We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 14. Ten men enter (or nine or eight), and one man leaves.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
After conferring with his brain trust, the BCL has come to the following decision. Like all the BCL’s decisions, it can be reversed by a majority vote of league members.
The 70 starting pitchers from which we will draft will consist of the May 1 projected rotations; that is, we will rely on the mlb.com projection of what the starting rotations will be as soon as those pitchers on the DL but suffering from minor injuries have returned. For example, in the case of the A’s, Loaiza is projected to return to the rotation soon. Even though Gaudin is starting in his place, Gaudin will be draftable as a reliever. In the case of the Angels, Jered Weaver and
If the BCL learns that some of these injuries are more serious than they now appear, we may declare certain of these subs as starters. In the case of a more serious injury like that of Kenny Rogers.
This adds up to 71 starters. Add Clemens and we have 72. I suggest we could add Garza of the Twins and Hughes of the Yanks even though they are in the minors.
More to come on position players later in the week.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Or spend $40 on pitching and have Bobby Crosby as your clean up hitter.
It's going to get ugly early.
On the other hand, dinner should be excellent.
Doesn't matter. No one is going to build a team around one of these guys. In the case of Crosby, he would be a bit of a flyer at a quarter.
But Victor Martinez has done something to a muscle! That matters. You could miss at a quarter, but if you pay big bucks for someone who goes down, there goes the season. The injury we most fear, of course, is the one that takes place during the actual draft. You select your lovely team, go home for one last internet news hit before going to bed and discover that you were drafting the dead and didn't even know. That first night after the draft your dreams are nightmares.
Friday, April 06, 2007
The countdown clock is ticking off the seconds. I'm as excited as a little girl.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
His price is now prohibitive. Maybe I'll take Crosby for a quarter at SS?
Harden was unhittable tonight. By-by, Rich. Your price just became unnatural. Loaiza has a pulled groin; not his, but someone else's. I'll see you as a backup pitcher, my friend, but not for me.
Kenny Rogers for nothing. Any advance on nothing?
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
But those first three starts for a pitcher before the draft make me crazy. Santana was not as sharp as he could have been. King Felix was unhittable, though it was the A's who were doing the unhitting.
Schilling? Slapped around.
Contreras? Taken in the alley and mugged.
This year's league race is going to be like one of those Kentucky Derbies where they have 21 horses entered and they have to drag out the extra starting gate. There will be bumping, tripping and veering into. I think we need to make some bets on whether or not this year we will have a first-time winner. I'm saying yes.
Monday, April 02, 2007
But where will they play Ratso Rizzo?
Sunday, April 01, 2007
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