Thursday, March 24, 2011

The LD (Low Down) on the DL

Only way Utley will be taking gounders in April

With the season just a week away, teams have to come to terms with who they will be placing on the DL to start the season. This information is as important to the MLB team as it is to the Fantasy Manager. Being prepared for this information gives the Fantasy Manager time to scoop up replacements that are currently on waivers. That frenzy will begin early next week. I wish I had an exact time that the Fantasy Sites will label a player on the DL. Believe me, I have tried to gather that info from many sources but it’s like a National Security secret for some reason. Anyway, be prepared to pounce once it is official. I have gathered all the players that will/could…but mostly will start the season on the DL. One that surprised me was Hellickson…saw it in the St. Pete Times.  I’m sure this is just some type of gamesmanship, or management ploy to save Hellickson until the Rays 9th game of the season when they actually need a 5th starter . Still it is info you need. I have listed all players that are expected to return sometime this season. Omitted are the Wainright’s and Strasburg’s who had TJ surgery. Here is your info.
Scott Feldman
Nate Robertson
David Aardsma
Joe Beimel
Rich Harden
Johan Santana
Manny Parra
Joel Pineiro
Joe Thatcher
Jake Peavy
Scott Olsen
JP Howell
Jeremy Hellickson
Scott Downs
Zach Duke
Justin Duchscherer
Aaron Cook
Wandy Rodriguez
Jason Castro
Johnny Cueto
Brandon Webb
Andrew Bailey
Shaun Marcum
Vincent Padilla

Zack Greinke
Jon Garland
Frank Francisco
Brandon Morrow
Brian Wilson
Jason Donald

Jon Jaso
Miguel Olivo
Jason Kendall
Francisco Cervelli
Jonathan Lucroy

Kendrys Morales
Chase Utley
Derrek Lee
Kyle Blanks
Brian Roberts
Casey Blake
Carlos Guillen
Jeff Keppinger
Mat Gamel
Justin Morneau
Adam Rosales
Nick Punto
Aaron Hill

Carlos Beltran
Curtis Granderson

Cody Ross
Grady Sizemore
Corey Hart
Domonic Brown
Scott Podsednik

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