|Luck in the Transactions|
|Written by Perry Van Hook|
|Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:25|
Well I suppose some of you need to Look at the transactions first but there are a lot of lineup changes that need to be made on Tuesday.
Unfortunately most of us set lineups on Mondays for the current week. If none of the news in this column helps you today, consider this for next year – Get your league to allow midweek transactions for players put on or returning from the DL or to replace players sent to the minors or called up after Mondays.
Toronto OF Eric Thames has been slumping all of May – hitting 190 after hitting over 300 in April gets the bad news – teammate Rajai Davis who should get the majoring of those at bats on the good side.
Angels pitching ace Jered Weaver left Monday night’s game after facing only three batters with back pain. Weaver who will have an MRI today faces the bad news while Garrett Richards who broke with the club after a great spring training taking Jerome Williams spot in the rotation until he came off should be the one who gets the call with the good news.
I needed to add a catcher in a league where we only play one for the H2H matches because of Miguel Montero’s groin (maybe he got it just thinking about picking up checks from the Diamondbacks for the next five years) and lost out on my first choice of the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy. When he was put on the disabled list today my pickup of Jarrod Saltalamacchia looked even better than after yesterday’s home run. Also good news for those of you who have George Kottaras as your second catcher in deeper leagues.
Upcoming bad news for either the Randall Delgado or Mike Minor owners as one of them will lose their rotation spot to the Braves’ Kris Medlen who was sent down today to stretch him out and will be back for one of those spots in three weeks or so.
Of course some players create both good news and bad news with the same outing – yesterday it was both Nate Adcock who really found out what his fantasy owners who activated him for a nice two start week vs CLE and OAK thought when Ned Yost had some extra words for him after taking him out in the third inning of yesterday’s pitiful performance – Hey Adcock, you are on the next bus to Omaha cry on somebody’s shoulder down there; or Ryan Raburn of the Tigers who lowered his average to about a buck fifty after going 0-4 yesterday and making many laugh with Jim Leyland’s rant after the game which should get him a bus ticket to Toledo when Austin Jackson returns later this week.
I hope you get some more good news today.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:59|