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MLB Barometer: Shoot That Poison Arrow

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

Now this is where we see true dedication at work. Believe it or not, Memorial Day Weekend can be a major difference-maker in your fantasy league. The deliciousness of summer is nearly upon us, the weather is breaking into something beautiful and suddenly people have trips planned and BBQ's to attend. The notion of sitting inside, in front of the computer and poring over the latest MLB news is becoming less desirable with every anticipated trip down the Slip-n-Slide. Whether it's the casual fantasy player or the guy who is being glared at by his wife as she gets the kids ready to head to her sister's house for the family block party, there are tons of fantasy owners who are being pulled in a million different directions and none are headed towards the waiver wire. That means it's your time to shine.

Call me a nerd. I don't care. Laugh at me for preferring the comfort of my living room to the sweltering heat of a crowded beach. I am unfazed. You go have a great time eat

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