The season has just begun, but as the Five Man Electrical Band once sang, "Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign." Here are some signs from early this season that have me a little worried.
I drafted Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum in a few leagues this year as a late round flier. After missing almost the entire 2009 season with elbow surgery (aside from a few minor league innings), Marcum was named the Blue Jays opening day starter due to a good spring.
One of the best moments of opening day 2010 took place in Atlanta, bottom of the first, two on and Jason Heyward at the plate. The crowd, still buzzing from a beautiful day at the ballpark, was prepared yet in a way unprepared for what was about to happen.
Yea, I know, we're only one game into the season. Still, there is no other day in baseball where people get more excited over a player's single game production. That could mean an opportunity to buy or sell some guys that had highlight home runs on Sunday and Monday. Let's take a look at who's opening day home runs are a sign of things to come and who should see little repeat in such production.
Happy Opening Day! To help ring in the new season here at FB365, Daniel Moroz of the great Orioles blog Camden Crazies takes a few minutes to talk Orioles baseball and what we can expect from some of the key Orioles players this season as well as a few prospects looking to make an impact just around the corner.
I've made my Rookie of the Year and Cy Young predictions, so now it's time to predict the ultimate baseball award: Most Valuable Player. From a fantasy prospective I am going to focus on players outside of the first few rounds that should see a jump in the rankings for 2011.
When Charlie posted a message stating that he needed a first baseman as a stop gap until Lance Berkman returns, I immediately looked at his roster to see if there was a way to make my team better. I offered Todd Helton for Franklin Morales and Charlie quickly accepted. Here are the reasons I did the deal: