When Jim Edmonds was a trending topic on Twitter, I figured he died. Turns out he was just taking the Casino Bus to Cincy, though that might be a riverboat.¬† Edmonds will continue to be a part-timer, gaining no value.¬† Maybe one day he’ll garner 25% of a HOF vote and the interwebs will go abuzz with the travesty of it all.¬† But Jim Rice is in!¬† This is worst than season two of Lost!¬† Chris Dickerson goes to the Brewers, but you knew that.¬† You have the internet or you wouldn’t be reading this.¬† Dickerson is currently on the DL.¬† I like him.¬† In a career 401 ABs, Chris Dickerson has 8 homers and 19 steals with a .277 average and a .369 OBP.¬† In Triple-A this year, he had 3 homers and 6 steals in 43 ABs.¬† I say the Brewers should play him, but I don’t make those decisions.¬† Who is playing?¬† Lorenzo Cain.¬† In 331 ABs in Triple-A, Cain had 26 steals and a .402 OBP with a .317 average.¬† Yes, and thank you.¬† Carlos Gomez is due back at some point too, but he’s not good at, you know, baseball.¬† My guess is Cain and Dickerson, when healthy, will see some sort of platoon.¬† I’d grab Cain right now for speed, then wait to see how this dumbo pot gets stirred.¬† Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Drew Stubbs – If you thought his playing time would be squeezed by just sucking on the suckhole, you ain’t seen nothing yet.¬† Edmonds will definitely take time from Stubbs.¬† Heisey’s a better batter too (say that fast 45 times).¬† BTW, Stubbs and Carlos Gomez should be on the same team.¬† Unfortunately, it’s a track team, not a baseball one.
Travis Wood – Sent to Triple-A.¬† You’re probably thinking this was to somehow limit his innings.¬† Pssh to you.¬† Wood was going to miss a start with off days, so he’s going to take a start in Triple-A then return for his next start in the majors.¬† See, so he’s going to throw more innings.¬† Don’t feel like you have to drop him because he was demoted.¬† Wood said, “I’ll be right back,” a’la Matthew Lillard in Scream, then Dusty hacked off his arm.
Mike Leake – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.¬† I told you to lose him about a month ago.¬† Now you’ve been Pwnson‚Äôd.
Krispie Young – Hit his 20th Krispie fly to become the first player to get to 20/20 on the year.¬† Love Krispie, but he really shouldn’t be leading off.
Jacoby Ellsbury – He hit ninth and stole 4 bases.¬† I say hit him 12th and let’s get 7 steals.
Chris Carter – 0-for-3 as he played in the Outer Limits of left field.¬† Wait, wrong sci-fi show.¬† He could be an average nightmare, but if you’re giving him a shot, you need to give him more than one game.
Mike Minor – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.¬† Pitched well, just had some real bad luck with bloop hits.¬† I know, it’s hard to factor bad luck into your fantasy standings, but I’d hold Minor for now.
Jason Heyward – 2-for-4 with his first homer since June 17th.¬† Pretty illustrative of how great a prospect can be and still not provide terrific fantasy value.
Alfredo Simon – 1/3 IP, 1 ER as he blew his 4th game.¬† Shutdown Sauce is trying to point Showalter in the direction of Mike G.¬† Now let’s see if he thinks he’s got game. (That was a triple-double pun.)
Ty Wigginton – 2-for-4 with a homer.¬† Now has five 2-hit games in his last ten with two homers.
Brennan Boesch – 1-for-2 with his 2nd homer in 4 games.¬† He didn’t even start yesterday (or on Saturday), but with the homer he may start to see more time.¬† I’m not grabbing Boesch again yet, but I’m watching him.
David Price – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks with his 15th win.¬† Prepare for Keith Law vs. the BBWAA, Part II:¬† Rick Reilly Voted For Who?
Jeff Niemann – Niemann’s off to the DL with a shoulder strain.¬† Must have been hard shouldering that huge difference in his xFIP and ERA.
Wade Davis – Also to the DL as he contracted the same dreaded shoulder strain.¬† I blame the rhesus monkey.
Jeremy Hellickson – As I predicted yesterday, Hellickson will start today’s game.¬† I’m Nostradumbass!¬† The over/under for the number of starts Hellickson sees is 4.
Carlos Zambrano – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (7 BBs), 3 Ks.¬† Cubs should now be able to trade him for Milton Bradley.
Carlos Silva – Underwent successful heart surgery to fix his abnormal heartbeat.¬† Hopefully his heartbeat isn’t the musical act at the artery block party.
Chris Johnson – 2-for-4, 2 Runs and 3 RBIs.¬† He’s hitting .356 with 5 homers and 2 steals in 160 ABs since his call-up.¬† You’re being silly if you don’t own him at this point.
Ryan Braun – Out with a strained wrist and was seen wearing a splint.¬† Splendid, Splinter.¬† He’s listed as day-to-day and I wish I could say a few days off will make everything better, but I’m concerned.
Trevor Hoffman – 1 IP, 3 ER.¬† I have a new AC/DC song for him to enter to, Blech in Blech.