I Got Nothin'
Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been holed up in Buffalo, NY, the last week, but I got nothin’.
Playoffs Standings: Overall . Playoffs . HOF . Hitting Stats . Pitching Stats . Team Stats . Past Leaders
Final Regular Season Standings: At-A-Glance . Overall . Division . Hitting . Pitching . All-Star Standings & Stats . Yesterday’s Points
Pay Already! . Make A Trade . Contact Us
So. This Happened.
I Got Nothin'
Who's On The DL? What's Their Outlook?
Given that $10 trades will soon go the way of the dodo, we thought now would be a good time to give owners an update on SLPL rostered players who are on the Disabled List. So, here goes:
- CC Sabathia as of 7/10: "…still plans to return to start July 17 against the Blue Jays.
- Troy Tulowitzki as of 6/22: "…will need three weeks of exercises before participating in baseball activities. Tulowitzki is likely out for six to eight weeks."
- Andre Ethier as of 7/7: "The plan for Ethier includes to game with the Dodgers' High-A affiliate before a return to the lineup when the big club is back in action Friday, July 13."
- Matt Kemp as of 7/7: "The Dodgers are still expecting Kemp to rejoin their lineup Friday when they resume action following the All-Star break. Kemp will play nine innings in center field Saturday before serving as the DH on Sunday."
- Jacoby Ellsbury as of 7/11: "The Red Sox plan to activate Ellsbury (shoulder) prior to Friday's game against the Rays."
- Mariano Rivera as of 7/10: "…the 42-year-old could return this season."
- Giancarlo Stanton as of 7/8: "…underwent successful surgery Sunday and his recovery is expected to last four-to-six weeks."
- Roy Halladay as of 7/10: "Halladay is expected to make just one rehab start. That would put him on track to return to the Phillies on July 17."
- Evan Longoria as of 7/8: "Longoria (hamstring) isn't expected to rejoin the Rays until August."
- Lance Berkman as of 7/6: "The Cardinals slugger is still on track to return shortly after the All-Star break, but he probably won't be ready by July 13."
Giants Beat AL All-Stars; Icepuente’s Sun Devils Crowned All-Star Champ
We knew who won the 2012 All-Star Championship last night but decided not to officially announce the winner until this morning. We waited in the hopes that we could work up a good head of snark overnight. If there’s one thing we should be able to do after a good night’s sleep it’s to work up all sorts of sarcastic and brutal things to say about a dreary and boring All-Star game that was over in the first inning, a game televised by Fox Sports featuring Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, right?
We must be losing our edge. Or maybe it wasn’t a very good night’s sleep. Because we got nothing.
So, bypassing all the snark of which we are devoid, let’s move on to the official announcement:
Alec Puente, owner of Icepuente’s Sun Devils, is the 2012 All-Star Champion! On the [sarcasm]power[/sarcasm] of three pitching strikeouts while only giving up one hitting strikeout, Alec leapfrogged 38 teams with whom he was tied after the Home Run Derby to win it all, er, the All-Star crown. With his win, Alec scrapes $150 clams out of The Pot, making him the first cash winner in the 2012 season.
This was the second straight All-Star Game without an SLPL home run hit or given up. SLPL All-Star stats can be viewed here.
Now, on to additional league business. Ten dollar trades are on the chopping block and will end with the first pitch of the first game played Friday. To make yourself competitive for the remainder of the season, we recommend that you spend this lull in the season to assess your roster and decide who you want to trade and who you want to pick up. Trades go up to $15 after the All-Star Break.
Congratulations to our 2012 All-Star Champ, Alec!
P.S. If you don't know about him, @FakeTimMcCarver on Twitter is a a worth read during televised games. Even though we can't provide the requisite snark, this guy sure can. Enjoy his coverage from last night here.