Fantasy Baseball Week Two: Injuries Are a Part of Baseball Life

It’s truly incredible how often people state that baseball isn’t a dangerous sport, and that you don’t have to be anywhere as tough to play the game as you do football. For crying out loud, even football players undergo “Tommy John” surgery…a surgery that was first used on San Diego Padre’s pitcher Thomas Edward John Jr. (a.k.a Tommy John) in the late 1980s. Sure bruised and strained muscles don’t sound as bad as  torn muscles, or even broken bones, but they can cause the sufferer just as much (if not more) pain.

That’s why I always feel bad for baseball players when they do down with a strained muscle, especially in the legs…those suck. And I especially feel bad for the baseball players on my fantasy squad when that happens, because that often means I will have to make a difficult roster decision.

During the past week in fantasy baseball, I had to do make a tough decision regarding my roster when 3B Adrian Beltre was officially put on the 15-day disabled list.

In the end, I ended up dropping my third relief pitcher to clear up bench space for Beltre and his replacement Mark Reynolds. Continue Reading->


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