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Nationals Recall Future Closer

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

The Nationals have recalled their minor league ace and his name is NOT Stephen Strasburg. Drew Storen, the tenth overall pick of the 2009 draft, has been added to the Nationals roster replacing reliever Brian Bruney.  Storen wanted to jump straight to the Majors last year out of Stanford University, but instead Storen quickly rose through the minors eventually ending up at Double-A Harrisburg.  This year, Storen went 9.1 innings in Harrisburg and 7.1 innings at Triple-A Syracuse with a combined 1.08 ERA this year before getting the call on Sunday. There is no doubt that the goal in Washington is for Storen to be its closer.  That job, however, is still safely in the hands of Matt Capps.  Nats’ skipper Jim Riggleman said that Storen will be used “anywhere from that sixth inning to the eighth.”  Washington’s resurgance...

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When Will Washington Get Its Nationals Treasure?

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

The circus came to Syracuse tonight in the form of Stephen Strasburg.  And, for one night, Syracuse became a baseball town. The Syracuse Chiefs game against the Gwinnett Braves was a sellout. “We are thrilled at the fan response to this game,” said Chiefs general manager John Simone. “We can only hope that fans will react in a similar manner to his future starts.” Strasburg’s arrival in Syracuse was greeted as something just slightly less exalted than that of a messiah. The Chiefs’ public relations department issued some 30 media credentials — or about five times a normal game night — and the overflow crowd of 13,766 was the largest recorded in the 135-year history of baseball in Syracuse. After tonight’s performance, the big question is:  just how many more starts will Strasburg have in Syracuse? With Washington playing surprisingly...

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First Ladies of Washington Baseball

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Hottest Baseball Wives | 0 comments

Read an article about the Washington Nationals’ wives.  It mentions that none of the Washington Nationals wives are destined for being one of the Hottest Wives in Baseball. That’s pretty rude. We think the Nationals wives are quite...

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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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