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Tigers Acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Red Sox for Rick Porcello

The Boston Red Sox are the Los Angeles Dodgers of the American League.  Continuing to alter their roster, Boston has agreed to trade Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for starting pitcher Rick Porcello.  So the Red Sox traded Jon Lester, for Rick Porcello...they are having an interesting offseason. Jon Lester Signs with Cubs View image | gettyimages.com Cespedes...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Defensive Players to Target in Fantasy Basketball

See below for a rundown of well rounded glue guys with solid defensive production. These players are fairly reliable options depending on your needs. Streaming is key in H2H leagues and people often neglect defensive stats in roto leagues. The second part of this article outlines games played in H2H playoffs. Still a bit early to think about the playoffs but definitely something...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Trade Wade Miley to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are desperate for pitching, so what do they do?  Trade two to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Wade Miley!  Trading Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster for one Miley seems like a strange trade to me, but its happening! The Red Sox couldn't bring back Jon Lester, who signed with the Cubs. Red Sox sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez View image | gettyimages...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Trade Howie Kendrick to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins for Andrew Heaney, and the flipped the young pitcher to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Howie Kendrick.  Kendrick will play 2B opposite Jimmy Rollins at SS.  The Angels then traded for Josh Rutledge of the Colorado Rockies to fill the void at 2B.  This has been one wild MLB Winter Meetings! Dodgers send...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade Matt Kemp to the Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to trade OF Matt Kemp, C Tim Federowicz and $30 mil to the San Diego Padres in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal, pitching prospect Joe Wieland and another prospect.  Kemp is still owed $107 mil, including that $30 mil from LA, through 2019.  Kemp played in 150 games last season, after averaging just 90 games over the two seasons prior. Dodgers...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade Dee Gordon to Marlins

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made another trade, this time they sent Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Andrew Heaney.  The Dodgers also sent Dan Haren to Miami and Enrique Hernandez, Chris Hatcher and Austin Barnes are on their way to LA.  Rumor has is that Dan Haren will retire.  View image | gettyimages.com Gordon (26) will most likely hit leadoff...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Traded To The Los Angeles Dodgers

It's been about a week since the Los Angeles Dodgers knew they were losing Hanley Ramirez to the Red Sox in free agency, and they have found his replacement. The Dodgers have made a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for Jimmy Rollins. #450620440 / gettyimages.com Rollins who is now 36 is in the final year of his contract and is due $11 million for 2015. He only hit .243...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Denard Robinson Done For The Year

The Jacksonville Jaguars will finish the final three games of the year without their starting running back Denard Robinson. Robinson is dealing with a mid-foot sprain and the Jags will shut him down for the remainder of the season. #460114128 / gettyimages.com Robinson finishes the year with 135 carries for 582 yards and 4 TDs.  In weeks 7,8 & 9 Robinson went over 100 total...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Anderson to Start at QB, Cam Newton Released from Hospital

Cam Newton was in a car accident yesterday and spent the night in hospital.  He was diagnosed with two transverse process fractures.  Newton has been released from the hospital, but the Carolina Panthers will start Derek Anderson at QB this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  This is terrible news for Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen owners still in the fantasy football...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Signs With Chicago Cubs

Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a 6 year $155 mil deal.  Lester joins Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel, Travis Wood and Kyle Hendricks in the Cubs rotation. Any time a pitcher moves from the American League to the National League, it is considered a good thing.  Max Scherzer is the next pitcher on the list to get a big, long-term contract.  Expect a lot of action...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero Traded to the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamonadbacks have a greed to a trade that will land catcher Miguel Montero in Chicago.  Montero will split catching duties with Welington Castillo.  Montero own a .256 BA against righties, and just .198 vs LHP.  Castillo hit .301 against lefties and just .216 vs RHP. OFFICIAL: #Dbacks acquire right-handed pitchers Zack Godley and Jeferson Mejia...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel to Start at QB for Cleveland Browns

After an embarrassing loss to Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (yes, the Colts are a better team but the loss was brutal), Mike Pettine is finally making the switch at QB from Brian Hoyer to Johnny Manziel.  In that loss, Hoyer set a Browns record no one ever wants to be associated with: Brian Hoyer is first QB in Browns franchise history with 3-straight games with 0 pass...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign David Robertson

