What to Do About: Slow Starts

There he is, folks. The phenom known as Pedro “El Toro” Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is also my fantasy third baseman. I picked him in the hopes that he would build off of his solid rookie campaign (he hit .256 with 16 homers and 64 RBI in 95 games), and also continue to…

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Fantasy Shockers: Really, Lance Berkman?

Ok, I’m all for redemption stories, as can be seen by my posts about Bartolo Colón, Russell Branyan and Freddy Garcia. What I don’t like, is when i say that a player is all washed up and finished… and he hits nearly .400 in the first 5 weeks of the season.

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Ted Williams: Biggest Jerk Ever

Ted Williams is one of the better known baseball players of all time. His Hall of Fame career with the Red Sox included two Triple Crowns (leading the league in batting average, home runs and rbi), 6 batting titles, 521 home runs and being the all-time leader in on base percentage. He also won two…

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The Anti-Nolan Ryans: Worst No-Hit Pitchers

Hopefully everyone knows who the man in the above photo is. If you don’t, it’s alright… I’ll tell you. That is Nolan Ryan. Known as one of the best (and most intimidating) right-handed pitchers of all time, this tough native Texan spent 27 seasons toting the rubber for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston…

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Redemption Song: Freddy Garcia

I really meant to write this piece before the season started because I believed Freddy could be a solid contributor, not only to the Yankees, but to your fantasy teams as well. However, I am kind of glad I got too busy and had to wait, because now I have actual in-game statistics from this…

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Explaining the Obvious: Using DL Slots

Some things are inevitable, and there is nothing you can do to stop them. Jimmy Rollins, for example, could do nothing to stop this pitch from hitting him in the face. This leads us to another inevitability… players on your fantasy team will get hurt. Not every player on your squadron will spend time on…

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The Four Faces of Manny Ramirez

There’s something telling about this picture right here. It was taken on Tuesday, Feb 1st, 2011, when the Tampa Bay Rays introduced a couple of former “idiots,” Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez. Manny flashes his typical light-up-the-room smile while Rays Manager Joe Maddon (in the suit, hello) beams with pride, expectation and admiration at his…

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The Art of Trading and Add/Drops

It’s day 5 of the regular season, and already people are getting antsy with their fantasy baseball rosters. One bad start, or a few bad games at the plate, can get you throw right off a team nowadays. Unless, of course, you want to win your fantasy baseball league. I have learned this the hard…

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Opening Day is Upon Us!

Hello Fans Just a few notes on the most glorious day of the year… – Curtis Granderson is in the lineup for the New York Yankees. Looks like his oblique is all better, or at least good enough to give it a shot.

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