An ace in the NL is about to be shut down, a late round flier has outproduced an MVP, a multi-position option is finally hitting an a minor trade highlight today's piece. The Marlins' young ace is approaching the end of the line with his innings total this season. When will he be shut down? What about the Indians young star on the hill --- why are we talking about him this week? How is it possible that a reserve round addition in mixed leagues is outperforming a former league MVP? The Nationals added an outfielder to the mix. Should anyone care? Second sackers are in the news from Baltimore to Kansas City to Seattle. Also, when will the Phillies closer ever pick up another save? This and much more in today's all-encompassing, articulate and eminently enjoyable article.
A relatively innocuous start to the second half and then suddenly….BOOM goes the dynamite! Four days into the second half and all hell breaks loose. Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the year, Matt Garza gets dealt to the Rangers, Alfonso Soriano is headed back to the Yankees, the Pirates need a new closer, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Kemp, and Josh Hamilton are all hurt, more prospects are on their way up and…oh no….Brian Wilson is coming back? It’s like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the 10 plagues of ancient Egypt and all the earthly disasters caused by global warming all rolled into one. If you haven’t been chatting, texting or Skyping with your league-mates all night on Monday, then prepare for the fallout in the morning. With so much to talk about, Tuesday’s going to be a very busy day.