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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 Sports Illustrated predicted the Astros would win the 2017 World Series a few years ago and the Astros seemed to treat this offseason as if it was a moral imperative for them to do so. They added Nori Aoki, Josh Reddick, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran to a

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the newest edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re believing in Brad Miller, doubting Hernan Perez, and FINALLY APPRECIATING JON GRAY… please? Thoughts, questions, whatever… you can always find me on Twitter. 3 TO CATCH Players to be picked up; available in most standard leagues Embed from Getty Images Brad

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the 2016 debut of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re talking Trevor Story, then catching Delino DeShields, keeping Noah Syndergaard, and cutting Ken Giles. A couple notes before we get going: I’m going to switch up the format a little bit this year. It’s been getting a bit stale IMHO, so

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

Scott Barzilla of TheFantasyFix.com and the Hall of Fame Index joins Alan on episode eight to discuss the site’s relief pitcher rankings. Scott shares his general thoughts on how and when to target relief pitching in fantasy baseball drafts. Additional topics discussed include, but are not limited to, Aroldis Chapman

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft GuideFantasy Baseball

The team at TheFantasyFix.com collaborated their efforts to rank short stops for the 2016 fantasy baseball season. Below you will see each writer’s ranks. Alan and Mick also discussed the rankings on a recent podcast that you can find here. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave

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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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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

2015 Quick Overview The Astros finished 86-76 on the 2015 season. That marked a 16-game improvement from the previous season and a 35-game improvement over a two year period. Most interested observers believed 2016 would be the season where they would burst onto the playoff scene, but it came a

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The Houston Astros were after an upgrade at closer. It was the worst kept secret in baseball over the past several weeks. They finally got their guy when they traded three players to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for young fireballer Ken Giles. In exchange, the Phillies will get pitchers

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2015 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the Week 18 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re rebounding from the MLB trade deadline and grabbing Daniel Norris, dumping Andrew Cashner, and staying with Troy Tulowitzki. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues.

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