Yahoo! player update thingy wrote:Sep 4 With the Cardinals nursing a comfortable lead in the NL Central, Pujols may take some time off in September to receive treatment for plantar fasciitis. The injury also bothered him last season. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that team trainers will evaluate the first baseman early this week and decide an exact course of treatment. Pujols already has 100 RBI this season, meaning he has reached that mark in each of his first five MLB campaigns.
Advice: After hitting .370 in June and .358 in July, Pujols batted 'just' .287 in August. - Stats Inc.
This would really kill me because I have him in a weekly change league for money. Any other insight on this?
(I have Berkman, so I can put him there if he decides to sit out ...but still, if I use him and he's out halfway through a week I'm done for. )
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With him stealing bases (stole another tonight), I wouldn't think there is a problem with his foot anymore.
Hmm.....Interesting, and I own him in a roto league, so this could affect me as well.
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This really shouldn't come as much of a surprise really. The foot issue flaring up again is little troubling, but with a double digit lead in the division and the pitching staff carrying the team right now they have no need to push him. And Mad, I didn't see the game today, but he hasn't been stealing as much as he was earlier, and they have brought up on numerous occasions on the Cardinal broadcasts lately that he has been experiencing discomfort in his foot, nothing serious, but something that they'll need to keep an eye on.
I'm not really concerned about the fantasy implications if you couldn't tell, but thats my $.02 FWIW.
Yet another one of those little tiebreakers when you're plotting your drafting strategy for H2H. When in doubt, go with that guy who's on a team likely to be in the playoff hunt...but not likely to be particularly dominant. You want your guys in the lineup that last week of the season, not resting up for the playoffs or looking ahead to next year.
Easier said than done, of course. Plus it directly contrasts with another good tiebreaker -- "Go with the guy with a better supporting cast."
Im really rooting for him too sit, the 1st seeded guy in my h2h league and the only guy that could probably beat me has him. I wouldn't be playing him until the championship weeks if everything works out right though.