Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bitterness of the Purported Fantasy Expert

The last couple of week's "Master Notes" by Ron Shandler have the distince undertone of bitterness. 1st, he complained about another competitor getting the benefits of Nick Hundley's fast start.

This week, he suggested a rule change that would prevent free agent moves for the first month. Why should the JJ Hardy owner get dibs on Jed Lowrie because of an early season injury?

Increasingly, the sour grapes of los...something is wearing on Mr. Shandler and is coming through on the Baseball HQ podcasts.

Monday, April 11, 2011

These Rays in big, big trouble - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

These Rays in big, big trouble - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN:

"The fans of the Tampa Bay Rays, however, are staring down a lineup that includes Triple-A veteran Dan Johnson hitting cleanup, Cubs castoff Sam Fuld hitting leadoff and 37-year-old Johnny Damon trying to hold off the cruelties of age."

The only reason the smart baseball analysts didn't see this is they were played by the Rays with access and the sense they are one of us!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

New Closer in Milwaukee?

Reading too much into Axford nor Saito being used to close out 1-0 victory and Zach Braddock not available because he pitched previous evening?

May be off in Braddock but I'd be very concerned if I were an Axford owner.