Found December 09, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
The Winter Meetings left us wanting, but that just sets us up for an even more exciting final few months leading up to Spring Training. Still, there were a few big transactions in the past week. Michael Young leaves Texas after 13 years with the team, Zack Greinke signed a record contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Josh Hamilton didn’t sign anywhere…yet. Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been talking about this past week on Baseball Professor: Oakland’s outfield was one of fantasy baseball’s biggest surprises in 2012 with Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick breaking out. We also took a look at whether Austin Jackson has what it takes to be a perennial .300 hitter. Mike Napoli signed with the Boston Red Sox before this week, but it took us until Monday to finally get our act together and analyze what the move means for his fantasy value. Our conclusion: Fenway’s no Arlington, but Napoli projects to get get a lot more playing time and that could mean a new career high in home ru...
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