Tyler Clippard About this time every year, I get the email or tweet from the nervous fantasy owner who is deficient in saves, or their ERA/WHIP are inflating (like this nurse’s breasts) out of control and need a solution. If you remember my piece on middle relievers this time last year,
Mat Latos What has gotten into these pitchers? Did Braden sell his soul to the devil?Is Moyer a superhuman clone? Can Cueto shift time and space around him? This last week we had 3 complete game shutouts and 3 8-inning shutouts. The real question is: Who’s LEGIT and who’s gonna QUIT?
Tommy Hanson Pitching Line of the Week: Dallas Braden 9IP, 0 H/R/ER/BB, 6K Yes, all those goose eggs = a perfect game. Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics is the 19th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game. Unfortunately, he will not be starting twice this
Mark Reynolds From 1920 to 1965, the 50 home run mark was achieved 15 times and by only 9 different players. The Bambino was the first and he did it 3 more times. Fox, Mantle & Mays each hit 50+ twice. We then had an 11 year drought from 1966
Jhoulys Chacin Ubaldo Jimenez is having an epic start to the 2010 season, but he can’t do it by himself. More often than not, Batman needed Robin, right? Well, Ubaldo is clearly the “Batman” of the Rockies pitching staff and Jorge De La Rosa was scripted to be “Robin”,
Evan Meek Kosuke Fukudome – 7r 3hr 8rbis .476Only owned in 32% of Yahoo Leagues, he’s a quick solution to your ailing team. Ride him while he’s hot because historically he has no chance of keeping it up for a whole season. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt
Carlos Gonzalez Power and Speed, two of the five essential “tools” or skills that baseball players are said to possess, are lethal when combined. Players like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Bobby Bonds, Dale Murphy, Barry Bonds*, Daryl Strawberry, Alex Rodriguez, Alfonso Soriano and Hanley Ramirez all have used their unique
Andrew McCutchen I have to say writing these headlines is possibly the best part of my job. Whats hard though is keeping them clean, because with corny headlines usually comes a bad joke. Well no joke here, Andrew McCutchen is the real deal and certainly the only hope the Pirates