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    The Dreaded Day-to-Day

    Jose Reyes, an All-Star when healthy with a 2009 Average Draft Position (ADP) of 4.3, has had just seven at-bats since May 14th.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - It is the bane of all fantasy players - the note beside a player's name which says he is "Day-to-Day." It is fantasy poison. It means your player and your team are in limbo - you can't start the player, but you also can't put him on the injured list and replace his spot on your active roster with someone who could help your team.

    Today's example is New York Mets shortstop and top-10 overall draft pick Jose Reyes.

    Reyes, an All-Star when healthy with a 2009 Average Draft Position (ADP) of 4.3, has had just seven at-bats since May 14th. But the team refuses to put him on the disabled list. His first day out of the lineup, the Mets claimed it was just a "routine" day off. Then the team scheduled an MRI for his right calf and you knew that wasn't the case. He missed a few games, then tried to play on May 19th going 1-for-4. The next day he was in the lineup again, only to exit the game in the third inning complaining about his calf again. He had another MRI and was out of the lineup again on Friday night. If your counting, he's missed six and a half of the team's last eight games.

    And with the re-injuring of the calf, Reyes is expected to miss more games.

    Meanwhile, as a fantasy owner, you can't start Reyes, or replace him with a player off the waiver wire. Not that you would be able to find a shortstop who has averaged 118 runs scored, 196 hits, 15 HRs, 68 RBIs and 66 SB over the last three years. They are few and far between, but at least you could get some production from the position. In one of my 10-team leagues, the following shortstops are available free agents - Troy Tulowitzki, Jhonny Peralta, Cristian Guzman and Ben Zobrist.

    None are Reyes, but all have their various talents and abilities. Tulowitzki and Peralta have had 24+ HR seasons, Zobrist has already hit eight HRs this year and Guzman is hitting .360.

    Other fantasy-worthy players who are current examples of the dreaded "day-to- day" include: Josh Hamilton (he played Friday), Chipper Jones (sat out), Joey Votto (sat out), Carlos Quentin (played), Bobby Abreu (pinch hit), J.J. Hardy (played), Johnny Damon (played), Joba Chamberlain (sat out) and Nyjer Morgan (played).

    So what's a fantasy owner to do?

    I'd like to tell you this is why you have bench players on your roster, but we all know that players like Reyes and Hamilton aren't replaceable. When they go down, you just have to muddle through as best as you can. I only wish MLB teams would put their players on the DL as soon as the injury occurs to make our job a little easier. It might also prevent a player like Reyes from returning too soon only to be re-injured.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Watch & Win: Ticket to the Tampa Bay Rowdies

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      Score a family four-pack of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rowdies!Watch back-to-back episodes of Family Feud from 6:30-7:30 p.m. between May 6-19.Watch for the announcement and be the 8th caller to win Rowdies tickets. It's time to watch and win with Great 38!Great 38  More>>

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida

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      • A few quick showers possible across Tampa Bay today

        A few quick showers possible across Tampa Bay today

        Tuesday, May 5 2015 3:54 AM EDT2015-05-05 07:54:29 GMT
        It will still feel comfortable when you head off to work and school this morning. Temperatures warm up quickly to near 80 by midday and mid 80s this afternoon.
        It will still feel comfortable when you head off to work and school this morning. Temperatures warm up quickly to near 80 by midday and mid 80s this afternoon.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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