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  1. good article.

    Comment by tdotsports1 — September 30, 2011 @ 11:47 am

  2. Lind has 2 years running now that aren’t great… he may always have potential for more, but I expect he’s a heartbreaker, and that this is who he will be most years.

    Comment by lexomatic — September 30, 2011 @ 11:56 am

  3. I actually don’t see the Royals moving Gordon out of leadoff, because they don’t like anybody else on the team there. Giavotella ain’t it, Escobar sure as heck ain’t it, and Melky will likely be gone. And they have already said they don’t see Cain as a leadoff hitter. Who’s left? Frenchy, Hosmer, Moustakas, Perez? Butler???? Gordon will be leading off. (You’re right about losing 3B as an eligible position for him hurting his value, though.)

    Comment by GLP — September 30, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

  4. I think is dumb, but both Yost and Moore have mentioned it in interviews at the end of the season.

    Comment by Jeff Zimmerman — September 30, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

  5. Why would moving down in the lineup negatively affect Gordon’s HR production? Fewer first pitch fastballs?

    Also, Gordon had 45 2Bs. I’d like to see a HR tracker (forgetting the correct name if that isn’t it) analysis on whether or not those may turn into HRs next year.

    Comment by The Usual SusBeck — September 30, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

  6. My fantasy team in a snake draft this year, I took Evan Longoria third overall (after Pujols and Ramirez). He missed the first month of the season. I took Utley in the second round. He missed the first month of the season. My number one outfielder was Ichiro.

    Yeah, didn’t go particularly well.

    Comment by JimNYC — September 30, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

  7. 70 to 80 less PA hitting from the 5th spot

    Comment by Jeff Zimmerman — September 30, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

  8. Erm… if you think that is a lost season, you must not have been playing fantasy all that long. Here’s an example of one of my squads from 2008 in a fairly deep league, in order of drafting:
    1. Holiday – Lost a month
    2. V-Mart – Lost over half the season (and sucked while playing)
    3. Carlos Lee – Lost a month
    4. Atkins
    5. Abreu
    6. Smoltz – Pitched 28 great innings, then season (~career) ending injury
    7. Konerko – Lost 1/3 of the season
    8. Renteria – Lost a month
    9. H. Matsui – Lost half the season
    10. Bret Myers – Sucked, but at least he was healthy!
    11. Rich Hill – 19 innings, then season (career?) ending injury
    My other top starter? Clay Buchholz: 6+ ERA, 76 innings.

    Which was not even the full extent of injuries just to my drafted players. I would have killed for a team that lost just a couple months to stars and had a mild underperformance by Ichiro. So… I donno. Especially in a standard depth league, none of that sounds like a kiss of death to me?

    Comment by B N — September 30, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

  9. Cool story, bro.

    Comment by jrogers — October 1, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

  10. Yeah? In 2004 you should have seen the guys I took—all studs the year before who regressed to the mean. But making things even worse, my computer malfunctioned and I lost an eye? I guess things could always be worse?

    Comment by André — October 2, 2011 @ 1:30 am

  11. The Marlins did not *release* Cody Ross. They placed him on waivers.

    Comment by Julian Levine — October 5, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

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