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Casey Kotchman Florida Marlins
It's the mono he had in 06 that was late diagnosed that allowed writers to question his heart. He doesn't feel well, flu-like symptoms for so long- maybe he's afraid to play at the big league level. Oh, yeah, he's actually had mono for months, maybe it's not about desire, he was really sick.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 17 '08
Because getting hit in the head and getting a concussion says what exactly about a man's heart?

He's no sleeper, but I think he could be a good value.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Feb 17 '08
Love his talent question is the opportunity. HE proved himself in AAA but were his stats more of a PCL thing? O's have nothing to lose so they should play him unless they think he isn't ready mentally. I would go up to $15 but would prefer to get him for $10. If he doesn't start the season in the bigs i would think he'll be there by May.
Rick Morray LuckyCharm2
Feb 17 '08
George Sherrill Atlanta Braves
Trembly's comments alone with Toz's stats are why I say I would bid up to 16. If an elite closer normally goes for the low $30's I'm willing to go teens for a guy with good stuff and a chance because the upside reward is huge. Buy Paps or Mo and there is no chance of big earnings. and where is sherril's competition?
Rick Morray LuckyCharm2
Feb 17 '08
fair assessments - has a golden opportunity this spring after getting out of the Pacific Northwest. Could prove to be a great trade in the end
Bryan Dionne Dionne74
Feb 17 '08
George Sherrill Atlanta Braves
Tremley has been quoted already this spring- Sherrill gets first crack at closer. Sherrill himself conformed it
Bryan Dionne Dionne74
Feb 17 '08
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
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 Guardians
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

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