It is hump day here at LSWTF, let's see what's in store for us today…
- Our predictions on tonight's Game One of the World Series
- A discussion about fantasy players and keepers
- Our choices for the various MLB award winners
- Determining where we shall move to if this election is stolen once again
JackGonzo: Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to the show
It seems slow this week now that baseball is finally at a close and no one really caring about the NBA
PhillyFan: Good morning
Phillies tonight :)
9:47 AM Dews: Good morning all
JackGonzo: That is the one plus, World Series action tonight, Hamels v Kazmir
PhillyFan: I think dews is a closet crackhead
JackGonzo: Topic One, World Series game one thoughts, any bold predictions from the bleacher bums?
9:48 AM Dews is secretly Tracy Morgan from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Dews: ohhh, secret is out....
JackGonzo: I'm brian fellows!
Jeff has left
9:49 AM Jeff has joined
PhillyFan: He left for more crack
Dews: <-- Plenty of crack now
JackGonzo: Now we know Dewey no longer has an interest in this series, but who hits the first home run of the series?
9:50 AM Lefty Lefty matchup
JackGonzo: I'm gonna go with the obvious pick...first inning, and what may be the Rays only run of the evening, Upton off Hamels
Dews: 1 - 0 Rays first inning
SayHey: Im going to pick the Phillies for game 1
Hamels is unstopable right now
Dews: against NL teams, sure
9:51 AM now he plays the big boys
SayHey: He proved himself in interleague
JackGonzo: which reminds me I need keepers
SayHey: Ill submit mine by the end of the week
Dews: same here
still waffling on Crawford or Granderson...
JackGonzo: clone kept Puljos, Ichiro, Russell Martin, Cliff Lee and Youkl
9:52 AM SayHey: Im screwed on my pitcher keeper
PhillyFan: So everyone is goin for a tampa bay guy to hit a homerun?
PhillyFan: i pick te whole team of philly
Dews: first inning
just occured to me I don't even know who is starting, Kazmir for Tampa?
9:53 AM JackGonzo: you do that
JackGonzo: Our other favorite Pine seater from Philly is keeping Morneau
Dempster (AKA, Cum Dumpster)
SayHey: Im keeping:
9:54 AM Mark Teixeira, Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Quentin, Brian Roberts, and a pitcher to be named later
Dews: Tentatively I'm keeping:
may switch Crawford for Granderson though...
9:55 AM JackGonzo: though I have zero clue as to how I lost the championship, this is the toughest year for me in regards to keepers
Dews: same here Gonzo
SayHey: My keepers are thin, hence why i got 9th place
9:56 AM JackGonzo: I desperately want to keep Kuroda, but I know in the end I won't. Same goes for Loshe, Franklin and Soria
9:57 AM Mauer, Wright, Pedroia, Webb and one fifth player
9:58 AM which will have to be decided on Jeter, Ellsbury, McClouth, Pena, and Alexei Rameriz
JackGonzo: Shortstops are hard to find
at least constant ones
9:59 AM Dews: from the group, McClouth or Ramirez I'd think
SayHey: Jeter? really?
Dews: 2b eligible right?
Alexei I mean
JackGonzo: Yes, which is why he's leading, he's currently listed as 2nd, ss, and cf
But even if he disappeared in the playoffs, love Ellsbury
10:00 AM SayHey: He isnt bad
Dews: nah, but there is a possibility that people have figured him out
September call-ups can have enormous stats some years, but don't necessarily extrapolate well
JackGonzo: Hell, there's still Sphan from the Twins I have
and I could shock the world and keep Milledge
10:01 AM Dews: yuck
Josh has left
Dews: that would bea shocker
SayHey: Im thinking of keeping Joba
Or even David Price
Dews: Joba spoda start next year, but I dunno about Price yet
JackGonzo: want your blotter report of your fantasy team to look like your college's?
Price would be a no brainer for me
SayHey: Yeh, which is why im deciding my pitcher after the WS
Dews: I don't think so, he hasn't proven anything yet
10:02 AM JackGonzo: I'm just looking at his body of work in the minors and now majors
SayHey: Well, my pitching is badly thin
Dews: even on draft day, some people liked his stuff, but the fastball is a bit to straight
JackGonzo: each level he has gotten better
SayHey: Yeh, he has been dominant thus far
All in big games
JackGonzo: against the best talent
Dews: fixable, but this takes time to really determine a pitchers long term worth
this is why I hate keeping pitchers
SayHey: I agree
10:03 AM JackGonzo: but like you said, you're thin on pitching
I did fine on pitching
you can always find pitching
and I've got Santana going into next year
SayHey: Im not keeping Nathan or Beckett, so it leaves me with very little choices
Dews: consistency in the lineup killed me
SayHey: I disagee, pitching is difficult to find
10:04 AM JackGonzo: you're not keeping Beckett?
