Brian Walton has such a giant lead in NL Tout that it is hard not to be upset that he’s lost Albert Pujols to a fractured forearm for a month. Too bad! I feel really badly that his great season has been tarnished, and I really really hope he’s able to hold onto his lead.
The picture is of Ike Davis, because Phil Hertz opened a slot on his active roster for Davis on April 26 by trading Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez and Arizona outfielder Chris Young to Todd Zola for a pair of Ryans: Cubs pitcher Dempster and Pirates outfielder Church.
“And with that, Phil Hertz begins the Ike Davis era,” said Larry Schechter.
“I prefer to look at it as the end of the Micah Hoffpauir era myself :(” said Todd Zola.
Tout Wars is pleased to announce the Society of American Baseball Research’s sponsorship of the SABR Trophy, with a presentation by SABR Board member F.X. Flinn of trophies to the three 2009 Tout Wars champions before Friday’s Tout Wars AL Draft.
Tout Wars and SABR hope this inaugurates a long association of championship-caliber play and an expanding appreciation and understanding of the game of baseball.