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Speed Kills

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Baseball Gallery, Fantasy Baseball Infielders | 0 comments

Stolen Bases are Over-Rated in Daily Fantasy Baseball Leagues I don’t care what level of baseball you play or coach at, speed kills.  It puts pressure on the defense and forces errors.  It rattles pitchers.  It helps your team move runners along instead of waiting for the long ball. It’s equally true in fantasy baseball.  Pick up an unproven base stealer like Juan Segura or Starling Marte in the draft and you’ll likely be leading that category.  There is no other offensive stat where one player can dominate like the category of stolen bases. Recently, I read a great post at Fantasy Sports Leader (www.fantasysportsleader.com) that talked about stolen bases, especially in daily leagues where the point totals for a stolen base are usually equal to that of a double!  Fair?  Probably not, but you have to play the...

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Miami Massacre

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Two weeks ago, the Florida Marlins sent seemingly every starter it had on the roster to the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster trade for a package of prospects that has left many Marlins fans wondering what has happened to this franchise that was going to be an annual contender thanks to the snappy new stadium in the Little Havana section of Miami.  Commissioner Bud Selig approved the trade that sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto for Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechevaria, Jeff Mathis, and Henderson Alvarez and a bunch of guys you’ve probably never heard of. What the Marlins Got in the Blue Jays Trade Escobar, 30, will make $5 million next year.  He struggled at the plate last season with a .253 batting average and 8 homers in 608 AB’s. ...

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Breaking Down The 4 Bobbleheads On Dwight Schrute’s Desk

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders | 0 comments

The season premiere of the final season of “The Office” is scheduled to air tomorrow night, 9pm EST. Dwight Schrute’s desk on “The Office” features four bobbleheads – one self-serving, two Philadelphia Phillies, and one college basketball legend. We know you’re just dying to know what they are. Learn everything there is to know about the bobbleheads on Dwight’s desk AFTER the jump…  Dwight Schrute Desk Bobblehead No. 1: Dwight Schrute One of them is the Dwight Schrute bobble head, which was a gift from Angela Martin, whom he had a relationship in season two of the series. It depicts the character in a coat and tie with eyeglasses and the usual parted hair in the middle. Anyone who knows, and perhaps likes the character, would find it a good addition to his or her table. The bobble head...

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Fantasy Baseball Second Half Players to Watch

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

These fantasy baseball players are poised for a strong second half and can help your club down the stretch. Bounce Back Players These players are simply too good to not have a better second half than their first half of the 2012 season.  Look to pick them up if they are available in your fantasy baseball league. Carlos Santana, C-1B, Indians — Carlos Santana belted 27 homeruns last year so having only 6 thus far in 2012 makes one think he’s going to have a big second half of the year in the power category. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Royals  — Sometimes, a move in the lineup can help and that’s exactly what Ned Yost has done by dropping Erik Hosmer from the 3 spot to 6th in the Royals lineup.  With 42 homers over the past two seasons, Hosmer...

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Anthony Rizzo: How Much Longer Can They Keep Him Down?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders | 0 comments

If the other managers in your fantasy baseball league are asleep at the wheel, now is the time to pounce on  Cubs first baseman prospect Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo passes the marker this weekend on the date that prevents him from becoming a free agent one year earlier leading to speculation that Rizzo will join the Cubs on Monday at Wrigley when they host the Mets. Manager Dale Sveum, however, is not making any promises to Cubs fans who have little reason to continue watching their beloved Cubbies this year, other than the fact that they always seem to support their hapless club regardless of where they are in the standings. “He’s obviously coming soon,” said Sveum.  “We just don’t have a date on it.” Yeah, right.  Then, why has Bryan LaHair been playing right field recently? Rizzo continues to...

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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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