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.
So we’ve been talking about the calm before the storm with regard to the upcoming trade deadline, but the storm is actually much bigger than just trades as we’ve been hit with more talk of Biogenesis suspensions and even more injuries. This has all the earmarks of being a very tumultuous week, so you’ll need to pay attention now more than ever. There’s a lot of unrest you’re going to have to deal with so let’s look at a few news items and then hit the stats from Sunday.