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This past weekend was full of knockout entertainment.  There was some great baseball, NBA and Stanley Cup playoff action, a crying competition between NFL draftees and Mother’s everywhere and a UFC main event that actually exceeded expectations.  I don’t condone fighting.  In fact, I encourage it when it’s done legally and televised.  If you feel the same make sure you see the Matt Brown v. Erick Silva battle that rightfully went viral this weekend.  It’s on Fox Sports 1 or 2 or 47 on replay, whichever you have.  It’s probably available on a website or two as well.

If you managed to watch 74 hours of sports television this weekend you had an impossible (man’s game) winning streak.  And you should keep the streak going.  So, on this very mundane Tuesday, you should spice it up with some money-grabbing Draftkings action.  And when you do the Draftkings (what Mom calls it) kick some ass.  Today’s formula is brought to you by cheap pitchers (aka Natural Light) and Cabrera MMA (Melky, Migs, Asdrubal).  There’s nothing better than a spicy sausage with cheap beer so make sure you click this hot link so you can get your first Draftkings contest for free.

Ryan Vogelsong, P: $7,300 – After a year of looking like he did for the majority of his career, Vogelsong has started to resemble his post Japan-self the last three outings.  I scrutinized his start vs. the Doyers last week and he had velocity (91-94 mph) and movement both ways with his fastball.  He’s commanding his secondary stuff right now and the Braves have been known to strike out in BP.  I suppose I should explicitly say that they do the same once the game begins as well.

Matt Harrison, P: $7,500 – Harrison has had great command of his off speed stuff so far this year and that’s the name of his game… if great command is a euphemism for baseball.  Save money and win money.  Now there’s a midnight infomercial!  With all the money you save on these arms you can buy some primo swingers.  Wink, wink.

Start the A’s Catcher.  It doesn’t matter if it’s Derek Norris $3,600 or John Jaso $3,700 as long as you confirm they’re starting.  They’re both hot and in your price range regardless of your other spending habits.  The A’s have absolutely mastered the art of matchups.  It’s hot in Oakland for a change and there’s a breezy heading in the tarp’s direction.

Victor Martinez, 1B: $4,700 – He likes Ubaldo and he’s a hottie.  OMG you totes gotta get him in your lineup, FTW!

Miguel Cabrera, 3B: $5,800 – He’s got good numbers vs. Ubaldo Jimenez and Ugotdough to Spendez.  And I got jokes!

Asdrubal Cabrera, SS: $4,100 – Yes, his first name sounds like a side effect of severe ground and pound or a testosterone replacement therapy.  How can you not say yes to that?  When Asdrubal is faced with the Ra-Dickey he gets excited, 3-6 with 2 HRs.  You don’t have to tell anyone that, today, you have Asdrubal.

Michael Morse, OF: $3,800 – Morse has burned me once already this year due to his inability to stay in the game because apparently statues don’t make for good late inning OFs.  He’s been getting the hook around the 7th inning this year for a defensive replacement.  However, Brandon Belt’s injury opens up a nice little spot for him to stand in one place and be helpful, which means his bat should get a full day’s use playing 1B.

Melky Cabrera, SS: $4,700 – Cabrera has his Melky way with Masterson.  15-27 lifetime vs. the Indians’ ace.

Curtis Granderson, SS: $3,900 – He does face a lefty and this may not be the day to use him since the wind is also blowing in a little.  But he sure does love to hit to that short porch at New Yankee Stadium: The House That Middling LHB’s Built.

P.S. If you don’t trust me, you aren’t the only one—my wife wears a chastity belt and my dog walks himself—there’s always Rudy’s super techie DFSBot.  Everyone loves technologies and the robot’s are usually correcto.  In fact, even if you’re the type to take candy from strangers, you need to check with the DFSBot first because it knows if the candy is safe to eat.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

DET @ BAL has a pretty good chance of rain but it does subside as the night wears on so there’s a decent chance they get the game in.  If you’re scared I like Jose Abreu, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira (if his crotch is ready to go), Pedro Alvarez and Mark Reynolds as replacements for the Tigers above.

