Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fantasy Errata

-- If you had benched Carlos Marmol for two of his appearances this year, he'd have roughly a sub 2.00 ERA and a sub .90 WHIP for your team. Most likely, however, you didn't.

-- I have seen National League teams in the World Series do a more credible job of fielding a MLB-worthy DH than the Seattle Mariners. Jose Vidro seems to hit in the 2, 3, or 4 spot an awful lot for someone who's a well below replacement value player. I think Marvin Benard was a more credible DH for the San Francisco Giants in the 2002 World Series than Vidro this season. I'd also like to point out that the Angels being able to field Brad Fullmer for four games, while S.F. got stuck with Benard-esque fill-ins, was the hidden reason for the Angels' stunning upset.

-- Jonathan Broxton, probably already owned in 100% of leagues, so Saito's somewhat nebulous injury won't open too many vulture possibilities. Still ... you never know.

-- Adam Dunn hits .265, he'd be a second or third round pick next year. But, it doesn't look like he will. My own fault for not playing OBP leagues.

-- Jim Edmonds: hell of a month for the Cubs.

-- Jeff Francaeiour: still want no piece of him.

-- I'm trying desperately to find MI fill-ins, and it's a wasteland out there for deep leagues. I was a day too late on the Mike Aviles train, and I'm regretting it now.

-- I'm thinking Ryan Howard and Prince Fielder are going to have monster second halves. Just a hunch.

-- I'm also thinking Josh Hamilton won't.

-- If there are still Chicago White Sox players floating around your free agent pool, give them a hard look. Orlando Cabrera, Nick Swisher, and Carlos Quentin were all free agents, and are probably all owned now. Paul Konerko is probably the next guy to turn it around.

-- Your window is fast closing to trade Fuentes and Gregg, if it hasn't slammed shut already.

-- Who you should sell high on: Catchers. Doesn't matter who they are. If you can get full value for any catcher, do it. The chances of a catcher equaling his first half numbers (except in the rare situation where they DH or play 1B consistently, like Victor Martinez last year) are very, very slim. The chances of them missing lots of games and plummeting in the rankings? Very high.

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