This article is part of our Mound Musings series.
September is a month of many perspectives. Some teams are pushing hard for a playoff spot, some would seemingly have a berth assured so they just want to get healthy and fine tune. However, even the teams that have fallen out of contention have things to be looking at. It's scouting season for next year (for them and you). Rosters expand, some of the better young arms might make a few appearances, and some guys who suffered long-term injuries might be back. Rehab can be both physical and mental, and for a pitcher who has missed much of the season, getting back in the saddle before the year ends can make the winter a whole lot warmer. Let's see briefly who might be worth a look during the season's final month:
Alex Cobb (Rays) – Cobb hasn't thrown a pitch in a major league game since 2014, but that is scheduled to change Friday when he faces Toronto. His rehab work suggests there could be a good deal of rust to shake off before he can be fantasy relevant. Having allowed 31 hits and eight walks in just under 22 rehab innings, a date with the Blue Jays often volatile offense could be a good one to watch, but I think there's a decent chance he could get back in synch fairly soon and provide some quality innings the last couple of weeks of the regular season. He's missed nearly two years, and being able to garner some confidence in