So, do you feel omniscient punk? Well, do ya?

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We’ll make a bunch of predictions for the 2011 season here at HBT, but since we’re still hoping to make the Olympic Prediction Team, we’re trying to maintain our amateur status and not make it an actual competition.

Wezen-Ball’s Larry Granillo has no compunction about turning pro, however, so he has a genuine contest going.  It’s a point-based thing based on where teams finish, playoff results, the postseason awards, and everything.  The winner will get a $30 gift card for MLB.com with which — Larry argues anyway — you can buy two tickets to a game.

I say you can put a down payment on a sweet throwback Padres cap.  Either way, it’s not a bad deal.

Giants place Dereck Rodriguez on DL due to injury sustained during altercation with Dodgers

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Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Rodriguez apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday’s altercation with the Dodgers which featured Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley.

Rodriguez, 22, has been having an outstanding rookie season, posting a 2.25 ERA with a 65/19 K/BB ratio in 80 innings across 12 starts and two relief appearances.

Casey Kelly will start in Rodriguez’s place against the Reds on Friday.