Monday, May 2, 2011

Fantasy Fantasies - Monday May 2

Fernando Salas
Only the truly dedicated Fantasy players (owners, GMs, overlords? Whatever you prefer) dream about Fantasy. When you dream that Fernando Salas got you a save in your H2H league, you might need to reconsider your career choice. Each day, I will have my Cash & Trash picks, highlighting 5 guys that I think you should move on if they are available and 5 guys that you might consider for the recycle bin.

Weekly, I will highlight buy low, sell high candidates because to quote Louis Winthorpe III in one of my favorite 80's movies, Trading Places:

"Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That's the other guy's problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness. Super Bowl, World Series - they don't know what pressure is. In this building, it's either kill or be killed. You make no friends in the pits and you take no prisoners. One minute you're up half a million in soybeans and the next, boom, your kids don't go to college and they've repossessed your Bentley. Are you with me?"

And as time permits, I will do some in-depth story or analysis on something Fantasy related. By no means am I am 'pert, but I probably spend an unhealthy amount of time and energy on Fantasy Baseball, leading to plenty of rage and fury from the missus. Without further ado, here are today's Cash & Trash

Cash -

Bud Norris - Norris only needs 2 strikes to get a K, move quickly before he hurts you
Todd Helton - Partying like it's 1999
Darwin Barney - Got to love a kid with two first names
Fernando Salas - Inside lane to close, who knows with LaRussa, speculate
Johnny Damon - 2nd Coming?? Fitting in well in the 2 spot for the Raysters

Trash -

Matt Harrison - Can't pitch in Arlington, #notagoodlook
Alcides Escobar - No steals, no want
Ryan Franklin - Fell off the tree and hit every branch on the way down
Aubrey Huff - He's still in the league?
Vernon Wells - You know it's bad when a team wishes they had Juan Rivera back

Buy Low - If someone's sellin', I'm buyin' -

Carl Crawford - Sox will find a way, too good to continue down this path
Dan Uggla - Power is there, buy
Ubaldo Jimenez - Team is too good, talent is there
Carlos Pena - He'll hurt the average, but if you need power, you need power
Kelly Johnson - Arizona is ugly, but not this ugly
Dan Hudson - I think the K's will come, 'zona is better that this, really!
Jetes - If you can get him cheap, he's still leading off for the Empire
Gallardo - Pitching like a Pinto, but get in when he's still on the junk pile
Brett Gardner - Bottom floor, he'll turn it around
Adan Dunn - Slow starter, make a deal

Sell High - If someone's interested, deal 'em -

Berkman - Love the guy, great lineup, but mama always said sell high
Francouer - Ungodly hit rate, 100% owned in ESPN??
Russ Martin - Really high HR/FB %, find a NYY homer and exit
Britton - Will come back to Earth, he plays for the O's!
Sizemore - Someone in your league must have a man crush, exploit mercilessly
Colon - Humpty will have a great fall
Lohse - Who is this guy...
Wolf - And this guy...
Masterson - Are the Indians a legitimate team? Too scary
Zobrist - On the fence about him, if someone's willing to pay for last week's production, do it

Photo courtesy of Jayne Kamin-Oncea -- US PRESSWIRE 


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