Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jose Reyes to start season on DL

Last year, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes missed 126 games.

To start the 2010 season, he will miss (at least) four more.

According to Brian Costa of the Newark Star-Ledger, Reyes will start the season on the disabled list (DL). In addition, the Mets could make it retroactive, which would allow Reyes to return as early as April 10th.

“As soon as I feel comfortable at home plate, I’ll be ready to go,” Reyes said (via the Star-Ledger).

If you're a glass-half-full guy, the problem has been his timing at the plate -- not the hamstring or running. Nonetheless, there seems to be more risk than reward with Reyes for my taste.

Lance Berkman to the DL

Well, one player that won't outhit me in the first four games of the 2010 season is Astros first baseman Lance Berkman.

In addition to pitchers Yorman Bazardo and Alberto Arias, the Astros have placed Berkman on the disabled list (DL) retroactive to March 26th, according to's Brian McTaggart.

Berkman, who had his knee scoped on March 13th, said: "Obviously it stinks to have to start the year on the DL, but I'll get off quick and never look back. I hate missing any games at all, but as long as it doesn't turn into an ordeal. Really just being eligible to come off Saturday [April 10] is good news."

Regardless, Berkman, who is a career .299 hitter, is on the decline. He missed 26 games in 2009, batted only .274 and drove in 80 runs (his lowest total since 2000).

In our Fantasy Baseball Weekly podcast on corner infielders, Berkman was a guy that we suggested to avoid.

If you didn't listen (to the podcast and/or advice), the good news is it's only four games (knock on wood) that he'll miss.

Our fantasy baseball podcast is rescheduled

We have three equally-important missions here. Make the world a safer place. Provide you with slightly-above-mediocre fantasy advice (provided it doesn't require too much work on our part). And drink beer.

In an effort to fulfill (an unspecified) one of our three missions, we need to reschedule tonight's Fantasy Baseball Weekly podcast to Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

If this inconveniences our audience (otherwise known as Ed), we sincerely apologize.

In the meantime, here's a shameless plug for our fantasy football podcast, which has the very original name of...Fantasy Football Weekly. Tonight (at 7:30 p.m. ET) we will do round 9 of our 2010 Fantasy Football Mock Draft.