It’s getting close to that time. That’s right, the BOGO sale at Payless! No, it’s the time when you look at your roster and say “I drafted this guy way too high to just drop him after a month.” That’s how fake baseball rolls, we don’t have the luxury of letting a rookie get his feet under him. Or that starting pitcher who is failing to figure things out. If we do, we lose — plain and simple. These guys don’t owe us anything and we shouldn’t owe them anything for being a sucktard for a month. So now is the time to look at your roster and your league standing. Go ahead, do it. See which ones are the slow starters and show obvious patience, and who are the guys you guessed and guessed wrong on. 80 cents on the dollar is still worth more to me than falling in the standings. So good luck on this week’s fantasy baseballedness. (Please keep in mind that match-ups and pitchers may change.)
ONE START OPTIONS
Derek Holland vs. Tor – Reyes
Jeff Niemann @ Min – Baker
Josh Tomlin vs. KC – O’Sullivan
Mike Leake @ Mil – Estrada
Kyle Lohse @ Hou – Figueroa
Fausto Carmona vs. KC – Francis
Brian Duensing vs. TB – Hellickson
Carlos Carrasco vs. Det – Penny
Jason Hammel vs. Pit – Correia
Dillon Gee vs. Ari – Enright
TWO START STARTERS
Justin Masterson (@ KC -Hochevar, Det- Coke) Love isn’t a strong enough word, restraining order is though. Fun fact: he is the only player in MLB that was born in Jamaica. Groundball pitchers have long futures in real or fake baseball. xFIP shows some regression but I’ll take 3.50 from him.
Chris Narveson (Cin-Arroyo, @Hou-Norris) Only owned in 45% of ESPN leagues. 80% of which are dead already. What’s not to love? Good Lineup. Decent stuff. Owns a scooter, hey wait a second.
Bud Norris (STL-Westbrook, Mil-Narveson) Bud, why do you hurt me? You look awesome for stints during a game than they string together some hits and you give up a 6 run homer. We stay for the K’s and leave ya for the WHIP.
Bartolo Colon (CHW-Floyd, Tor-Cecil) In limited innings, he’s 3rd on Yanks in K’s. Watched his start in Toronto and I was very impressed. Great fastball command.
Jon Garland (@Fla-Nolasco, SD-Moseley) Back from the dead. Great for a mix and match-up type. Innings gobbler with 10 straight years of double digit wins. Yeah, that’s right I said ten.
Zach Britton (Bos-Buchholz, @CHW-Floyd) Promising start going 3-1. Has the arsenal to be a top of rotation stud, albeit in Baltimore. Watch out for the rookie wall, which should pop up in another 50 innings or so.
R.A. Dickey (@Was-Lannan, @Phi-Lee) What happened to the bottle with all the lightning in it from last year? Mets are just getting healthy enough to start trading everyone by June 1st.
Phil Coke (Sea-Bedard, @Cle-Masterson) You know what cures all ills. Pickle juice and the Mariners offense. Is an up-n-down lefty, with that sexy dual eligibility try and squeeze him in somewhere.
Charlie Morton (SF-Cain, @Col-Jimenez) The steakhouse served up a cube steak last outing. I haven’t seen tougher match-ups since TKO crew took on Electro Rock.