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Royals Have Unfair Advantage in Game 7

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Baseball News | Comments Off on Royals Have Unfair Advantage in Game 7

It just doesn’t seem right to me. The San Francisco Giants are at a disadvantage for tonight’s 7th game of the 2014 World Series.  Why?  Because it’s being played in Kansas City: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals. This is just one of those things that doesn’t make sense to me that the All-Star Game decides home field advantage for the World Series.  Sure, I get it.  There was a stupid tie in 2002 at Miller Park and then Commissioner Bud Selig came up with the idea of making the game count.  Sure, it counts for about half of the teams that feel that they have a legitimate chance to be in the World Series at the season’s midway point. But, it’s gone too far in my opinion.  An exhibition game should not decide home field advantage in...

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Week 9 Two Start Pitchers

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in 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 third consecutive season, we will be tracking two start pitchers to make sure you always win your pitching categories. That way, if Felix Hernandez continues to winless deep into the month of June – you’re not screwed. Below you will find each...

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Week 1 MLB Power Rankings

Posted by on Apr 14, 2010 in Baseball News, Baseball Power Rankings | 0 comments

Fantasy Baseball Dugout is proud to have one of the six voting spots in Yardbarker’s Blogger Poll for MLB Power Rankings 2010. In addition to providing our insight on ranking each MLB team 1-30, we also monitor the AL West each week and drop a little insight on each team. See below for our week 1 rankings. All the links below point to our team archive pages. Our analysis of each AL West team is also spread throughout the post. A couple things have changed since last week, but the Yanks and Phils remain 1-2. I try not to let the top teams move too much when there’s such a small sampling of games. Now some sprinkle: Bay Area baseball is bubbling to start the season – the Giants are up 8 spots from the preseason rankings, the Oakland...

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Strasburg, Chapman Debut

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Sunday marked the debut of two future fantasy baseball superstars. Stephen Strasburg made his long awaited debut for the Harrisburg Senators in front of a standing-room only crowd of 7,877 in Altoona.  Strasburg pitched 5 innings and struckout 8 Curve hitters (I wonder if they swung at “curves”?).  Strasburg also gave up 4 hits, walked 2, and had 1 earned run and 4 runs allowed. Strasburg started slow, but then began to dominate.  At one point, he retired 7 straight Altoona hitters; 5 were by strikeout.  His second inning was 8 pitches–all strikes.  One of his sliders caused a Curve hitter to back out of the box, only to see the pitch nip the corner and an embarrassing third strike. Strasburg, who signed for $7.5 million plus 4 years at $15.1 million during the off-season out of San Diego State,...

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Final Spring Training Cheat Sheet

Posted by on Apr 3, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Below is our fourth and final review of the top three hitters and pitchers in each standard 5×5 fantasy baseball category during 2010 Spring Training. Judging a hitter or pitcher on Spring Training performance is difficult because both hitters and hurlers tend to face some competition that won’t make an Opening Day roster. Spring Training stats can be useful in discovering who might breakout in the upcoming season or which rookies can make an impact when they are called up later in the year. In the case of sluggers like Mark Teixeira or Ryan Howard, Spring Training numbers just reinforce the notion that they are warm weather superstars – guys who dominate during the summer months and are notorious slow starters because they play in a four-season climate. Any thoughts on how spring training can positively or negatively affect...

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