When should you start taking things seriously?

This is my ESPN Insider column for the week.

For some of us, it's been an agonizing season so far, hasn't it?

Last week, the following was posted on the message board here at RonShandler.com:

"After one week, Eric Thames (pictured) was doing well but Brandon Belt was a free agent. Seeing a chance for an upgrade, I picked up Belt for $36 of FAAB and dropped Thames. After a week of home runs, I put in a bid to get Thames back, but another team got him for $225. I feel like the Ubaldo . . .

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