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Beachy vs. Houston - 6800
This is my keystone and where I put most of my dosh. The scoring structure gives 5 points for a win and Houston's lineup looks about as formidable as a headless cricket.
C - Castro of Houston - 2500
I always fill the catcher spot last, and for as cheaply as possible.
1B Billy Butler - 3700
I like the 10th rated 1B'man on the board in a stacked lineup facing Tom Milone.
2B Jemile Weeks - 3600
Riding the hot hand in 4 roster spaces, and this is one of them. 9th rated second baseman, I like his price.
3B Chone Figgins - 2600
I love this value, and believe me--as a Mariners fan, I am gun-shy to the max about believing in Chone Figgins. (note: 'Grody to the max' should enjoy it's retro rebound in about 4 years - so I'm jumping the gun and gun-shy in the same sentence, which makes me confused.) Anyhoo, Figgins is finding the ball with the bat again this year. In a few weeks we'll know if he's for real or if the A's can...
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Figgy puts the squeeze on
On Friday night, the Seattle Mariners took it to the Oakland A’s, in more ways than one. They did pretty much everything right in this game. Pitching was excellent, base running was good, and the bats seemed to be alive for the first time in a regular season game in a very long time.
The video I picked was one of a play that you just don’t see that...
Photo Credit: Getty ImagesBe sure to check out all the great work over at wayoutnleftfield.blogspot.com. Here, Patrick Leary examines the resurgance of Chone Figgins, at least for a couple games.Is Chone Figgins back?First of all, back to what? Well, I guess...
As we round the corner and storm full-steam ahead through week two of the big league season, today I thought it might be apt to take a peek at a few players’ starts and wonder aloud what exactly they might mean for the season ahead. Of course we have the small sample size caveats — likely suggesting we take most trends with a grain of salt — but sometimes a hot or cold start...
After splitting the Japan games, the Seattle Mariners concluded their unusual four game series against the Athletics with a sweep of the two games played in Oakland. An uplifting start to the 2012 campaign.
Chone Figgins, always versatile in the field, has re-emerged in the leadoff spot, displaying the skills at the plate that enticed the Mariners when he tortured them as an Angel...
Chone Figgins finished a home run short of the cycle and every Seattle Mariners batter had a hit, backing a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night.
Figgins' two-run double off Bartolo Colon (1-1) highlighted a six-run fourth-inning - helped by a center fielder Yoenis Cespedes misplaying a ball - to give Seattle a 7-0 lead. Ichiro...
Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two of three in their season-opening series.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-0) survived through five innings to win his first start with the Royals, who dampened the revamped Angels' much-hyped home debut with two victories after getting shut out...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish is off to a rough start in his much-anticipated major league debut for the Texas Rangers.
Darvish walked Seattle leadoff hitter Chone Figgins on four pitches. Before Figgins hit into a first inning-ending groundout, the Mariners already had four runs and four hits.
Two-time defending American League champion Texas in January committed more than...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two of three in their season-opening series.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-0) survived through five innings to win his first start with the Royals, who dampened the revamped Angels' much-hyped home debut with two victories...