So you have the same song stuck in your head while you read this as I have in my head while writing it, let me just say this, “Black and yellow… Black and yellow… Black and yellow…” At least I didn’t say, “I whip my hair back and forth,” because that’s much worse.Please, blog, may I have some more?
For all major league starters named Francisco Liriano and not named Francisco Liriano, he only ranked 37th overall in ERA, behind Anibal Sanchez, Chad Billingsley and The Wandwagon. Liriano only won 14 games, which ranked 25th overall, tied with Jon Garland, Lackey and Brett Myers, amongst other yawnstipating names.Please, blog, may I have some more?
David Price is the favorite player for Tampa-area Jews until they promote Ben L’Chaim from Double-A. They like to invite Price to mahjong games then haggle over him. All true. Oy. Last year, David Price raised his K-rate, lowered his walk rate, knocked a run and a half off his ERA and won nineteen games.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’m taking a break from telling you some obvious guys are keepers (Joey Votto is a keeper?! Get outta town, Grey!) to tell you Jhoulys Chacin is a keeper in some leagues. No, he’s not a keeper in 12 team mixed leagues if you’re choosing between him and Halladay (unless Halladay will cost you $75).Please, blog, may I have some more?
This will probably be the last time you hear me talk positively about Carlos Gonzalez. He’s going to be overrated next year. (Well, that positive stuff was short-lived.) There’s no way around it. But, for one last time, let’s live in the moment and assume you drafted him around the 10th round last year.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I sit in a circle of a overweight men. One guy’s nervously tapping his foot, waiting to go for a cigarette break. Another guy is downing doughnuts like there’s no “ugh” in them. We all, obviously, have mustaches. Everyone but me wears a Mets hat.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Travis Snider hit .155 in April and nearly lost his starting job. Where the OBP was solid in the minors, it abandoned him. Nothing was working. Then in May, he turned things around hitting .378. Gaston giveth time, Snider giveth power and OBP until he hurt his wrist and went to the 15-day DL for 62 days.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Dread Pirate is in the top five for Grey’s most favoritest players. (People using third person for themselves is in Grey’s top five annoyances. It’s irony! Or not, did we ever decide what irony was? Ask the British, offer them some dental assistance.) Member when I said Andrew McCutchen was a poor man’s Shane Victorino?Please, blog, may I have some more?