SD @ CIN It looks pretty gloomy in the Natti.  Definitely avoid paying for one of these pitchers.  I’d probably avoid all the bats too.

LAA @ PHI may also get rained out.

Doing Lines in Vegas

DET (-102) They light up Ubaldo and the O’s have scored the fewest runs in the league against LHPs (Smyly).  They might not get to play the game, but that won’t cost you money.

COL (+150) Colorado is seriously hot.  Yeah James Shields is much better than Franklin Morales, but the Royals tend to not give Shields run support and they suck at hitting LHPs.  Getting these odds is a good bet.

  1. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Adam Jones for Hanley Ramirez?

    Who would you rather have?

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Jones unless you have some terrible MI issues

    • Hawk says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson:

      Sorry to be contrarian but I’d prefer Hanley. IMO,

      Hanley + replacement level OF > Jones + replacement level SS

      • Schlurricane

        Schlurricane says:
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        @Hawk: perhaps, but do you trust Hanley to be healthy?@Wallpaper Paterson: Jones unless you have some terrible MI issues

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Schlurricane: the Miami SS is my SS. I would rather not do the trade because I don’t love my outfield either. I would have accepted the offer if all respondents stated it was a no brainer to accept it

  2. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi, Schlurricane.

    Would you start Mike Minor tonight @ SF?

    I still remember his 2nd start the disaster :(

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Piranhaman: I’d say the Giants win but he’s not too bad an option

  3. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    The Cabrera stack was an easy call when looking at the BVPs last night. I also like Joey Bats against Masterson, he’s got a couple of homers and has reached base 12 times in 25 PAs.

    I’m thinking of taking a chance with Doubront against the Twins tonight. He’s more or less been terrible, but his last couple of starts have looked better, and the price and the matchup are solid. I also like Minor to get back on (urinary) tract against the Giants.

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: good call on Joey Bats. You’re braver than I putting Doublahnt out there

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Schlurricane: Felix is a very risky play but Minnesota hasn’t been great against lefties and they strikeout at a decent clip.

        • J-MoneyIV says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Hey man, just a heads up, but ESPN is reporting that Peavy will take Felix’s start today vs the Twins. Felix will be starting tomorrow.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @J-MoneyIV: Well then HELLLO Pomeranz

  4. allen says:
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    Im goin waino/pomeranz tonight in a H2H on kings. I hope pomeranz doesnt pull a Lyons tonight. Holy F***!!!! What are your thoughts on Pomeranz tonight? Streamonator thinks hell.be alright. I like ike davis for a cheap play tonight.

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @allen: I like Pomeranz but not sure he’s stretched out to go any longer than 6 IP

  5. SMLV1 says:
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    Whats your take on starting Wheeler @NYY and Shields vs. COL? I see you said COL is hot right now, does Shields cool em down?

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @SMLV1: I am very wary of Wheeler vs the veteran Yanks. He could rise to the occasion but my gut says stay away. Shields very well could cool the Rox. I feel like these risks aren’t worth the price compared to the guys I mentioned above.

  6. SMLV1 says:
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    Also assuming Gausman stays up who finish the year with better ratios…everyone starting with a clean slate…

    Gausman, W. Peralta, Gee, G. Richards, Lyles, Harang or Pomeranz?

    List Top 3 if possible.

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @SMLV1: Pomeranz has best ratios but probably doesn’t hold starting role all year. Peralta, Richards and Gausman have the stuff to be far superior to the rest but I bet one visits Dr. FREEZE soon.

  7. elipitt says:
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    Just posting to sign up for the newsletter. Great site!

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @elipitt: welcome aboard, thanks for joining the shenanigans

  8. Schlurricane

    Schlurricane says:
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    Weather Update: looks like CIN is only location truly threatened by rain.

  9. Joe says:
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    Hey dude who is gonna be better gregory Polanco or springer? Is gregory Polanco the real deal?

  10. Matt says:
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    Off topic, but whats going on with Mat Latos? He threw a bullpen a few days ago, his wife of all people said it went great but the Reds have yet to update his status. Whats up? Haha

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Matt: If you talk to his wife you got more info than I do

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