Daily Recap – A-Rod’s Crushed Knee Crushes Fantasy Owners Hearts
Alex Rodriguez – Out between 4 and 6 weeks. Kazoinks! Arguable the most disappointing position as a whole this season gets even slimmer. What have we ever done to you third base! If you took a third baseman in the first two rounds your team is probably hurting at the all-star break, but before we panic let’s remember that championships are won in September….unless your team is full of Mets because you’ll just choke in September. Here’s what else I saw this weekend.
Mark Trumbo – Another bomb yesterday as he capped off the first half by smacking four homers in five games. Keep playing games with your first name, Morales, I’m all about Mr. Trumbo now.
Dontrelle Willis – Something tells me people are going to see his line and rush to pick him up. Slow down those fingers my friends (and enemies), he walked four, and just because he had that one year that captivated the four Marlins fans doesn’t mean he is worth a pick-up many years later. Picking up Dontrelle will only result in you later saying, “I’ve made a huge mistake.”
Francisco Cordero – If you recall from Saturday’s post (I had to go back and read it to remember, but I’m sure you have it memorized) I told you to keep one eye on Francisco Cordero. Well he blew another one yesterday (granted it should probably be on Dusty Baker). Chapman is probably already owned in your league because one of your league mates thinks his tattoo is cool. If he isn’t, he is worth a stash.
Travis Snider – Speaking of staches (see what I did there, no case of the Monday’s for Kel), Snider now has 11 hits in 7 games including 8 RBIs. Those of you needing a fifth outfielder, pick him up!
Jon Rauch – Was named the closer Saturday morning and was so excited he decided to blow the save Saturday afternoon. Hey Rauch, why do you have to punish those who are save vultures? He will most likely get a few more chances to kick off the second half, but Dotel is next in line and has been pitching a lot better. Worth a grab.
Carlos Gonzalez – Headed for a MRI today on his right wrist. If you own both CarGo and A-Rod….well I kind of feel bad for you. I’ll be sending you a package of those heart shaped candies with the phrases on them.
Jose Contreras – Was shut down after experiencing more pain in his forearm. You have to assume he will miss the rest of the season (not that he had much fantasy value) and I’m going to go ahead and guess Del Boca Vista will be his next stop.
Scott Rolen – Has replaced Placido Polanco as the starting third baseman for the National League All-Star Team. Oh 3B, you bring me nothing but heartache and lolz.
Dan Haren – Nearly pitched a complete game last night (thanks for nothing Haren, wait I didn’t mean that). He seemed to flush his second half woes down the toilet last year, and I expect nothing but great things this year as well. Oh Danny Haren, you complete me.
Adrian Beltre - Slugged his 19th homer of the first half as he finishes up as the second best third baseman of the first half. With the way third baseman have been dropping I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Beltre, upset over the completion of the Harry Potter series, decides to sit out until Rowling makes more books. Seriously, we have a third base epidemic going on.
Emilio Bonifacio – As mentioned back on July 5th, by yours truly, Emilio is currently hitting, and when Emilio hits he steals bases. Crazy how that works huh? Well don’t you think you should pick him up? Don’t even bother trying to answer, the answer is Yes!