Emilio Bonafacio is a sleeper possibly on a few people’s boards. Bonifacio has played pretty good during the pre-season. He possesses leadoff man and speed skills that they don’t have in other players trying to make the roster. He can play multiple positions for the Cubs, important since guys like Sterling Castro are hurt or not ready (Ott). And there has been no word that his spot was in jeopardy, considering he’s played up to par with guys like Darwin Barney up to this time.
So why does Yahoo do this to his status… yet gives NO INFORMATION!?!
Is his wife pregnant? Did they send him on waivers, even though they picked him up in hopes of being trade bait? Where is the waiver clearing news? If so, why hasn’t any other team try to pick him up? Detroit is really that short on cash for the vet minimum? Or maybe he’s on the team and Yahoo! made a mistake? Or Theo Epstein is playing some Moneyball mindgame and hopes no one notices.
Whatever the reason is, Yahoo! needs to have this information available so Fantasy leagues can organize their drafts. This isn’t like its freakin’ Edwin Encarnacion and updates on his wrist. Understood if the news isn’t readily available. But you’re talking about a guy who can contribute a good deal of speed stats for a team with amazing value, or not even be on the team by opening day!
Not to do a coach Calhoun, but Yahoo!… Get the facts, and get back to me! Please, Bonny was like my #3 sleeper. I feel like R. Kelly right now.
This commenter claims to have seen him practice and talked about how his arm looked during the post-game practice:
“Sosh & co are sure trying to make this 3B experiment work. Mark stayed about 1/2 hour extra today taking grounders and throwing to midget coach Dino Ebel at 1B. his throws were all over the place, but he’s giving it the college try. i wish you Angel fans good luck with this (not really but thought id say that to appease the karma gods ) “
Hey guys, sorry for being a wanker and disappearing on everyone this past year. But I am working on a sports site called Game Day Wire. It is a work-in-progress, but enough about my condition, let us talk about Troy Tulowitzki.
Troy Tulowitzki Injury July News Update:
There was pretty much no news on Colorado Rockies outfielder Mr. Tulo since the middle of June. Yahoo Fantasy Baseball and Rotowire writers didn’t have much news, but apparently the Denver Post got the story on how Tulowitkzi’s wrist been faring.
What does Troy’s injury mean for the Rockies?
Not much and a lot. Not much since they have been three games over .500 since June 20th. Their offense, with Troy Tulowitzki in the lineup, has been very erratic. With Dexter Fowler coming into the mix, and with Clint Barnes knocking people home in the 8th spot, they still look like a very dangerous team with new players stepping up in Coors and driving runs.
Tulo’s absence hurts the Rockies because of his defense and his bat. With Todd Helton and Brad Hawpe struggling, you can’t expect the role players to keep the Rockies strong throughout the Summer. Tulowitzki needs that wrist injury to heal up fast so he can come help the Rockies for the pennant stretch.
Troy Tulowitzki’s injury and Fantasy Owners
I have Troy Tulowitzki on my fantasy team, and have been offered many trades since he went down. My advice to fantasy baseball geeks out there in the same predicament: Keep Tulowitzki if you are making the playoffs or have a small amount of “2nd-half” hitters on your team (the Vottos, Beltres, & Carlos Penas of the world).
If you are having trouble getting into the playoff matches for fantasy baseball, you may want to look at replacing tulowitzki immediately. Getting something like Rafael Furcal or even getting a pitcher and plucking another SS off fantasy waivers could be more helpful to winning now if you need to win now.
But know this: Don’t expect Troy Tulowitzki back and in “playing” condition until Mid-August. Also, remember that wrist injuries, even the psychological experience, can keep a hitter from his full potential for a bit after he returns.