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I know what you were thinking when you saw the name Logan Morrison.  Whatever happened to Nook Logan?  Glad you asked.  After he was named in the Mitchell Report under the sub-section, “Steroids Don’t Always Work,” he opened the “Change The Game Athletic Performance Enhancement, Motivational Speaking & Consulting.” (Center? Symposium? Corner store?  C’mon, Nook, you need a place to do the game changing blah blah blah’ing.) With the help of other former athletes you’ve probably never heard of, they teach the lessons they learned.  I’m assuming the first lesson is the “Do the Opposite of Whatever I Did” lesson.  (In all seriousness, can we get a kitty together for a half hour of Nook Logan, the motivational speaker?)  Now that we’ve cleared your cobwebs on Nook, let’s move onto Logan Morrison.  Member when I dropped some crazy science in your beaker about Mike Stanton fantasy aspirations?  Well, here goes another one.  So can Logan Morrison help you in 2010 fantasy baseball?

Maybe, but not at first is my short answer.  Along with Mike Stanton’s mom, I like Mike Stanton better.  Morrison did work in A and High A in 2007 and ’08, respectively.  Only pseudo-red flag was his homers dropped a bit from ’07 to ’08, but his doubles almost, you guessed it, doubled.  Resulting in him winning MVP honors.  In 2009, a fracture in his wrist knocked him out for about 2 months.  He still managed an OBP of .411, and five homers in the month of July, which is a nice sign the wrist injury isn’t lingering.  Morrison is still only 22 so the Marlins will probably hold off on bringing up, but if they do (remember, like that pony-tailed guy standing in front of your student union, the Marlins promote aggressively), then he will definitely be someone to look at.  Though all I expect in 2010 is 30/7/45/.265/3 and a mid-season call up.  Not worth it in mixed leagues, but definitely someone to look at in NL-Only and keeper leagues.

  1. big o says:
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    dynasty league relevant

    one year leagues ?
    pass .

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    to the guys in mock drafts,wheres lance berkman and aramis ramirez been falling,

  3. big o says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:
    berkman …. 68th
    aramis …… 32nd

    sample size of one

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @big o: thanks,just wandering,3rd base really weak this year,looks like thier flying off the board

  5. Tony says:
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    @big o: aramis at 32 is horrible…. i wouldnt touch him there with his injury chances.

  6. big o says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:
    @Tony:

    he was the 6th 3rd baseman drafted .

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @big o: last year i held out for huff,and got burned,but 32 seems quite high for his injury and age.not many options

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @big o: ill assume figgins is going fairly high to then,if you could grab utley at 2nd and tulo at ss then his non power wouldnt hurt you at 3rd as bad

  9. Tony says:
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    @big o: thats too early…. thats like going ” its the 9th round and everyone else took a catcher i better grab someone”

    i will say aramis is probably better than THAT CATCHER, but you get the idea…. if you can remember who were the other 5 third baggers that went? arod, wright, longo, reynolds, and YOUK?

  10. I would think Zimmerman before Youk.

  11. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Yeah, in one year leagues you can wait to see when he has a full time job. No reason to sit on him.

  12. Tony says:
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    @Old Reino: true, zimm and youk are about even to me, only reason i’d probably prefer youk personally is because he plays for boston, more opportunity….. and he has a sweet goat….

    I think if it gets to a certain point and you dont have a 3B or any position you just take the best available at another position and take a flier later on…. if aramis is my only option at pick 32, i’m waiting til later for a beckham, stewart, etc…. I’m sure aramis will go 30-100 .300 and play 155 games this year after i say all this, a la derek lee…..

  13. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    ***Dynasty League Trade Question***

    20-team points-based league w/35-man rosters. I’m defending Champ…thanks again Grey…so I pick last in each of the first three rounds, (serpentine after that…12 round draft).

    My team is full of 2010 contracts, so I really have no choice but to go for a repeat. I no longer own my 1st and 8th round picks because I traded them away for help during my championship run. I have holes at C and 1B which I will not be able to address very well picking at #40 and #60 overall.

    In each draft, we can assign (1) 5-year, (1) 4-year, (2) 3-year and (3) 2-year contracts to any existing MLB players we draft, (all the rest get 1-year contracts). We also get (1) 7-year and (1) 6-year contract to assign to any MiLB players be draft.

