Today is a historic day at BaseballGuys.com. I’m going to, for the first time, hit on each of the four major sports in the same piece. I know, I know, it’s almost as exciting as the release of Twilight: New Moon on Friday, so see if you can contain your excitement long enough to read the entire entry.
I’m loving this Twitter thing which you can follow at Baseball Guys Twitter Account. I was slow to come around, but given the fact that I’m pretty much glued to my chair for 12 hours a day, I might as well share all the information in this big brain of mine.
Zack Greinke completely deserves the AL Cy Young Award, and I love the fact that he has studied sabermetrics with Brian Bannister. But I think this story is a bit ridiculous. It’s not like Greinke discovered uranium, he merely was exposed to a different way of analyzing pitching. I mean, I know an awful lot about sabermetrics, and it’s not like I could hit the mound and have success merely because I can break down how to use BABIP, CERA and DIPS. Greinke had success because he is immensely talented and finally at peace with himself – it’s not like he needs numbers to tell him not to groove a fastball down the pipe when the count is 0-2.
Lord help us. The Yankees have thrown their hat into the Roy Halladay sweepstakes. At what point does baseball step in and say this just isn’t fair?
Jarrod Washburn and the Mariners might hook back up, or at least there is some interest there by both parties according to the pitcher. Don’t know why the Mariners would be hot and heavy about adding a hurler that went 31-49 with an ERA over four in four years in the Pacific Northwest.
Ilya Kovalchuk has been mind numbingly good this season. If not for a broken foot that sidelined him for a while, he almost assuredly would be leading the league in goals. After all, he has 12 markers in just 11 games.
Alexander Ovechkin returned to the ice and scored a goal – what a shock. He has 15 goals in 15 games this season.
I wrote about the top-50 fantasy options in the game today in my column entitled The Power Play. Give it a read if you enjoy the sound of a skate blade slicing through a sheet of ice.
If you are looking for a few guys who might be on waivers, give David Rogers’ article Free Agent Finds a look.
I touched on the JaMarcus Russell debacle yesterday in Hazy NFL Thoughts. Good to know that the Raiders listened as the benched Russell in favor of Bruce Gradkowski. Don’t know if that will help the Raiders much though given that Gradkowski owns a 53.1 completion percentage and a 58.7 QB Rating in 22 career games, but something had to be done.
With Ronnie Brown out for the year with his foot injury, I just fielded a bunch of questions on Live Advice about guys like Lousaka Polite and Lex Hilliard. Yeah, it was a rough two hours.
Speaking of live advice, we have a great instrument that people can turn to in trying to put together a great team down the stretch in fantasy football, and that is our Rest of the Way Rankings tool.
Is it just me, or do you get the feeling that you are viewing an episode of OZ or Prison Break when you watch an NBA game? Honestly, I bet you could count the number of guys in the league that don’t have at least five tattoos on your fingers and toes.
Just like hockey, we have an article each week that talks about which NBA weapons might be available on waivers with Deep League Pickups. Hey, we are a one stop shop for you all no matter what your fantasy needs are.
By Ray Flowers