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Walton on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Monday on Sirius/XM

I returned as a guest of hosts Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss on RotoWire’s Fantasy Sports Today show on satellite radio. My segment was heard live starting at noon Central on Monday, June 25. The place was Sirius 211 / XM 147.

Our focus was on the 2012 Cardinals, specifically some of the key injuries and the impact when those players return. There was also some time for fantasy talk.

For 2012, RotoWire’s Fantasy Sports Today show is back on Sirius / XM live, Monday through Friday from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. CT. The call-in number is 888-XM-FANTASY and listener participation is encouraged.

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41 Responses to “Walton on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Monday on Sirius/XM”

  1. WesPowell says:

    I heard Descalso mentioned. I agree he’s not a 600 at bat full-time infielder, but I will always remember one thing.
    He may have had the biggest hit in Cradinal baseball history leading off the bottom of the tenth of game 6 against the Rangers. The miracle season would have been special regardless, but it sure loses a little zing if you don’t cap it off with the championship, after coming from 10 1/2 games back and then getting to the World Series.

    When he led off the tenth, down 2, he for all intents and purposes HAS to get on base. The Cardinal pitcher was forced to bat third in the inning. If either of the first two men don’t get on, then he cannot bunt. With one on one out you can’t give up the second out with a bunt down two with the season on the line.

    And the sesond hitter of the inning getting on doesn’t really matter if batter number one does not. The pitcher has to hit and almost assuredly makes an out. Now you have one on two out. Down two.

    Descalso singled, making Jay’s single meaningful, allowing the bunt to put 2 in scoring position with one out.

  2. WesPowell says:

    And against a lefty.

  3. WesPowell says:

    Maybe a tie for first with Boyer’s grand slam.

  4. blingboy says:

    What’s all this about Carp having a setback? A return of the weakness. Re-evaluation. Carp quoted as saying we have to find out what is causing it. Sounds ominous. And I’m sure the Memphis rotation is down to three legged dogs with two left feet. We’re doomed. Well maybe not, the trade deadline is a month away. Still, horribly bad news. We’re more doomed than we were anyway. A win tonight will help. Step up boys, lets have a fish fry.

  5. WesPowell says:

    Right now the optimum situation for us would be to take back first place hold it for a while, and then Carpenter return one hundred percent. Big time rested and fresh.

    • blingboy says:

      Well, the last time Carp woke up with ‘weakness’ after having thrown he didn’t throw to batters again for three months. So I’d consider it more of a miricle than the optimum.

      I’d settle for Garcia coming back and finishing strong, and Lynn giving 5 respectable innings every 5 days here on out. If the pen could suck less for the next 3 months it would help.

  6. Bw52 says:

    How do you pitch 8 innings and NOT strike out a single batter? Doesn`t anybody have the ability to miss bats? A person would think that you would get at least a K or 2.

  7. blingboy says:

    Kelly is a better hitter than Marte. Who knew?

  8. WesPowell says:

    That win was sweet.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Another great thought to cap a great win.

      Its nice to give heartburn to Ozzie Guillen. Still mad at him for a series at Commiskey during June 2006.

  9. blingboy says:

    Our pen failed again, but not so much as the Marlin’s. That and Mighty Joe have pulled us even with the Pirates (gad). Lets see if we can keep it rolling. I believe we are now in a 4 way tie for the second wild card spot.

    Speed played a part in the win, Greene racing around to score from first, and Mighty Joe beating it out to allow what turned out to be the winning run to score.

    Yadi’s clutch homer, wow.

    Cruz digging it out of the dirt to complete the DP, another wow. If he hadn’t and the Marlin’s came back, the great double switch lineup card fiasco would have been talked about for a long time.

  10. blingboy says:

    Now the BJs have signed the ageless one right out from under Mo’s nose.

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