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 Post subject: A "Rip Van Winkle"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:38 pm 
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Rip Van Winkle is the old fairy tale about a man who was lazy and fell asleep after drinking some strange liquor. He woke up 20 years later to realize the America was no longer ruled by the British and his wife had died....etc

A baseball Rip Van Winkle is a player who falls asleep during the first half of the season and suddenly wakes up in June and realizes that real baseball games are actually being played and he's expected to contribute.

Perennial Rip Van Winkles are Robinson Cano (not this year), Ryan Howard, Paul Konerko, and Mark Texiera.

Probably already a term for this but I got into a debate about the difference between Rumplestilskin (dwarf who spun gold) and Rip Van Winkle with a someone....yeah, I know. Don't you wish you were there for that conversation? Anyway....I hate Rip Van Winkles!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A "Rip Van Winkle"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:57 pm 
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I can't imagine myself calling (or writing) a player is a Rip Van Winkle.

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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?
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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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