Is Josh Hamilton worth waiting for?

Josh Hamilton had four multihit games and four extra-base hits in his first eight games. Bob Levey/Getty Images

Fantasy owners will be tempted to cut Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton now that he’s on the shelf for at least six weeks, and perhaps more than two months, with a thumb injury, but I think that’s a mistake. Sure, I can’t possibly know how many injured players your team is dealing with, and for standard leagues we get only one disabled list spot and three bench options. If you've got Clayton Kershaw, Jose Reyes and Aroldis Chapman, then yes, it’s going to be tough to keep Hamilton on your roster. But you really should try.