Post Show Blog For 7/29/08

Let’s do this. Cory and I will be checking back during the day to answer your questions or just shoot the bull………Siano

 Below is the closer breakdown in case you missed it.

 

this was posted yesterday.

Blue Jays: Ryan seems safe and has 4 saves in jays last 10 games

Orioles: Big George continues to rack em up but is he an Oriole on Friday? If not then look for Jim Johnson to get a shot.

Rays: Percival is back but for how long? Do rays go after a Street or Fuentes? Keep Balfour and Wheeler on radar.

Red Sox and Yanks: Nuff said

 

Indians: What a mess this year. Borowski, Kobayashi, Perez. Stay Away.

Tigers: See Indians. Rodney probably hangs on to this job as long as he is decent but can he be decent?

Royals: Soria is just flat out good.

Twins: Joe Nathan is right there with Pap, Mo and K-Rod.

White Sox: Jenks has dealt with injuries and Linebrink is on DL, do they go after help as insurance for Jenks?

 

Angels: Amazing Amazing considering we thought he was in big trouble health wise in April.

A’s: Casilla, Devine, Ziegler??? Who knows but I think we’d be more surprised if Street isn’t dealt then if he is. Tough call.

Rangers: CJ is this years Jones and Borowski, just finds a way to survive and keep the job.Like Cory said he’s only blown 3 saves.

Mariners: Getting interesting with the Morrow may become a starter news and M’s not positive Putz can close rest of season. Indians and Tigersesque just with way more talent.

 

Braves: Gonzalez hasn’t had a save since July 18th.

Marlins: Fish are in closer market and have chips to get anyone.

Mets: Wagner showing why he is still one of the best even if it takes Maalox.

Phillies: Lidge good.

Nationals: Hanrahan no save ops since rauch left, told ya.

 

Astros: Valverde getting it done with a blowup here and there. He’s fun to watch and infuriating at same time.

Brewers: Melvin says they are done giving away blue chippers so Sheets and CC better not let Torres blow this thing. Might be able to pull a fast one though for a closer.

Cards: NL version of 06 World Series opponents. IZZY GETS JOB BACK

Cubs: Wood will be back but the WR from Notre Dame was worth #3 waiver claim to me anyway.

Pirates: Grabow and Yates no save opps since the Marte deal.

Reds: Coco be Coco.

 

D-backs: Lyon gets killed in Dodger series. Rauch time may be close.

Dodgers: Broxton may never see the 8th inning again unless its for a 4-6 out save.

Giants: Hasn’t been pretty but Wilson is 5-5 this month.

Padres: 6-6 in July for Hells Bells.

Rockies: Only a handful of games out in pathetic NL West, may become buyers and keep Fuentes, but Corpas has been outstanding in July (1.74 ERA).

 

30 Comments

hey guys,
I posted a couple questions on yesterday’s post game blog but I think I got them in too late to be read so I’m re-posting them here w/hopes that you can get back to me.

keeper league question (vanilla); I’m defended back to back championships, but am currently in 4th (up 4 spots in the last week) & primed for a 2cd half run. my question is about my keepers for 09, however & I was hoping for some input. keepers are up from 10 to 12 next season & I’ve got my first 9 guys locked in & they are:
1. Russell Martin (C) LAD
2. Derrick Lee (1B) Cubs
3. Carlos Lee (OF) Hou
4. Magglio Ordonez (OF) Sox
5. Shane Victorino (OF) Phi
6. Francisco Rodriguez (CL) LAA
7. Jimmy Rollins (SS) Phi
8. Juan Pierre (OF) LAD
9. Garret Atkins (3B-1B) Col
That leaves my w/3 additional keeper spots & I cant’s decide between these guys:

Troy Glaus, Willy Taveras, Carlos Pena, Hank Blalock, Michael Young, Orlando Hudson, Alexei Ramirez, Solomon Torres, Tim Hudson, Ben Sheets, Rafael Soriano

If you guys think Torres will close again next season then I’ll lock him in & please note that in the last two seasons in which i won I didn’t keep any SP’s. but I’m actually thinking about keeping Sheets this time. Also, let me know if there’s any guys I’ve got on my Keeper list that you’d take off & replace w/a diff name.

actually just found out that the keeper level is changed back to 10 so out of my list who would you make number 10?

