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So it was Opening Day on Thursday….again. And while some people will mock the fact that MLB pretty much has four different Opening Days, I’m going to relish in it. For me, the offseason drags on for far too long. Sure, football is a nice distraction, but I’ll take a heated pitcher’s duel for nine innings any day. And that’s exactly what we saw on Thursday – outstanding pitcher’s duels. Roy Halladay squaring off against Erik Bedard, John Lester versus Justin Verlander, Johan Santana against Tommy Hanson, and Stephen Strasburg taking on Ryan Dempster. Some of the other matchups were good, but the show that these eight pitchers put on the other day was top notch. Maybe some of the offenses each guy faced were a tad anemic (yes, Pittsburgh, I’m looking in your direction), but overall, you have to love watching a guy standing on the hill pulling strings on pitches left and right, making hitters look just plain silly in the batter’s box.
As we celebrate the end of the NFL lockout today and the official start of the fantasy football season, we have to remember that fantasy baseball is coming to the last third of the season and this is when championships are won and lost. You can't lose focus on your team right now as the distraction of football starts to creep into your consciousness. Keep your eyes on the prize with your baseball team, cut the dead wood, take advantage of a fellow owner who may have lost his focus, and keep the pedal to the medal on the way to first place. Of course, Fantasy Alarm is the place to go for all of the news, reviews, and advice to help you finish what you started, and don't forget to never miss Rounding The Bases! (Wow, was that conceited!)
Happy Hump Day fantasy baseball players! It is a great day across much of the fantasy baseball landscape, for once we actually have more players coming back from injury than we have going out because of injury. We have the best player on the planet coming back to the lineup, Boston's favorite son returned to their lineup, and in the Bronx a much needed starting pitcher found his way back to the mound. Unfortunately while the Sox gained a hitter, they lost another pitcher, and in Cleveland one of April's star seemed to be back on track. My pitch streamer choices earlier in the week were my worst since I started doing this, but don't lose faith yet, I will be back. I don't want to ruin all of the fun news of the night, so now I am forcing you to read the rest of Rounding The Bases.
It is hard to believe, but it is Tuesday once again which means it is time for the Top Ten list of newsworthy fantasy baseball happenings. The calendar has turned to June and the fantasy baseball season has entered its tenth week. Time seems to fly by when you are having fun or checking the waiver wire to fill the void left by an injured player. That being said, let's dive right into the Tuesday Top Ten list and see what is crack-a-lacking.
Another season, another big time injury for Josh Hamilton and we will chronicle that as well as who is the man to replace him in that lineup. There is also more injury news from California and New York as well as a returning slugger in America's Heartland. From the pitching angle we have a great young pitching duel, a hot start that starts to cool, and one that keeps going pretty strong. And of course we also give you the top performers of the night. With all of this injury talk it is the perfect time to remind you to head to the home page and sign up for Fantasy Alarm and NEVER start a benched player again!
It is the second day of the season and many teams first game. There was a ton of offense today and some of the top pitchers in the league got off to a very rocky start and we tell you what to do with them. We have some exciting news when it comes to catchers and some more about middle infielders. Everyone in fantasy is always trying to fill those difficult areas, so be sure to check that out too. There is also another injury coming out of St. Louis, and it is going to have a big effect on fantasy teams.I wish that some stories in these articles were indeed jokes based on the "holiday" today.