Sarah: Another frustrating week for the Somerville Green Sox, as my torrid offense fought Doug’s ridiculous pitching to a 6-6 draw. Yes, I won all the offensive categories and his Swamp Dragons took all of the pitching categories. It may be time to begin to start to think about maybe pondering whether it’s a good idea to consider the possibility of perhaps making a trade. But I’m not sure. Hot: Ryan Braun (six HR!), Ian Kinsler (4 steals!), Troy Glaus (finally!). Not: Xavier Nady (time for him to cool off, I suppose), Rickie Weeks, Carlos Guillen, everyone on my pitching staff.

Paul: My team looked to be in trouble earlier this week. As of Tuesday, ElDuquesInjuryReport was tied with team caitlin grace (for the life of me, I can’t remember the owner’s name) 6-6 and the younger members of my ball club were beginning to doubt if the team’s four-week winning streak was going to come to an end. Sensing their timidity on the field, the veterans in the clubhouse decided to call a players-only meeting. Now I wasn’t in the room when it happened, but there were lots of yelling. Trevor Hoffman was going on about rah-rah this and ho-hum that. Frankly, it didn’t sound like English at all. Then Kosuke Fukudome uttered some inspiring words of encouragement, but only me and Hiroki Kuroda understood what he was saying. And then the whole-thing degenerated into a “whose head is bigger” contest between Thome, Dunn and Holliday. Anyway, the meeting clearly worked as the squad had a true team effort the rest of the way en route to an 11-0 thrashing. Hot: David Wright, Adam Dunn, C.C. Sabathia, George Sherrill. Not: Greg Smith, Jim Thome, Edwin Encarnacion, Huston Street.

Alejandro: Although I’m on vacation, my team is going to work, putting together another impressive week with a 8-2 victory over croutchyoldman and catapulting to 5th place(!). Again, Dan Uggla has proven quite a find in the waiver market, keeping up the hotness (though I’m not sure how long he’ll be able to sustain it). But really, this week it was the usual suspects providing all the offensive prowess. Carlos Lee in particular, (2 HR, 5 RBI, and 15 Total Bases). But I have to pat myself (cautiously) on the back, for my two starters whom I picked up from the FA pool have turned in impressive numbers and results. Todd Wellemeyer picked up a win, struck out 5 and held a miniscule 1.29 ERA; Vicente Padilla did his part too, getting a win, striking out 8 and having a competitive 3.29 ERA. Gavin Floyd also rebounded from last week’s disaster in Anaheim, notching the win, striking out 3 and going ofer in the ERA department. Alas, not all my pitching pickups were winners, as Mark Hendrickson got tagged with 4 runs, ballooning his ERA to 7.20. Not good. Even with Hendrickson’s suckage, my pitching did all the heavy lifting this week, earning me 5 out of my 8 wins. I have to give honorable mention to Kerry Wood, who also rebounded for a strong week with 3 saves, 5 Ks and a 2.45 ERA. Hot: Dan Uggla, Chipper Jones (.400 baby!), Carlos Lee, Todd Wellemeyer, Vicente Padilla, Tim Lincecum, Kerry Wood, B.J. Ryan. Not: Mark Hendrickson, Hanley Ramirez, Emil Brown (cooled off, one more week and he’s gone), Connor Jackson.

Coley: Every week is a good week to own Josh Hamilton. But this week the Rangers’ CF was especially prolific, to the tune of 3 HR, 10 RBI and 20 total bases. Anchored by Hamilton, my offense came alive (12 HR, 46 RBI and 112 total bases). But it wasn’t enough, not nearly enough, to overcome Pirates in ’08! (43 runs, 21 HR, 58 RBI, 145 total bases). What can I say? Alfonso Soriano is on a roll. Hot: Josh Hamilton, Brandon Phillips, Jered Weaver, Dice-K. Not: Brett Myers, C.J. Wilson, Johnny Damon.

Standings, with games behind:

1. Paul (ElDuquesInjuryReport) (0)

2. Scott (Utley’s Firm Quads) (4)

3. Bryan (Pirates in 08!) (11.5)

4. Doug (Swamp Dragons) (13)

5. Alejandro (Center Field Stud) (15)

6. Sarah (Somerville Green Sox) (16.5)

7. Kirk (Montefusco’s Revenge) (18.5)

8. Larry(croutchyoldman) (20.5)

9. Ania (Box89RowKKSeat14) (22)

10. Sooze (freebase my balls) (28)

11. Caitlin (caitlin grace) (30)

12. Coley (Crunkball All Stars) (31)

2 Responses to “UmpBump’s Week 7 Fantasy Results”

  1. I lost 5-7 this week, yet I still feel happy about my team’s performance, especially the offense. Ania’s deeper bench made the difference in the match-up; however I was finally able to move out of the cellar in a few cats, so the Revenge are ready for a surge. Papi, Zimmerman and Howard all had strong weeks. Can Cano be next? Please? On the pitching side, Ania’s love affair with Fausto Carmona proved fruitful as he helped her maintain a hard to beat ERA of 2.77 and WHIP of 1.09. My guys couldn’t overcome some bad games by my Cleveland relievers, not to mention Maddux and Erv getting hit around. Saves, K’s and K/BB continue to be my strongest categories. This week I hope to rebound, but it will be tough going against the InjuryReport juggernaut.

    HOT: Howard, Zimmerman, Ortiz, and Randy Johnson
    NOT: Iannetta, Granderson, Okajima, Betancourt, and Maddux (note that I dropped and then re-added Maddux in hopes he’ll fare better this week)

  2. Scott Ball says:

    My squad cruised to another dominant win this week (9-2 over Freebase My Balls), lead by Lance Berkman, Carlos Quentin, Edinson Volquez, and my bullpen… but that’s exactly what I have said for about four weeks straight now. No, far more interesting this week to discuss, in my opinion is a trade I proposed that brought up quite a debate on the league message boards. I sent Edinson Volquez and Ryan Church to croutchyoldman (Larry, I think?) in return for Prince Fielder. This led to cries of outrage from certain members of the league as to the one-sidedness of the trade; some called it veto-worthy while others did not believe it to even be lopsided. Here are the facts: Volquez has 7 W, 62 K, 1.23 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP, good for the 14th ranked player in Yahoo while Church has put up 32 runs, 9 HR, 34 RBI, and .379 OBP, good for the 13th highest ranked player in Yahoo. Both players I picked up off the free agents, but both are playing ridiculously well. Prince Fielder has 20 runs, 6 HR, 24 RBI, and a .372 OBP, and is the 168th ranked player on Yahoo. He, however, I believe was a late first round pick. So is this unfair? I call it a classic sell-high, buy low. I didn’t think either Volquez or Church would be worth more than they were worth at the moment, so I wanted to capitalize. Larry shipped out the under performing Prince for two guys who could possibly both end up out-producing the vegetarian first basemen. Was this not a fair trade? Did anyone win?

    Anyway, I don’t think I would have minded much if the trade was vetoed… with this scariness about Jake Peavy’s elbow, I don’t know if trading away Volquez was a good idea for my extremely weak starting pitching staff.

    HOT: Berkman (seriously, look at this guy’s numbers over the past month… it’s sick), Quentin, Volquez, Jon Rauch, Brandon Lyon.

    NOT: Jake Peavy (well, at least he apparently has an excuse), Derek Lowe, Brad Hawpe

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