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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Thankfully, the Jeffrey Loria era is about to come to an end in Miami. Baseball’s bulimic franchise is about to gain some stability. At least we hope the new ownership group (whoever it may be) will bring some stability to south Florida. Like with real bulimia, the baseball version causes

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We used to run a similar feature in seasons past and I thought we would give it another try. The concept is generally the same except I’m giving the feature a position specific bent. This time we will focus on fantasy catchers and hope that we will find enough to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry through no fault of our own. Sometimes, there are poorly laid plans that go awry and we end up benefitting in the process. The Rockies offseason plan was less than optimal for many reasons. This was particularly true on the fielding end of

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the more controversial topics in all of sports is the subject of tanking. Obviously, the commissioners of the various sports all want to employ their own methods to keep it from happening and it seems to be more prevalent in baseball than any other sport. There are a

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Not only did the Cubs win the World Series last season, but they were the best team in baseball hands down. In the 100 plus year history of the World Series, very few teams have actually led the big leagues in runs scored and allowed the fewest runs in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Braves entered SunTrust Park this past week and everything they had done for the previous two seasons led to that moment. They went through a couple of painful seasons where they purged some of their payroll. This offseason they began to add some of that payroll back by adding

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The importance of fielding can often be seen in the best and worst teams. Perhaps, it is even more obvious when we look at the disappointing teams. No team disappointed in 2016 as much as the Arizona Diamondbacks. It ended up getting the general manager fired. Two consecutive general managers

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Jurickson Profar
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The 2016 Texas Rangers were a statistical anomaly. Their Pythagorean record came in at a paltry 82-80, but they finished at 95-67. That is plus 13 wins for the math impaired. They were plus five games the season before. This is where your perspective dictates how we move forward. Positive

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Fielding Is an aggregate game. Hitting and offensive performance is a lot easier to track and often more fun. We all know Yoenis Cespedes can get on a tear and watching him do it is a blast. Watching a superlative fielder is a lot more subtle. Every hitter gets to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Blue Jays have dominated the AL East over the past couple of seasons and most people attribute it to their great offense. Why not? They had Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin, and Troy Tulowitzki. What’s more, they still have most of those guys this season. You

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