Posted on: June 8, 2010 12:06 pm

prospect call ups

Other than draft day this is the most exciting part of playing fantasy baseball to me.  Sure puting together a big trade can be fun, but for me figuring which prospects are going to be up to the hype is where the fun is at.
Is Buster Posey or Carlos Santana the next superstar at the catching position (or both or neither)?
Is Strassburg going to be better than Lincecum?
Is Stanton the next Ryan Howard or the next Rob Deer?
Who do you believe when it comes to minor league hype?
Is there someone who you feel has a real good track record where evaluating minor league talent is concerned?
Usually you have an idea of some sort going into the draft how players will perform, but it seems that evaluating prospects is a whole other animal.
I am interested in your feedback on this, who is a good voice on this matter?
Posted on: June 3, 2010 5:08 pm

Detroit's (almost) perfect game

The story about the almost perfect game and blown call at first is continuing to get better and better.  Armando Galarraga could not have handled himself in anymore classy manner.  Can you imagine Big Z just smiling and walking back to the mound without freaking out and probably giving up a couple of runs and possibly losing the game?  Today Galarraga gets a Corvette and takes the lineup out to Joyce who, also in very classy manner admitted that he blew the call last night.  Rarely do we get to see the main characters in a story BOTH take the high road.  We are lucky if we get one who does.  Galarraga might not be the best player on the Tigers right now, but he is my favorite Tiger right now.

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