DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
Charlie Blackmon has six hits in 12 at-bats versus Matt Cain. He has a homer and two steals as well. Troy Tulowitzki, or should I say the greatest hitter in the history of the known universe, has hit .333 with five homers, five doubles and 10 RBIs in 63 at-bats versus the Giants' righty.
Adam Lind has hit .326 with a .883 OPS in 45 plate appearances against Clay Buchholz. He's also gone deep twice with three doubles. Jose Bautista has hit .310 in the matchup but he has only one homer in 35 at-bats.
Thanks Ray! I'm flying to be in SF this weekend for the Twins series (Twins fan)- looking forward to hanging out in your neck of the woods!
Vince - Can't really answer the question the way it is. Obviously Bruce/Kipnis returning offers a massive boost. When that happens your team will be totally stacked and you will likely have to deal. Great group.
Adam - Soria over Frieri. Save chances come and go, it's just the nature of the beast. A guy can go nine days without one and then get three in four days. Soria's skills look intact, and his performance has been spot on. I still believe in Frieri though. The real answer to your question is which guy brings back more. I'd have to think Soria would do that.
Hi Ray. Quick roster check. Wanted to know where you think I could improve. C Ramois. 1st Fielder. 2nd. D gordon. 3rd A rendon. SS E Andrus. OF 3 Braun. J upton. C blackman. Util 2 Pujols. Ortiz. Bench A eaton. J bruce. J kipnis Thanks as always
Ray - I'd love to get your opinion on a pair of closers. Who would you rather own for the rest of the season: Soria or Frieri? Soria was ranked pretty low in your pre-draft rankings (injury risk/Feliz concerns I presume) and isn't getting many save chances with Texas scuffling. Frieri is mired in a Scioscia tinkerfest with Joe Smith, although he is "proven". Both have similarly strong K/9 rates. Thoughts? I ask mainly because I'm looking to trade one of them (already have Perkins and Cishek) and if you consider Soria and Frieri "similar", I'll probably move Soria who might fetch more value with the average Joe. Thanks!
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
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