Friday, July 29, 2011

postheadericon MY TOP 1B!

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Prince Fielder
  3. Miguel Cabrera
  4. Albert Pujols
  5. Joey Votto
  6. Ryan Howard
  7. Mark Teixeira
  8. Paul Konerko
  9. Lance Berkman
  10. Kevin Youkilis
  11. Adam Lind
  12. Michael Young
  13. Michael Morse
  14. Gaby Sanchez

postheadericon A BAD FIRST IMPRESSION!

Carlos Beltran – 0 for 4 in his debut with the Giants.  I guess Beltran didn’t get the memo of making a good first impression for the new team you play for.

Desmond Jennings – 3 for 4 with a home run stolen base and 4 RBI.  The home run was his first in his MLB career.  In 6 games played, Jennings is making a hell of an impact hitting .500 with a homer and 4 stolen bases.

Rich Harden – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 H while striking out 7.  Harden departed after 6 and saw his bullpen blow a 3 run lead.  The Yankees and Red Sox have been scouting Harden, and for those who own him, let’s hope this happens.

Mark Trumbo – 3 for 5 with a home run and 5 RBI as he missed the cycle by a single.  Trumbo is quietly putting up a solid season, as he hits .256 with 19 HR and 53 RBI.

Tyler Colvin – Recalled from AAA when Fukudome was traded and then struck out in his pinch hit appearance.  Colvin, while struggling for most of the season is still someone we need to keep an eye on.  He could become a cheap source of power.

Ryan Zimmerman – 4 for 5 with a double and a run scored.  Such a blah stat line!

JJ Hardy – 3 for 5 with 2 HR and is now 2nd in the league in home runs for a short stop.  Tulowitzki is the current leader but Hardy is breathing down his neck.  You hear that Tulo? A free agent pickup is breathing down your neck!  In case you were wondering, Hardy now has 18 Homers.
Thursday, July 28, 2011

postheadericon HIS FIRST BIG FLY!

Joe Mauer – 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored.  The home run was Mauers first of the year.  Mauer is slowly rounding into “Mauer” form.

Justin Upton – 2 for 4 with 2 home runs, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Upton now has 5 home runs in the last three days.  Upton is smoking hot right now.

Carlos Beltran – Traded to the Giants and have been getting some questions on his value.  If I had to tell if his value would change, I would say its no more or less than it was Monday.

Rickie Weeks – Hits the DL after rolling his ankle on 1st base.  He was sent for X-rays and found no breaks for fractures.  The Brewers do believe he suffered ligament damage and was sent for an MRI.

Ricky Romero – 8.1 IP, 4 H, 9 K while picking up his 8th win of the season.  Romero has been a tough luck loser this whole season but still has fantastic stats.  Romero is now sporting a 3.08 ERA.

Roy Oswalt – Had a rehab start on Wednesday and allowed one run.  Oswalt said he will need one more rehab start before rejoining the Phils.

Colby Rasmus – Traded to the Blue Jays for a pile of crap.  Rasmus has struggled most of the season, but a change of scenery should be good for him.  Rasmus value rises due to the hitters park and better lineup he is in. 

Jose Bautista – returned to the lineup Wednesday and went 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Bautista now has 19 RBI this month.

Edwin Jackson – traded from the White Sox to the Jays then shipped off to the Cards.  Jackson going to the Cards could mean great news for Jackson owners.  The Cardinals seem to always take mediocre pitchers and make them great.  If hes on the FA wire, I’d take a shot on him.

Jon Jay – The biggest beneficiary of the Rasmus trade is Jay, do I trust Jay? No, but you probably have worse guys currently on your squad.  If you need a 5th OF, Jay is your man.

Alex Rios – Sent to the bench in favor of De Aza, I think its safe to say you can now drop Rios.  Also, De Aza and his career .242 batting average are not own able either.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

postheadericon PUMA DOWN!!!

Lance Berkman – Played yesterday when he shouldn’t have and hurt his shoulder even more.  He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Wednesday.

Dustin Pedroia – 4 for 5 with with a double, triple and 3 runs scored.  That’s Dustin being Dustin, right?

Brian McCann – Suffered a strained oblique in the 10th inning of Tuesdays 19 inning marathon game.  God damn you extra innings!

David Ortiz – 4 for 5 with 3 RBI  and a walk.  Ortiz is now hitting .306 on the year with 19 HR and 64 RBI, a very nice surprise for fantasy owners.

