For the Ministry of Silly Names, this is a great day. Finally, Coco Crisp gets his just deserts, or is it breakfast? Coco Crisp has had a problem with injuries in the past, constantly going snap, crackle, pop. Now I’m with Coco, as long as he doesn’t move to TBS. His game was Baroque, now it’s roCoco. He steals so many bases, it could be considered cereal. The amount of puns with Crisp is radicchio. Since August he’s hitting .345 in August and has 15 steals in the last two months. You say tomato, I say SAGNOF. He’s only owned in 32% of ESPN leagues and that’s about 68% short of making sense. Dyslexic gang members aren’t the only ones that should show Crisp some love. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:
Eric Young Jr. – Playing every day, leading off, stealing bases. And Junior sprints also make a wonderful after-dinner treat.
Ryan Raburn – What’s this? Last week’s Buy/Sell? C’mon, don’t make me repeat myself. Moving on…
Yuniesky Betancourt – Hmm… If this is what we’re moving on to, maybe we might want to backtrack. Betancourt’s hitting .350 in August and has 4 homers in the last ten games.
Ian Desmond – Member when he had a solid callup last year and I got excited about him for 2010? Yeah, maybe he’s just a solid last two months of the season player.
Albert Callaspo – Having…. hard… time… recommending… Callaspo. Must… move… on…
Dexter Fowler – Open up your lesson planner to page 17, find question #7, “Own fast players that get on base. Such as?” Now with a number two pencil, write in Dexter Fowler’s name.
Pat Burrell – You lied to me!
Ryan Kalish – Wanna know how much I like Kalish? This much. Hmm… You can’t see how big I’m opening my arms, can you? How about now? Okay, let’s forget the show, try the tell. He had 13 homers and 25 steals this year in the minors. Also, made the top 50 fantasy baseball prospects.
Micah Hoffpauir – Limited power, but he’s on the right side of the 1st base platoon, which is the left side. Weird!
Brandon Allen – You thought Hoffpauir was a deep look at a corner infidel? Here’s Brandon Allen, who not only sounds like a department store, he’s the size of one too. LaRoche may get moved soon if the Diamondbacks can make a trade happen. If so, one of December Grey’s favorites, Brandon Allen, reemerges. Great pop, and should be owned right now in deep keepers.
Mitch Moreland – The Rangers should totally trade for Brad Hawpe and then utilize him in a bench, don’t-know-what-we’re-going-to-do-with-this-schmohawk capacity. Then he can keep Cantu company. Moreland’s showing some light power and a good OBP, which is similar to his minor league numbers.
David Murphy – Ownership numbers are trending upwards, but they’re not quite where I want them. I will impose my fantasy baseball advice on you or die tryin’. /Nerdy Fiddy
Daniel Hudson – I think I’ve mentioned him four times in the last three days. Let’s stay fresh and just say I like him.
Homer Bailey – I just know recommending him is going to blow up in my face because of his absolute inability to be consistent. Look at me throwing the hedge on the Buy landscape.
Hisanori Takahashi – Now for the saves portion of our Buy/Sell…
Brandon Lyon – In most leagues, you can’t trade anymore so it’s imperative you grab saves off waivers. To be continued in the next blurb.
Hong-Chih Kuo – Though not all saves are created equal. I think Broxton returns in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.
Wilton Lopez – I’m not sure going three deep for saves on the Astros is the brightest move. Though it shows courage. You use that one the next time you’re in a bar. Hey, Sweet Lips, a fantasy baseball blog said I’m courageous because I picked up Wilton Lopez. Your place or mine. Actually, let’s go with my place so I can make sure Kemp isn’t being benched by Torre.
Ben Zobrist – I’m bummed I didn’t push harder in the preseason and write the Zobrist overrated post. I wrote in the rankings that I thought he was a glorified utility man, but I should’ve been more vocal. In shallow leagues, I’d lose Zobrist for a hot middle infielder. In deep leagues, you need to be a bit more conservative.
Raul Ibanez – This one hrmphs me. I thought he’d have an extended hot streak in his bat, but now I think he’s just old. For the last 5 weeks or so of the season, you can find a hotter outfield bat.
Chone Figgins – I want to finish the job Don Wakamatsu couldn’t.