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NBA Finals Game 2 Highlights

r/NBA For the first time in NBA history, the NBA Finals started with two overtime games.  Somehow, someway, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, without Kyrie Irving.  This is just the 4th loss all year the Warriors have suffered at home, including the playoffs.  Some people are questioning the officiating of last night's contest ...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Pickups of the Week

View image | gettyimages.com Catchers Francisco Cervelli (18% owned Yahoo) Cervelli is hitting .331 on the year with a .396 OBP, the best amongst starting catchers. With only 1 home run, he's not going to hit for power but he will keep your team average up and score some runs on a good Pirates team. He's hitting .375 in June. J.T. Realmuto (2%) Realmuto is finally starting...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Call Up Carlos Correa

View image | gettyimages.com The Houston Astros have called up Baseball America's #4 prospect, SS Carlos Correa.  This move is made possible so soon by a Jed Lowrie injury just 18 games into the season.  Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar have played SS for the 1st place Astros in Lowrie's place.  Villar hit .317 in May with 5 doubles, but Gonzalez hit just .250 Correa...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

7 Fantasy Baseball Bats Less Than 50% Owned in Both Yahoo & ESPN

View image | gettyimages.com Trevor Plouffe Twins 35% Yahoo, 44% ESPN I was willing to trade Todd Frazier because I added Plouffe off waivers.  His 10 RBI over the last 14 days is tied for 3rd (if you include Chris Davis as a 3B) among third basemen, behind Nolan Arenado and another guy on this list, Middlebrooks.  The Twins offense is scorching hot right now and...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields ROS BABIP

View image | gettyimages.com .286 BABIP for a guy like Delino DeShields is unreasonable. He's one of the fastest guys in the league, his Baseline BABIP should be well above .300 as he can turn groundouts into infield singles.   Looking at batted ball data, .315 is what I calculated his expected BABIP to be going forwards.   DeShields has 13.6% infield hit%. League...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Pitchers to Add Making Two Starts in Week 10 (6/8-6/14)

View image | gettyimages.com With leagues limiting moves, so fantasy owners do not stream their way to victory, picking up two start pitchers is crucial in fantasy baseball.  Here are some options that are most likely available in your league, that can give you two starts next week.  Do not be afraid to add them this weekend if you have an extra move or two available and...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Finals Game 1 Highlights

r/NBA   The Golden State Warriors got off to a SLOW start, but played as a team to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, in overtime, in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, 108-100.   LeBron James scored 44 points and the Cavs may have lost Kyrie Irving for the series in the loss. Timofey Mozgov looked great and Tristan Thompson cleaned up on the boards, grabbing 15 rebounds, 6 offensive...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Get To Know Him - Peter O'Brien

View image | gettyimages.com Could it be Peter O'Brien time in Arizona? The Diamondbacks just traded Mark Trumbo, leaving the team with a hole in the outfield and O'Brien is tearing up AAA pitching. Sounds like a perfect fit, right? O'Brien ranked 2nd in our Top AAA Hitters Rankings In 49 games this year in AAA, O'Brien is hitting .339 with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Trumbo Traded to the Seattle Mariners

View image | gettyimages.com The Seattle Mariners have acquired power hitting outfielder Mark Trumbo from the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a 6 player deal.Mark Trumbo along pitcher Vidal Nuno will be shipped off to Seattle in exchange for catcher Wellington Castillo, pitcher Dominic Leone, infielder Jack Reinheimer and outfielder Gabby Guerrero.Trumbo will add a much needed bat...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Stanley Cup Simulations

Pixel_Me_That - Reddit r/Hockey Using NHL 15 on the PS4, we simulated the Stanley Cup Finals and we wanted to share the results with you.  For the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks can call themselves Champions. Chicago went on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4 games to 2. The Chicago Blackhawks figured out a way to slow down the Tampa Bay Lightning offense, and...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings Wednesday

View image | gettyimages.com Joey Gallo had a historic debut with the Texas Rangers last night, hitting a two run homer in his 2nd AB, driving in 4 runs and being a triple away from a cycle. My Favorite batters by position, based on success against pitcher: Catcher: Buster Posey - There aren't too many catchers who can hit like Buster Posey. At just $3,900 you can't go...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Golden State Warriors Built a Winning Franchise

