Found March 27, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
With the first games of the season going down Wednesday in Japan, we know you’re scrambling to get your fantasy baseball leagues set up, your teams drafted, and yourself in position to win all the kudos. Corey and I want that too. So for the latest edition of Call To The Bullpen, we put together the fastest and most thorough Fantasy Baseball Preview we could. Stand-Up Comedian Scott Dell joins us to give the casual fantasy player perspective and drop some punchlines. In “40 Minutes of Fantasy” we provide fantasy baseball advice for the 2012 season on topics such as: The top picks at each position Our under valued mid-round picks for each position Sleepers and guys to watch on the waiver-wire Brett Lawrie’s tongue Why we really really like Howie Kendrick A relevant “Saved By The Bell” reference How Albert Pujols is like “Survivor” to Mark Teixeira’s “Big Brother” And MUCH MUCH more! (Though that’s really most of it) Click play on the player below to listen: —– How to subscribe
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