Found April 23, 2012 on The Fantasy Fix:
Bartolo Colon (credits below) Two-Start Pitchers to Start Bartolo Colon |Oakland Athletics| (28.8%) – Bartolo Colon has rekindled the fire that once burned bright in his belly.  Whether he’s throwing down the calories or fastballs, Colon should be in for another great week.  He faces the White Sox at home to start the week off.  In his current resurrection, Colon has only faced the White Sox once.  In that start Colon gave up only one run in eight innings garnering a win in the process.  Current White Sox hitters are only hitting a combined .255 in 110 at-bats along with a .308 OBP.  Colon next pitches in Baltimore against the Orioles.  Much like the White Sox, the Orioles are hitting a combined .252 against Colon.  Only 25% of those hits against Colon went for extra bases. Brandon Morrow |Toronto Blue Jays| (97.8%) – Brandon Morrow typically serves as a one or maybe two category pitcher serving up strikeouts and wins while towing a ballooning ERA and WHIP.  This week Morrow mi...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Farm Report: Jarrod Parker Scouting Report, Fantasy Outlook

Jarrod Parker Control issues kept Jarrod Parker off Oakland’s opening day roster. Three short weeks later, bubbling talent has ensured his return to the big show. The 23-year old phenom will make his 2012 (and Athletics) debut on Wednesday afternoon versus the White Sox replacing Graham Godfrey in the rotation. The hype machine has already made its presence felt. Despite missing...

Jose Canseco's Twitter account returns after brief disappearance

Fans of the crazy people who have Twitter accounts were left in disbelief and a state of mourning Tuesday when it became apparent that the high comedy that is Jose Canseco‘s Twitter feed mysteriously no longer existed. But worry not, folks. After approximately three hours off the grid — a time during which the Internet felt so empty — Canseco’s account was back up and running...

Indians fall short in loss to Athletics, win series

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, helping Tyson Ross get his first win in nearly a year as the Oakland Athletics avoided a series sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Cliff Pennington had two hits and drove in two runs for the A's, who ended a two-game slide and have won four of six. Ross (1-0) allowed a run and four hits in 6...

Doolittle's Development On Track With Ports

STOCKTON - One of the most intriguing stories in the Oakland A's system this season will be the continued development of Sean Doolittle as a pitcher. The former top first base prospect has returned to the place where he put together his best offensive numbers and is pitching lights out for the High-A Stockton Ports.

Athletics 5, Indians 1

Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, helping Tyson Ross get his first win in nearly a year as the Oakland Athletics avoided a series sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Cliff Pennington had two hits and drove in two runs for the A's, who ended a two-game slide and have won four of six. Kurt Suzuki also drove in a run. Ross (1-0) allowed a run and four...

Rays sign Hideki Matsui to minor league deal

Jack Curry of the YES Network is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays are signing Hideki Matsui to a minor league deal. Last season, Matsui played for the A's, and he had his worst season yet in America. Matsui had a .696 OPS and homered just 12 times in 141 games. Matsui will be 38 in June, and his best years are clearly behind him. Since leaving the Yankees after the 2009 season...

Box Score: Athletics 5, Indians 1

Someone finally cooled off the Tribe offense. That man was Tyson Ross, who pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing just 1 run and 4 hits, as the A’s avoided the sweep with the 5-1 victory. Justin Masterson did not look sharp for the third straight outing, letting in four runs and walking six in five innings. The Indians got their lone run in the first on a RBI double from Travis Hafner...

Report: Hideki Matsui Close to Signing Minor-League Deal With Tampa Bay Rays

Hideki Matsui might be heading back to the AL East. The former Yankees slugger is close to signing a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry. Matsui has played the last two years on the West Coast, one with the Angels and one with the Oakland A's. The 38-year-old outfielder hit .251 last year for Oakland with 12 home runs while...

Athletics claim Luke Hughes off waivers

The Oakland Athletics have claimed off waivers infielder Luke Hughes from the Minnesota Twins according to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Hughes is a career .224/.285/.342 hitter with 8 HR's, 33 RBI's and a 73 OPS+ in 304 Major League AB's for the Twins throughout three seasons. Image by sjsharktank under the Creative Commons License.

Call To The Bullpen Podcast: Humber’s Perfection, Colon’s Consistency, and When Cain Met Lee

An amazing week of pitching has just wrapped up. Phillip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history. Cliff Lee and Matt  Cain had one of the greatest pitching duels of the past decade and Bartolo Colon turned in an improbable performance Wednesday. Corey and I get into it on all these subjects, plus… Our 3 Up, 3 Down Marlon Byrd goes to the Red Sox Is Brett Lawrie too...

Hideki Matsui expected to sign a Minor League deal with the Rays

According to Jack Curry of YES Network, Hideki Matsui is expected to sign a Minor League deal with the Tampa Bay Rays soon. He adds that the veteran outfielder has been working out in the New York area “in hopes of continuing his career,” and the Rays are apparently going to give him a chance. Matsui, 37, is a career .285/.363/.467 hitter with 173 HR's, 753 RBI's and...

Daily Streamers 4/23

Your face does crazy things when you are this big and fat T... Need a guy who may be unowned to fill in and pitch well?  We’ve got you daily plays with the best matchups.   Plug and plays, or streamers, are vital to success in any daily league, or leagues where you need a guy for a week.  Here are our starter streamers for 4/23. Bartolo Colon, OAK (vs CHW)  Big fat Bartolo...
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