Player G ERA WHIP BAA K/9
Tommy Hanson 14 2.48 1.03 0.189 9.64
Jhoulys Chacin 15 2.71 1.08 0.190 7.98
Cole Hamels 15 2.51 0.93 0.208 8.91
Clayton Kershaw 16 3.01 1.06 0.211 9.82
Shaun Marcum 16 2.95 1.06 0.215 8.22
Tim Lincecum 16 3.16 1.19 0.227 9.68
Anibal Sanchez 15 2.9 1.13 0.230 9.17
Cliff Lee 16 2.87 1.12 0.239 9.08
Roy Halladay 16 2.51 1.04 0.240 9.07
And I just traded him away a week ago. Dude I hate when this happens. The same guy, the very same team owner, traded for Albert Pujols in another league a week ago too. I don't think he got an AB. Wow, just Wow!
Don't get me wrong, i'm not giving Mark Reynolds back, but you spend time building trading partners over the years, and when crap like this happens, they remember ... Im gonna have to send a rich chocolaty frosty just to butter him up next time. Fricking Roy.CSNPhilly.com: Roy Oswalt left Thursday night’s start – an ugly 12-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals – after two innings with lower back soreness. He said he’s been bothered by the condition “for a while.” He said, “I feel it when I sit down, stand up, walk, pitch, sleep.” He doesn’t know when he’ll pitch again ... If ever.
“You throw as long as you can and when you can’t throw anymore you don’t,” the 33-year-old pitcher said after the game. “Hopefully it’s not to the point where I can’t throw anymore. If it’s at that point, you just have to accept it.” Oswalt said he continued to pitch through the problem because, “I don’t want to be labeled a quitter.” He said he realized during Thursday night’s brief outing that he “was not helping the team. I’m kind of a liability more than anything.” “I don’t know if it’s gotten to the point where it’s bulging,” he said. “Hopefully not. “We’ll see where it’s at and if I have to get it fixed, I’ll get it fixed.”
Thing is, Oswalt is just the type of person who would walk away. This isn't the first time we have heard these comments from him. His contract is such that he can walk away and get $2 million next year, and just be done with it. I wouldn't be shocked.
I consider myself a gunslinger, and i wont go near him. It's not like he is available anyways, but i know as soon as i put a Ranger pitcher on my staff, my season will go down the toilet. quick.Lee Perrault: Brandon Beachy has held the Blue Jays in check today; 11 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 walks, 1 earned run(solo HR by Jose Bautista). At the beginning of the season, Beachy was an afterthought. He was supposed to be a quick band-aid while the highly touted Mike Minor got healthy, and he came out of the gate firing on all cylinders. Before today's matchup with Toronto, Beachy has sported all-star caliber numbers, even with the oblique strain.
Beachy's 9.34 K/9 ranks 9th among players with at least 40 innings. His K/BB ratio of 3.83 ranks 12th. While only possessing a slightly favorable BABIP(.267) and HR/FB%(8.9%) for the current season, the rest of Beachy's warning indicator statistics (LOB%) look in line with league norms, which has kept his ERA and FIP within percentage points of each other. Pretty impressive over Beachy's 8th start, especially considering the brevity of the final one where he left injured. All in all, this is a very promising month and a half of work from Beachy, and something that savvy manager should have pounced on when rivals started to jettison him once he hit the disabled list.
SAGNOF². its a science.Brad Evans: For the past several weeks, fantasy pundits have implored Alexi Ogando owners to auction off the treasured starter to the highest bidder. Their stance: Because of his incredibly fortunate BABIP (.229), Lady Luck is destined to call off their relationship, keying his car, cutting up old jerseys and setting ablaze to photos in the process. In wake of her psychopathic rampage, only graffitied Facebook walls and a 4-plus ERA would remain. It's inevitable. Though sabersticians steadfastly believe a correction will come, the Rangers hurler, for the most part, has stiff-armed the law of averages. The 11th-best pitcher and 41st-best commodity overall, he has triumphed seven times, posting a 2.66 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 6.55 K/9 over 88 innings.
Baseball purists are elated with his steady returns. After all, they think fanalytical data is nothing more than quack science contrived by mathletes. The righty's unorthodox mechanics, which brilliantly disguises his mid-to-high-90s heat, and sharp slider are all the proof they need for continued success. To predict a dramatic regression because of one statistic is foolish. He's Trevor Cahill revisited (.236 BABIP, 2.97 ERA in '10), a pitcher who will continue to defy expert "Sell High!" cries. Anti-saberists, the gun enthusiasts of the fantasy community, may actually have a point.
I get all the Chris Carters confused. This is supposed to be the good one, i think.Grey: I usually like to wait a couple of months into the season to look at some of the catchers that couldn’t throw out your grandma even if she loses the tennis balls off her walker. Or some of the catchers that are quite agile — hey, it’s Italian! I wait a few months because new catchers come into the league and I like to see a decent sample size — that’s what she said! Anyway, here’s some of the best and worst catchers for fantasy baseball:
News that interests me, and possibly you, but mostly me.Roto Hardball: Slugging prospect Chris Carter gets the call. Carter had a 24 game cup of coffee last year and flopped posting a .186/.256/.329 line with three home runs in 70 at-bats after popping 31 home runs in AAA before the call. He got a late start to the 2011 season and has only played 29 games, but he is back to his mashing ways with eight home runs in 109 at- bats including five in 85 at AAA. He has great power, but struggles mightily when it comes to making contact which could be his undoing at the big league level yet again. The A’s need power, any kind of power, so I understand the call up, but don’t expect him to be a power producing savior for your fantasy team. He is probably worth a speculative pick up in AL-Only leagues and very deep mixed leagues especially if you have a bench, but otherwise he is more of a wait-&-see player.
Michael Pineda pitched seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits against the Washington Nationals Thursday. He struck out nine batters and walked one in the game
Tim Lincecum pitched seven scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, to pick up his sixth win of the season. He struck out 12 batters and walked two in the game
Jason Marquis pitched eight scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Seattle Mariners Thursday. He struck out four batters and walked three in the game
Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-4 with one RBI against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Domonic Brown has widened his stance lately to help him maintain better balance at the plate
general manager Alex Anthopoulos said it will take OF Jose Bautista a few days to make the transition to playing third base.
Kirk Gibson said he expects OF Wily Mo Pena to see more breaking balls during at bats and that Pena needs to adjust and lay off the bad pitches. Gibson indicated that Pena's abilty to make the adjustment likely will determine how long he will be up with the team.
David Wright (back) has been cleared to resume his workouts and could rejoin the team in three weeks. He will go to the team's spring training complex Friday
Jonathan Broxton (elbow) tossed a scoreless rehab inning Thursday for Triple-A Albuquerque. He struck out 3
Brett Lawrie (fractured hand) is still having trouble gripping a bat and is not close to returning