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Assessing value of short-, long-term injuries

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Fantasy owners everywhere are frustrated by the fact that big league teams don’t seem to be in much rush to officially place their injured players on the disabled list, which would make things considerably easier for us. This is no surprise. It happens every March. Why should a major league team hurry up to make roster moves before deadline anyway? You know, and I know, and Jose Fernandez and his entire family and his cable guy knows that he is not going to be on the active roster in April as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but the Miami Marlins will still take their sweet, ol’ time assigning him to the DL on Sunday, probably the 60-day version, and thus directly helping to create that oh-so important asterisk that creates roster flexibility for the fantasy owners.