Thursday, February 20, 2014

Top 10 signs that you've bought a crappy baseball annual

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10) Long column extolling the exotic wrinkle that is an "auction"

9) Obligatory waste of time star interview is with a guy that hasn't been a first round pick in five years

8) Advanced metrics column breathlessly relates the concept of BABIP

7) The Phillies' team chapter isn't just unrelieved bile at disaster GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

6) Projecting big bounce-back years from Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Andy Pettite

5) Recommends you draft closers early, since there's never any turnover in that role

4) When you add up the team won-loss predictions, you learn that the league is going to be well over .500

3) Oakland projections expect platoon players to get full-time work, because, um, well, because

2) Fearlessly predicts lesser years from Chris Davis, Matt Carpenter, Alfonso Soriano, Bartolo Colon, Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels

1) Experts draft has members that photograph well and/or look like they have something akin to a life

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