The Balk is half Larry's rambling thoughts on baseball and half fantasy baseball thoughts.
The Counselor is IN:
After watching the Rays come back and win against the Red Sox earlier this week, I have decided to cheer for them. This young team has good pitching, solid fielding, surging power, and speed. It was difficult not to enjoy watching them perform on the field and mount their comeback against the World Champs.
They are not replacing my Texas Rangers as my favorite team. But I am going to be pulling for them when they are facing the other teams in the American League. I hope the Rays can win the tough AL East. I would love to see the Rays make the playoffs. GO RAYS!
* RHP Closer Joe Borowski was designated for assignment. It is unknown who will be designated for the closing role. Rafael Betancourt and Masa Kobayashi are two possibilities.
*OF Andruw Jones was activated from the disabled list.
*2B Luis Castillo was placed on the disabled list.
*SS Rafael Furcal will be out for 2 months with back surgery.
*LHP Jeff Francis was put on the 15 day DL with shoulder inflammation.
*SS Jason Bartlett was put on the 15 day DL after spraining his knee.
*OF Matt Holliday has been involved in several trade rumors including to the Angels and the Cardinals.
* SP C.C. Sabathia is being rumored in numerous possible trades through MLB. This will be very important to the team that brings him in, their divisional rivals, and if the fantasy owner especially if they are in an AL or NL only league.
The Counselor is OUT: