South Korean native Hyun-Jin Ryu burst onto the scene this season, racking 20 strikeouts in his first three outings, notching two wins with a sub-3.00 ERA. Like many baseball fans and fantasy die-hards, I didn’t know much about Ryu’s repertoire and did little research into his scouting reports from overseas, mainly because it’s difficult to project a guy like Ryu’s prospects in the Majors with success in the Korean leagues, as language-barriers, increased talent level, and moving half a world away can completely change a pitcher’s approach.
Without much info and never having seen him pitch, I decided (and was suggested by a commenter) to watch his start on Saturday against the Orioles to see what his stuff really looks like: Please, blog, may I have some more?
We at Razzball realize that exporting our views across the country has damaging consequences on the blogosphere. To help make amends, we are reaching out to leading team blogs and featuring their locally blogged answers to pressing 2013 fantasy baseball questions regarding their team. We feel this approach will be fresher, more sustainable, and require less energy consumption (for us anyway). The 2013 Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Preview comes courtesy Mike Petriello from Mike Sciocia’s Tragic Illness. Please, blog, may I have some more?
After an up-and-down four-inning debut, then a real stinker against the Padres, Arizona’s prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer was in dire need of a positive outing in his third start heading into the All-Star break. With the Diamondbacks hoping to push for a Wild Card berth, and with Bauer on top of many pitching prospect lists, he has a lot of eyes on him to deliver a solid rookie season. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Pretty much all I got from the Ace Ventura sequel was a hilarious scene with a robotic rhino and what guano was. Jim Carrey is such a teacher.
Just as Ace Ventura cornered the pet detective racket, so has Dr. James Andrews the Tommy John surgery profession. Chris Capuano is due to receive a free ligament replacement on his Andrews Clinic punch card after receiving two procedures in 2002 and 2008 (two notes – first I wish him no harm and second I have no idea if Andrews was actually the surgeon). After up and down seasons in half of 2010 with the Brewers and an inconsistent 2011 with the Mets (Capuano did show signs of quality back-end of the rotation stuff with a 8.13 K per 9 in 31 starts), Capuano got a pretty nice chunk of change, signing a two-year deal worth $10 million with the Dodgers. Please, blog, may I have some more?