It’s about time, y’alls, to talk about the 2009 BEML All-Bargain Team. Players that cost less than $1 at the draft table and who have posted stats beyond their cost, to the great benefit of their owners.
Behind the plate, Brandon Inge ($0.75) has slowed of late but has posted a nice stat-line overall for the Dirty Dogs: .256/22 HR/61 RBI/2 SB. The Ballbags’ Mike Napoli has also looked good at six bits, with 16 HRs and a .290 average.
First base on All-Bargain crew is manned by the SeaWolves’ Joey Votto, who for a league-minimum salary ($0.25) has put up a .325/17/53/4 line.
All-Bargain: Joey Votto
not All-Bargain: the Playboy Mansion grotto.
At Second, Aaron Hill has tried to carry the Barracudas on his own, all at league-minimum salary: .276/21/62/3. Hill will certainly give the Cudas an edge up the middle in 2010.
At the hot corner, Evan Longoria is playing out his $0.50 salary for the Dirty Dogs at a formidable clip: .275/23/81/3. He is in for a huge salary increase in 2010 unless the Dogs slap the Franchise tag on him.
Shortstop is patrolled by the Cudas’ Jason Bartlett ($0.50), who was recently acquired in a blockbuster trade with The Franchise. Bartlett has gone .327/8/46/16, mostly with the ‘Chise.
The Corner and Middle Infield slots are filled by two players who are having a renaissance in ’09: The Pack Is Back’s Michael Young ($0.50): .328/19/52/7; and the Craydawgs’ Paul Konerko ($0.50): .285/21/70.
All-Bargain: Michael Young…
not All-Bargain: William Hung…
or Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung.
In the Outfield, the bargains are: The Franchise’s Justin Upton ($0.50), .301/13/48/13; the Ballbags’ Michael Bourn ($0.25), .286/2/18/31; the Snowmen’s Adam Jones ($0.50), .299/19/64/9; the Cudas’ Shin-Soo Choo ($0.25), .295/13/61/15; and the Dirty, Filthy Dogs’ Curtis Granderson ($0.50), who is in the last year of his contract and is on pace for a potential 30-30 season, .261/22/52/19.
All-Bargain: Michael Bourn…
not All-Bargain: Jason Bourne…
or, for that matter, Children of the Corn.
At DH, just face it, it’s got to be the Bears’ Ian Kinsler ($0.25), a near sure bet for 30-30 at .242/23/63/22.
On the mound, lots of bargains to go around: the Cudas’ Zack Greinke ($0.25), 10 Wins/162 Ks/2.36 ERA/1.14 WHIP, and Matt Cain ($0.75), 11 W/112 Ks/2.30/1.18 (all stats accumulated with The Franchise); The Pack Is Back’s Jonathan Broxton ($0.50, acquired from the Craydawgs), 7 W/24 Sv/75 Ks/2.90/0.97; the Dirty Dogs’ Edwin Jackson ($0.50), 8 W/117 Ks/2.62/1.12; the Ballbags’ Josh Johnson ($0.50, acquired from the Snowmen), 10 W/123 Ks/2.98/1.11; the Dawgs’ Heath Bell ($0.25), 4 W/27 Sv/51 Ks/1.83/1.04; the Snowmen’s Ryan Franklin ($0.25), 2 W/25 Sv/31 Ks/1.27/0.89; the Bears’ Wandy Rodriguez ($0.25), 10 Ws/128 Ks/2.63/1.21; and the SeaWolves’ Brian Wilson ($0.50), 3 W/27 Sv/51 Ks/3.14/1.19.
All-Bargain: Edwin Jackson…
not All-Bargain: Michael Jackson…
and definitely not Action Jackson.
Coming soon on the BEML Blog: the All-Bust Squad.