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View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? I thought my draft had gone well. I drafted my man crush Ben Zobrist to be my starting shortstop and even added Jed Lowrie as insurance. Everything seemed right. Then, a month into the season I lost both of them

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View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the Week 2 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re grabbing Drew Pomeranz, preaching patience for Clay Buchholz, and selling high on Adrian Gonzalez. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of

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View image | gettyimages.com As we continue our journey through this VORP series, we get to maybe the most difficult position to pick on the diamond. Shortstop might be shallowest of all the positions on draft day, but that makes for good opportunities if you know more than your opponents.

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View image | gettyimages.com Offseason Overview Although the Houston Astros weren’t a very good team last year as they only won 70 games, their 19-win improvement from 2013 was encouraging after a stretch of three consecutive years with at least 105 losses. While the Astros may have a tough time

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View image | gettyimages.com Since we are half way through the process of looking at three-year player averages position-by-position, there are some things that bear repeating. The per 150 game production numbers below have one primary advantage and two primary disadvantages. The advantage is that it shows the numbers that

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

  For long suffering Astros fans like me, it has been a long time in the wilderness. Of course, getting Biblical is a bit much considering they were in the World Series less than 10 years ago. Philadelphia Phillies fans could ask their grandparents what it was like before the

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in the middle. The Cleveland Indians are stuck in the middle. They made it to the playoffs last year during the last week of the season and they are standing in nearly identical shoes this year. They are competing with the Royals

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The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. One could go to MLB Trade Rumors every 15 minutes to check out the rumors, but most of the deadline deals are about common sense. Which teams are in the playoff hunt and which teams are clearly out of the playoff hunt. From there

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2014 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

You’re a risk-adverse fantasy team owner. You refuse to draft Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez early because they’re always hurt. You say, “I want guys with high floors, guys that are safe.” That’s adorable. I don’t understand it, but I think it’s cute. The elephant in the room is that

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