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JM Barten

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Oct 03, 2012
  • posts 70
  • comments 375

I'm an engineer from Indianapolis and a Royals fan.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Kansas City Royals
  • NBA Utah Jazz
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Illinois Fighting Illini
  • NCAAB Illinois Fighting Illini
  • Soccer Newcastle United FC
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2012 Royals Shadow Draft

I didn't post this immediately after the draft. But now that I know who ended up signing here's my 2012 draft.

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Shadow Draft Dilemma

I'm shadow drafting the Royals. I wanted Green badly. The issue is that he looks like he is a bit more expensive than Crow, although Crow himself isn't cheap. The spirit of the shadow draft is that...

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Royals Shadow Farm Evaluation

How would you rate a farm system that has the following prospects? Top half? Bottom half? Middle of the pack? Strengths? Weaknesses? 1. Justin Smoak 1B Tex 2. Brett Anderson LHP Oak 3. Josh...

Nitpicking the ROY Voting

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This week saw the announcement of the Rookie of the Year awards. And I don't have a quarrel with either league's winner. In fact, the writers selected the same two players that I did in my own 2...

BTB Awards Week 26/Season Finale

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopBad Luck DivisionDerek...

BTB Awards Week 25

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Program Note  Next week's Awards will be late, probably Wednesday due to my having a 4 day weekend in Michigan, coming back late on Monday. It will be the year-end extravaganza with official season...

BTB Awards Week 24

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It's week 24 already?If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopB...

BTB Awards Week 23

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Pardon me if this is a bit short and poorly written this week. I feel like crap after I tweaked a hamstring working out this weekend and had an unfortunate dentist appointment this afternoon.If you...

BTB Awards Week 22

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopBad Luck DivisionGreg...

BTB Awards Week 21

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Welcome to the only corner of the American sports landscape where you won't hear about a certain guy who used to wear shoulder pads on Sunday and just admitted to doing something very, very bad....

BTB Awards Week 20

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopBad Luck DivisionThe...

BTB Awards Week 19

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopBad Luck Division I'll...

BTB Awards Week 18

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopBad Luck DivisionOn...

BTB Awards Week 17

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Wow. Week 17 already? This season is flying by.If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a...

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Rate My Farm

I've been doing my own shadow draft for a while now. I started in 2001 with just the first round and then up to 3 rounds in 2002, and since 2003, I've been doing full drafts. I draft for my Royals.I...

BTB Awards Week 16

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R.I.P. Mike Coolbaugh. I was already going to mention that this was the year of the scrap heap slugger, meaning that this year we've seen a lot of players who people had left for dead have come up...

BTB Awards Week 15

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With the amount of scorn I've heaped on ESPN, you might expect me to fire away at the exhibition in decadent, self-reverential celebration that is the ESPY's. You won't find it here though. Far be...

BTB Awards Week 14

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What a remarkable week in baseball that was. On consecutive days the Twins scored 32 runs in a double-header and then the Mets/Astros, Angels/Yanks, and Red Sox/Tigers combined to play 3 games...

BTB Awards Week 13

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopGood Luck DivisionDan...

5 Things the Royals can Learn from...

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As a Royals fan who loves to micromanage and nitpick my favorite team, I tend to look to other teams for examples of what the Royals should and shouldn't do. In the last week, the Royals have...

BTB Awards Week 12

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Before we start today, I have a plea for media outlets everywhere. No more ugly dog show coverage. Please? I don't need to see what Ren would look like after 5 years of serious meth addiction. And...

BTB Awards Week 11

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Small Sample Size WarningJustin Verlander's no-no constituted a majority of a 14 inning scoreless streak....

BTB Awards Week 10

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Proof That Assigning Wins and Losses to a Pitcher is a Silly Practice that Must StopGood Luck Division,...

BTB Awards Week 9

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1’s column to see the award definitions. This Week's Small Sample Size WarningWillie Harris is batting .397/.466/.526 in 78 at bats this season. Yes, THAT...

BTB Awards Week 8

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I hope everybody had a great Memorial Day weekend with cookouts and great weather. It's a great time of year to be an Indianapolis resident, when for a day we're the center of attention no matter...

BTB Awards Week 7

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If you are new to the awards, see Week 1's column to see the award definitions.This Week's Small Sample Size WarningRamon Ortiz's ERA at 7 PM on Tuesday night was 3.80. By 8:30 it was 4.89. Beware...

Chris Vinyard Profile

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Chris Vinyard is a big 21 year old Orioles first baseman who might be one of the last serious prospects to come out of the draft and follow process, which will be eliminated starting in a few...

Heath Phillips Profile

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Heath Michael Phillips is a 25 year old lefty who qualifies as a bit of a cliché. "Crafty lefty" may be one of the original baseball archetypes and he fits the bill. Since being drafted by the...

BTB Awards Week 6

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I apologize for not getting you guys a prospect profile this weekend. I spent Saturday at Indy 500 qualifications and working in the yard. I also have another project that I'm doing research for,...

BTB Awards Week 5

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Let's start off with a couple of random items I have written down in my notebook.1.    Why would MLB clubhouses serve alcohol in the first place? I'm by no means a prohibitionist, but I've never...

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