League specs: 10 hitters, 8 pitchers. The hitters are 1 each per position (with outfielders separated as LF, CF, or RF's), plus 1 extra OF and 1 DH.
I have a solid team so far: C-Varitek, 1B-Thome, 2B-Vidro, 3B-Rolen, LF-Bonds; but not much in the way of steals.
I still have SS, CF, and RF to fill. I can get some steals from SS (Rollins) or CF (Cameron, Podsednik, Lofton), but not from RF (Sh. Green, Hidalgo, L. Walker, T. Nixon). I can also try to get steals with the extra OF or DH spot (those 2 choices are the last 2 picks of our draft).
I like Cameron for the HR/SB combo, but his steals were down last year and he has a bone spur on his foot, which could cause trouble during the year.
I like Wilkerson for his high OBP and improving SLG, good ballpark, and he could hit in front of Vidro (who I have).
Griffey could be great, if healthy, which he hasn't been for 3 years.
Podsednik came out of nowhere last season. What will he do in his sophomore year?
Lofton is a punk who I've always despised, but if he'll give me 25 steals and 90 runs scored, I could live with having him on my team.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'