Who cares what batters for the first couple weeks -- unless, of course, they are rookie phenomena about who you are uncertain.
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.
We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 14. Ten men enter (or nine or eight), and one man leaves.
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