Should I Skip Schumaker??

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Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby IowaCubs » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:10 pm

Even though it makes me want to take a shower for visiting the STL Cardinals website, I noticed that they had an interesting posting about Skip Schumaker getting the early season nod from LaRussa and the Cardinals as their everyday Second Baseman.

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/a ... p&c_id=stl

It looks like his defense is good enough for the Cardinals to try him there. This does potentially two fantasy baseball relevant things... 1) Schumaker gets upgraded to Polanco yawnstipating status at 2B, and 2) A spot is opened up for either Colby Rasmus or worse, Chris Duncan in the OF.

The transition and stress that has accompanied it does not seem to have affected Schumaker at the plate, however. He said he again worked on his hitting and swing with Mark McGwire during the offseason and credits McGwire for much of his success.
"Pretty much I owe my stroke to him," Schumaker said. "He's taught me everything as far as my approach, where my hands should be. Tony mentioned it to me a few years ago that he thought it would be a good idea for me to improve myself by going and getting some work with Mark, and I don't think I would be in the big leagues and be successful without him. I know he was bigger and stronger than a lot of guys, especially me, but hitting's hitting."

Here are some ideas for a Razzball entry title on this subject:
SKIP TO MY LOU
SHOULD YOU SKIP SCHUMAKER
YOU CAN SKIP A MEAL, BUT DON'T SKIP SKIP
SKIPPY IS MORE THAN A PEANUT BUTTER
YOU CAN SKIP POLANCO
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby Grey » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:13 pm

You know where you want Skip? In your FRL. He's yawstipating at best. Hopefully, he accrues lots of terrible ABs.
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby IowaCubs » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:15 pm

He looks like a Polanco with a less rectangular jawline.
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby BigFatHippo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:16 pm

Hope you took that shower Iowa, you look kinda sweaty. :?
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby IowaCubs » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:17 pm

If anything, it gives Rasmus a better shot, and that's the real news here.
14 team h2h keeper (keep 5), $101 FAAB budget. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins. I currently have $1 left in FAAB money.

Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
Samardzija, Jeff(SP) CHC

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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby Grey » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:26 pm

Rasmus looks to be above Duncan on the current food chain. This is subject to change again tomorrow.

BTW, Iowa, you're totally our NL Central correspondent. Don't ever move.
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby IowaCubs » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:25 am

Grey wrote:Rasmus looks to be above Duncan on the current food chain. This is subject to change again tomorrow.

BTW, Iowa, you're totally our NL Central correspondent. Don't ever move.

...Totally my new signature line.
14 team h2h keeper (keep 5), $101 FAAB budget. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins. I currently have $1 left in FAAB money.

Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby Grey » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:12 am

Nice.
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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby Steve » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:52 pm

Correspondance.


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Re: Should I Skip Schumaker??

Postby Grey » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Forum fight!
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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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