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MLB Barometer: Who the (Heck) Are These Guys?

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

With the MLB season nearing its end and the playoff races coming down to just a small handful of teams, fantasy rosters are looking uglier and uglier with each passing day. Between the injuries we've seen with numerous big stars, players getting rest before they hit the playoff circuit, and the insane number of September call-ups we've seen, fantasy owners who are still in the hunt - whether it's the close of your roto season or the playoffs in your head to head league - are sifting through a bunch of names on their waiver wire reminiscent of that early scene in Major League where the fans greet the Indians roster announcement with a hearty, "Who the ^%#! Are these guys?"

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