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LAMANNA’S BASEBALL BULLETIN (LBB), in our 32nd year, is a Strat-O-Matic Baseball newsletter devoted to assisting SOM Baseball managers in evaluating every card in the SOM card set. All of the LBB ratings and LBB player evaluations are published between the end of the baseball season and opening day at the SOM Game Company.

The LBB card projections, for fielding, stealing and card chances, are a must for confident drafting and trading before the cards are available. Then, the New Card Rating issue gives you all the actual rating numbers! Get the information that the other guys in your league aren’t telling you about, because this is their edge for trading and drafting against you!

Jan. 13, 2017:  The Card Ratings issue was emailed out this morning. I have a correction for page 30.  The home run column for the Tampa pitchers is the same as their POW column.  It’s a copy and paste error on my part.  The correct numbers are in the alphabetical pitcher listing.  I’ll have to re-send the issue but I may wait a few days.  If you are in dire need of the page to print, email me and I’ll send just the one page to you.  Here are the correct numbers for the HR column:

Jan. 3, 2017 – 237 rookies listed in draft order.  More comments to follow.

Jan. 1, 2017:  I just discovered an error in some of my projections for some pitchers.  The following pitchers had their walks set at zero and their OBP/TB totals are off.  The ones most affected are Carrasco (6-1), Gregerson (17-0), Hellickson (8-0), Graveman (6-0), E. Diaz (9-1), Schugel (8-1), Storen (10-0), Scherzer (8-0), R. Delarosa (22-0), Maurer (9-0),Teheran (8-0), Wisler (12-0) and Gearin (16-1).  The walks are in (BB vs L-BB vs R) and adding the walks will reduce the hits a little. I’m looking into what caused this to happen in excel but it is mostly the guys with all of their walks on one side.  Sorry for the trouble.

Nov. 18, 2016:  Correction:  Daniel Nava, KC vs RHP.  He should have 16 in hits, 29 in OB and 39 in TB.  I made a manual error while adjusting his actual numbers.

Nov. 10, 2016:  Corrections:  Brault, PIT  should have a POW of 5/3:N, JC Ramirez, all 3 cards should have a closer rating of 1, L.Weaver, STL should have a POW of 5/3:N.

Oct. 28, 2016:  Projections:  Jason Grilli should have 59 innings, not 69.  This doesn’t affect any projected numbers.  Erik Kratz should have a separate Hou and Pitt cards and his IL card reflects his value well.


Cal and I were on the same flight to Baltimore last year.  When I went to Camden Yards, I saw Chris Davis hit his 40th!


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The classy Tom Glavine took the time to pose with me and Terry!