I don't hide the fact that I love what I do for a living and where I do it. And fantasy baseball is a passion of mine, no doubt. But tonight's assignment is a little bit different; a Closing Time shift on the NFL's opening weekend sort of feels like writing a term paper on Christmas Day. Pour me some egg nog and let's get through this. My reward is helping you raise that championship flag in three weeks.
Crisp September bullets (at back-to-school prices) will follow:
• Max Scherzer was fun Sunday in LA, give him that (5 IP, 3 R, 11 K). At one point he whiffed eight of nine batters, but he also rung up 94 pitches pretty quickly, which kept him from going deeper in the game. His delivery remains violent as ever, but anytime you see him in a starting assignment, it's stream-worthy for all those pretty Ks. We'll see how Bob Melvin plans to handle his rotation next week; Scherzer got this assignment because the club wanted to skip Randy Johnson (sore shoulder); Johnson is expected to comeRead More »from Closing Time: Max Scherzer goes to 11