Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fantasy Sleeper Killer

MLB -- Buster Olney -- The New York Mets get Gary Matthews Jr., an outfielder who can't hit for average, can't hit for power and can't play defense - ESPN

As if the link headline didn't say it all, here is more from Mr. Olney's piece:

"I still see Matthews as an expensive extra outfielder," said the scout. "The Angels knew they were fooled by his Texas numbers before they went after Hunter. He should still be able to play center field while Beltran is out, but he hasn't shown any sock since he was outed for receiving shipments of HGH a couple years ago. His bat has been dragging through the zone the last couple years. Nevertheless, he should benefit from getting more consistent at bats in NY than he had been getting in Anaheim."

Despite these reports, I believe Angel Pagan just saw his fantasy sleeper value reduced, and an act of sleeper-icide was just committed against Fernando Martinez.

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