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Santana dominates, Cardinals win 2-1

Johan Santana was brilliant last night, allowing just 2 hits over 9 innings, leading the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Phillies. Pedro Martinez struckout 13 St. Louis batters in the contest. | Box

Burnett whiffs 9 in 7-2 win

A.J. Burnett struckout 9 Minnesota batters in a 7-2 win for the Yankees. | Box

Pavano blanks Pittsburgh with 7-0 shutout

Pittsburgh is hoping not to see Carl Pavano again for a long while. Pavano went the distance, leading Cincinnati to a 7-0 victory. Mark Kotsay recorded 4 hits. | Box

Wood baffles White Sox, Orioles win

Kerry Wood struckout 8 Chicago batters in a 2-1 win for the Orioles. | Box

Giants ride Hernandez to victory over Cubs

Livan Hernandez was brilliant last night, allowing just 3 hits over 9 innings, leading the Giants to a 5-1 win over the Cubs. | Box


WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

T. Helton, Braves .6153 HR8 RBI
W. Clark, Dodgers .4213 HR6 RBI
T. Glaus, Phillies .3083 HR6 RBI
A. Pujols, Athletics .4291 HR7 RBI
S. Stahoviak, Orioles .3502 HR5 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

P. Reese, Cubs 4 for 24 (.167)
H. Bush, Pirates 3 for 22 (.136)
S. Stewart, Cardinals 1 for 20 (.050)
K. Stocker, Dodgers 1 for 19 (.053)
C. Everett, Yankees 3 for 19 (.158)

Leaders: HR

T. Glaus, Phillies 43
V. Guerrero, Indians 39
F. Tatis, Reds 33
R. Mondesi, Indians 33
A. Rodriguez, Yankees 31

Leaders: SO

K. Wood, Orioles 204
P. Martinez, Phillies 189
R. Oswalt, Pirates 164
J. Santana, Cardinals 155
A. Burnett, Yankees 153

Reserves/position changes/trades

2005 Draft pick trades:
Braves received 2nd rd pick from Red Sox (Texiera)
Cards receive Red Sox 1st pick via Sheets trade with Cubs. (Cubs receive 1st rd pick from Red Sox (Cloude-Jacome)
Cubs receive 1st and 2nd from Braves (Smoltz-Smith)
Cubs receive 1st rd pick from Indians (Bagwell-Sanchez)
Cards receive Cubs 2nd rd pick
Cubs receive White Sox 1st rd pick (Koskie-Ensberg)
White Sox receive Cubs 3rd rd pick (Koskie-Ensberg)

Position changes for 2004
Hideo Nomo Cubs from RP to SP

Reserves for 2004
OF Grady Sizemore -Cubs
OF Alex Rios - Phillies
1b Justin Mourneau - Indians
SP Cliff Lee - Indians
SP Eric Bedard - Giants
1b Adam Laroche- Cubs, traded to Red Sox
OF Matt Holliday - White Sox
3b David Wright - Braves
SS Johnny Peralta - Cards

Position changes for 2003
Ryan Klesko, Cubs, OF/1B to 1B/OF

Reserved in 2003
1B Mark Teixeira, Braves (traded to Red Sox, traded to Cubs)
RP Brad Lidge, Braves - activated in 2004
DH Travis Hafner, Indians - activated 2004
SP Dan Haren, White Sox ( traded to Red Sox 2004)
SP Jake Peavy, White Sox
OF Miguel Cabrera, Giants
SP Rich Harden, Giants
SS Jose Reyes, Reds
2B Brian Roberts, Phillies
RP Carlos Silva, Indians - activated 2004
SP Dontrelle Willis, Yankees
OF Carl Crawford, Cubs, traded to Tigers

2004 draft:
Pirates send 1st rounder to White Sox (Mark Buerle)

Traded picks in 2002 (for 2003 draft)
Cubs trade #1 to Dodgers (Lieberthal/Coppinger)

Position changes for 2002
John Wetteland, Braves, SP to RP

Reserved in 2002
SP Carlos Zambrano, Yankees
OF Vernon Wells, Giants - activated in 2003
RP Carlos Silva, Yankees
OF Corey Patterson, Cardinals - activated in 2004
SP Brett Myers, Reds
2B Mark Ellis, Indians - activated in 2003
RP David Riske, Braves - activated in 2003
DH Aubrey Huff, White Sox -- activated in 2003

