Perhaps fantasy managers simply hadn't noticed that Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith was mired in a brutal 3-for-46 slump -- one that got him demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Smith was also 8-for-9 on his SB attempts and that was pretty good. Since so many fantasy managers in roto leagues are so desperate for the steals, they were willing to ignore everything else. Smith began Tuesday still rostered in more than 75 percent of ESPN standard leagues. It was an odd showing of patience unlikely to continue the rest of the week.
4dBrett Okamoto and Jeff Wagenheim