This is the part of this story that is supposed to grab the reader. I don’t believe in all the handy hullabaloo. I will be too worried about doing it in a fashion that is in the form of an inverted W and having other people critique it and say I am an injury risk going forward. That stuff just isn’t for me. So we are at the quarter post of the season already, fast right? So this week we have a good gaggle of guys that will bring your fantasy baseball roster some prosperity. Personally, I am tempering expectations and want to be whelmed not under/overwhelmed. Because I don’t think I can handle all the burden of being over/under-anything. Seems like a much ado about nothing to me. Holy tangent, sorry. Well, enjoy the week to come and happy rostering. Catch you all on the flip, and by flip, I mean next Saturday. (Please keep in mind that pitchers and matchups change.)
ONE START OPTIONS:
J.A.Happ vs CHC – Wood
Felix Doubront @ Bal – Matusz
Andy Pettitte @ KC – Mendoza
Randall Delgad0 @ Cin – Bailey
Joe Blanton @ STL – Westbrook
Anthony Bass @ NYM vs Gee
Wei-Yin Chen vs KC- Mazzaro
Paul Maholm vs Pit – Correia
TWO START OPTIONS:
Rick Porcello (@Cle vs Jiminez, @Min vs Blackburn) Why is that all the Jersey guys get bums raps? Oh, I remember now, because all we see is guys on reality show acting a fool and all their professions all seem to be “party hosts.”
Clayton Richard (@STL vs Garcia, @NYM vs Santana) It is Hodgepadre on opposite day.
Patrick Corbin (LAD vs Capuano, Mil vs Wolf) Please keep this spot in the rotation warm. It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Signed Skaggs and Bauer.
Tommy Hunter (Bos vs Buchholz, KC vs Paulino) He takes the prize or cake or whatever free stuff they offer with expressions these days for being the guy least owned. This week’s “Click and Pray” pick o’ the week.
Mike Leake (@Atl vs Minor, Col vs Guthrie) Last start was better, not great but a step in the right direction. Just don’t stand downwind of him when he pitches. On a positive note, it can’t really get much worse…Can it?
Jerome Williams (@Oak vs Milone, @Sea vs Hernandez) On the road, throwing pitches, from mound-on tops. Yeah, you will now never look at Jerome ever again and not pronounce it Jer-O-Me. So you’re welcome for that, secret handshake comes later.
Kyle Drabek (TB vs Hellickson, @Tex vs Darvish) You know you have been playing fantasy too long when you call him Doug every time you see him. Funny, I call E5, Porkchop and he stares at me with disgust.
Kyle Kendrick (Was vs Gonzalez, @STL vs Garcia) I will have a banner at the game. It will say ‘Go Kyle Kendrick’ and then will add the letter K for every strikeout he gets during the game to the end of his name. Hoping it’s not 2, because all of sudden 3 K’s isn’t a crowd, it became an affiliation.
Felipe Paulino (NYY vs Kuroda, @Bal vs Hunter) We come for the K’s and hope you don’t take a Mike Leake on our peripherals. A win would be nice too, but I will take the 12 plus K’s this week and worry about that ERA thingy elsewhere.
R.A. Dickey (@Pit vs McDonald, SD vs Volquez) Rahhhhh, or that’s what I am calling him from now on. It’s more fun that just saying R and A. No word back yet from Busta Rhymes’s agent about a cross promotional thing.
Erik Bedard (NYM vs Santana, CHC vs Garza) He is due for a DL stint, I mean he has to eventually. I will now go to church and count some rosaries for me wishing injury on someone.