Traded picks in 2001 (for 2002 draft)
Dodgers trade #1 and #2 pick to Tigers (Valentin,Veras/File)
Cubs trade all 3 picks to Athletics (Piazza,Miranda/Petrick)
Red Sox trade #2 and #3 pick to Athletics (Jacome/Abner)
Red Sox trade #1 pick to Giants (Bere/Febles)

Position changes for 2001
Placido Polanco, Red Sox, 3B/SS to SS/3B
SP Jeff Pico, Phillies, contract cut and dropped by new owner
Steve Cooke, Reds, SP to RP

Reserved in 2001
RP Eric Gagne, Giants - activated in 2003
SP Mark Mulder, Reds - activated in 2002
2B Marcus Giles, Orioles - activated in 2003
SP AJ Burnett, Yankees - activated in 2002
2B Alfonso Soriano, Cardinals - activated in 2002
SP Johan Santana, Cardinals - activated 2004
OF Milton Bradley, White sox - activated in 2003
SP Ben Sheets, Cubs - activated 2004
SP Ted Lilly, Red Sox - activated in 2002
RP Luis Vizcaino, White Sox - activated in 2002
2B Michael Young, Twins - activated 2004
C Johnny Estrada, Twins - activated 2004
SP Odalis Perez, Braves - activated in 2002

Traded picks in 2000 (for 2001 draft)
Yankees trade #3 pick to Reds (Burnitz,Dotel/Hrbek)
Cubs trade #2 pick to Tigers (Poole/Encarnacion)

Reserved in 2000
SP Barry Zito, Reds - activated in 2002
SP Adam Eaton, Giants - activated in 2001
1B Pat Burrell, Giants - activated in 2002
OF Juan Pierre, Cardinals - activated in 2001
SS Melvin Mora, Red Sox - activated in 2003
OF Lance Berkman, Braves - activated in 2001
RP Byung-Hyun Kim, Orioles - activated in 2001
RP Mark Buehrle, White Sox - activated in 2001
SP Wade Miller, Twins - activated in 2001

Position changes for 2000
B.J. Surhoff, Cardinals, 3B/C to C/3B
Neifi Perez, Reds, SS/2B to 2B/SS
Hal Morris, Braves, 1B/OF to OF/1B
Floyd Youmans, Cardinals, SP to RP

Traded picks in 1999 (for '00 draft)
Reds and Yankees swap 2nd round picks (Johnson/Dotel,Karsay)
Yankees trade 2nd round pick from Reds to Indians (Bush/Farnsworth)
Cubs trade #2 pick to Orioles (Alvarez/Clark)
Cubs trade #1 pick to Giants (Goodwin/Anderson)
Cards trade #2 pick to Giants (Lankford,Avery/Grieve,Kapler,Pulsipher)
White Sox trade #1 pick to Giants (Mercker)

Position changes for 1999
Terry Shumpert, Braves, 2B/3B to 3B/2B

Reserved in 1999
OF Torii Hunter, Cubs - activated in 2001
SP Joe Mays, Dodgers - activated in 2001
3B Eric Chavez, Cardinals - activated in 2001
OF Carlos Lee, Cardinals - activated in 2000
SP Roy Halladay, Yankees - activated in 2001
SP Octavia Dotel, Yankees - activated in 2002
SP Tim Hudson, Reds - activated in 2000
SS Miquel Tejada, Orioles - activated in 2000
2B Placido Polanco, Red Sox - activated in 2001
3B Troy Glaus, Red Sox - activated in 2000
SP Javier Vazquez, White Sox - activated in 2001
2B Jose Vidro, White Sox - activated in 2000
SP Freddy Garcia, Orioles - activated in 2001
OF J.D. Drew, Phillies - activated in 2001
SS Christian Guzman, Cubs - activated in 2001
2B Luis Castillo, Tigers - activated in 2000
1B Doug Mientkiewicz, Twins - activated in 2001

