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Seriously, it’s cool and all for fans of the Yankees and Red Sox but doesn’t Bud Selig in his infinitesimal wisdom see that maybe something needs to be done to level out the playing field?  It’s all so short-sighted, kinda like how he turned a blind eye to steroids.  Diamondbacks give away Reynolds so they can save a few million.  Meanwhile, the Red Sox sign Carl Crawford for $142 million with a developing country bonus.  If he wins the MVP, they’ll buy him Guatemala.  “El Presidente can you steal a base for us?”  That’s what they’ll say in Guatemala.   I imagine Crawford will hit somewhere in the middle of the Sawx lineup.  Like third, for instance.  With Ellsbury leading off, Pedroia in the two hole (hehe — two hole) and A-Gon cleanup.  There’s flexibility there so it could change.  Either way, they’re scoring 7 runs a game.  Crawford wasn’t exactly on the Mariners last year for offense.  The Rays scored the third most runs just behind the Red Sox.  Fenway’s a much gentler lover than the Trop, but Crawford hasn’t exactly ripped the cover off the ball there.  4 homers and a .275 average in 320 ABs.  Whatever the case, I think he’s going to be great and do more or less what he did last year.  Lots of steals, high-teen power and a solid average.  I’ll give him a line of 100/16/110/.305/45.  Yeah, it’s solid.  Anyway, here’s some more moves and what they mean for fantasy baseball:

Carlos Pena – Chuck P. says Yo! Bum Rush Chicago!  Pena is just the guy to get the Cubs over the 102-year hump.  Or at least strike out trying.  Pena was crazy unlucky with balls batted into play last year.  The scary thing is, he’s not much better than a .230 hitter even when he’s not unlucky.  Left mouth says, “Sch…”  Right mouth says, “…nikes.”  Together, “Schnikes.”  Would be a decent pairing with an Ichiro or a Sauvignon Blanc.  Supposedly, Pena was playing with plantar fasciitis last year, which only sounds like something Mr. Peanut would get.  He’s already said he’s recovered from it.  That might have caused his ground ball rate to go up.  Last year, he pounded balls right into the shift.  If he can just get some more lift on his balls (hehe — I said, shift then lift on his balls), then Pena could be in for a nice rebound year.  Right now, I’d conservatively give him 70/35/95/.235/3.  There’s room for more power though and average can be fluky.

Jason Bartlett – Off to San Diego, or as they call it in San Diego, “Here.”  Don’t think this is necessarily the death of Bartlett.  His age, his caught stealing percentage and his speed decline, those things might be the death of Bartlett.  As for any possibility of a return to the power he showed back in 2009, fahgettabartlett!

Reid Brignac – The door is open for Brignac.  Next stop, a sleeper post for him in the coming weeks.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Matt Diaz – Headed to the Pirates.  Dye-as is one of my favorites if you can platoon him against lefties only.  In most leagues, you won’t want (stutterer!) and/or need Dye-As, which is your deal more than mine, but he does throw some residual soot on someone else…

Garrett Jones – Who is this paging me at 5:46 in the morning?  It’s Robot Jones.  “Damn, Dye-as wanna stick me for my at-bats.”  It’s true, Robot.  That’s your warning.  Since Jones only hit .220 with six homers in 214 ABs vs. lefties last year, there’s a good chance Robot will be oiling his wheel-feet on the bench against his weaker half.  This could kill his value in 12 team mixed leagues.

Dioner Navarro – Signed with the Dodgers.  He’ll work a blahtoon with Rod Barajas.  Dioner has a softball build without the upper body strength to tap the keg.  It’s pretty useless in fantasy.

Craig Kimbrel – Right now, Fredi Gonzalez is saying he’s thinking about using Kimbrel and Venters for closing games.  Kimbrel is the righty, so he’d have slightly more value, but I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ll hear about this.

Koji Uehara – Will remain with the Orioles and chances are he’ll stay in as the closer, but Gonzalez could make it a Mike G. joint.  Will need to monitor this shituation in the spring.

Jeff Francoeur – Frenchy.  Royals.  Dayton Moore.  Off with his head!  At 27-years-old, Francoeur could return to his glory days of 2006 when he hit 29 homers with 100+ RBIs, but there is nothing from his last four years that make that seem like anything but a pipe dream.

