FANTASY FRENZY Where every fantasy no matter how voracious starts and ends with DIP!
So, you made it through twelve weeks of your Fantasy Baseball League and your #1 pick is either on the DL, or giving you the Cole Hamels (2-11 in 16 starts) treatment...
Or maybe you selected the southpaw wonder that is John Lester. I won’t waste your time by laying out his stats, because if you already own him you are about ready to puke. However, for those of you that don’t, I will just let you know that “HE SUCKS!”
That’s right, there are plenty of first-rounders out there that have failed to live up to their fantasy potential and you know the worst part is? The real kicker? The swift one in the pants that just clips the jewels enough to be uncomfortable for the entire season? These losers are on your Can’t Cut List! WTF!
But don’t worry boys and girls; the Dip has got you covered...
Here’s what you do; take two weeks off then quit your league!
Okay, that may be extreme, but here is what you can do... start actually researching the minors. There are talented players with MLB service time hiding in the minors. Some are there because they are old but aren't quite ready to toss in the towel, and some are delusional wannabe prospects. But then there are the guys that who are recovering from injury, or have been relegated to obscurity by their clubs for some reason.
For instance, if you knew that Roy Oswalt was available playing in the Rockies farm system, you probably would have picked him up and dropped Cy Young pitchers David Price (1-4 in 9 starts), or R.A. Dickey and his 5.15 ERA. So, if you were that smart and did your research, you would have known that Oswalt was called up last week. If you started him, you would have been rewarded for your intuitiveness. Yes, he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings; but 11 of his 15 recorded outs, were strikeouts. Not a bad first outing.
While to many, Oswalt seemed washed up, it appears obvious that he still has good stuff. In his start against the Washington Nationals, Oswalt made only one big mistake; he floated a waist high change-up to Ian Desmond which was promptly deposited in the left field bleachers.
So get out the laptops and browse the minor league rosters to find your season’s savior!