We are less than 20 games into the new season, and several franchises have already fallen victim to the fickle HBD Gods.
The first major blow was in Spring Training, where the Texas Titans lost starting left fielder Theo Hansen for the season with a mysterious case of nerve irritation. Hansen had recently signed a 5 year, 25 million dollar contract, giving him 4 more years to justify his contract. Charlie Larkin, Luis Montanez, and Tyler Glavine were also lost to the 60-day DL in the early weeks of the season.
Several of Season 5's top teams have struggled out of the gate, with the division winners Los Angeles, Syracuse, and Little Rock struggling to get over .500 in the early going.
It's not all gloom and doom though, as several teams look like they are primed for major turnarounds. The Santa Cruz Jacks, New York Amazins, and Florida Swamp Grass are all poised for playoff runs after several years of missing out on the postseason.