Jack Cust – Signed with M’s.  I see what’s happening here.  Last offseason, the M’s made all kinds of signings that had their fans thinking they were the team to beat then they collapsed out of the gate.  This offseason, they’re doing crap and hoping it’ll have the inverse effect on the team’s 2011 performance.  They’re sneaky up there in the Pacific Northwest.  The M’s already have the Golden Glove Milton Bradley where Cust would probably fit, but maybe they lose Bradley.  (Member when the M’s fans were excited the team signed Bradley?  Yup.)  Cust will be 32-years-old for the start of the 2011 season and he looks to be aging quickly.  If he hits 25 homers and .260, he’s sneaky valuable in AL-Only leagues.  If he hits 17 homers and .240, he’s useless.  Cust kayin’.

Nate McLouth – Fredi Gonzalez also said he’s leaning towards McLousy for the starting centerfield job.  Very early in the game for guys to be handed starting jobs.  We’ll see.  But can you say bounce back?  Or as they spell it in Korea, “Bow-uns Bak.”

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  1. Elijah says:
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    Zzzzzz. Good thing there’s fantasy baseball, cuz otherwise I think I’d rather watch the entire ’81 season on ESPN classic than the upcoming year’s games.

  2. Elijah says:
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    “the shift. If he can just get some more lift on his balls (hehe — I said, shift then lift on his balls”

    Sorry Bro, but cue Chuck Barris.

  3. big o says:
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    francona’s going to have problems , breaking up that lefty dominated line-up .
    maybe youk hits 4th , and a-gon 5th .
    but that still leaves the big poopi 6th , and protecting a-gon .

    unless ,
    the rumors of ellsbury , being trade bait , come to fruition .
    but then what ?
    crawford batting lead-off ??

    for sure , this has to be poopi’s last season with the sawx ,
    at which time i expect them to be in the market for a big right-handed bat .

  4. @big o:

    I’d rather hit Elly 1st Craw 2nd, Midget 3rd, Agon 4th Yoouks 5 Poopi 6. In the end its like organizing the ice cubes in your $100 cocktail, it’s still gonna taste good.

  5. Holey Pujols... says:
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    As a born and raised Angels fan this news ruined my entire next season. Once again the Angels have failed to bring the guy that they need and want more than anything. They announce they are willing to spend the money, yet nothing. Really…you hate southern California that much? And at last WHY?! WHY?! to the Red Sox…Im sick of Bos and NY hoarding players…although it is awesome to watch them fail as a club with their billion dollar pay rolls.

  6. Tony says:
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    @Elijah: @big o: red sox just loaded up and said “your move yanks.”

    Didn’t they learn anything from the Giants though? Pitching wins championships. Yanks have to get Cliff Lee now.

    I hate these two teams, can we say salary cap?

  7. Tony says:
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    im almost gonna bet the yankees go out and get cliff lee AND greinke….

    they’ve gotta make a splash now that boston has made two….

  8. Howard says:
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    @Elijah Any season but ’81…Black Monday!

  9. Bacak To Minors says:
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    A-Gon and now Crawford….YES!!!!! GO SOX!!!!

  10. GopherDay says:
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    Royals trying to get the most blah outfield in the majors by offering Melky Cabrera a contract. I know Moore is drooling over an outfield of Cabrera and Frenchy. Now he’s going to try and trade Gordon for another outfielder without much upside.

    Orioles on the verge of acquiring JJ Hardy from the Twins. Won’t be official til after the Rule 5 draft.

    Yankees offer Lee a 7th year, which may push him over CC as the biggest contract given to a pitcher. Good year to be a top FA.

  11. GopherDay says:
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    @GopherDay: This just in, Royals to offer Ankiel a multi year contract….Now they will have the ultimate trifecta of God awful former Brave outfielders.

    Not really happening, but I wouldn’t be suprised.

  12. Sir says:
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    Hey Razzballers,

    I’d like some tips on my keepers. I’m in a 5×5 league with obp instead of avg. I get to keep 5. My best players are:

    Votto
    Hamilton
    Kemp
    Kinsler
    Reynolds
    Hamels
    Weaver

    Which 5 would you keep?
    Thanks for the help.

  13. Tony says:
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    @Sir: votto, hammy, kemp, kinsler and then a toss up between hamels or weaver…. i’d probably go weave….

  14. Phillip says:
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    If the issue is breaking up rightys and leftys and getting ABs distributed to the best hitters why not hit Ellsbury 9th? You would rather get extra ABs to the elite hitters, Ellsbury is a table setter, not an elite hitter and that would get him on the bases ahead of the bats

    Crawford L
    Midget man R
    AGonz L
    Youk R
    Ortiz L
    Salty or crappy SS
    Drew L
    Salty or crappy SS
    Ellsbury R

    If they go this route (which wouldn’t surprise me it may have a slight negative value for Ellsbury, eh (no I’m not Canadian)? It is at least worth watching.

