bulldozier

In the last month Brian Dozier has been bulldozing opponents like it’s his job. Technically it is his job, but he gets an “A” for effort and is the run away candidate for Employee of the Month. Gary Sanchez who? After two hot weeks, he’s been more like Harry Sanchez. And in case you didn’t know who Harry Sanchez was, the Urban Dictionary defines him as “Same as Dirty Sanchez with the addition of pulling the hair from ones taint, and making a mustache from the left overs of the dirty sanchez.” While I’m pretty sure anyone can add entries to the Urban Dictionary as I’ve done so myself, I’d have to say this description is pretty accurate considering Gary has totaled zero points in the last two weeks. Just in time for points leagues playoffs. (This opening was written on Friday before Sanchez hit two home runs.)

I’m not sure how I got diverted onto the hershey highway, but I do have a habit of getting off topic. In the past twenty-eight days Brian Dozier has accumulated 132 points. While doing so he has hit 16 home runs, drove in 26 runs, scored 28 and stole 6 bases in 109 at bats. While most of you that read me know that I am more of a plate appearances guy than an at bats, in this case it doesn’t really matter. Let me put Dozier’s performance into perspective. In 338 at bats this season Carlos Gomez has 113 points. In 371 at bats Alex Gordon has 172 points. With about 3.5 times as many at bats, Gordon has only 40 more points. And in 346 at bats Jose Bautista has 253 points. Perhaps these aren’t the best comparisons, but they are good enough to show just how much of a force Dozier has been. Sixteen home runs is more than Brandon Belt (15), Buster Posey (12), Hunter Pence (10), Josh Reddick (9) have all season. With 460 points Bulldozier is now the third highest scoring second baseman behind only Jose Altuve (520) and Daniel Murphy (472).

Jose Abreu – In the last three weeks Abreu has a .403 batting average. That’s some George Brett sh!t right there. During that span he has nine home runs and 94 points. While he might have let down some owners earlier in the season, he is certainly rewarding those that currently own him. I’ve said it all season, he’s going to end the season with at least 30 bombs and 100 rib eye steaks. Speaking of rib eyes, I cooked one up on the Weber last night, reverse sear style, and it was delicious. Almost as good as Jose has been down the stretch.

Nolan Arenado – Is it me or does “Arenado” sound like the name of a Japanese steak house? Nolan is beginning to pull away with the points league third base MVP award. Recently he’s been on par with Abreu, the difference is that he’s been this good all season. 91 points in the last twenty-one days and 517 on the season. Only Altuve has more. Arenado is only a few swings away from his second consecutive 40/130 season.

Recent Hot Points League Players

Kendrys Morales – In the last fourteen days Kendrys has 6 home runs, 16 RBIs, 13 runs scored and, most importantly, 65 points. The moral(es) of this story, get him while he’s hot.

Adrian Beltre – In his last thirteen games, Beltre has 61 fantasy points. Mookie Betts has 41, Kris Bryant has 41, and Edwin Encarnacion has 40. Remember is doesn’t matter how a player earns his points. Points are points. With 416 points, Beltre is the sixth highest scoring third baseman this season. Yo Adrian! And no, Sylvester Stallone is NOT dead. That’s Apollo.

Rougned Odor – Ooooh that smell. Can’t you smell that smell. Ooooh that smell. The smell of Rougned surrounds you. In the last two weeks he has 6 homers and 60 points. On the season he now has 30 homers, 82 RBIs, 84 runs and 12 stolen bases. Sounds pretty good, huh? It does, but guess what. There are twelve 2B with more points that Odor year-to-date.

Honorable Mention (last two weeks)

Kevin Kiermaier – 55 points
Alex Bregman – 54 points
Freddie Freeman – 54 points

Justin Upton – Since I’ve sh!t on Justin at just about every corner of this season (deservedly so), I feel it’s only fair that I throw him a mention. 51 points!

Despite being out since late June, Clayton Kershaw is still in the top 15 starting pitchers based on points scored.

Guess who has more points this season game.

Without looking up the answers, try and answer these in the comment section. I’d offer a prize, but that would incentivize cheating.

