Keeper Implications: Short term vs. long term

Looking at the most added and dropped players over the last couple of days, the list is dominated by guys that were originally drafted in most leagues only to be dropped once they struggled. Finally performing to expectations, these players are on rosters once again but this illustrates exactly what this series is intended to advise on – which players should you have patience with and which should you just ignore?

 

Here’s a look at five guys teams are rushing to waiver wires for and whether they should be in your long term plans.

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Let me have it (your feedback at least)!

I hope everyone’s teams are still in good shape as we head into June. As this season has gone along, I’ve been thinking about the mission of the site and I’ve been wondering how I’ve been doing in meeting what I originally set out to do, which is help and inform people. Since I lack the power to read minds, I’ve written a short survey to get feedback from everyone on how you like what I do and what you want to see that I’m not doing.

It’s only 10 questions, so if you have a few minutes please share your feedback. I’m looking for both positive and negative feedback so don’t be shy. I can only improve if I know both the good and the bad and I truly want to do better at helping you and answering your questions.

Thanks in advance for your willingness to share your thoughts!

Jim

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Keeper Implications: Fielder done for season

Does anyone else feel like injuries have taken over fantasy baseball this year? Maybe it’s just me but I don’t recall a single season where more season-ending injuries have occurred before Memorial Day than they have this season.

All this pain and suffering so far reiterates two important principles when it comes to fantasy baseball. First, depth is more important than ever and second, injuries will happen to anyone at anytime – even those who have been the most durable throughout their careers. Both of these points are reflected in the adds and drops dominating league waiver wires over the last two days.

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Is Charlie Blackmon a keeper?

While most of us aren’t surprised to see Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki atop ESPN’s player rater, the No. 2 name is one no one expected, even though of us willing to take a shot on him in the preseason. Here we are heading towards the end of May though, and Tulo’s teammate Charlie Blackmon continues to surpass everyone’s wildest expectations.

As with all performance that come out of nowhere, the question now becomes whether Blackmon has the talent to sustain this start.

For those of us that took a chance on him in a keeper league, we’re now wondering if Charlie Blackmon is a keeper.

Blackmon has generated a lot of discussion lately in both fantasy and traditional baseball circles, so here’s my input on the Colorado OF.

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