The only reason Blalock is on that list is b/c he’s been a lucky player for me in the past & I guess that leads me to another question: do you guys ever draft a guy as a good luck charm? For example: I also made sure to have Raffie Palmeiro on my team about 10yrs ago b/c my teams that rostered him always did well, then it was Magglio Ordonez & Hank Blalock.

another quick question: having just found out about Hudson, I’m thinking about using the extra roster spot for pitch or ditch, but since i’m about 27 innings over right now I’m also thinking about picking up a possible hedge closer. I already have Corpas & Yates as possibles, but out of these available guys who would you bet on taking over: Jim Johnson, Zeigler or Casilla (Oak), or Grabow? Also, have we already determined if Wagner’s retiring at the end of this season?

thanks,
shannon in ky

Hey Guys,

I have Chris Young(SP) coming off the DL today–I don’t plan to start him his first time back, but do need to make room. Would you cut Chase Headley in a 12 tm mixed to do so? It is a keeper, but we only keep 5 so he wouldn’t be considered. My other options would be G. Floyd, J. Guillen(who’s been downright awful of late), K. Johnson(who’s been equally as bad), or W. Rodriguez.

Thks. Neighbor Steve

Would I be out of line to say Ryan “God” Doumit is now a Top 5 fantasy catcher? Maybe even Top 3 behind Martin and McCann?

Brian in Philly

Would I be out of line to say Ryan “God” Doumit is now a Top 5 fantasy catcher? Maybe even Top 3 behind Martin and McCann?

Brian in Philly

Would I be out of line to say Ryan “God” Doumit is now a Top 5 fantasy catcher? Maybe even Top 3 behind Martin and McCann?

Brian in Philly

would you drop either R.Soriano or Corpas for either Samardzija or Jim Johnson?

would you drop either R.Soriano or Corpas for either Samardzija or Jim Johnson?

Well, I picked up Slowey because of his 2-starts this week and got lucky so far. I am losing Shields this week in a trade for Loney so now I have an option for (2) 2-start pitchers. I’m picking up Arroyo at home against MIL & HOU, and also Wandy against CHC & CIN. They face each other in their second start, so chances are that I’ll get a win, or at least some K’s with a couple ND’s. Are these viable options for next week ? I know it’s early but I wanted to grab them before someone else did.

Thanks – Ed in Chi

It says on ESPN that Fuentes is NOT off the trade market.
Tampa Pete

Skirmish I’d keep Sroiano since Gonzalez is likely to be moved and if Fuentes is moved Corpas is gold. Jim Johnson is too big a risk right now. Jeff S is the million dollar question. i’d try to make room for him but not at the others expense since marmol is still there……Siano

It says on ESPN that Fuentes is NOT off the trade market.
Tampa Pete

It says on ESPN that Fuentes is NOT off the trade market.
Tampa Pete

skirmish, hang on to soriano and corpas they have more value right now factoring in the specualtion. try to get big Jeff on your roster while cutting someone else….Siano

Guys….looking to add a bat and move a SP. Is A. Gonzalez for E. Santana fair? I am leaning toward thinking this is legit.

Thoughts? Weekly Mixed 5×5 vanilla.

BDH in DC

Guys….looking to add a bat and move a SP. Is A. Gonzalez for E. Santana fair? I am leaning toward thinking this is legit.

Thoughts? Weekly Mixed 5×5 vanilla.

BDH in DC

Tampa Pete you’re better then that.

Ed,

Arroyo very risky, Wandy I like. Shields for Loney I don’t love but you can replace Shields with POD which it looks like you are doing.

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Top 6 catchers going into 2009
1. Martin
2. Mauer
3. McCann
4. V-Mart (gotta assume he bounces back)
5 (tie). Soto and Doumit

still two months to go so don’t hold me to this but yes Doumit has done wonders for his value. Solid player.

Headley is fine neighbor Steve, you can get him back in a few days if you want.

