I am not going to talk about my least favorite, mind numbing sporting event in any sport (NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB all-star games are equally ridiculous), but instead just to remind ourselves that the second half is were winners are made. If I had more time today, I would have created a list for second-half players that could save your team (Just remember some of the obvious aka Robinson Cano, Mark Texeria, Johan Santana). However, because my work day on July 16 thwas extended to 9:30 pm, with a 7 am wake up call for the 17th I will link you to some reliable sources:
Razzball had some stellar reports here on second half players, and their top 100 for the remainder of the season. Matt Buser just recently wrote a recap of the most consistent players (both good, and bad). And NineBoJackson has written some excellent reports over the weekend on Over-Performing/Under-Performing picthers, Pitcher Abuse Points (PAP), and an article title “Expected Batting Averages “(aka signs of regression).
That should tickle your fancy for awhile. I know it kept me up late over the weekend, and the slow going break. Hope to see you all back in the next 2 1/2 months.