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This article comes out every Thursday. In previous years it was updated rankings each Thursday, but weekly is too frequent for updates to rankings. Monthly seems more like the stick. And so ‘The Rubber’ will be an updated top 75 on the first Thursday of each month. These are designed

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The calendar has turned to May, but the same story lines keep coming through. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are on top of the division again like normal. Meanwhile, the so-called power division in the American League (AL West) is sputtering along. The big picture doesn’t necessarily

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

The first thing anyone notices when moving to the outfield is that there is a ton of depth. Whether it is quality depth or not is anyone’s best guess.  A lot of that depends on your definition of quality. For our purposes we are cutting off the position to 20

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

One month is already in the books. It seems only yesterday that the Astros and Rangers were opening the season on ESPN. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. If you’ve missed out on the fun of the first month, it isn’t too late to get in the game.

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2013 Fantasy BaseballAlan HarrisonFantasy Baseball

At this point, it’s safe to say we can do a decent job of evaluating our team’s strengths and weaknesses. The general rule-of-thumb encourages owners not to panic too early with regards to our stars, but now could be a good opportunity to try and acquire some runs as a

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

The National League shortstop universe is an interesting contrast to the American League version. Their collective total averages and batter runs are considerably better, but the median runs created total for the position was under 40 in the National Leagues. That can mean only one thing: there were a number

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Fantasy Baseball

Giancarlo Stanton has hit the DL with a hamstring issue. To add insult to that injury, he injured his hamstring on the last of five hitless at-bats. Couldn’t have tried to leg out an infield hit in the first, Giancarlo? Jerk… I won’t pretend to know how serious the injury

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We preach “practice excruciating patience!” Every year slow starters become an issue for fantasy owners scrambling to fix what ails their team – including me. Yes, I preach “practice excruciating patience!” all the time, yet I don’t even listen to that at times. Yes, I was guilty of shopping around

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront Office

I generally hate self-promotion, but I did a series of articles on the new process of voting for Gold Gloves over at bigleaguesmag.com. I mention that because there are a lot of concepts that bleed over between evaluating fielding and fantasy baseball. The main one is that while the WAR

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Welcome as always to 3×3. This week, we’re cutting J.P. Arencibia, keeping Carlos Gomez, and catching Nolan Arenado and Jose Veras. I’m also introducing a new wrinkle, a list of add/drop/trade options as points of comparison for each player on the list. 3 TO CUT J.P. Arencibia, Toronto Blue Jays

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