3-in-1 time at Tony's Take. I'll make it brief but a few things I want to touch on -
1) There hasn't been a trade in our fantasy league since 5/1! Not since the Ervin Santana for George Sherrill swap (nice one Hoosier) have two teams come together with a little ante. I know I've thrown a couple feelers out there but haven't gotten anywhere past the exploration point of talks. So what gives? Do the owners in this league prefer to just take flyers on free agents off the scrap heap instead of crafting a blockbuster. No reason to answer #9, we all know your strategy.
2) Manny was suspended for 50 games right? So why does he get to start his rehab assignment today. I think a suspension from the league should be a suspension. Meaning no minor league games, no workouts at the ballpark, no entry into the clubhouse. If he wants to stay sharp during his suspension then he needs to go find some high school field to take BP. If he then needs a rehab stint it starts after the 50-game suspension. Baseball is too lenient on these offenders who test positive.
3) Oh yeah, Donald Fehr....don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out!!!
4) At what point during the season do you look at your respective teams off-season acquisitions and label them "bust"? I'm just wondering as I look at Milton Bradley .247 hitting line and 16 RBIs and we're 70 games into the season. Just can't help but wonder if the Cubs would of done the smart thing and signed Bobby Abreu (.292, 35 RBIs) for a pittance of the cost where they might stand today.
OK, that was 4 items but it bears repeating...Donald Fehr.....go suck an egg!!