I don’t want to believe a word I read by anyone in the New York Mets organization. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I’m in minayal. As the definition states, “Denial of the truth by a GM – either disingenuously to the press or, even sadder, they believe the lie. Includes denial of player injuries, trade rumors, manager firings, etc. Example, “If it weren’t for the Mets being in such minayal, Reyes would be on the DL and I could have an empty bench spot on my team!” Related adjective is Riccardulous.” So with that said, Jose Reyes was cleared to return to action. I haven’t been as interested by something I’ve read in the New York Post since they so delicately handled a recent crisis with the headline, “Holy Shiite!” Could Reyes really be good to go? I sure as heckfire hope so since I’ve drafted him already on a few teams. As I’ve maintained since he went down, this wasn’t another leg injury. It was his thyroid. It might phonetically sound like it’s located in the leg, but it’s not. Omar says Reyes could be ready for Opening Day. My best guess is he’ll miss the first week and a half and by May you won’t even remember he missed any time. I say grab him, hopefully I’m not in minayal. Anyway, here’s some more fantasy baseball news:
Albert Pujols – Went for an MRI with a sore back. The New York Post said, “Pujols is full of Shiite!” Actually, they didn’t. But could one day. Pujols played last season with one working elbow. I’m not too concerned about a sore back.
Brian Roberts – Speaking of sore backs, Roberts is set to return this week. I’m less confident about Roberts’s ability to run, but I’m not ready to move him down my rankings yet either. There’s still plenty of time left to have a good season. Guys (and two girls), it’s only March.
Tyler Flowers – Headed to the minors to start the season. To announce the move, Ozzie tweeted, “Flowers is a punta name. #KennyWilliamsSux”
Aroldis Chapman – Has muscle spasms. For most teams, this might be all they need to send him to the Minors. With Dusty, it’s hard to say.
Wade Davis – Should win the fifth starter job over Sonnanstine. As is the norm with the Rays, they make the right decision. Davis is in my top 80 starters post. Go ahead, click it. You know you wanna.
Madison Bumgarner – Heads to the minors to start the season as someone you don’t need to know about wins the 5th starter job.
Daniel McCutchen – Selected to be the Pirates fifth starter. In related news, the Pirates equipment man quit after learning his perfectly centered McCutchen had to be shifted for a first initial.