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The Yankees have a few holes to fill, and instead of making big a big splash like they used to, names like Rivera and Hafner are ruling the day. The Padres continue to add arms to their stable, most recently Freddy Garcia, but it's Tim Stauffer who will be garnering most of the attention in this piece. The Angels brought in a guy to work the 9th inning this year that didn't throw a single big league pitch last season even though they already have a guy who appears to be a fella who can handle 9th inning duties if he's called upon. All of that plus the plight of Michael Bourn (where will he sign), Michael Pineda (when will he be healthy) and Kelly Johnson (should you pay attention on draft day to the newest Ray).
It’s crunch time, people. It may seem like there’s still plenty of baseball left to go in the season but before you know it, it’s going to be mid-September, there will be two scoring periods left in the fantasy season and suddenly that six-month long season….that marathon you began in April….is going to whisk by and all that time you thought you had left is going to be gone. You need to keep your focus now, more than ever.
So I had just finished watching the first wave of games on Wednesday night and was going to get a jump on my article. Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey just pitched a one-hit, complete-game shutout, his second complete-game shutout in his last three outings, and had now gone four straight starts without allowing a single earned run. And as a topper, his 12 strikeouts gave him a total of 50 over his last five starts. Right? How do you not lead with that when doing a recap article of the night’s baseball highlights?
The trade deadline is less than 24 hours away and the deals, or rumors of deals, are starting to fly in. We have a number of them here tonight, and the fantasy ramifications of the guys being dealt on both sides, and sometimes the ones left behind from the teams making the deal. There is also talk of a rookie in the Pacific Northwest who is kicking butt, and a Yankee pitcher just recalled who is showcasing his skills to potentially be traded. There are going to be a bunch of moves over the next day so you have to keep tabs on them all so you know how they all will impact your team. Keep it here going forward so we can all win championships together on Rounding The Bases.
Another week of the fantasy baseball season is behind us, and it is hard to believe it is the middle of May already. The biggest power hitter of 2010 is showing that it was no fluke, while one of the elite pitchers from last season finally gets in the win column. One of the elite power hitters in the middle infield is trying to get on track, while a young pitcher in Arizona is showing signs of breaking out. An aging catcher is on a hot streak, while an injury prone shortstop is doing well since coming back from injury. The season is definitely in full swing so be sure to check out all of the content on Fantasy Alarm to help you earn a fantasy championship.
It is another exciting night in fantasy baseball as we wish you a happy weekend. The weather has finally started to improve up here in the Northeast and some players are starting to see things in a sunny way. A power hitter who we all questioned is answering us in emphatic fashion, and an also ran pitcher is looking like a Cy Young Award winner. A young pitcher looks impressive this night, while an Asian important disappoints again. One outfielder hits his first home run of the season, while another one just keeps piling up the hits. There is that news and a little bit more on the weekend edition of Rounding The Bases.