Lawr’s Weekly Hot Sheet in a Pennant Race

Lawr Michaels, of creativesports.com, and Mike Siano, of mlb.com, are in a neck and neck race to win Tout Wars AL this year. Lawr writes in this column about thinking, too little and too much, while trying to do the right things to win.

TOUT Mixed 7/20 Swat

one trade

Cushing gets Stephen Drew and Rich Harden

Roberts gets Jose Valverde, Dexter Fowler, and Jack Wilson

FAAB

Dennis

Conrad $1 (vickery 50)

Karabell

Smith $13 (vickery 19)

Kastner

Rzepcyzinski $1 (vickery 12)

Duncan $0

Liss

Pedro $4 (vickery 7)

Carroll

Cedeno $1 (vickery 1)

Patton

Latos $12 (21 vickery)

Pliml

Sadowski $1 (vickery 20)

Mack

Carmona $1 (vickery 7)

Hoyos

Stauffer $1 (vickery 9)

Roberts

Schmidt $1 (vickery 4)

Cushing

Niese $0

TOUT AL 7/20 Swat

GREY
no

BERRY
losing bid

MOYER
Res R Johnson. Act D Navarro

PETERSON
Res Fields. Act Wise
Rel Chen. $Claim J Westbrook ($1. Next: none. Vickery: $1)

WALKER
$Claim M Grudzielanek. ($10. Next: Berry $1. Vickery: $2)
Res B Lyon. Claim Yu-Te Ni.
$Claim R Quinlann ($1. Next: $0. Vickery: $1)
Res Balfour. Activate B Colon.
REL: Pedro Martinez. Tony Pena (SS), M Redmond.

COLLETTE
Rel M Lowe. $Claim R Ramirez ($5. Next: $0. Vickery: $1)
Rel W Ramirez. $Claim J Hannahan ($6. Next: Sheehan $2, Vickery: $3)
Rel M Joyce. $Claim A Marte ($2. Next: none. Vickery: $1)

COLTON/WOLF
Res Accardo. $Claim D Baez ($2. Next: none. Vickery: $1)
Cut Hopper.

SHEEHAN
Res Buck. $Claim D Dellucci ($1. Next: $0. Vickery: $1)
Res Mijares. $Claim F Carmona ($2. Next: none. Vickery: $1)
Rel Betancourt

SHANDLER
Rel Berkan. Act Poreda.
Res Freel. Act DeRosa
Cut Barrett.

ERICKSON
DL Meche. Claim D Oliver.

MICHAELS
No

SIANO
DL Zumaya. Claim Seay.
Res Langerhans. Act Hunter. REL M Ramirez.
Rel Gimenez. Act C Quentin.

TOUT NL 7/20 Swat

1. Trades

No trades this week.

2. Free Agents

HERTZ:

– Picks up Augie Ojeda for $1 (Hertz 2); drops Jeremy Reed.
– Picks up Oscar Salazar for $1 (Hertz 5); drops Chan Ho Park.

KREUTZER:

– Picks up Adam Rosales for $0; drops Juan Castro.
– Picks up Nick Stavinoha for $0; drops Matt Maloney.
– Picks up JD Martin for $1(Kreutzer 1); drops Edward Mujica.
– Picks up Chris Coste for $1 (Kreutzer 2, Wilderman 0); drops Tim Redding.
– Picks up Jon Rauch for $1 (Kreutzer 2); DL’s Scott Olsen.
– Picks up Josh Whitesell for $1 (Kreutzer 24); drops Corey Patterson.

LEIBOWITZ:

– Picks up Kevin Frandsen for $3 (Leibowitz 3; Hertz 2); drops Tony Clark.
– Picks up Mat Latos for $5 (Walton 2; Leibowitz 7; Hertz 4); drops Brian Bogusevic.

LOMBARDO:

– Picks up Alberto Arias for $1 (Lombardo 1); drops Diory Hernandez.

WALTON:

– Picks up Joe Beimel for $0; DL’s Pedro Martinez.

WILDERMAN:

– Picks up David Ross for $0; drops Mitch Stetter.
– Picks up Greg Norton for $0; drops Nick Evans.
– Picks up Luis Ayala for $1 (Wilderman 2); drops Aaron Heilman.

ZOLA:

– Picks up Tyler Clippard for $1 (Zola 1; Hertz 0); DL’s Corey Wade.

NL Leader Talks but Doesn’t Brag

Brian Walton is doing just fine in NL Tout. He’s got a comfortable, if not insurmountable, lead, and he’s playing the game very well.

Although he doesn’t write about his fantasy teams much, at midseason he took a breath and gave a peak at what is going on in his head. Not surprisingly, his rooting interests often conflict.