Monday, August 23, 2010

Here we go!

I had quite the man-crush on Luke Scott going into the year, for fantasy baseball purposes. Even though he's a streaky hitter, I love his power, and I thought he'd slot nicely into the middle of that Baltimore lineup giving him plenty of RBI opps.

Because of this, my buddy Brian got me a Luke Scott autographed ball while he was down visiting Rays and Twins spring training, oh, you know, 5 months ago. Better late than never I always say.

So that's what you've got going on the the picture up there. Luke Scott.

Speaking of Luke Scott, he, along with about 12 other guys have been leading a charge for my fantasy baseball team of late. We've surged back up to 4th place after being as low as 10th two weeks ago, and as high as 1st 8 weeks ago. What an up and down season it's been.

Sadly for Luke, he's been way too hot to keep rolling with, and Aubrey Huff has been way to cold to not gamble on.

So this week I'm rolling out VMart, Huff, Weeks, Rollins, Longoria, Crawford, something called Gregor Blanco, Bautista, and Tulo.

It was a tough call at DH between Jeter and Tulo, but Rollins provides more SBs than Jeter, and Tulo will provide more RBIs than both. Plus I just played Tulo through a .150 stretch last week and I'd like to make some of that up if he gets hot.

As for pitching, we've been rolling out as many 2 start guys off the waiver wire as possible to try to catch up in Wins. We're middle of the pack in WHIP and low in ERA, so we might as well try to gain 7 points in Wins. Last week we went 5 for 12 in Wins. Not terrible.

This week we're going 3 starters and 4 closers: Verlander, Dickey (FA pickup), Rzepcynski (FA pickup, I love this kid for next year), and Bell/Marmol/Wagner/Kuo for the saves. Should be an interesting week. Only 5 starts, but plenty of nice save opps.

As for the card collecting front. I sent some minis off to JD's Wild Cardz today since he's diggint that sort of thing of late.

Anyone else out there doing some notable trading? I'd love to get back into the game.

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