Official Warriors TumblrThe Golden State Warriors were coming off 12 straight losing seasons before Don Nelson took over as the teams Head Coach in 2006-07 and lead the team to a 90-74 record  over two seasons with a playoff appearance.  Their first since the 1993-94 season, when Don Nelson was the coach.  A backcourt of Baron Davis and Monta Ellis led the team to a 4...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Leadoff Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Having a reliable leadoff hitter is important once a game. But these guys also get the most opportunities at the plate so you better make sure that guy can hit in any situation as well as being a spark plug in the 1st inning. Every team has a different approach with their leadoff hitter, some managers just slot their fastest player at the top of...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Even with Chris Carter hitting just .177 and playing first base everyday, the Houston Astros have won 30 games. They can't really move him to DH because Evan Gattis and his .218 BA are there. At least Gattis has 10 home runs and 30 RBI. Carter has 7 homers and 24 RBI. Jon Singleton is stuck dominating AAA pitching until the Astros figure something...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Starting Pitchers

View image | gettyimages.com Eduardo Rodriguez made his MLB debut last night and pitched 7.2 shutout innings against a red hot Texas Rangers lineup.  He struck out 7 batters and allowed just 3 hits while walking 2.  The Red Sox acquired Rodriguez in the Andrew Miller deal last summer.  What a steal!  If Rodriguez had made that same start in AAA, he would be ranked 2nd...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New Rotoderby Contests!

Rotoderby is offering amazing prizes for the month of May!  A $100 entry will get you into the $1,750, Grand Slam.  Catch is, it's a 20 team pool and first come first serve!   If you miss out on that action, there is a $300 winner take all Gold Derby for an entry free of just $19.  For a $9 entry fee, you can win $140.  Gameplay All teams compete on just 3 stats: HR...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - First Base

View image | gettyimages.com Paul Goldschmidt has returned from a season ending injury in 2014 to another hot start, hitting .329/.440/.611 with 12 HRs and 38 RBI in 46 games.  Adrian Gonzalez has swung a hot bat as well in 2015, owning a .341/.417/.628 slash that has led to 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 35 RBI.  All-Time Greats - Catchers   But compared to the All...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings Wednesdays

View image | gettyimages.com We are starting a new trend here on We Talk Fantasy Sports, and it's called DraftKings Wednesdays. I've been joining daily games (free entries) on DraftKings over the past few weeks, and found myself doing fairly well. I figured I would throw some cash into my account and see if I can win some real money. So every Wednesday I will be write about that...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Has The Dodgers Offense Gone?

View image | gettyimages.com The Los Angeles Dodgers offense ranks 10th in batting average, 8th in runs scored, 2nd in home runs and 2nd in on base percentage, however you would never know that based on how the team has played this past week. Over the last six games, the Dodgers have scored just 3 runs. That's 3 runs and 34 hits in 54 innings. LA is 2-4 over that span.If it wasn...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball's Luckiest Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Earlier we focused on those MLB players with the worst luck to begin the season, looking at LD% and BABIP.  Now we look at those around the Majors hitting lots of fly balls, and still owning a BABIP above .300. There have been just 27 players since 2010 that finished the season with a FB% greater than 43% and a BABIP over .300. 15 of those happened...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseballs Most Unlucky Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com The following is a list of players in the MLB who are hitting line drives in more than 20% of their ABs, but have a BABIP below league average. These are players that you might want to consider holding onto if you own them, or trying to acquire on the cheap as their luck could change, soon....hopefully!  Jason Kipnis has hit his way off this list...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football RB Stock

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Brett O'Brien, and this is my first piece over here at We Talk Fantasy Sports. Most avid fantasy players agree that good running backs are a major key to victory and the Running Back Carousel was in full effect this offseason. Here are some of the key RB moves over the past few months and whether their stock is on the rise or on the way down...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - Catchers

View image | gettyimages.com Stephen Vogt and Russell Martin are off to a fast start and fantasy baseball owners are loving it!  Martin was the 11th catcher selected (17th round) in Yahoo leagues, while Vogt went 15th (21st round), even with his mutli-position eligibility.  Vogt is hitting .307/.413/.605 with 9 home runs and 30 RBI, scoring 20 runs, while Martin is slashing...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Finals - NBA 2K15 Simulation

The Atlanta Hawks won 3 out of 4 meetings against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA regular season. Paul Milsap was their best player in all 4 games as he averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the series while shooting 55% from the field. DeMarre Carroll who will have the job of guarding LeBron James, averaged 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 48% from the field...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Quality Starts vs Wins

View image | gettyimages.com If your fantasy baseball league still has Wins as a category, it is time to have a league meeting.  The W is sometimes not earned and can EASILY be taken away from a starter who had a phenomenal outing, or even handed to your closer that just blew a save!Below are the top 30 pitchers, according to our scoring system, and shows the difference between...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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