Oak's Corner: Oaktown on Fire
Oak's Corner: Oaktown on Fire

This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.

Each week, I talk to a lot of friends who play fantasy baseball, and it feels like this week has been the worst week of the season for a lot of people. Between blown saves and injuries, this week has been one where checking the box scores or news is a scary proposition. This does happen in the dog days of the summer, but this week has been especially bad with big names like Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Judge, Blake Snell, Kris Bryant and Yoenis Cespedes going on the DL (or back on the DL), and then in a cruel twist of mother nature, fantasy owners lost home runs from Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi in the Red Sox rainout in Camden Yards rainout.

Standings are still moving a lot, and it's still July, but the talk in many places has definitely shifted to fantasy football, and I've started to notice a bit less activity in some of my leagues. I have said it before, but this is the exact time to refocus on your teams and find replacements for your injured guys and get it moving back in the right direction. There's a lot of season left, and it sure looks like the trade deadline this year could be a whirlwind of activity (even more so if the Nationals decide to sell depending on how their weekend goes), and this activity will lead to some lost jobs for your players (I own Soria and

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Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
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