Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thoughts on Hanley Ramirez

Before the baseball season began this year, I drafted Hanley in my Auction League and made him the top paid Shortstop in the game.

While he has not returned his value as of yet, his performance over the last few games gives me hope for him returning to his average numbers.

Granted, I am watching the Marlins and Dodgers as I write this and Hanley is 0-2, but his swing looks good and he seems to be getting his timing back.

Edit: So going 0-5 doesn't really help my argument, but Hanley looks more confident at the plate than previously.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thoughts on Cardinals/Dodgers from last night

I had the opportunity to watch almost all of the Cards/Dodgers game last night and was quite content with the time spent. Pujols finally hit in a game I was watching, a welcome sight for this fantasy manager. Kuroda looked off, wild pitches and a lack of control destroying an otherwise decent start. Holliday looks 100% and should be on his way to a great season.

I like blowout games like this because you get a chance to see the young players from each team. I was especially impressed by Fernando Salas, who despite giving up a couple hits and a walk showed decent control and settled as the inning went on.

These teams both look on track and hopefully the Cards can keep up the hitting in the weeks to come.