Jose Bautista – Hit in the head by a pitch on Tuesday and is showing no signs of having a concussion.  He is listed as day to day, as he continues to make me look like a fool for ranking him #1 overall.

Josh Johnson – According to Jon Heyman, Josh Johnson will not pitch again this year.  Does this surprise anyone?  I believe I told you to not expect him back this year, weeks ago.

CC Sabathia – 7 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 14 K while picking up his 15th win.  The 14 K’s were a career high for CC and he continues to be on cruise control.  CC lost his perfect game after return from a rain delay… Of course he did, he was on my fantasy team!

Vance Worley – Threw his first complete game while allowed 2 ER, 3 hits and 5  K’s while picking up his 5th win.  I don’t think Worley can sustain the stats he currently sporting, but ride him while hes hot!

Mike Cuddyer – 2 for 5 with a RBI and stolen base.  Cuddyer’s 8 stolen bases on the year are a big of a surprise as they are now a career high.

Alex Gordon – 2 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI.  Its nice to see Gordon start living up to some of the potential he has.  Fall off? Not this year!  Gordon is one of the top options at 3B this year.

Starlin Castro – 3 for 4 and now has 6 hits in his last 3 games.  Its time for one of those wonderful Starlin hot streaks!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Alex Rodriguez – Jogging on an elliptical and in a pool and appears to be on pace to return around mid August.

Chipper Jones – Was pulled from Mondays game with a strained right quad.  He stayed in the game after he initially hurt it and then later homered.  It was said he was pulled for precautionary reasons.  Should we expect anything other than another DL stint?

Kevin Youkilis – Felt tightness in his hamstring Monday and will likely be out of the lineup on Tuesday.  A DL stint is still a possibility.

James McDonald – 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 9 K while picking up his 7th win of the season.  McDonalds ERA by month, April: 7.66, May: 2.86, June 3.76, July: 1.90.  You know what this means right?  Yup, you should own him!

Erik Bedard – Expected to come off the DL Friday against Tampa Bay.  I still don’t think a knee injury is what has kept him out this long.

Michael Brantley – 2 for 3 with a steal and a walk.  Brantley appears to be on one of those hot streaks again, if hes out there on the FA wire go get him.

Texas Offense – 20 runs on 27 hits, on nights like this you just hope that you own someone on this team.  Hopefully the lone person no one owned was Chris Davis who only went 1 for 6. 

Desmond Jennings – 6 for 11 since being called up with 3 SBs.  I hope you all picked him up when you had the chance!  Don’t expect much power out of him but the steals are for real.
Friday, July 22, 2011

postheadericon WRIST PAINS!!!!

Carlos Gonzalez – Felt pain in his wrist, in the middle of an at bat.  Cargo was went for an MRI and it showed only inflammation.  Expect to see Cago placed on the DL.

Jason Kipnis – Promoted to the bigs and should immediately start at second base.  If you need help at the second base position, go pick Kipnis up now!

Grady Sizemore – Had surgery to repair a sports hernia and will be out 4 to 6 weeks.  At this point if you have Sizemore on anything more than an AL only team, may God help you!

Orlando Hudson – Slammed into a wall and was taken off on a stretcher but was alert and moving after the game.  Poor O-Dog!

Kyle Blanks – Recalled from Triple-A Tucson and should see plenty of at bats.  Blanks is not worth an add in anything but NL only and extremely deep mixed leagues.

Cameron Maybin – 4 for 5 with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored.  Maybin is now hitting .324 with 8 stolen bases and 12 runs scored in the month of July.  Maybin is a must add in all leagues until he cools down.

Emilio Bonifacio – Extended his hitting streak to 20 games.  I know im late on posting about this guy, but hes just not exciting, even with a 20 game hit streak!
Thursday, July 21, 2011

postheadericon TOP 15 CATCHERS MIDSEASON 2011

Top 15 Catchers

  1. Brian McCann
  2. Victor Martinez
  3. Joe Mauer
  4. Carlos Santana
  5. Mike Napoli
  6. Matt Wieters
  7. Alex Avila
  8. Miguel Montero
  9. Jonathan Lucroy
  10. Chris Iannetta
  11. Yadier Molina
  12. Russell Martin
  13. JP Arencibia
  14. Miguel Olivo
  15. Geo Soto


Travis Snider – 2 for 4 with a home run and 5 RBIs as he continues to torch since he was recalled.  Snider is now hitting .357 in July with 2 home runs and 17 RBI.

Hunter Pence – The Astros are now showing a willingness to trade Hunter.  Everyone that owns Pence says yes, please!

