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Chris Carter New York Yankees

$5 in Tout.

That's how painful it is to bid on last year's home run champ this year.

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Melky Cabrera Chicago White Sox

$15 in Tout.

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Keon Broxton Milwaukee Brewers

$19 in Tout. His great spring did not go unnoticed.

Where oh where am I going to find the money? But I've got to find it for the Thursday update.

You may not want to bid $20 yourself, but you don't want anybody else to get him for less.

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Andrew Knapp Philadelphia Phillies

Found them.

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Michael Brantley Cleveland Indians

$8 in Tout this weekend.

Good grief. I mean, he's had 16 AB now and he's still standing.

I hope someone besides me in my league has a little more nerve than that.

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Andrew Knapp Philadelphia Phillies

Makes the Phillies as the backup and is missing 2016 stats for some reason. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners

$31 in Tout this weekend. He's not a walking machine but with a career OBP of .355, I'm surprised he didn't get a few dollars more in this OBP league.

Actually, I'm surprised he didn't get a few dollars more in the batting average leagues (CBS 29, LABR 31). The math is the math, but batting average consistency is its own form of scarcity.

I've talked myself into giving him a $3 bump in my bid.

Maybe I should say the experts have.

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Jordan Zimmermann Detroit Tigers

We auction the weekend after opening day.  His first start will tell everything about his price in our auction.   But there isn't one owner who's saying, "Gotta get Jordan Zimmermann."

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Pablo Sandoval Boston Red Sox

He'll be kept in our league at $3, and I'm just as glad, because it means I don't have to think about what I would pay for him.

Mike Dean TMU2009

Panda back in the lineup yesterday in Fort Myers (false alarm rung by me in the Holt thread).

With a double and single in three at-bats, Sandoval upped his spring training slashers to .370/.382/.685. He hit 8th.

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Park has had a great spring training (.357/.417/.690 in 42 AB) and probably will make the cut. If he does, he will undoubtedly platoon with Vargas at DH.

He's struck out 12 times in 48 plate appearances; these days, is that a lot or a little?

Right now, for the Thursday update, AP4 is $4.

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Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox

Sox signed him to an umpteen-year contract. Somehow I've found two more doillars in my war chest to spend on him in the let's-get-serious Thursday update.

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Jordan Zimmermann Detroit Tigers

At this point in spring training, you're lucky if you get the B-team to show up as the visitors. The Blue Jays lineup in Lakeland on Sunday: Carrera LF, Petit SS, Morales DH, Ohlman C, Cecilliani RF,  McBroom 1B, Elmore 2B, Heidt 3B, Davis CF.

It was just the tonic Jordan needed, as he allowed three baserunners and one run in 5.1 IP, lowering his spring ERA to 8.74.

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Jackie Bradley Boston Red Sox

We just had our AL only 4x4 redraft auction yesterday.  I am the new owner of JBJ for $15.  The "gift" I will look at every day.  The comparative Melky, discussed earlier in this thread, went for an astounding $22.  I am a Bradley convert.  Thanks to all for their earlier input on him.

bill fries diehard

Byungho Park went for $6 in Tout but I can't find him listed.  Anyone know what his status is?

Tom Barnes Turtles
Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox

And $14 is a serious pan.  The guys who have him our league have him at $15, and I bet they keep him, which is fine by us.

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Here's my prediction for order of finish in NL Tout Wars 2017 ...













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Christian Bethancourt San Diego Padres

Trying to get the prices set up, then the leagues. There will be a post today to collect addresses. Once we have those we'll get the leagues set up.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds

Devin Mesoraco (C) CIN - Mar. 26

Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is "very unlikely"
to be ready for Opening Day, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Mesoraco hasn't experienced any setbacks on the health front after requiring surgeries the last two seasons on both hips and his shoulder, but
the lack of at-bats he's received in spring training haven't adequately prepared
him to be available on a regular basis. It's expected that the 28-year-old will
remain in extended spring training when the season begins in order to get more games
under his belt, and if all goes well, Mesoraco could be activated by April. It's
expected that Mesoraco will eventually displace Tucker Barnhart as the Reds' primary
catcher, though the two backstops could share duties at the position in the early

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