The first month of baseball is in the books so we want to take a look at the biggest pitching surprises to start the 2012 fantasy baseball season. The biggest surprise is without a doubt the return of Bartolo Colon. Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy baseball playoffs 2010 is coming up quick. For teams that are still competing and looking to make the fantasy baseball playoffs this year, the following are some players that could help you on your quest for a fantasy baseball title in 2010.
For teams that are rolling along, this may not make much difference, but for teams that are crawling in or are having some injury problems, these players may help save your 2010 fantasy baseball season and give you the edge you need to get through the playoffs and into the finals. Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy baseball in 2010 has a couple of surprises to start the season and a couple of early season busts that are making owners contemplate dropping them for available starters. Although this may be a good thing for some teams, it’s not always the best case of the long run. Baseball is a sport of failure, and it owners have to be patient with their teams. Knowing that players will have hot and cold streaks from time to time, it’s best not to put to much on early season starts and if your player is on these list it doesn’t indicate that the season may continue in the same fashion. Read the rest of this entry »
Ed Wade, previously with the Phillies, is known to be a master at assembling a strong bullpen. Wade, presently GM for the Astros, has attempted to do the same in Houston. As soon as he took on the job, Houston Astros relievers like Brad Lidge and Chad Qualls were shipped out, and guys like Valverde, Brocail, LaTroy Hawkins and others came in.
Wade’s philosophy is pretty cut and dry. A bullpen is critical to a team’s success, but you never know who may fizzle out or go down to injury, so it’s important that your bullpen is deep and diverse. While this comes at an extra cost, it usually shields the team from adversity. Looking at this season, though, it seems like the payroll in Houston for the bullpen is quite high. Read the rest of this entry »
While we’re in the midst of a lag between baseball seasons, there’s been a considerable amount of action worth discussing. With a number of exciting names in the mix, this should come as no surprise.
Many signings during the winter can have a profound impact upon the season to come. After all, look at what the Yankees were able to pull off last season. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are like the millions of sports fans out there who just cannot get enough, perhaps it is time you considered joining a fantasy league. You have heard about them, but what is all the fuss? Well, for starters, you can find one to cover pretty much any sport you love. Yes, that is right: just about any sport. Golf, football, hockey, tennis, horse racing, soccer, basketball, racecar driving and of course baseball. Fantasy baseball leagues are all over the place. Read the rest of this entry »
Vintage stuff from John Lackey, who got his 100th ever win for the Angels. He allowed merely five hits and one ER, though it was based on an error by a teammate.
This provided the Angels with a much wanted win. The franchise had gone down in 2 of the first 3 contests in its meetings with the Athletics. Read the rest of this entry »
With the half way point quickly approaching, let’s take a look at some surprises so far this year, as well as some surprises to look out for. Fantasy baseball surprises come up all the time as players lose their jobs, new players gain jobs, and some players just get hot and cold. Adjustments have to be made to teams to stay competitive, but don’t react to hasty to every little report or injury to your team. A fantasy team’s chemistry is just as important with fantasy baseball as it is in the real world. There are times when owners just have to be confident that their players will turn it around and make the necessary moves to get back to where they are expected, but there are always surprises. Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy Baseball is starting to heat up, which means some fantasy baseball players are getting hot, and other fantasy baseball players are getting hurt. The following are some trends that could help your team as well as some players to watch out for in case you already have them.
Players Getting Hot:
- Juan Pierre – Has been tearing it up since Manny went out. He looks to be an every day producer while ManRam is gone so if he is available in your league and you need some speed and runs, this is a great pick-up now. Read the rest of this entry »
The first week of fantasy baseball is coming to a close and there are certainly some surprises as well as some old expected trends going on. The following is my week 1 fantasy baseball trends. One really big surprise and very sad is the passing of Angels Baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart. Since I reside in Anaheim, CA, this has been especially hard for me and some of the other members of this site and our hearts and prayers go out his family, the Angels, and all of the his fans around the world that his remarkable abilities have touched. Read the rest of this entry »
Angels Starting Pitcher Nick Adenhart Died in a car crash this morning in Fullerton, CA. He started last night’s game for the Angels and had a great game and was in a line for a major league win, until the bullpen gave up the lead and his win. He was a pitching prospect with a promisin career in front of him.