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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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Adam Kennedy Los Angeles Dodgers
Former. Long overdue.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 10 '09
Released by the Cards. End of the line or possible $1 profit source?
Mike Landau ML-
Feb 10 '09
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
Usually players don't get better when they turn 37. I'd be wary above $30 in the AL and $32 in the NL.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 10 '09
I dunno [email protected]$35 you'd have lost money three out of five years; broken even once and made a massive profit in his salary drive season. What I worry about is the same thing I suspect makes MLB GMs wary--Manny can turn it on or off at will. Will he be happy enough with his new deal to perform? or, better yet(for roto owners), UNhappy enough to go on another salary drive for next year? or sulk and dog it like his last days in Boston? I'll price enforce to $30 and not feel bad if I don't get him.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Feb 10 '09
Ryan Dempster Boston Red Sox
Who would have believed it?
For 2009, I'd still get nervous bidding much over $10.
Am I still being too pessimistic as a Cub fan?
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels
Yep. And we all ran scared of injury last March.
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Felipe Lopez Tampa Bay Rays
Yes. Felipe is all over the place.
In '05 he had great power. Then in '06 he was a great base stealer. Then in the end of '08 he was a great hitter for average.
Put all three together and he's a candidate for the triple crown.
Take all of them away and you have Felipe in Washington for the first 100 games of 2008.
Go figure.
No wonder no one knows where to bat him.
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
Nobody expects him to equal the 53 games in LA from last year, but I'll bet he goes for over $30 in my league.
IF only he can find someone who will pay him. Guys who hit .396 must be worth more than $25 million a year.
If the Dodgers can go $50 million, I can go $35.
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Oliver Perez Cleveland Indians
Coming off a ten win year, with a 1.40 whip, I don't see Ollie going for $11. I'd feel the potential for that $15+ season is thin. Perez is inconsistent. I think the potential drives him up to $8, but I wouldn't want to go as far as $11. For NL only, I think $7-$8 is about right.
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Miguel Tejada Kansas City Royals
He's going to plead guilty to false statements in a Congressional investigation. I wouldn't set the bid limit too high this year- he could be in federal prison for a few months.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 10 '09
Felipe Lopez Tampa Bay Rays
Various projected lineups, in magazines and on line, have Felipe Lopez batting anywhere from first to seventh for the D'backs. In the software, I'm putting him at the leadoff spot, to get more serious hitters (Byrnes, Drew) out of there.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 10 '09
Eric Byrnes Seattle Mariners
The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2009 informs us an average of $25 was wagered on Eric Byrnes last season. Nevertheless, not one comment posted here. Nor was he picked (or panned) in this year's Guide.

So this is my big chance. I'm picking him.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 10 '09
Mike Gonzalez Washington Nationals
Mike Pelfrey Detroit Tigers
The problem with Pelfrey in the 5x5 format is, well...okay, there are a couple of problems. Strikeouts, however, are at the top of the list. Take that 4x4 bid limit and tweak it down - there are other pitchers with a little better track record and more strikeouts.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 10 '09
Mike Gonzalez Washington Nationals
I have Gonzalez at $9 for now, until I know more...$9 is my favorite "I don't know what to think about this closer yet" bid in February. If its good enough for my CBS list, its good enough period.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 10 '09
We are still showing the bids for last year. We hoped to have the news one up yesterday, but there have been the usual snags and we're now aiming for this weekend. Our punishment (or mine in this case) is that we are still showing the bids for last year.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 10 '09
Justin Upton Los Angeles Angels
Justin and B.J. are two completely different players...I think it is unfair to compare them from a progression standpoint. Justin struck out 121 times in 356 AB in the majors last year. The power is there, and it is significant. But I do not see the plate discipline required at this point...a true enigma for bidding right now.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 10 '09
Mike Pelfrey Detroit Tigers
Well said. No way I'd go the $13 we see for last year. $4-$5 maybe.
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Mike Gonzalez Washington Nationals
I agree. I'd have to bump him up. As of now, isn't he still the Braves' closer? It's strange how his ERA went up so much, but at the same time his WHIP went down. (6 gopher balls will do that to ya.)
Until I hear that he may not have the closer's job, I'm pricing him closer to $10.
Paul  Nordstrom ErnieBanks
Feb 10 '09
Justin Upton Los Angeles Angels
A progression like his brother's is probably reasonable to assume.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Feb 10 '09

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