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Postby Mugrila » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:47 pm

I snagged him a couple of leagues banking on some SBs. Can't hurt, if he doesn't get the call I'll just drop him. :-[
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Postby san76er » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:57 pm

Based purely on speculation and heresay....I predict Upton will be in the D-Rays starting lineup tonight. Hopefully playing 3B. I picked up Upton and D-Young the day the story broke about them getting a call up soon. I believe the wait is over for Upton. Just waiting for BJ's bat-throwing-buddy to be called up now.
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Postby Area51's » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:42 pm

doesn't necessarily mean anything, but---RW says (from st.pete times)

Ben Zobrist is being called up by the Rays to replace Julio Lugo at shortstop.

Zobrist should play regularly for now, making him worth picking up in NL-only leagues. He won't have anywhere near as much value for fantasy purposes as Lugo did, but he should get on base at a decent clip. The Rays could try him at the top of the order, just perhaps not right away.
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Postby scr » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:50 pm

I was hoping Delmon would get traded with Lugo for a fresh start.


Seriously, folks, why no announcement regarding Upton? My gut says they give Longoria a shot, but whose to say. Longoria could be this years Ryan Zimmerman.
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Postby Prooks25 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:52 pm

Area51's wrote:doesn't necessarily mean anything, but---RW says (from st.pete times)

Ben Zobrist is being called up by the Rays to replace Julio Lugo at shortstop.

Zobrist should play regularly for now, making him worth picking up in NL-only leagues. He won't have anywhere near as much value for fantasy purposes as Lugo did, but he should get on base at a decent clip. The Rays could try him at the top of the order, just perhaps not right away.

Upton better be at the top of the lineup.
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Postby san76er » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:53 pm

Just saw this on Yahoo...Almost makes it seem official.

Monday's MLB Transactions

July 31, 2006

American League

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS-- Traded SS Julio Lugo to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 3B Joel Guzman and OF Sergio Pedroza. Assigned Guzman to Durham of the IL and Pedroza to Visalia of the California League.

Called up INF B.J. Upton from Durham.


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=a ... &type=lgns
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Postby Blue Bear » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:54 pm

They just called up Upton!
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Postby Prooks25 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:56 pm

Blue Bear wrote:They just called up Upton!

YAYYYYYYYYY...Now will they play him? lol

AND CALL UP DELMON TOO ! <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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Postby scr » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:09 pm

I'm a little confused.

Guzman is a potential stud- a real coup for the Rays. Guzman's natural position is 3b.

With this deal, why bring up BJ to play 3b, when we've got Guzman now?

Hopefully we bring up Guzman soon and move BJ back to his natural position (SS). Maybe bringing him up helps him get the experience he needs to be a solid SS.
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Postby Thursday » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:15 pm

YESSSS! I just snagged Upton myself today for some SB help and perhaps to keep him for next year. Hopefully he gets started.

By the way, i HATE the management in Tampa Bay.
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