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Mound Musings: When Things Go Horribly Wrong

Brad Johnson

For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.

Itís May, and by now some fantasy owners are probably growing frustrated with pitchers who are off to a rocky start. If youíve played fantasy baseball for any length of time, youíve been here. You draft a pitcher who enters the season with pretty lofty expectations. Youíre 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 ďbestĒ pitchers have been repeatedly battered, and youíre buried in the standings across a few pitching categories. Trade them? Cut them? There are newcomers out there sprinkling stardust in your eyes! Letís step back and take a deep breath. What youíve seen may not be what youíll get over time. Letís take a look at why some of these guys just donít make it happen, and whether itís likely to be short term or if the nightmare will last over the long haul.

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