When Major League Baseball named David Wright and Robinson Cano captains of their respective league’s home run derby team, each player had the better part of a month to decide on the four representatives that will join them at Citi Field next week.
What else could Corey and I talk about this week besides all the umpire insanity in the MLB the past couple weeks? Corey and I discuss how big a part of the game umpires should be, how accountable they should be for missed calls, and what the line really is for showing up an umpire.
As we head down the stretch, there will be teams who are trying to win every game they play, and then there will be teams who don’t care as much about Ws and Ls as they do seeing what they have on the roster. How will this influence your lineups? Help is here with this week’s hitting planner.
One very cool new aspect of this year’s Home Run Derby is that the participants in the contest will be selected by a captain from each league: David Ortiz (AL) and Prince Fielder (NL). Chris Callaway helps the two sluggers fill out their rosters.
Whose stock is rising and whose is falling? Here a list of players going in opposite directions as the second month of the 2011 fantasy baseball season begins its final week.