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Pressing the Suits
Albert Chen
July 16, 2007
Nine burning questions about the second half of the season (and beyond) were put to 22 baseball executives
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July 16, 2007

Pressing The Suits

Nine burning questions about the second half of the season (and beyond) were put to 22 baseball executives

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1. Which free-agent-to-be has done the most to bolster his stock in the first half?

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners 27%
Torii Hunter, OF, Twins 18%
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, Yankees 14%

Loose lips: "Pretty quietly Ichiro (right) is having an outstanding season, even by his standards." . . . "Hunter has been out of his mind. His best year by far. Someone's going to look at his numbers and pay big."

2. Which free-agent-to-be has hurt his stock the most in the first half?

Andruw Jones, OF, Braves 77%
Jermaine Dye, OF, White Sox 9%

Loose lips: "Andruw was a $100�million guy before the season. It's going to be interesting to see how far he falls." . . . "A year ago Jermaine Dye was an MVP candidate. Now he's killing the Sox."

3. Which player (in either league) has been the biggest surprise so far?

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP, Orioles 18%
Josh Hamilton, OF, Reds 18%
Sammy Sosa, DH, Rangers 14%

Loose lips: "Amazing what Josh Hamilton (right) is doing after falling so far. Shows you how much talent he has." . . . " Guthrie's more than a surprise. He looks like he can be something special."

4. Which team will win the NL pennant?

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