Comments on: MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/ Fantasy Sports Analysis With an Edge Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:23:13 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: RotoRob » Archive » Hall of Shame http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-10741 RotoRob » Archive » Hall of Shame Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:41:10 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-10741 [...] But what a fall from grace Hall has suffered in 2007. He started well enough, homering on Opening Day, but, unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly a portent of things to come, and it’s been downhill since. [...] [...] But what a fall from grace Hall has suffered in 2007. He started well enough, homering on Opening Day, but, unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly a portent of things to come, and it’s been downhill since. [...]

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By: RotoRob » Archive » Fantasy Notes: Reyes Stakes his Claim http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-4594 RotoRob » Archive » Fantasy Notes: Reyes Stakes his Claim Thu, 03 May 2007 19:57:40 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-4594 [...] Among the players who look like they will give Reyes a run for his money in the NL MVP race this year are three power sources, one of whom is no surprise, one of whom is enjoying a renaissance, and one of whom is breaking out. The three I speak of are Miguel Cabrera, Barry Bonds and Jimmy Rollins. That Cabrera is on a tear is no shock, and even an oblique strain hasn’t been able to slow him down. He’s driven in 20 runs in 25 games and is batting .359/.434/.641. The dude is on pace for 45 homers, which would shatter his personal best. Bonds, of couse, is no stranger to going yard, but honestly, who could have predicted this kind of start? This ageless wonder is shutting up his detractors with an OBP of .511 and a slugging percentage of .791. At his current pace, which has him headed towards 60 homers and 140 RBI, Bonds will be forcing baseball to make a decision very soon about what if anything it wants to do when he passes Hank Aaron’s home run mark. Bonds is just a dozen from tying it and it doesn’t appear as if he’s going to crawl across the finish line here. As for Rollins, if last year was a surge forward (25 homers, besting his previous best of 14, accomplished twice), then what the hell do you call this season? He’s already gone yard nine times, and is on pace to mash 54 dingers and drive in 114 runs while stealing 36 bases. Are you kidding me? I guess we should have been tipped off when he went yard during our Opening Day coverage. Rollins’ OPS is currently 979. Obviously, of the players mentioned here, he seems the least likely to maintain this pace, yet it’s looking very realistic that Rollins will hit 35 homers, a total that, when combined with his steals and strong BA, makes him an absolute fantasy monster. Kudos to you that grabbed him with a third-round pick or later. [...] [...] Among the players who look like they will give Reyes a run for his money in the NL MVP race this year are three power sources, one of whom is no surprise, one of whom is enjoying a renaissance, and one of whom is breaking out. The three I speak of are Miguel Cabrera, Barry Bonds and Jimmy Rollins. That Cabrera is on a tear is no shock, and even an oblique strain hasn’t been able to slow him down. He’s driven in 20 runs in 25 games and is batting .359/.434/.641. The dude is on pace for 45 homers, which would shatter his personal best. Bonds, of couse, is no stranger to going yard, but honestly, who could have predicted this kind of start? This ageless wonder is shutting up his detractors with an OBP of .511 and a slugging percentage of .791. At his current pace, which has him headed towards 60 homers and 140 RBI, Bonds will be forcing baseball to make a decision very soon about what if anything it wants to do when he passes Hank Aaron’s home run mark. Bonds is just a dozen from tying it and it doesn’t appear as if he’s going to crawl across the finish line here. As for Rollins, if last year was a surge forward (25 homers, besting his previous best of 14, accomplished twice), then what the hell do you call this season? He’s already gone yard nine times, and is on pace to mash 54 dingers and drive in 114 runs while stealing 36 bases. Are you kidding me? I guess we should have been tipped off when he went yard during our Opening Day coverage. Rollins’ OPS is currently 979. Obviously, of the players mentioned here, he seems the least likely to maintain this pace, yet it’s looking very realistic that Rollins will hit 35 homers, a total that, when combined with his steals and strong BA, makes him an absolute fantasy monster. Kudos to you that grabbed him with a third-round pick or later. [...]

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By: live update » MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-2739 live update » MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog Wed, 04 Apr 2007 16:42:07 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-2739 [...] The Professor wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI don’t know baseball quite like Rotorob does, and I just figured out Hanley Ramirez plays for the Marlins. (Who knew!?) So why am I doing the baseball live blog? Because it’s opening day and if you can’t […] [...] [...] The Professor wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI don’t know baseball quite like Rotorob does, and I just figured out Hanley Ramirez plays for the Marlins. (Who knew!?) So why am I doing the baseball live blog? Because it’s opening day and if you can’t […] [...]

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By: games » MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-2640 games » MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog Tue, 03 Apr 2007 03:06:57 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-2640 [...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHi baseball fans. My name is Andy and I do the fantasy football writing around these parts. I don’t know baseball quite like Rotorob does, and I just figured out Hanley Ramirez plays for the Marlins. (Who knew! … [...] [...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHi baseball fans. My name is Andy and I do the fantasy football writing around these parts. I don’t know baseball quite like Rotorob does, and I just figured out Hanley Ramirez plays for the Marlins. (Who knew! … [...]

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By: RotoRob » Archive » MLB Opening Day: Mid-Day Games Blog http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-2618 RotoRob » Archive » MLB Opening Day: Mid-Day Games Blog Mon, 02 Apr 2007 20:35:15 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-2618 [...] Early game blog is here. [...] [...] Early game blog is here. [...]

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By: Andy Goldstein http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-2615 Andy Goldstein Mon, 02 Apr 2007 18:41:33 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-2615 LOL OMGZ. Like, seriously. LOL OMGZ.

Like, seriously.

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By: John http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-2612 John Mon, 02 Apr 2007 17:09:45 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-2612 You think Rogers was on Steroids? LOL, what a tool. You think Rogers was on Steroids? LOL, what a tool.

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By: Get out and Go! » MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog http://www.rotorob.com/2007/04/02/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-2608 Get out and Go! » MLB Opening Day: Early Games Live Blog Mon, 02 Apr 2007 16:56:41 +0000 http://www.rotorob.com/baseball/mlb-opening-day-early-games-live-blog/#comment-2608 [...] Original post by Andy Goldstein [...] [...] Original post by Andy Goldstein [...]

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