Yes, Utley’s issue last season was due to a knee. I had been thinking about his hip surgery in late 2008. Seems like he maintained in 2009, but things kind of went south from there.
Comment by Howard Bender — January 5, 2012 @ 12:59 pm
yup, my bad. thanks. fixed now.
Comment by Howard Bender — January 5, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
Chipper should not have been mentioned because who would pay more than a dollar for him. Weeks I think has gotten over his injury troubled past. Some guys I am concerned for (besides the others you mention–which I agree with):
Adrian Beltre – worth a 3rd round pick despite his propensity for injury?
Granderson- besides last yr he seemed to always be getting injured
Holliday – 3rd round pick?
I’m guessing he’s a Red Sox fan and “homie” refers to someone who persistently drafts players from his favorite team…
Comment by Howard Bender — January 9, 2012 @ 4:22 pm
Hamilton is an interesting case. Clearly he is a monster when healthy and can carry a team. Frankly, when healthy he is right there with Pujols, Cabrera, and Braun as the best pure hitters in the league. As for fantasy, it is MUCH worse to lose a player for 20 games interspersed throughout 3 months then to lose a player for 20 games all at once. It is the difference between Youkilis and say Chipper Jones (I am not comparing their value but the value lost because of injury).
Unless you are playing in a daily league (I dont play in any) Chipper is a much bigger problem. You often dont know when he is going to miss an entire week of games or not. Youkilis on the other hand tends to play every day right up until hitting the DL for the rest of the season. In that case you can replace him, while in Chipper’s case, you are stuck getting 3 or 4 games a week out of your 3B position. With Youk, you will probably get a “full” compliment of games every week until he hurts himself. That is when you scour the wire and hope that Kouzmanoff finally starts hitting (never going to happen) or hoping that you catcher the Edwin Encarnacion hot streak (it never happens when you have him active).