Carlos Delgado might as well enjoy a Cocktail or two as he’s the latest member of the new hip injury (double entendre) – the torn labrum. It took A-Rod two months to come back from this and he’s younger, in better shape, and a bigger poser (not sure how the 3rd point is relevant, just felt like saying it). If you drafted Delgado, you’ve got to just let him go. No use clogging up a DL slot except if you’re in a real deep league. Forget the Mets replacements for now – Tatis, Murphy, Kranepool, etc – as none of them have 1B eligibility. Hopefully you have another player for the 1B slot and can just grab the best 1B/3B available for cornerman. Anyway, here’s what else we saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Rickie Weeks – Weeks’s out-for-the-seasony is epidemic, ya’ll. Hardy likes to hit 2nd and Hart or Counsell would make sense in the leadoff spot. If Gamel plays 3rd, Counsell or Hall would be play 2nd. Hall would get a nice boost in value if he gains 2nd base eligibility, which is to say he would go from no value to some value in deep leagues. This Weeks injury should be a wake up call for all Blalock owners. One day he’s hitting homers, the next day he has a root canal that sidelines him indefinitely. Okay, Weeks, Nomar and Baldelli offer you a ride, but the catch is you can’t wear your seatbelt, do you accept the ride?
Mat Gamel – HR and error yesterday. In 2007, Milwaukeeans called that The Braun Exacta. Defense be damned! Gamel got the start at 3rd. I propose the Brewers correct Gamel’s defensive problems like how the Rockies went to the humidor. They should put The Vacuum in Miller Park. Whenever the visiting team is hitting, you turn The Vacuum to suck and watch as everything is hit to the right side. The Vacuum sucks so Gamel doesn’t blow.
Kyle Lohse – 4 IP, 4 ER. He’s not good. Wait, do I hear an echo? Oh, no, that’s just me the last five times he’s pitched.
Scott Richmond – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 Ks. Was a good match-up, still not a fan of his going forward.
Ross Detwiler – Was 0-3 with a 2.98 ERA in Double-A. Sounds like he should be a starter for the Nats! I wouldn’t go after him outside of NL-Only leagues and even there, I’d want to see more… On someone else’s team.
Joel Hanrahan – 1 IP, 3 ER. Hanrahanahanananan got Kazaamahamahammed!
Glen Perkins – 2/3 IP, 6 ER. Got flapjacked by the Yanks and now is being sent to the Disgraceful List with elbow inflammation. I don’t know who the Twins end up replacing him with, but two guarantees: 1) over/under on K/start will be 1.5 and 2) you don’t need to pick him up.
Carl Crawford/B.J. Upton – Rays scored a kajillion runs and they went a combined 0-for-6. What a bunch of ticker teases!
Ross Ohlendorf – 5 IP, 5 ER. The only thing standing in the way of The Dorf is his lackluster pitching.
Carlos Gomez – 4-for-8 in the last two games with a steal. He’s starting for about a week with Young out. Those desperate for steals may be able to sneak in a few for the next couple of days.
Mark Teixeira – 2 HRs yesterday with 4 RBIs. Almost June? Yup, makes sense.
Jason Marquis – 8 IP, 1 ER. The Marquis de Sad did it to the Braves royally.
Bobby Abreu – 0-for-2, zero home runs and 14 steals on the year. The Angels ended up with the 2nd coming of Reggie Willits.
Kendry Morales – 2 home runs yesterday to bring his total to 8 on the year while batting .289. I realize he’s been yawnstipating in his career, but he’s having a solid year and could end up with 25/100/.280.
Russell Branyan – Hit his 10th homer on the year. Hey, cheap power, say hello to your mother for me.
Vladimir Guerrero – Coming back from his torn pectoral to be the Angels’ Designated Hacker. You have to think the pectoral plays some role in swinging. Wouldn’t bet that Stitch Tits is going to deliver much more than an empty .280 average.
John Lackey – 5 IP, 4 ER. Aren’t you glad you held onto him for two months? His owners probably wish he would’ve just pegged Ichiro to start the game (Ichiro’s owners probably wish that too). I think this was just rust with Lackey, I wouldn’t be too concerned.
Brandon Morrow – Pitched the 6th and 7th, giving up 2 earned runs. The way he’s going he’s going to be pitching the 3rd inning soon.
Randy Wolf – Is he Randy for a win or Hungry for a win? Either way, 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER should buy a brotha a win. To give you a glimpse into my soul, I own Wolf in three leagues and I haven’t been disappointed at all. 56 1/3 IP, 46 Ks, 1.07 WHIP and a 2.72 ERA. If someone was willing to give you Wolf for say the random rookie nookie you have (Zimmermann, Gamel, Parra), I’d do it. I think it’s possible too, because Wolf gets no love. In fact, I grabbed him off waivers in one of my ‘pert 15 team leagues.
Garrett Atkins – Getting benched by Hurdle. Mrs. Garrett’s Atkins diet was more successful than Atkins this year.
Phil Coke – Got the save as Mo needed rest after pitching on Sat and Sun. The last time Coke got credit for a Yankee save was when Steve Howe donned the pinstripes.
Joey Votto – Votto’s in the Scripps Clinic for an examination… E-X-A-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N… Examination.