Jason Bay – Removed from Wednesday game with a tight right hamstring.  Does anyone even own this guy anymore?  I sure hope not!

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 12 K’s while picking up his 11th win of the year.  Kershaw was just masterful on the day, and my favorite for CY Young appears to be back on track!

JJ Putz – Expected to be activated from the DL next Tuesday.  I wouldn’t be so sure that he will reclaim his closers role, David Hernandez has done it better than he has thus far.

Wilson Betemit – Traded to the Tigers and will be the everyday starting 3rd basemen with Brandon Inge being designated for assignment.  If you are really weak at 3B, Betemit would be a decent add.

Scott Baker – Will come off the DL on Saturday after having a successful bullpen session.  Yup, you guessed it, start him immediately!

John Danks – 7 IP, 5 H, 6 K, while picking up yet another no decision.  You didn’t actually think Danks was this bad did you?  He’s not, his team is just not very good.

Stephen Drew – Fractured his right ankle and is out for the season.  He’s probably hurt because I put him in my top 100.  I’m sorry Stephen!

Adam Dunn – Now has knee issues and is receiving treatments.  Here’s my honest recommendation…. DROP HIM IN ALL LEAGUES.

Antonio Bastardo – Charlie Manual said that Bastardo could keep his closers role indefinitely.  Well Charlie that makes sense since he is your best reliever!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

postheadericon THE RETURN OF REYES!

Jose Reyes – Activated from the DL and picked up right where he left off.  Reyes went 2 for 5 with a run scored in his return.  Fantasy owners rejoice!

Chien-Ming Wang – Should be on the Nationals roster July 29th.  Wang has not been in the majors since 2009, so don’t expect too much from him.

Jose Bautista – 1 for 6 in his return to the lineup.  Come on Bautista, youre making my #1 ranking look stupid now!

Roy Oswalt – Threw a bullpen session without any pain on Tuesday.  Oswalt is expected to make a minor league rehab start next week.

Brandon Belt – Called up Tuesday and responded by going 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI.  Belt is only worth an add in NL only league, keeper leagues and extremely deep mixed leagues.

Ryan Braun – returned to the lineup and went 1 for 3 with a home run.  One doesn’t realize how valuable Braun is to your team until he’s gone!

Jason Isringhausen – Got his first save since 2008 by tossing a scoreless 9th inning Tuesday.  Isringhausen appears to be the favorite for closing duties.  If youre lacking saves, go ahead and pick up Izzy!

Jason Heyward – The new glass chipper is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday.  When he returns, he better hit 3 home runs for all the time he has missed.

Dan Uggla – 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and now has 17 home runs on the year.  Uggla is still batting under .200 and only has 37 RBIs, so hopefully this is the start of a scorching hot streak.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 K and had his bullpen blow him a lead.  Garza has been hot and cold all year, and even with his inconsistency his ERA sits at 3.80.  I would continue to roll Garza out there every start.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

postheadericon MAUER GOES APE!

Joe Mauer – 6 for 8 with an RBI in the double header upping his average from 260 to 290.  That’s Mauer being Mauer, right?

Stephen Strasburg – Threw 95 MPH in a simulated game Monday.  There is a small chance that Strasburg will pitch in September, but I would not count on it unless the Nats are in contention.

Roy Hallday – Left Mondays start with heat exhaustion.  When asked if he was going to make his next start he said absolutely.  No need to worry here, move on.

David Wright – 3 for 6 with 3 singles and 3 runs scored in High – A ball.  It shouldn’t be too much longer before Wright returns.

Jason Heyward – Has a foot contusion after being hit on the foot Sunday.  Heyward is list as day to day, what else is new, hes the new glass Chipper.

Michael Brantley – 5 for 8 with an RBI and a run scored in Mondays double header.  Brantley now has 8 multi hit efforts in his last 13 starts.

Sergio Santos – Split the 9th inning with Matt Thornton.  Guillen could be re-thinking his 9th inning man now that Thornton has been pitching better.  This situation needs to be monitored closely.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 5 K’s and now has a season ERA of 2.02.  Can someone tell me when this guy is going to crash and burn?  We have no choice but to continue to roll him out there while hes hot, but be aware that he could crash and burn soon.

Clay Buchholz – Threw from 120 feet on Monday, there is still no timetable for his return!

Aramis Ramirez – 1 for 3 with a home run.  The home run was his 17th and yup, you guessed it, he currently has the best stats of any NL 3b out there!
Monday, July 18, 2011

postheadericon WELCOME TO THE SHOW, KID!

