Come on in and talk it over. So many the Erie warriors would want to say, but I think the platoon is very much over. So Jose Ramirez has embedded himself in the land where former Chisenhall’s roamed. Who, by happenstance, is playing here, there, and most left of nowhere… which is left field. Jose is getting all the good spot-stuff you need for a guy to be rostered, and I am not just referencing the SAGNOF love. He is hitting .431 over the last 15 games with 10 RBI’s 15 runs scored, 4 home runs, and the salt on the rim of the margarita glass is 6 steals. If you wanna lump in the fact that he is eligible in most formats at four positions… This is Hernan part deux the redux of multi-eligible position players with Latino descent showing out. He is currently, over the last 15 games, in the top-2 of all players in the ESPN database. Only Mr. Blackmon can hold sway over him. Now the ownership has spiked and he is currently in the 80’s, but hey, some leagues are dumb and slow, so just in case, he is there, which he shouldn’t be (just check). Worse comes to worse, he makes for an interesting guy to trade for down the stretch because his name isn’t sexy and could probably be involved with a bigger name with some draw. SAGNOF report is incoming with some players to look at and some saves ups and downs from the three days that you missed me so…
Melvin Upton – Well, that was fun for four months, thanks for coming. His stats are in the toilet, and if by some miracle you still own him, you shouldn’t be.
Keon Broxton – I wish he got more at-bats for a Brewers team that should be looking at pieces as assets rather than shuffled in and out for Kirk Niewenhuis. I mean seriously, it’s Kirk freaking Niewenhuis. The same guy that was with 84 teams in the last five years. Exaggeration aside, Keon should be the guy to key on.
Rickie Weeks – Yeah, he is still getting at-bats at a major league level, albeit for a last place team. Two steals in last seven days, and he is getting the start in five-of-six games lately. Not a mixed league type add, but a short scheduled day against a left-hander.
Santiago Casilla – Blew his sixth game of the year yesterday, first in 10 appearances though. The pecking order should be Law, Romo, and a newly returning Josh Osich, but big head Bochyt and the monsters will most likely go all obtuse.
Aroldys Vizcaino – His return from the DL shortly will make the cult leader Jim Johnson be possibly fodder. I personally don’t get why live-armed Mauricio Cabrera doesn’t get the look, I get that he is a loose cannon, but triple digits is sexier then Jim Johnson.
Jonathan Papelbon – He would need a miracle, after basically getting put out for trash on Saturday, to get a sniff of a save chance the rest of the year. A reunion with bullpen weary Boston looks like it makes the most sense. If you won him, you have my permission and a signed permission slip to drop him.