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  1. I think the “Off the Radar” category is a real cop-out. I know lots of fantasy writers do it, but it’s stupid. You’re basically punting the most difficult questions.

    It’s really easy to put Miggy at the top, LaRoche in the middle, and Gaby Sanchez near the bottom. But how do we value injured guys on the mend, like Votto, or minor leaguers who could get called back up? That’s what useful analysis would provide.

    Those guys don’t just go “off the radar” in fantasy leagues. Their available in trades and the free agent pool; they’re on rosters to be dropped or kept. I think it’s pathetic not to try and rank them, and I wish you and other writers would step up to the plate.

    Comment by Clint Robinson — August 9, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

  2. *they’re

    Comment by They're — August 9, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

  3. Thanks for the correction. Maybe if I improve my grammar, I’ll get a chance to show I can hit more than Hosmer.

    Comment by Clint Robinson — August 9, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

  4. Drain off the vitrol, but I agree with the substance of this. It would be much more useful to see “off the radar” players who are relevant ranked appropriately given their status. In other words, I don’t need to see Mat Gamel ranked, but I am curious where Papi, Votto, Panda, Berkman, etc would fall given their state of injury.

    Comment by mark a — August 9, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

  5. yeah, i was coming down here to say this too. votto, ortiz, and sandoval are all beasts who might come back this week; that’s hardly “off the radar” in any sense. it’s bizarre.

    in the AL OF article a couple days ago they left bautista in tier one even though his injury status is a lot more up in the air than any of the three dudes i just named. you just never know, i guess.

    also lahair’s been officially benched by the cubs, so there’s that

    Comment by wily mo — August 9, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

  6. Did not mean to come off as virtolic as I did. I am a little stressed out after sitting down at AAA forever while Hosmer keeps on struggling. Apologies for the negative tone.

    I do really think that it’s unfortunate that so many writers punt on the hard rankings, though.

    Comment by Clint Robinson — August 9, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

  7. God I hate when you losers have to correct grammer. GET A LIFE

    Comment by Jason — August 9, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

  8. You forgot a comma after God.

    Comment by John — August 9, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

  9. What happened to Votto?

    Comment by Worm Turner — August 9, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  10. How has Morse dropped?

    Comment by majnun — August 9, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

  11. 18 game hit streak, 2 home runs today….clearly it was time for Morse to drop.

    Comment by John — August 10, 2012 @ 12:53 am

  12. Have you watched a Royals game in the last 27 years? Hosmer’s season was already lost when he signed for KC. Also his periphials are largely intact. He’ll bounce back fine in 2013.

    Comment by Brian — August 10, 2012 @ 5:56 am

  13. I think the organization should give others a chance to prove they can do better.

    Comment by Clint Robinson — August 10, 2012 @ 10:20 am

  14. It’s ‘grammar; slick..

    Comment by Stan Gable — August 10, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

  15. Forgot a period (or exclamation point) at the end of your second sentence.

    Comment by Kelsey — August 10, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

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