An action packed week is in store for ya. I know you can barely contain yourselves. Every single team has 7 games this week. Add in the fact that the start of interleague play is upon us and it is like a delicious fantasy burrito. I mean who doesn’t like a great burrito, besides vegetarians and really weird people who don’t eat burritos. Okay, I’m back; I had to go out and get a burrito. Where was I…Ah yes, this week in fantasy baseball for two start starters. Man, that is clunky. Either way, lots of really good options this week, for both maximizing on starts with some of the lads I have listed, but also the streaming variety. So be heady this week, and keep in mind that some of your lineup selections will be affected by the no DH factor. So enjoy the 210 games of baseball action this week and good luck. (Please keep in mind that pitchers and matchups change.)
ONE START OPTIONS:
Felipe Paulino vs Bal – Hunter
Chris Capuano @ SD – Richard
Jerome Williams vs CHW – Axelrod
Phil Hughes @ Tor – Hutchinson
Drew Pomeranz vs Sea – Beavan
Scott Diamond @ Mil – Estrada
TWO START OPTIONS:
Ryan Vogelsong ( Col vs. White, Oak vs Ross) I most definitely cannot sing, I can whistle though. I would certainly not whistle a Vogel of anything, regardless of what it is. Well, if it’s a huge piece of ice cream cake maybe.
Jeff Niemann (@Tor vs Morrow, Atl vs Delgado) If I were Jeff, I would most definitely have name my son Marcus. Just for giggles. Nothing gets kids to make friends faster then torment.
Bruce Chen (@Tex vs Lewis, Ari vs Miley) I wish he had a sidekick cat named Spot and posed as a janitor when he wasn’t pitching. To me that would make the world a better place. Just don’t tell Sergeant Flint he is a drag.
Joe Blanton (Hou vs Harrell, Bos vs Lester) He should change his name to Blahton. He really isn’t blah, but compared to the other SP options in Philly he looks like vanilla in a sea of chocolate.
Ross Detwiler (SD vs Suppan, Bal vs Hammel) Looking at his home ERA makes me smile. You know what else makes me smile, not having to type out Tom Gorz-what’s-his-name’s name.
Anthony Bass (@Was vs Strasburg, Ana vs Santana) He would look a lot sexier if both of these were at home. That and the fact that he has to face St. Rasburg. Oh, and if he sang “Take me to the river.”
Jason Vargas (@Bos vs Beckett, @Col vs Friedrich) One of those guys that looks better on your fantasy team, then everyone else realizes. I hope he changes teams midseason and pulls a Fister, literally not figuratively.
Wade Miley (@LAD vs Billingsley, @KC vs Chen) ERA is better away from Chase Field. I wonder if it has to do with the ATM fees when you’re not banking at home.
Paul Maholm (@STL vs Lohse, CHW vs Peavy) If you like to roll the dice then roll Maholm for 4 straight wins, 1 earned run or less in each start. Just don’t tell Marmol that he has a lead because he will want to blow on those dice.
Homer Bailey (@Atl vs Delgado, @NYY vs Nova) I couldn’t hate a fantasy player more than this guy. Okay, I just got yelled at by my mom who said hate is a strong word. I told her so is assisted living.
Christian Friedrich / Alex White (@SF – Vogelsong / Lincecum, Sea vs Millwood / Vargas) Combined they form the super tandem of White Christian. Separate they may pull off the same feat. I’m not hear to judge, there is a total separation between church and stats.