I’ve never had the privilege of posting Sunday, so forgive as I couldn’t resist the Mega Monster Truck lead in.  With truck names like Demon Seed, Ball Buster and Dutch Oven how can you not get fired up for Sunday!  Now that we’re fired up, let’s talk about the Monster Arms that are on the schedule for today.  Clayton Kershaw, $14,200 at Pittsburgh, Johnny Cueto, $13,600 vs Philadelphia, Jose Fernandez $13,100 vs Chicago, Chris Sale, $12,400 vs Toronto, and Justin Verlander, $10,700 vs Cleveland.  Aces are wild today, so who do we roll with in order to cash in?  Honestly you can’t go wrong with any of the top 3, but I’m leaning towards Cueto & JFer, as I think most people will roster Kershaw and I love the match-ups at home.  JFer has been straight nasty in his last 8 games, going 6-1 with a 1.16 ERA and 78 K’s in just 54 innings.  Yeah, he’s back folks and he’s facing a slumping Cubbies lineup that’s dropped 5 of their last 6 games. Now that all the Aces have been dealt, who can we roster so we can go all in?

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Sonny Gray, SP $5,900 – Or should I call him Sonny Greg?  Wow, how the mighty have fallen and crazy Unkie Greg nailed this one in the pre-season.  He’s had control issues all season, but he looked sharp on Tuesday vs the Brewers, going 6 innings with 7 K’s and 1 BB.  The Angels have been looking better in recent weeks, but I just can’t pass up a Sonny Sunday discount.

James Paxton, SP $7,400 – Pax-Man has been gobbling up K’s since being called up with 34 K’s over 29.2 innings along with a respectable 3.34 ERA.  The Cardinals have had their struggles vs LHP and they haven’t faced a lefty that averages 96 MPH on his fastball.

Nick Hundley, C $3,300 – Punt, Pass or Play?  Granted we usually punt this 9 out of 10 times, but it’s 4th and 3 on the 45 yard line so we are going to PLAY!  Tough to resist a COORS catcher at this price vs the disappointing LH Patrick Corbin.

Miguel Cabrera, 1B $4,100 – Another Sunday discount, I like it.  I had Miggy in on Monday’s write up and he must of liked the “Miggy, Miggy, Miggy can’t you see”, reference cause he went 2/5 with a bomb.  Let’s do it again Miggy, I need to be puttin’ 5 karats in my baby girl’s ear.

Freddie Freeman, 1B $4,600 – Too young to be a Zombino, but he was doing his best Walking Dead impression over the first 10 weeks of the season.  He’s racked up 17 hits, raised his average 27 points over his last 10 games and he’s 10/24 vs Bartolo Colon.

Neil Walker, 2B $3,700 – Go ahead and throw in Curtis Granderson and if you need a deep discount look no further than James Loney.  They’re facing Bud Norris, nuff said.

Jonathan Schoop, 2B $3,500 – If you dropped him in your regular fantasy, here’s your chance to own a piece of him.  He’s facing Drew Smyly and I think that the bullpen will be deeply involved in this one.

Jake Lamb, 3B $5,400 – I wasn’t able to feature my favorite Tri-Lamb last Monday because it was a 10 am start.  Yep, he went yard, just like every other Monday for the last month.  Goldie probably would of went yard too, but he had the day off.

Danny Valencia, 3B $3,800 – Two weeks ago he was at $5,100 vs Yu Darvish and now he’s down to $3,800 vs LH Hector Santiago.  Hmmm….is DK a woman?  Cause I can’t figure this shizz out.

Francisco Lindor, SS $3,600 – Muy Caliente!  Two bombs yesterday and he’s 5/12 with a bomb vs Verlander.

Marcus Semien, SS $3,900 – He helped me cash in on Thursday night with a 3 run jack and he should have a solid line vs Santiago.

Elvis Andrus, SS $4,000 – Clay Buchholz is back in the rotation, so that means it’s open season on Bucks in the Lone Star State.  Stack City, that means a big green light on all Rangers hitters.

