A good way to keep track of offers you’ve made and others have made to you is to document them. Keep a Word document that dates the offers, the team you offered the deal to (or who offered it to you), and the players included in the offer.
You will find it useful to know what offers you’ve made so you don’t send them the same offer again and to know who hasn’t responded to your offers. Trying not to bug other owners too much is a good way to keep them answering your e-mails. If you become too pesky, you might find that some owners will have little to do with your trade offers. Knowing who and how often you’ve offered them a deal is a good way to make sure you aren’t becoming a pest.
Now, the projected 2-starters for this week. For those of you in leagues who require you to set your lineup at the beginning of the week, these are guys you should strongly consider:
|BAL||Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz|
|BOS||Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester|
|CWS||Jose Contreras, Freddy Garcia|
|CLE||Jeremy Sowers, Justin Masterson|
|KC||Gil Meche, Zack Greinke|
|LAA||Jered Weaver, John Lackey|
|OAK||Vin Mazzaro, Brett Anderson|
|SEA||Ian Snell, Ryan Rowland-Smith|
|COL||Jason Marquis, Jason Hammel|
|MIL||Yovani Gallardo, Jeff Suppan|
|NYM||Bobby Parnell, Johan Santana|
|PHI||Cliff Lee, Joe Blanton|
|SF||Barry Zito, Matt Cain|
|WAS||Collin Balester, Garrett Mock|
Rick’s Picks (5 best bets for double-start pitchers this week):
1 – Cliff Lee (@NYM, vs ATL) is pitching great and the Phils offense is unstoppable.
2 – Carlos Zambrano is returning from the DL and you have to like the fact he’s facing two week teams at home (vs WAS, vs NYM).
3 – Jered Weaver is facing two beatable opponents at home (vs DET, vs OAK).
4 – Though the Royals are mailing it in right now, Zack Greinke has something to prove and two weak opponents shouldn’t prove much resistance (vs CLE, @SEA).
5 – Yovani Gallardo is another starting twice against a pair of weak opponents (@Was, vs PIT).