Grey's greatest hitsNick Collias: What's to explain Colon's resurgence, at age 37 and after five years dominated by shoulder and elbow problems? According to a story in the Dominican daily Diario Libre, the new life in Colon's arm could be partially attributable to two treatments of stem cells - or "células madre" as they're called in the Dominican Republic, where Colon had the procedures. The doctors, Sergio Guzman and Leonel Liriano, told the newspaper they had envisioned using the treatment on Pedro Martinez, but they also sent "an invitation" out to Colon, which he accepted in March 2010. (Pedro's invitation, the article says, is still open). Guzman was quick to insist, though, that when they took fatty tissue and bone marrow from Colon's hip and injected it into injured tissues in his rotator cuff and elsewhere in his right shoulder, they weren't doing anything revolutionary. "We have not invented anything, nor have we done anything new. This is being done the world over," Guzman explained. "We received some training overseas to handle this type of things. Harvard University donated the centrifuges. This is no invention. What we do is take a little bit of bone marrow and we put it into an affected area."
Updated Pitcher RankingsGrey: Grady Sizemore – It’s the return of Wounded Knee. Sizemore went for an MRI for his knee pain. In other news, water is wet, taco diarrhea burns and astronaut ice cream is delicious. If you own Sizemore, consider therapy to find out why you keep trying to hurt yourself with your life choices.
“Why’s everyone in my living room? I was just going to move Sizemore to my bench.”
“Billy, have you thought about trading Sizemore for a pitcher?”
“No! He makes me feel special! I hate all of you!”
“Why can’t you just do crank like your brother?!”
That’s you on the show Intervention when your family confronts you about your fantasy draft choices. Now Sizemore’s MRI says (yes, the MRI talks) his knee is fine. Right. So let him play a few days, then you trade him. He’s not going to run this year, so what do you have with Grady? You have Beltran, Jason Kubel or a host of other some power, no speed outfielders. You don’t have the 30/30 Sizemore of yesteryear (2008).
Minor League Pitcher Watch
Prospect Watch: Lower Minors UpdatesFantasy Baseball Dugout: Kyle Gibson, SP, Twins — The Twins have been surprisingly bad thus far this season and the Twins are not used to being bad. Kyle Gibson looks like a June call-up, as he’s thrown a near no hitter at Rochester. In 6 starts, Gibson is at 3.66 with a 1.06 WHIP. He’s struck out a little over one batter per inning. Francisco Liriano has been especially bad and if he picks things back up a bit, he could be moved later in the year, thus opening up the spot for Gibson.
he strikes me as a 275/5/25 guy. 100 runs every few years. what am i missing?
Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double, solo home run and two runs scored Wednesday, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Gonzalez is 12-for-28 (.429) with five homers and eight RBIs during his six-game hitting streak. He has six homers in the past nine games. His fourth in four games
Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk and an RBI Wednesday, against the Cincinnati Reds. Pence is 22-for-62 (.355) with two homers and 14 RBIs during the stretch
Curtis Granderson went 2-for-5 with his league-leading 12th home run Wednesday, against the Kansas City Royals. He also picked up his third stolen base. Last year, Granderson hit his 12th homer Aug. 17.
Not so much ..Bryce Harper had a career day for Single-A Hagerstown on Wednesday, going 4-for-5 with a grand slam. He also extended his hitting streak to 15 games, during which he's hitting .492. With a cumulative .396/.472/.712 batting line
Reid Brignac was hitless in five at-bats with a run scored Wednesday, against the Cleveland Indians, dropping his average to .183 and his on-base percentage to .221. Brignac has gone 104 at-bats without an extra-base hit, a club record
B.J. Upton will begin serving a two-game suspension Thursday, May 12. He'll be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday, May 14, against the Baltimore Orioles.
Mitch Moreland had a grand slam Wednesday, May 11, but it does not count since the game agianst the Oakland Athletics was wiped out due to rain before the game became official.
Good read not roto related.. Richard Barbieri