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Billy Butler Oakland Athletics
Note from Royals Review right before Butler got sent down:

Billy Butler is sitting too far back in his stance, and almost never seems to get his weight forward into his swings. I know I'm not a scout, but it's odd to see a man that muscular trying to fight off pitch after pitch. In any case, he's a data point against the pitching coach. He looked completely lost in the Sox-Royals series.

He slugged around .300 in May. For all the wringing of hands at Rotoworld about sending him down, it was probably the right move.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 4 '08
Gil Meche Kansas City Royals
Very quietly put together a solid May (3.65 ERA/1.14 WHIP). In a world where this phrase is overused, a good buy low candidate.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 4 '08
Casey Fossum New York Mets
I thought he was done, but he's apparently back, this time with the Tigers as a reliever. He was lights out in AAA.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 4 '08
Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox
A nagging thumb injury has been the primary culprit this time around. Observers say he was hitting ropes in BP at Tampa this weekend. Is he recovered? Was it just the thumb injury (so bad that he couldn't tie his shoes at one point a couple of weeks ago), or is his approach too screwed up at this point for it to matter?
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 4 '08
Ozzie Guillen Tampa Bay Rays
http://www.southsidesox.com/2008/6/3/544659/on-the-media-vultures-circ

An alternate perspective on Guillen's tirade this weekend.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 4 '08
Nick Evans Arizona Diamondbacks
He could surprise everyone this year. But, Alou is coming back shortly and down goes Smith. Sounds like he got hit by Ali.
Michael Thomas ROTOMAVIN
Jun 2 '08
Ian Stewart Washington Nationals
Highly thought of prospect, who they are trying at second base. Does any one think he will stick this season? I have my doubts.
Michael Thomas ROTOMAVIN
Jun 2 '08
Joe Torre New York Mets
Watching the Dodgers/Mets game tonight, that's the least happy I ever saw Joe Torre look.

Did he ever stand up in the Yankee dugout? My memory was always of him sitting down, spitting out sunflower seeds, chatting it up with Zim and later Mattingly and seeming above it all.

He sure seems aggravated.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 2 '08
Gabe Gross Seattle Mariners
Hopefully, ownership remembers that there's typically a one-year lag between performance and attendance, and doesn't gut this team like that scumbag Huizenga did in 1998 to the Marlins.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jun 2 '08
Another walk-off homer, this one in front of 24,720 -- the Rays are becoming the rage!
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 1 '08
Cliff Floyd San Diego Padres
starting with their inception, I used to attend 20-50 Rays games a year...last fall I moved out of state...figures that is what it took:) The negative experience of the dome down in muggy St. Pete is way overstated...it is actually a pretty decent place to see games...the problem is...what dome wouldn't be like a funeral parlor when it is about 25% full (which is even generous given the contrivedly low capacity figures due to closed sections in the upper deck. Go Rays though, it is pretty exciting!
RICHARD PUSZCZEWICZ SandCrab
Jun 1 '08
Carlos Gonzalez Seattle Mariners
Two doubles, one to left, one to right, in his major league debut, playing center field. Hit .293/.352/.439 in 157 PCL AB, with 14 walks and 30 whiffs.
Alex Patton Alex
May 31 '08
Cliff Floyd San Diego Padres
How many of the 14,679 were still in the ballpark when Floyd hit his walk-off homer last night?

Wake up, you Gulf Coast Floridians. You're missing some great baseball being played by a very good team.
Alex Patton Alex
May 31 '08
Robinson Cano New York Mets
I still have hopes for 2008, though not for a batting championship. Take a look at strange early and late numbers for 2007. Hit only 3 HRs through June last year, 16 the rest of the way. But I don't remember his looking so lost last spring, and he hit about .270.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
May 30 '08
Still looks lost. Below .220, and I'm even more shocked by the limp 4 HR and 19 RBI. 12 HR and 60 RBI weren't what anyone who paid $30 expected from this guy.
Mike Gianella MikeG
May 29 '08
Our league leader lucked into him, too.
Mike Gianella MikeG
May 29 '08
Ian Stewart Washington Nationals
Hit 12 HR in 171 AB at Colorado Springs: .281/.374/.614; 24 BB, 44 SO; 6 SB, 1 CS.
Alex Patton Alex
May 24 '08
Seth Smith Baltimore Orioles
Hit .321/.441/.509 in 159 AB at Colorado Springs; 34 BB, 31 S0; 11 SB, 0 CS.
Alex Patton Alex
May 24 '08
I'm waiting for pitchers to find his weak spots, but so far he's no Number 5. And with Bradley and Hamilton around, Murphy could see 500 ABs this summer. Looked good last night in Cleveland. This guy came out of nowhere for me, and the software did not look encouraging. Is the big fall coming? I hope so because our league leader lucked into Murphy while I stumbled into Denorfia.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
May 24 '08
Nick Evans Arizona Diamondbacks
In his first two at-bats in the majors today, displayed a veteran's approach to a pitcher like Jeff Francis, whacking doubles to right field. Hit .292/.356/.538 In 171 AB at Binghamton, where Fernando Martinez is hitting .280/.314/.408 in 157 AB.
Alex Patton Alex
May 24 '08

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