|Hoppy’s Senior Circuit Review – Getting Closer…||Tweet|
|The Senior Circuit|
|Written by Jeff Hopkins|
|Sunday, 20 January 2013 15:55|
Well were are only a couple weeks away from seeing players starting to show up at camp which is exciting… especially after being drown in NHL lockout crap for 113 days or so. After what was somewhat of a boring off-season, even with the Hamilton and Greinke deals, the Napoli drama or the nomination of the Nationals to official best team in the NL (the Haren and Soriano deals are so good!), I will be very pleased to get to once again start evaluating news and rumours, crunching numbers, and all that other good fantasy sports nut stuff. Let’s get it!
Some News This Past Week from the NL:
Rants and Ramblings:
Top free agents still not signed – Michael Bourn, Rafael Soriano, Kyle Lohse… the cost of picks and money in return is killing the number of contract offers on Lohse and Bourn, but teams will have these guys signed before pitchers and catchers report in a couple weeks.
Kung Fu Panda ended up in the hospital this week with stomach inflammation. The 26 year old Giants third baseman remained hospitalized Thursday in Venezuela with abdominal inflammation, but was expected to be released in 24 to 48 hours. Wonder if this is part of his next fabulous off season diet for him to get into shape… either way, after his massive post-season in 2012 and just two years left on his current deal, I think the Panda will continue to become the Dragon Warrior in 2013 (…sorry, too many cartoons with my little guy).
Jacoby Ellsury at $9M for 2013 will be the last mega bargain the Red Sox will see for a long time as he hits free agency before 2014. A healthy season is coming, barring a freak injury, so he will put on a show. His skills have NL written all over them!!
The biggest move this past week was the Nationals sending Michael Morse to Seattle in a three-way deal with the Mariners and A’s. I am a huge Morse fan and always felt the Nationals would be better off long term keeping him over an aging LaRoche, but the Nationals thought otherwise. The Nationals won’t feel a big loss right now with LaRoche at first, but I am sure they will miss the utility and power Morse brought. Morse will move to a hard spot to hit with a young lineup that is in development, but Gregg Lavoie already covered all that here:
Don’t forget – we are getting closer to seeing the Dobber Baseball fantasy guide for 2013!
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|Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 13:14|