It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
The Cardinals’ hope for a return of the 2011 Chris Carpenter as they attempt to break the 1-1 tie in the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals, meanwhile, attempt to find the offensive firepower and consistent starting pitching that gave them the Major’s best regular season record.
The National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals begins today with two evenly matched teams.