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Mark Teixeira Consolation Prizes

Posted by on Jan 1, 2009 in Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Consolation prizes were handed out last week following Mark Teixeira’s signing with the New York Yankees. Apparently if you lost out on Tex, you were required to use the money needed to sign him on some pitching with varying degrees of talent. Every team that was in the bidding war for Teixeira made moves for pitchers between Christmas and New Year’s. Luckily, we are not so hungover today that we can’t break down what every move means for your fantasy baseball drafts in 2009. Brian Fuentes becomes an Angel: The Angels lost K-Rod and Tex, but they got Fuentes. In 2008, Fuentes didn’t hold the closer job all year, but still managed to log 30 saves in 67 appearances. There’s no question Fuentes becomes a solid second closer in fantasy baseball now that he’s on a team like Anaheim....

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Fantasy Baseball Effects of the Mark Teixeira, Angels Trade

Posted by on Jul 30, 2008 in Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

The first major trade post All-Star break went down on West Coast time last night. The Anaheim Angels’ personal ad “Desperately Seeking Slugger” was answered by the Atlanta Braves in the wee hours of the morning, and first baseman Mark Teixeira is on his way to LA. Tex, who was dealt to the Braves exactly one year ago for catcher/first baseman Jarrod Saltalamacchia and four minor leaguers, is on his way to the Angels in exchange for first baseman Casey Kotchman and minor league pitcher Steve Marek. Last season, the trade to the Braves lit quite a fire under Teixeira. In 54 games with the Braves last season, he batted .317 with 17 home runs, 56 RBI, and 38 runs scored. If fantasy baseball owners can get that type of production out of Tex down the stretch this season,...

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First Place Yankees Face Brutal Second Half Schedule

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Baseball | 0 comments

The New York Yankees find themselves with the best record in baseball, having won three out of games since the second half of the season started. With a record of 55-34, the Yanks maintain a comfortable 8.5 game lead in the American League East over the surprise Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees good first half was fueled by several key players including All-Star keystone combination Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano, both who are hitting over .300. Outfielder Curtis Granderson leads the team with 25 homers, which is second in the American League. First baseman Mark Teixeira leads the Bronx Bombers with 61 rbi’s, good for fifth in the league. These four hitters have been hitting the tar out of the ball, as if they’ve been using ATEC pitching machines in batting practice. The Yankees pitching staff is led by upstart Ivan Nova...

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Chicks Dig the Infield Shift

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Infielders | 0 comments

As more baseball managers employ the defensive shift, it could have a profound effect on some of your favorite fantasy baseball players. The Increased Use of the Shift in Baseball and its Effects on Fantasy Baseball Joe Maddon never has been a traditional manager.  Remember, this is the guy who once intentionally walked a man with the bases loaded! But, this year, it’s getting a little nutty in over-achieving Tampa Bay.  The New York Times ran a story last week that detailed the shifting prowess of Maddon — a manager that has shifted his defense more than 150 times already this season, including 29 times in the opening series against the Yankees.  Maddon shifts his defense whether the other team is hitting righties or lefties.  He shifts his defense whether his team is playing the best teams in the...

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2011 Busts, 2012 Superstars

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

This post was written and contributed by Kellen Hunter. Picks for 2012 During the fantasy baseball draft, nothing quite beats the thrill of getting the most in-demand players on your roster. If you’re serious about your team, you spend hours poring over predictions and stats, making your picks and setting your lineups. But sometimes, a player that looks great on paper just fizzles on the field. That pick that was such a coup during training camp turns out to be an albatross that brings down your whole team… Just like some of these 2011 fantasy baseball must-haves who turned out to be duds: Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota Twins Players returning after injuries are always risky, and Justin Morneau is a textbook case as to why. The once consistent hitter hit only four HRs in 2011 and had an average...

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