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Best Starting Pitching Staff - AL East

The American League East has been one of, if not the best, division in all of baseball for a long time now.  The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays have combined to appear in 13 World Series since 1990.  Don't worry Baltimore Orioles fans, your time is soon!  The division looks more competitive then ever in 2014.The Orioles added Ubaldo Jimenez...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Starting Pitching Staff - AL Central

The landscape of the American League Central is beginning to flip with the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals improving while the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins are "rebuilding."  Clearly the Detroit Tigers are still the team to beat in the AL Central.  The Tigers traded Doug Fister, while the Twins added Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in the off season.  The...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Starting Pitching Staff - AL West

The American League West is one of the more competitive divisions in all of baseball.  There is a ton of money spent in each off season to improve rosters but this off season, little was done to improve pitching staffs.The Athletics decided to let Bartolo Colon walk, adding Scott Kazmir and will own one of the youngest, yet very talented, pitching rotations.  We will hear...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Davis To Sign With The Clippers

On Friday the Orlando Magic and Glen Davis reached an agreement on a contract buyout, allowing Big Baby to become a free agent. Davis will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.Sources: Glen "Big Baby" Davis has decided to sign with LA Clippers once he clears waivers today at 5 pm ET— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 23, 2014The Brooklyn Nets were very interested in Davis...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz Signs With The Baltimore Orioles

With less than a month to go before spring training begins, Nelson Cruz has finally signed a deal. Cruz has agreed to a 1 year deal with the Baltimore Orioles, worth $8 million.Nelson Cruz and #Orioles agree 1 year $8 million contract. Incentives. Physical tomorrow. http://t.co/HYcrrq0OLb http://t.co/qylSSdXKTK— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) February 22, 2014This is a...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rockets Trade Aaron Brooks To The Nuggets

After losing Nate Robinson for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and trading Andre Miller to the Wizards, the Nuggets desperately needed depth behind Ty Lawson. Luckily for Denver, the Houston Rockets have too much depth at the point guard position.Denver will send swingman Jordan Hamilton to Houston for point guard Aaron Brooks.The Nuggets have agreed to send Jordan...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal Traded To The Bobcats

Two of the least talked about teams in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats, made a trade today, swapping around some quality guards.USATODAYThe Bobcats bring in guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour while sending guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien to the Bucks, a person with knowledge of the trade told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nuggets Trade Andre Miller To The Wizards

It was only a matter of time before this happened, but the drama has finally ended in Denver. Andre Miller has been traded to the Washington Wizards in a 3-team deal, that also includes the Philadelphia 76ers.Via ESPNThe Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers completed a three-team trade Thursday that will send disgruntled point guard Andre Miller to the...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacer Acquire Evan Turner

Despite owning the best record in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers made some noise before the trade deadline as they acquired Evan Turner from the Philadelphia 76ers. This move was made as Indiana knows they are bound to face the Miami Heat to reach the NBA Championship. The Pacers will also receive Lavoy Allen, and they'll ship Danny Granger to Philadelphia.Via CBSsportsYahoo...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers Send Spencer Hawes to Cavs

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Earl Clark, Henry Sims and two 2nd round draft picks in the upcoming draft.  This further proves the Sixers have no intent on winning any more games this season.  It could also mean that Nerlens Noel is near ready for a return?The Cavaliers have to be the worst franchise ever.  Even...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors Trade for Steve Blake

With the Warriors trying to upgrade their bench, they have made a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire point guard Steve Blake.Golden State's Bazemore and Brooks are on the way to the Lakers as part of the Blake deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2014In return the Lakers will get guards MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings trade Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets

Let the trading season begin! With about 24 hours left until the trade deadline, the Nets and Kings have made the first splash.According to SIThe Nets have agreed to trade guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans to the Kings in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton, according to multiple reports.NBA.com  and Yahoo Sports both reported Wednesday that a deal has been reached,...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Back to Basics: Draft Strategy 101 Part 2

We’ve mostly talked about hitters so far, but 50% of our fantasy stats are obviously going to come from pitchers (at least in the vast majority of leagues).  However, these pitchers who provide half our stats are only going to occupy about 30%-40% of our fantasy roster.  This leads to an important question for formulating draft strategy: how do we value pitchers to maximize our...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer - Least Valuable Fantasy Basketball Player

