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somerford
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When this article is written again in a few years, the Astros will be on this list with <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70348">Mark Appel</a></span>, #1 in 2013 and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103732">Brady Aiken</a></span>, #1 in 2014.

Jul 13, 2017 10:10 AM on Top 50 Busted Prospects
 
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Phelps over Barraclough?

Jun 09, 2017 8:51 AM on The Next Five Relievers
 
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The Astros had some really good first round picks there for awhile but really disappointed with the Appel pick.

Apr 25, 2017 8:41 AM on April 23, 2017
 
somerford
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Vizcaino didn't make the top 40? I thought he was a little higher rated.

Mar 08, 2017 8:38 AM on Relief Pitchers
 
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Melancon is back in Pitt??? I'll reupdate my draft list.

Mar 06, 2017 1:27 PM on Relief Pitchers
 
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Starting extra innings with a runner on 2nd is a terrible idea. It's like ending a soccer or hockey game with a shoot out... wait... Shit! It's still a bad idea.

Feb 17, 2017 10:25 AM on Miami Rollercoaster
 
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Where is Profar being listed this year? Texas is listing him as their first baseman this year but that's clearly not his best/most useful position.

Jan 23, 2017 7:09 AM on Second Base
 
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Who edits the math?

Jan 13, 2017 10:31 AM on National League Catchers
 
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Has Randy ever seen a baseball game?

 
somerford
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Craig, good point, but I really liked seeing the Tools to get a general idea about what I'm about to read.

 
somerford
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The killer Br's.

Aug 22, 2016 12:14 PM on Games of August 19-21
 
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What happened to Pint? I thought he was top 3 or 4? (He's on my farm team with Groome and Perez.) Also, is Ray (short) really a better MLB bet than Rutherford (tall)?

Jun 09, 2016 12:46 PM on Top 125 Draft Prospects
 
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I have a farm spot and a need for a power outfield bat to go with Judge. My Majors are aging (Cruz, Cespedes). Ray is listed at 5'11" while Rutherford is 6'3". Is Ray the better (fantasy only) choice or should I wait to which park they call home?

May 19, 2016 1:57 PM on Top 50 Draft Prospects
 
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That'd be $42 million on Puig. Typo.

 
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As the winner of trade one, I'd like to say first, JP, your ten bucks are in the mail. Second, it is a keeper league and I do fear Maeda's arm situation. I look strongly to teams behavior regarding players. That is why I picked up Puig when LAD first signed him for $52 million and the same with Iglecias when Cinci signed him for $30 million.

 
somerford
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In my draft this year, others were looking at Cubans while I grabbed Groome, Pint and Perez. On my farm, I also have Judge and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Eddy+Martinez">Eddy Martinez</a></span>. Would you rate Ray or Rutherford over Martinez or should I keep him?

Apr 27, 2016 2:26 PM on Tiered Draft Rankings
 
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As an Astro fan living in Houston, I have been lead to believe a much loftier ranking would be awaiting <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70972">A.J. Reed</a></span>. Have I been mislead? Why is he ranked 122?

 
somerford
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That was a compelling argument you made for Pablo Sandofat but I think I'll pass anyway. Somethings he rarely if ever does at a buffet.

 
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In reference to your lead, I believe you missed a big key as to why pitchers are better while giving up more home runs. Very few hitters have a 2 strike approach any more. Guys like <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Chris+Davis">Chris Davis</a></span> are going for the fences on every pitch and not caring if they strike out.

Feb 24, 2016 2:12 PM on Starting Pitchers
 
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No love for Mesoraco???

Jan 11, 2016 8:15 AM on Catchers
 
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First, I believe Greinke is a two start pitcher. Second, Thanks for the tip on Corbin last week.

Sep 04, 2015 11:05 AM on Week 23
 
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Unless I really over slept and actually Tuesday, isn't it a little early for this article? Also, no mention of Strickland San Fran. Any chance he gets a look as he has the "closer of the future" label?

Aug 10, 2015 8:28 PM on Week 20
 
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Well, having taking criticism in my league for trading for Cespedes in the off season, I'll consider his move to NY a second win for my team. I was also criticized for trading for Machado last off season as well. Hmmmm.....

Aug 03, 2015 7:17 AM on Yoenis Cespedes
 
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Any chance Iglecias closes for the Reds if Chapman is dealt?

Jun 30, 2015 11:26 AM on Week 14
 
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I traded <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=57988">Eric Hosmer</a></span> and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=45613">Justin Verlander</a></span> for Machado and a mid round draft pick in my dynasty league this and was mocked. I'm returning those phone calls now.

Jun 22, 2015 7:51 AM on Manny Machado
 
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I wish I would have read that article before I drafted him this year.

May 15, 2015 4:18 PM on Week Seven
 
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Yes, I think artificially spiking offense is the embodiment of enlightenment. In the next CBA that silly once a player has been removed from the game he may not return should done away with as well. That rule seems unenlightened and in direct contrast to the enlightened DH rule. Who could possibly object to a player entering the game on four or so seperste occasions and then be removed when his team plays defense. Defense? How unenlightened?

 
somerford
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I pay for this? Really?

 
somerford
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I actually clicked on the "this" other Trout. Stop doing that.

 
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I also have appreciated this column. One request, can it be published on Fridays along with the 2-start pitcher column. I set my weekly lineups to be ready to go on Mondays. Just a slightly self-centered thought.

 
somerford
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No, it doesn't. We're talking about the Cubs.

Apr 30, 2014 9:17 AM on Week Five
 
somerford
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I've never played in a league with a $261 budget. Is this CBS or Yahoo?

Mar 29, 2014 7:59 AM on Stars and Scrubs
 
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Awesume resume Ian, Thanks... You're hired.

 
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I don't know about some of those comments... I mean I will never get those 2 minutes of my life back that I spent watching the HSM2 clip. That was the worst scene in a movie I have ever partically watched.

 
somerford
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Actually, March was mild as far as temperature but April was Colder than normal, at least here in the Mid-Atlantic.

 
somerford
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I was not aware there are so many Pixies songs I have never heard.

Jun 05, 2012 7:31 AM on First Round Recap
 
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Am I really going to spend the $5 for Batista? The only guy not owned in my league... How much ridicule is he worth?

 
somerford
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4 stars for Colvin? After reading the praise you heaped on him, am I to assume we have raised the bar for a 5 star player?

 
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Some good young players: Heyward, Blanks and Cutch. I like Hanley at almost any price. A couple question marks with Chapman and Gonzalez. Cubans typically take awhile to acclimate to the states (ex. K. Morales and A. Ramirez). Some, including me, think A Gon will be gone this year. If he ends up in the AL, you loss a lot of bat. I do like your pitching core of Billingsley, Jurrjens and Nolasco.

 
somerford
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I would like to thank Gary for noticing I'm not a middle-of-the-distribution baseball fan.

Mar 17, 2009 6:15 AM on Why You've Paid It