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Breakfast Table: Existential Thoughts

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez writes about baseball and football, in addition to hosting the award winning RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio. He is a native Texan and roots for the Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Rice Owls.

Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

From: Derek VanRiper
Date: Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Subject: Existential Thoughts
To: Andrew Martinez


I used to believe that by midseason, my read on the player pool and each of the league's 32 teams was significantly stronger than it was at the end of August. Every year has proven to be increasingly humbling, with fewer certain truths and a growing number of questions about the development of players and the mindset of coaches.

Perceived Truths of Nine Weeks Ago

1. Marques Colston is a top-10 receiver, with a floor in the 15-20 range only because of uncertain health.


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