On Saturday, we closed down the Holds store, although will still field some inventory questions that some may have. Today is the last day only for my weekly advisory role in the cheap saves/steals-AGNOF type stuff. This year was fun doing this post, it incorporated something I already covered here at Razznation and mixed it with some track and field with bats. This year, I covered everything from the decline of stolen bases as a whole stat, the decline of the elusive fantasy 20/20 players, pitching metrics of stolen bases allowed, and even some catching metrics. Wrap all that up and after I am done patting myself on my own back with my baby T-rex arms, I think I did an okay job for someone thrown to the fantasy wolves of conveying good info. Some will disagree, others will hide in the shadows with their slings and arrows, but I am satisfied. I stole Grey’s journal and he said it on three separate occasions that he thinks my penmanship in regards to SAGNOF is worthy of a cookie or something like that. I was too teary eyed to actually read it. So with just over one week to play, it is an “all hands on deck” affair for saves, stolen bases, or hell, even at-bats from non contending teams. So when searching for moves to make and not make use the first instinct and ignore the other rules like don’t get high on you’re own supply stuff. You know the Biggie song, so just ignore those and go with common sense. As always, it has been my pleasure and good luck the last week of the year. Cheers!
Roman Quinn – Is he the future of the Phillies middle infield? Maybe, maybe not. But he has legs that function in a non-Oscar Pistorious way, and at 90-foot intervals. Hasn’t been getting everyday at bats, but is getting enough to show what he has for the future. Crawford is the SS and Hernandez is no slouch at second, so his place mat yet to be seen. Jarrod Dyson of the infield perhaps?
Kevin Pillar – Seems weird that I would pick a guy for one start against one particular pitcher for the final week. Pillar vs. Ubaldo, that is all I am thinking. Ubaldo is third in SB’s allowed this year. Now it all sounds good until the Orioles announce his day for pitching so stay tuned in peeps.
Eduardo Nunez – If someone said to you in preseason that Ed here would go 15/40, would you have laughed? Yeah, I would have as well. Needs one SB for that to be a thing. Because 15/40 guys grow on trees now, and what do we do with him next year draft wise? I haven’t a clue.
Jose Iglesias – Not really known for the gift of thievery, only has 7 on the year, but 2 in last week and he is batting over .300 during that span. Everyday at-bats are what you are looking for, especially if it’s from a Tiger team that is bottom eight in SB on the year.
Adam Jones – Quick name the stolen base leader for the Orioles this year? The answer is Joey Rickard with a whole 4 stolen bases. 4! The team only has 17 on the year, and only 4 in last 40 games. I know it’s not the team philosophy there Buck, but how about a surprise move now and again.
Sergio Romo – Seems to be the kitten with silk save mittens in the land of the Giants. Screw the mighty stuff, they are grown-ups with ambitions and families. Casilla bombed and others tried to save the day, but are now firmly behind Sergio.