This article is part of our Mound Musings series.It's May, and by now some fantasy owners are probably growing frustrated with pitchers who are off to a rocky start. If you've played fantasy baseball for any length of time, you've been here. You draft a pitcher who enters the season with pretty lofty expectations. You're excited. You look up and down your new roster as Opening Day approaches, and you see a title in your future. Six weeks later, you look at the smoldering roster sheet and wonder, what happened? A couple of your "best" pitchers have been repeatedly battered, and you're buried in the standings across a few pitching categories. Trade them? Cut them? There are newcomers out there sprinkling stardust in your eyes! Let's step back and take a deep breath. What you've seen may not be what you'll get over time. Let's take a look at why some of these guys just don't make it happen, and whether it's likely to be short term or if the nightmare will last over the long haul.
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