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The playoffs roar on.  I am calling this week’s entry the De-Fib kit for your playoff hopes, the in case of emergency break glass list.  Well how bad could it honestly be,  if you’re still alive in the playoffs or are still trying to steal those last few points.  It’s a better alternative than being out of the playoffs and looking forward to fantasy hockey.  Shameless cross promotion is never a bad thing.  The fringe benefits are awesome, as I received a signed picture of Dick Button and a glass of water with a note attached saying it was ice from the Montreal Forum.  So continue the good fight as the playoffs continue on, comments or pitch or ditch questions are always welcome.  Good luck. (Please keep in mind that pitchers and matchups change.)

ONE START OPTIONS:

9/14
Luke Hochevar vs. Min – Pavano
Wade Davis @ Bal – Guthrie
Chris Narveson vs. Col – Millwood

9/15
Randy Wells @ Cin – Bailey
Chris Capuano vs. Was – Milone

9/16
Jeff Locke @ LA vs. – Kuroda
Wade Miley @ SD – Stauffer
Derek Lowe vs. NYM – Batista
Philip Humber @ KC – Paulino
John Lannan vs. Fla – Sanchez

Brett Myers (Phi vs. Oswalt, @CHC vs. Dempster) Two consecutive 1 ER outings in a row, technically 3 if you count the one in relief.  It’s Houston so you need to look on the brighter side when looking at stats.  Man, that possible change to the AL can’t come fast enough.

Eric Surkamp (SD vs. Harang, @Col vs. Pomeranz) The Giants are the Krylon of baseball.  If they score any runs pray for a rain shortened game.  Back end of the rotation potential type for next year.

Dillon Gee (Was vs. Wang, @Atl vs. Beachy) The second most popular Dylan/Dillon in NY next to the candy bar. Which if you haven’t been is the diabetic purgatory.  Faces Wang and at a Beachy — sounds like Sandy Hook.

Bruce Chen (Min vs. Hendriks, CHW vs. Peavy) Which Bruce shows up this week, the one that we make fun of or the one we get made fun of for using.  My inner Bruce Chen is flying a kite and whistling “Magic” by the Cars.  Spotty with a chance of bed wetting, is my professional fantasy scouting report of Chen.

Brad Lincoln (STL vs. Lohse, @LA vs. Eveland) In the playoffs see a penny pick it up, all the day your fantasy team may suck.  Previous 6 inning shutout of the Cards helps his case, LA just plain sucking is the Mrs. Butterworth’s on top. Random unrelated fact of the day, Mrs. Butterworth’s first name, Joy. You’re welcome.

R.A. Dickey (Was vs. Detwiler, @Atl vs. Hudson) I am not ashamed to say that I like me some Dickey this week.  Why is everyone laughing? Kanye likes the fish version, why can’t I like the baseball version?

Guillermo Moscoso (Ana vs. Williams, Det vs. Verlander) Billy the not so Nino.  People everywhere prolly added him right after his last start.  Good for them for being so astute and having zero real friends but 400 facebook friends.

Chris Volstad (@Atl vs. Beachy, @Was vs. Wang) Even in Norway he is barely usable.  I want to root for him because he has some potential.  He suffers from “one inning-itis”.  Also visits Sandy Hook this week.

Joe Saunders (@LA vs. Billingsley, @SD vs. Harang) Anyone remember when he was crying about being traded out of Anaheim. I asked Justin Morneau if he remembered and he was too busy trying to velcro his shoes to comment.

Zach Britton (TB vs. Niemann, Ana vs. Pineiro) Throw the Yankees start out the window, because we wouldn’t have used him anyways.  Has elite groundball pitcher stuff.  Unfortunately hits can come via the groundball, that piece of genius brought to you by the World Wide Leader.

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  1. Neil says:
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    Would you rather have Bruce Chen or Moscoso for the rest of the season?

  2. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    good thing Beachy isnt facing Wang or Dickey,it can get pretty uncomfortable when y’get sand all up in that area….

    I really hate when the real life baseball world s**ts all over my fantasy baseball world….Im a rabid,battery tossing Phillies fan and have thoroughly enjoyed watching Hamels and Halladay mostly shut down Braun and Fielder the past two nights and I expect more of the same from Lee today.The problem is,Braun and Fielder are my two best players in a h2h league and it could very well cost me the championship.I have no problem seperating the two while watching the game,but in the morning when I check the fantasy stats,its like a bad hangover where I regret everything that happened the night before.

    anyway….10 team 8×8(QS,K/9),do you like McDonald tommorow against FLA?

    same league,how about Sosa @WAS?

    thnks.

  3. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Yea I hear ya. Well without there production to date you wouldn’t be where you are now, is the best way to look at it. As for the starters depends on what you need. I am from the school of if they are on your roster than you start them unless its against a superior team. Because if your not going to start them than why are they on your roster?

