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Old 10-01-2019, 09:51 PM   #221
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Martial Imbert

Imbert is an interesting player in that his rookie card created several years ago featured him a position player for the Pantin Vultures. Once he made it to the top level he became exclusively a pitcher. He's no Julien Henri with the bat is one way to put it.

The other compelling thing about Imbert is that his Stuff is at or below average. Using three good pitches and a high ground ball percentage has allowed him to carve out a distinguished career with the Waves, his only team to date.

He has tallied 72 complete games in his FBL career which is reason enough to value a player of his caliber.
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June 1 Henri loses a close one

Former Le Diamant SP, and former 1 year Paris Artist Sebastian Vautier got the best of Julien Henri and the Artists as he led the Expedition to a 3-2 win over Paris. Julien went deeper into the game, allowed less hits, walked fewer, but, ultimately the home run was his undoing. It can be noted that Julien hit better than the 0 for 3 Vautier, as he had a pair of singles in four trips to the dish.
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Vic Cosman

Long the ace of the powerhouse Le Diamant ball club Cosman continues to baffle opposing batters with his fastball, slider, and changeup. He is fanning less than 5 batters per 9 IP (4.9), yet his effectiveness remains high. Very high.

Cosman is up for contract renewal at the close of the 1971 season (this year). The big question is, will Le Diamant spend, presumably big, to keep their ace on the staff. They did not opt to keep their big bats last year as Mercier and Michel inked contracts with Paris, reuniting with both Henri and Delage. The Diamonds offense is now 4th in runs scored. Maybe a turning point in the franchise if they go cheap on Cosman.

The next question is, if they don't sign him, who will? The Paris Artists certainly would have interest in adding Cosman to the staff, despite having the top ERA for starters in the FBL. The money appears to be there if that opportunity presents. A Cosman contract is not without risk given his advanced career age of 35. The venerable Cosman is extremely popular in every FBL market so it will be interesting.
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Pete Brophy

Long the mainstay and #1 SP for Ottawa Expedition, Pete Brophy opted for free agency last year to sign with the perennial championship challenger, Cap Chevalier Waves. At 37 he has two years left on his deal.

The similarities between he and Cosman are there with Brophy being a few years older. Brophy, not to be confused with the 'great one', is maybe one notch below Cosman. His numbers have fallen a bit from last year but he is on track for 3.6 WAR season. Is that worthy of a + $100,000 contract? Maybe, if it takes them to the post season. They are 5 back of Le Diamant and have a 1 game edge on the only Wild Card berth.

The similarities go beyond age and contract. Like Cosman, Brophy commands three solid pitches with equal effectiveness, fastball, chaneup, and curve. He is also a ground ball inducing, worm killing kind of pitcher. Like Cosman, he is averaging less than 5 K's per game, something new for him. Homers? A paltry .4 per game. What a stat to have. Gives Brophy wiggle room to give up some hits, an occasional free pass, and still not get burned.

And, he's an IRON MAN. How many days has he missed in his career? Well, you can count them on two hands, just 9.
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FBL Standings

As of June 14, here are the team standings.
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Artists current losing streak at 3

Julien Henri could not make it out of the 3rd inning as the revamped Toucans won the opener in Paris. Henri had an impressive string of games (11) where he lasted at least 7 innings. In this his 12 start of the year he gave up 10 hits including a grand slam.
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