Mike Stanton, OF $3,700 – I was going to go back to calling him Giancarlo Stanton, but it’s working!  He’s actually starting to mash again and we won’t see him at this price again unless he’s facing Kershaw.

Ryan Raburn, OF $3,900 – The lefty specialist is facing Corbin and he’s in Coors.

Bryce Harper, OF $5,200 – He’s in Miller park and Jimmy Nelson is back to cracking corn instead of striking guys out.

Coco Crisp, OF $3,500 – BVP Special 3/8 with 2 HR.

Jake Smolinkski, OF $3,900 – BVP Special 5/11 with a bomb and 8 RBI.  The A’s OF likes them some Hector Santiago.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Lots of Thunderstorms in play today, so be sure to keep and eye on it.  Things look promising, but there maybe some delays.  Just be sure to take that into consideration when rostering your pitching staff.

TOR vs CHW 70%, CLE vs DET 60%, NYM vs ATL 40%, BOS vs TEX 15%, AZ vs COL 15%

Doing Lines In Vegas

No surprise here as Cueto -280 and Kershaw -270 lead the pack.  AZ vs COL has an o/u of 12 and the BOS vs TEX game is at 10.

 
  1. Ass-To-Trout says:
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    Quick Sunday funday question for you…

    I’m winning ERA and K/9 by a slim margin. He’s winning WHIP by a slim margin. I can’t take QS.

    He has Kershaw going tonight… Do I start Jaime Garcia vs. SEA?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Ass-To-Trout: I’d sit Garcia and hope Kershaw has a below avg night.

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Teddy! How’s your weekend going? You ready for GoT finale?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Grey: Great weekend so far. I clipped DK for a grand Friday night on a $3 entry. GOT!!! Bitter sweet for sure, I was happy to see that Bolton went down last weekend and they didn’t push it to tonight. So I’m thinking that your alter ego should go by Unkie Greg, see above under Sonny.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Seriously? That’s amazing! Or as my emojis say, hands up, baby, hands up! Unkie Greg, I like it! GoT!

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Grey: Yeah I was pretty stoked, now I got some walking around money for our anniversary next month, 5 years already. Cheers to Unkie Greg and GOT!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Congrats! Any big plans?

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: Thanks mang! We went to Summerland last year and stayed at a BNB which we both really enjoyed, so I think we’ll be hitting that up for a weekend. It’s 5 min for Santa Barbara so we get the best of both.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Teddy Heater: Nice! Never heard of Summerland, but SB is obviously beautiful

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Grey:1. It’s 5 miles from SB. I used to do a Farmers Market there years ago and they have this great place, Inn On Summer Hill. It;s half the price of SB and it’s much quieter.

                  2. I’m doing B2B DK’s for Sky, here’s my Tulo blurb;

                  He hits 2 HR’s and then blows out a hammy in his return to Colorado. Great for DK, but not helpful if you have him on your regular squads. Oh wait, if you have Tulo as your SS you’re probably out of it already, guess you should of listened to Unkie Greg in the pre-season.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, nice

  3. J-FOH says:
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    You could of also gone with an aces high iron Maiden theme…or I might just be old

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @J-FOH: I like it, I’ll be stashing that for a later date. Dance of Death is one of my faves.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Teddy Heater: Its funny, Live After Death is one of my favorite albums and its not even considered one of their best tours. Too bad I never wrote about pitching here, except DFS but that was only on Thurs, because I would of used Aces High

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @J-FOH: I didn’t start listening to them til the early 90’s, but they’re right there with live albums next to Sabbath for me.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Teddy Heater: I remember hurrying home from school to watch the two minutes to midnight video

  4. GMoney says:
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    Starting Conteraras this week …Thoughts?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @GMoney: I have him rostered on a bunch of teams and I’m starting him. He’s going to get looks at 1B, OF and he’ll pinch hit.

      • GMoney says:
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        @Teddy Heater: YEAH Man…that’s what I wanted to hear…thx

      • GMoney says:
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        @Teddy Heater: Got Profar too…BUT…he is not being Schwarberized like Contraras is…so he will continue to sit on Fielder’s old seat on my bench
        Agree?

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