In 46 games for the Chicago Bulls this season, Carlos Boozer is shooting 45% from the field, knocking down 77% of his free throws and has scored 680 points while grabbing 398 rebounds.There are exactly 100 players on ESPN Fantasy Basketball owned in at least 80% of leagues that have played in 35 games this season.  Ranking them based on the categories played in my league (FG...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS Fantasy Baseball ADP Mock Draft

Understanding when to draft certain positions is the key to a great fantasy baseball draft.  This mock draft is based on CBS ADP, creates a 10 team league and requires each team draft the following roster:1 Catcher 1 First Base 1 Second Base 1 Third Base 1 Shortstop 3 Outfielders 3 Pitchers 1 CloserWhen a team was up to selected and it would have created an invalid roster, players...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Everth Cabrera or Andrelton Simmons?

Once the top 3 or 4 shortstops are drafted, it's always a crap shoot. Do you want speed and no power? Or do you want some power and a low average? That's what we get here with Everth Cabrera and Andrelton Simmons.Before being suspended 50 games for using performance enhancing drugs, Everth Cabrera was leading the National League in stolen bases. In 95 games, Cabrera was very aggressive...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Tackles the Gay Issue in the NFL

Talk about brave. Talk about a bold move. Talk about being comfortable in your own skin. You would be talking about Michael Sam. Just weeks ahead of the NFL Draft, Michael Sam, the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year from the Missouri Tigers announced that he is gay.I give the kid a lot of credit, he took a huge risk but it was more important to him that people know who he is,...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Signs with Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies signed A.J. Burnett today to a one year $16 mil deal.  He joins Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick and most likely Miguel Gonzalez in the Phillies rotation.  Burnett resurrected his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates the last two seasons going 26-21 with a 3.41 ERA.  This was following 3 rough seasons with the New York Yankees in which he was just...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Josh Donaldson or Brett Lawrie

Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie had different starts to their MLB careers but both were 1st round draft picks that were traded.  Donaldson was drafted 48th overall by the Chicago Cubs and traded just 13 months later to the Oakland Athletics in the Rich Harden deal.  His minor league career spanned 6 seasons before taking over the A's 3B full time.  Lawrie was drafted 16th overall...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Wasn't Too "Smart"

Ok, so Marcus Smart shoved a fan. Bad move. No matter how you spin it, it’s something he never should have done. But let’s just take a step back and look at the big picture before we label this kid Albert Belle.Yes, it was a bad moment for him. Poor judgment, loss of control whatever you want to call it. His team is struggling, he personally was struggling. He had recently kicked...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back: How Good Was Roy Oswalt?

For an entire decade, Roy Oswalt was synonymous with elite pitching.  Outside of his rookie season and the 2003 season, Oswalt proved healthy and started at least 30 games.  From 2001 until the 2010 MLB season, 7 pitchers started more games and only CC Sabathia & Roy Halladay won more games.  He only struck out 200 hitters in a season twice ('02, '04) but Roy Oswalt finished...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Back to Basics: Draft Strategy 101

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy that will automatically win you any league.  Any strategy can be effective if enough research is put into it, the right picks are made, and the team is actively managed throughout the season.  I’ve seen leagues won with all sorts of different draft strategies and management styles used to construct and run the team, but they almost always...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Daniel Murphy or Jedd Gyorko

Daniel Murphy and Jedd Gyorko are complete opposite hitters.  Murphy's ability to make contact has led to a very low strike out percentage and a top 10 BABIP at .315.  Gyrko on the other hand is build from the swing for the fences mode and as we all know, power is king in fantasy.  Both players have a place in fantasy baseball, but which player would you rather have on your...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Early Draft Day Values

With 2014 fantasy baseball draft season just about a month away, now’s a great time to take a look at some early draft values and start getting an idea of who the fantasy community as a whole is overlooking this year.  At this early juncture we don’t have reliable ADP data to look at, so I’ll mostly be using Yahoo’s top-250 rankings that were released about a week ago (a...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Mark Teixeira or Matt Adams

Mark Teixeira and Matt Adams are two big first baseman and with their size, comes a ton of power. Teixeira will be turning 34 in April and is coming off wrist surgery. Teixeira had the surgery in July and has not suffered any setbacks. It may take some time for Tex to get his wrist back to 100% but he will be ready to go come opening day. Adams who is just 25, will be taking over...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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