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Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
Thanks. I think that is right. Downside could be 3 points in saves (although you never know, F. Rodney or the Tiger closer Russian roulette I have, could keep me ahead of the 3 close teams in saves). Upside is taking K lead (2 points) and maintaining W lead. I suspect that if offered say, J. Vazquez, from team out of K category, I make the deal. J. Sanchez, not so sure.
Noah Hirsch NSH
Aug 8 '08
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners
Thanks to the salary cap issues of my two main competitors and an inexplicably timid bid by the owner who lost out on Teixiera, I got Griffey for a mere $25. Owning him as a FAAB play as opposed to a guy I bought at the auction is nothing but fun, even if he does fall on his ass in Chicago.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 8 '08
Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
Thanks to salary cap issues, the top three teams in my A.L. couldn't seriously bid on Teixeira or Bay. They both wound up going to the 6th place owner at $70 and $54, respectively. This guy had money to burn. He must have set some kind of record for players lost. He lost Manny ($31), Kotchman ($23), Harden ($19) and Blanton ($15) to the N.L. He got $88 worth of FAAB back and spent all of it and then some on Tex and Bay.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 8 '08
Luis was the third overall pick in the 2000 draft by the Cubs. His stock since then his since, ahem, fallen.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 8 '08
Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
You can definitely make up 8 saves with a second closer, with any kind of luck. But what's the downside in saves if you trade Papelbon? I doubt it's as much as the upside of another good starting pitcher.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8 '08
what I meant was that Luis Monanez, not willie of course, who's about 60 years old.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Aug 8 '08
just as adam begins paying some dividends, he's out for a month, and baltimore brings up willie montanez. yes, that willie montanez. and i may have to add him for the stretch run. he's so low, he's not even in the profiles.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Aug 8 '08
Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
Has anyone done the math on the probability of a team (or teams) with 2 closers making up an 8 save difference with a team with 1 closer? Asking, realizing answer may be no, variability of saves is too much to do so, because have a number of offers for Papelbon that would bring back a good starter.
Noah Hirsch NSH
Aug 8 '08
Ubaldo Jimenez Baltimore Orioles
His four-game winning streak came to a crashing halt last night. When the Rocks get swept by the Nats (at home) you know -- perhaps I should say that I finally know -- this is not their season.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8 '08
Casey Kotchman Florida Marlins
Complete FAAB bust so far. It'll change, but how, with his swing, can Casey be so inconsistent with the bat?
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8 '08
Rich Harden Oakland Athletics
Has been a great 5-inning pitcher for the Cubs. Maybe that's the secret.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8 '08
Jose Vidro Seattle Mariners
Had him at a buck. Figured if Seattle were stupid enough to give him PT (and it was clear they had serious Vidro love) and maybe he could do what he did last year or even 2006. Alas, it was not to be.
Tom Ryan toshiro
Aug 6 '08
DFA'd. Finally And before his contract vested for next season. But I'm sure there must be another AL team in need of a DH who hits under ten home runs a year. And grounds into double plays at a Jim Rice rate, but without Jim Rice skills.
Dan Domike SeattleDan
Aug 6 '08
Jack Hannahan Cincinnati Reds
That's what happens when you trot guys out there day after day even if they can't play. See Crosby, Bobby. I must admit, I'm wondering exactly what Billy Beane's doing over there lately.

Mike Landau ML-
Aug 5 '08
Brian Roberts New York Yankees
I had him at $27. But it was the right move to not freeze him, right? Given the high probability of a deal---even if it didn't happen--the risk/reward wasn't worth it. Those prices are fine, but it's not like we had him for $5.

Mike Landau ML-
Aug 5 '08
Derek Jeter New York Yankees
I haven't crunched the numbers, but it's starting to look like Jeter's going to be a $15 player this year.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 4 '08
Jack Hannahan Cincinnati Reds
So much for my idea that he can hit the ball.

I was scanning the leader boards over at Baseball Reference. I was shocked to see that Hannahan is 10th in the A.L. in strikeouts.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 4 '08
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
Very little, if anything. He's on pace for a 35 HR year. Assuming he does that, he'll end the year with 55 HR and enter Opening Day next year at the age of 33. Even if he only hits 30 HR a year until his Age 40 season, he'll finish that season with 795 career HR. He's one of the greatest players who have ever played the game, and his 844 OPS in postseason play will bear little, if any, weight in how he's judged amongst baseball's immortals.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 4 '08
A Rod's stats this year are decent (given his time on the DL), but again this year, it seems he is not a clutch hitter. What exactly are his "clutch stats" both this year and for his career? How does he compare to Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Barry Bonds and the like? What do those numbers do to his legacy?
Michael Aberg yankee7
Aug 4 '08
Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
Well, Wainwright didn't uptick that K rate as much as I would have liked, but he dropped the number of walks and the number of hits. Until his injury, he was without a doubt the co-anchor I was looking for in CBS.

The Cardinals are toying with making him the closer for the rest of the way. If you bought Wainwright as a starter, you cannot be happy about this development.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Aug 3 '08

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