Being that we are at the halfway point of the baseball season, I thought it would be appropriate to give an update on the fantasy baseball season. As you remember we have six divisions and here are the first-place teams and their owners:
- Schuylkill – Shadyside Swingers, Julie Michael
- Delaware – Mark the Shark, Mark McClure
- Poquessing – Chevy Chase Hill Raiders, Hank Park
- Cobbs Creek – Kruk and Nails, Parker Dixon
- Pennypack – Let’s Play Two, Larry Beckler
- Wissahickon – Flatutory Apes, Rocco Qatar
The Chevy Chases Hill Raiders lead the entire league with a score of 108, though the Flatutory Apes are not far behind at 107.5. Remember the overall winner will take home a Phillies grab bag of merchandise. So stop neglecting your team like I do and get those injured players out of the starting lineup.
Speaking of injuries, the second half of the season has got to be more favorable to the Phils when it comes to the disabled list. Jon Lieber, Matt Smith and Freddy Garcia are already done for the season; but Brett Myers and Tom Gordon should be back by the end of the month. Although Jayson Werth is the only current casualty of the lineup, there’s always a chance Ryan Howard would have to return to the DL – same with Rowand and Burrell. Baseball executives sometimes like to say that having a player return from the DL is as good as a trade in the second half of the season. But with Myers and Gordon slated for the bullpen, the Phillies will still need to make a move for a starter.