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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The new disabled list rules are wreaking havoc on fantasy teams. It’s one of those unintended consequences of what is likely a positive overall. Teams are less likely to allow an injured player to fester on the bench until he is healthy. Instead you get a healthy body so you

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Tanking is such a dirty word. No one truly loses on purpose. At least, no one purposely tries to lose that we know of. However, it is difficult not to look at the Padres record (15-29 going into the weekend), their payroll, and the moves they’ve made and come to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the great things about sports is that you can never predict the future. Unfortunately, fan of the Giants are witnessing the downside of that fact. As of this writing, they stand in fourth place in the NL West and that is only due to the struggles of the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Every organization operates differently even when they use data to support their moves. The Cardinals are a unique franchise because they have enough revenue to operate like a big boy, but they like to build their team through their farm system. So, most of their players are home grown and

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Admittedly, I took some flack last week for going with the obvious choices at first base. This feature creates an interesting conundrum. We can outthink ourselves by going for the under the radar choice when the obvious choice is well…obvious. On the other hand, if that player is owned in

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Most of the time, you want star players on your team. Stars obviously produce great numbers in their own right, but they also attract other players. Then, there is the marketing that goes along with those stars. Andrew McCutchen might or might not be a legitimate star, but he is

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the truths of using a zero-based system is that someone must be negative. Defensive runs saved uses a zero-based system and in that system approximately half of the regulars and half of the teams will be below zero. No matter how much we may like a team, player,

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we continue on with the 3x3x3 saga we move to first base where things are really moving and shaking. The key is to know which category to put guys into. Sometimes you may drop a guy that is simply slumping. Sometimes you may add a guy that is simply

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Mets have been to the playoffs in two out of the past three seasons, so they must be doing something right. Watching different teams reach the playoffs is a testament to the different philosophies that can succeed in the sport. Try as we might, we cannot dictate how a

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Brewers are embarking on a rebuilding project and they seem to be ahead of schedule because of some clairvoyant decision making. Both Travis Shaw and Eric Thames have paid huge dividends so far. David Stokes learned from the best in Houston, so it makes sense that he would be

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