    I have been offered the following:

    Joe Mauer (2010), Nate McLouth (2011) & Carlos Pena (2010)
    FOR
    Jason Heyward (2014), Saltimacchia (2011) and my 2nd round pick

    Heyward is the real deal, (and easily equivalent to a 1st round pick), but I am willing to give him up for Mauer. But giving up BOTH Heyward and my 2nd round pick, (and therefore waiting until pick #60 to assign one of the big contracts), is giving me pause.

    When I balked at giving both up, and he countered with throwing in McLouth and Pena. I also own Logan Morrison (2014) and Eric Hosmer (2015)…either of which I think I’d rather give up than Heyward.

    What do you think of the deal as it stands? Is giving up both too much? If so, is giving up Morrison and the 2nd round pick more equitable?

    Thanks…and sorry for the long post.

    MJC

  14. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @Tony: In the Razzmock, Becham went 9.108, stewart 10.111

  15. Tony says:
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    @Simply Fred: ya idk i think 3B is just one of those positions you get one of the top 6-7 guys or you wait…..

    and wait….. and wait…..

    so basically i’m really hoping for a YOUK or ZIMMERMAN in the 3rd….

  16. brett says:
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    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): That league sounds like heaps of fun. I can only hope that one day i assemble enough baseball-savvy friends to do something similar.

  17. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    @Grey: I told him I would not trade both Heyward and the 2nd round pick, while at the same time, opened the door to Morrison, (pun not intended). He countered with:

    Mauer (2010), Pena (2010) and his 9th round pick
    FOR
    Morrison (2014), Salty (2011) and my 2nd round pick

    Based on what I wrote above, I gotta do this, right?

  18. GopherDay says:
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    From everyone’s 3B discussion, A-Rod is looking really good in the 1st round, or maybe Wright in the second. If you get one of them, you don’t really have to worry about it at all.

  19. Stephen says:
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    @brett: I would be on board for that. I just won a 20 team league this past year, but would love to play in a dynasty league. I’ve spent the last summer trying to persuade my league to do just that anyway.

  20. brett says:
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    @Stephen: Right on. If we could get a solid group of managers, this might be worth setting up. I know for a fact that my league isn’t even willing to do keepers but i might be able to convince a friend or two.

  21. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    @Grey: done deal…thanks

  22. Stephen says:
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    @brett: Well, if you start one up, I’m in. Promise.

  23. brett says:
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    @GopherDay: Maybe i’ll take this to the forums at some point tonight. If we do start something up, i have a feeling it’ll be a collective Razzball effort, so feel free to ask around.

  24. eltoo says:
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    a razzball commenter keeper league would be pretty cool. supply a little extra banter for the boards

  25. sean says:
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    @eltoo: Would be interested in the keeper league, but I’m not sure if there’s enough incentive to do it without $$ and without enough local flare to keep guys honest and involved year-to-year.

  26. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @sean: we could offer tacos to the winner

  27. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve

    Hmmmph, monkeys on ice.

    Those little bastards are always showing off. “Here……look at my poo…..want a closer look??????????”

    Put a Hippo on ice and you got yerself an ICE CAPADE brother!

  28. GopherDay says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I would do it for tacos!

  29. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @GopherDay: serriously though,id be real interested in it

  30. GopherDay says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Me too, tacos would just be a plus.

  31. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @GopherDay: yeah,anything but that black taco

  32. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: You sound like Oprah’s gynecologist.

  33. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: oh,can i get ia little light over here

  34. brett says:
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    @Grey: ha! Just laughed out loud at the office.

  35. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i noticed on couch mock draft that seth smith is in the 280 range,is he expected to play more this year?that seems a bit low

  36. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: That seems about right. He’s not guaranteed anything more than 4th outfielder status.

  37. sean says:
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    Not sure that I saw anyone post that Shoppach got shipped to the Rays today. If he can get 400 ABs, he could give you 20 bombs from the C-slot…

  38. GasTheObese says:
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    I’ll buy you two Daquiris if you give me the pass so I can crash the “expert” mock thursday on mdc Grey

  39. GasTheObese says:
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    monday even

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @sean: Yeah, saw that. I like it for what it does to Shoppach’s value and Carlos Santana’s opportunity. If you search Santana on the sidebar, I just wrote a post about him.

    @GasTheObese: Am I in that one?

  41. Billy says:
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    haha that’s exactly what i was thinking too…NOOK LOGAN!

    He was a big Cardinals killer. How funny.

  42. Hey Grey. Nice post on Morrisson. We linked to it today. Would have emailed this to you but could not find an addy.

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