With the season being a little less than 50% over we've decided to take a look at players who have played below expectations so far this season.
Justin De Fratus comes into a playoffs atmosphere with the benefit of Triple-A stint and knowing the Phillies well.
Each AL West team had a story worth talking about Tuesday. The biggest news involves reigning AL MVP Josh Hamilton.
The Mets looked good against a bad team and bad against a good team as they climbed slightly closer to .500.
Another new writer, Frank Marcheski, introduces his weekly collecting column.
Shai Kushner takes a look at the Mets surprising first half of 2010.
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Brendan Harris (SS – Los Angeles Angels) Harris has been filling in for the Angels while Erick Aybar has battled hamstring issues early on. In just 66 ABs he has provided a .260 AVG with 3 HR and 10 runs scored.
Going 9 Baseball's George Kurtz takes a look at the news and notes around the American League
I learned from a fairly early age that baseball can be pretty unpredictable. When I was very young, I remember watching a game on TV with my father next to me on the couch.
Supply and demand is the most basic of all economic concepts. If there is a shortage of a product, the demand for it will be higher. People will have a greater desire for it. If it’s a product that anyone can acquire with ease, the demand will not be as high. I equate this concept to fantasy baseball, especially the Going 9 NL Only league.
One of the most difficult aspects in analyzing baseball, whether it is for fantasy or real world purposes, is knowing when a slow start is really more than just a temporary issue. Some players are notoriously slow starters.