It has come to that point of the season where it is time to dump or get off of the pot. It’s time to decide what it is that will get you into championship competition and go all out for it. But what if you are gun-shy about pulling the trigger on that big trade that you know you need to make? Todd Zola is here to tell his story on trading in fantasy baseball and to provide you with strategies to keep in mind when making those moves.
So it looks like the dust has settled since word broke that Ryan Braun was suspended for the duration of the season and all that craziness we saw take place on Monday. Fantasy owners are likely still scrambling to deal away anyone connected to the Biogenesis scandal, but the number of traumatic events in the MLB universe has dwindled. Notice I didn’t say ‘disappeared,’ as there are a few things that deserve to be addressed, discussed, cried about, whatever you choose. So let’s hit a few of the news items worth mentioning and then we’ll hit the statistical highlights from Wednesday.
With the All-Star break upon us, I thought it would be a good time to review five youngish players. One of them, a hurler returning from a head injury in Florida, is nearing a return to game action. Another is an injured speedster from Philly who was tearing it up at the dish. A first sacker, who was awful last season and for a good portion of the start of this year, is finally producing like the player many of us thought he would be for the Royals. An Astros hurler might be dealt at the deadline, one who has performed very consistently in 2013. Finally, I'll touch on my favorite whipping boy from before the season began, you know the dynamic talent of the Angels who has been terrorizing pitchers yet again in 2013.