>So it’s not season-ending surgery… but it’s a Kelvim Escobar-esque rehab. Essentially, what the Dodgers have informed us all is that Takashi Saito could have surgery, but, in the interest of the organization’s play-off aspirations, he’s going to take six weeks off and attempt to rehab afterwards.
So this leaves Saito owners who did not grab Jonathan Broxton in a sticky situation… Personally, as you
may have noticed in my last post, I am one of these owners. Due to the short week, I am looking at favorable match-ups that may pay an immediate dividend for me before considering Saito’s long-term replacement on my fantasy team.
The most interesting option to me, is Glen Perkins
of the Twins. He’s on a decent role with the Twinkies and is matched up against a somewhat flammable Kevin Millwood. Though he’s facing off against the Rangers, Perkins will be staring down a Home Run Derbied-out Josh Hamilton and two All-Star Game wearied Rangers in Michael Young (who finally ended this madness as I write) and Ian Kinsler.
Over his past three starts, Perkins has been kind of impressive:
June 30: 6.1 Innings, 7 Hits, 2 Earned Runs, 1 Walk, and 7 Strike Outs
July 6: 7.0 Innings, 7 Hits, 3 Earned Runs, 1 Walk, and 3 Strike Outs
July 11: 6.2 Innings, 6 Hits, 2 Earned Runs, 2 Walks, and 2 Strike Outs
In all CBS Sports Fantasy leagues, Perkins has only a 24% ownership. So, if you’re looking for a quick fix for the upcoming short week (and can’t get Jonathan Broxton), that’s the direction I’d go.