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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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John Smoltz Atlanta Braves
Just because John Henry can afford $5 million flyers doesn't mean we can.
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 10 '09
Brad Penny Miami Marlins
Agreed, Slyke, but also has been an NL pitcher his entire career. Do his numbers take a hit from better hitters or does the Mystery Pitcher factor help? Has anyone done a study of pitchers switching leagues for the first time? My anecdotal sense has always been that hitters struggle.
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 10 '09
Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Rays
Also, one must factor in the "playing in front of hometown" factor for Rocco of Rhode Island, which sometimes helps and oftens hinders performance. Not that Boston puts pressure on anyone.
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 10 '09
Milton Bradley Seattle Mariners
Fantasy owners with Bradley at $9 in an AL league cry, Toz, that's what, and recognize chances of repeating as league champs just took a hit, like Milton slamming into an ivy covered wall and breaking his genecktagezoink.
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 10 '09
Andrew Miller St. Louis Cardinals
Well, I have him at $5 in my NL 4x4 and I am keeping him.

I watched him against the Phillies in June when he struck out 7 in 7 IP allowing just 5 base runners. His stuff is impressive.

He had great BB totals in the minors, but has struggled with his command in the bigs. I think the 6th overall pick in 2006 will put it together and throw up a solid season.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
Greg Maddux Los Angeles Dodgers
Only Jamie Moyer doesn't know when to quit. But then he didn't get the adulation Maddux got as a young man. Slights matter.

The bottom line is I think Maddux could have kicked Moyer's butt this year, but I don't think that's the goal for either of them. At least not exclusively.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 9 '09
Jason Motte St. Louis Cardinals
110 K's in 66 2/3 IP in AAA last year, then had 16 more in 11 IP with the Cardinals after his September call-up. Great fastball and good control, with only 29 BB in those 77 2/3 innings last season.

LaRussa is not committed to anyone right now as his closer, so he could emerge as the guy.

Sleeper.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
Milton Bradley Seattle Mariners
In the Fantasy Baseball Guide 2009, which just landed on my doorstep, Bradley has a bid price of $16. The talent is there, I actually believe in MB's heart, but given his history you're taking a big risk betting he'll do it again.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't do it, in the right situation, but with risky players the cheaper the better. MB is high risk.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 9 '09
Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Rays
There's not enough data to judge this one. If he's healthy, if he's not autoimmuned, if he's motivated, he could be a great signing. But he certainly wasn't for the Rays.

Having the injury prone troika of Drew, Baldelli and Kotsay to fill one real position is so crazy it might just work. But timing is everything.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 9 '09
Brandon Moss Oakland Athletics
A 4th or 5th OF on most teams, but will probably be the Pirates starting LF to start the season.

He's coming off knee surgery, so he may not be completely healthy to start the season. Morgan and Pearce will get the AB's if that's the case.

Moss is no more than a $2- $4 bid to fill out your OF.

It's a lot of fun being a Pirates fan.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
Brad Penny Miami Marlins
Another nice signing by Boston.

Has been a great 1st half pitcher in his career and the shoulder should be healthy.

I would feel confident bidding $9-$12 then selling in June before he breaks down.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
A very good signing by the A's.

This means Barton's days in Oakland are numbered.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
Vernon Wells New York Yankees
I see a season like 2005 with a BA around .285.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Rays
With the Kotsay signing, the AB's will be limited.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '09
Daric Barton Toronto Blue Jays
Alex held the line on Barton with his $8 bid in the final update. Wisely, as it turned out.

The tout leagues were a little more excited. Sportsline paid $10 and LABR $11.

The Tout Warriors were the most excited, paying $13, but even that price didn't veer back into Stage Two.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 9 '09
Brad Lidge Washington Nationals
The ERA doesn't match the WHIP. Or vice versa. Either way, I'd expect a moderate course correction for Lidge.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 9 '09
Mark DeRosa Toronto Blue Jays
Since I'm in the league Slyke's in, I don't think it'll happen, but I wouldn't be shocked if it did.

I'd love to have you in our league, Eugene. But we never seem to have any openings :)
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 9 '09
John Smoltz Atlanta Braves
For now, I'll go with Alex.

Smoltz's tentative ETA is June and I'm not 100% sure where he'll be staying at the inn once he arrives.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 9 '09
Armando Galarraga Texas Rangers
That HR/IP number just leaps off the page.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 9 '09
Milton Bradley Seattle Mariners
I'm inclined to agree with Slyke...Bradley will go in the low $20s in start-over leagues.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 9 '09

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