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Marry, Bury, Date: Week 9

Welcome
back to another week of Marry, Bury, Date — the childhood game I’ve hijacked
to provide the framework for my initial foray into providing expert fantasy
baseball advice.

 

The
premise of the game is simple.  Three names
are thrown out and the participants must pick which one they would Marry (ie
commit to long-term), Bury (get rid of forever), or Date (could be fun in the
short-term).  When considering trade offers or waiver wire
pick-ups, fantasy players are faced with these same three decisions all the
time, so in an effort to help aid these choices, I’ll name one player who I
like for the rest of the season, one player who I think could help in the
short-term, and one guy I wouldn’t touch in this space each week.

 

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After
I’m done, if you want to whisper to the player that I “like ’em, like
’em” that’s up to you.  If you do, I
look forward to the awkwardness that ensues all the way through the Junior High
Prom.  Maybe I’ll get my courage up and ask them to
dance during Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.”

 

This
week’s picks are below.

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Draft Recap

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Just like everyone else, draft day is the highlight of my year.  It marks a crescendo for the swell of excitement that accompanies a new baseball season and it occurs before reality comes crashing down round you.  Your season has not yet been derailed by injuries, poor performance and poorer judgment.  On this glorious day anything is possible, and all that matters is potential; in your players, in your team, in yourself (man, that’s some deep stuff, I should be writing Hallmark cards, though I’m not sure “Draft Day:  Enjoy it because every other day sucks” will be a big hit.) 

With a hop in my step and a song in my heart (unfortunately, it was “Loser” by Beck), I entered the draft room for the 2009 Fantasy Baseball Search Expert League.  The league is an H2H 5×5 (OBP instead of AVG), 21 starters (only 1 C and 4 OF’s in addition to the usuals) and six bench spots.  The event took place on March 3rd, right before the A-Rod news rocked the fantasy world.  The following is a recap of what happened.


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