Ill Fate

Posted: May 18, 2011 in General

The injury bug inevitably hits at the most inopportune time.  I myself was hit with a torn tendon in my wrist making it very difficult to type, but I will do my best to persevere after taking a week off to heal.  The real injury I speak of is David Wright who just went on the DL.  Wright has under produced so far this year, but if you look into the free agent pool for a 3b there is nobody that comes close to his 2011 pedestrian numbers.  From the looks of it his injury isn’t very serious, so you may need to find a replacement for the next two weeks only.  One player to look at is 3b Mark Reynolds he is owned in a majority of leagues 69%, but a month ago he was owned in over 90%.  He seems to be breaking out of his month-long slump, and could provide some impressive power number, he even stole a base this week.  If Reynolds is owned in your league then the options are very slim.  We are looking at a pool that includes these guys as your top performers in the under 50% owned crowd Juan Uribe, Scott Rolen, Chase Headly, and Alberto Callaspo (yikes).  No way around this one you are going to have a underproducing third baseman until Wright gets back.  There is always the chance of striking it rich.  There are three ways I would recommend on this one make a trade for a vastly underperforming 3B, Aramis Ramirez, Pick up Rolen (best player out of the bunch when healthy), or roll the die and take a crack at Edwin Encarnacion (8th in the ml in doubles and should break out of his hr slump soon)

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