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Happy holidays to everyone as we celebrate America’s birthday. Nothing is more American than baseball, especially fantasy baseball. This week is no different than any other week with big names getting banged up and wreaking havoc on fantasy teams. Because of the holidays, travel, and other commitments, I am limited with time this week. So without further adieu, here is a truncated edition of the walking wounded.
After a sluggish start to the season, the New York Yankees have exploded in June and now have the best record in baseball. A lot of their success has been because of great starting pitching up and down their rotation. However, in a matter of 24 hours, the Yankees lost their #1 and #2 starters to injuries. This proves that no one is immune to the injury bug. It also means that you have more obstacles to overcome in your fantasy baseball league. So without further adieu, here is the next edition of the walking wounded.
Who knew it was so dangerous to be a closer for a major league baseball team? Just about half of the teams in the league have switched closers either due to injury or ineffectiveness. In the past week, a couple more went down. Pretty soon, you could send your resume to your favorite team’s general manager because teams are running out of ninth inning options. So without further adieu, here is the next edition of the walking wounded.
Another week has gone by and more big names have gone down with some big injuries. This is what separates the men from the boys in fantasy baseball leagues. Everyone is susceptible to having injuries to key players, but the people that are successful are those who accumulate good roster depth and can creatively make trades or transactions to compensate for such losses. So without further adieu, here is the next edition of the walking wounded.
It’s only been a few days since the last Injury Report and already, there’s a full list of players joining the ranks of MLB’s walking wounded. That doesn’t bode well for fantasy owners who are going to have to spend a significant amount of time sifting through the free agents on the waiver wire, looking for quality replacement candidates. Obviously, some players are lost for longer periods of time, but even the most minor of injuries needs to have your attention as you never know when something minor can grow to something major. Bumps, bruises, breaks, sprains, and setbacks, we’ve got ‘em all here. Let’s get to it…
A couple of teams lost some key contributors already in just the first few days of the season while other teams hope to get back some key ones. A young Florida slugger has yet another leg injury while the Cardinals outfielder goes under the knife. The Orioles lose their promsiing young lefty only to replace him with another. The Mariners look like their closer will be returning real soon and the Mets hope their bust from last year will return to form. All in this edition of the Fantasy Alarm injury report.