For better, for worse: Players poised to avoid, fall to injuries
Throughout baseball's history, injuries have been an unfortunate part of the game and have ranged from the catastrophic to the downright absurd. Pitcher
Until the late 1980s, Major League Baseball maintained a 10-day and 20-day disabled list. As the frequency of injuries increased, this arrangement proved largely inadequate. Today, baseball has a 15-day and 60-day DL. Often, even the expanded guidelines seem insufficient. In 2009 there were 466 instances of players appearing on the disabled list, an average of 15.5 players per team. All told, the combined number of games missed totaled 25,976.
To play fantasy baseball is to face injuries; overcoming the adversity of injuries is one of the keys to victory.
Players who seem to have shaken the injury bug are For Better; those players with lingering injury concerns are For Worse ...