Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Live Blog 10: Wrong-way Street

Huston Street, meet Brandon Moss.

The 11th-hour substitute for J.D. Drew, who came up with a stiff back during pre-game warmups, touched Street for a 1-out, game-tying HR in the top of the 9th. Of course, Japan baseball fans don't mind one bit as they now get to see their boy Hideki Okajima pitch a scoreless bottom of the 9th and we now head into extra innings.

Street, who has not endeared himself to the fantasy community with DL cameos, probably pushed himself a notch or two down on the closer lists for this weekend's drafts.

Right behind Bobby Jenks and Manny Corpas, Street has been considered one of the last sure-thing closers, but today's blown save aside, you might wanna think twice before taking the oft-injured Street. I'd rather take the Royals' Joakim Soria or Matt Capps, who both have nasty stuff on teams who may win a few more games than Oakland.

As for Moss, this shows he's got some promise, but unless Drew misses significant time, he shouldn't be owned in any format, unless there's some obscure Red Sox-only fantasy league ... and even then, I'd probably take Coco Crisp first.


Anonymous said...

Yo! How was the early morning?

Anonymous said...

As I set my alarm to awake to watch the beloved A's play at 6am I realized they were playing the Red Sox and continued to hit the snooze until 7:45!

I'm glad I did. Baseball is slowly turning into NBA basketball game when only the last few minutes matter.

Anonymous said...

Red Sox fans are starting to annoy me more than Yankee fans.

Anonymous said...

T-Boooooooone! Great blog this morning. You are a madman. I love it!

Anonymous said...

That's the great thing about DVR. Just record, then fast forward through commercials and down times and you can watch a game in a half hour.