Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten Player of the Week


Why is it the HHMWMPOTW always has to be on my opponents team in my one weekly fantasy league?

The Long Beach Dirtbag went batshit crazy in the batter’s box last week, hitting five home runs and driving in seven runs. His slugging percentage was 1.000 on the nose and he went 11 for 28 for a .393 batting average. You had to figure at some point he would grab this meaningless hardware and add his names to the greats who have taken home the weekly trophy.

He’s got seven home runs in August, many of came against me last week and did their job in dismantling my fantasy team. He’s OPS’ing at a 1.022 clip for the month.

Times are good for Longoria and the Rays, who are now just 1.5 games out of the AL East lead behind the Red Sox. Don’t lose track of them – they’re going to be spoken for when things shake out and the World Series is being played for in about a month.