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Fowler's loss appears to be Smith's gain

Updated: April 5, 2010, 4:57 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
I wonder what's worse for a fantasy baseball owner in the first week of a new season: seeing a young player he expects big things from struggling, or watching his youngster ride the bench for half the games, then having to decide whether to wait before cutting him. In the case of the Colorado Rockies' outfield, where a tantalizing batting average/speed guy such as Dexter Fowler appears ready for stardom, his fantasy owners couldn't have been pleased to see the young center fielder not starting in Monday's opener. Well, sorry to say this, but get used to it.

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