Traded picks in 1998 (for '99 draft)
Athletics trade #2 pick to Yankees for RP Veres
Cubs trade #2 pick to Yankees (Wetteland,Santiago/Perez,Hundley)
Cardinals trade 1st round pick to Red Sox (Casey,Easley/Lowe)
Red Sox trade 2nd round pick to Cardinals (same trade)
Dodgers trade 1st and 2nd round picks to Red Sox (Guzman/Pettite)
Red Sox trade the above 1st and 2nd rounders from the Dodgers to the Indians (Alou)
Yankees trade 1st round pick to Red Sox (Guillen,Righetti/Vizcaino)
Indians trade 2nd round pick to Braves (Sweeney)

Positions changes for 1998
Greg Swindell, Tigers, SP to RP
Kevin Orie, Phillies, 3B/SS to SS/3B
Kevin Young, Cubs, 1B/3B to 3B/1B
Bobby Bonilla, Braves, OF/3B to 3B/OF
Butch Huskey, 1B, contract dropped by Indians (new owner option)

Reserved in 1998
1B Todd Helton, Braves - activated in 2000
3B Aramis Ramirez, Braves - activated in 2001
OF Richard Hidalgo, Indians - activated in 2001
OF Geoff Jenkins, White Sox - activated in 1999
RP John Johnstone, White Sox - activated in 1999
1B Sean Casey, Cards - activated in 1999
RP Gabe White, Yankees - activated in 2000
RP John Rocker, Phillies - activated in 1999
RP Bobby Chouinard, Orioles - activated in 1999
OF Maglio Ordonez, Tigers - activated in 1999
SP Bartolo Colon, Tigers - activated in 2001

Traded picks in 1997 (for '98 draft)
Cubs trade #2 pick to Braves (Boggs)
Red Sox trade #2 pick to Indians (Mussina/Pena)
White Sox trade #1 pick to Dodgers (Magrane/Stanton)
Dodgers trade #2 pick to White Sox (same trade)

Position changes/player moves for 1997
RP Julio Solano, contract dropped by new Tigers' owner
Craig Biggio, Yankees, C/2B to 2B/C

Reserved in 1997
OF Vladimir Guerrero, Indians - activated in 1998
OF Andruw Jones, Orioles - activated in 1998
C Mike Lieberthal, Dodgers - activated in 1999
OF Brian Giles, Twins - activated in 1999
3B Fernando Tatis, Cardinals - activated in 1999
OF Phil Nevin, Dodgers - activated in 2000
SP Matt Morris, Orioles - activated in 1998
SP Jeff D'Amico, Giants - activated in 2000
SP Derek Lowe, Red Sox - activated in 1999
RP Keith Foulke, Phillies - activated in 1999
1B Dmitri Young, Tigers - activated in 1998
SP Kevin Millwood, Red Sox - activated in 1999
RP Juan Acevedo, Red Sox - activated in 1998

Reserved in 1996
C Jason Kendall, Yankees - activated in 1999
SP Chan Ho Park, Twins - activated in 1997
OF Johnny Damon, Twins - activated in 1999
SS Derek Jeter, White Sox - activated in 1998
OF Jermaine Dye, Cardinals (traded to Reds) - activated in 1999
OF Darin Erstad, Red Sox (traded to Cubs) - activated in 1997
1B Butch Huskey, Indians - activated in 1997
SP Ugueth Urbina, Indians - activated in 1998
1B Carlos Delgado, White Sox - activated in 1998
1B Jason Giambi, Reds - activated in 1999
OF Roger Cedeno, Tigers - activated in 1998
SP Alan Benes, Tigers - activated in 1997

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1/27/2022 Slump Bustersincitymarauder
Actually Ratchan my team has far more players with a REAL BA significantly higher than your team does and as a result because of the high Whip pitchers in that league they have a much harder time qualifying for Slump Buster so it’s a real disadvantage.

Right now I have 1 player who is SB eligible - your team has 5

the average team has 3-4 eligible and we have played 90 games - that's very high for PC

The low average high Slugging and OPS guys are constantly in SB - yes it’s something I could change in my drafting but it is not the best situation to be in- I would be sacrificing average in order to gain a fake advantage that’s not a realistic one, do low average power guys get hot in real life? Of course but not all season like PC when they are constantly in SB with big boost parks - it makes trying to build a team based on speed, BA and defense a bad strategy- also very unrealistic-

now if you could limit the times a player can enter SB that would even things out a bit
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