All-star selections mean little in fantasy leagues
Fantasy players may try to tell you otherwise in trade talks, but all-star selections mean nothing in most fantasy baseball leagues.
Some formats do include bonuses for all-stars, but otherwise, all-stars really don't gain any value by their selection.
There were plenty of bigger developments in fantasy baseball in the last few days:
Koch will probably still finish some games and he could get the job back, but for now, manager Jerry Manuel is saying that he will let the situation dictate who he uses to close. That means a few more saves for Damaso Marte .
Basically, there is no one closer worth having on the White Sox despite the team's recent surge, at least not until Manuel settles on one guy.
Justin Speier and Brian Fuentes will split the job for now, making them even less valuable. With Shawn Chacon on the disabled list, there is absolutely no pitcher in Colorado worth owning.
Maybe getting out of Chicago will help and the Great American Bandbox will boost any hitter. Don't go picking him up yet, but keep an eye on Jimenez if you need middle infield help.
It is time to stop discounting Burnitz. He has never lacked for power and if he hits enough to keep his average respectable, Burnitz will get back into 30 home run, 100-RBI territory.