We preach “practice excruciating patience!” Every year slow starters become an issue for fantasy owners scrambling to fix what ails their team – including me. Yes, I preach “practice excruciating patience!” all the time, yet I don’t even listen to that at times. Yes, I was guilty of shopping around Giancarlo Stanton in my friends league, trying to see if anyone would pay close to actual price for him. To my credit, I didn’t take bad deals, and he’s still on my team. After his 3 HR outburst weekend, that’s looking like a good decision. However, in another league, an industry league, I traded Cole Hamels for Matt Harvey. Harvey was my 34th ranked starting pitcher and Hamels was my NL Cy Young award-winner. Did I panic? That’s a discussion for later.
Meanwhile, the question of “how soon is too soon” – to give up on a player – plagues the industry, as there are many differing opinions. Personally, I believe that batters take much more time to come around and that excruciating patience