This week’s roundtable was posted the other day. The question was: Which player will see their value rise after the trade deadline.
The answer I wanted to use: How the f@#$ should I know?
The answer I did use: Ryan Shealy (aka, how the f@#$ should I know?)
My thoughts on the other suggestions:
Andy Marte: Fair enough.
Fausto Carmona: Why not?
Aaron Heilman: Perhaps.
Carlos Quentin: Sure.
Barry Zito: Slight copout.
Shane Victorino and Alex Escobar: Possibly and maybe.
Alfonso Soriano: Total copout.
Last week’s roundtable was posted last week. It begged the question of which player will be a "surprise" in the second half. For the most part everyone understood what "surprise" meant, with a few exceptions.
My answer: Mark Hendrickson.
Howie Kendrick: Can a guy who hit close to .400 in Triple-A be a surprise?
Fausto Carmona: Dude looks like a genius for writing this.
Jeremy Hermida: Come on. The fantasy-nerd wet dream of the year performing well would NOT BE A SURPRISE!
Nick Markakis: Possibly.
Mark Kotsay: Yes, I’d be very surprised if he did anything remotely worth noting.
Dallas McPherson: Don’t think he’ll play this year, so yes, this would qualify as a surprise.
Mark Teahen: Agree. Even though he plays for the Royals.