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AL-only expert auction results 2/5
Posted by pianow at 2/6/2008 12:34:00 PM
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Tip of the cap to Erik Siegrist for live blogging the Sportsline NL-only auction Wednesday (go check that out and comment). I wish I had thought of that Tuesday, when we did the AL-only auction.

Here's a quick look at the AL prices from Tuesday. It's 5x5, 12 owners, standard $260 budget.

Players traded out of the AL don't count anymore (I'm not a fan of that rule, but it's not my baby to decide).

You were allowed to bid on a free agent if you want, but he must sign in the AL to count.

Go into the comments to see the prices.


Here are the pitchers:

P Jonathan Papelbon BOS 28
P Justin Verlander DET 28
P John Lackey ANA 27
P Erik Bedard BAL 27
P Josh Beckett BOS 26
P Scott Kazmir TAM 26
P C.C. Sabathia CLE 26
P Felix Hernandez SEA 25
P Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS 25
P J.J. Putz SEA 25
P Roy Halladay TOR 24
P Francisco Rodriguez ANA 24
P Mariano Rivera NYY 22
P Joe Nathan MIN 22
P Bobby Jenks CHW 21
P Fausto Carmona CLE 20
P Kelvim Escobar ANA 20
P Jered Weaver ANA 20
P Huston Street OAK 18
P Dustin McGowan TOR 18
P James Shields TAM 17
P Javier Vazquez CHW 17
P Jeremy Bonderman DET 16
P Joakim Soria KCR 16
P Chien-Ming Wang NYY 15
P A.J. Burnett TOR 15
P Francisco Liriano MIN 15
P Todd Jones DET 14
P Joe Blanton OAK 13
P Phil Hughes NYY 12
P Joe Borowski CLE 12
P Dontrelle Willis DET 12
P Clay Buchholz BOS 11
P Joba Chamberlain NYY 11
P Jeremy Accardo TOR 11
P Mark Buehrle CHW 10
P Troy Percival TAM 10
P Curt Schilling BOS 9
P Gil Meche KCR 9
P Matt Garza TAM 9
P Rich Harden OAK 9
P Zack Greinke KCR 9
P Andy Pettitte NYY 8
P C.J. Wilson TEX 8
P Jon Lester BOS 8
P Kevin Slowey MIN 8
P Ervin Santana ANA 7
P Shaun Marcum TOR 7
P Jake Westbrook CLE 7
P George Sherrill SEA 7
P Brian Bannister KCR 6
P Andrew Sonnanstine TAM 6
P Jeremy Guthrie BAL 6
P Pat Neshek MIN 6
P Miguel Batista SEA 6
P Rafael Betancourt CLE 6
P Scott Baker MIN 5
P Daniel Cabrera BAL 5
P Ian Kennedy NYY 5
P Jon Garland ANA 5
P John Danks CHW 4
P Boof Bonser MIN 4
P Joaquin Benoit TEX 4
P Jamie Walker BAL 4
P Al Reyes TAM 4
P Tim Wakefield BOS 4
P Kevin Millwood TEX 4
P Hideki Okajima BOS 3
P Jose Contreras CHW 3
P Mike Mussina NYY 3
P Chad Gaudin OAK 3
P B.J. Ryan TOR 3
P Aaron Laffey CLE 3
P Joey Devine OAK 3
P Carlos Silva SEA 2
P Brandon Morrow SEA 2
P Kyle Lohse FA 2
P Adam Loewen BAL 2
P Jarrod Washburn SEA 2
P Kenny Rogers DET 2
P Nate Robertson DET 2
P Kazuo Fukumori TEX 2
P Kason Gabbard TEX 2
P Scot Shields ANA 2
P David Price TAM 1
P Vicente Padilla TEX 1
P J.P. Howell TAM 1
P Joe Saunders ANA 1
P Casey Janssen TOR 1
P Troy Patton Bal 1
P Jason Jennings TEX 1
P Edwin Jackson TAM 1
P Fernando Rodney DET 1
P Paul Byrd CLE 1
P Rafael Perez CLE 1
P Jesse Litsch TOR 1
P Brandon McCarthy TEX 1
P Masahide Kobayashi CLE 1
P Cha Seung Baek SEA 1
P Eddie Guardado TEX 1
P Adam Miller CLE 1
P Cliff Lee CLE 1
P Joel Zumaya DET 1
P Gio Gonzalez CHW 1
P Bartolo Colon FA 1
P Gavin Floyd CHW 1
P Justin Duchscherer OAK 1
P Justin Speier ANA 1

Posted by spianow at 2/6/2008 12:39:00 PM
The hitters.