  15. mr baseball says:
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    Carl Crawfish would have gotten more money if he was able to hit off of A.J. Burnett

  16. big o says:
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    @Phillip:

    ellsbury still would hit left-handed

  17. Tony says:
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    @Phillip: if breaking up leftys and rightys are the red sox biggest concern i dont think it matters…

    i can’t see hitting a .300+ hitter that has 60SB speed in the 9 hole. I highly doubt thats happening. Bostons main issue is they have 3 guys that can bat in the 1 and 2 spots (crawford, pedroia, ells).

    I could see them with the line up you have just slotting ells in the 1 hole. They’ve batted pedroia at 3 and 4 before. That puts Agon at cleanup and Youk 5…. SOLID….

  18. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Yeah, Ellsbury might get traded too. Forgot to mention that.

    @Holey Pujols…: I really thought he’d go to the Angels too. He’s definitely a Scioscia type player.

    @Tony: Probably… At least one of them.

    @GopherDay: Ha… Royals can’t compete with teams like the Sawx on the FA market.

    @Sir: What Tony said.

    @Phillip: Ellsbury’s last year batting mostly 9th worked out for him fine with stats. Gardner had a decent year batting mostly 9th. Don’t think it matters in those lineups.

  19. mr baseball says:
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    Red Sox made seven-year offer on Cliff Lee?

    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Red Sox were one of the teams with a seven-year offer out to left-hander Cliff Lee.

  20. Sir says:
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    @Tony @Grey Thanks for the help. I’m leaning toward what you said, with Weaver as the #5.

  21. Whiskey Diet says:
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    @Tony: Greinke won’t go to New York. He can’t handle that media environment. Not that he can’t handle it, but it drains him more than the average player and would affect his performance.

    He’s among the most competitive players in the league…sucks that he’s probably getting dealt from my boys in blue.

    Grey,

    What do you think the peasant Royals can get for Greinke?

    No one else out there with his upside, stuff. The dude can hit, I really want him in the NL if anywhere. Step up Phillies, I’m twisting one right now.

  22. Grey

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    @Whiskey Diet: You want him in the NL because he can hit? Um, yeah, I’m not sure where he’s going. I imagine he’ll go somewhere for some top prospects. Royals can’t afford anything but prospects. Phils could get him if they give up Brown.

  23. Jeff says:
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    So does the Crawford trade mean that Jennings will start for Tampa?

    Also with rumors of Garza to Cubs, will that open the door for Hellickson to start the season in the rotation?

  24. Grey

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    @Jeff: Jennings was going to start anyway. Crawford wasn’t traded. He was done with the Rays. Hellickson will be in the rotation at some point either way.

  25. BookieBob says:
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    Sawx and Yanks spending outrageous amounts on free agents?

    Looks like MLB 2011 is just going to be more East Coast buy-ass!

  26. Moonlight's Grahams says:
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    Is Gonzo an indisputable 1st rounder now? I’ve loved sneaking him in later in the draft in recent years.

  27. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I wonder if John W Henry will use the excuse of Carl Crawford and A-Gonz (not to mention Liverpool Football Club) for not buying his (much younger and pretty hot) wife a Christmas present this year.

  28. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Or he might play the old ‘joint present’ card.

  29. Elijah says:
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    @Whiskey Diet:

    If the Dodgers have any sense they’d be going for Greinke, but they really don’t. I think the Phils are pretty set on starters after picking up Oswalt.

  30. Elijah says:
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    Orioles are trying to improve themselves at least. But Reynolds and Hardy are not Crawford and Gonzalez. Still, I kinda like the O’s hitters in fantasy this time.

  31. Grey

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    @Steve: Or regift Ellsbury.

    @Elijah: No they’re not.

  32. Rays tho, Im trying to figure out who they are going to be playing after Losing Pena, Crawford, and Bartlett (Well and Soriano too). I don’t see how they can compete this time.

  33. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Or gives her a player to be named later – kind of like a gift card.

  34. @Howard:

    Nah…that year was one of the best…strike or no strike, Fernandomania and finally beating the stupid Yanks…

  35. @Grey:

    Aha, that’s why you like Brignac. Career OBP of .300 is kinda ugly tho. You think he’s going to breakout?