Dews: Vasquez and Greinke beg to differ
Terrible year and is always hurt
JackGonzo: buying that he can't overcome the injury?
SayHey: Vasquez was shit in August and Sept
Greinke is a fluke
Dews: final numbers on their seasons show productve fantasy pitchers
10:05 AM thats all that matters
SayHey: I agree with you on that.......but I can name maybe 10 dominant pitchers
Dews: true there, there just always seems to be a few bargain guys
SayHey: Or 10 worth keeping
JackGonzo: I don't need dominant, I need consistant
dominant will slip when you least want them to
Dews: of those 10 every year though, 3-4 fall off a cliff somehow
10:06 AM JackGonzo: consistent will do the same thing game in and game out
Dews: Tim Hudson is one of those guys, typically, but even he got hurt
JackGonzo: Well, this was obviously topic numero dos, now to tres...
SayHey: Cliff Lee was another I wish I had
10:07 AM JackGonzo: Who would be your MLB award winners?
Dews: great Bargain example there SayHey
Cliff Lee for Cy in AL (closely followed by Halladay), Lincecum for NL Cy
SayHey: Lee in the AL, Lincecum in the NL
10:08 AM Dews: Sabathia for MVP in NL,
not sure about AL
SayHey: Pujols MVP, hell, Pedria maybe in the AL
JackGonzo: If Sabathia is able to get MVP in NL, then I now who pick
10:09 AM Dews: he fits the definition of what the Most Valuable player to a team is
JackGonzo: now pitching yes, Lee AL Cy, Lincecum NL Cy
Dews: he put that team on his back and got them into the playoffs
JackGonzo: MVP...Manny for NL,
Dews: ahh yea
JackGonzo: yes but they were in contention
Dews: that would be a compelling case too
though, less time served
JackGonzo: the Dodgers were a 500 team without Manny
10:10 AM SayHey: Manny took them to the playoffs
JackGonzo: bigger hill to climb in less amount of time
Dews: kind of telling the best two players in the NL were both members of the "Big Boy" league before hand...
JackGonzo: and the dude batted near 500 in the NL
10:11 AM SayHey: ROY- Clearly Longoria in the AL, not quite for the NL
JackGonzo: Is it though?
I think Alexei should get a voice
SayHey: Sure, but without Longoria, the Rays are not in the playoffs
JackGonzo: and technically Pedroia is elligable for the RoY
10:12 AM SayHey: Is he?
Josh has joined
Dews: even the Royals guy put up a god fight for ROY
Rays are a playoff team with Iwamura at 3b I think
JackGonzo: Yes, he keeps talking about how he wants to win back to back RoY honors cause he's eligable
Dewey: whoa, hello folks
fresh back from court
JackGonzo: welcome to the party pal
Dews: welcome back Dewey
JackGonzo: discussing our picks for awards
10:13 AM Dewey: k
which are we talking about now?
Dews: AL NL MVP, CY, etc
SayHey: I dont think Pedroia is eligable
JackGonzo: well we're pretty much in agreement in the cy youngs
Dews: for ROY?
SayHey: for ROY
For MVP......mos def
Dewey: I mean, he won it last year,
JackGonzo: though it pains me not to give it to webb who won 22 games
SayHey: Oh, this is true
Dewey: I think he's got the MVP in the bag
10:14 AM SayHey: I think he does also
Dewey: and I think Cliff Lee has Cy Young in the bag
Dews: Lincecum is prolly the guy that does not
JackGonzo: Yes, but according to their rules, he played a low enough amount of games last year which makes him technically eligable to win it this year
SayHey: Cant win that award twice
JackGonzo: no rule saying you can't
Dews: that would be awesome if he did
10:15 AM SayHey: Well, Longoria made his case
He is clearly the ROY
JackGonzo: Or is Soria?
Dews: how can you not vote a guy ROY though if he also wins the MVP?
SayHey: Soria isnt eligable either, is he?
Was their closer last year
JackGonzo: thank you Dewey
10:16 AM Dewey: like Fernando Valenzuela
JackGonzo: I don't know, I just felt like saying his name, Soria
Dews: it is fun to say
SayHey: Rolls of the tongue
Dews: speaking of... this has been bothering me... quick baseball trivia for you all
10:17 AM what was the double play combo in Cincy that had Mookie to Gookie?
or something like that
SayHey: Gookie Dawkins and
JackGonzo: I never paid attention to the Reds, blocked out 90
10:18 AM Dews: yea, its bugging me
Dewey: Reds are off my radar
SayHey: They have been off many radars
Although Edison Volquez has a good shot to win ROY
Dews: I was just thinking about it the other day, and buggd me I didn't know
Dewey: very true
10:19 AM Dews: yea no clear cut winner in NL
Dewey: alright, back to work folks
Dews: enjoy Dewey
SayHey: Later Dewey
JackGonzo: see ya dewey
Yes, I think I'd give Volquez NL RoY
10:20 AM saw him at least twice in person, nasty stuff
Dews: best watch him now before that bastard Dusty ruins him
10:21 AM JackGonzo: lol
Dewey: Dusty Baker...destroyer of worlds
SayHey: Which he will
JackGonzo: has he been fired yet?