3B Alex Rodriguez NYY 54
3B Miguel Cabrera DET 46
OF Carl Crawford TAM 40
OF B.J. Upton TAM 37
OF Grady Sizemore CLE 37
OF Vladimir Guerrero ANA 36
DH David Ortiz BOS 35
OF Alex Rios TOR 35
1B Carlos Guillen DET 32
2B Robinson Cano NYY 32
SS Derek Jeter NYY 32
OF Nick Markakis BAL 31
OF Curtis Granderson DET 31
OF Bobby Abreu NYY 31
1B Justin Morneau MIN 30
C Victor Martinez CLE 30
OF Ichiro Suzuki SEA 30
3B Chone Figgins ANA 29
OF Torii Hunter ANA 29
2B Ian Kinsler TEX 28
DH Travis Hafner CLE 28
OF Manny Ramirez BOS 28
1B Carlos Pena TAM 27
1B Paul Konerko CHW 26
MI Brian Roberts BAL 26
OF Nick Swisher CHW 26
OF Vernon Wells TOR 26
3B Adrian Beltre SEA 25
OF Magglio Ordonez DET 25
C Joe Mauer MIN 23
OF Johnny Damon NYY 23
SS Michael Young TEX 23
C Jorge Posada NYY 22
OF Hideki Matsui NYY 22
OF Delmon Young MIN 22
SS Julio Lugo BOS 22
DH Jim Thome CHW 21
DH Gary Sheffield DET 21
OF Josh Hamilton TEX 21
1B Alex Gordon KCR 20
MI Orlando Cabrera CHW 20
OF Jermaine Dye CHW 20
SS Jhonny Peralta CLE 20
SS Edgar Renteria DET 20
2B Placido Polanco DET 19
2B Howie Kendrick ANA 19
3B Hank Blalock TEX 19
CI Mike Lowell BOS 19
OF Michael Cuddyer MIN 19
1B Ryan Garko CLE 18
CI Kevin Youkilis BOS 18
OF Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 18
2B Aaron Hill TOR 17
2B Mark Ellis OAK 17
OF Raul Ibanez SEA 17
1B Casey Kotchman ANA 16
CI Eric Chavez OAK 16
OF Rocco Baldelli TAM 16
3B Evan Longoria TAM 15
C Kenji Johjima SEA 15
DH Billy Butler KCR 15
DH Aubrey Huff BAL 15
SS Jason Bartlett TAM 15
2B Dustin Pedroia BOS 14
3B Scott Rolen TOR 14
CI Josh Fields CHW 14
DH Frank Thomas TOR 14
OF J.D. Drew BOS 14
OF Garret Anderson ANA 14
OF Coco Crisp BOS 14
SS Yuniesky Betancourt SEA 14
1B Lyle Overbay TOR 13
OF Adam Jones SEA 13
OF Jose Guillen KCR 13
OF Gary Matthews Jr. ANA 13
C Kurt Suzuki OAK 12
C Ramon Hernandez BAL 12
MI Jose Lopez SEA 12
OF Melky Cabrera NYY 12
SS Bobby Crosby OAK 12
2B Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 11
3B Akinori Iwamura TAM 11
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia TEX 11
CI Richie Sexson SEA 11
MI Brendan Harris MIN 11
OF Jack Cust OAK 11
OF David DeJesus KCR 11
1B Daric Barton OAK 10
3B Casey Blake CLE 10
C A.J. Pierzynski CHW 10
1B Dan Johnson OAK 9
C Jason Varitek BOS 9
C Ivan Rodriguez DET 9
OF Jason Kubel MIN 9
OF Mark Teahen KCR 9
OF Milton Bradley TEX 9
C Michael Napoli ANA 8
DH Ben Broussard TEX 8
MI David Eckstein TOR 8
OF Luke Scott BAL 8
3B Melvin Mora BAL 7
C Dioner Navarro TAM 7
CI Maicer Izturis ANA 7
OF Joey Gathright KCR 7
OF Brad Wilkerson SEA 7
OF Carlos Gomez MIN 7
OF Travis Buck OAK 7
2B Mark Grudzielanek KCR 6
MI Erick Aybar ANA 6
OF Carlos Quentin CHW 6
OF Jerry Owens CHW 6
OF Jacque Jones DET 5
1B Marcus Thames DET 4
C Gregg Zaun TOR 4
MI Adam Everett MIN 4
OF Cliff Floyd TAM 4
OF Craig Monroe MIN 4
OF Marlon Byrd TEX 4
3B Joe Crede CHW 3
C John Buck KCR 3
CI Matt Stairs TOR 3
MI Danny Richar CHW 3
OF Franklin Gutierrez CLE 3
OF Corey Patterson FA 3
OF Jonny Gomes TAM 3
1B Kevin Millar BAL 2
2B Alexi Casilla MIN 2
2B Esteban German KCR 2
3B Brandon Inge DET 2
C Jamie Burke SEA 2
C Kelly Shoppach CLE 2
C Gerald Laird TEX 2
CI Ross Gload KCR 2
DH Mike Lamb MIN 2
MI Josh Barfield CLE 2
MI Nick Punto MIN 2
OF David Dellucci CLE 2
OF Reggie Willits ANA 2
SS Juan Uribe CHW 2
SS Tony F. Pena KCR 2
2B Alexei Ramirez CHW 1
C Curtis Thigpen TOR 1
C Miguel Olivo KCR 1
C Robert Bowen OAK 1
C Mike Redmond MIN 1
C Jeff Mathis ANA 1
C Jeff Clement SEA 1
C Rod Barajas TOR 1
CI Travis Metcalf TEX 1
CI Ryan Shealy KCR 1
CI Brandon Wood ANA 1
CI Wilson Betemit NYY 1
DH Jason Giambi NYY 1
DH Jose Vidro SEA 1
DH Barry Bonds FA 1
MI Marco Scutaro TOR 1
MI Reid Brignac TAM 1
OF Juan Rivera ANA 1
OF Emil Brown OAK 1
OF Frank Catalanotto TEX 1
OF Adam Lind TOR 1
OF Wladimir Balentien SEA 1
OF Reed Johnson TOR 1
OF Carlos Gonzalez OAK 1
OF Jay Payton BAL 1
OF Shelley Duncan NYY 1
SS Elvis Andrus TEX 1
SS Luis Hernandez BAL 1