  36. Grey

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    @Elijah: For fantasy he will be a steal. Breakout is relative… He’s not going to be huge.

  37. @Grey:

    Gotcha, good MI value. 15 HR’s and 70 RBI isnt too shabby, with a chance for 20.

  38. Steve says:
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    Sounds like the Red Sox are about to really rub it in and sign Russell Martin.

  39. @Steve:

    Yep. I guess Salty and he would split enough AB to make both unownable tho. Cliffly’s agent must be thrilled, Yanks kinda have to outbid Texas or be totally trumped by Boston.

  40. So whos the new SS in Minny? “The trade could indicate that the Twins are closing in on a contract with Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka, the Major League Baseball website (mlb.com) reported.” …This guy??

  41. Grey

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    @Steve: Someone hates Salty.

    @Elijah: Hey, it’s that guy!

  42. .346/.423/.482 with 8 HR and 22 SB in 596 AB last season is pretty nice, even if it was the Japan league, esp since hes supposed to be a glove first guy.

  43. Howard says:
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    @Elijah Yeah, only chance the Expos ever had to make it to a WS! I was there!

  44. @Howard:

    Ah, sorry to bring that up again then. That was a great Expos team.

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    @Grey: More like they’re showing everyone they can dominate the market for the schmohawks too.

  46. @Steve:

    Martin’s a good idea if they dont pay too much, he can play C, DH a little vs lefties. You really want 2 decent catchers in baseball anyways, and I bet he’ll benefit from only going 400 ish AB instead of 600.

  47. Steve says:
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    @Elijah: You think Martin isn’t driving the price up as we speak?

  48. @Steve:

    I guess. Red Sox obviously have money to burn anyways. I do think they are making good use of it tho netting position players, as they had way too much already invested in pitching to go after Lee or Soriano. They cant have another season like last year, the fans were bored to death with that team.

  49. @Steve:

    Im figuring Lee to NY, and Soriano ends up on California. (I refuse to call em LAA!)

  50. Steve says:
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    @Elijah: Sounds about right. Yanks really have to do whatever it takes now I guess.

  51. @Steve:

    That’s my take. No one’s gonna be thrilled with Kerry Wood.

  52. Tony says:
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    cliff lee is lighting ten dollar bills on fire right now, those are NO GOOD to him anymore…. kinda like the penny to normal people….

    baseball is outta control, it so needs a cap….

  53. @Tony:

    How are you gonna force the big markets and/or the union to accept a cap? It won’t happen on Selig’s watch. The best case scenario is a more pronounced luxury tax coupled with better revenue sharing (e.g. sharing the local TV revenues).

  54. Tony says:
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    @Elijah: i know it wont happen, all the players would bitch, the teams would bitch, its like they WANT to overspend on players….. baseball is an odd sport in the cap sense.

  55. Tony says:
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    @Elijah: and you’re right the Union would go nuts…. gotta love that union in baseball….

  56. @Tony:

    The money is there! They have to spend it somehow, would you rather the corporations pocket it all? What would really be a pipe dream is for owners and players to agree to lower the prices on tickets, grub, beer, and swag so average Joe’s could take their kids to see games like in the good old days.

  57. Tony says:
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    @Elijah: the money is there but more money is there for certain teams….

  58. @Tony:

    Sure…but as long as all the teams are profitable (which they are for the most part) and the players are getting rich, there is no incentive to change whats working.

  59. Lines says:
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    Speaking as a die-hard, born-and-raised-in-Boston Sox fan… I think it’s time for a salary cap. That said, HOLY CRAP THEY ARE GONNA SCORE SO MANY RUNS.

    I wouldn’t mind if they flipped Ells for some pitching. Having him and Crawford seems a little redundant (especially considering how rarely the Sox run). On the other hand, I’d love it if they waited a year so I can watch them score 90 bajillion runs and steal every single base.

    Also I’m happy for the O’s. It’s nice to see them making a few moves that actually have promise. If they sign LaRoche, that lineup begins to look awfully good (on paper). Perhaps not too legit to quit, but legit nonetheless.

  60. @Lines:

    Ells is a nice luxury in the 9 hole. O’s no have no shot, lets not get crazy, they dont have the pitching to compete and their lineup is only decent.

  61. Tony says:
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    @Lines: i guess if the sox score 90 bajillion you can only hope the other teams dont score 89 bajillion…..

