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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox pulled off the first major trade of the 2017 season when the White Sox agreed to trade starting pitcher Jose Quintana for minor leagers Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, Matt Rose, and Bryant Flete. The trade also marks the first significant crosstown trade between

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Third base might be the deepest position on the diamond. Some of you will be more surprised by the players not on the list than the ones on the list. Obviously, that will raise more questions so we immediately go to the methadology for coming up with the list. The

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Fantasy BaseballThe Hall of Fame Index

In continuing with the theme of the last several articles. The Hall of Fame Index demonstrates a few things clearly, but none more prominently than the fact that those that vote for the Hall of Fame don’t necessarily know a Hall of Famer when they see one. The whole notion

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The all-star break is always a good time to take stock of where everything has gone. Usually there is some drama as to where the awards go and there has been drama this season, but it may not translate into the awards themselves. This season has seen some players come

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We are used to looking at the best position player, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher on the fantasy market, but it is that time of year where everyone comes out with their list of all-star snubs. I’ll join in with the fun and pick one player at each position (plus

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As the season goes along, the demands of a fantasy player change. Real baseball is heading for the trade deadline and fantasy players have the same considerations. There are fewer and fewer surprises, so keeping track of who will surge in the second half and who will wane in the

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The Hall of Fame IndexUncategorized

I’ve released a few Hall of Fame Index articles and hinted around the whole idea behind the index in the first place, but rather than talk in the abstract it usually more instructive to bring up a concrete example I call the “Bobby Grich test.” The old guard in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We come to another edition of the weekly standard. There is a standard operating procedure in radio that assumes that the listening audience turns over every 15 minutes. We will do the same here and assume most of the people reading are new to the series. The idea is to

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We have brought you the catcher and first base positional rankings. Today we will bring you second base. The idea was to use a crude but unique statistic I like to call adjusted offensive value. It combines batting average with secondary average to emcompass everything a player does offensively. You

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Mike Zunino
2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

Everything old is new again and just in time as there have been some major changes to the catching landscape in fantasy baseball. Of course, major is probably an overstatement as two players were DFA’ed and one was sent back to the minors. Those players were long since dropped in

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