Posted by spianow at 2/6/2008 12:42:00 PM
My first reaction is that the closers look pretty expensive for a 5x5 league, especially Papelbon. It's interesting to look at an AL league without Johan in it any longer.
Posted by Erickson at 2/6/2008 2:02:00 PM
The pitching prices do look weird without Santana, no doubt.

I went cheap on closers, only buying Wilson, Fukumori and Ryan. At least that trio only cost $13. I was in the bidding late on some of the stink closers, though at the end of the day, this was a semi-punt.
Posted by spianow at 2/6/2008 2:10:00 PM
No pitcher over $28... wow.

Manny and Carlos Pena going for about the same price jumps out at me there too.
Posted by ESiegrist at 2/6/2008 2:22:00 PM
I commented at the time that I thought Manny was a bargain.

I was in semi-late on Pena but he didn't come at the "I don't believe it" discount I expected.
Posted by spianow at 2/6/2008 2:26:00 PM
I know you can't really do this, but Manny ($28) + Roberts ($26) = Arod ($54)? Not sure there.

Not much of a discount on Pena at all. Same with Upton. Carlos Gomez could steal 40 this year given regular time, so $7 could be a nice buy. I like Gordon at $20 - I think he'll have a better year than Beltre who went for $25.

Jered Weaver still seems overvalued. Rather have Schilling this year who went for $11 less.
Posted by vtadave at 2/6/2008 3:28:00 PM
Alex Rio at $35 is too high. At that price, he is priced to perfection and better deliver.
Posted by Tropp381 at 2/7/2008 2:31:00 PM
Ok, oops on the Schilling take.
Posted by vtadave at 2/8/2008 9:46:00 AM
Roberts is a huge risk here too, given that his most likely destination this year is the Cubs, as soon as they decide to part with Pie.
Posted by bscwik at 2/9/2008 7:14:00 AM
Which, incidentally, is a reason I hate AL- and NL-only leagues.
Posted by bscwik at 2/9/2008 7:14:00 AM
There aren't any SS's Jeter, Peralta, Betancourt???
Posted by Pfaffer at 2/9/2008 11:09:00 AM
Shortstop prices fixed.
Posted by spianow at 2/9/2008 3:28:00 PM

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