Zach Cozart – 2 for 4 with his first major league home run.  If youre in need for a short stop currently (looking at you Reyes owners) Cozart should be the guy to pick up!

Ryan Braun – Re-injured his calf and then to make matters worse injures his hamstring.  There are some rumors flying around that he could return today but don’t count it.  I think a DL stint is a real possibility here, even though he did pinch hit last night.

Grady Sizemore – Heading back to Cleveland to have his right knee looked at.  He is currently listed as day to day, but this appears to be a lot like this last knee injury.  Expect a DL stint.

Jose Reyes – Set to return on Tuesday as long as there are no setbacks.  Reyes is scheduled to start a one game rehab assignment with single – A Brooklyn Monday.

Joe Nathan – Replaced Matt Capps as the closer and promptly earns a save.  As with anyone being appointed a closer, he is worth a pick up.  Do note that there will be ups and downs with Nathan as well, but he should settle in nicely.

Carl Crawford – After completing a 2 game rehab stint for Triple-A, Crawford has now been cleared to rejoin the Red Sox.  Feel confident inserting Crawford into your lineups immediately.

Adam Dunn – 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored.  The start of a power streak? Doubtful!

Scott Baker – Placed on the DL, retroactive to July 7th.  Baker apparently had a setback in his rehab, which will cause him to miss a start.  Baker is only expected to miss 1 start.

John Axford – Picked up back to back saves on Saturday while K-rod was used in relief.  I don’t expect K-Rod to get many save opportunities.  Continue to roll Axford out there with confidence.

Jon Lester – Scheduled to return July 26th against the Royals.  You know my moto, if you own him, you start him!

Shaun Marcum  Pitched 5 innings and then hurt his neck.  These are the type of nagging injuries that drive fantasy owners crazy.  At this time he is not expected to miss any starts, but don’t be surprised if something else pops up.
Friday, July 15, 2011


Jose Bautista – Twisted his ankle in Thursdays game and was forced to leave.  Bautista is expected to undergo and MRI sometime on Friday and currently listed as day to day.

Carl Crawford – Set to being a rehab assignment on Friday.  Crawford will play in two rehab games and then be activated before Mondays game in Baltimore.

Ike Davis – Was given a cortisone shot in his ankle and will have to wait three weeks to see if it takes.  If the cortisone shot does not take, Davis will undergo ankle surgery.

Brett Lawrie – Return to action for Torontos single A team; Lawrie went 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Lawrie is expected to spend a week in Single A before jumping back into Triple-A.  Expect to see Lawrie in the majors somewhere around the beginning of August.

Jon Rauch – appointed the new closer in Toronto.  I don’t have much faith in Rauch, but if you need a closer go ahead and pick him up.

Bartolo Colon – 0.2 IP, 8R, 3 ER, while walking two.  Colon after the game blamed his awful outing on thinking too much about his injured hamstring.

Ryan Braun – 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the lineup.  I think this goes without saying, insert Braun back into all lineups.

Carlos Marmol – Blew a save last night and didn’t record an out.  Marmol has been relied on heavily this year and appears to be tiring.  Quade gave Marmol his support Thursday night saying that Marmols job is safe.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

postheadericon 2ND HALF TOP 100!!!

Here are the top 100 2nd half players everyone was looking for.  The rankings were done by myself and my contributor Jeff.

