It was a big day in the Bronx for the New York Yankees and their fans on Thursday as Derek Jeter, the Captain…their Captain…made his 2013 season debut after missing nearly the entire first half with a broken ankle. The wait would have been a bit shorter had doctors not found a small crack in the bone near the original break during his recovery, but his return was forced back to the All Star break because of it. For the most part, fantasy owners waited patiently, stashing Jeter on their DL despite the fact that he’s 39-years old and on the downside of an historic career. He had a bit of resurgence last season, but expectations couldn’t have been that high given his age and the severity of the injury.
Everyone loves a good story. You know, the one that you sit down to, read to your kids, and it leads to that happy ending. In the fantasy game folks like to think that they are living a fairytale existence. Sometimes they get lulled to sleep by a players hot start, or the name on the back of his jersey, and they think that it's going to be all hugs, kisses and lollipops. Being the downer that The Oracle is, he's hear to bring cloudy skies, rain and nightmares as he shines the light on three players that maybe should have some muted expectations moving forward in Justin Upton, Jose Bautista and Taijuan Walker.