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The boy wonder?

Posted on: February 26, 2008 10:16 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2008 8:06 pm
As you've probably read by now in Gonos' and Emack's blogs, the three of us checked out the Orioles' intrasquad game today. It didn't set a new standard for competitive baseball, but it was baseball nonetheless, and it felt good. We all got our fill, and the two of them have already filled you in on most of it. I notice Gonos even submitted an ode to my youthful good looks, which he considers more befitting a member of the Mickey Mouse Club.

Clearly, I have to fight an uphill battle to credibility.

Anyway, you've probably heard enough by now of Adam Jones' misplayed ball in center, and I don't want it to grow into the biggest fielding folly since Bill Buckner by bringing it up again. It was an intrasquad game, after all. Really, I don't even like Jones from a Fantasy standpoint this season. I foresee many, many strikeouts and a somewhat low batting average. If you need some steals, I guess he works.

Instead, I'll talk about another Scott in Florida, more specifically Mr. Kazmir in Tampa. The kid (look, he's only a couple months older than me) felt a twinge in his elbow while warming up for the Rays' intrasquad game and ended up needing an MRI. He thinks he just hyperextended the elbow, and considering the Rays have always handled him with kid gloves, I don't suspect the MRI will reveal a serious injury. But this incident shows you exactly why most Fantasy experts suggest you stockpile hitters before pitchers. Pitchers' arms can go at any time, and in this day and age, they often do. And as healthy and fit as an up-and-coming strikeout hurler like Kazmir can look one day, he can end up paying a visit to Dr. James Andrews the next. You need to invest your early-round picks in something reliable, and hitters come with a lot more reliability than pitchers.

That's all for now
Category: MLB
Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 3:51 pm
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Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 2:39 am

Poor Scott Kazmir

Metaphorically speaking....

One day you're living a great life on the beach, using pieces of the fuselage as shelter, playing backgammon with Walt.  Next thing you know, you're lying in a big ditch full of human remains, bleeding because you were shot in the abdomen by a tyrannical yet self-righteous man on the brink of losing control, and suddenly you've lost the use of your legs.

Get up, Scott Kazmir.  You still have work to do.


Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2008 9:30 am

The boy wonder?

Why the hell is your logo a picture of you drinking a milkshake at Applebee's?

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2008 9:29 am

The boy wonder?

I've come close to planting a bomb, Gonos, but then it might mean taking Mihai out, and we all know that we need him around to rescue my daily comical miscues. By the way DG, it's sort of weak for one fat guy to rip the other. If I'm the pot, you're the cattle ... I mean, kettle. Shoot, that wasn't funny. Where's Mihai when you need him?!

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2008 10:34 pm

The boy wonder?

Years to build credibility? Possibly. But even a decade from now, when you turn 19, I'm still going to bust your chops! That's what I do. You just give me new material to use rather than the same old "Dave Richard is so fat, his blood type is Ragu." Dave Richard hasn't planted a bomb in my desk yet -- don't you be the first! ... You are, however, welcome to plant some Ho-Ho's in my desk. I love those things.

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