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Yes, yes, I’m very aware. An absence over the weekend has left you in dire need of some fantasy love from me. My apologies. This was the first weekend in a very long time that my wife and I had coinciding schedules and we were looking to take advantage and get in a little quality time together. But of course, there was the inevitable fly in the ointment. Upon going out Friday night, my wife decided to have a snack at the concert venue we were at and before we knew it, we were forced to leave the show in mid encore and race home because she was feeling well. The subsequent food poisoning put her on the shelf for most of the weekend and left me to play nursemaid and house custodian over the next two days. Sadly, baseball was forced to take a back seat, but the whole experience got me to thinking and here’s where I bring it around full circle…
Back in the day when you had to walk to school both ways up a hill in a driving snowstorm, fantasy baseball was a completely different game. The incarnation of this hobby was a single league format (American League only or National League only) with no reserves and no free agent pickups. The only way to replace an active player was via waivers if they were placed on the disabled list, demoted to the minors or traded to the other league. If you owned Clayton Richard and he was scheduled to face the Rockies in Coors Field, tough noogies, you couldn’t reserve him for a pitcher with a better match-up.
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….
TGIF is what we are thinking as another work week comes to a close, but there is always plenty going on in fantasy baseball. We are now nearly in the middle of June and the pretenders are starting to fall in the standings of your leagues. Even if you are one of those, it is never too late to try to turn your team around and make a charge to the top if you can make a few good waiver moves as well as make a good trade or two. It also never hurts if your competition suffers some injuries, which by the way things are going, seems kinda likely. I know you notice the picture of Buster Posey attached to this article, but you won't find any news about him tonight. This was just a way to let the young catcher know just how much we all at Fantasy Alarm miss him and wish him a speedy recovery. There is still plenty of relevant news for you to read, so without further ado, here's Rounding The Bases.
It is another glorious weekend in the world of fantasy baseball as we are all trying to make our push to the top of the standings or trying to stay there. Tonight there is news on the best player in baseball and how he is coming out of his early season doldrums, we talk about the guy who might have the best stats to start the season and what you should do with him going forward, and a lot on starting pitchers and whether they are worth holding on to, dropping, or trying to trade for. We finish with two struggling hitters and I will tell you why I still really believe in one, while I wouldn't even roster the other. All of this and so much more in tonight's edition of Rounding The Bases.
Happy Memorial Day! Today we pay tribute to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, and take the time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives in defense of this country. We at Fantasy Alarm have nothing but the utmost respect for those who serve and have served to protect us and the liberties and principles of the United States. We thank you for your service this day. It is a rough transition to fantasy baseball, but Memorial Day has become a big day in the Major League Baseball season. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the news of the day in Rounding The Bases.
Another wet day in Major League Basebal, but for once we actually got through the day without a game spoiled by rain. It was an interesting day in fantasy baseball, as the Mets continue to fail to do what they have done in their history, a Reds slugger has a double, while an old MVP goes for three. A couple of Orioles hit the DL, and last year's batting champion leaves the game early. One of the finest middle infield prospects goes yard, while a Rangers' pitcher continues to look good. It is another successful day in Major League Baseball and one that you need to catch up on all of the news in Rounding The Bases.
It was a very interesting day in the majors this Saturday, but it didn't yield a ton of new fantasy news. We had an elite closer go down to an injury, a Japanese pitcher spin an absolute gem and a fantasy sleeper return from the Disabled List. A slugging catcher continues to slug, some pitchers looking very good, while others look horrendous. We even had one who looked badly while pitching well. We also will gab about an outfielder who has gotten my attention and I tell you whether or not you should make a move on him. Don't miss that and so much more in tonight's version of Rounding The Bases.