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Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers
Musial is a good one. People don't appreciate just how awesome Honus Wagner was, due to the deadball era depressing his numbers and the fact that even those in the know confuse him with Rogers Hornsby (who was also great).
T.J. Rohr TJRohr
Apr 15 '08
Lonnie Smith Baltimore Orioles
Saith Alex:"How did Lonnie hang on so long?"

Lookit those on base percentages...great bench player and even after he couldn't run he sorta looked fast...also had the reputation as "a winner"..like Lofton now.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers
Aaron was one of the most elegantly effortless outfielders I ever saw. No matter how far he had to go for a ball, it always looked like the ball was making the effort and coming to him. Willie Mays absorbed fly balls and shot them back where they came from like plague infested object he needed to rid himself of. Aaron met then on the road and redirected them on their way. I never saw, nor heard, nor read of either making a mental error.

"ballfour

21 days ago
Is there a more underrated superstar in baseball history? I can't think of one"

Musial...
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Roy Oswalt Colorado Rockies
He's at CBP this week, so you may just get your wish.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 15 '08
Jonathan Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates
Big Ks so far, to go along with his career.
T.J. Rohr TJRohr
Apr 15 '08
Dmitri Young Philadelphia Phillies
Young is the fattest and most out of shape non-pitcher I've ever seen. He could be David Wells body double. I was in Vierra the first time he waddled to the plate in spring training this year. The crowd actually laughed. The job is Johnson's. Young will be auditioning for department store santa jobs by the all-star break.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Skip Schumaker San Diego Padres
Actually has the on-base skills to succeed as a lead-off man. And is s supeerb outfielder with a great arm. Problem is Cards line-up needs a power bat, too and Ludwick is more suited to the role and also a righty. Cards GM has said he's looking for another bat to add to the Pujols (righty), Ankiel(lefty), Glaus(righty) part of the lineup. I'm betting that they find a lefty slugger by July, and BOTH Ludick and Schumaker are out of luck at that point.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Chad Cordero Toronto Blue Jays
Another guy to get while he's cheap/perceived to be of little value. The Nats have to put him back together and run him out there in situations where he can succeed as closer if they want to have any chance to trade him (and his contract). A great buy low/ sell high candidate for both roto owners and the Nats.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Eric Gagne Los Angeles Dodgers
Bought him cheap and am happy about it. He is a realist, has admitted that he's lost some heat and is learning how to pitch smarter. He's got the heart, pride and mindset to do what's necessary to succeed.There will be a period of adjustment, but he'll be fine over the course of the year.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Saw him pitch several times this spring and I think he can only get through a lineup once. His upside is as a long man (and a very good one)...dangerous as a starter.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Turns out Gonzalez has a fractured knee(rotoworld reports this evening). So Keppinger's PT is safe for quite a while.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Carlos Villanueva San Diego Padres
Always cheap in my league and easy to trade for right after he gets busted into the bullpen from which he then proceeds to yield about eighty quality innings. Went for $6 in my 4x4, sent to the pen this week. I'll be making that call tonight.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Mike Pelfrey Detroit Tigers
A nickel for this guy is wasted money. He will never succeed in the Bigs until he has control of a breaking/off speed pitch. As far as I can tell the Mets have been working with him on this since day one, to no avail. .. Is he stubborn? Arrogant? Dumb?.. sure can throw it hard and straight, tho..which is a great skill for knockin' over those little milk bottles at the county fair. Me, I've got enough stuffed animals.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Rick Ankiel New York Mets
From here in STL he looks for real: Serious improvement in plate discipline;much better recognition of and adjustment to the breaking ball--he ain't as good as he looks at the moment , but he's gonna have a very good year. He's an interesting case because he's at what would normally be his peak years, yet still has a potentially longer and steeper learning curve and the possibility of honing his skill set much beyond the general run of players his age.

The only negative I can see is that it's still easy to get into his head--perhaps a hangover from his attack of Dalkowski's disease i.e. when hgh accusations surfaced at the end of last season he went right into the tank. You could see he was completely distracted. Luckily the season ended in a couple of weeks and he returned to his home Florida---He lives (and grew up) very close to the Cards training facility in Jupiter--and went to work all winter on his hitting.
We do have a small, successful history here with this--Musial was a failed pitcher when he turned outfielder--much younger, tho.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
I got him cheap and wasn't too worried until I saw a highlight the other night where a ball went under his glove and rolled to the wall cuz Andruw was too fat to bend over quickly enough to get it. I'm hoping he heat's up just long enough to pawn him off on some optimist.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Peter Moylan Atlanta Braves
Y'might want Acosta , too. All spring Skip Carey was saying that Cox was trying Acosta out in the closer role--just in case. It could turn into a job share as Moylan has been somewhat fragile in the past and the Braves may want to avoid back to back to back outings for him.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Roy Oswalt Colorado Rockies
This from rotoworld:
Oswalt said Sunday that his arm is completely healthy and he's pleased with his velocity.
Oswalt worked with pitching coach Dewey Robinson on a mechanical flaw in his delivery on Sunday morning. "I'm just a little low on my arm. I'm not getting really good tilt on my pitches. Everything is staying flat, from the mound all the way to the plate. It felt better (Sunday) in the bullpen," Oswalt said.

I'm hoping for one more bad start and a panicked owner..cuz I need some pitching help.
Lew Prince theoldfart
Apr 15 '08
Luis Hernandez Kansas City Royals
More so in 5x5. The problem with guys like this is that they can disappear, which would be fine if they were producing, but when they're doing what Tony Pena Junior is doing so far, it isn't pretty. On the other hand, chances are that you only paid $1 for Hernandez or Pena, so it's not like you spent $10 on this kind of "production".
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 14 '08
Is Pena Jr a comp for Hernandez? Basically if Hernandez can pull an avg of .250-.260 he could earn around $5 right? He ought to be able to pull the same runs and rbis at any rate. Testimonial to the value of raw PT.
Tom Ryan toshiro
Apr 14 '08
Dana Eveland Atlanta Braves
I was close, but someone else got him for $1 (I was at $1 max bid at that point!). I think I wound up w/TB's Hammel instead, so hopefully there's a silver lining!
Tom Ryan toshiro
Apr 14 '08

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