Fantasy Notes: So Long, Eddie
September 8, 2006 | | comment on this post
- It’s possible we’ve seen the last of Eddie Guardado after the announcement that he’ll require Tommy John Surgery. Eddie ain’t so Everyday anymore, it appears. In fact, considering he’ll be 36 next month, he may not be any day Eddie anymore.
- Huston Street is expected to be activated today. Get him back in your lineup for the coming week, and note that Justin Ducherscherer’s value will dip back to normal levels.
- Speaking of closers on the comeback trail, Mariano Rivera is going to test his forearm by playing catch Friday. We’ll know more tomorrow on his outlook, but don’t expect to see Mo back until next week.
- Every button the Phillies push seems to work this year. They get rid of Bobby Abreu and get better. Now they’ve added veteran Jeff Conine, and in his first nine games in Philly, he’s batting over .300 and slugging .515. He’s a solid pickup in NL-only leagues right now.
- Josh Johnson was all the rage after a 1.96 May followed by a 1.78 June. Since then? Try a 3.16 July, 4.11 August and 7.59 September. This kid’s had a fantastic rookie season, but he’s clearly hit a wall.