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  1. Will Josh Rutledge continue to hit at the big leagues?

    Comment by Foster — July 26, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

  2. Fail.

    Comment by bada bing — July 26, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

  3. A valid question despite the poor timing though.

    Comment by Pinstripe Wizard — July 26, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  4. I’m confused, Mike.

    You *like* that Houston is acquiring guys whose freakin’ upsides are “bench” and “bullpen” and “up-and-down-guys”…because, well, ya know, teams need them, too?

    That’s bass-akwards, sir. The Pence-Singleton deal is the kind of deal you make, when you tradeoff talent. The bench, bullpen, and “up-and-down-guys” are the ones you develop or grab off the waiver wire — if you’re a GM worth his NaCl.

    You trade an MLB talent, you MUST get at least a potential #4 starter or 2-WAR regular. Anything less is self-defeating. “Up-and-down-guys” my Aunt Fannie.

    So tell me: Why are you & Breen sucking up so hard to Astro management, anyway?

    Comment by Bob — July 27, 2012 @ 3:59 am

  5. You do realise that not everyone that gets traded is good enough to bring in the same sort of package as Hunter Pence?

    Comment by Simon — July 27, 2012 @ 6:17 am

  6. Mike, a prospects+fantasy question: How much (if any) does Hamilton’s super-elite speed bump up his value in keeper leagues relative to where he’s been placed on most ‘top prospect’ lists? Does his potential to completely dominate a category elevate him into a class with the likes of Myers, et al?

    Comment by B — July 27, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

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