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I shut the comments off on the Position Eligibility for 2009 Fantasy Baseball post because… Well, I don’t know. I felt like it. You have to know everything? Since that post was mostly just listing players and their eligibility for 2009, I figured I’d do a companion piece to highlight the guys that have a boost in value because of multiple position eligibility. That position eligibility post was the cheese and this is the macaroni.  I might have left some people off of here, but that’s prolly because they didn’t see a boost in value from extra eligibility. Or maybe I forgot them. Check to see if I did and let me know in the comments, cause as even a semi-regular reader of Razzball you’ll know that the comments are ofttimes more entertaining than the posts themselves. Anyway, here’s some guys who see a boost in fantasy value for 2009 because of multiple position eligibility:

Russell Martin – You want him at catcher — pork butt pho sho! But having him at 3rd too could help you if you have some Corner Infidel clogging up your lineup.

Victor Martinez – See Martin, Russell or 1/8 of an inch above.

Brandon Inge – Face the facts, Cousin Jeri, you don’t want him at 3rd or OF. At catcher, his .215 average almost seems digestible. Almost.

Pablo Sandoval – You want him at catcher, but in a lot of leagues he may not be eligible there yet. According to Sabean, he’s going to be the Giants starting 3rd baseman in 2009. Sandoval will be a name to watch as he is currently knocking the cover off the ball (and then eating its innards) in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Mark DeRosa/Asdrubal/Barmes/Eugenio/Alexei - You want them at 2nd base or MI. 

Blake DeWitt – Where DeWitt might not have had any value at Corner or 3rd, he now has some late round flier MI value with his 2nd base eligibility.

Hank Blalock/Chris Davis/Youuuuuk/Huff/Cantu/Atkins/Carlos Guillen – You want them at 3rd base.

Ty Wigginton – Could be slotted in as a 5th outfielder in some deep leagues or a corner infidel.

Adam Dunn – If you can squeeze him in at Corner, it could be huge — literally — oofa!

Conor Jackson – At 1st base he’s a bit yawnstipating, but as a second-tier outfielder he might be worth the Jason Kendall-like power.

Nick Swisher – See the first part of the 1/8 of an inch above comment.

Brandon Wood – Not sure yet what the Angels of Bobby Grichville have planned for Wood in 2009, but he has eligibility at 3rd and SS, which gives him the Superfecta eligibility of MI and CI.  Keep in mind that he was booted from a winter league for his poor performance. (The same league where convicted pedophile Luis Polonia is now the career hits leader. No lie; he’s the Pete Rose of the Dominican.)

Ian Stewart – Also has the Superfecta eligibility of MI and CI.

Juan Uribe – I’m not a fan of the Uribe, but he does have Superfecta eligibility.  This helps his AL-Only value.

Felipe Lopez – Not a fan of his either, but he has the Pick 4 of eligibility available at 2nd, 3rd, SS and OF.

Alfredo Amezaga - He isn’t necessarily ownable except in NL-Only leagues, but he also has the Pick 4 of eligibility.

Jhonny Peralta — This Silent H is being groomed in the DR this winter to take over 3rd base in 2009 so he could have multiple position eligibility next season.  (I say could because the Indians could sign a 3rd baseman in the offseason.)

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  1. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Jose Lopez at MI and CI. Kiss me for that one.

  2. Grey

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    @IowaCubs: I considered him but didn’t think he had any boost in value as opposed to just being a 2nd baseman, but it is a Superfecta eligibility and he should prolly be listed. Mawh…

  3. Steve says:
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    I prefer to think of the post and the comments as a satisfying whole.
    In today’s technical update, Razzball looks AWESOME via Opera Mini on the new BlackBerry Storm.

  4. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: What do you mean “technical update?”

  5. Steve says:
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    Sorry. Meant technology or IT. You know me. Anything but baseball.

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Ah… Gotcha. What, you just get the Storm or something?

  7. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah. Just finding my way round it. What better way than a tour of the Razz?

  8. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Cool stuff, what did you have before, an early Blackberry?

  9. Hank

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    @Grey: How about Miggy, I know 1st is a deep position but the flexibility of 1st and 3rd offers some value in your drafting strategies. Last year I had a team with Miggy, Berkman, and Braun, talk about options!

  10. Grey

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    @Hank: He was another one I ignored. I suppose it gives you some flexibility, but you’re not drafting Miggy because of position flexibility or really moving him up on your draft list because of it.

  11. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I work for a big telco (we own 49% of Verizon) and am on good terms with the BlackBerry guy so have been lucky enough to go from the Pearl to the Curve and now to the Storm.

  12. Grey

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    @Steve: So have they got progressively better or do you have a prior favorite?

  13. Freak says:
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    @Steve: Tell me about the curve. I’m thinking about getting a better phone, and that’s the one I’ve been eyeing.

  14. big o says:
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    @ grey :
    thanx for the list .

