Found February 13, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
If you saw Ryan Vogelsong winning 13 games in his first MLB season since 2006, then you should have my job…except I don’t really get paid, so I don’t think I can really call it a job. You can have my hobby. Regardless, I’m guessing you’re as surprised as I am that Vogelsong had as productive a season as he did. He was so much better than he’d ever been that we can’t even call it a throwback season, and like I say here somewhat frequently, I’m pretty sure the only person who thought Vogelsong was capable of being among the league leaders in ERA was his mom. But I’m also guessing the Vogel-momma doesn’t play fantasy baseball, which means her son’s success doesn’t really impact her in any tangible way (unless Vogelsong plans on putting her in a retirement home in her waning years — then she actually does have a vested interest). But if you’re like me and you’ve got money riding on your fantasy season, then you really want to know if Vogelsong is someone you can count on in 2012. T

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