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MLB Barometer: Give Them a Hand

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

This can be such a tough time of year for those who are fighting for a championship right now. The injuries are piling up and as you continue to rifle through teams' depth charts, there really isn't a whole lot out there that screams "difference-maker," is there? It could be that, if you have a hole in your lineup that needs filling, you keep an eye on the short-run and not worry about finding someone who can last the whole season. With just three weeks to go, you may just have to mix and match and play the hot bat or the hot arm, using them for a week and then changing things up. It's not the way you like to play the season, but here at the end, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Let's take a look at whose stock is rising this week and whose is on the decline.


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