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Johan Santana, the Mets trade, and fantasy baseball hype

Posted by on Jan 30, 2008 in Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Your man BatBoy BeeZee jumped the gun a little bit on the whole Erik Bedard to Seattle deal. Johan Santana, however, is officially on his way to the Mets. Obviously, this is a great move for the Amazin’s… and a good move for Santana, also. Anyone doubting him for his 2007 campaign should stop. Santana struck out 235 and his ERA was only 3.33. The only downside was the amount of losses he suffered (13). That has more to do with the Twins’ talent than his ability. Statistically, the guy is still the most dominant pitcher of the last four years. Santana’s fantasy value is currently riding a perfect storm. He jumps from the AL to the NL, which will improve his ERA and strikeouts. He goes to a team that will provide run support, which leaves him more...

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Mets Optimistic on Santana

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

The New York Mets have to be pleased with the progress made by Johan Santana.  Santana turned in an impressive performance in Wednesday’s Spring Training game against the World Series champion Cardinals as he dueled Jake Westbrook.  Santana pitched 6 innings, struck out 6, and did not walk a batter. World Series hero David Freese was so flummoxed by Santana’s pitching that he threw his bat…twice.  Santana’s fastball nestled into the 86-88 range and one time hit 90, but velocity has never been Santana’s game anyway.  It’s his off-speed repertoire that gets people out. Santana missed all of the 2011 season after having shoulder surgery in September 2010.  Back in 2010, when the Mets were still considered competitors in the now much stronger NL East, Santana notched a 2.98 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.  That compared to his career marks...

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What the Twins Got in the Santana Deal

Posted by on Jan 30, 2008 in Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 1 comment

We all know what the Mets got when they acquired Johan Santana this week.  They got baseball’s best pitcher.  And, the Phillies and MVP Jimmy Rollins are now looking up at their arch rivals again regardless of who Jimmy thinks is the team to beat.  Johan is now with one of the best teams in MLB; in the Senior Circuit, he now has the ability to face a pitcher every nine at bats. Hence, Santana’s already lofty draft position in fantasy baseball is now even greater. But what did Minnesota get besides getting rid of a salary that the small market Twins knew they would not be able to afford after this season? Carlos Gomez is the player that fantasy managers will be  happy to pick up with a low round pick in deep leagues.  Gomez played the role of defensive...

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Superstar Injuries Mean Hitting the Free Agent Pool

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s been a tough day for fantasy baseball first round draft picks.  It all started with Roy Halladay who went on the DL on May 29 with shoulder soreness and will be out for 6 to 8 weeks.  The best shortstop in the game, Troy Tulowitzki, went on the DL on May 31 with a groin strain.  And, the best fantasy baseball player in the game, Matt Kemp, went on the DL on June 1 with a left hamstring injury. So, where do you look for free agent pickups now that you need to store Halladay, Tulo, or Kemp on your minor league roster until they get off the shelf? Fantasy Baseball Replacements for Roy Halladay Wade Miley, Arizona Diamondbacks — The 25-year-old Wade Miley was the most added pitcher in Fox Sports fantasy leagues this week.  And, why...

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Week 4 Two Start Pitcher Rankings

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Are you two-start pitcher streaming? If not, you’re likely missing out on a great opportunity to increase your weekly strikeout total, win total, log more innings pitched, and potentially lower your team ERA and WHIP in head to head leagues that allow daily lineup changes. Some leagues don’t allow such activity by limiting the number of player adds you can make each week. However, if you can find a loophole in your league settings and add/drop pitchers all season long – you’re going to have a great chance to win the whole thing come September! For the fifth consecutive season, we will be tracking two start pitchers to make sure you always win your pitching categories. That way, if you consistently lose strikeouts each week – you can find someone who can help you in that category in a...

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