Did you ever think that you'd have to investigate the effects of women's fertility drugs before determining your rankings and ratings this year? Trust me, I still don't know what human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is, but I know what its effects are on fantasy baseball teams:
The drug that Dodgers' OF
Manny was living up to expectations despite missing much of spring training after signing late with the Dodgers. During his first 27 games, he was hitting .348 with six homers, 20 RBIs and 22 runs, adding a .492 on-base percentage as he had more walks (26) than strikeouts (17). In the NFBC, Manny's Average Draft Position (ADP) was 25, having gone as high as 13th overall and no lower than 35th. NFBC owners built their offenses around Manny and they are as upset with Manny as Dodger fans are.
HCG. Who would have ever thought that a women's fertility drug could ruin the fantasy seasons of so many owners? Manny, you've let us down and now it's hard to trust any of your numbers from past seasons. You are one of the greatest pure hitters in MLB history, but HCG has now tarnished everything you've done. In this age of regular testing, it's almost hard to believe that you could continue to use something that would get you in this predicament. Unreal.
Now fantasy owners are left to pick up the pieces and survive the next two months until Manny returns. There isn't anyone on the free agent wire who can come close to replacing Manny, but here are a few options to consider:
Also note that
The Orioles are struggling in left field and they may reach down to the minors soon to solve that problem.
It's just a matter of time before the Braves call up phenom
Also keep an eye on Kansas City RHP
Now go read up on this HCG stuff and hope that none of your players use this the rest of the season. None of us can handle another