For those of us this year that drafted Tim Lincecum in the early rounds of our fantasy draft or used a nice chunk of our auction budget to pick him up, we are all probably asking ourselves the same question, “Will the real Tim Lincecum please stand up?”

Through 12 starts so far this season, Lincecum’s ERA (5.83) is almost double what his career ERA (2.98) was coming into this season. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

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New York Yankees: On Friday, Jon Heyman reported that Rafael Soriano will remain the closer, even after David Robertson returns from his oblique injury in a week or two. I was a little harsh in my assessment of Soriano two weeks ago, as his May K/BB was a solid 3.67, vastly superior to his awful 1.17 ratio in April. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Where in the world did Ryan Vogelsong come from?  No, no, I don’t want the birds and the bees, the stork, or the miracle of life answer (at least, definitely not the latter).

After a five-year absence from the majors, Vogelsong had a huge season in 2011, going 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a 6.96 K per 9.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

By this point of the season, most useful players are owned. Alejandro De Aza types were gone by the third week in April, assuming they weren’t drafted by a savvy owner. Guys like Dexter Fowler are gone too, even if they’re close to useless in half of their games (.290 AVG, .885 OPS at home, .239 AVG, .684 OPS on the road). Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Sometimes an intro just isn’t necessary, and occasionally a picture really is worth 100 words:

Featuring a face not even his mother could love is this week’s Creeper, Colby Rasmus. Owned in 38% of ESPN leagues and 31% of Yahoo leagues, Rasmus and the Blue Jays are slated for six games in week 9, all at the Rogers Centre, with five of those coming against right-handed pitchers. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?