1.                   Jose Bautista
2.                   Adrian Gonzalez
3.                   Matt Kemp
4.                   Ryan Braun
5.                   Prince Fielder
6.                   Miguel Cabrera
7.                   Albert Pujols
8.                   Joey Votto
9.                   Troy Tulowitzki
10.               Roy Halladay
11.               Ryan Howard
12.               Justin Verlander
13.               Jacoby Ellsbury
14.               Evan Longoria
15.               Matt Holliday
16.               Robinson Cano
17.               Jose Reyes
18.               Justin Upton
19.               Curtis Granderson
20.               Carlos Gonzalez
21.               Tim Lincecum
22.               Felix Hernandez
23.               Mark Teixeira
24.               Jered Weaver
25.               Cole Hamels
26.               Andrew McCutchen
27.               Hanley Ramirez
28.               Rickie Weeks
29.               Kevin Youkilis
30.               Clayton Kershaw
31.               Cliff Lee
32.               CC Sabathia
33.               Nelson Cruz
34.               Ian Kinsler
35.               Jon Lester
36.               Tommy Hanson
37.               Paul Konerko
38.               Dustin Pedroia
39.               Hunter Pence
40.               Carl Crawford
41.               Josh Hamilton
42.               BJ Upton
43.               Brian McCann
44.               Ryan Zimmerman
45.               Adrian Beltre
46.               Jay Bruce
47.               David Wright
48.               Drew Stubbs
49.               Brandon Phillips       
50.               Victor Martinez
51.               Elvis Andrus
52.               Mike Stanton
53.               Adam Lind
54.               Matt Cain
55.               Dan Haren
56.               Michael Bourn
57.               Michael Young
58.               Lance Berkman
59.               Aramis Ramirez
60.               Shane Victorino
61.               Chris Young
62.               Yovani Gallardo
63.               Josh Beckett
64.               Danny Espinosa
65.               Carlos Quentin
66.               Ben Zobrist
67.               Jimmy Rollins
68.               David Price
69.               Chase Utley
70.                Jair Jurrjens
71.               James Shields
72.               Asdrubal Cabrera
73.               Starlin Castro
74.               Josh Johnson
75.               David Ortiz
76.               Mark Reynolds
77.               Adam Jones
78.               Howie Kendrick
79.               Mariano Rivera
80.               Pablo Sandoval
81.               Jhonny Peralta
82.               Matt Garza
83.               Stephen Drew
84.               Alexei Ramirez
85.               Carlos Beltran
86.               Joel Hanrahan
87.               Joe Mauer
88.               Kelly Johnson
89.               Mike Napoli
90.               Gaby Sanchez
91.               Andre Ethier
92.               Alex Gordon
93.               Jordan Zimmermann
94.               Shaun Marcum
95.               Corey Hart
96.               Michael Cuddyer
97.               Carlos Marmol
98.               Jayson Werth
99.               Alex Rodriguez
100.            Jason Heyward

Friday, July 8, 2011


Mike Trout – Promoted from Double A Arkansas.  Trout is a massive talent and should be owned in every league immediately.  Trout bring a .330/.422/.522 line with him to the big leagues.  Expect him to start everyday in the outfield.

Charlie Blackmon – Fracture a bone in his left foot while sliding into third base on Thursday and may need surgery.

Scott Baker – Has a mild flexor muscle strain and will have his next start skipped and should be ready to go immediately after the all star break.  Baker currently sports a 3.01 ERA with 7 wins.

Edinson Volquez – Once again optioned to AAA Louisville.  Volquez gave up 7 runs in 5.1 innings three days ago and is no longer deserving of being on the big league roster.

Travis Hafner – 3 for 5 with a walk off grand slam to lead the Indians to a 5-4 come from behind victory.  Hafner has been excellent while he has actually played, sporting a .347/.428/.567 line to go along with 8 home runs and 35 RBI.

Danny Espinosa – 2 for 5 with 2 RBI and a steal and is now hitting .355 with a home run, 4 RBI and 2 steals in the month of July.  Why are people still asking me if they should drop him?

Jason Heyward – 3 for 4 with a home run, 2 RBI and a steal.  Hopefully this is the start of a hot streak for Heyward.

Logan Morrison – 2 for 4 with a 2 RBI.  Morrison hasn’t been doing too much lately, but he did homer Wednesday night.  I wouldn’t drop Morrison is deep leagues, but I wouldn’t start him either.

Carlos Zambrano – Will have a rehab start with single A Peoria and is expected back in the rotation on July 16th, which is the first day he is eligible.  For what it’s worth, Big Z has never had an ERA above 3.95 in his career (9 seasons).
Thursday, July 7, 2011


Dan Uggla – 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBIs.  Uggla has now homered in consecutive games and could be finally coming to life.  If you have him benched, I would still keep him there until he continues to show hes coming out of this.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3 for 4 with a home run, 2 RBI and 2 doubles as Zimmerman finally looks like hes starting to get into a groove with back to back multi hit games

Jose Reyes – The hamstring is not healing as quickly as the Mets thought and a DL stint is looking more realistic now.  Reyes owners need to start looking for other option on the FA wire now.

Phil Hughes – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 K’s while pitching somewhat effective for the first time this year.  I would make Hughes a spot start starter until he proves otherwise

Martin Prado – Began a rehab assignment on Wednesday and is hoping to return the first game after the all star break.

Jon Lester – An MRI has confirmed a strained lat and was placed on the DL.  Yup, I told you this yesterday!

Michael Cuddyer – 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI.  Cuddyer is currently 7 for 16 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in the month of July.

