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4/23/2013 5:57 PM
I looked hard at a few options to replace Rollins but drafted pitching instead. If Rico had been available I would have taken him. Actually if I hadn't been a dummy and noticed Joe Morgan sitting there I may have played him or Utley OOP.
4/23/2013 6:50 PM
Posted by sgsmith on 4/23/2013 1:44:00 PM (view original):
A few players whose availability might be a pleasant surprise to their owners:

Some that have made it through a few times before:

Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
Javy Lopez, Braves
Bert Blyleven, Twins

One who has made it through only twice -- each of the last two legs:
Jimmy Rollins, Phillies

And one who made it through for the first time (usually protected for first or second round, but always drafted previous times unprotected):
Eric Davis, Reds

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I definitely would have taken Davis in the last round if my top native shortstop option were a bit better than Luis Aparicio.

Davis is a good one.  Outfield is one of the few strengths for the Pirates, so I didn't even look that direction.  I still don't think "out of position" much, perhaps could have used him at one of the corners.
4/24/2013 11:14 AM
The reason I didn't take Blyleven. 

His 1.12 whip is a little on the high side for a $120M theme.  I decided to go with 3 regular starting pitchers (Marichal, Dierker, Santana) plus a spot starter (Kaat 120 innings of 1.01 whip).  That gives me roughly 960 innings.  But I rostered 8 relievers (630+ IPs), all of whom are theoretically better than Blyleven. 

I don' expect a lot from this team, but in what is typically a weak division, something like 83-84 wins might be enough to get into the playoffs. 
4/25/2013 1:05 PM
Predictions:

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Astros
NL West: Dodgers
Wildcard: Braves
Sleeper: Giants

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Athletics
Wildcard: Yankees
Sleeper: Rangers
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