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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One of the peculiar things in professional sports is the pay structure involved. Most other businesses have established pay schedules or rules of thumb that govern what we get paid. In professional sports (particularly baseball) a player can be Hall of Fame worthy, but his pay early in his career

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

Excuse me while I get on my soapbox. Blogging is not a way to make a living, but it is a way to get out some frustrations and this piece allows me to get out some of mine. Here we go: batting average is dead. Let it die. Unfortunately, the

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Yesterday was one of those embarassing days for any writer. If anyone is supposed to be prepared it is us. Most of us write our material in advance because it has to run early on the east coast. Well, that little trick burned me yesterday when I started Justin Maxwell

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

It seemed like a match made in heaven. Pair Josh Hamilton with Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, and Mark Trumbo and you had the makings of an elite offensive force. The Angels certainly thought that when they gave Hamilton a five year deal for 125 million dollars. Though, as we have

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Note: This article was sent to press before the Astros announced placing Justin Maxwell on the 15 DL with a broken hand. Therefore, you should choose someone else as your third outfielder. If you haven’t caught onto the daily fantasy phenomenon then make sure you jump on the bandwagon at Draftkings. Now

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

Fantasy baseball and real baseball often coincide, but there are times like this when we are painfully reminded that what makes a good fantasy player doesn’t necessarily make a good player overall. The difficulty is that teams often get confused as well. The difference between conventional numbers and the more

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We turn our attention in the hold and fold series to another struggling starting pitcher. Things in Toronto were supposed to be a lot different this year. They added the likes of Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buerhle in order to vault themselves to the

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Yup, I’m back for another run of the daily fix. Unlike Wednesdays, Thursdays always present a special challenge in the daily fix, but that can be to your advantage if you plan ahead. Mondays and Thursdays are typically off days in the MLB schedule. Most teams will have one or

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

There is no dirtier word in sports than potential. Paul Bear Bryant once said that “potential means they ain’t done nothing yet.” That may well be true, but a fantasy baseball player ignores potential at their own peril. Admittedly, a part of potential means looking back beyond the last season,

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Welcome to another stirring rendition of the daily fix. Today, I will be playing the MLB $1K Moon Shot ($1000 Guaranteed). I hope to add to my solid winnings over the last couple of weeks. If you want to get in on the action you can go to DraftKings and

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