For better, for worse
As the calendar inches closer to June and the temperatures begin to rise, so too do the expectations of fantasy baseball owners for players who were supposed to make significant contributions to their 2010 championship hopes. Among the most daunting tasks nearly every owner must face is how do work around and through injuries.
Injuries are an inseparable part of the game, and a single setback to one cornerstone player can make all the difference in assembling a winning strategy and falling behind the pack. Finding replacement parts for worn or wounded ballplayers is one key element in setting a course toward success. Further, knowing where to look is the first step in what can seem like a 1,000 mile journey.
Some players (for better) are just now returning from injuries and could be major fantasy contributors going forward, while others (for worse) are beginning to raise more questions than they're capable of answering.