|Professor Wagstaff’s Fantasy Football: Week Three||The Fantasy Baseball Forecast: Bases Loaded, Two Outs|
With but ten days remaining in the season, the race in the Hausier’s Krowedum Rotisserie League has boiled down to three teams; all of whom have been moving up and down within a range of ten points while alternating positions on a daily basis. “It’s tough when the categories are this close”, said Bobby Carr of the Master Batters. “At this time of year you’d like to focus on a category or two where you can either move up or protect a lead. But a number of categories are close enough to demand attention and it’s spreading the attack pretty thin.” In explaining further, Carr said, “I woke up the other day with a four point lead overall. But I was just percentage points ahead of two teams in WHIP and just 2 RBI ahead of another two. The next day, each of those four had passed me and I was two points behind.” “I’ve decided to leave my team the way it is and hope for the best. About the only moves I’ll make is to fill slots when players have an off day.” Carr’s problem is not uncommon among owners still in the race. Trying to decide which players give you the best chance at gaining a point or two without costing you somewhere else is a dicey game. Fortunately for Carr, it’s one he’s used to as he pushes for his third consecutive title. As we said last week, keep an eye on the pennant race in the AL Central as the Twins and the Tigers will not sit their regulars and give up on your guys who may be losing playing time to auditioning rookies. You’ve got ten days left. Good luck.
Streaking-Switch hitting Matt Wieters is playing every day for the Orioles and has 3 three hit games in his last 4… The Twins keep closing on the Tigers and Michael Cuddyer is a big reason. Since it was announced that Justin Morneau is out for the year, Cuddyer has taken over at 1B and hit 4 HR in 6 games… Jason Kubel has settled into the Twins’ cleanup spot and seems to be driving in a run every night… Rockies C Yorvit Torrealba has been on fire, with four multi hit games in the last nine… Cubs’ hurler Tom Gorzelanny has been throwing very well and could give you a W or two… Royals’ 1B Billy Butler, a huge Moonlight favorite, is closing in on 50 doubles. Mark it down now; Butler will have a huge 2010.
Stalling- The White Sox may look to limit the innings of starters John Danks and Mark Buerhle over the last week… Milton Bradley is done for the year after the Cubs suspended him for criticizing the team in the press. What a surprise… White Sox OF Jermaine Dye is crawling toward the finish line and has seen his BA drop to .238.
Sick Bay- Jays’ SS Marco Scutaro is out for the year with a back injury… OF Denard Span was out of the Twins’ lineup on Tuesday after being beaned on Monday. He’s day to day… San Francisco 2B Freddy Sanchez could miss a few days with a bad knee.