Don't buy post-derby slump talk
July, 10, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It certainly seems like fantasy owners view the annual Home Run Derby with scared skepticism, as they assume the players in the competition drop off heavily in the power department for the second half. Or is it only for the players who do well in the Derby? Regardless, don't buy into this notion. Let's just say there's no need to run to your league message board and offer to trade Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder for less than he's worth after he won the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby Monday night, for example.