Before we hit up my NBA Draft sleeper of the day, I cannot believe how overplayed the “Ozzie throws GM Kenny Williams under the bus” has been. With Thome, Konerko, & Swisher all hitting under .213, striking-out more than a hairy fat-guy with a tribal tattoo at the beach, and combining for fewer HRs than Chase Utley, the White Sox are wasting some amazing pitching from the youngsters who will surely tire as the season progresses…and all the passionate Latin potty-mouth said was the players, coaches, & GM need to make some changes in a hurry. It’s not like Oz hasn’t pulled something like this before to rile-up what’s been a very stagnate clubhouse…minus a few blow-up dolls with bats in their azz. But hey, why do I care…I’m starting to board Sweet Lou’s Booze Cruise in Wrigleyland!
As for my Draft Sleeper, only a fool would allow this Syracuse Fr. to drop into the late teens...
For all they naysayers that frown upon his shooting %s (42-fg & 35-3pt), Jim Boeheim’s Orangemen were loaded with underclassmen last year and didn’t have anybody to space the floor from the perimeter. As a result, the lanky leaper was forced to move his solid mid-range game farther out and he struggled with his consistency. As for as how his game translates to the next level, I actually believe this sped his development as he showed the potential to be a sweet-shooting combo forward. Considering he won’t be double-teamed like he was in college, Greene will have an opportunity to showcase his combo of quickness & length to attack the rim. While Syracuse’s lazy-azz zone defense probably set him back at the other end, with his size and explosiveness there’s no reason to think he can’t become a dangerous defender. Every draft board I’ve see has Brandon Rush ahead of the German-born phenom, and while the 6-7 Jayhawk may contribute more right away, Greene’s ceiling is much higher and I can’t see how he slips past the Blazers at 13, Golden St. at 14, or Phoenix at 15.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (-120) @ WASHINGTON NATIONALS
The Nats are by far the worst hitting team in MLB (.231), have their most dangerous hanging out at the MRI shop (Ryan Zimmerman), and haven’t scored a run since last Friday! And today, they face a Cardinals team full of grinders looking to keep pace with the Chicago Cubs and will be sending their hottest pitcher to the mound in Kyle Lohse (last two starts: 12 innings & 1 ER) (for the season: 5-2, 4.02) While LaRussa’s crew blew a game in Pittsburgh late yesterday, I actually think they’ll be even more fired-up today and have the luxury of facing a lefty starter for the 2nd straight day (Odalis Perez 2-4, 4.41). And as I've mentioned, Albert Pujols...(trust me, u should Continue Reading)
Not to mention, Albert Pujols will probably single handedly outscore Washington as he’s hitting .449 with 7 HRs against southpaws…that’s MFin Albert Belle’s angry-azz hot! What else can I tell ya Homeboys besides let’s start of the ATS week 2 and frickin’0…St. Louis by 3-5 runs