Admittedly, breaking down fielding numbers is a guilty pleasure, but it isn’t simply an idle hobby when it comes to fantasy baseball. Sure, fielding numbers don’t count in the official standings, but some teams are getting wise to the interaction between fielding and pitching. They not only are breaking down
The Winter Meetings is a fun time of year. It’s awesome to watch general managers work. You lose a guy and then go right out and get another guy. The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners consummated a trade, but the roots of that trade came earlier in the weekend.
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
View image | gettyimages.com You’d be forgiven if you saw Wade Miley in the title and skipped right over this post. In 638.2 career innings over four seasons he’s the owner of a career 3.79 ERA and 7.03 K/9. He’s played in anonymity in Arizona since 2011, and he had
In the Week 24 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re moving on to Edward Mujica, moving on from Anthony Rizzo, and moving on up with Javier Baez. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This
Wade Miley dug himself quite a hole in April, posting a 5.36 ERA and allowing opposing batters to post a .349 wOBA against him. Pitching that poorly in April assures two things: either your line will never look good or you’ll have to pitch really, really well the rest of
It might be the golden age of starting pitching and we take a look at the National League West, we might see the best starting pitching in baseball. As we saw in the American League, there are plenty of first and second tier starting pitchers on the open market. We
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After looking at all three tiers of the NL only starters, we have discovered that pitchers themselves have very little control over what happens once the hitter makes contact with the ball. Strikeout rates were far and away the best predictor of pitcher success between the three tiers. Of course,
Fantasy owners have been waiting months for the metaphorical whip that could be getting cracked this Monday due to alleged PED use across baseball. The league is expected to announce disciplinary action for possibly 20 players. Many, if not all of these suspensions, are expected to last the rest of