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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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Michael Bourn Chicago White Sox
Is never going to hit. His value rests almost entirely on how stupid his team is. In a smart league, he will often turn a profit as nobody will really want him and some guy will pick up 45 steals for $9. It just won't be me.
paul schneider badgermania
Feb 22 '09
Josh Willingham Kansas City Royals
He has hit terrible in Florida over the years. His road OPS the last 3 years is about .900. Washington played more favorably than Florida last year.
paul schneider badgermania
Feb 22 '09
I still think Lyon closes, then they turn it over to Zumaya in the 8th.

His BB rates are awful. Leyland is praying he does not have to turn to Rodney in a save situation.

My limit is a buck.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Dallas McPherson Pittsburgh Pirates
All the depth charts I have seen have Cantu at first and McPherson at third. Maybe they go with Sanchez I suppose,but Helms???
paul schneider badgermania
Feb 22 '09
Rafael Perez Texas Rangers
Agreed. He will not go for more than $3-$4 in my league, tops.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Brandon Jones Milwaukee Brewers
I don't think I would keep him, but someone in that group is going to turn a profit (you would think). But which one?
paul schneider badgermania
Feb 22 '09
Josh Willingham Kansas City Royals
New, less-hitting friendly park and crowded OF in Washington brings up red flags.

I would actually bring these bids down a tick, or two. I mean, we are talking about a lifetime .266 hitter, here.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
New, less-hitting friendly park and crowded OF in Washington brings up red flags.

I would actually bring these bids down a tick, or two. I mean, we are talking about a lifetime .266 hitter, here.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Dallas McPherson Pittsburgh Pirates
Penciled in as a starter, badgermania?

I disagree. Cantu is set at 3B and they like Sanchez to play first. They also have Helms.

I am with Alex and a $1 bid unless things change this spring. Those K/BB numbers and age scream Quad-A.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Ryan Spilborghs Cleveland Indians
I think Fowler and Gonzalez will push Spillborghs to part-time duty.

I would cut this bid in half.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Willy Taveras Colorado Rockies
Ugh...these type players annoy me.

He's good for $25 only if he steals 50-60 again - but he averaged 33 SB until last year.

I just hope I have enough steals before his name comes up in my auction.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Jose Arredondo Cincinnati Reds
Eugene and I abide by the same philosophy when it comes to MR's - I cap them at $5 as well.

Too much uncertainty. I remember owners bidding heavy on guys like Cormier, Rhodes and Betancourt, only to get burned.

I love this kid's stuff, but Fuentes is the closer. Hurdle has a short leash on closers, as seen the last two years.

Fuentes is extremely underrated.


Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Coco Crisp Oakland Athletics
I agree with jeffamerk.

Coco should return to $20+ earnings this year in KC.


Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
He never seemed comfortable in Boston so I wouldn't be surprised if the change of scenery returns him to '04-'05 form.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Feb 22 '09
Elijah Dukes Washington Nationals
A lot of folks love him this year...but not me.

Kearns and Pena will get their share of AB's, and Dukes has too many character issues to think he will get 400 AB's.

Not more than a $5-$7 bid on my sheet.


Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Justin Upton Los Angeles Angels
I have to admit, I have gotten sucked in after watching him play.

I told Toz this was a great buy for him in CBS. I would push $20.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Alfonso Soriano New York Yankees
33 years old and we see drops in SLG and OBP the last two years.

$28 seems right to me...he does not qualify at MI anymore. Let someone else crack $30.



Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Reed Johnson Washington Nationals
Gathright will only steal (no pun intended) more AB's from Reed.

$1 - $2...tops.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Rickie Weeks Tampa Bay Rays
I still think $17 is a couple of ticks too high.

I have my personal bid limit at $15.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09
Brandon Jones Milwaukee Brewers
I have him at $5 in my 4x4 NL only, but I just don't think the Braves are committed to him. The Anderson signing today reiterates that.

I am going to throw him back unless something unforeseen happens this spring.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 22 '09

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