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Minor Achievements: Impact of September roster expansion

Updated: August 27, 2008, 1:53 PM ET
By Jason Grey | ESPN.com
Looking for potential impact fantasy players in September roster expansions is a dicey proposition because of all the various factors involved.

1. Players have to be on the 40-man roster in order to be called up, and teams don't necessarily like to put players on the 40-man until they have to. Granted, some teams have some dead weight at the back end that they could jettison to create room. However, it means a lot of the bigger names might have to wait until next season.

2. Postseason play in the minors delays the call-ups of some players. For example, the Angels might not want to call up some of their guys from Triple-A like Brandon Wood, because his Salt Lake club made the playoffs.


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