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In case you missed it, I’m still the Creeper and the premise is still the same. I had a hiccup last week and let my 4th personality in the door and did Norichiko Aoki as my Jack’s Hit of the Week. For that momentary lapse of reason, I apologize to my regulars who look forward to a hot add for the coming week. As I stand here before you in my shame suit, I ask you to read on because this ride is a doozy. They say a scooter is fun to ride but you would never want your friends to see you on one. [Ed. Note -- Just like your mom!] Well I can say, they are quite fun, and if you ask not-real-life brother and sister Christian Slater and Helen Slater, they will confirm they are worth starting a rebellious social phenomenon over. Like the Legend of Billie Jean, watch the link to follow this, we are starting a revolution here today because fair is fair and Scooter Gennett needs to be owned for the next week and maybe a lot longer.

Before the season, he was targeted by Grey, but when the season started, Scooter was sometimes left in the garage in favor of Rickie Weeks who is like a bike with a flat tire and no chain. He’s old news, to say Weeks is weak is really weak, but it’s true. WTF was Ron Roenicke thinking coming out of spring training having Weeks and Gennett platoon at 2nd base? If to only increase the trade value of the oft-injured Weeks is the only reasonable excuse for this stunting of a future top-10 2nd baseman’s development. I really loved Scooter coming into this year, and even drafted him in a few leagues, as I chose to gamble on upside late for my middle infield and second base options. I was pissed like Helen Slater, I mean Billie Jean, when my sweet Honda Elite got crushed by Rickie Weeks. The early season platoon made owning Scooter impossible, and I had to throw that fun ride into the garage and wait til better weather.

Coming into this week, the 5.6% owned left-handed hitting Scooter Gennett had started 11 of the past 13 games at 2nd base for the Brewers. In his past five starts, he batted second instead of early season favorite and fantasy disappointment Jean Segura. (Who also suffered this bad head injury yesterday off the bat of Ryan Braun… Ouch!) This only helps push Scooter back to batting between Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun while we wait on the fate of Segura. Over the past two weeks, Scooter has been the 7th best 2nd baseman in ESPN, and doesn’t look like he is slowing down. This coming week he begins with a series against the Cardinals and three right hander’s, who he has gone 9 for 19 against in his short career and sports a combined batting average of .405 against the club. He follows the Cardinals series with a trip to Cincinnati to face three more right-handers in the four game set. The left hander, Tony Cingrani, won’t be pitching until next Sunday which looks like a perfect time to give Scooter his day off and that gives us six straight days of games to play Scooter.  Hitter Tron is not in love with Scooter this week, but sometimes I think that nympho-bot has his mind on Cadillac’s and pitching machines. If you’re dealing with trying to replace Kolten Wong, the disappearance of early season Sky darling Dustin Ackley, or feel like benching Jedd Gyorko or Brad Miller, then take this little Scooter out for a ride. So put on your blonde wig, you know you have one, and reenact this classic image from The Legend of  Billie Jean.

Others under consideration: Danny Espinosa, Marcus Semien, Jonathan Schoop, Lucas Duda.

 

  1. The Guru

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    Love me some Scooter! He’s been my DFS go-to guy, but worried now with Segura getting his face broke and Braun out no one will drive him in.

    Guru confession #458: My first ride was a ’79 Vespa. Yeah, I’m cool.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Guru: I thought you were a rocker….not a mod

      • The Guru

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        Have you see the real me? *smashes guitar*

        • J-FOH says:
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          @The Guru: Sorry it was reigning on you

  2. Lville Jim says:
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    I’m somewhat embarrassed to say I actually went to the theater to see “The Legend Of Billie Jean” back in the day. Was in the Marines at the time and we would pay for one movie and then hang out and slip into a couple others. Guess they never caught onto the same guys buying soda and popcorn over a seven hour period.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lville Jim: that was the thing to do, my parents would drop us off to go do the same thing always saying the movies were too over priced and it was ok. I recorded and watched that movie probably 50 times on cable

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @J-FOH: another trick (may only work in middle of weekdays) is to stick a pen or a stick in the least used doors at the back of the theaters (one way doors), and go to a nearbye store or supermarket where food is better priced and come back in between movies. can grab beer this way too (pretend yr in a european theater)

  3. Joe G says:
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    Andrew cashnier or homer bailey?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe G: Cashner

  4. Newleaf says:
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    If you add gyrkos and millers stats, you actually have a solid middle infielder. Maybe that’s what everyone meant.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Newleaf: you have deciphered the code

  5. Kid A says:
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    Norichiko and the Man! Great show.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: Doh! I always write his name in the masculine form

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @J-FOH: Actually, in Japanese, the -o ending typically signifies the feminine form.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Principal Blackman: Kid lives i some Spanish speaking third world country and that joke was directed that way

  6. Greg says:
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    Any thoughts on Salazar against SF today?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Greg:

      Jack owns him and is starting him. He also eats lightbulbs and can swallow like 15 swords at once. He is a real daredevil.

      • Greg says:
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        @Kid A:

        Yeah, it’s making me antsy. I know he’ll have a 14 k win if I leave him on the bench. On the other hand, if I start him he’s gonna be jamming swords and lightbulbs into mine and Jack’s privatest places.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Greg: I’ve ben asking strangers to kick me in the nuts….they’ve been quite responsive

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Greg: I’m using a wheelbarrow to help me a round today….so yes I’m starting him

      • Greg says:
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        @J-FOH:

        hahah

        I may as well…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Greg: your huevos get you much respect today

          • Greg says:
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            @J-FOH:

            As do yours, sir. Pretty happy with that performance, although I don’t understand how the Indians were batting against Ryan Vogelsong of 2011. Oh well.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Greg: Indians offense really sucks this year

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Greg: both of those guys were probably playing for their jobs in that game. certainly vogelsong should’ve been. I’m hoping for Petit gig soon for NL only purposes.

