A rough week for me. Andre Ethier and Dee Gordon went on the disabled list, as did Jonny Venters. Garrett Richards sucked and got demoted. At the moment I have five players on the DL, I had to drop Venters in order to make room for Willie Bloomquist. Fortunately, most of the guys should return soon after the All-Star break.
David Ortiz and Mike Moustakas were my best hitters, but obviously it was not good enough. Trevor Bauer had a nice start, which is encouraging since he had a terrible start before. I guess my best player was Jason Motte, he had three saves and three strikeouts without giving up a run. Yep, that is about all I can really say about my team.
I dropped to fifth place in the overall standings. I am still in second place behind Ryan in the division. Sadly, I am 17.5 games behind Ryan with a 91-72-5 record. Here is the real question though, how good is my team? These are where I rank in each category and the total.
Runs: 11th place/400
Did I make a mistake by trading away so many of my starting pitchers? As you can see, I have quickly moved up from last early in the year to 8th in saves. Unfortunately, I have dropped from 1st in wins and strikeouts. Also, my ERA/WHIP has skyrocketed.
Sadly, I just need my team to be more consistent. It seems like players decide to suck during the same time period.