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    Headed in the wrong direction

    Jorge Cantu has been known throughout his career as a streaky hitter.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - These guys had great Aprils and probably helped carry your team to where it is now, but it's time to sit some of them until they return to earlier form. Sentimentality and loyalty only go so far in fantasy sports - you must perform on the field to stay in the lineup.

    For some, like Adam Lind or Kosuke Fukudome, it's possible that they will never return to the level they were performing in April. If that's the case, it's time to look for a permanent replacement.

    On the other hand, players like Nick Swisher or Jorge Cantu have been known throughout their careers as streaky hitters and you shouldn't get rid of them. Just sit them down for a while until you see them start to make good contact with the ball.

    Even All-Star caliber players are not immune to long slumps. Ian Kinsler makes the list and though you can't put him on your bench because of his potential to explode at any minute, it's worth noting in case someone comes along offering you a good trade.

    Monthly Hitting Statistics
    Player Team April BA May BA .Diff April OPS May OPS Diff
    Jorge Cantu FLA 0.365 0.217 -0.148 1.222 0.553 -0.669
    Nick Swisher NYY 0.312 0.123 -0.189 1.144 0.511 -0.633
    Andre Ethier LAD 0.306 0.200 -0.106 0.976 0.583 -0.393
    Bengie Molina SF 0.329 0.202 -0.127 0.913 0.574 -0.339
    Kosuke Fukudome CHC 0.338 0.271 -0.067 1.053 0.767 -0.286
    Ian Kinsler TEX 0.322 0.233 -0.089 1.040 0.755 -0.285
    Alfonso Soriano CHC 0.284 0.221 -0.063 0.955 0.699 -0.256
    Mark Teahen KC 0.300 0.222 -0.078 0.878 0.622 -0.256
    Adam Lind TOR 0.315 0.264 -0.051 0.933 0.767 -0.166
    Shane Victorino PHI 0.286 0.257 -0.029 0.813 0.685 -0.128


    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

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

      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
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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>>

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      • Isolated showers possible Wednesday night in Tampa Bay area

        Isolated showers possible Wednesday night in Tampa Bay area

        Wednesday, June 3 2015 3:12 PM EDT2015-06-03 19:12:55 GMT
         Weather conditions are looking decent later Wednesday afternoon and evening for anyone heading out to the Bolts game. 
         Weather conditions are looking decent later Wednesday afternoon and evening for anyone heading out to the Bolts game. 

      • 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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