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The “Young” and the Restless
Posted By Trevor Stewart On Jun 30 2010 @ 7:37 pm In Fantasy Baseball | No Comments
Every soap opera is the same; good-looking people who always find drama. The married brother admits to his best friend, (who is actually his half-brother, but we won’t find that out until a few seasons down the road) that he is sleeping with his wife because she “gets him,” and “they connect.” He wishes it could be different, but he cannot hide his true feelings. He admits that his wife is not satisfying his needs and he wants to leave her but he doesn’t know how. You need to move on to someone who gets you, who can meet your fantasy needs, an outfielder who can hit for average, and will drive in runs and might even steal some bases, and maybe your heart (Ok maybe a little melodramatic, but go with me here).
Add: Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young (43% owned- Young may not have been high on some draft-boards, but he is making an impact in the Twins lineup. Young is hitting .293 with 8 homers and 51 RBIs along with 3 stolen bases to boot. Young is tied for 21st in the majors for RBIs with 51 with a few pretty good names, Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young, and San Diego Padres 1B Adrian Gonzalez. Delmon is looking sexier by the minute huh? I know it may be hard to drop another outfielder you drafted higher, but let me make it easier for you by suggesting one outfielder I would drop in a heartbeat for Young.
Drop: Toronto Blue Jays OF Adam Lind (70% 0wned)- The Blue Jays best players last year ( Aaron Hill and Lind) are starting to look like a one-hit wonder, like Vanilla Ice. Seriously, can anyone name me another Vanilla Ice song other than “Ice Ice Baby” without using Google? I doubt it. So back to the soap opera that is your fantasy baseball life. Lind had all the sexy numbers and power that you could ever want. But Lind’s beauty is fleeting; he is only batting .204 and while he has gone yard 9 times, he has 36 RBIs total. Young has only one less home run, bats a much better average and has 15 more RBIs. Break the news to Lind; you’re leaving him and it’s all his fault. If he only had catered to your needs better maybe he would not have had to find out this way. If you see something in Lind that’s worth holding onto, that’s alright, but if Young is available I would suggest upgrading. Maybe someday Lind will find himself and another manager in your league will find his power potential irresistible, but don’t worry you’re getting the better end of the deal.
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