

  71. nick m. says:
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    some impatient owner in my league dropped price…should i put a waiver claim in for him and dump anthony reyes or mike pelfrey?

  72. Grey

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    @nick m.: I’d lose Reyes for him.

  73. Simply Fred

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    With Sheffield a Met, yikes, there go ABs for Murphy.

  74. BKK says:
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    Reportedly, LAA have shown interest in Harang apparently offering Gary Matthews Jr. for him. Despite moving to the AL, would this help or hurt his value. Can’t get much lower I would suspect.

  75. Grey

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    @Simply Fred: Church loses ABs, not really Murphy.

    @BKK: if it happens, blech.

  76. BKK says:
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    Grey, if I didn,t know better, I’d say you don’t like AL pitchers.

  77. G says:
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    Check out baseballmonster.com but on their projections they have Branyan at 36 homers but 242 average. Is 36 homers actually realistic for him?

  78. ep says:
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    @G: 36 sounds realistic for Branyan, but so does .242.

    @Grey: Nyjer-relish comparison among the most entertaining paragraphs I’ve ever read.

  79. Grey

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    @BKK: I don’t.

    @G: Never heard of that site, but I’d say that’s pretty optimistic.

    @ep: Thanks!

  80. RandyD says:
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    Would you hold onto Matt Wieters, Bal C, in an AL only league, when you have A.J. Pierzynski, CWS C? Catchers in the AL seem scarse thanks in advance for your opinion.

  81. Great post. I am looking forward to see what Freese can do for the next few months. I am excited that I drafted Casilla and he is on your buy list. Keep up the great work.

  82. Mark says:
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    Figured I’d chime in cause I thought this was a little extreme – Peter Gammons thinks that Josh Johnson will win the Cy Young this year. I like the idea of buying him, but a Cy Young that’s a little nuts. Johan still pitches in the NL right?

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