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The last twenty comments in true blog fasion, with the links to their authors and the player commented upon.

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Andy Sonnanstine Chicago Cubs
Don't expect that no one has heard of this guy. The Rays are finally improving, so their young pitchers are on the radar. And some of his numbers point him out as a legit sleeper.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 11 '08
Gavin Floyd Toronto Blue Jays
Minor league numbers never translated to the Show. I can't believe the White Sox think this guy could still be the fifth starter.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 11 '08
Huston Street Los Angeles Angels
Yeah, but even if he gets traded in June, it'll likely be to a team that needs a closer, right? Beane's not going to give him away seeing as the A's have control over him to 2010, and no team's going to sell out the future for non-closing bullpen help.
Chris  Patterson YoLaTengo
Feb 11 '08
Roberto Hernandez Toronto Blue Jays
Who bid 2, Larry? I'd like to say I did but am pretty sure I didn't.

Actually, I hope I didn't.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
Gavin Floyd Toronto Blue Jays
Never a good sign when the rating is worse than the WHIP. His ERA could have been a run higher.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
Roberto Hernandez Toronto Blue Jays
had Fausto for 3, Borowski for 15 and A-Rod for 40 but that trifecta wasn't enough to win my ridiculous league. all right, Ervin Santana didn't work out so well. ahhhh, pitching
Larry Fine tooner
Feb 11 '08
Andy Sonnanstine Chicago Cubs
Amen. Now let's not talk about him anymore, okay? I'm thinking $3 in the end game.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
Cole Hamels Chicago Cubs
$4 more just thrown into the pot.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
George Sherrill Atlanta Braves
A 1.09 rating in 128 IP against major league hitters is nothing to sneeze at. Sherrill could end up being the closer. But to do that he's going to have to pitch to more than just a batter or two each time he comes in, which he seldom has been asked to do so far in his career.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
Richie Sexson Tampa Bay Rays
I had Sexson last year, so I'm happy to make him $14 if that means I get to say bye bye.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
Melvin Upton Jr. San Francisco Giants
$37 in 5x5 means that they are prorating his stats last year over about 600 ABs and having him put up tremendous numbers. While not totally unreasonable, I think most of us are expecting big things, but a slight decline in percentage terms from last year. Hell, if he not only post numbers of .300 108 30 100 28, but he'd strikeout 193 times setting the AL record.

As a 23 year old raw talent centerfielder, Bobby Bonds hit .259 with 187 Ks, but 32 HR, 120 Runs, 90 RBI, and 45 SB. The next year he jumped to a .302 average with similar numbers. His average jumped around a lot due to the low contact rate throughout his career.

I wouldn't be shocked if Upton's career looked a lot like Bobby Bonds when it's all said and done.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
Philip Humber San Diego Padres
10 bucks? He'll be eaten alive facing the Tigers, Indians, and White Sox (although at least in the last case it won't hurt his W-L 'cause Chicago will probably have an equally inept pitcher on the mound).
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Feb 11 '08
Casey Kotchman Florida Marlins
Not saying he will... just saying a $15 bid on Kotchman might be a better investment than $25+ on those other guys (well, except maybe Guillen 'cause of the whole position flexibility stuff).

Here's an interesting tidbit: Kotchman's number 1 PECOTA comp for '08 is Sean Casey. Doesn't sound like much, but Casey hit .332/.399/.539 with 25 home runs at age 24.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Feb 11 '08
Philip Humber San Diego Padres
Needs to be reassigned to the Twins and given a 4x4 bid.

That 5x5 needs to be reconsidered. He's not a great prospect, although is K/BB ratio in the minors was a solid 3.17.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
Kason Gabbard Boston Red Sox
Walked a lot of guys in the minors. That's a huge risk going forward. I'd be careful, even in the crapshoot. He'd be low down on my list of younger arms given a rotation shot.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
John Danks Chicago White Sox
Was rushed last year. He was a big strikeout pitcher in the minors so he could be valuable in a 5x5 as a crapshoot pitcher. He's always walked too many though, and that could hurt him at the big league level.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
Gavin Floyd Toronto Blue Jays
Listed as a prospect, but his minor league numbers were never dominant. I'd avoid him, even in the crapshoot, unless you're going with a $9 pitching staff.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
Lenny DiNardo Oakland Athletics
Not very young, but pitched well in the minors for nearly 400 Innings with good Ks. Should be a solid crapshoot pitcher.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
Brandon McCarthy Atlanta Braves
Hasn't been successful in the majors yet, but he's still very young. He blew through the minors and may have been rushed a bit, but if they can actually teach him to pich a little, he could be very successful.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08
Glen Perkins Minnesota Twins
I like him for $1 in the crapshoot. He's either going to be a solid long-reliever, or a decent starter if he gets put into the rotation. He was behind Garza and Slowey among the Twins minor league arms last year, but Garza is gone and so is Johan so rotation slots are open in MINNY. He had solid minor league numbers at every stop.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 11 '08

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