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Podcast: Opening Day Review

April 8, 2009 | By Tim McLeod | comment on this post
What would a podcast with Kevin Orris be without the conversation involving Mike Aviles?

Congratulations are in order for Kevin Orris from FantasyPros911 on his new show, “The Big O’s Fantasy Baseball Review” at Blogtalk radio. Join him every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. EST. I had a great time and enjoyed being a guest on the inaugural show Tuesday.

Among the items we covered was a look at the rather dubious opening day starts by C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee. Is this the beginning of a trend or is it time to toss out a mulligan? We also took the time to review a couple of other pitchers that were relatively contentious choices in this year’s drafts in both Carlos Zambrano and Joe Saunders. Isn’t it about time Saunders received a bit more respect?

How could a discussion with Kevin not involve at least one Kansas City Royal? So we took a look at a personal favourite of ours, Mike Aviles. Emilio Bonifacio of the Marlins enjoyed a great start to the 2009 season and those fortunate to have him rostered on Day One certainly reaped some serious rewards. Is he the real deal, and what can we anticipate down the road for Bonifacio?

For those out there that haven’t heard my spiel on early season strategy and the ensuing ”Tis a Marathon, not a Sprint” speech, now would be that opportunity. We also discussed some of the early trends we can see from fantasy managers and the ability to persevere over the long haul, and a long haul it is.

You can check out the full show here.

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