We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 23. That's a little late, even for us. But given the spate of players going on the DL...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Peter Moore: Pissing, Moaning, Leading

It's somewhat early in the season to extrapolate who will win one of the league's handsome cash prizes, much less predict who will win the magnificent Balco Cup. Though Peter is currently without the services of Rich Harden, the BCL won the first of his four Big Firsts back in 1986 with Jimmy Key of the Torontos as his ace -- and down Key went on the actual day of the draft. Key losses are often balanced by multiple surprises, so though Peter is guaranteed nothing, events have not denied him anything either. Teams are still having ten point swings following an exceptionally good or bad day.

Move on. Nothing to see.

But one cannot help noticing that Swifty and Big Chi Chi really are way back there. Is it possible that eight are in it and that two are pretty certainly out of it? Really hard to say anything about those two teams because the BCL has misplaced the list of backups, so who knows what prodigies are stuck on the bench for these two stragglers. Can say this though: Swifty has Johan Santana, who -- if he follows form -- will get better and better and probably not lose a game the last three months of the season. Also, Bartolo Colon, he of the "inflamed shoulder," is expected back shortly. Swifty will rise. He needs to make up almost 50 points. I'm not counting him out, and -- like Mikey in the cereal ad -- I hate everything.

Now what about Big Cheech? I am less optimistic about his cashing a check. Having lost his Fantasy Cherry, I think he's said a sad but final farewell to his fifty bucks. His Yankee hitters all look good. Why did no one try this before. But I think the Brian Anderson phenom can safely be kicked around the square as often and as hard as we like: In short, he's a dud. And Casey Fossum at Tampa Bay?

No no no. But Lugo is ready to come off the DL. And I don't know who Big Cheech has on his bench, and that can make a considerable difference because we've got some hitters in the stratosphere who can only tumble. So I won't write BC off yet.

A note: Click on Standings by Date to see where everyone was on draft day. (The BCL is able to adjust this setting and will.) Jeffrey had made a nice move the first two weeks. Tola, too. Peter has deniability if he doesn't go wire to wire, but I would not bet a nickel against him.

4 comments:

B. Wieder said...

About the whole injury phenomenon and its relevence or lack thereof...I realize that with Schilling, Lilly and Foulke it was assumed that before the first really warm day I would have enough hurlers on the shelf that I would change my team name to The Outpatients. And yet, and yet, Harden is suddenly looking like a man whose name will be mentioned as often with the work "chronic" as with "shutout," and there is some evidence that Burnett has not enjoyed two truly healthy consecutive months in his life. And finally:
"Oh Loaiza, Loaiza Jane,
Oh Loaiza, Loaiza Jane."

Sadder but Louiza!

"I Paid $12 Million Up Front And All I Got Was This Loaiza Loaiza."

Just trying to have more fun with him than the A's or friend Paul will.

Big Cheech said...

Wow, looks like a sluggish field of dogs coming up with a bunch of nothing for myself. . .but did you see that beautiful underhanded flip to first Posada made from his stomach over the weekend? Worth nothing, but this is what I placate myself with.
I can, however, think of worse ways to drop $50. At least it's a blast even watching from the bottom of the heap. Play Ball!

The BCL said...

This is how it oughta be. People are laying down a smoke screen so that when they make their move they can put their hands to their face and say, "I really do NOT know anything about birthn' no babies." I know my pitchers are off to an entirely unrealistic start. But that's not sandbagging. That's accepting the hard truth. But Wieder's team? I lie down in awe.

He is a god. Give him the city.

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