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Offseason Overview Sports Illustrated predicted the Astros would win the 2017 World Series a few years ago and the Astros seemed to treat this offseason as if it was a moral imperative for them to do so. They added Nori Aoki, Josh Reddick, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran to a

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Chris Sale Fantasy Baseball
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We come to our next series as we approach the beginning of the season. This time, we are taking a look at starting rotations. Just like with the lineups, we are looking at past performance assuming the top five guys last the season. That last happened back in 2001 when

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The NL Central is the best division in baseball. There can be no doubt about that as the Cubs were the best team in baseball going away. The Cardinals and Pirates aren’t that far behind. All three teams were participating in a sort of arms race this offseason. It’s hard

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As we finish the lineup series we are reminded that data is a complex thing. The averages we see for the teams come over a three year period where many of the players were playing somewhere else at some point in the three years. So, putting them together doesn’t necessarily

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Fantasy baseball is an individual sport and most fantasy players choose to focus on individual numbers. That being said, there is a certain amount of synergy that comes from being on a good team. Being on a bad one can depress numbers more than we can probably calculate. That doesn’t

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We reach the end of the line for the AL lineup grades. Grading out lineups in January is often challenging because it is a lot like nailing jello on the wall. There aren’t a lot of major changes that happen at this point in the offseason, but the competitive balance

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As might have been predicted, the Baltimore Orioles brought back one of their major free agents when they signed Mark Trumbo to a three-year 37.5 million dollar contract. The move probably seems more significant at first glance since Trumbo is coming off of a 47 home run campaign, but as

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Edwin Encarnacion Fantasy Baseball
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Fantasy baseball is more or less an individual sport and baseball tends to be a one on one game, but there is a certain synergy that comes from being a part of a team. Players on a good team tend to perform better than players on a bad team. Furthermore,

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Matt Holliday Fantasy Baseball
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The offseason is more than half way through. From here, you get some last second changes, but most of the players have already found their new home. The big time players will go where they go regardless of what team they are on, but average players and even below average

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We have finally reached the end of our series. As we saw in the last piece, the gap between the best and worst starters on the list is pretty thin. As a reminder, we are ranking the pitchers within this group according to their three and five year averages in

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