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The six-week progress report

Mercifully hidden behind the cut since I know only about 3 of you have any interest in baseball...


Right now my Senators are in fourth place in Yahoo Public League #280679, mainly due to my pitching, and that mainly due to my starters (Pedro Martnez, Bronson Arroyo, Dontrelle Willis, Livan Hernandez and the recently acquired Bruce Chen) who are leading the league in WHIP, second place in wins and ERA, and are third place in Ks. Saves aren't so hot since K-Rod went on the DL and Yhency Brazoban hasn't picked up the slack yet.

Yes, I broke my own rule and picked up a Dodger; also bent my rule and picked up a Pale Hoser, but at least it was a former Twin (AJ Pierzynski) who's a pretty hot catcher. Yes, I could have had my old reliable Mike Lieberthal instead, but his batting average and dingers stink right now, and those are two areas I'm already hurting in. Offense as usual is bad, really bad. Neither the infield nor the outfield are producing...well, Jimmy Rollins is doing surprisingly well, as are Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer, but second and third base have been black holes offensively. Thank God for Mike Sweeney and Erubiel Durazo; at least the DH slot is generating some offense, beacsuie the outfielders (Juan Pierre, Richard Hidalgo, Nick Swisher, Juan Encarnacion, and Jacque Jones) have been pretty useless except for Brian Wilkerson, who is the second coming of Frank Howard except without the dingers. *sigh*

I keep telling myself it's a long season and I have to be patient...but some of these guys make me want to go to the ballpark for the express purpose of throwing garbage at them. Arrrgggh!

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minionofamiee
May. 30th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Know what you mean....
I was in fourth a couple of weeks ago, now I'm in 8th, 20+ points below what I was before. I do blame the fact that Lyon and Beddard are on the DL, and my offense sucks as well...

Oh well, maybe Lady Luck'll give us some pretty soon. We are still about 1/4 of the way through the season.
wombat_socho
May. 31st, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: Know what you mean....
Yeah, for some reason it seems that most folks draft offense and don't pay a lot of attention to the pitchers. Which makes it a little hard to patch the holes when your key players go on the DL, as they always seem to...*sigh*
basilpsyche
May. 31st, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
My interest in baseball in growing.. sort of. ^^; Maybe I'll get into it more this summer.
wombat_socho
May. 31st, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
Ironically, I didn't recover my interest in baseball until the winter of 1989-90, and I owe it to my ex, sort of...we had a subscription to Smithsonian at the time and they had an article on Rotisserie Baseball. The next thing you know I'm dragging home all kinds of books on fantasy baseball, reading the Bill James Baseball Abstracts, and getting all fired up about the National Pastime. There's a lot of cool stuff about baseball, and maybe the coolest thing of all is that it gives you an excuse to just hang out and chill for 3-4 hours. A grand game, 'tis.
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