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The season is not even two weeks old and already injuries are wreaking havoc on fantasy baseball teams everywhere. Sorry for such a brief introduction, but I sprained by left middle knuckle typing that last sentence. The doctors say I am day to day, but chances are I will need to book an appointment with Dr. James Andrews. So without further adieu, here is the next edition of the walking wounded.
As always a very special thank you to Michael Stein of Fantasy Judgment for pinch hitting for me on Tuesday with his Top Ten Headlines, please be sure to check out his site as well. This is my first August article, and the best thing about baseball and fantasy baseball is that the news never stops no matter what part of the season you are in. Tonight's article is headed by two third basemen, one who might be getting himself in some hot water, and another who had his first hot night of the season. There is injury news as always, one good, one not as good with two guys with a very bright fantasy future. And of course there is some talk of two young prospects recently called to the majors, and not only how they are faring right now, but what you might expect from them going forward. It is time for you to finish up your Hump Day with Rounding The Bases.
It is another weekend of fantasy baseball, and this one is the hottest of the year here in New York as the temperature was north of 100 degrees for the second straight day with no break in sight! While the weather continues to be hot, the standings in your fantasy baseball leagues are likely the same. So, we give you the news of the night that you need to know including an injured closer on the way back, a top prospect who won't help you this season, and a handful of pitchers who are completely going in the tank. We have a hero in Boston who is completely outperforming expectations, and a first baseman in America's Heartland who broke his owner's hearts. And of course don't forget the pitching streamer for Sunday when you need it to win your matchup all in this version 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.
Although his season has been littered with a few nagging injuries, Brad Lidge is definitely having a fairly solid season. He converted his 19th game of the year with just five blown and the rest of his numbers are a huge improvement from 2009. LIdge had an ERA over 7.00 last season, and while it still isn't great he has it down to 3.57 in 2010. His strikeouts are on a better rate and he isn't walking nearly as many batters. I am not saying that he will be an elite closer next year, but Lidge should be a little more trustworthy in 2011.