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2018 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

I hate closers. Okay, that’s a little extreme, but I hate saves. The problem with saves is that they are almost completely dependent on what a team does and not what the individual does. So, forecasting closers is a bit myopic. I refuse to give into the game of forecasting

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW The Red Sox unfortunately fell 11 wins shy of sending David Ortiz off into retirement with a World Series ring last season, but Boston’s championship hopes going forward did not leave the clubhouse with Big Papi. The Sox’s young position-player talent has long been the envy of the

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

With the foundation of so many big league careers built on father-son relationships, it’s only fitting that MLB had a full slate of ball games lined up for this gorgeous Father’s Day. New daddy and birthday boy, Jacob deGrom took the mound at home in Citi Field for the Mets

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2016 Fantasy Baseball2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

I will be the first to admit that grading out relievers is not my forte. Unfortunately, there is a huge disconnect between traditional baseball value and fantasy value. Fantasy value is dependent upon saves (and holds to a lesser extent). Saves and holds are essentially opportunity statistics. They have something

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The first of the mega free agents is off the board. In a surprise move, the Boston Red Sox signed David Price to a seven-year contract worth 217 million dollars. The fact that the Red Sox signed Price is not the surprise. The surprise is that there is a very

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

The upper management of the Boston Red Sox has gotten the reputation for being one of the most active and forward thinking front offices in all of baseball the past few years. The organization went from worst to first in 2013, and captured their third World Series title in 10

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On Friday, the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres completed a five-player trade that sent All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox in exchange for four minor league players. The trade represented the first true blockbuster of the offseason, though we anticipate many other big names to be

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It had been long rumored that the San Diego Padres would shed payroll this winter in the interest of retooling their roster for the 2016 season. They wasted no time as they dealt away their 8th and 9th inning relievers in two separate deals this past week. First, they dealt

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

View image | gettyimages.com If you read only one thing….. The Braves and Padres stories have been intertwined all season following the major trade before the season that saw Craig Kimbrel go to the Padres and Cameron Maybin go to the Braves. The rest of the parts are either gone

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

  If you read only one thing….. Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Nightly recap. It’s the second Friday night of the season and we had further reminder that patience is the order of the day. Most position players have between 600 and 700 plate appearances in a full season if

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