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Justin Verlander and Kate Upton

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Hottest Baseball Wives | 0 comments

Starring in Upton Girl. Is there any coincidence that right after news broke that Justin Verlander was dating MLB 2012 and Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton, that Verlander goes out and gets trashed, giving up 5 runs in one inning in the all-star...

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Week 14 Two Start Pitcher Rankings

Posted by on Jul 2, 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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Come Back Soon

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

Pitchers Andrew Cashner and Drew Pomeranz may have been sent back to the minors, but I wouldn’t give up on either of them yet.   Andrew Cashner The Padres thought enough of Andrew Cashner to give up Anthony Rizzo for him. Cashner took over the set up role in San Diego and when called on to close, he failed to convert on any of the 4 save chances that the Padres gave him.  So, when Eric Stults went on the DL, Cashner was actually called on to start an early June game, despite the fact that he hadn’t thrown more than 30 pitches in any outing this year. It’s not that unusual, however, for Cashner.  He was as starter in the Cubs minor league system before Chicago figured his high 90’s fastball, that sometimes reached the 100 MPH club,...

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Fantasy Knucklehead: What to do With R. A. Dickey

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

If you knew R.A. Dickey was going to have a big year in 2012, you are either a psychic or you’re simply not telling the truth. Coming into the 2012 season, Dickey had a lifetime won-loss of 41-50 and an ERA above 4.00.  And, in every season since Dickey debuted in 2001, he had spent at least part of the year in the minors.  And, at age 37, and a knuckleballer at that, its doubtful that Dickey went too high in your draft. Dickey’s not knuckling under this year, however.  He hasn’t allowed an earned run in the past 42.2 innings.  He leads the MLB with 11 wins, and he has allowed only 21 walks in 14 starts.  Those stats go along with an ERA of 2.00.  He also leads the MLB in strikeouts with 103.  Over his last...

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Beachy is Peachy

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

In less than four years he has gone from an undrafted college infielder in 2008 from Indiana Wesleyan to the pitcher with the best ERA in baseball.  After this week’s shutout of the Marlins, Brandon Beachy lowered his already microscopic ERA to 1.33.  Beachy is only the third player in Braves’ history with a sub-1.50 ERA after making at least 8 starts (the others being Greg Maddux and Buzz Capra).  In addition to leading the majors in ERA, he ranks second among big-league starters in opponents’ OBP (.232), behind only Matt Cain.  Beachy’s WHIP is at 0.93 and opponents are hitting just .173 against him. Not a bad pickup for a 2012 fantasy baseball manager.  I guess you can see now why we had Beachy as one of Top Sleepers for 2012. Undrafted, Unknown, Unhittable Beachy is not doing...

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Swinging Around The Rogers Centre with Yu Darvish

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

When we came out in preseason touting Yu Darvish thanks to watching YouTube videos of his pitching in Japan, many of you were skeptical that Darvish would rank as high as the 15th best pitcher in the league. So, we decided to see for ourselves and crossed the border to see Darvish pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 30.  Darvish’s performance, much to the delight of the largely Asian audience, was superb and Yu ran his record to 4-0 on the year and his ERA dropped to 2.18.  Based on Darvish’s 2012 stats, at least so far, Darvish is living up to our expectations.  The only ding on  Darvish has been his control.  His 17 walks in 33 innings contribute to a less than stellar 1.42 WHIP on the year.  The key for Darvish is that...

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