  7. coachgonzo says:
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    Rolling with him this week so I definitely Loved this article. Btw scooters are fun if you have Dmx ruffryders playin in the background.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @coachgonzo: a ghetto blaster and a bungee chord is my theme music band

  8. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Is Kelly Johnson a drop for Scooter? He’s been miserable.. 3/26 (.114) with 1 run & 1 rbi in the last two weeks. He’s 1B, 2B, 3B, AND OF eligible in Yahoo, but I guess that doesn’t matter if you suck at every position. I also have Miller benched for the time being.. thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @FillyP: I’d drop Johnson for Scooter

      • FillyP says:
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        @J-FOH: Would you rather have Aybar over Scooter? Aybar’s been on a ridiculous tear..

        • J-FOH says:
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          @FillyP: Aybar

  9. Chris r says:
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    I have kinsler at 2b, but could run scooter at if or until over Matt Adams/ aoki. Would it be worth it to drop Espinosa, gyorko, or Rollins for scooter?

    Any chance scooter gets time at SS? I have everth and Rollins there.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris r: It’s a push with him and espinosa

  10. Birdmann says:
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    Maybin is back over/under till he hits the DL again. I am going with 20 games.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: 18

  11. gareth says:
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    I see your scooter gennett and raise you an omar infante. Sure hes yawnstipating but hes hot right now and has decent match ups this week. The Kansas lineup as a whole is starting to heat up amd he’ll be hitting second in front of hosmer, butler and Gordon. Alcides and aoki are also nice table setters in front of him.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: yeah, but he’s Infante which is Spanish for Nap setter

      • gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: so avoid a 2b/mi infield of dozier infante?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @gareth: depends on need, Dozier gives you counting stats with a bad average and infante should help balance that average out. what are other options?

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            @J-FOH: its pretty barren.

            My mi is gyorko so id probably put someone there til jed hopefully turns it around. My 2b is kipnis and ss alcides Escobar.

            Scooter is taken in my league.

            I am actually struggling more at catcher and third base. I have Carlos Santana and Chase headley stinking it up. Ive dl’ed headley and currently have an open catcher or third base spot.

            The options:

            Catcher: salty, zunino, Navarro, grandal, gomes.
            2b: infante, Dj , uggla.
            ss: jeter, hechevarria, b. Crawford.
            3b: Dominguez, callaspo (who also has 2b eligibility).

            Pretty ugly, right?

            • gareth says:
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              @gareth: dozier also unavailable.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @gareth: espinosa there? there has got ot be more third base options? is this RCL?

              • gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: no Espinosa. It is the rcl.

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                  SEMIEN, freese and chisenhall are other 3b options.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @gareth: semien is hot

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @J-FOH:

                      Did your dream of writing for razzball involve talking endlessly to a cat about its problems?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: I also like talking to puppies too

  12. Harris says:
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    Hi. Great stuff. This site really has a lot of talent. Thinking possibly ROS. Rank….A.Craig, Y. Cespedes or S Marte. Thx.

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: btw. H2h.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Harris: Cespedes, Marte, Craig

  13. Wake Up says:
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    Would you drop Polanco for Tabata? Tabata is heating up…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: I’m not dropping Polanco anywhere. Tabata has gone 6 for 14 with a run and an rbi over his last four games, if that’s hot then the vaccum cleaner is living on the sun

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: hahaha…he got a steal!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: I try to throw a wakism in when I answer your questions

          • Kid A says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Start/Sit Brandon Maurer today?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Kid A: I’m going to over the internet smash a bottle over your head

  14. gareth says:
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    Looks like the Salazar gamble paid off. Best hes looked all year!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: and best my balls have looked too

  15. gareth says:
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    Someone dropped Salazar in my league so I grabbed him. As a hopeful Indians fan It was a “I’m betting on this kid to turn it around for my team” kind of move.

    Gomes just tied it with a homer. A win too much to ask?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: be happy with what you got from Salazar furball

      • gareth says:
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        The giants sweep the Indians. Its retro 1954 weekend!

  16. gareth says:
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    Kid A just added SEMIEN so hes out the equation.

    Guess I’m trading Stanton for a third tier third baseman………….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: post the link to your league

        • Birdmann says:
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          @gareth: put a waiver in for Nick C. or add Mini donkey

          • Birdmann says:
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            @Birdmann: or Matt Dom

        • J-FOH says:
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          @gareth: I agree with the Birdman, grab Matt Domingez and put your waiver in for Castellanos. That way if you don’t get Nick you at least have Matt D. On the pitching front I like Tyson Ross better than Peralta long term. Ross’s next three start are favorable. I think you can drop Grandy at this point. Also if you are looking for a flyer at CI, Carter has been hitting well the last week and Duda has 4 games in Colorado this week. Why do you have two DH players?

  17. jal179 says:
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    Madbum + Yelich for Bruce
    Madbum + Yelich for Puig
    Gio for Pence
    Archer for Torii Hunter

    Which of the above makes the most sense for my roster (10 team redraft h2h 5×5 +Hits,OPS, QS)

    I need an OF (currently have adam jones, rios, beltran, yelich, Joyce) and my pitchers are Madbum, Gio, Teheran, Sonny, Eovaldi, Archer, Ventura, Porcello, Martin Perez, Tyson Ross.

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      Id prefer to keep an ace type like Madbum around tho his start has been slow… is this concerning?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: If it’s a ten team there should better options but if you must Bruce side

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Cool. Things are tight on the trade front.

  18. Principal Blackman says:
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    Wickie Reeks

  19. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with as many people as there are round here benching gyorko and/or miller this creeper will likely be the most popular (possibly of entire season, even at the end)

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