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Hot Stove Brings Hot Deals to Pitchers

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in 2016 Fantasy Baseball | Comments Off on Hot Stove Brings Hot Deals to Pitchers

  There’s no doubt about it.  David Price is a special pitcher.  A very special pitcher. So, when Price signed a 7 year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox, most baseball fans were only mildly shocked.  After all, Price’s price as a free agent was, well, priceless.  And, Boston could certainly afford the ace.  And, if Price continues to be as good as we all think, he can opt out in 2018 if $31 million per year isn’t enough to toss a baseball. Zack Greinke was another one with a stratospheric contract, but one that we all expected to happen.  Most of us, however, just didn’t expect the talented 32-year-old with the movie star looks to end up in Arizona–a team not known to play in the highest levels of free agency. The one that did shock most baseball fans, however, is the free agent signing of Jeff Samardzija who inked a five year, $90 million deal with the San Francisco Giants.  Samardzija was 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA last season with the White Sox.  Lifetime, Samardzija is 47-61 with a 4.09 ERA.  Not the kind of numbers that you’d think would net a pitcher $18 million per season. Samardzija’s signing  makes one wonder.  Is a #4 or #5 pitcher going to make...

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Let’s play ball: creating the perfect sports lover’s man cave

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Baseball | Comments Off on Let’s play ball: creating the perfect sports lover’s man cave

Let’s face it: if you love sports and your other half doesn’t, life can be tough. It’s tough on her because she’s sick of having her space taken over by you and your friends, sick of the noise and the lingering smell of fast food and beer. It’s tough on you because even when she’s polite about it, you know she’s annoyed and you can’t quite relax with that stress in the house. You want to have fun but you don’t want to damage your relationship. This is when you need a man cave. Sitting and sprawling In the perfect man cave, relaxation is something you can take for granted. This means you need really comfortable seating – a giant couch, beanbags you can move around to suit your social activities, and a hammock for dozing in. Reclining sofas are ideal, especially if they have lots of extra functions you can show off to your friends. Enjoying the game To maximize your enjoyment when you’re watching the game, you’ll need the biggest, best-quality screen you can afford. Building in a five-speaker surround sound system will make it feel almost as good as being there. Fix up some tier on tier shutters at the windows so that you can control light levels to create the...

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Cardinals’ Jhonny Peralta Cleaning Up

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cardinals’ Jhonny Peralta Cleaning Up

Though the rest of his team might be struggling to take advantage of the opportunities when they come, one Cardinal player has been coming up big when his team needs him most. Jhonny Peralta began Opening Night in a cleanup role playing against the Cubs’ Jon Lester, where he didn’t manage to produce despite runners in a scoring position at his first three times at bat. Yet he’s managed to reverse the trend during the last four games as...

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Royals Have Unfair Advantage in Game 7

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Baseball News | Comments Off on Royals Have Unfair Advantage in Game 7

It just doesn’t seem right to me. The San Francisco Giants are at a disadvantage for tonight’s 7th game of the 2014 World Series.  Why?  Because it’s being played in Kansas City: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals. This is just one of those things that doesn’t make sense to me that the All-Star Game decides home field advantage for the World Series.  Sure, I get it.  There was a stupid tie in 2002 at Miller Park and...

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Do Baseball Fans Have Skin in the Game?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Promotional Considerations | Comments Off on Do Baseball Fans Have Skin in the Game?

Sluggers Wanted at Caesars Online Casino! Even though it was 25 years ago, die-hard baseball fans likely remember when Pete Rose was banned for life because of his gambling.  This decision upset many baseball fans and some even say that it is time to lift this seemingly archaic ban.  Unfortunately, the MLB is known for their strict anti-gambling laws that many believe are unfair. Take A-Rod as a case in point.  In light of what is currently going on...

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Best Way to Prevent Late Season Lopsided Trades

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Promotional Considerations | Comments Off on Best Way to Prevent Late Season Lopsided Trades

The trading deadline has passed in MLB, but that often doesn’t stop the trading from happening in fantasy baseball.  In fact, from my experience, the trading deadline in MLB is the last day of July, but in many fantasy baseball leagues, you can make trades right up until the last day of August.  ESPN’s Standard Leagues allow trading through August 8.  After that, all you can do is move players up and down from your minor league squads. Many...

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Trading Bases: From Stocks and Shares to Bats and Balls

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Promotional Considerations | Comments Off on Trading Bases: From Stocks and Shares to Bats and Balls

At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking trading on Wall Street and professional gambling were essentially the same thing. Comparisons are easy to come by and speculatively buying and selling stocks based on the prediction that the price will either go up or down is, in some ways gambling, albeit on a different playing field. Many highly successful traders started out as professional gamblers and it’s not uncommon to see world famous traders such as Seth Klarman...

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Baesball’s Hottest Wives Nominee: Jill Davis

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Hottest Baseball Wives | Comments Off on Baesball’s Hottest Wives Nominee: Jill Davis

Gorgeous Jill (Meyer) Davis is the wife of Baltimore Orioles’ slugger Chris Davis. Jill is a former Oklahoma Sooners cheerleader and stands by her man.  She recently went on the Twittersphere to defend her man against all of those Yankee fans that were accusing Crush of using PED’s.     And, if you’ve had Chris Davis on your fantasy baseball team last year, you enjoyed a monster season with 53 round trippers!  Looks like 53 homeruns isn’t the only...

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Why I Hate Baseball’s Replay Challenge Rule

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in 2014 Fantasy Baseball | Comments Off on Why I Hate Baseball’s Replay Challenge Rule

It’s the biggest change in baseball since the designated hitter first debuted on April 6, 1973 and since the first night game was played May 24, 1935. It’s baseball’s new replay challenge rule and, while generally a move in the right direction, the way it’s currently used is quite simply, ludicrous.   Replay = Longer Games Games are already long and thanks to the replay challenge rule, games are only getting longer; games are actually 7 minutes longer this...

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Professional Baseball in Cuba

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Baseball | Comments Off on Professional Baseball in Cuba

An American in Baseball-Crazed Cuba A friend of mine recently made a trip to Havana in part to see a professional baseball game, but he got the surprise of his life when the local Cubans asked him to play in their baseball game the next day.  This is Anthony’s recap of that game and the next day when he got a chance to play the game he loves with other people that love the game of baseball.  He asked...

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