From the Bleachers

  • From The Bleachers

    Bad starters

    By Doug Dennis

    Ok, raise your hand if your April team at Shandler Park had Clayton Kershaw. Mine did, and, uh, he didn't even play. Doh! What about Stephen Strasburg--did you own him? He at least played--but with a 5.33 ERA and 1.44 WHIP as of this writing. Yuk! Any Homer Bailey owners out there? Yeah, that was fun. How about Tim Lincecum? No? Robbie Erlin? C'mon, he was a cheapo!

    So who did you own? Don't tell me you owned Aaron Harang (pictured). Or Tom Koehler. Or Edinson Volquez. Or Jenrry Mejia. Raise your hand if you rostered those guys. If your hand is up, you are either (a) completely random; (b) a liar; (c) schizophrenic; (d) some combination of the above. I can't wait to play you in May!

    So here's the thing: you know that …

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