Fantasy Baseball Weekly Wonders Vol. 12
George Carlin Quote: “The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.”
John Lannan - On that note we’ll go with Washington’s John Lannan, who’s name sounds like a fairly popular singer/songwriter. He’s had a pretty solid season picking up quality starts almost every time out. Last week he didn’t earn a Win, but did manage to strike out 9 in 13 Innings while posting a 2.77 ERA and 0.85 WHIP. Money can’t buy him love, but perhaps it can buy him less no-decisions.
George Carlin quote: “The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
Jason LaRue - I used that quote since catchers deal with “flame-throwers”. St. Louis’ backstop went 7 for 22 (.318) with 2 Runs, a HR, and 4 RBI.
George Carlin quote: “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”
Brian Buscher - That quote pretty much sums up the Twins style. They finally got some productions from the Hot Corner. Last week he went 7 of 18 (.389) with 4 Runs, a Double, and 8 RBI. Typical of the Twins he didn’t produce any power numbers, but as long as he’s hitting the ball, nobody is complaining.
George Carlin quote: “Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.”
Jeff Baker - Since his surname is food related I chose this quote. Colorado’s Baker tore the cover off last week. He went 10 for 23 (.435) with 8 Runs, 2 Doubles, 4 HRs, 7 RBI, 2 Walks, and a SB. As a bonus he qualifies at 1B, 2B, and OF in Yahoo leagues.
George Carlin quote: “Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers? ”
Marcus Thames – I used this quote since Marcus is a Tiger. Detroit’s Marcus Thames has been swinging a hot bat lately. Last week he went 7 of 21 (.333) with 4 Runs, a Double, 4 HRs, 6 RBI, and a Walk. He also qualifies at 1B.