The firesale in Chicago continues as the Chicago White Sox traded reliever Anthony Swarzak to the Milwaukee Brewers for IF/OF Ryan Cordell. The White Sox still have a few tradable veterans to go before their cupboard is bare. As for the Brewers, they signal that the time is now for
Offseason Overview The Brewers used this offseason to tweak some things. Replacing the departing Chris Carter with Eric Thames could be a risk and swapping Tyler Thornburg for Travis Shaw (among others) with the Red Sox should provide the Brewers with an insurance policy at first base if Thames doesn’t
The 2014 Milwaukee Brewers season was a mixed bag. The first five months of the season the “Brew Crew” established themselves as first-place representatives, but by the end of September, their season began to crash as they went 9-17 that month and ended up in third place. That offseason they
Aramis Ramirez is a Pittsburgh Pirate again. The 37-year-old third-baseman is heading back to Pittsburgh, nearly 12 years after being dealt from the Pirates to the Cubs. In return, the Brewers will get right-handed pitcher Yhonathan Barrios. Barrios, currently playing in Triple-A Indianapolis, is expected to join the Brewers’ Double-A
View image | gettyimages.com I don’t even know what a ‘Sleeper’ is any more. I do know that it’s an overused term in our game and one that’s really hard to define. With so many different league sizes and scoring formats, it’s hard to classify any player as an under
Yovani Gallardo’s declining strikeout rate and ever present command issues set off alarms in 2013, forcing nearly everyone to avoid him on draft day. But, despite all of the warning signs, he’s pitched well. Interestingly enough, though, he hasn’t done what many people – including myself – thought he had
In the Week 16 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re evolving Jarrod Dyson, evaluating Henderson Alvarez, and evangelizing for Jesse Hahn. 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 them. Here, we’ll
Sometimes, a headline can tell us enough of the story. We read it, we get it, we move on. But then there are those moments when a headline just isn’t enough and we need to find out more. This can happen with baseball numbers too, including sabermetrics. Some days, the
In the Week 10 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re staying the course with Zach Britton, letting reality set in for Nelson Cruz, and blindly following Domonic Brown. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues.
Timing is everything. If this piece was published on May 5th and it recommended buying low on Prince Fielder, you may have received some resistance from those who owned him in your fantasy baseball leagues. On May 4th, Fielder had three hits, two walks, two doubles, and two RBI.