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Podcast: Matt Kemp’s Faulty Hamstrings

June 1, 2012 | By RotoRob | comment on this post
Marco Scutaro will man shortstop for the Colorado Rockies.
Marco Scutaro should slide over to shortstop with Troy Tulowitzki out.

This week’s episode of RotoRob’s Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast (heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio) got off to a rocky start as Blogtalkradio was clearly having some issues and none of the guests could join host Buck, who valiantly flew solo for the first 25 minutes or so of the show. Finally, Tim and I were able to be patched in (thanks to Chris Wassel!), but scheduled guest Ivar Anderson was shut out. Thanks so much to Ivar for agreeing to join us; we’ll be sure to get you on again real soon.

Once the dust settled, we managed to tackle tons of Fantasy baseball content, including:

  • How Nick Punto won’t exactly save your Fantasy season if you’re missing Dustin Pedroia.
  • The dynamic situation in the Chicago Cubs bullpen, where Carlos Marmol just returned from the DL, forcing his replacement (Rafael Dolis) back to the minors.
  • The bullpen situation in Pittsburgh, where Juan Cruz has been put on the restricted list and Doug Slaten has been recalled.
  • The progress of Franklin Gutierrez in his rehab and how he might help you in the stolen base department when he makes it back to Em City.
  • An update on Lance Berkman and his chronic injury woes.
  • Tim’s status post-surgery, and how he’s replaced gummy bears with pain killers.
  • Our impressions of Bryce Harper’s performance and his approach to the game.
  • The verdict on Yu Darvish’s first two months as a big leaguer.
  • The photographic memory of our accurate prognostications.
  • How we feel about closers that don’t throw strikes.
  • How Fernando Rodney went from journeyman failed closer to save master supreme.
  • The status of Alfredo Aceves’ job security as the Red Sox closer.
  • Roy Oswalt landing in Texas and his chances of providing Fantasy value.
  • Will Middlebrooks taking grounders at shortstop in practice and what this could mean for the Red Sox.
  • The Mets shortstop situation since Jose Reyes left has become a battle of attrition thanks to a wave of injuries.

To hear the entire show in its technologically-deficient glory, click play below.

 
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5 Responses to “Podcast: Matt Kemp’s Faulty Hamstrings”

  1. Tim Heaney says:

    Great job, folks, especially Buck flying solo.

    The biggest thing with Rodney, as R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette over at BP pointed out, was that Hickey moved him to the 1B side of the rubber. His two-seamer now hits more of the plate, and his stuff overall just hits more of the black. I didn’t notice anything specific with the actual delivery, but like it did with Huston Street in COL, the rubber position change has been revolutionary.

  2. RotoRob says:

    Thanks, Tim! And thanks for shedding some light on Rodney’s amazing turnaround.

    Cheers!

  3. Tim McLeod says:

    Thanks Tim! Buck did a great job while blogtalk tormented us. Thanks also to Chris who somehow managed to find a way to get us all on at the same time.

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