unread for june 2nd 2006

Hey guys,
Mike from San Francisco.  I’ve got a couple questions.

1) What do you guys think about Jose Castillo?  I have Uggla and wondering if Castillo will be a better option the rest of the year.

2) I’ve been offered Street for Prior.  Should I expect Prior to pitch well when he comes back.

3) I’m thinking of trying to move Figgins, what should I expect to get in return.

I’m in a 10 team H2H.

C J. Willingham
1B A. Pujols
2B D. Uggla
3B A. Ramírez
SS F. López
OF V. Guerrero
OF C. Figgins
OF C. Crawford
Ul T. Hafner
BN K. Griffey Jr.
BN J. Gomes
BN A. Rowand

SP J. Peavy
SP B. Myers
RP B. Lidge
P J. Papelbon
P M. González
BN D. Haren
BN R. Johnson
BN C. Hamels
BN B. Sheets
DL M. Prior



Hi Mike, if you remember our season preview show from back in February — and hey, who can forget it? — I was very high on Castillo’s power potential this season. Certainly his current performance would qualify as a hot streak but I can absolutely see him finishing with 20 homers and 70 RBI’s, or even more if he can maintain the hot streak. That’s far more than I would’ve projected for Uggla at the start of the season, although Uggla also had a very strong month of May. Right now their numbers are very comparable, but since Castillo has matched or overtaken Uggla in almost every category other than runs, plays in a better home park and has greater upside, I’d take my chances with him.

As far as Sheets vs. Prior, I’d stay away from both. Why trade for damaged goods that have a history of being damaged as much as good?

As far as Figgins goes, I think he’s your answer at 2nd base, perhaps even over Uggla or Castillo… that’s where he’s most valuable. Perhaps you can put him at 2nd and deal Uggla for another OF to add to your depth there?

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Quite a nice team for a 10 team league!

Hey Cory, he asked about STREET (as in Huston) for Prior, not SHEETS (as in Ben). Just a heads up.

The guy may have asked about Street for Prior, but the question is not as important as the answer.

Cory Schwartz is a fantasy mesiah and as such will sometimes reveal information to us he feels we need to know, regardless of the question asked.

“I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a player, and make a post. Either way, I don’t give a **** what you think you are entitled to.”

hehe Anyone guess what that quote is from?


aka Johnny Archive


It’s Nicholson’s character from “A Few Good Men”

WINNER! Nice job, escus!


aka Johnny Archive


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