January 26, 2021

Fantasy baseball owners must snag some of these rookies (New York Post)

Service time for youngsters routinely becomes an issue for some MLB clubs, and here in the time of COVID, we expected it to be an even bigger problem. Some of your more frugal fantasy baseball owners prefer to delay the start of any player’s arbitration clock and now were expected to be even less enthusiastic about starting the clock in a truncated season. Nevertheless, some of those owners have learned that a truncated season could mean there is no tomorrow, and if they are going to recoup any lost money with a playoff run, you need your best players on the field, regardless of service time.

The Cardinals are in a very tricky spot, and general manager John Mozelaik knows he can take full advantage. Heading into the weekend, the Cardinals have played just five games while almost every other team has played somewhere between 15-20. With the new format, MLB agreed that non-division winners would get into the playoffs based on winning percentage, and the Cardinals find themselves just one game below .500. Given the sense of urgency, Mozelaik wants wins right now, and that means bringing up highly touted rookie Dylan Carlson right now.

If Carlson is sitting on your waiver…

Read “Fantasy baseball owners must snag some of these rookies” at New York Post