Wow, there is so much to cover today, I'm afraid I'll miss something. Let's do an abbreviated version of Gut Check Friday, then fantasy hot stove, then the real deal hot stove.
Domination for a second week. I'm now afraid I shouldn't have tweaked my team this week.
If you wanna be in the playoffs, 3K, you've got a funny way of showing it.
Big week for Hackman, and he needs it to keep up with a cruising T-Dub.
This should be interesting, a SwinGER win could catapult him to 3rd place in PG East.
Clark & Addison-4
A classic street brawl for first place. Big time playoff implications here.
Now is not the time to be losing to a #10 seed, Baby Bisho.
The hot stove was a little dull yesterday in the big leagues, but it was piping hot here in PG Sportsworld. And New Linc was front and center, knocking off two deals in an attempt to push him into the playoff winners bracket. Earlier yesterday, Linc sent Jair Jurrjens to Hoosier Heat for outfielder Matt Holliday. Jurrjens currently has a two year deal in place and Holliday will walk after this season. A strong message was sent that New Linc is going for the gusto THIS SEASON and will worry about the fallout after the season ends. And he wasn't done just yet. Later in the day, the Longhorns sent Kevin Gregg and Alex Rio to the Tallcorn Cobras for Derek Jeter and George Sherill. To me, this is a VERY shrewd move by T-Dub and the reason why you must be vigilant during trade deadlines. T-Dub sensed that Sherrill may be shipped to Los Angeles (and realized that he was become a back-up to closer Jonathan Broxton, thus giving him almost zero fantasy value), and he reacted in a timely manner. In Sherril's sted, the Cobra's acquire Kevin Gregg, who have 4 saves in the last 12 days. Well played, sir.
As far as today's MLB hot stove, what are you guys hearing out there? Quick note, if you fools had a Twitter account, you would get up to the second hot stove updates from baseball writers all around the country. Give it a shot, The Ger and I love it. And if you create an account, you can download an app right to your iPhone or Blackberry.
I'll leave you with this WHOPPER I heard about.....Heath Bell AND Adrian Gonzalez to the Florida Marlins for pitching prospect Andrew Miller, AA outfielder Mike Stanton and AAA outfielder Cameron Maybin.