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Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, May 19, 2014, 10:58

Quote of the day
"l’ll believe when I see tomorrow [that Serge Ibaka] is not on the court. It's hard to believe. We'll see." -- Spurs guard Tony Parker, expressing skepticism about Ibaka’s supposed season-ending injury

Daily blurb
Congrats to Kooldad-5, who took GuruGolf best ball honors (-48) over the weekend with a very balanced foursome – each golfers posting a score between -6 and -8. Three teams shared worst ball honors with a score of +44.

We’ve just passed the quarter pole on the MLB season. Four teams have winning percentages above 60%: Detroit (.692), Oakland (.636), San Francosco (.622), and Milwaukee(!) (.614). Only three teams have winning percentages below 40%: the Cubs (.357), Houston (.364), and Arizona (.391). The D-backs have responded by hiring Tony LaRussa to be “Chief Baseball Officer,” so we’ll have to see whether they can climb back to their customary .500 ways.

Of more fantasy relevance, I took a look at the ESPN player rater. The top two players are both on Colorado. Troy Tulowitzki ranks #1. He was a consensus late first round pick in the RIBC draft this year, so that’s not a shocker. But #2 is Charlie Blackmon, who was only drafted in two of the five RIBC leagues, and the earliest of those was in the mid-24th round. It’s pretty clear no one saw that coming. In the top RIBC league, team “Holt 2014” added Blackmon as a free agent addition on April 4th. Those are the types of pickups that can be difference-makers – assuming that Blackmon’s prowess persists.

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