  4. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Sorry hit submit too soon, if they aren’t on your roster i would like McDonald tomorrow and no on Sosa for sunday. But if you need the stats than by all means start both.

  5. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    yeah,Im glad you said that.I argue w/ other fake baseball types all the time about not starting guys on your roster.Obviously there will always be certain starts that are a bad idea(certain rookies at Coors,@Fenway etc etc….),but for the most part,If you manage your team well enough you shouldnt end up w/ guys who you only start half the time or whatever.so yeah,I dont own either McDonald or Sosa.Im just trying to cover my ass for tommorow.I wanted another SP for tommorow,but the ww options are so weak.Ill check to see where I stand at the end of the day and go from there.

    thnks a lot.

  6. Kovals says:
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    Who do you think going to see more AB’s down the stretch – J. Montero from NYY or B. Lahair from CHC?

  7. LT says:
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    H2H playoffs next week – need to replace Cuddyer. For 1 week who would you pick – Options are Bay, Matsui, Jon Jay, Ibanez, De aza – thanks

  8. MrHappyTime says:
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    David Murphy or Dexter Fowler rest of the season?

  9. Slam says:
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    who do you like more, britton or saunders? looks like they have the best match-ups/chance for wins on this list.

  10. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    @Kovals: prolly about even cubs want to see what the have and Yanks may phone it in lineup wise the last week.

    @LT: Pains me but Bay.

    @MrHappyTime: Murphy til if/when Cruz comes back.

    @Slam: Saunders

  11. drew says:
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    should i drop carlos santana for jesus montero?

  12. BlinkULDHC says:
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    Moscoso has been a champ at home, and he’s got those two home starts next week.

    Home: 63.2 IP, 44 H, 5 HR, 15 BB, 38 K, 2.26 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, .188 BAA, 6-2 W-L

    Away: 46.2 IP, 47 H, 6 HR, 20 BB, 24 K, 4.82 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, .257 BAA, 2-6 W-L

    He’s un-own-able on the road with his putrid K/9, K:BB, ERA, WHIP, W-L…. but if there’s ever a time to pick up Moscoso, it’s now and it’s for his 2 road starts next week.

  13. BlinkULDHC says:
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    *Meant to say “for his 2 home starts next week.” regarding Moscoso.

  14. BlinkULDHC says:
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    Also, how about Aaron Harang as a 2-start possibility next week?

    Harang’s got @SF v. Eric Surkamp on Monday 9/12: Against SF this season, Harang’s got 20 IP, 15 H, 1 HR, 13K:6BB, with a 0.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and .211 BAA. Granted, all 3 starts have been at Petco.

    Harang’s got a Petco start on Sunday 9/18 vs. ARI, likely against Joe Saunders. Harang’s Petco numbers: 95.1 IP, 64K:32BB, 3.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 7-4 W-L.

    So, Harang’s two opposing pitchers are Surkamp and Saunders, with @SF and @Petco, two pitchers’ park starts.

  15. Chris says:
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    Need to maximize my # of QS today, sit one of these guys:

    Sosa, Stewart, Westbrook, Pomeranz

  16. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Smokey, are you as down on Danks as Grey? Looks like he’s got a 2 start next week.

    Would you sit either Danks (vs Det & KC), Cecil (vs NYY) or T Hudson (vs NYM) for J Vazquez (vs Phi, I think)?

    Thanks in advance.

  17. Anthony says:
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    SMokey – Are you on twitter ???

  18. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    @drew: no

    @BlinkULDHC: If Harang isn’t owned you need to find a new league.

    @Chris: sorry im late to the party.

    @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: Danks is poo for the ROS
    @Anthony: Yea though i don’t post on there much. @smokeemacpot

  19. MrHappytime says:
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    Lilly, Dickey, or Gio tomm?

  20. rascal says:
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    Would you start niemann in a h2h (playoffs)?

  21. rascal says:
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    meant to ask “Would you start Niemann in lieu of Harang?”

  22. Pops says:
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    Soooooooooo was that an endorsement for Brad Lincoln?

  23. rascal says:
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    Matt Moore called up!!

  24. Cheeeeeeze says:
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    I have a cbs league going into playoffs. Who do you like out of Surkamp’s 2 start, Volstad’s 2 start, and Bumgarners 1 Start??
    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  25. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    @MrHappytime: Dickey and Lilly, like them both

    @rascal: Nope

    @Pops: If saying your worth a penny is an endorsement, than yea i guess so.

    @rascal: Bullpen to start which is a bummer.

    @Cheeeeeeze: Don’t know that i trust the 2 start guys as much as MadBum’s one.

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