Chris Archer | RHP (SP) | Tampa Bay Rays | D.o.B: 9/26/88 | 6’3″ | 180 lbs | B/T: R/R | Rd. 5, 2006 (HS) | CHC #1 ranked prospects per Baseball America (pre-Matt Garza trade) | MiLB Player Page

Archer was the larger name that came over in the Matt Garza trade (prospect mavens will note that Huk-Ju Lee was the prized piece). Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

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With Nelson Cruz hitting the DL (I’ll get to that schmohawk), the Rangers called up Leonys Martin.  Martin could be a poor man’s Desmond Jennings, in other words he’ll be a 2nd ballot Hall of Famer, not 1st.  Martin has breezed through the minor leagues, starting in the Rookie league, jumping to Double-A and finally hitting Triple-A.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Master Standings are here. Fantasy Razzball Standing are here.  Here’s the update:

Random ItalicizedVoice (RCL 5) bounced up and down during the week, but finished where they started – in first with 117 points. The lead dropped to 3, though, as Better Lucky Than Good (Partially Torn RCL) raised their total from 112 to 114. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted the 24-year-old, unranked third baseman Taylor Green. Has a solid swing, controls strike zone and make consistent sound contact, power is average at best. Defensively is where he stands out, showing above-average skill. This year at Triple-A (Pacific Coast League) he has a dominant slash line .336/.413/.583 in 420 at-bats with 59 XBH (22 Hr) and a 72:55 K:BB ratio. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

This will be the last time I mention Logan Morrison for some time.  Hashtag that.   Not that I don’t like him, it’s just I’ve given him enough press, assuming the word ‘press’ still makes sense even though I’m dictating this post to a Montessori-taught monkey that I’ll occasionally catch looking at me like he wants to kill me and take over Razzball, which makes dictating that even more awkward.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

You know what they call three 4-baggers in New York?  An A-Rod post-game party.  It’s a good thing Clorox is headquartered in Oakland because Billy Beane is going to want to rinse his eyes with bleach after this game.   Russell Martin went 5-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and 2 homers (one grand slam), Grandy hit a grannie going 2-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and Cano added in one of his own with 5 RBIs.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?