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With 30 major league teams, 40-man rosters for each one, and a slew of minor league affiliates filled with baseball’s rank and file and a First-Year Player Draft adding hundreds of names to the mix, you’d think there would be more to talk about than Yasiel Puig and Biogenesis, right? Yet everywhere you look, those are the headlines we continue to see. So allow me to address these two things one last time. Yes, I’m sure Puig’s name will find its way in and out of a daily recap article from time to time and once the final decisions on suspensions are announced we’ll throw the named names into a little section near the injuries part, but for a focal point of discussion, this is it. We’ve wasted far too much time already on them and personally, I think Mark Appel is a much tastier topic, even if he’s now stuck on the Astros.
With some of the pitching performances we’ve seen over the past week – Matt Cain’s perfect game, R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball madness, and Ryan Dempster’s 15 straight shutout innings just to name a few, fantasy owners tend to get lulled into a false sense of security. Just when everything seems to be going your way and your pitching staff looks invincible…BAM!!!! The injury bug swoops on in and takes a huge bite out of your rotation’s proverbial ass.
It’s amazing sometimes, the things in life we take for granted these days. A day and a half without internet might not make you feel like a caveman without fire, but it sure comes close. But everything seems to be back in working order now and it’s time to get back to our daily round-up for fantasy baseball. We’ll just make this a quick one as the Saturday games will be starting soon enough and owners who can make daily lineup changes might need this information sooner rather than later. So here we go….
I know it has been a while since you have read Rounding The Bases, but we are back and better than ever as we close out the month of June and approach the All-Star Break. As always there is a bunch of injury news with both pitchers and hitters, both good and bad. Of course we cover the night's games too and give you the performers that you need to know about for your fantasy roster. And of course don't forget our world famous pitching streamers to help those of you who have a hole in your pitching rotation. It is good to be back and hopefully you enjoy Rounding The Bases.
It is another weekend in fantasy baseball and again we have a bunch of injury news. We have a highly touted pitcher who struggled out of the gate is getting closer to returning, while two high round picks are both out of their team's lineup. And of course we have plenty of news and notes from today's games including two high strikeout/high ERA pitchers squaring off, a struggling second baseman trying to break out, a couple of pitchers trying to turn their season around and a couple of guys under the radar who are getting the job done.
It is another exciting Monday in fantasy baseball, and I know a lot of you are thinking that Monday and excitement shouldn't be in the same sentence, but believe me every day is exciting during baseball season. With the beginning of June comes the wave of prospects being called to the majors, and we got another good one called to the Big Show today that is especially exciting if you need speed. We had one elite player finally go on the DL, and an above average pitcher going to get his elbow checked out. Finally, a hard luck loser finally gets his win. That and so much more on tonight's version of Rounding The Bases.
It is the end of another week of the fantasy baseball season and boy is there a lot of news today! We have one closer who is finally back active and pitching for his team, while another looks like he totally doesn't belong in the ninth inning anymore. We have a shortstop returning from injury, and a third baseman that I have a personal crusade against and will tell you not to bother with him. Not only that but we have a ton of pitching to talk about as always, some good, some not so much. So crack a cold one on this Memorial Day Sunday because hell, you don't have to work tomorrow!
Welcome to the third installment of the Tuesday Top Ten where I will be presenting you with ten of the most newsworthy events in all of baseball, both real and fantasy. Each item will have some general information and then a short analysis of the potential fantasy impact. As you already know, the ranking of the list is completely subjective based on my own arbitrary criteria. So without further adieu, let's get a drumroll from Paul Shaffer and roll out the Tuesday Top Ten list for May 17, 2011.
Tonight's article is capped with a double dose of bad news for players on either end of the country and either end of the ball game as a starter in New York and a closer in Los Angeles both have bad news attached to their player profiles. Staying at the back end of the bullpen, there was not bad news, but bad production in the Lone Star State, and then a starter in the midwest gets a raw deal again. We have a report on a high end pitcher returning from injury and one of the hottest hitters in baseball could be north of the border. We look at this and so much more in this version of Rounding The Bases.
Week three of fantasy matchups are officially in the books and as usual there is plenty to talk about in the world of fantasy baseball. Another closer in Philadelphia hits the DL, and we will tell you who the hottest pitcher in baseball is, and which one's team is letting him down the worst. There are signs of life from the Captain in the Bronx, and a former MVP has a great weekend coming back from injury. We let you know what is going on in the Texas bullpen and which young slugger is on the verge of a hot streak. Don't forget to sign up for the Fantasy Alarm service to ensure that you never start a player on the bench again and we assure you that it will help you to a fantasy championship. Visit the home page today and at least give us 14 days to prove it to you for free and we guarantee you will want the service for the rest of the year.