During the latest episode of Starbonell Station, Starbs mentioned that he may be interested in making a David Wright for Brandon Morrow (plus change I'm assuming) trade. As someone who could use help in the Outfield (Jose Bautista could slide to OF for me) this intrigued me, but frankly I'm worried about David Wright. I'm worried about what Starbs would want in return, I'm worried about Wright's slipping production and I'm worried about his wonky back. Maybe it's just me, but I see a downward trend in his strikeout rate. The K% fell off a cliff in 2009 (18.8% to 26.2%) and it's regressed each year since (27.4% in '10, 29.5% in '11). His line drive percentage took a nose dive in 2010 (it fell nearly 7%) and hasn't recovered. He's currently disabled with a stress fracture in his back and will be shut down for at least three more weeks. What an ugly situation. Starbs paid $42 for Wright in the Blog Wars auction draft, which was a fair price, but the question is: what would you pay for Wright if we drafted today?
Listen my children and you shall hear of all the stolen bases of Ben Revere
For every death, there is a birth... or so they say. The disabling of Jason Kubel and Jim Thome cleared a path for the speedy Ben Revere. The Twins prospect (No. 4 or No. 5 depending on where you look) was hitting .303 with 8 SB in AAA before his promotion. He possesses very little to no power, but he makes all kinds of contact (8.3% K%). Revere has averaged over 46 SB per season while playing in the minors. He's fast. For those who have a need for speed, Revere should get plenty of playing time over the next few weeks. I'd expect him to hit .275-.280 over a large sample of At Bats. He's currently owned in 0% of Y! leagues. You may not write a poem about Ben Revere, but he should be of use. I'm taking him for a midnight ride, he was a recent addition to the Hart Foundation.
More MLB action from Friday after the break.
If TLR is willing to trust Craig at 2B, you can trust him with all your heart.
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I live by one code: don't trust any man with two first names, especially if one of them is Todd. Allen Craig has made me rethink my entire life (except the Todd part, don't trust a Todd). Craig went 2 for 3 with two walks, a RBI and two runs scored against Jesus Sanchez and the Giants. He's hitting .347, dude is a beast. He's currently rocking a .395 BABIP, which is sure to fall, but he was posting .330-.350 type numbers in the minors. He has the ability to post an above average BABIP. Add in the solid contact rate (19.4% K%), plate discipline (11.5% BB%), 25-HR power, the steals he's chipping in (four so far) and you have a player who is worthy of your trust.
More MLB action from Thursday after the break.
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Your boy Cheeks is back with his Friday & Saturday double-stuffed (like Chyna will be in her new video) Weatherology Report. The early weekend looks safe, except for San Francisco when the Giants play host to the Rockies. It looks like Mother Nature is planning to nail the home of the Golden Gate Bridge with some gigantic Golden Showers which could make things rocky for fantasy owners. Proceed with caution before inserting players from either team into your starting lineup. The rest of the league should be A-OK.
COL vs. SF: 77% chance of rain
COL vs. SF: 76% chance of rain
Nope. I'm not writing about Chien-Ming Wang. This has nothing to do with CMW. This has nothing to do with golf either. Why did I title this Chien-Ming Golf Wang? Because. That's why. We're going to chop it up, potpourri style. You'll find an assortment of fantasy goodness after the jump. "Jay Bruce is a demi-god" on three. One... Two... Break!
There's more than one way to get into Chyna.
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None of the seven games on Thursday's schedule have any potential major weather problems. I think it was destiny striking as this lack of rain in the forecast gives me times to get back to the important Chyna Porno news that my updates are known for. I broke the news of the Backdoor to Chyna video a couple days back, and now we have proof. Obviously, this link is not work-safe and shouldn't be viewed by anyone under 18 years of age. Honestly it probably shouldn't be viewed by anyone, but it is my responsibility as both an accredited Weatherologist, and respected journalist to provide the news. What you do with this news is up to you. Discretion advised.
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Fantasy football is now open for regristration at Yahoo. That means two things. The first, people will be drafting teams WAY too early. The second, Sons of Roto blog leagues will be opening soon. No plans are yet underway, but I'm sure I'll host a Four Corners league. This will be a 16-team league where four factions square off in gang warfare. If you have a crew of four (including yourself) who want to test themselves against the Million Dollar Managers, be sure to send an email our way or sound off in the comment section. For those who don't roll with an entourage, fear not. We'll have other opportunities for you.
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Wednesday marks the start of a new month, but the same old weather problems will linger into June. They'll linger kinda like a random blue octopus would on a calendar. Both are easy to avoid though since octopi are pretty slow moving and you have your boy Cheeks to give you the heads-up on Wednesday's weather situation:
PHI vs WAS: 52% chance of thunderstorms.
CWS vs. BOS: 42% chance of thunderstorms.
NYY vs. OAK: 56% chance of thunderstorms.