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MLB Barometer: Push Through the Wall

Howard Bender

Howard Bender

Howard Bender has been covering fantasy sports for over a decade on a variety of web sites. For more from him, you can find his personal musings on his blog or follow him on Twitter at @rotobuzzguy. For questions, thoughts or comments you can email him at

Believe it or not, the tail-end of April can be a make-it-or-break-it time for a number of fantasy owners. We all talk about how it's still so early in the year and that the fantasy baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint, but ownership frustration is usually at its highest point right now and you're going to start to see who's really in it to win it and who is likely to fade into the background. For some, early season struggles present a challenge that inspires them to work harder and study the nuances of their league to seek out an edge, but for many, it's far too easy to use early-season struggles and injuries as an excuse to give up and not put in the necessary work it takes to be a champion.

They say that when running a marathon, you come to a certain point where you hit a wall and those who push through it are the ones who find the most success. You have to look at this part of your fantasy season as that wall and there are a number of bricks in place tha

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