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  1. Morneau over Davis? Really? Last night was not some sort of fluke for Davis – Ike has been hot for 2 months. Relevant stats since June 1st:

    Morneau: 3 HR/18 R/19 RBI/.260
    Davis: 15 HR/28 R/39 RBI/.250

    You’re giving up a LOT of counting stats for that 10 pts of avg

    If you want to stay with just July….
    Morneau: 2 HR/12 R/10 RBI/.295
    Davis: 9 HR/12 R/15 RBI/.256

    A little closer, but Davis destroys Morneau in the power categories, and .250 won’t kill you. I don’t think this is even close.

    Comment by TheTinDoor — July 29, 2012 @ 9:48 am

  2. Since June 1st, only 4 players have more HR than Ike (Kubel, Trumbo, Wiliingham, Cabrera)

    Comment by TheTinDoor — July 29, 2012 @ 9:53 am

  3. Morneau over Davis? Nope. Chill.

    Comment by Theonewhoknocks — July 29, 2012 @ 10:10 am

  4. Yeah, you haven’t been paying attention, Ike came around at the beginning of June and has been hot ever since. He was just so terrible in April and May that his season line still hasn’t recovered, and his ratios will probably still be crappy at the end of the season, likely making him a slight value pick for next season. I’ll be buying.

    Comment by Jason — July 29, 2012 @ 11:27 am

  5. Ike also had 2 other things going on earlier in the year that may have straightened themselves out:
    – That Valley Fever craziness
    – A personal war with home plate umpires. He was whining on every called strike and in his defense, umps were calling a lot of garbage pitches on him, maybe because of his whining. In turn, he may have been chasing more garbage because of it. This hasn’t been happening nearly as much lately.

    Comment by Madoff Withurmoni — July 29, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

  6. Picky, but “driven in 60 RBIs” is a little redundant.

    Comment by Jay29 — July 29, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  7. Good point. I whiff on the NL from time to time.

    Comment by David Wiers — July 29, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

  8. Thankfully that Valley Fever thing has (seemingly) died down. It isn’t something that should be banished completely from our minds though, not yet.

    Comment by David Wiers — July 29, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

  9. Fair enough! I don’t think I say that too often. I’ll watch out for it though, thanks.

    Comment by David Wiers — July 29, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

  10. David I need your help man! I dont want to bench Matt Moore this week but have no clue which starter to replace in the lineup for him.

    Greinke @ CWS
    Haren @ Texas
    Felix @ NYY
    Kershaw vs Cubs
    CJ Wilson @ Texas

    I can also replace Street or Jansen in the RP slots which am more hesitant to do. I was leaning to taking out one of the SPs in Texas but they havent been swinging the bats well enough to scare anyone really. Thoughts?

    Comment by everdiso — July 30, 2012 @ 3:05 am

  11. I’d start Felix and Kershaw. They’re the best two pitchers there, regardless of opponent.

    Comment by David Wiers — July 30, 2012 @ 11:06 am

  12. I agree with what you say. But would you start Matt Moore over those other 3 this week or leave him on the bench?

    Comment by everdiso — July 30, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

  13. Start him. I’ve drank his kool-aid all year.

    I’m still a believer. And he’s still a good pitcher.

    Comment by David Wiers — July 30, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

  14. Oh wait. Would I start him OVER those? Hmm. In order:
    Kershaw, Felix, Greinke, Haren (yes even this year), Moore, Wilson

    Comment by David Wiers — July 30, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

  15. Much obliged. I overpaid for Matt Moore on draft day but hes finally looks like an every week starter at this point and I have too many SPs because of it.

    Comment by everdiso — July 30, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

  16. Not a problem, thanks for reading!

    Comment by David Wiers — July 30, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

  17. I wrote about Jemile Weeks on my blog today. Essentially what I found is that in 2011, he hit off-speed pitches at an elite level that only 11 qualified hitters managed to do. This year, he is about the worst hitter in the MLB at hitting off-speed pitches. As he does not crush fastballs, either, this has led to his anemic slash line in 2012.

    Comment by MLBPlayerAnalysis — August 13, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

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