I drafted Corey Patterson late in my experts league and so far I gotta say, I’m more than pleased with the results. He just homered against McDung and if Patterson doesn’t go 15/30, I’ll be shocked. Sure he’s not going to hit for average, but you deal with that in other ways. Right now, Dusty’s benching him against lefties, and I’m more than happy with that, since he’s dreadful against them anyway. BTW, here’s what else I saw yesterday:

Felix PieReed Johnson is stealing at-bats. I don’t see it stopping soon.

Jonathan Sanchez – Dealing. Sure, it was against the Padres, but ya know what? The rest of the NL isn’t so great on hitting either.

Ryan Spilborghs – Towering home run. You know who was playing him in one league? Me. How did I know? Cause the Rockies were facing a lefty. Spillborghs hits lefties rock hard.

Yorvit Torreabla – I didn’t end up keeping him in my NL-only league, but he hit a bomber, as well. I did get a home run from my catcher, Brian McCann.

Mike Jacobs – I have him in TWO leagues, one for each home run yesterday. (But I had him benched in both leagues. Yahtzee!)

Burke Badenhop – He probably means nothing to you… yet. Listen up, he’s got filthy stuff. In my NL-only keeper league, I’m bidding $2. Fredi G. says he’s 70% sure Badenhop will start Sunday. Watch the Marlins on Sunday. Who ya gonna call… Maroone!

Jack Cust – 7 Ks to Mark Reynolds’s 10 Ks (Rudy Gamble and I have a little side wager. Anyone who wants in, be my guest.) (BTW, instead of saying, ‘Just sayin.’ Can we get people to start saying, “Cust kayin’?”) (Oh, and sorry for the double parenthetical, that’s just sloppy. Actually, this is the third. Ho’d! — for you dyslexics out there.)

Mark Ellis – He’s sitting on waivers in just about every league of mine. He went 4 for 5 and he has two homers. Cust kayin’.

Franklin Gutierrez – Wasn’t playing against the tough righty, Dustin Moseley, in favor of Jason Michaels. Ugh. Let’s re-evaluate on Monday.

Kelly Shoppach – For a second catcher, you could probably do worse.

Zach Greinke – He didn’t look good yesterday. He looked outstanding. Against the Yankees.

Albert Pujols – He lost one last week. Today he hit two. I have him in a league too. Cust Kayin’.

  1. Grey

    Grey says:

    Word on the street is ‘hop will be back for his start on Sunday. Tonight was a tuneup.

  2. Jeff says:

    I think that’s the second time recently you’ve referred to the Padres as a sub-par offensive team. Yes their home park sucks for hitters. They were, however, 6th in the majors (4th in the NL) in road scoring last year. The Padres have scored more runs on the road in each of the last two years than the Red Sox. Facing the Padres is not a boon for pitchers. Pitching in Petco is.

  3. Update – Cust struck out three times yesterday. Reynolds and Cust are tied with 10 Ks, tied w/ several in 16th place. Biggest difference – Reynolds has un-Razztastic 5 HR, 13 RBIs, .306 AVG (due to fall) where Cust is at a 1 HR/4 RBI/.115 clip. Advantage Rudy!

    #1 right now in Ks is Krispie Young with 15 Ks in 38 ABs. My prediction is that he will put together the LEAST valuable 30/30 ever accomplished in the US. He might end up with 65 RBIs and a .240 AVG. He’s like Jose Cruz the 3rd with better defense…

    Ellis is a real solid pick in 12 team and ok for 10 team. Got him in my expert league where I’ve chewed through MIs….just another reason to never waste middle round picks on so-so MIs…

  4. Good points, Jeff. SD is underrated for offense. It might be b/c there #1 and #2 hitters are so goddamn uninspiring. Brian Giles and Iguchi? Bleh. Actually, their whole OF sucks balls. Play Headley!

    But the Kouz and A-Gonz are great. I’m a believer in Khalil too…

  5. I just saw a day game in Arizona yesterday. I think I came closer to hitting some balls than Krispie did in one AB.

    If they can combine for 350+ Ks, they deserve a name like the Bash Brothers. Maybe the Windmill Brothers? The K Whiffey Juniors? The DiamondHacks?

  6. Carl says:

    You guys sure about Badenhop? I mean he stats are decent but his K ratio in the minors was not that great and I don’t think he has a great fastball for a guy his size.

  7. Carl says:

    Yes I know he has a good sinker…maybe he’s like a Derek Lowe type?

  8. Grey

    Grey says:

    Could be, but he’s raw and on the Marlins. I’ll be watching him on Sunday when he starts.

  9. This guy has three starts above A ball and has no K potential (78Ks in 135 IP).


  10. Sorry YOM…didn’t mean to stomp on your surge and purge Marlins.

    I’m not completely against sinker ball pitchers. I think Derek Lowe and CM Wang have great back of order value. Carmona is a good 2nd or 3rd pitcher. If you’re not going to get K’s, you better have a high GB %.

    But throw in rookie AND that his team (sorry) isn’t very good, I don’t even give him consideration for mixed league FLB. I’d consider him for Razzball though!

    Let’s just hope Olsen gets back on track and Josh Johnson returns from his hysterectomy soon…


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