……Siano

Skirmish, I agree with Siano, hang onto those guys… Gonzalez is said to be on the market now too since the white flag is up, and of course Corpas has been lights-out and would close if Fuentes gets dealt. Johnson or Szamardjia could see some saves but it’s all up in the air right now.
Tampa Pete, I’dd guess that Fuentes is still on the market but the Rockies would want to be blown away… the Diamondbacks and Dodgers are keeping them in the race!
–Cory

Would you pull the trigger??

Guys….looking to add a bat and move a SP. Is A. Gonzalez for E. Santana fair? I am leaning toward thinking this is legit.

Thoughts? Weekly Mixed 5×5 vanilla.

BDH in DC

Which are better odds, Morrow losing the closer job back to Putz or Rauch taking over for Lyons? I have Morrow/Rauch/Percival/Broxton at closer of which I can start 2 (I basically had zero closers until a trade & injuries led to Morrow & Broxton closing) I worry about Percival getting hurt again though, and wonder if Morrow will lose value or Rauch get some value back.

Jason in MI

Mike,
You’re right. I am better than that, but I’m struggling keeping my lead in saves.
I picked up Corpas two weeks ago hoping he’ll get the job but last night (in my weekly transaction league) I picked up Grabow. But, I have to drop someone Corpas to keep Grabow. So, I have been looking for any info about Fuentes and saw the ESPN article that was just posted this morning (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3509536).

Anyway, should I drop Corpas or Grabow.
Tampa Pete

Hey Guys,

In my 14 tm mixed, I have Carpenter coming off the DL. Would you drop either Campillo or Kershaw for him? My other options are J. Baker or Francisco?

Thks. Neighbor Steve

Mauer as the #2 catcher in fantasy? Really? He doesnt hit HR’s and he doesnt steal bases. Each one of the other guys (Martin, McCann, VMart, Doumit, Soto) gives you stats in at least 4 offensive categories….

Brian in Philly

Also, POD Campilla tonight at home vs. the Cards…?
Thx NS

Also, POD Campillo tonight at home vs. the Cards…?
Thx NS

blogs is really acting up today so I apologize.

can doumit play a full season first please? To quote Bill Parcells “Let’s not annoint him the savior just yet” you want to move Mauer to 4 go ahead, tomato / tomatoe……Siano

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shannon aka skirmish I finally got to this.

Working backwards.

Grabow
We all have lucky players aka man crushes, weird that Blalock is one but hey
Sheets will be a FA do you like him in Texas? Hate to do this to you but for one slot you are asking this question way too early. Alexi Ramirez is a dark horse. Solid 1-9…….Siano

blogs is really acting up today so I apologize.

can doumit play a full season first please? To quote Bill Parcells “Let’s not annoint him the savior just yet” you want to move Mauer to 4 go ahead, tomato / tomatoe……Siano

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shannon aka skirmish I finally got to this.

Working backwards.

Grabow
We all have lucky players aka man crushes, weird that Blalock is one but hey
Sheets will be a FA do you like him in Texas? Hate to do this to you but for one slot you are asking this question way too early. Alexi Ramirez is a dark horse. Solid 1-9…….Siano

blogs is really acting up today so I apologize.

can doumit play a full season first please? To quote Bill Parcells “Let’s not annoint him the savior just yet” you want to move Mauer to 4 go ahead, tomato / tomatoe……Siano

————————————–

shannon aka skirmish I finally got to this.

Working backwards.

Grabow
We all have lucky players aka man crushes, weird that Blalock is one but hey
Sheets will be a FA do you like him in Texas? Hate to do this to you but for one slot you are asking this question way too early. Alexi Ramirez is a dark horse. Solid 1-9…….Siano

blogs is really acting up today so I apologize.

can doumit play a full season first please? To quote Bill Parcells “Let’s not annoint him the savior just yet” you want to move Mauer to 4 go ahead, tomato / tomatoe……Siano

————————————–

shannon aka skirmish I finally got to this.

Working backwards.

Grabow
We all have lucky players aka man crushes, weird that Blalock is one but hey
Sheets will be a FA do you like him in Texas? Hate to do this to you but for one slot you are asking this question way too early. Alexi Ramirez is a dark horse. Solid 1-9…….Siano

Mikey 4 times!

I’m late to the party, but for the record, I don’t start Carpenter tonight. Too much risk here for a guy who’s been out this long.
–CS

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