Monday, August 1, 2011


Rich Harden – Was traded to the Red Sox then not traded to the Red Sox.  The hold up was over a shot he took after his first start.  Once that happened the Sox asked for a games started clause that the A’s turned down.  We need to monitor this situation closely, but for the time being, keep rolling Harden out there!

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 7 K while picking up his 12th win.  Gallardo has now put together 3 straight excellent starts and continues his 2nd half dominance.  Its about time we get some return on our mid round draft pick!

Rafael Furcal – Acquired by the Cardinals in a trade for a minor league prospect.  Is it just me or does every washed up player that go to the Cardinals suddenly become awesome?  Keep an eye on Furcal.

Michael Bourne – Acquired by the Braves and fantasy owners rejoice.  Bourne should now see an increase in runs, considering the team he is on is exceptionally better.

Jordan Zimmerman – Has been told he has 4 more starts this year before he is shut down.  4 more starts will put him around 160 innings for the year.  I don’t know if anyone will bite on Zimmerman, but if they will do it.

Erik Bedard – Traded to the Red Sox and sees his value instantly go up.  Bedard should be significant run support, which he didn’t get in Seattle.  If you own Bedard you can help but be happy about this trade.

Alex Rodriguez – Scheduled to see a doctor on Monday as a check up on his knee.  We could get official word on Monday on a time frame for A-Rod.

Mike Adams – Went to Texas in a trade as many fantasy owners becomes very unhappy.  It was Bell that was supposed to be traded and then Adams moving into the closers role.  Stupid Padres!

Clay Buchholz – Has a stress fracture in his lower back and is done for the season.  If you own Buchholz, feel free to drop him.

Dee Gordon – With the trade of Furcal, it now opens up a spot for Dee Gordon.  If youre weak at the SS position I would pick up Gordon and hope for lightning in a bottle.

Brandon Allen – Traded to the A’s and promptly optioned to Triple – A.  Allen needed a change of scenery and hopefully will be managed properly in Oakland.