Not Krispie Young. I’m talking about the lanky, San Diego pitcher, Chris Young. (Though some may say Krispie is also a sleeper.) Last year, POO-holes put a little extra stank on a rope right back at Young’s nose. Young ended up only starting 18 games and a few of those starts were obviously just, “Let’s see if he can start and not crawl into a little ball cause Pujols put the fear of Xenu into him.” By the end of the season, Chris Young put a string of four consecutive starts together with a 1.55 ERA, including a September two-hitter against the playoff-bound Brewers. Chris Young should be back in 2009 in a big non-skull fracture type way.Please, blog, may I have some more?
A non-stop flurry of nothing came out of Las Vegas as the Winter Meetings came to a close, as the gold nuggets ended up being turd nuggets. Not that this deal was a real whopper, but Melky and Mike Cameron wasn’t finalized so I’m not going to go into that yet.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yes, sometimes I try and make the titles double entrendres just so we get traffic from really bizarre places. Now if I were to mention the Mets are now throwing a Rod and a Putz, our traffic would skew even further.Please, blog, may I have some more?
On Tuesday, Brian Cashman, the Yankees GM, flew to California to speak with CC Sabathia about him signing with the Yankees. The conversation went like this:
“I wanna play on the West Coast.”
“We can have In N Out Burger shipped to the East Coast.”
“Don’t get greedy.”
CC opens up the book he’s been reading, How to Serve the Rally Monkey.Please, blog, may I have some more?
K-Rod wasn’t the top closer according to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater and he’s not the number one closer according to our 2009 Fantasy Baseball Projections — it’s called Point Shares, ya’ll! The title of top closer goes to Mariano Rivera and Jonathan Papelbon, respectively.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Can you feel the fantasy repercussions of the Ramon Hernandez trade? Yeah, a tremor. Thanks, random italicized voice. No, don’t you see, this has so little to do with Ramon Hernandez being traded. It does? Yes! It has everything to do with Matt Wieters now having an opportunity to start the 2009 season in Baltimore.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is the third post I’ve done on what I’m expecting for Votto in 2009, the last was in the Pedroia fantasy keeper post. Can you tell I’m excited about Votto for 2009? Right now, I see him listed anywhere from 13th to 18th on preseason rankings lists for 1st basemen.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Back in September, I wrote about the Rangers catching situation in a post titled, “Rangers Decide Catching Wins Championships:”
Gerald Laird? Yeah, he’s serviceable. Jarrod Saltimbocca? He was enticing enough to get from the Braves and he’s wonderful with broccoli rabe.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I shut the comments off on the Position Eligibility for 2009 Fantasy Baseball post because… Well, I don’t know. I felt like it. You have to know everything? Since that post was mostly just listing players and their eligibility for 2009, I figured I’d do a companion piece to highlight the guys that have a boost in value because of multiple position eligibility.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With our 2009 fantasy baseball rankings a sneeze and a “Bless you,” away, I’ve decided to look at the guys who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2009 fantasy baseball season. This was an arduous (<–Word of the Day!) task, but I thought it might come in handy for the 2009 fantasy baseball drafts you’ll be doing.Please, blog, may I have some more?