  15. Steve says:
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    @Freak: @Grey: The Curve is a great handset. That would be my favourite so far (I’ve only had the Storm a day or so so haven’t really formed an opinion although the touchscreen keyboard is proving a bit frustrating…)

    The Curve feels quite wide when you first use it but you soon get used to it and having the QWERTY keyboard is really great. The screen is nice and big too. I used it for everything – email, SMS/MMS, surfing the net etc. Works great with GMail, Opera Mini (BlackBerry Browser is not that great) etc. You’d be amazed how many Razzball comments I sent from it!

    I’d happily go back to it, but when someone says “here, have this brand new device that everyone’s talking about and hardly anyone has”, you don’t say no.

    Should disclose, however, that I don’t pay for ANY calls, data etc, so I’m not your typical user.

  16. Hank

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    @Freak: I have Curve and I would recommend it most assuredly.

  17. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: No worries. Hope it helps.

    @Steve: Wow, you comment from a Blackberry? That’s impressive to me. But I also have my microwave clock still blinking from the last blackout. I’m mechanically declined, so to speak.

  18. Steve says:
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    @Freak: Should have mentioned also that the Curve’s battery life is fantastic.

    Storm can’t go for much more than a day without recharging – 3G really drains the battery.

    @Grey: Love your work like a Curve ;-)

  19. Grey

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    @Everyone — This is off topic (as if the rest of this shizz isn’t), but The Sun-Times posted a Razzball post where I say anime is only understood by the stoned or schizophrenic. Gotta love The Sun-Times.

  20. Grey

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    @Steve: Thanks! I think.

  21. Freak says:
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    @Steve: I’m sold. Good work.

  22. Steve says:
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    @Grey: You thunk correctly. I always make sure I digest the wisdom before guiding the Off-Topic Express away from the station.

  23. Grey

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    @Steve: BTW, you still have the mustache from Movember?

  24. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I was hoping you’d forgotten. It only lasted two weeks. Managed it last year. Couldn’t stand it this.

  25. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Well no arrests, accidental shootings, or barroom brawls last night so I guess you’re stuck with me.

    I did learn one thing about the Bootheel though.

  26. Eric W says:
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    if Michael Vick O.J and plexico burres some how end up in the same prison do you think they could get a few other inmates from the jail together and beat the Detroit lions? has nothing to with baseball but i have been arguing about it with friends all day

  27. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: There’s a Brent Lillibridge clause: A sign posted in the dressing room stating “You must be 200 + and Hirsute* to Dance on Stage.”

    *word of the day

  28. Grey

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    @Eric W: That was a bad Sandler movie that was a remake of an overrated Burt Reynolds movie.

    @BigFatHippo: So there were mostly women on the stage?

  29. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Aww man I totally messed that up. 6am came way too early this morning.

    We were at the tittie bar see, and they had this sign in the dressing room see……….never mind now.

    Just trust me, never go to Bootheel tittie bars.

  30. Steve says:
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    I will never mock a player for a lame injury again. On Saturday I sprained my back carrying a Xmas tree into the house.
    Hurts like hell, can hardly move.

  31. Grey

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    @Steve: At least it wasn’t Jockular Spincteritis. That really sucks. You stay home from work cause of it?

  32. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yup. Home today. Could do with some baseball on TV.

  33. Grey

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    @Steve: You going to a doctor? Chiropractor? Thai masseuse?

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    @Grey: Ha! Doctor yesterday, physiotherapist today. It’s just a plain old lower-back sprain – never knew they could be so painful.

  35. Grey

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    @Steve: How long you gonna be belly up?

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    @Grey: Dunno really. Until it feels better, I guess. Haven’t been to physio yet. Doc said it’s best to carry on as normal as possible, rather than just lying down – heals quicker that way apparently.

  37. Grey

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    @Steve: I’d think it would hurt more that way too.

  38. Steve says:
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    @Grey: You are correct, Dr Albright.

  39. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: You don’t have to use that title; it’s only honorary.

  40. big o says:
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    @ grey
    maybe if i write this , the thought that i have been carrying around in my head for the last 3 days will subside , but ,
    when i was a younger man , companion piece had an entirely different meaning .
    there , i said it .

  41. Grey

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    @big o: Great, now I have it stuck in my head.

  42. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: @big o: Companion piece still means the same thing, her ass just doesn’t look as nice on the way out the door.

  43. booj says:
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    Wow, feel a little out of place as a first time poster behind BigFatHippo’s daunting 985.

    I just wanted to thank whoever came up with the word yawnstipating. I’m hard at work trying to find a place for it in my day-to-day vernacular. At present, I can only muster up usage in reference to post-Fast Times at Ridgemont High Sean Penn movies.

  44. Grey

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    @booj: I wouldn’t worry about Hippo. At least half of his 985 were talking about his love for Ryan Ludwick or strippers, hardly in that order.

    re: yawnstipating — Ron Howard movies, most NY Times bestsellers and Placido Polanco. Also, I just Googled yawnstipating and someone, who don’t think I know, felt Chinese Democracy fell into the yawnstipating category. I’m just glad our portmanteau, wacky vernacular is catching on. Razzball, making nonsense palpable since 2007.

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