The Chicago White Sox continue to have an excellent offseason, this time adding closer David Robertson to a 4 year, $46 mil deal.  They have also added Jeff Samardzija via trade with the Oakland Athletics, and signed Adam LaRoche and Zach Duke.  Robertson leaves the New York Yankees, after they signed Andrew Miller to a 4 year, $36 mil deal.  Last season, Jake Petricka lead...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Acquire Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija is headed back to Chicago, but this time he will join the White Sox.  In return the Oakland Athletics will get Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt and possibly more.  Semien will be the A's opening day shortstop. Samardzija joins Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi, and John Danks in the White Sox rotation. Chicago also added Adam LaRoche this offseason and...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Trade Brandon Moss to the Indians

The Oakland Athletics continue to retool their roster, this time trading Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for Joe Wendle.  Billy Beane sent Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays just a few days ago and Jason Hammel, acquired from the Cubs with Jeff Samardzija for Addison Russell, was not re-signed and returned to Chicago.  Samardzija is also heavily involved...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Winter Meetings Live Blog

The MLB offseason has to be one of the best in all the major sports. We have already seen Nelson Cruz, Billy Butler, Didi Gregorius, Andrew Miller, Josh Donaldson, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Jason Heyward, Shelby Miller and more change uniforms and there is still plenty of action ahead. This is one of the most important times for franchises looking to make a big time...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ellington Placed on IR, Kerwynn Williams Rushes for 100 Yards

The Arizona Cardinals got off to a hot start but have since seen Carson Palmer and Andre Ellington suffer season ending injuries.  In yesterdays win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Kerwynn Williams led the Cardinals with 19 touches and 100 rushing yards.  He was fresh off the practice squad.  Ellington had not rushed gained 100 yards rushing this season.  Stepfan Taylor and...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Premier League Week 15

Good day, readers! After that midweek slate of games, I have given myself an extra day to process everything, and thus am posting on Friday, to equip all of you with the fantasy knowledge to ace the quick turnaround. Injuries! First of all, Newcastle’s Tim Krul has missed the last two games, and he will continue to be out until Boxing Day (the day after Christmas for those out...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Sign Andrew Miller

The New York Yankees and RP Andrew Miller have agreed to a 4 year $36 mil deal!  Does this signal the end of David Robertson, who is a free agent, as their closer?  Most likely.  But will the Yankees hand Miller the job just because of his large contract?  Or will Dellin Betances be the Yankees new closer?   Miller started last season as a member of the Boston Red Sox...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears WR Brandon Marshall Out vs Saints

The Chicago Bears lost to the Dallas Cowboys last night on Thursday Night Football, and will be without WR Brandon Marshall next week against the New Orleans Saints.  Marshall suffered two broken ribs and injured his lung in the loss.  Jay Cutler and fantasy owners may lose Alshon Jeffery to double coverage, which could lead to even more targets for Matt Forte and Martellus...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Didi Gregorius in 3 Team Deal

The New York Yankees have a new shortstop, and his name is Didi Gregorius.  Good luck kid!  Derek Jeter retired this past season, after spending the last 19 seasons as the shortstop position in the Bronx. The Yankees will send Shane Greene to the Detroit Tigers who will trade Robbie Ray to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Gregroius, now 25, was acquired by the D'Backs in December of...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

16 Players to Target in Fantasy Basketball

One nice thing about playing in a fantasy basketball points league, is that it is easy to see which player, overall, has been the most valuable.  Now obviously, each league has a unique scoring system, but for the most part, all rankings should look very similar.  If you play H2H, you are more concerned about category specific players, that best fit your teams needs. Below are...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Name Brian Hoyer Starting QB

The Cleveland Browns head coach Mke Pettine made a tough decision today, naming Brian Hoyer the starting Quarterback for a Week 14 matchup at home against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.  Johnny Manziel finished last weeks 26-10 loss against the Buffalo Bills, leading the Browns only TD drive of the game.  The drive went 80 yards, and was capped off with a 10 yard QB...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Returns to OKC Thunder Lineup

Somehow, someway, Kevin Durant has rehabbed his fractured foot and is ready to play NBA caliber basketball.  This, just 4 days after Russell Westbrook returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup after recovering from a hand injury.  Westbrook dropped 32 on the New York Knicks, adding 8 assists and 7 rebounds in his return, in just 24 minutes! Fantasy basketball owners can only...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Fantasy Football QB Rankings

Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers were the best value picks at the QB position this fantasy football season.  In an 8 team 2 QB league, on average, they were the last 2 QBs selected as a starter.  Big Ben's stats are slightly inflated by back-to-back 6 TD performances, but he completed at least 20 passes in every start this season and gained 300+ yards 6 times.  Rivers threw...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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