Take a deep breath and get your hands away from the keyboard before you do something stupid. I am frankly appalled and embarrassed at the number of people who are panicking over some bad starts by their Fantasy teams. Shame on you. This is not Fantasy Football where two games make up one-eighth of the season. No MLB team has even played 20 games, as I write this. We are barely through 10 percent of the season. Relax, and as I used to say in seventh grade, take a chill pill. Carl Crawford and Brett Gardner are not going to hit under .150 and good as they may be, Matt Kemp and Joey Votto will slide under the .400 mark in the very near future. You’d think people would have been bombarded so much with the “baseball is a marathon” cliché that they would get it. But still the emails pour in. Just to say it one more time, if you liked a player three short weeks ago, there are very few reasons to give up on them 17 games into the season.
With all that said, I am concerned about a few players. Last week we talked about the players who started the year on fire and which ones were for real. This week we’ll weed through the slow starters and figure out who we really need to worry about.