Felix Hernandez made a bid to become the second-youngest pitcher in major league history to toss a no-hitter in the Mariners' 3-0 win over Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday.
It's a nice morning to break from the Phillies monotony and turn our attention toward the rest of the league. This is the first season in about 10 years I haven't signed up for fantasy baseball in order to dedicate more time to this site. The downside is I don't have an enjoyable outlet for following the rest of baseball. So maybe we could open up more MLB discussion here from time to time.
If I had participated in a fantasy league, I would have been off to a great start, as many of the players I would have taken high are doing very well. Rest assured, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, still just 21, would have been a top choice, maybe a second round choice. Ditto Cole Hamels. After two starts, King Felix and King Cole have 33 strikeouts between them. I also liked Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler, who already has four home runs. On my list of second baseman, I'd go Chase Utley - 1, Kinsler - 2.
What are your thoughts on the season? Did you expect Alex Rodriguez's monster start? Did anyone catch Robinson Tejeda's line last night? Any regrets on not making a push for Akinori Iwamura?