Fantasy baseball injury report
"Reverse psychology is an awesome tool, I don't know if you guys know about it, but basically you can make someone think the opposite of what you believe, and that tricks them into doing something stupid. Works like a charm."
Following the seventh and final season of
This brings me back to Scott's reverse psychology quote. When Philadelphia first baseman
Uh oh, this guy's trying to use Scott's version of reverse psychology on me. Of course I knew that there was a 99 percent chance Howard would land on the Disabled List and immediately rejected the trade.
But this desperate trade attempt did raise a good question. How should a fantasy general manager replace a star like Howard, or
Luckily for Howard owners, it looks like he'll be back just after his DL period, so the replacement is only temporary. Youkilis will not be so lucky, and who knows which elite fantasy player will go down in the near future. Injuries happen all the time.
In my opinion, too many fantasy GM's make the mistake of trying to find an identical replacement for an injured player. Youkilis goes down, they grab the power-hitting third baseman off the waiver wire. Meanwhile passing on a guy like Pittsburgh's
It's seems like simple advice, but instead of trying to match your injured guy stat-for-stat, why not take the time to evaluate your team and see if there are any other areas where you need help. Then make your fantasy free agent moves or trade plans accordingly.
For the sake of my Thursday nights (I know, I know, I'm a loser), I hope
As mentioned above, Howard sprained his left ankle on Sunday. The bad news is that the Phils placed him on the DL. The good news is that GM
The Red Sox announced that Youkilis will undergo season-ending surgery on Friday to repair the torn adductor muscle in his right thumb. The DL-move came on the eve of
There was nothing funny about the home plate collision that sent Santana to the DL with a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left knee. It seems miraculous that the injury is only a sprain, but that appeared to be the extent of it initially. Unfortunate the Tribe announced on Thursday that Santana will indeed undergo season-ending surgery.
After the Santana collision, two more catchers hit the DL,
Meanwhile, Martin's torn labrum could end his season. At the very least he won't be back until September.
Stars weren't the only players to go down last week, let's look at some of the other guys.
St. Louis third baseman