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Is There a Draft in Here?

Today is the annual baseball draft. The good folks over at The Baseball Analysts are live-blogging the event. 

Check, check it out.

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1 PJ   ~  Jun 9, 2009 3:45 pm

NYY - "Organizational Needs: Infielders, Outfielders, Left-handed pitchers"

Is that all?

: )

2 thelarmis   ~  Jun 9, 2009 3:54 pm

Matsui's sitting. Damon's DH'ing. Garnder's centerfieldering...

Jeter SS
Damon DH
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Posada C
Swisher LF
Cabrera RF
Gardner CF

3 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2009 4:12 pm

gonna call

Big Jim Slade at 29 and Renfroe at 76.

It's like Christmas, in June, but without all the fat guys ...

4 Shaun P.   ~  Jun 9, 2009 5:09 pm

[2] Speaking of CF - I caught some of the game on ESPN last night, and Berman through me for a loop. I wasn't paying close attention, and on a fly ball to CF to end an inning, his call was "Fly ball to straight away CF, Damon makes the catch" (or whatever). When I looked up at that, the two players in the shot were Damon and Melky. "Why would Melky play LF and Damon play CF?" I said to my wife. So I re-wound on the TiVo and, lo and behold, Melky (playing CF) caught the ball, Berman just missed the call.

Other than that, for the bit I watched, the Berman-Orel H combo was surprisingly ok.

This draft is curious to me, because all the experts say they have no idea what will happen. I believe them, but I find it a little suspicious, seeing as this is the first time MLBN is broadcasting the draft, and what better way to build up excitement . . . but I'm probably being too cynical.

5 thelarmis   ~  Jun 9, 2009 5:14 pm

[4] yeah man, i made a comment about that as the game was going on. berman just missed the call. it was Melky all the way.

Orel has been pretty good since he's been on. berman's been wearing on me for awhile now. i watched the whole game on espn and he was too much. that said, it was MUCH better than john/joe/silver one phillips.

[3] we've got a SLADE and a GRANT GREEN in this draft. would be cool if there were a young left fielder named LEMMY!!! ; )

6 thelarmis   ~  Jun 9, 2009 5:16 pm

by the time i get home from work tonight, the game should be long over. which means, i'll catch up with you guys around the 6th inning, or so! ; )

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