Dews: and arms
SayHey: He already ruined Aaran Harang
Dews: that man shouldn't be allowed to coach anyone under the age of 40
10:22 AM SayHey: Giants are going to be one of the youngest teams in baseball next year
Dews: oh sure, its called rebuilding, we're doin that too
SayHey: You've BEEN doing that for 10 years
We just started hah
10:23 AM Dews: right, you started right after winning the WS
SayHey: No, that is not correct
you're right, they didn't win the world series
SayHey: You can hate the Giants all you want
10:24 AM Well, we did go in 2002
Dews: I don't hate, they're in the same boat as me
JackGonzo: Hey I can like the Giants now, they have Ravashing Rick Rude as their manager
SayHey: Hey, our coach isnt dead
Hell, i dont even think he was juiced
SayHey: Speaking of which, Jose Canstrikeout?? thoughts on his rebutle and regrets?
10:25 AM JackGonzo:
Dewey: will we ever reach a point where we take anything he says seriously ever again?
Dews: Canseco used to be my hero when I was a kid, so this whole thing is very sad anyway
10:26 AM SayHey: I grew up with the Bash Brothers, I dont like it either
As of 2 months ago, he was writing a sequal to juiced......now he sorry for writing the first? What happened?
10:27 AM JackGonzo: someone threatened his life?
SayHey: I wonder if Bonds and Viagra boy cornered him in a back alley in Miami
Dews: Viagra boy doesnt have the stones to confront someone face to face
Bridget has left
Dews: even with Large-Headed one
SayHey: Litteraly........I think his nads are the size of a pea
10:29 AM JackGonzo: he still has nads?
10:30 AM Well the final topic of the day as usual comes to the current political scene...just a quick question, how does it feel to be living in un-real america?
10:31 AM SayHey: To be honest, its quite depressing
10:32 AM JackGonzo: Oh? But what about your nightly bible burnings and pissing on the American flag? You must LIVE for that?
SayHey: Oh, I never said I hated that part
Oh, and the weekly "wiping my ass" of the US Constitution
10:33 AM JackGonzo: Well, to be fair, at least you READ IT before you wiped your ass with it
10:34 AM SayHey: Oh, and regular torture sessions with people who look like terrorists
Dews: I always get a chuckle outta reading it before wiping
SayHey: LOL touche
Those buzz words like "Freedom",,,,HAH, so useless
JackGonzo: so where exactly do we plan to move if this election is once again stolen from us?
SayHey: Bill Maher like Australia
10:35 AM JackGonzo: We can't go to Australia
SayHey: Because when Palin comes looking for us, she will confuse Australia with Austria
JackGonzo: you think Dews is bad now...those hot Australians LOVE Americans
Dews: actually, the smart money would be China
someone say accents?
SayHey: Im always a fan of Canada
JackGonzo: something like that
10:36 AM course my favorite memory of Tiajuana was with a six foot blonde Aztec Australian co-ed wearing a supergirl shit
SayHey: Jaw = dropped
Dews: too tall man
JackGonzo: for you, some of us don't have to constantly look up
10:37 AM Dews: just sayins...
JackGonzo: then, meerkats are small in stature, but make up for it in their coat
Dews: and by standing on our tip-toes
JackGonzo: What about heading over and invading the UK?
10:38 AM SayHey: Well, Eastern Euro's love a man with a pelt-chest
Dews: too depressing, its dark and rainy all the time
in the UK I mean
JackGonzo: The entire flight over we could cause a ruckus just singing ANARCHY IN THE UK
plus we'd be guarenteed at least one NFL game a year
10:39 AM Dews: hopefully it would be like the Miami vs Giants game
with the 30 foot tall Jason Taylor
JackGonzo: same accents with fewer animals that could kill you then australia
JackGonzo: plus, Ireland is right there
10:40 AM Then that's the plan, if the Republicans steal this election we make a move to the UK and attempt to introduce those limey bastards to baseball
Dews: agreed, even though it apparently was invented there...
10:41 AM JackGonzo: cricket is not baseball
Dews: not cricket, there was an article on ESPN about it few weeks ago
JackGonzo: cricket is a nonsense sport that I have no time to learn
Dews: I know Cricket, I can put googly on a ball :)
10:42 AM JackGonzo: they can claim all they want, but we're coming over and taking over if need be
Dews: thats what we do best
JackGonzo: but we're done for the day, you folks go eat your lunch or whatever it is you do at this time
Dews: McCain and Palin wouldn't be far behind...
SayHey: Later everyone