    Their pitching is their achilles….. lester, bucholz, then what? a josh beckett who gets a blister every other start or has a back ache, dice K who is god awful or john lackey who is comparable to what the yankees usually do signing wise (vazqueef)…… thats going to hurt them, they better hope they can score a shit ton!

  62. Tony says:
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    @Elijah: I dont think LINES was saying the O’s are going to be good and i HIGHLY doubt the red sox are going to bat ells 9th if they keep him

    its bat him 1 or deal him….

  63. @Tony:

    The Yanks have issues as well and even with Cliff Lee their rotation is just good, not dominant. CC’s best seasons are behind him (lets face it, there’s a lot behind him period), their bullpen is adequate…I think its defnitely a 2 team race now. Wild Card would be Yanks getting both Lee and Greinke, which, after I puke, would place them as the clear favorites.

  64. @Tony:

    I think the O’s are gonna be in last, but maybe thats just me. I think the Jays might end up 3rd, Rays 4th, O’s 5th. Only real ramifications of the O’s being better is they could siphon enough W’s off the Sox and/or Yanks to keep 1 of the 2 outta the Wild Card.

  65. Steve says:
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    @Elijah: Judging by the size of CC’s ass, he’s got plenty behind him ;-)

  66. Lines says:
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    @Elijah – No kidding. Their rotation is a mix of upside and garbage. I just figured that went without saying. I’m just happy MacFail is making an effort; I never said they’d win the division… or 70 games.

    @Tony – Agreed, except that Dice-K isn’t really as bad as his reputation. He still walks WAY too many guys, but he’s a better-than-average starter for 10 mil. Since the Sox apparently print their own money, that seems to be a reasonable price (to them). I wouldn’t mind if he got traded, I just don’t want Wake/Doubront/Bowden/Rich Hill starting 30 games this year. If they wanna trade for Greinke or sign Duchs for short money, I’m all for it.

    I never liked the Lackey signing, so I’m not gonna defend him. Beckett’s only 30, I’m not ready to write him off yet. He’s 2 years removed from being a CY contender, so I’mma give him the benefit of the doubt. And fuck it – if they suck, Lester and Bucky can just trade off all year. That’s right 81 games each. You gonna tell Jon Lester he can’t? I’m not. Mostly ’cause I wouldn’t know how to get in touch with him.

  67. @Steve:

    You got the joke! ;)

  68. @Lines:

    As of this moment, I do think Boston is the favorite. If/When the Yanks sign Cliffly, they pull pretty much even.

  69. Steve says:
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    @Elijah: Doh. Sharp as a knife, that’s me.

  70. @Lines:

    Lackey at least tends to be an innings eater. Hes not a fantasy option imo, but he’s a usable starter in the real game. That being said, you don’t spend that kinda money on innings eaters.

  71. Turns out the Dbacks did offer 3 years/$30 mil to Konerko. Now the Reynolds trade just baffles me…I guess Towers just felt Reynolds sucks…or quite possibly Mark had worn out his welcome in the locker room after calling people out the last couple seasons. I personally liked it at the time, but by the same token, if you call the team out, you kinda need to not hit .198.

  72. Grey

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    @Elijah: $30 mil wasn’t getting it done. BTW, I love that he called people out. But I don’t think a guy that Ks 200 times a year is a good guy to rely on in real baseball.

  73. big o says:
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    @Grey:

    is bautista a top 50 pick ?

    if not , what # ??

  74. @Grey:

    Its just too many K’s. As one exec was quoted, it would be a lot different if it were 150 K’s, but its not. Not to mention the propensity to produce in bunches…Sure he might have 2 HR 5 RBI one game, but then its 3 games of 0-4 with 3 K’s.

  75. Tony says:
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    @Lines: the AL east is going to be interesting as always no doubt, but whats best, these teams outbid each other each year and only 1-2 of them make the playoffs and ONLY 1 of them gets to play for the world series….. and right now if the yankees or boston match up with philly or the Giants I’ll almost take the NL…. PITCHING WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS, and the giants just proved that…..

  76. Lines says:
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    @Tony – For the record, I am as sick of the Red Sox/Yankee-centric media coverage as anyone. I’m a baseball fan, not just a Sox fan. I would love it if The Networks That Shall Not Be Named didn’t just cycle the same 6 teams for all their national broadcasts.

    Also, while I agree that the Sox and Yankees have question marks in their rotations, I wouldn’t bet against either of them, especially not if they were playing the Giants. Or the Phillies. That team is absolutely Werthless.

