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Aybar’s headed to the DL and Rays have purchased the contract of Evan Longoria. Think once they bring him up, he’s here to stay, because there’s no reason to start the clock on him unless they’re going to play him. Unless, of course, he’s terrifically awful. Remember last year, guy by the name of Alex Gordon, yeah, he was four tires short of a used car. This year, I heart Gordon. My point, don’t expect Longoria to be the second coming of (insert religious deity of choosing). He may be great, just don’t sell nana’s broach trying to get him. In mixed leagues, I’d bid $7, in AL-only I’d bid $12 and in mixed leagues I’m dropping Franklin Guiterrez. Me and FraGu are done-zo.

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  1. I’m contemplating putting a claim in for him. Actually I have one on him, and I’m contemplating whether or not I want to cancel it. Considering he has limited time at AAA last year and wasn’t all that great, I find it hard to believe he’ll even come close to living up to the hype.

    BBT Jon’s last blog post..“April Baseball, October Intensity”

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Is this the league where you have Orlando Hudson as your utility infielder?

  3. Greg says:
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    I have Longoria, Butler, Hamilton on my bench with Braun, Dunn/Byrnes/C Lee, Adrian Gonzalez/Carlos Pena ahead of each, respestively. Its a 10 team daily league with standard pitching categories plus QS. I need pitching badly. I am open to trading anyone except Braun and Lee. What kind of pitching should I be able to get in return and with what packages? I’d throw in any of my crappy closers too, Lyon, Sherill, Soriano.

  4. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Hey, Greg, we share three letters.

    It’s hard to know packages because I’m not sure what other teams have (ie Does another team have Shields and Maine?) Cause that would be a great package for Dunn or Pena. So without knowing specifics, I’d say try and trade Dunn, Byrnes or Pena for two second tier pitchers who others may not be as fond of as us. Examples of these, Maine, Shields, C.C. Sabathia (only because he’s started so bad), Ian Snell, Javier Vazquez, Tim Hudson, etc:

    http://razzball.com/top-twenty-starting-pitchers-for-2008/

    If you can get something like Maine and Shields for Byrnes and Sherrill, I’d think you’d be in good shape.

  5. If you can get a Wainwright or Burnett for a Longoria or Butler, I’d move on that too…

  6. Greg says:
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    just for some more info, my pitching staff is harang, felix hernandez, billigsley, rich hill, oliver perez, lincecum. plus f cordero

  7. seems like your team is pretty loaded. no reason to keep offense on the bench so i’d trade the unproven longoria and butler. also no reason to trade a crappy closer b/c you’re not desparate for pitching…

  8. Grey– The other day I traded Rich Hill, Shane Victorino and Felipe Lopez for Cole Hamels and Orlando Hudson. Hudson was in my starting lineup today but just for a chance at some extra steals or a triple (got the steal anyway). O-Dawg is on my bench, but I’m going to try and flip him soon I think.

    That trade worked out for me though, considering Victorino was placed on the DL today out of nowhere.

    BBT Jon’s last blog post..Bench Johjima!

  9. DP says:
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    Fellas ended up with Zimm, Kouz, & Longoria at 3B….just bail on Evan?

    Love to give him a shot, and Zimm’s wrist must be hurting, LOL.

    Also why no pub for J. Germano? Great WHIP & park etc.

    Just wondering……

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Jon — Guess I didn’t get Longoria anyway.

    DP — I have Germano in an NL-only league — so far he’s been great. I’d use him in mixed leagues at home and bench him against tougher opponents on the road. He doesn’t strikeout many, which is never cause to celebrate, but in Petco — Randy Wolf is usable.

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