Finally Jim Mora and Robert Horry will pay attention to their fantasy baseball teams. Last week got all flummoxed with all that Irene business. Not my fault the patent is still pending on my weather machine. This week let’s hope we are back to some sense of normalcy. Wait, off course we are… Strasburg is back! It’s like the Beatles playing Shea in ‘63. No, not really, but it’s still exciting. Some playoff systems lock their rosters so if your reading this to just read this, thanks for being a faithful reader. Others, start as many as you can. Stats are stats. I would rather go down fighting than sit there like a bump on a log. Well, good luck this week in both the fantasy baseball playoffs and the first week of fantasy football. (Please keep in mind that pitchers and matchups change.)
ONE START OPTIONS:
Bruce Chen @ Oak – Moscoso
R.A. Dickey @ Fla – Hensley
Joe Saunders @Col – Millwood
Aaron Harang vs. SF – Cain
Henderson Alvarez (Bos vs. Beckett, Bal vs. Reyes) Anyone who reads my posts knows I love me some ground ball pitchers, sop them up with a biscuit. Temptation is there to sit him against the Sawx, but you do what you do.
Jake Westbrook (Mil vs. Wolf, Atl vs. Hudson) I am going to run out of biscuits this week. Pitching better, I wanna pat him on the head and say it’s too late for the Cards, but I hate breaking peoples’ spirits.
James McDonald (Hou vs. Sosa, Fla vs. Vazquez) Return of the Mack…. Yes, I did. Wow, that was my jam when I was crossing over out of my high top fade days. His WHIP makes me do the sour pickle face, home starts make me do the pee pee dance but in a good way.
Fausto Carmona (Det vs. Porcello, @Chw vs. Stewart) His name translated means unsolvable enigma. That’s really not true, but it was fun to type. You know his whole story, he has been on this weekly post more than anyone. Buy two-ply just in case.
John Lannan (LAD vs. Kuroda, Hou vs. Rodriguez) Home sweet home. ERA is way lower and he needs to keep the place clean for when Stras’ pitches.
Josh Collmenter (@Col vs. Rogers, SD vs. LeBlanc) Start all D-Backs, no matter when, no matter where. That’s my new theory. It has replaced “eatin’ ain’t cheatin.”
Javier Vazquez (NYM vs. Capuano, @Pit vs. McDonald) I don’t know who is more of an agita inducer, him or Fausto. Could be the Montezuma’s revenge kicking in. Ks are always nice and I would always like to play for my great grandfather.
Henry Sosa (@Pit vs. McDonald, @Was vs. Strasburg) I really wanted to work both Stras’ starts in here, but left Ted Lilly at the bagel store. 27-year-old rookie basically getting by on deception. Is this week’s “it’s 2 o’clock and I don’t want to sleep alone special.”
Felipe Paulino (@Oak vs. Harden, @Sea vs. Beavan) I was having a debate with a friend, who would be a better love therapist Phil Collins or REO Speedwagon? You’re asking yourself, “How does this relate to Felipe Paulino?” It doesn’t but thanks for reading and now you’re thinking of Phil Collins. Mission accomplished.
Wade Miley (@Col vs. Cook, SD vs. Stauffer) I like anyone who plays for the Snakes right now. Team is gritty with neck tattoos and a gruff disposition. Sounds like I was reading a profile off of American Grizzly.
Chris Capuano (@Fla vs. Vazquez, CHC vs. Wells) You’re welcome, I gave you 11 guys this week. Mainly because I can’t count.