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Bear or Bull: Giancarlo Stanton, M.I.A. Marlin

Entering the 2016 season, there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Miami Marlins superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Pitcher-friendly Marlins Park underwent renovations to move in and lower the outfield fences. One of the greatest hitters in MLB history, Barry Bonds, was hired as the team's new hitting coach. His supporting cast was largely constructed of players...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bossman Junior

Bossman junior sounds like the name of a main guy you have to fight right before you fight the real main guy at the end of a level in some 1980's Nintendo game. He's not exactly the boss, but he's harder to beat than any other enemy in that level. Melvin Upton Jr. claims that his name change had nothing to do with getting a fresh start or trying to change his luck after two piss...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Gets His Jolly Rogers On The U.S.S. Mariner

Gerrit Cole's start yesterday -- 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.78 -- wasn't the most impressive start.  *walks around, shaking people out of their slumber*  Hey, what's going on, guys and five girl readers?  Was it the opening sentence?  Okay, so Gerrit Cole didn't look as good as, say, Dylan Bundy over five innings.  Cole looked solid, salt-of-the-earth, lumberjack...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Double Duff

I just couldn’t help it, it was staring me right in the face. As I was going through the options for tonight’s slate and eliminating the ones that I have zero shot at rostering (Adam Wainwright, Archie Bradley) I kept looking at Duffey and Duffy as options and the double dose of Duff alliteration potential was too much to pass up. Danny Duffy and Tyler Duffey are more than...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Index: Miguel Cabrera

As we move through the diamond (in reverse) we come to find some commonalities between players that should not have been put in the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Index is similar to other systems in that it attempts to distill the effects of time and place. One of the pitfalls of looking at traditional numbers is that many of them are what could be referred to as opportunity statistics...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Breaking Down the Aroldis Chapman Trade

The New York Yankees officially traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs Monday, a trade that many anticipated would happen. It had long been known that the Yankees were taking calls on Chapman, and that whether or not they were waving the white flag this season, he seemed to be the odd man out in the Bronx. This comes as no surprise, considering Chapman is a free agent...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Melvin Upton Jr. from San Diego Padres

The Toronto Blue Jays added some key depth to their bench when they acquired San Diego Padres outfield Melvin Upton Jr. in exchange for minor league pitcher Hansel Rodriguez. The move marks another in a long line of moves for the Padres this season as they have managed to barter off a number of veterans this season. The move was the second significant move the Blue Jays have made...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Chill Out With The Iceman

This week's most added fantasy player, Cleveland Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin (51.5% owned; +33.1% over the past week), isn't like the majority of the most popular fantasy players to be plucked off of the waiver wire throughout the course of the MLB regular season. Despite being a mid-first round pick out of Texas A&M in the 2012 MLB draft, he was never really considered to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

RCL Update: The Week That Was, Week 16

The prospects are coming, the prospects are coming!  What fun the end of week 16 brought.  I, for one, was so excited that I happened to catch the news on Twitter of Manuel Margot being pulled in the 4th inning of his game that I totally whiffed on the David Dahl news.  Turns out Manny Margot just had a bum foot...awesome.  Now these Hippos are almost entirely Dahl-less in the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Bettis Can’t Play The Trumbone

If I were to have asked you prior to the start of the season, who would lead the majors in home runs on July 26, you probably would have said, "Harper, Stanton, or Bautista." Hey, all of those are fair names. In fact, Encarnacion, Frazier, or Arenado would have made great choices as well. But, would any of you picked Mark Trumbo? Highly unlikely. It appears as though Trumbo is the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: “I Was Trying To Get 3 Augustus Gloops, But I Kept Losing!”

We're back with an all new "GREY GREY GREY! ... and JB" Podcast, where Grey again struts his stuff like he's the **** of the walk. On today's show we discuss the Chris Sale situation, Aroldis Chapman getting traded to the Cubs, and two huge prospects making their debuts on Monday night. Then we get into some flavor-of-the-week pitchers like Tyler Skaggs and Sean Manaea, as Grey...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: July 26, 2016 – DraftKings & FanDuel Analysis

Below we’ve got breakdowns for each game of Tuesday’s 15-game evening slate on DraftKings and FanDuel along with player rankings, and a projections/research chart. Any discussion of a hitter’s stats date back to the beginning of 2015 unless otherwise noted. Game Breakdowns Rockies @ Orioles Manny Machado’s price and SS eligibility continue to call to me. He’s come out...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis As Cub: Same Cheese, Thicker Crust

In 1906, the Cubs won a major league record 116 games.  In 1907 and 1908, the Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships.  Anticipating a third championship in 1909, a young, enterprising Chicago man bought up all the toilet paper in Chicago, planning on selling the toilet paper back to the celebrators for twice the amount of money for their ticker tape parade.  The Cubs...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Acquire Aroldis Chapman From New York Yankees

The first major trade of deadline week went down this morning when the Chicago Cubs dealt a group of prospects to the New York Yankees for Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs will be sending top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, reliever Adam Warren, and outfield prospect Bill McKinney. Obviously, the deal will have a tremendous impact on the pennant race and on your fantasy teams. Let...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arnold Schwarzenegger Stars In Junior 2: The Guerra Story … And The Top 100 Starting Pitchers, Week 17

When you have to tell people your favorite team's ace is a 31-year-old rookie, you kinda make a face like Arnold Schwarzenegger right there...  It's as uncomfortable as a dude getting pregnant!  But for a rebuilding team, I guess nothing is inconceivable after all! As an unabashed Brewers homer, and owner of the REL Brewers where I have to own a certain amount from my parent...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Week 16 Two-Start Pitchers

Christopher Morais A fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing one. Most pitchers see the mound once every seven days, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important to look for players pitching twice and exploit favorable matchups if they exist. With that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Report: Even Miranda Is Adding Hamilton

Today is the first time that I can look at Billy Hamilton and say, "now is the time if he was available in a league I was in, I would add him."  Chances are some ****** canoe has been sitting on him all year, playing him sporadically and reaping the semi-benefits of him.  Watching him recently and correlating that into his last nine games, he has 9 stolen bases and looks to be...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: This Young Cheeze Is Aging Like a Fine Wine

Aaron Sanchez, $10,300 vs San Diego, has been great over his last six games limiting offenses to less than 2 runs, 6 hits and 2 walks over 40 innings. The 24 year old former closer has been the Blue Jays Ace this year going 10-1 with a 2.87 ERA to go along with his 108 Ks. Even more intriguing is that he's doing all of this in the AL "Beast" going up against some of the toughest...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hall of Fame Index: Jeff Bagwell

Every once in a while I love to indulge myself. So, instead of focusing on a current player that might or might not be in the Hall of Fame, I’m going to focus on a local hero that has been on the outside looking in for several years now. Jeff Bagwell watched his teammate and friend Craig Biggio get inducted into the Hall of Fame. This is despite the fact that his credentials are...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Outfield Risers and Fallers

Riser: Christian Yelich – Yelich has the eighth-best wRC+ among outfielders over the last 30 days, and he’s been absolutely killing it in July: .377/.410/.610 with six doubles and four home runs. Yelich is currently in the middle of his third-best power hitting streak of his young career, and his .176 seasonal Isolated power is far-and-away the best of his career, too. He’s...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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