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I think both were OK deals, but I like Dempster's more. He got market value for a pitcher of his caliber. I don't like 2-yrs for Ichiro due to his age, but $6.5M AAV is OK considering his plus-plus defense. He still has to stave off regression at the plate though.
1 year, 2 months ago on 2012's Biggest Offseason Moves: Dempster, Ichiro
@mrcar @CharlieSaponara I'll be sure to add those in going forward. For now...
Lowrie 366 AB
1 year, 4 months ago on 2013 Projections: Lowrie, Maxwell, Altuve
Not a free agent
1 year, 5 months ago on Bang for the buck: Offseason signings that paid off big-time | September | 2012 Articles
@Mathew Not losing intrest, just incredibly busy working for a minor league baseball team. The season just ended, so expect a lot more content from me going forward. I've also been writing for Project Prospect and The Outside Corner when I have a chance.
1 year, 6 months ago on Impact: The Boston/LA Mega Deal Pt.1 | August
@CollegeWolf No joke. We may never see a trade like this one again!
@CollegeWolf Way too small of a sample size and it was his first look at the big leagues. I'm not counting on him being a superstar right away, but it's hard to imagine him being THAT bad for a prolonged period of time.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Upside of Anthony Rizzo | June
@TheGreatOne Bauer over Miley, but yeah, move on from Beachy if you're playing to win now.
@mark.schruender Interesting that you would mention him questioning him self with a slow start. I just happened to catch this tweet from Kevin Goldstein, having to do with Rizzo's makeup https://twitter.com/Kevin_Goldstein/status/217771598743224320
Timmy's velocity has been picking up of late, which is encouraging. It seems like he has had a hard time adjusting to the fact that his heater was getting crushed. If the velo keeps improving, I'll buy in a little, but I'm not sold at this point.
1 year, 8 months ago on Daily Notes | Tim Lincecum's Season Turns Around Tonight | Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove
Love the point about his slider. That has always been his big whiff pitch that played a huge part in his 2010 success.
1 year, 9 months ago on Is Francisco Liriano Back? | June
@TheGreatOne Rule of thumb: Always buy on Cano. Lynn is having a great season, but he can't sustain this level for the entire season. I agree with Mark, Beltre and Lynn for Cano is fair, especially since you have Lawrie/Bautista to fill in.
Long term, I would rank those arms: Moore, Parker, Worley, Lynn, Peavy,
1 year, 9 months ago on Buy or Sell: Rosario and Goldschmidt | June
@AlecStevens Fantasy baseball is about predicting what a player WILL do, not what he HAS done. Clearly, he's hitting like an MVP right now, but based on my analysis, that is unlikely to last. Absolutely enjoy the ride, but if the right offer comes along, I'd jump on it.
1 year, 9 months ago on It's Time to Cash in on Mark Trumbo | May
@CollegeWolf I think he's going to be a guy that has big hot streaks and big cold streaks due to below average plate discipline, so ride em while he's hot, but sell high if you have a good offer.
@CollegeWolf Yeah, terrible timing for this article! I saw he got a double in his first at bat right when I started writing. By the time I published it, he was out of the game.
1 year, 10 months ago on Trade Will Middlebrooks now! | May
@mattmcmillen365 @CollegeWolf This. I believe he'll fade a bit in the second half, but overall the numbers are going to look good. It might be time to throw out some feelers to gauge interest before that AVG slips.
1 year, 10 months ago on Sell High on Paul Konerko? | May
@mistake by the lake One time, late in his career, Rickey got on the team plane and sat toward the back row of seats. One of his teammates said, "Rickey, you've got tenure, why don't you sit in front of the plane?" to which Rickey replied, "Ten Year? Rickey got twenty year."
1 year, 10 months ago on Rickey Henderson sets the record straight about “Rickey Stories” | January
@Ritch I like the Garza/EE side better. Is this a league where you think you can snag a closer as soon as there is more turnover? If so, I'd hold for now. There's bound to be more closer turnover as the season goes on.
1 year, 10 months ago on It’s not time to panic just yet | February
@RaphRadia I'd go for it there. Especially if you get to keep him long-term.
1 year, 11 months ago on Players That I will Avoid on Draft Day | March
@goosejoak And like I wrote, I love Hosmer long-term, but I of all people should know the risk involved with over-drafting a hot prospect **cough**MattWieters**cough**
@nevercloser07 Yeah, that random bracket was intended to be rather random (hence the Fred McGriff "I give it my full en-dorse-ment" Baseball World inclusion.
Definitely wanted to steer clear of Summer Catch though. If it weren't for the Jessica Biel pool scene, there would be no reason to watch that one again.
1 year, 11 months ago on Baseball Movie March Madness! | March