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 NL Leader by a lot writes at creativesports.com about why football just isn’t that important to him right now.
Brian Walton explains why his 2008 season was such a mess, and suggests why that matters now.
He explains the Tout AL action.
Cushing gets Stephen Drew and Rich Harden
Roberts gets Jose Valverde, Dexter Fowler, and Jack Wilson
Conrad $1 (vickery 50)
Smith $13 (vickery 19)
Rzepcyzinski $1 (vickery 12)
Pedro $4 (vickery 7)
Cedeno $1 (vickery 1)
Latos $12 (21 vickery)
Sadowski $1 (vickery 20)
Carmona $1 (vickery 7)
Stauffer $1 (vickery 9)
Schmidt $1 (vickery 4)
Res R Johnson. Act D Navarro
Res Fields. Act Wise
Rel Chen. $Claim J Westbrook ($1. Next: none. Vickery: $1)
$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.
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)
Res Accardo. $Claim D Baez ($2. Next: none. Vickery: $1)
Res Buck. $Claim D Dellucci ($1. Next: $0. Vickery: $1)
Res Mijares. $Claim F Carmona ($2. Next: none. Vickery: $1)
Rel Berkan. Act Poreda.
Res Freel. Act DeRosa
DL Meche. Claim D Oliver.
DL Zumaya. Claim Seay.
Res Langerhans. Act Hunter. REL M Ramirez.
Rel Gimenez. Act C Quentin.
No trades this week.
2. Free Agents
– Picks up Augie Ojeda for $1 (Hertz 2); drops Jeremy Reed.
– Picks up Oscar Salazar for $1 (Hertz 5); drops Chan Ho Park.
– 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.
– 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.
– Picks up Alberto Arias for $1 (Lombardo 1); drops Diory Hernandez.
– Picks up Joe Beimel for $0; DL’s Pedro Martinez.
– 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.
– Picks up Tyler Clippard for $1 (Zola 1; Hertz 0); DL’s Corey Wade.
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.