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  • Twelve hours from when Lew last picked, which was 9:53 last night.

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    • Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
      Twelve hours from when Lew last picked, which was 9:53 last night.
      Duh...thanks Dan. I remember we talked about 2 hours and 4 hours after the bad pick and couldn't figure it out based on those criteria. Sorry to hold things up.

      I'd like to make this pick further down in the draft but I'm not sure this guy would make it back to me and I need a CF for one year while I wait for Slagle to blossom. With the 99th pick in the 1901 draft, the Detroit Tigers select:

      George_Van_Haltren_1904.jpg

      OF George Van Haltren and sign him to a 2 year contract.
      Dan
      CKL - Maloy Boys
      P2PKL - Detroit Tigers

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      • Originally posted by scubadan View Post
        Duh...thanks Dan. I remember we talked about 2 hours and 4 hours after the bad pick and couldn't figure it out based on those criteria. Sorry to hold things up.

        I'd like to make this pick further down in the draft but I'm not sure this guy would make it back to me and I need a CF for one year while I wait for Slagle to blossom. With the 99th pick in the 1901 draft, the Detroit Tigers select:

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        OF George Van Haltren and sign him to a 2 year contract.
        Rats! Another sleeper gone. I sure hope others are feeling similar pain.

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        • Funny you took Van Haltren there Dan, because I'm about to take a guy at a similar point in his career for much the same reason: Tom Daly on a three-year deal.

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          • Delete note. My comments not valid.
            Last edited by dust bunnies; 03-20-2012, 09:33 AM.
            Illegitimi Non Carborundum

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            • Inmates take P Mike O'Neill and sign him for 4 years. Am looking through offers for Nap. Will contact you all soon.
              Keep those offers coming. Make me an offer I can't refuse.
              There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.

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              • Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                Rats! Another sleeper gone. I sure hope others are feeling similar pain.
                Considering how often that happens to you, you can't actually expect to get almost any of these guys though.

                Also, I haven't felt that way pretty much at all. Since I know almost nothing about anyone after like the first two rounds, I don't view anyone as potential sleepers.
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                • Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                  Considering how often that happens to you, you can't actually expect to get almost any of these guys though.

                  Also, I haven't felt that way pretty much at all. Since I know almost nothing about anyone after like the first two rounds, I don't view anyone as potential sleepers.
                  Wel, I knew Van Haltren was a very good player, and 1901 was his last good season. I was hoping to pick him up for 1 year.

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                  • Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                    Considering how often that happens to you, you can't actually expect to get almost any of these guys though.

                    Also, I haven't felt that way pretty much at all. Since I know almost nothing about anyone after like the first two rounds, I don't view anyone as potential sleepers.
                    deleted- duplicate message.

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                    • the draft timer is 12 hours for the first 20 rounds . . . then 8 hours for the last 10.
                      Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                      • wade on the clock for another 2 hours
                        Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                        • Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
                          Funny you took Van Haltren there Dan, because I'm about to take a guy at a similar point in his career for much the same reason: Tom Daly on a three-year deal.
                          Came within an eyelash of selecting Daly with my last pair of picks, but decided I had to go with someone who provided a bit more over the first four or five years. A bit surprised to see him get a three year deal, though.
                          You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                          • With the 101st pick the Anaheim Angels select...Jack Sutthoff He gets a 3 year deal.
                            My dream ballpark dimensions
                            LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
                            RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
                            Location....San Diego

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                            • Originally posted by catcher24 View Post
                              Came within an eyelash of selecting Daly with my last pair of picks, but decided I had to go with someone who provided a bit more over the first four or five years. A bit surprised to see him get a three year deal, though.
                              His 1903 isn't bad either, especially not for 2M, and I need someone to play second in 1902 when Murphy only has 300 PA.

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                              • ----I suspect the 1901 Angels will set a record for fewest runs scored that will be tough to beat.

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