Slumps and Dumps: Many big names off to small starts in 2009
In the season's first month, I gave so-called "stars" the benefit of the doubt and refrained from highlighting their shortcomings. That exemption has officially been lifted, so this week I'll focus on some big names that are off to poor starts. This will also temporarily distract me from day-dreaming about repeatedly punching Alexei Ramirez and Chris Davis in the face. Since these really aren't guys you would flat-out drop, I will end the analysis of each one with a final verdict of "Wait" (because they'll soon be out of their funk) or "Hate" (because you'll genuinely despise them by the end of the year).
All statistics through May 9.