    Bad pun, I know. Seriously though, screw every team in Philadelphia.

  77. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: 75 or so.

    @Elijah: Yeah, definitely. He kills rallies for days. In fantasy, it doesn’t bother me, but in real baseball it’s death.

  78. @Grey:

    The Konerko deal was a longshot hope he’d take less than market to play in his hometown. Not very realistic but doesnt meant it wasn’t worth a shot.

  79. Lines says:
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    @Grey – What kind of line do you project for Bautista? I’m not planning to draft him, but I am curious what the ‘perts foresee from Mr. Anomaly.

  80. quimmy says:
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    is it weird that i missed Grey since the fake baseball season ended and just checking out the site today?

  81. fitz says:
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    @Holey Pujols…: Can you really blame anyone for hating Southern California? Dbag central.

  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lines: Haven’t gone over him yet. Probably 25+ homers, middling average.

    @quimmy: I missed you too!

  83. sean says:
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    @Grey: gotta love the B.I.G. reference. Sad it went largely unrecognized.

    One of my plays for ’11 was to pounce on an undervalued Youk and Pedroia. I’m hoping that this Crawford signing doesn’t have everyone too bullish on the Red Sox offense to let me see any sort of discount for their injury-plagued seasons…

  84. sean says:
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    @Elijah: I’d love to see some empirical data to back up your claim that CC is on the decline other than your hate for his weight. Dude is a pure throwback horse who’s a lock for 20 wins and an ERA around 3, and he does this while pitching in a park where a weak fly ball off the end of the bat leaves the yard. I’ll never draft the guy in fake baseball because he goes in the 2-3 round, but he could be the ace on my real team any day.

  85. what’s up with all this salary cap talk.

    red sox payroll last year was $161m. they shed beltre, v-mart, lowell, lugo’s ghost, couple other guys. that dropped the 2011 commitment to around 130 (with estimated arb for papelbon, ellsb, &c).

    20 for crawford puts it back up to 150. ad-rock’s still cheap for 1 more year, so that’s 156. they still need to add a few bullpen guys, nooks and crannies. so they’ll wind up back where they started, more or less. probably a little over. unless they ship out cameron or scutaro.

    they’re not just adding crawford’s money on top of the existing team. they also LOST two of the top free agents.

    so yeah. they can never criticize the yankees again. because they had the same payroll 2 years in a row.

  86. @sean:

    Thats just my opinion based on his weight and the unusual # of innings hes thrown for his age. There’s no data.

  87. @sean:

    And really, I like the guy, I think he’s a great pitcher as well, but I’m just skeptical he is gonna keep it up over the next 5 years.

  88. Hennessey says:
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    I think the Cubs show that money is not solely responsible for success. The Padres, Rangers, Reds, and Rays just showed us that you don’t need a huge bankroll to win. Who you give the money to (and how you draft), rather than how much is given, is more important to winning. Obviously money helps you have a better chance at winning, I’m not saying it doesn’t. But as long as the team with 5th lowest payroll is playing in the World Series, there won’t be too much of an outcry for a salary cap.

    2010 Team Salaries
    (1) New York Yankees 206,738,389 (2) Boston Red Sox 160,913,333 (3) Chicago Cubs 146,609,000 (4) Philadelphia Phillies 142,728,379 (5) New York Mets 136,022,942 (6) Detroit Tigers 122,864,928 (7) Chicago White Sox 105,530,000 (8) Los Angeles Angels 104,161,666 (9) San Francisco Giants 98,586,333 (10) Los Angeles Dodgers 95,358,016 (11) St. Louis Cardinals 93,940,751 (12) Houston Astros 92,355,500 (13) Minnesota Twins 90,309,166 (14) Seattle Mariners 86,910,000 (15) Atlanta Braves 84,423,666 (16) Colorado Rockies 83,172,000 (17) Baltimore Orioles 81,202,500 (18) Milwaukee Brewers 81,108,278 (19) Tampa Bay Rays 72,323,471 (20) Kansas City Royals 71,405,210 (21) Cincinnati Reds 68,200,542 (22) Washington Nationals 62,349,000 (23) Toronto Blue Jays 61,484,400 (24) Cleveland Indians 60,778,966 (25) Florida Marlins 55,239,500 (26) Texas Rangers 55,168,114 (27) Oakland Athletics 50,839,900 (28) Arizona Diamondbacks 48,452,166 (29) San Diego Padres 38,199,300 (30) Pittsburgh Pirates 34,933,000

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