The week of the trade. I finally got some sucker to take Adam Dunn off my hands. Actually, I traded Adam Dunn, Troy Tulowitzki, and Trevor Cahill for Ryan Braun and Wade Davis. I realize that I probably lost something in the power department, but Braun brings me consistency. He has been one of the most consistent hitters from week to week for a few seasons now. I made another trade, Justin Masterson for Derek Jeter. After the Braun trade, I picked up Erik Aybar who is killing it. So now, I have two shortstops…hmm
Offord beat me this week 7-5. It was a pretty good battle, we were tied 6-6 going into Sunday and he picked up a stolen base to break the tie. I knew I should have started Jose Tabata…only a freakin’ moron leaves a speedster off their lineup when all they need is a SB. I deserved to lose.
My pitching was pretty unfantastic this week. Allow me to rephrase that: my starting pitching blew. My relievers were excellent, but the play crappy teams so they picked up some wins for me, but only three saves. Lester/Sabathia/Davis all had ERAs over 6.00 this week. Not a recipe for success.
My player of the week was definitely the newly acquired Ryan Braun (who most Pirate fans loathe). He hit .375/.474, 5 Runs, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, and 2 SBs. I will take that all week long.
This week I take on Pat, who is in 9th place. I stayed in 7th place. Everyone had pretty even series last week, so even though I did not win, there is still not a ton of ground to make up. Just need a dominant week.