Hello again gentlemen.
††††††††† The dust has pretty well settled after the Indiana big play day, Murphy vs. Yount style.† All the members from the greater northeastern Delaware County contingent were in attendance, and games lasted from around 10:30 am, until 8:30 in the evening.† The picture of our backs was not catching us watching the all-star game, but showing our interest in the festivities behind us.† I think we mostly agreed that we didnít mind the game, but we didnít like sorting through stats to make the picks.† I have a proposal in mind that might allow us to let each manager tell a central party whom they think is deserving of consideration on their team.† From there, all members get a ballot, with stats, and you choose from those players.† Yes, No, Crickets?
††††††††† Nathaniel rested some of the stud arms, clearly making sure they are rested for the playoffs. Bob may have dropped a bit in his playoff push, but the name Myers kept getting mentioned.† Deals were discussed, but of course it was merely guys talking, not GMís.† We all know thatís not allowed ;) As expected, we got the ďnext new thingĒ as far as chips go.† Buy yourself a bag of the Pico de gallo chips, you wonít be disappointed.† Anyway, it was a great day to be a Dale fan, as we managed a 25 Ė 7 for the grueling 10 hours of work.† The stubborn Pounders accounted for 4 of those losses. They pulled off a steal of home in the 9th vs. the Maulers, and an extra inning theft against the Dales.† Both swipes resulted in wins, and reminded you why you better be on your toes when playing face to face with Jack.
††††††††† Wil was back to being Wil again.† No topic is off limits when he is primed.† I think he may have been converted to a Jamerson man, so it could be a tough call when itís time to make a ďCrown TradeĒ.† Hell, who says you canít have both?†
In a glitch that involved Kuroda not being on Daveís roster.† There will be no final standings for the Fantasy values from the Kilgus site.† Wil had them done, then deleted the teams down to the players that should be rostered next year.
††††††††† In what might be the deepest pitching draft that I have witnessed, I have 13 pitchers projected in the top 24 picks.† I base this on the fact that we have seen more than half of them in the playoffs.† They include: Salazar, Archer, Gray, Cole, Wacha, Miller, Ryu and Tehran. Cole and Gray were chosen over proven guys, with the teamís season in the balance. We also might have seen Cingrani, had the Reds lasted a bit longer and Locke got lost in a numbers crunch. And like last year, it may just depend on your preference as to who goes higher.†
††††††††† Big Board
2††††††††† Puig: I once took Baldelli over Miggy because I thought Miggy would get fat. Will Puig get that fat?
3††††††††† Fernandez: Good size and stuff.† Hopefully when he gets plunked for posing, it wonít keep him out long.
4††††††††† Cole: If he went #1, it would still be a good pick.
5††††††††† Yelich: My first surprise, but has been on radarís for a while.
6††††††††† Ryu: I believe he tired late, but his frame should make him a big innings guy.
7††††††††† Wheeler: Most everyone will have him slotted above Ryu.
8††††††††† Profar: Was #1 on everyoneís list. Can they all be wrong?
9††††††††† A. Garcia: Lots of talent and a big body, but the switch hasnít been flipped to this point.
10††††††† Archer: Has a chance to make Cub fans rue the day he was dealt.
11††††††† Miller: I had him #1 in late June.
12††††††† Tehran: Yes, even after watching him vs. the Dodgers in the playoffs.
13††††††† díArnaud: Never seen him swing a bat, so Iím buying hype right here.
14††††††† Gyrko: I saw him swing a bat, and the power is legit.
15††††††† Gray: Hell, with a win in game 5, he could have shot to the top pitching spot.
16††††††† Wacha: 7 1/3 no-hit innings in the playoffs, have a way of sticking with you on draft day.
17††††††† Salazar: 97 -98 mph and chosen the starter in the play in game.
18††††††† Iglesias: Has the glove and the job, but kicked in a .300 avg. for good measure.
19††††††† Rendon: I kind of think heíll have to settle into a position before heíll realizes his potential.
20††††††† Marisnick: See díArnaud
21††††††† Gausman: Too many Oís fans for him to slip to second round.
22††††††† Cingrani: I saw him a lot and kept expecting hitters to adjust, but it never really happened.
23††††††† Locke: A B with good innings wonít make it out of round 1.
24††††††† Arenado: Probably got the Coors bump, but it will always be there.
*Iíd have Bogaerts in there if he gets a card.
††††††††††† Thatís all for now, so for Wil, this is Cross signing out.
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