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I'm a 16 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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  1. George Hubschman
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    Hey, Connor, enjoy your stuff. I’ve been heading a web site for years caleed rotoimbeciles.com. It’s main focus is fantasy baseball but there’s a lot of other topics. People have called it a unique site. What I have to say about Pelfrey isn’t for the faint of heart. I did read something mentioning Pelfrey’s contract isn’t guaranteed, so the Mets could cut him and recover three-quarters of his $5.6875 million salary. It would be the right move for the cash starved Mets but I don’t see them doing that. If you go back a few months you’ll see that I called the signing of Pelfrey a terrible decision. John Lannan, at $5-mil, is starting to look underpaid in comparison! Instead, they’ll send him out there every fifth day to absorb punishment. I guess for just under $6-mil, I could go out there and get bombarded too. Maybe the Wilpons haven’t seen his spring numbers. Unfortunately, I have! In 9 2/3 IP, Pelfrey has given up 16 ER, 12 HA, a 4/6 K/BB, and a 14.90/2.28 ERA/WHIP. The Mets would be better off having top prospect Matt Harvey learn on the job. Pelfrey has had 2 decent seasons in even years (’08, ’10) and this happens to be an even year. But I still would cut bait. What’s telling is now that we’re getting down to the scrubinis in my mixed league draft, Pelfrey is still on the board. I was actually going to call his name out first in my $360-NL auction but I’m afraid that I would get stuck with him! Pelfrey was the ninth overall pick of the 2005 draft, right before Cameron Maybin (10), Andrew McCutchen (11), and Jay Bruce (12). Over his career Pelfrey has a sickening 493/314 K/BB in 876 2/3 IP, with 965 HA, a 4.40/1.46 ERA/WHIP, and a 50-54 career record. My advice to fantasy owners is to stay far away from Pelfrey in 2012. Check out the site, Connor, and feel free to blog in the roto forum section. Speak to you soon. The site e-mail is rotoimb234@rotoimbeciles.com

    George Hubschman
    rotoimbeciles.com

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