We have reached the moment where we have finally gotten to the best starting pitchers on the market. It shouldn’t be any surprise that most of these guys are clumped on teams that are destined to be there in October. The old adage goes that great pitching beats great hitting.
The Cubs pulled off the most significant free agent signing of the offseason when they signed the number one starting pitcher on the market, Yu Darvish, to a six year, 126 million dollar deal (can reach 150 million if he meets certain incentives). It has been a very slow offseason
Ranking pitchers is the most difficult task for any fantasy player. You have to juggle multiple platforms, past performance, future expectations, and the quality of the fielding, run support, and bullpen around the starting pitcher. What comes is our best guess as to the group of pitchers that would be
You usually get these articles right after the non-waiver deadline and they generally focus on which teams helped themselves the most or failed to help themselves. This time, we will focus on the players likely to get the biggest bump and who will be the hardest hit from their move
It’s deadline day. As people who cover baseball, there is no more exciting time than the last few days before the deadline. The Winter Meetings are exciting for some (especially the writers that get to go) but nothing competes with the drama of checking the transactions right before the clock
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
Evaluating pitchers is easily the hardest thing to do in fantasy baseball. So much of what pitchers do is dependent on those around them. As researchers, scouts, and statisticians put their heads together, the more they realize how much fielding impacts pitching and pitchers’ numbers. Throw in the fantasy element
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.
Christopher Morais A fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing one. Most pitchers see the mound once every seven days, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important to
The National League divisional races are already starting to shake out as anticipated as we wrap up the second week of the MLB season. The Cardinals and Pirates were able to get wins this Sunday to stay within shouting distance of the Cubs, the Mets took the rubber match in