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Baseball's final four, fantasy thoughts

Updated: October 18, 2007, 6:01 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Fantasy baseball owners have to make sure to avoid overrating what they see in the real-life postseason. It happens every year, someone does something special in the World Series and then in drafts the following spring, we see Josh Beckett become a top-10 pitcher. Well, now he is, but he sure wasn't in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Now that the Yankees are out of the playoffs -- by the way, didja hear, the Yankees lost? -- there are four teams left. Who could become a postseason hero and thus be overrated next spring? I have some thoughts. And by the way, the Yankees lost. No other team beat them apparently, because the media hasn't talked about the Indians at all, but the Yankees lost and their manager might be unemployed soon. Does anyone even notice who manages the Tribe?

Congrats to the Indians, Red Sox, Diamondbacks and yes, the Rockies. Obviously I wanted to see the Phillies do well, and I am disappointed, but that team has been unbelievable, losing once in 17 games. Plus, I don't know if you're aware of the Mike Coolbaugh story, but the Rockies are awarding Coolbaugh's widow a full playoff share. It's touching, and a wonderful move in what has been an unfathomable tragedy. I have to root for the Rox now.

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