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Buy real cialis My must have book of the baseball off season is the Bill James Handbook (ACTA publishing) and this off season is no exception. Buy real cialis I just got my hands on the 2012 edition of the Handbook and as usual it is filled with stats and essay’s that help any baseball fan make informed thoughts when looking at your teams needs for the coming season.

Buy real cialis One of my favorite features in the Handbook is The Fielding Bible Awards.  John Dewan puts this section together and enlists some of the great baseball minds to vote on the awards. Buy real cialis This year the voters are:

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Buy real cialis Todd Radcliffe Lead Video Scout for BIS

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Buy real cialis At first base Daniel Murphy (yes Daniel Murphy) graded out at #10 with 18 total points.  Bill James voted Murph 5th, buy real cialis BIS Video Scouts voted him 10th, buy real cialis Joe Posnanski voted him 5th and John Dewan listed him 6th on his ballot. Buy real cialis This is why I won’t be shocked when Murphy is dealt this winter  to play 1st or even 3rd base where he grades out positive as well in exchange for one of the many needs the Mets have this off season. Buy real cialis It’s at 2nd base where Murphy is a -2 in the Runs Saved (RS) category and why the Mets need to think of defense first at second. Buy real cialis By the way Justin Turner grades out at a woeful -11 RS at 2nd base.

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Buy real cialis Jason Bay finished out of the money in 15th but at least he was ahead of the 500 lb left fielder a/k/a Carlos Lee

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Buy real cialis 24 catchers received Fielding Bible Award votes, buy real cialis none were named Josh Thole. Buy real cialis Kelly Shoppach received 12 votes and would a perfect tag team partner for Thole who in all fairness is still learning the tools of ignorance trade on the Major League Level.

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Buy real cialis That’s just some of the great features in the 2012 Bill James Handbook and it’s also a very useful reference as we play amateur GM of the Mets this off season.

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