Farm Futures: Jason Collette Joins RotoWire.com
Farm Futures: Jason Collette Joins RotoWire.com

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Nobody cares about your fantasy team. Deadspin wrote an article about it a few years ago and there is even a small Facebook group out there for those who dislike people talking about their fantasy team. You know who else cares even less about your fantasy team? General Managers. They do not care about your sweet keeper for this season and nobody has been more callous to fantasy managers this offseason than Tampa Bay Rays' GM Andrew Friedman.

Heading into this offseason, the only thing that was certain in Tampa Bay is that everything was rather uncertain heading into 2011. Year after year, the Rays organization would grade highly in the prospect rankings but since the club became a contender it ceased its proving ground status that it was as the Devil Rays under Chuck Lamar. It was Lamar and owner Vince Naimoli's vision to play for the now, as cheaply as possible most years. Carl Crawford was taken in the 1999 draft out of high school and was in the majors by 2002 to stay. Rocco Baldelli was taken in the 2000 draft out of high school and was the opening day center fielder in 2003. B.J. Upton was the second overall pick of the 2002 draft and yet 25 months later, he was in the major leagues at the age of 19 getting 159 at bats in the final two months of the 2004 season. Those three players were to be the franchise's outfield for the rest of

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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