Post-Show Blog for 9/25/08 (All-Disappointment Team)

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From R-O-Y to B-U-S-T                                                                                                                             
Neither Mike nor Cory nailed any of these exactly, and quite honestly, neither did well in general.  Both were right about Salty, but after that, the negatives far outweigh the positives.  Mike’s Carmona and Kendrick picks were solid while his Hamilton selection is about as bad as it gets!  Also, Lowell, Shields, and Hart all went on to have productive years.  Cory’s best pick?  Chad Cordero.  His worst?  How about Adrian, Manny, Halladay, and Oswalt.  The edge once again goes to Siano.

Zach Steinhorn

2008 ALL-DISAPPOINTMENT TEAM

C    Victor Martinez
1B  Paul Konerko
2B  Robinson Cano
SS  Troy Tulowitzki
3B  Ryan Zimmerman
OF  Nick Swisher
OF  Jeff Francoeur
OF  Chris Young
SP  Justin Verlander
RP  Huston Street

MIKE’S OVERRATED PICKS

C    Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B  Carlos Pena
2B  Howie Kendrick
SS  Yunel Escobar
3B  Mike Lowell
OF  Magglio Ordonez
OF  Corey Hart
OF  Josh Hamilton
SP  Fausto Carmona
SP  James Shields
RP  Jose Valverde

CORY’S OVERRATED PICKS

C    Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B  Adrian Gonzalez
2B  Placido Polanco
SS  Edgar Renteria
3B  Mike Lowell
OF  Manny Ramirez
OF  Hideki Matsui
OF  Vernon Wells
SP  Roy Halladay
SP  Roy Oswalt
RP  Chad Cordero

3 Comments

Okay guys, your unwritten rules say it’s not cool to pick up starting pitchers at this time of year for the sole purpose of blocking your opponents from picking them up, or picking them up and then just dropping them so they are unavailable to anyone. However, what about picking up some of the better starters just in case you need to use them. I’m leading my league by 5 points, but I have 2 guys on my tail in wins (including the 2nd place team), and I may need to chase wins this weekend. A couple of guys are available with favorable matchups (Scott Baker, Cha Seung Baek, a few guys vs. Seattle). Hopefully, the 2nd place team runs out of innings before he catches me in wins, in which case I can bench my starters and fall on the ball in ERA and WHIP. But if he gets 2 more wins than me between now and Sunday, I may need those guys. Observations?

Oops…forgot to sign it again.

Greg in Cincy

Go for it. This is by no means unethical. It’s called being a competitive owner. Good luck!

Zach

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