Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/18/12
The first week of action following the MLB All-Star break has been unkind to players and fantasy owners. The Twitter-verse nearly reached its breaking point on Monday night, as three prominent sluggers sustained injuries. The losses of Jose Bautista, Joey Votto and David Ortiz (he was rounding the bases!) sent fantasy owners scrambling for replacements and cursing their impediments to achieving fantasy glory. Of course, the deadline for signing franchised NFL players had also come to pass, and everyone felt the need to chime in on Jeremy Lin and "The NeverEnding Story," also known as Dwight Howard's long-anticipated departure from the Magic. The fact that we had actual on-field news to dissect instead of additional legal wranglings was actually a welcome departure. I mean no disrespect to these players or others who have been injured. Those are serious issues and we want to see them healthy and hitting, but crunching numbers is far more entertaining than dissecting legalese. With ...
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