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Braves Trade Craig Kimbrel to Padres

View image | gettyimages.com The San Diego Padres continue to have the greatest offseason of all time, completing a complete roster overhaul in just a couple months. Just hours before the MLB sees its first pitch of the 2015 season, the Padres have acquired Craig Kimbrel and B.J. Upton (Melvin) from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, prospects...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Aces $1000 MLB Opening Day Freeroll

Spring Training is in full swing and Opening Day is right around the corner!  Make sure you sign up and join Fantasy Aces $1000 MLB Opening Day Freeroll!  2 starting pitchers! This will add more variance and strategy to fantasy baseball games and make for a better overall experience. Fantasy Aces format already adds great variance with the infield positions being flexible...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Predictions

View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the 2015 MLB season just a little over 24 hours away, I wanted to share with you my predictions for the season. Let's start with some awards. AL MVP - Mike Trout After finishing 2nd in the MVP voting two years in a row behind Miguel Cabrera, Trout finally won it last season. He's just 23 years old and last season he hit 36 home...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Suspended 80 Games

Bad news for the Minnesota Twins. After giving Ervin Santana a 4 year contract worth $54 million this offseason, they have learned he will be suspended for the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for PEDs. View image | gettyimages.com The Twins signed Santana to help out a struggling pitching staff. Phil Hughes, Ricky Nolasco, Tommy Milone and Kyle Gibson...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Points League Draft Recap

View image | gettyimages.com Owners target players and strategies in their home leagues every year, but I tried to go with a different strategy this year to compete in an 18-team points league. Pitchers are extremely valuable, and owners need an ace that can score 1000 points when Mike Trout will score 750 points or so. There are at least 15 starting pitchers that are projected...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball H2H Draft Recap

View image | gettyimages.com I participated in the We Talk Fantasy Sports draft last weekend, and I enjoyed the changes in categories for OBP and QS in a 12-team H2H league. I decided to draft the best bats available, draft closers to lower my WHIP and ERA, and try to take a chance on lower-priced starters to fill QS. It seemed like a good plan, but the statistics say that I did...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Option Rusney Castillo to AAA Pawtucket

BeGreen90 - Flickr The Boston Red Sox will begin their 2015 MLB season with Rusney Castillo at AAA Pawtucket.  Castillo was signed to a 7 year $72.5mil deal this past August out of Cuba.  This is good news for fantasy baseball owners who were waiting to see how the crowded Red Sox outfield would play out, but bad news for those fantasy owners who spent a mid round pick on the...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Justin Verlander to Start Season on the DL

Keith Allison - Flickr The Detroit Tigers will start the season without Justin Verlander as he battles a triceps injury. He is scheduled to pitch on April 12th, the Tigers 6th game of the MLB season so there is no need for any real concern, yet. Verlander has pitched 16 innings during Spring Training, allowing 6 home runs and has a 5.63 ERA. This has been a trend for Verlander...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Name Luke Gregerson Closer

The MLB closer carousel has begun, starting with the Houston Astros naming Luke Gregerson their closer, over Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek. All three pitchers had nice spring training stats and the Astros will be tough to beat with a lead late in games. PlayerERAGIPHERHRBBSOAVGWHIP Gregerson1.3576.2310160.1430.60 Neshek1.5066.0311150.1430.67 Qualls0.0065.2200030.1110.35 The Los...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - Shell Houston Open

Changing careers is hard work. If you've never done it, its something akin to assembling a model airplane with a blindfold - all the pieces are there, but putting them together just seems to come out wrong. Don't worry, I haven't quit my day job for the sweet, sunny shores of full-time fantasy golf writing (though one can dream). That fortunate for you folks, since the Surgeon General...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Anthony Rendon to Start Season on DL

The Washington Nationals are off to a bad start, and the MLB season has not even seen its first pitch thrown yet!  They will already be without two of their starting outfielders, in Jayson Werth and Denard Span and now Anthony Rendon will start the season on the DL and won't return until at least May!  Rendon has been battling a knee injury, that Dr. James Andrews confirmed...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Mock Draft - Final Four Edition

March Madness has come and gone and this weekend we will see Kentucky continue its run at a perfect 40-0 season.  Karl-Anthony Towns dominated Hampton with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but followed that up with 9 total points against Cincinnati and West Virginia.  He came back to life against Notre Dame scoring 25 points on 10-13 shooting.   Standing in their way will be Frank...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Shell Houston Open