Rick Porcello or David Price?
J.A. Happ or Carlos Martinez?
Carlos Carrasco or Kyle Hendricks?
Ryan Braun or Buster Posey?
Starling Marte or Jose Ramirez?
Andrew McCutchen or Nick Markakis?
Jonathan Schoop or Yoenis Cespedes?
Todd Frazier or Justin Turner?
Eduardo Nunez or Brandon Crawford?

I could keep going with this list, but I just don’t feel like it.

If you’re still setting your lineup and fighting to earn points, congratulations for making it this far. At this point it’s win at all costs. Good luck!

Rumble, rumble. Crunch, crunch. Tough little Dozier!

 
  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey dude. I like this kind of stuff and I am just guessing, not cheating with me, what fun is that..

    Rick Porcello or David Price? – Porcello
    J.A. Happ or Carlos Martinez? – Happ
    Carlos Carrasco or Kyle Hendricks? – Hendricks
    Ryan Braun or Buster Posey? – Braun
    Starling Marte or Jose Ramirez? – Marte
    Andrew McCutchen or Nick Markakis? Sparkakis
    Jonathan Schoop or Yoenis Cespedes? – Yoenis
    Todd Frazier or Justin Turner? – Turner
    Eduardo Nunez or Brandon Crawford? – Nunez

    There you go..Even if there was a prize, I would donate it..lol

    Also didn’t want you to get shut-out today! Your good for razzball, need to keep you around!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks MP. I’ll post the answers later…

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @malamoney:

        Porcello
        Happ
        Hendricks
        Braun
        Ramirez
        Markakis
        Cespedes
        Turner
        Nunez

        You got one wrong. Ramirez. Nice work.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @malamoney: thanks man!

  2. Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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    Just on gut feeling…not looking, I swear
    Porcello
    Martinez?
    Hendricks
    Braun
    Ramirez
    McCutchen
    Schoop
    Turner
    Nunez
    I miss my points league, which closed due to some 13-year old idiot not knowing what a “dynasty” league was, and then deleting the whole league when he was called on it.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Rufus Xavier Sasparilla: I will be starting a new league next year if you are interested.

      Here are the answers. You had three wrong. Martinez, McCutchen and Schoop.

      Porcello
      Happ
      Hendricks
      Braun
      Ramirez
      Markakis
      Cespedes
      Turner
      Nunez

  3. asdfasdf says:
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    Hey who would you rather start this week in a points league:

    Jose De Leon (@NYY, and maybe @AZ–do you think he’ll stick in the rotation for the second start?)
    or Adam Wainwright (@SF)

    Thanks a lot!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @asdfasdf: I’m going with De Leon. Wainwright has won his last three starts, but two of them were against the Brewers. I think DeLeon will stick around for both starts. I have no proof, but I believe it will happen. And I’d rather have his two starts over Wainwright’s one.

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @malamoney: All right, thank you for the help!

  4. Scrotchs says:
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    I won the first round of the playoffs and have moved in to semis. I have tough pitching matchups this wee K with no aces going twice. I am considering starting the following 2 start pitchers. Are they worth the gamble?

    Mike leake
    Mike Gonzales
    Ricky nolasco
    Alec Asher

    One start options instead are
    Wainwright
    Ventura
    Pineda
    Lugo
    E. Rodriguez

    IP = 3 pts

    I need 4 of the pitchers listed above.

    Thanks!

  5. Scrotchs says:
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    Marcio’s to help you out

    Mike leake v chi @SF
    Mike Gonzales v cle @KC
    Ricky nolasco v Sea v Tor
    Alec Asher v Pit v Mia

    One start options instead are
    Wainwright @ SF
    Ventura v Oak
    Pineda v LAD
    Lugo v Min
    E. Rodriguez v NY

    IP = 3 pts

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Scrotchs: How many points for a win, loss, hit, ER, etc?

      • Scrotchs says:
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        @malamoney:

        Win +7
        Loss -5
        QS +4
        K +.5
        Hit, BB, HB, -1
        ER -1
        Out +1

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Scrotchs: Nolasco, Leake, Miguel Gonzalez and Pineda…

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