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Ryan Braun is about as valuable as it gets in fantasy baseball. But is he better than Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout? Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steve Paluch.
Barring some unforeseen circumstances, the top three players drafted in the overwhelming amount of fantasy drafts this season will be Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Miguel Cabrera. Or will it be Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and Ryan Braun? Or Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun and Mike Trout?
Well, you get the point. I’ll say right now that I believe this should be the Top 3, without question. But in what order?
The cop-out answer to this debate is to say that you’ll be lucky if you end up with any of these three studs. That’s not a false statement, but let’s really break this down (in alphabetical order) to see what order you should draft these guys in.
The Brewers’ left fielder is an absolute stud in all five fantasy categories. He’s gone 30-30 in each of his last two seasons. Heading into 2012, there may have been some do...
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Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun will play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic, the five-time All-Star told 1250-AM WSSP in Milwaukee on Monday.
Braun, who batted .381 in six games during the 2009 WBC, told the radio station he's already preparing for this year's event. Team USA will begin training in Phoenix on March 4, a few weeks after the Brewers...
Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun is up for an honor of a different kind.
Braun is one of seven players up for fan vote to grace the cover of the video game "MLB 13: The Show" for Sony PlayStation 3 and PS Vista.
Sony is letting the fans decided the game's cover player for the first time ever. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia, Pittsburgh...
Reliever Mike Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract.
The deal with the 34-year-old left-hander, which had been agreed to on Dec. 28, allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performances.
Gonzalez had a 3.03 ERA and no record in 47 games last year with Washington, holding left-handed hitters to a .179 batting average. He has a...
No bullpen took more losses (33) or blew more saves (29) than the Brewers’ relief unit last season. A total of 18 different relievers pitched to a combined 4.66 ERA, the worst mark in the big leagues. Unsurprisingly, GM Doug Melvin set out to remake the team’s bullpen this offseason, and that process started by jettisoning Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Veras, Manny Parra, Kameron...
It’s pretty odd that PlayStation is making a guy who became the first guy to win the American League Triple Crown since 1973 plea for your votes to be on a video game cover.
It’s also odd that they had him do it in Spanish.
Tomorrow the polls officially open and the voting begins to find the next cover athlete for MLB 13: The Show. If you’re not familiar with MLB: The Show, it’s highly regarded as one of the best sports game franchises around bringing you as close to the diamond as you can get without actually being in uniform and playing for your favorite team.
Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen...
David Denson, a 17-year-old first baseman from South Hills High School in California, recently put on a display that left agents and scouts drooling on themselves and had to turn the heads of power hitters like Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera and L.A. Angels Josh Hamilton. Participating in the DPL Baseball Power Showcase at Marlins Park, [...]
Here we present 5 things that every baseball fan should resolve to do this year. The key to these is that they are feasible without needing really hard to get tickets; we’re not presenting “Attend World Series/All Star Game” or “Meet Mike Trout”. Every fan can do each and every one of these with a little vacation from work and travel funding.
1) Attend a game of the...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron continues, in 2013, to analyze as much baseball as he did in 2012 — which is to say, all of it. In what follows, specifically, he analyzes the part of baseball concerning the recent signing by Texas of Lance Berkman. Also: center field in Texas and who’s playing it. Also-also: how Mike Trout is projected to have an eight-win...
And by ten things to get excited about, I naturally mean ten baseball things to get excited by 2013. Otherwise the list would be full of things like "surviving the winter without contracting the black death" and "awaiting Fast and Furious 6."
That said, with winter still gripping us and baseball season still oh so far away, what are the things that will keep...