These weeks just seem to be flying by, I know that seems cliche and tacky. We are at the trade deadline practically and it seems as though there are a lot of teams looking to buy, and some very intriguing names that are on the market right now. Starting pitching makes the fantasy world go round, it’s the truth, I slowed it down and saw Cliff Lee on a bicycle attached to it, pedaling. I can’t make that type of stuff up. So it seems like this week is a real ball em and rank em scenario. Not very many great options that are standing out for me. I like one or 2 but I don’t wanna play favorites just in case one gets a little case of the jellies. So good luck this week and I hope your fantasy stats are bountiful. (Please keep in mind that pitchers and match-ups change.)
A.J. Griffin @Tor – Romero
Marco Estrada @Phi – Worley
Jason Vargas vs KC – Mendoza
Jake Westbrook vs LAD – Capuano
Carlos Villanueva vs Det – Porcello
Jeff Karstens @Hou- Lyles
2 -Start Options
Felix Doubront (@Tex vs Oswalt, @NYY vs Kuroda) Tough week of match-ups here. If you’re up against it and wanna take the risk the Sawx will out-slug the other guys, I can see him getting one win but with a bloated ERA.
Joe Kelly (LAD vs TBD, @Cubs vs Wood) I think if I was a mediocre pitcher I would just write the Cardinals logo somewhere on my body. It doesn’t matter who, they always seem to find some kind of success.
Mike Minor (@Mia vs Johnson, Phi vs Halladay) He is guaranteed one start this week, so I am being assumptuous and saying he gets the Sunday tilt against the Doc. Who knows, that early spring attraction we had with him may turn out to be a good late summer fling instead.
Clayton Richard (SF vs Vogelsong, @Mia vs Johnson) Needs a good showing and he should be donning some new threads. He will miss Petco, but hopefully will send well thought out postcards.
Lucas Harrell (Cin vs Leake, Pit vs McDonald) Was last seen pedaling his bike with a basket attached over some po-po’s. In related news, this is the new Underground railroad for Cuban baseball players to get a MLB contract.
Travis Blackley (@Tor vs Cecil, @Bal vs Chen) His real name is indigo, but due to his lack of respect for ROYGBIV, he decided to buck the system. Hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in over a month worth of starts, so there is always the pot of gold on the other end of the …. ahh, I almost said rainbow.
Bruce Chen (@LAA vs Wilson, @Sea vs Millwood) Oh Brucey, you old such and such. I have nightmares about guys like him and a few others when I have to dig through names of 2-start options. He is my angry monkey in the closet.
Erik Bedard (Cubs vs Samardzija, @Hou vs Rodriguez) Isn’t it time that he gets injured already, because he is pitching like he is broken lately. Try kicking it to the plate maybe, or throw in a googly now and again.
Jeremy Guthrie (@LAA vs Williams, @Sea vs Hernandez) This is a spit-ball, shot in the dark, change of scenery may make him look better. I mean, for all intents and purposes, he can’t look any worse. Think he takes the spot of the guy from MIB.
Brett Cecil (@Oak vs Blackley, Det vs Fister) What happened to this guy. I mean, he was the kitten’s mittens or something that sounds like something from the prohibition era. His match-ups sound like a bad B movie from the 70’s starring Black Fist.