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.
Now with the Amazin’s, the 30-year-old is chasing his former team. And he sees no reason why the Mets can’t catch Bryce Harper and Co.
Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.
The Mets now have a very impressive back end of the bullpen.
A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the American League East-champion Yankees last year while filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to return from a knee injury in 2013.
The Mets are in a free fall and the frustration of their stunning slide from the playoff race is taking its toll.