Anthony Rizzo ETA Wednesday?

Reports are saying Rizzo will finally be promoted to the big leagues this Wednesday. It’s been well publicised that Brad Hawpe has been fielding balls in Right Field and tonight he’s pencilled in as the Padres starting RF. The Padres have likely kept Rizzo stashed away long enough to avoid Super 2 eligibility so it’s safe to say that barring an injury he’ll be with the big club by the end of the week.

If he’s still available in your fantasy league you should grab him now! Especially in NL-Only formats.

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Shot of Jack v4.14

Surprises Atop the Standings

As of today, the Blue Jays, Mariners, Royals, White Sox, Marlins, Braves, Cardinals and Padres all leading or tied for the lead in their divisions………I’d be willing to wager a few pennies that the Jays, Mariners & Padres will all be out of the playoff race by the All-Star Break.  The 5 unnamed teams all have a real shot at making the postseason.

Emiliiiiiiooooooooo!

emilioFlorida’s Emilio Bonifacio went 0-4 Sunday and is now only batting .500 for the season. He had a huge first week and fantasy baseball owners adding him like crazy. He’s got great speed and is in a great lineup but………by the end of the season over half the guys that picked him up early will end up dropping him. I’d be willing to wager a few pennies that Bonifacio’s batting average will not be over .270 when it’s all said and done. If you need steals he can help your fantasy team. Just don’t make the mistake of overvaluing his early success.

Paulus to the NFL?

gregpaulusGreg Paulus reportedly worked out with the Green Bay Packers. Paulus was a big time High School QB but chose Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium over some offers to play at big time college football programs such as Notre Dame. In all honesty, the kid has a much better shot at making it in the NFL than he does of making an NBA roster…..But that’s not saying much. Paulus was not a very PG at Duke. He was a decent athlete and great shooter but he made way too many poor decisions with the ball in his hand. If I was an NFL team I’d be willing to take a look at the kid but based on his decision making at the Point I’d be hesitant to give him a shot at making my team as a QB. Oh yeah………………..he has not played football since high school! Greg, go ahead and spend a few months enjoying football. Just when it’s all said and done don’t forget about the degree you earned from Duke. It may come in handy for you.