Fantasy Flip-Off



Poor week takes Soxman from first to worst (almost)
Most of the time the phrase “what a difference a week can make,” implies something positive.  However, my fantasy team tanked on a massive scale this past week…going 0-6 for the first time all season. 

Not only did I lose my hold on first place, I dropped to sixth in an eight-team division.

Sadly, playing in a highly competitive dynasty league of 16-team, 30-man rosters, there is NOTHING on the waiver wire or in the free agent pool that can help me. 

Living with three White Sox sluggers in your line-up does that to a person I guess.  So since I’m in a negative place, let’s start this week’s wrap-up with those who are tanking.
Carlos Quentin
Quentin is mired in an 8-for-47 slump in June that has dropped his batting average from .295 to .269.  The MVP candidate is nursing a sore thumb, but it is not believed to be serious.
Paul Konerko
After FINALLY making the sizzler list, Konerko returned to his 2008 hitless ways last week.  He was scratched from Sunday’s game with a strained rib-cage muscle and could land on the DL.
Joe Crede
See a theme here as to why the Sox are also struggling again?  Crede’s numbers over the last 7 days: .143, 0 HR, 0 RBI
Chipper Jones
Not that you would ever bench him with the season he’s having, but over the last 7 days he’s hit .133, 0 HR, 1 RBI, .449 OPS.  He’s still hitting .402 on the season.
Bill Hall
Hall is completely lost this season and has been horrible over the last month, likely losing his starting job to Russ Branyan. Over the past 21 days, Hall is hitting .200, 0 HR, 3 RBI.
Dontrelle Willis
A total bust for the Tigers thus far.  Willis had a 54.01 ERA and 6.00 WHIP last week and was demoted to Single-A ball!  His ERA on the season: 13.01.

Grady Sizemore
The Indians slugger has been on fire over the last 7 days hitting .308, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 1.302 OPS.
Ryan Doumit
Here’s a Pirate to get excited over.  Doumit has had an incredible seven days in his own right hitting .400, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 1.443 OPS.
C.C. Sabathia
In the past seven days the big lefty has posted 2 wins, a 1.59 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP.  Here comes the Tribe, Sox fans.
Ted Lilly
2-0, 2.13 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over the past seven days is an indicator that Lilly is in bloom once again.

J.D. Drew
Drew is hitting a solid .447 in June and has raised his average to .321.  He also has 11 homers.  What are you waiting for?  Grab him!
Rookie Watch
Andy LaRoche
The Dodgers finally re-called Andy LaRoche from AAA Las Vegas this past week.  While he’s struggling now, he did homer in his first game back.  He is a top prospect and was believed to be a leading NL Rookie of the Year contender before injuring his thumb late in spring training.
Old Timer Watch
Jamie Moyer
Need starting pitching?  Consider taking a flyer on Phillies starter Jamie Moyer.  The 46-year old starter has been amazing over his last 2 starts posting a 1-0 record with a 1.35 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP.


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  1. paulmbanks says

    So much for the Quentin=MVP talk……..

  2. Paul- great job posting this so quickly. I think I’m going to use the words: Fantasy Baseball Weekly each week in the title so this section will get more hits in Google and Yahoo searches. Sound good? Soxman

  3. Jason Moe says

    Thank God for Milton Bradley Jose Guillen for me..Those two guys are keeping in the Top 5 in a 12 team league…Griffey and Beltre are killing me though…At least K-Griff is gettin me some walks…

    Also Screw Brad Penny!!!!

    Moe Diddy Out!!!

  4. paulmbanks says

    That’s a solid idea! especially since “Soxman sportsbank” is the number one search term directing traffic for the site this month so far…

  5. I keep directing people here from my site as I have not had much time to write on my page lately. Still need ot launch into the Facebook generation as well…LOL. JD Drew another homer yesterday. Good things…

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