We have gotten to the virtual halfway point in the season. When you get to these landmarks it is always a good time to look back and forward at the same time. So, we are ranking the position players according to total points. Total points is the preferred platform for
The 2016 Texas Rangers were a statistical anomaly. Their Pythagorean record came in at a paltry 82-80, but they finished at 95-67. That is plus 13 wins for the math impaired. They were plus five games the season before. This is where your perspective dictates how we move forward. Positive
Offseason Overview Of all the teams we have overviewed to this point, this team seems unfinished. They are on the hunt for more pitching and the reunion with Mike Napoli seems more obvious than any in the sport. Yet, here we are doing the dance waiting for eyes to lock.
2015 was an exciting year for the Texas Rangers and their fans. They began the season the same way they ended 2014: in last place. But they went on a summer surge and ended up winning the AL West crown. A large part of the resurgence could be explained by
The World Series is officially over, so now teams are entering off-season mode. Unlike past seasons, teams can begin signing free agents five calendar days after the World Series is over. By the time you read this, some teams will be ready to pounce on some of those free agents.
Past is prologue. The past is the best predictor of the future, but there is no perfect predictor of the future. So, when I think about total run index (TRI) and its use in fantasy sports, I have to consider the limitations. For anyone that studies sabermetrics, there are two
The pivot might be the most underappreciated position on the diamond. Somehow, more is expected of second basemen offensively than at shortstop, but the fielding component is often as important. Difficulty is a relative term and most people would agree that short is a more difficult position to play. However,
While this year’s rookie hitters pail in comparison to last year’s rookie hitters, there still are some worth keeping or at least considering keeping. As of right now there’s just a small top tier worth keeping in most if not all leagues, while there are several more with value in
We’re back on track for the Week 18 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, where we’re keeping the faith with Jurickson Profar, handing Bronson Arroyo his walking papers, and hitching our star to the new and improved Ivan Nova.
Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh’s top prospect and MLB.com’s preseason eighth-ranked minor leaguer, won his first Major League start Tuesday night by shutting out the Giants over 6.1 innings before allowing two earned runs in the seventh. Despite topping out at over 100 mph Cole only recorded two strikeouts. However, he didn’t