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A list of purported MLB rule change proposals made the rounds Wednesday on the baseball twitterverse. The one that is fairly getting the most attention is the universal DH. The lines have long been drawn on this issue and I understand the majority no longer agrees with my position that

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2018 Fantasy BaseballUncategorized

Every time we cover outfielders we get to a point where we have to make a strategic decision. Do we cover each position specifically or do we cover all outfielders together? Each time I seem to make a different decision based on the needs of the time. Usually I go

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The modern version of the Veterans Committee have added Jack Morris and Alan Trammel to the Hall of Fame. The teammates were scorned by the BBWAA for the 15 year period, but many felt they should have been inducted. Usually there is a reason why players get overlooked. Sometimes the

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Tragedy brings out the best and worst for everyone. I’ve seen both in the past several days as we weather the storms from Hurricane Harvey. One of the phrases we have heard as naseum is that people have never seen anything like this. I’ve gone through a number of those

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

The non-waiver deadline starts the home stretch for fantasy baseball players. Even though there are seven weeks in the regular season left, there are only three weeks left for head to head fantasy players. So, while we usually wait for the offseason to assess players, we are getting a head

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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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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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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

In the late aughts there was a commercial celebrating the players that made baseball great. They talked about remembering the time I saw this pitcher do this and this fielder do that and it concluded with, “I remember the time I saw Albert Pujols do everything.” So, when we use

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

“I have come here to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – William Shakespeare The wisest thing the Hall of Fame ever did was insert the mandatory five year waiting period. Otherwise, Hall of Famers would get in due to the mob mentality that overcomes fans when their favorite legends

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

Everyone loves rankings this time of year. Valentines Day is the unofficial beginning of draft season for fantasy baseball. There are mock drafts galore on most of the major sites and preseason magazines are coming out with their picks. Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections are about the most accurate in the

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