Dear Chairman Mark “Bernanke” Blocker:
With your academic grasp of the numbers, you make interesting but incomplete points. You must consider the athletes’ youth, their potential and recent growth trends. As someone who trumpeted all season long the merits of Tim Beckham, David Price, Joba Chamberlain and Brian Matusz, one would think you of all owners would be somewhat sympathetic to the bumps and bruises that come with talented young players. And with respect to Clay Buchholz, none other than roto expert Jeffrey Winick can attest to his brilliant showing in the just-completed AFL. At 5/y1, he remains a serious candidate for slotting on someone’s roster, if not yours (as does Phil Hughes, 5/y2, well recovered from in-season ailments; as for Boof, I really was kidding, but I appreciate your statistical analysis nonetheless).
As you know, I am not one for prognostications, but you can take this to the bank: the Rips will finish in the money next year, even if you conduct the draft in an undisclosed location without me.