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Stephen Strasburg is an elite talent, but the guy just cannot seem to stay healthy. The Nationals are hopeful he will make his next start after suffering a lat strain, but even if that is true, is it time to admit that Strasburg will never going live up to expectations that have him pegged as a future Hall of Famer? We'll examine. Jonathan Niese will look to keep up his recent solid work this weekend as it sounds like he will be able to pitch through an injury of his own. Does that make him an add in mixed leagues where he was dropped? Should you bother adding the Yankees' Michael Pineda as he works his way back from a significant should injury? And what about Ubaldo Jimenez... is his hot run of late legit?
While Sunday is normally a day of rest for most, we fantasy baseball players need to be at our sharpest. The week is wrapping up and the waiver wire is a hotbed of action. We have to go through each team, check playing time situations, pore over injury reports, and see who’s hot and whose cold spell is pushing them closer and closer to bench time. From there, it’s checking next week’s match-ups and, for those in leagues with weekly moves, it’s all about planning the course of attack for the next six or seven days. We’re only two months in and this type of due diligence needs to be followed each and every week. It’s the dedicated ones who rise to the challenge while the casual fan whose interest drifts in and out starts to suffer.
In the wake of hearing about rehab setbacks for both Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford, the baseball world got a little bit of good news as the Phillies finally activated first base slugger Ryan Howard on Friday and got him into the lineup immediately. The slugger had been on the shelf since the final at-bat of the Phillies final game of 2011 when he ruptured his Achilles tendon. The road to recovery was cumbersome, but he’s back now and fantasy owners that had him stashed are looking to reap the benefits as we get ready to head on into the second half of the season.
It was a tragic day in fantasy baseball and in St. Louis where the best player in the game left in obvious pain as he was crashed into at first base. Hold your breath everyone. But there is good news in Oakland, some more on the South Side of Chicago, and we know that both of those cities need some good news. I give you some news about one pitcher who just teased you with one good start, and another that I am starting to pay more attention to in Florida. We also continue our series of pitching streamers with a new guy north of the border, so don't miss all of that and more with Rounding The Bases.
I hope the weather is as good where you are as it is here in Upstate New York here on Memorial Day Weekend. as it is a beautiful night for fantasy baseball! There was a shift in the batting order in Tampa Bay, and their 2011 ace took one on the chin. The leader of the Pirates continues to make some fantasy noise, and speaking of noise did you see the catcher in Colorado? Below you will also find some news on a few of tonight's starting pitchers, some very good, some average, and some very bad. Take this extra time you have off of work to evaluate your team and then come back to Fantasy Alarm to sign up for our service so you always know when your players are in and out of the lineup for their teams.
It is the night where many fantasy rosters jump back into shape as we welcome back three superstars from injury, while another solid player takes a step towards being the guy that he was. A former All-Star pitcher finds himself back in the minors, while his teammate shows that maybe he belongs there. We have a fat toad getting tattooed in the Bronx, and the league's best finally hits one in the people again. But we start out with the bad injury news and follow it up with everything else you need to know to keep your fantasy roster in shape, so enjoy this edition of Rounding The Bases.