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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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With Tommy John surgery in late July, he's a next-year play. And in just about every league will be available.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
David Wright New York Mets
Some regression is always possible of course, but the 28 additional walks vs. two more strikeouts tells me the BA should still be fine. I think another (small) step up is as likely as a step back. And, that chance is worth paying for.
mike fenger mike
Dec 9 '07
Melvin Upton Jr. San Francisco Giants
I'm not saying you have to go to $35 for B.J. Upton. But you sure better hope someone does. And if you set a higher bid limit on a player who figures to be one of the very best outfielders in either league but will be a second baseman on your team, I can understand.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
Roberto Hernandez Toronto Blue Jays
Back in the days of Heath Research, Jerry Heath tracked the "won-lost" record of players, figuring out how many in his hundreds of leagues were rostered on teams that finished first, how many on teams that finished last.

Easy to say that Fausto was the AL champ last year. Since very few leagues are non-keeper leagues, it's almost as safe to predict he'll be the champ again this year.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
David Wright New York Mets
More HR, more RBI, 20-point drop in BA, as many as 20 fewer SB.

Sometimes I stop hemming and hawing and lay it on the line.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
Jack Wilson Atlanta Braves
Crystal ball sees career-highs in HR, RBI; no worse than neutral BA.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
Jeff Suppan San Francisco Giants
Pitched very well at home (9-3, 3.87) ERA, whcih means, of course, that he got shellacked on the road (5.39 ERA; you can figure out the rest). He did not seem to pitch all that much more effectively in the second half (4.12 ERA, slightly higher hit rate), but www.baseballhq.com, taking all the interior stats into account, concludes his Base Performance Value was +79% in the second half.

My conclusion is he'll earn a little more this year, most likely.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
Melvin Mora Arizona Diamondbacks
In 624 AB, he would have just about exactly matched 2006. But 2006 was not so hot and he's getting oh so old.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
Brendan Harris Los Angeles Dodgers
Position scarcity meet position flexibility. Brendan Harris, meet the low-budget Twins.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
I agree with you that he's a good hitter, but when I look at the stats I wonder why I think that. I still think he's a good bet if you can sneak him in, but he needs to do a lot more to really help anyone. That means, pay $3, not $6.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 9 '07
A very good hitter who will play a lot more in the outfield while qualifying at catcher.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 9 '07
J.J. Hardy Baltimore Orioles
Two thumbs down (out of three) in Rotoman's Fantasy Baseball Guide 2008, and Rotoman himself, in the magazine, gives him a bid of only $14. So I'm setting a price that will get him for me almost for sure, and which he can surpass in 2008. Almost for sure.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 8 '07
Robinson Cano New York Mets
He's going to hit 25 home runs. He nearly hit .350. He's got to hit fourth to drive in 110 runs and that isn't going to happen.

I still think it was a miracle he hit .306 last year, but he's young and controls the show. I'm not bidding into it, however.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 8 '07
Matt Diaz New York Yankees
I Picked him in the Guide. His problem is he's not exactly a supple fielder. But who cares about outfield defense anyway? Well, even neanderthals care when the numbers work against them. I think he'll be just fine if you let him hit, and don't hope for much else. But I won't be surprised if he gets passed by.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 8 '07
Lonnie Smith Baltimore Orioles
This would be basis of a killer (though not bestseller, or even good seller really) book, about the players who held on longest producing dreck.

I suspect Lonnie is a mere contender, and maybe not even a subject.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 8 '07
Stephen Drew Washington Nationals
The Scouts' line, and you may know what I'm talking about, is that he's not that good. May not be much better than his 2007.

I haven't seen him enough to judge that, but there it is. I'd still bid $12 on him. And I'd curse like a longshoreman when he screwed me.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 8 '07
Lonnie Smith Baltimore Orioles
How did Lonnie hang on so long? He couldn't field worth a damn and at the end couldn't run worth a lick.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 7 '07
Stephen Drew Washington Nationals
He won't be cheap, so just make up your mind to spend what it takes.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 7 '07
Mark DeRosa Toronto Blue Jays
He surprised last year by pretty much repeating what he did before. Will do it again.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 7 '07
Ryan Church Pittsburgh Pirates
If he gets off to a bad start, Shea Stadium boo birds will have him crying, "Oh baseball gods, why have you forsaken me?"

Get off to a good start, Ryan, and all is forgiven.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 7 '07

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