The Masters is almost here and I, for one, am both excited and exasperated. Right now, there is about as far from a clear favorite as can be, with just one repeat winner this year and several of the biggest names in the sport have failed to display much in the way of brilliance. I'll walk you through a few here, so you can see what I'm saying. Justin Rose, a veritable stallion among...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Option Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to AAA Iowa

Many fantasy baseball owners were counting on Kris Bryant and spend a quality draft pick on the Chicago Cubs future superstar. Unfortunately for them, his rise to stardom has been pushed back a bit, as the front office has optioned him and Javier Baez to AAA Iowa. Bryant was crushing Spring Training pitching View image | gettyimages.com TEAMGABRHTB2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPSSpringCH...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Washington Nationals Outfield

Heading into the 2015 MLB season, the Washington Nationals expected to have Denard Span leading off playing center field, Bryce Harper playing right field and Jayson Werth manning left.  Injuries to Span and Werth have left the Nationals looking at an opening day lineup with Tyler Moore in left and Michael Taylor in center.  Span is out until at least May, recovering from...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - Twins Sign Phil Hughes

Prior to the start of the 2014 MLB season, the Minnesota Twins signed Phil Hughes to a 3 year $24 mil deal.  He had a record setting season in his debut, setting the Strikeout-Walk ratio record at 11.63.  Hughes beat out Bret Saberhagen (1994) and Cliff Lee (2010) as the only others to have a ratio of 10 or better.  Curt Schilling's 2002 season was the only other time a starting...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - Valero Texas Open

In what might be one of the best holiday combinations ever, today is both Pecan Day and Waffle Day. Both items are delicious and awesome in their own right, but put the Pecans IN the waffle and holy mother of God is it epic. While the correct pronunciation of the word pecan may be endlessly debated (here's a hint, its "pecan"), there's something undeniable about those weird, wavy...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Valero Texas Open

March is a great month for sports. There's March Madness, which is heading to into the Sweet 16, and Major League Baseball is deep into spring training, both on top of the NBA and NHL heading for their respective playoffs. Buried under all that sporting content is the run-up to The Masters, golf's most prestigious major. Sports fans, get to you couch, get out your beer, and for heaven...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

RotoDerby $29 for $15K

This MLB season, I will be following 10 players EXTRA carefully, thanks to RotoDerby. Selecting 6 infielders and 4 outfielders from a pool of 129 players is not that easy when you are limited to 220 home runs from last season, aka your salary cap. There is truly no formula in selecting players, but you need to understand the scoring system. All teams compete on just 3 stats: ...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - East Region

As the 2 seed last year Villanova failed to make the Sweet 16.  This year, a better team and a 1 seed, the Wildcats will look to make a Final Four run, but will most likely have to face a Rick Pitino led Louisville team in the Elite 8 to get there.  Nova has not lost since January 19th, and has 8 wins against tournament teams since then.   View image | gettyimages.com ...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - West Region

Wisconsin is sitting pretty with the #1 seed in the West region, largely thanks to Frank "the tank" Kaminsky. You have to imagine the rest of the West will do their best to take Kaminsky out of Wisconsin's game plan, meaning guys like Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes will really have to step up for the Badgers. To reach the Final 4, Wisconsin will likely have to beat North Carolina and...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - South Region

Duke is the 1 seed in the South Region, and they also feature the potential #1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in Jahlil Okafor.  But it will be the play of Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook in the backcourt that allows Duke to play Kentucky in the NCAA Championship game.  However, they have to go through either Gonzaga or Iowa State to reach the Final Four first. View image | gettyimages...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - Midwest Region

The Midwest bracket is host to the #1 team in the country, the University of Kentucky. This UK team might be the best and deepest team in NCAA history, as they are currently 34-0. They are led by two future top 10 and potential top 5 picks, 7 footers, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein. However teams like Kansas, Notre Dame, Maryland and West Virginia will make it their...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Are the Cincinnati Reds Putting Anthony Cingrani in the Bullpen?

The Cincinnati Reds won just 76 games last season, largely due to a Joey Votto injury and Jay Bruce hitting .217.  Their offense was near the bottom in most categories, saved from last by Todd Frazier, but the pitching staff was average to above average, thanks to Johnny Cueto having a Cy Young type season.  But instead of making changes to the offense, which they attempted...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - Arnold Palmer Invitational

I get it, I really do. Downton Abbey is a fine show and an interesting artistic effort to portray England's historical class system. But $40,000 to redecorate your office in a theme that matches the show? Using taxpayer dollars, no less! Look, I love golf and fantasy golf probably as much, if not more, than Mr. Aaron Schock of the Illinois legislature, but I don't know if I could...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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