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Friday, March 27, 2009
Wieters Sent DownI felt a great disturbance in the fantasy baseball Force, as if millions of Matt Wieters owners cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced:
The Orioles told top prospect Matt Wieters on Thursday that he will be reassigned to the Triple-A Norfolk roster effective Monday.
I can only assume this is to mess with his arbitration clock. And I can't say I wouldn't do the same thing if were the Orioles' GM.
As for the Wieters-owners in fantasy leagues: fear not. Based on the comically over-the-top projections for the guy, I can only assume that, though He is down now, He will rise again around Easter.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 7:40am
Jason @ IIATMS said...
I hope He brings Tommy Hanson with Him. I am sure the David Price fans hope He has a large vehicle
Posted 03/27 at 08:14 AM
Really getting some mileage out of that Catholic post, aren’t you?
Posted 03/27 at 08:17 AM
Bob S said...
I hope you are wearing your hat again…a hard rain is gonna fall.
Posted 03/27 at 08:31 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
I know. But sometimes, I just can’t help myself.
Posted 03/27 at 08:41 AM
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
But when he sees his shadow, does that mean six more weeks of basketball?
Posted 03/27 at 08:54 AM
Jacob Rothberg said...
@Wooden U. Lykteneau
Posted 03/27 at 09:35 AM
Yeah, it’s an arb clock thing. I think if they wait like three weeks he gets an extra year.
The thing you fantasy types need to watch out for is whether MacPhail will try to avoid super-two. If he waits until sometime until mid-June or so he can probably do that. But then again, it hardly seems like there’s a point. Wieters is gonna get paid by the Orioles at under market value (but still be a wealthy man) and then he’s gonna get paid by the Yankees when he hits free agency.
Posted 03/27 at 10:31 AM
Chris Odell said...
Soooo glad our league’s draft isn’t until Tuesday.
Posted 03/27 at 11:20 AM
But then again, it hardly seems like there’s a point. Wieters is gonna get paid by the Orioles at under market value (but still be a wealthy man) and then he’s gonna get paid by the Yankees when he hits free agency.
You probably would’ve said the same about Longoria this time last year…
And anyway, I get that people expect Wieters to be great (believe me, I’d love to see it—I went to Tech with him), but it’s not a given.
Posted 03/27 at 11:29 AM
Players that hadn’t made their major league debut were inexplicably left out of my Yahoo! friends league. Luckily, I have the #1 waiver priority; so Wieters is all mine.
Posted 03/27 at 12:18 PM
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