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Kevin Mulvey Minnesota Twins
Sickels had Guerra and Mulvey ranked while still with the Mets right next to each other on his Top 100 Prospects list. Guerra No. 36, Mulvey No. 37. "If you're looking for short-term impact, movey Mulvey ahead of Guerra. Not as much stuff, but will contribute sooner, and possibly in a big way."

In software parlance, an R2.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 17 '08
Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
There's really no mystery about any of this to those who have seen it a million times before. I had forgotten that McNamee is an ex-cop, which makes his actions more, not less, explicable.

He saved the syringes for insurance, for when the shit hit the fan. Which it now has. McNamee was essentially a pusher to the stars and he wanted to make sure that if he went down, he'd take the biggest fish with him.

So I must disagree with MikeG's categorization of McNamee as the big fish and Clemens as the little fish. Also with his notion that lowlife rats have a very high bar - normally they don't. The way you break a big case against, say, a mafia don is to put together a chain-reaction of little guys, each one ratting the next higher-up until you get to the top. Everyone -- judge, jury, prosecutors -- knows in advance they're dirt bags trying save their own skins.

And I'm not sure who called MikeG's posts laughable, but it wasn't me.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Feb 17 '08
Casey Kotchman Florida Marlins
Jeff's basically right. The Angels loved Kotchman's bat when he came up, and they still do. It's his heart that everybody questions now.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Feb 17 '08
Chien-Ming Wang Kansas City Royals
Yes, well, that's what arbitration is all about -- it's arbitrary! Otherwise we'd call him a negotiator.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Feb 17 '08
Robb Quinlan Los Angeles Angels
He's been a semi-useful piece for a few years, but them days is now gone... even in an AL-only 4x4 league like the American Dreams.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Feb 17 '08
Homer Bailey Kansas City Royals
Sickels still swears by him (No. 14 on his Top 100 Prospects list) but the K rate gives you pause.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 16 '08
Daniel Cabrera Washington Nationals
One of these years...

Still only 26.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 16 '08
Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
JJ,

I have Clemens already at $2. You need to say $3 to get the liar, perjurer, egomaniac on your team.
Donny Brubaker donbru
Feb 16 '08
Sean Casey Boston Red Sox
Nice guys finish last.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Orlando Cabrera Cleveland Indians
SS IS thin, although I like Jhonny Peralta, too. I don't think the stadium in the OC is a particularly tough hitters' park, not enough to depress OC's homer numbers significantly. I wouldn't expect him to hit too many more big flies and I wouldn't expect him to hit over .300 again either just because he's moving to Chicago. Throw him out early and maybe you'll get a bargain, but $20 seems alot for this guy.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Chien-Ming Wang Kansas City Royals
I don't love him. You can have him. He's too fat($) for me.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Robb Quinlan Los Angeles Angels
A buck for a guy who could wind up 3 position eligible and hit a few out. End game guy: I've seen much worse, especially in 14 team AL.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Casey Kotchman Florida Marlins
You guys better start thinking Wade Boggs Lite without the .350's. The AL isn't exactly 1B heaven, but this guy doesn't have corner power and he's no sleeper, so it's inevitable that you'll be overpaying.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
Senator Piazza should have thrown a broken bat at Roger. I still bid a buck.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Bobby Crosby Milwaukee Brewers
How about the nickname Ding Crosby? The 8 and 10 steals in 350 at bats the last two years gives a bidder hope. He could be a 15/15 guy, which is rare, so you could do alot worse at the MIF spot. If you can get him cheap, you can always dump him for some rummy later on if he approaches Mendoza again.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
George Sherrill Atlanta Braves
Keep in mind that there are very few lefty closers in baseball, although Sherrill's strikeout numbers portend the possibility. However, I'm sure he doesn't throw as hard as Billy Wagner. C. J. Wilson also had some success and goes in the closer for Texas. My gut feeling tells me it will be a mix and match, closer by committee deal in Baltimore. Don't get too excited if you get Sherrill for 7 or 8 bucks. And Camden Yards is not exactly the Grand Canyon.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 16 '08
Jeff Jaffee was on here saying the same thing Lucky - until he's named the closer - I'm not throwing $10 down on this dude.

If the draft was today - You'd be out of your mind spending $16 on Sherrill. If he has a great spring and he's named the closer - then I'll bid $10 on him but until then I'll reserve my opinion. Not enough information yet.
Derek Correale Jobu
Feb 16 '08
Bobby Crosby Milwaukee Brewers
He is a stiff but you have to bid him up a bit because there is something there. He has talent and if 2004 ever happens again with a better average and who knows if he is healthy for 150 games he could be very good.
Rick Morray LuckyCharm2
Feb 16 '08
Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
Another Confirmation
Finally commenting on the Mitchell Report, Paul Lo Duca admitted to "mistakes in judgment" on Saturday.
The statement read in part: "In regards to Senator [George] Mitchell's Report, I apologize to my family, all my fans and to the entire baseball community for [the] mistakes in judgment I made in the past and for the distractions that resulted." Yeah, he's terribly sorry. Lo Duca may not have had a career of any sort if not for cheating. He'll go over $30 million in earnings this year, so we're sure he regrets each and every one of his transgressions. Feb. 16 - 11:53
Derek Correale Jobu
Feb 16 '08
Casey Kotchman Florida Marlins
He has a sweet swing and one would think eventually those doubles will start going over the wall, if they do he'll be a monster if they don't Casey will be average at best. I think they will start finding the stands I'm not sure if it is this year though.
Rick Morray LuckyCharm2
Feb 16 '08

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