Another day closer to the MLB trade deadline and all is still quiet on the home front. We’re hearing about a few things here and there – the Rangers possibly shopping Joe Nathan and the Orioles starting to get more aggressive in the trade market, looking at Michael Young, Mike Morse, Justin Morneau and Jake Peavy – but again, there’s nothing but speculation and conjecture at this point. While it’s tough for fantasy owners to just sit tight and wait patiently, it’s the course of action that may work best at this time. You don’t want to be over-eager and make a move in anticipation of a deal and not have it come to fruition, so you simply have to stay on-guard and watch. But be prepared. Plan a few potential moves out and once the trades start becoming official, then react. Good luck to you.
As we near the mid-season mark numbers can begin to deceive. Did a hurler start off quickly, so quickly in fact that his current numbers are still impressive even with a recent slowdown in his production? Did a hurler start off so slowly that even a hot run of late has done nothing but make the overall numbers appear to be average at best? I'll take a look at seven hurlers and give my thoughts on what you should expect from each moving forward.