The baseball season is almost at the halfway point. Hopefully your fantasy baseball squads are all in a position to contend for a title in the second half. If not, why not engage in a fantasy football mock draft to take your mind off of the baseball season? I recently did so, and am currently [...]
Now that big-time prospects like Anthony Rizzo, Dustin Ackley, Mike Trout, Domonic Brown, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer have made their debuts in your fantasy baseball leagues in 2011, I'm already waiting for the next call-up that can have a major impact. Although I don't own him anywhere (yet), many of you already have Desmond [...]
Looking for an obscure arm that can help your pitching ratios? If so, look to Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Jeff Karstens; he's owned in just nine percent of Yahoo! leagues and seven percent in ESPN leagues. I know, you're still wondering who Karstens actually is. The reason why he's not even a small blip on most [...]
In case you didn't notice, Edinson Volquez is back starting with the Cincinnati Reds, and he didn't give up any runs or walks in the first inning versus the Chicago Cubs Tuesday. As a Volquez owner, I was pretty shocked about that, and bummed I didn't have the guts to play him. His final line [...]
Joakim Soria is no longer being called the Mexicutioner, but he has been killing his fantasy baseball owners this year. The 27-year-old Mexican native is sporting a 6.55 ERA, a 1.68 WHIP and has 19 K's in 22 innings. The most troubling stat, though, is his five blown saves - and three in the past [...]
The San Diego Padres are quickly becoming sellers, and although we're not even in June yet, the end-of-July trade deadline will be here before you know it. One problem: the Friars don't exactly have many players that other teams are coveting. Except for one: Heath Bell. San Diego (20-30) is fading away (7.5 games back) [...]
Ryan Zimmerman (abdominal surgery) has been on the shelf for a while and David Wright (stress fracture in back) just landed on the disabled list this week. Is Alex Rodriguez the next hot-corner inhabitant headed to the infirmary? Third base was an extremely shallow fantasy position coming into the year, so there aren't many options [...]
After the Kansas City Royals called up their top prospect, Eric Hosmer, last week, I'm beginning to wonder when the next big-name youngster will receive his chance in The Show. In fantasy circles it's hard to resist the urge to roster all of these promising youngsters because of their tantalizing upside. We've seen it plenty [...]
I came into 2011 (and still hold out hope) thinking that Travis Snider was ready to break out and approach a 30-homer campaign. After all, he left the yard 14 times in just 82 games a year ago. Despite a tough wrist injury last year, he was able to bounce back and displayed his power [...]
Despite earlier reports saying that the team would go to a closer-by-committee, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly came out to say that Jonathan Broxton is still his closer. J-Brox hasn't been himself this year in Dodger blue, despite saving five games; he has surrendered two homers and his command and velocity are suffering. The [...]
The National League West served as the revolving door for big-time prospects this week. The San Francisco Giants sent Brandon Belt packing for the minors Wednesday, while the Los Angeles Dodgers called up Jerry Sands for his major league debut Tuesday. Belt was struggling (.152-1-4) in 52 at-bats, but feasting on Class AAA pitching should [...]
This past week in major league baseball could have a trickle-down effect into the lower levels of the sport. The main topic at hand: Head-first slides on the base paths. Sadly enough, the head-first slide could be on its way to becoming extinct in the near future. Serious injuries to Rafael Furcal (thumb), Josh Hamilton [...]
If you haven't run to your nearest hospital to undergo an appendectomy yet, you clearly aren't keeping up on today's hottest trends. I mean c'mon, all the big power hitters in baseball are starting to do it. First it was Matt Holliday last week, now Adam Dunn. What are you waiting for? Unlike previous baseball [...]
What are your preseason predictions on the eve of Opening Day 2011?
Kendry(s) Morales is off on the wrong foot to start the season, but I'm choosing to look at the bright side of him starting the year on the DL (probably because I own him in two leagues).