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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Depending on the fantasy league, outfielders may be taken all lump sum or specifically by position. I prefer to look at outfielders by position just in case. Left field has had its fair share of changes in the past year. According to NFBC, Ryan Braun will be eligible in right

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

As we approach the end of the infield positions we see by far the weakest position on the diamond offensively. That being said, there are a number of young shortstops that are making the game exciting. Nearly twenty years ago it was Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra. The

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

A wise man once said that you should always go with the devil you know over the devil you don’t know. Apparently, the early drafters in fantasy baseball don’t agree at the second base position. We can see two players that have virtually no experience at the big league level

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Time flies when you are having fun, and contracts go berserk when you aren’t paying attention. The New York Yankees will pay Tanaka 155 million dollars over the next seven seasons, and it will cost them a combined 175 million after the posting fee. That is a combined 25 million

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Sunday that they have agreed to a contract with Matt Garza. The base deal is for four years and 52 million dollars, but early reports are that there is an option year that will kick in if he meets certain performance incentives. The signing marks

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Anyone that has been paying attention to the two series on ADP (including Brett Talley’s series) already noticed the discrepancies between the two. His are based on what we would call projections. Some projections are more accurate than others, but all of them would agree that projections amount to speculation.

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Last time, we took a look at how total run index (TRI) compares with the average draft position for catchers. Of course, what makes life harder is that the NFBC rules are not necessarily the rules you will play under. As we saw, a couple of players that likely will

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

Average draft position (ADP) is one of the most valuable tools in a fantasy player’s arsenal if they know how to use it. Our own Brett Talley has already looked at the catcher position, but it is always a good idea to keep looking back. After all, ADP is an

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Jim Johnson
Fantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

In the last article about relief pitchers I didn’t pull any punches as to how I feel about the closer role. It gets that much more dicey when you add holds to the conversation. The long and short of it is that relief pitchers are not treated like other position

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Fantasy BaseballTotal Run Index

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I hate closers. Of course, I don’t hate any individual that happens to be a closer. It isn’t their fault that the game has gone out of control as closers are concerned. This isn’t a new diatribe on my part, but

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