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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 leagues allow for teams to return some or all of its players for the following season.  So, just like in real baseball, the contenders might be willing to trade a part-time player or Triple-A up-and-comer for a grizzled veteran that can help you win NOW.  Do I hear Derek Jeter’s name being mentioned as trade bait in your league? One...

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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 and David Einhorn competing in major poker tournaments. It’s far less usual for a trader to quit Wall Street to become a professional gambler. But it does happen. Take the story of former Nomura Securities trader Joe Peta. Shortly after being hit by a car he was laid off, as he was recuperating he started working on a strategy for...

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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 awesome thing happening in Chris’ life. If you’re into that kind of thing, you can read more about Chris and Jill’s wedding here.  There’s also a bunch of wedding pictures here compliments of the DJ.  And, finally, what a great video that was produced in honor of their November, 2011 wedding.  Here’s a picture of the happy and great looking...

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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 year than the longest average game–a record set in 2000.  Less than a month into the season and we all seen it far too often.  Whenever there is a close play, the manager trots very slowly out to talk to the umpire in question.  In some cases, the manager doesn’t even trot; he, kind of, walks.  This is all designed...

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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 me to print it here and I gladly agreed to publish his unique and moving story. by  Bob Bentz Habana, Cuba – Along with my Cuban host from the casa (a “casa” is a private home that hosts tourists), we walked from Habana Vieja (Old Havana) up the street to the Parque Central where the taxis would be waiting for...

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