Mike Stanton – 1 for 5 with a walk off home run.  Stanton now has 3 hits in his last 9 at bats since complaining of not being able to see well.

Alexi Ogando – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 ER while striking out 5.  Ogando needs rest? Nahhhhh.  He now has back to back solid pitching performances and should be rolled out there every start.

Shin-Soo Choo – Had his cast removed on Wednesday and is telling friends he will be back in August.  You better, I have you on a team! 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

postheadericon ASDRUBAL GOES DOWN!

Asdrubal Cabrera – Left Tuesdays game with a right ankle sprain.  Asdrubal is listed as day to day, doesn’t look too serious, but expect Cabrera to be out a few days.

Clayton Richard – Placed on the 15 day DL with a left shoulder strain.  Richard hasn’t been anything special, but should be owned due to his dominant stats at Petco.  Richard currently boasts a home ERA of 2.30.

Jon Lester – Left Tuesdays start with a strained lat and hopes to only miss one start.  If the Red Sox are smart, they DL him and let him rest through the all star break.  Expect him to be placed on the DL.

Matt Holliday – 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI.  This is Holliday preparing for the Home Run derby next week!

Shane Victorino – Has a grade one sprain of his thumb, and might be placed on the 15 day DL.  Expect Victorino to be placed on the DL.

Albert Pujols – Was activated from the DL yesterday, but did not start.  Pujols was available to pinch hit, he is expect to start in Wednesdays game.

Troy Tulowitzki – Was unable to do any running on the field Tuesday, so he rode a stationary bike.    Expect Tulo to be back by the end of the week.

Carlos Carrasco – 4 IP, 6 ER, 10 H, ad 3 K’s.  Even though Carrasco has been pretty filthy lately, he should not have been started by any fantasy owners.  I expect Carrasco to bounce back in his next start, continue to roll him out there with confidence.

CC Sabathia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 11 K’s while picking up his 12 win of the year.  In his last 22.2 innings pitched, CC has now surrendered only 1 ER while striking out 33.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 5 K while picking up his 10th win.  My hand hurts? Yeah right!  Hamels is simply too good.

Drew Stubbs – 0 for 4 as he continues to struggle,  I wouldn’t drop Stubbs but he should no longer be inserted into fantasy lineups.  I am a big Stubbs backers, I do believe he will turn it around.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

postheadericon ROBOTIC WRIST!

Albert Pujols – Will apparently be activated from the DL on Tuesday.  If Pujols is indeed activated, put him back in your lineups immediately.  Talk about robotic body parts!

Delmon Young – Scheduled to begin a rehab stint with Triple A Rochester.  I’m sure most of you dropped Young once he went on the DL, and I would keep it that way until he proves he’s going to hit.

Ryan Braun – Left Saturdays game with a calf injury and sat out both Sunday and Monday’s game.  Expect Braun back in the lineup sometime middle of the week.

Jose Reyes – Left Saturdays game with a grade 1 hamstring strain.  Reyes is listed as day to day and will be re-evaluated on a daily basis.  Mets are optimistic he won’t miss much time.

Fausto Carmona – To the 15 day DL with “moderate quad strain”.  If you were actually starting Carmona in mixed leagues, your team is probably bad.

Bartolo Colon – Threw 6 shut out innings in his return from the DL, while striking out 6.  Colon was excellent on the day and should continue to be rolled out there with confidence every start!

Marlon Byrd – Activated from the DL on Friday and had 3 0 for games before picking up 2 hits on Monday.  Byrd should only be owned in NL only leagues until he proves worthy in mixed.

Rich Harden – In his first start of the season, Harden went 6 innings while surrendering 2 earned runs and striking out 6.  I’m going to go against the grain here, while most people will tell you not to pick up Harden, I am going to tell you to!

Travis Snider – 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and 3 doubles in his return to the majors.  I wouldn’t pick up Snider unless youre in an AL only league.  Mixed leaguers, you should monitor Snider, he could become a valuable add off the free agent wire.

Derek Jeter – Returned from the DL and went 0 for 4 in his return.  Jeter still remains 5 hits from 3,000.

Ryan Dempster – Had his scheduled start skipped due to illness and back pain.  Dempster claims he will be ready for a start before the all-star break.  Don’t be surprised if you see the Cubs take it easy with him and let him rest.  Dempster will not land on the DL.

Tommy Hanson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 K while picking up his 9th win of the season.  Yup, I think Hanson is over that DL rust!