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Yahoo! Sports | Apr 16th, 5:27am
Despite averaging 94.5 mph with his fastball while posting a 3.09 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, Andrew Cashner recorded just 128 strikeouts over 175.0 innings last season after finally becoming a full-time starter. The K rate improved after the All-Star break, when...
Fake Teams | Apr 16th, 4:44am
Fantasy implications of the Astros calling up George Springer today. Run, don't walk, to your league waiver wire and grab Astros outfielder George Springer, as he is getting the call up today, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle: Source tells...
Fake Teams | Apr 15th, 6:00pm
It only took the hottest start in the majors to draw everyone's attention, but after quietly putting up consistently solid numbers throughout his career, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is finally getting the recognition he deserves. 2014 Stats (as of...
Razzball | Apr 15th, 7:05am
He's just lucky his name isn't Kicked-In Nuts Bailey. If you turned a paper into your English prof and named the homer-prone pitcher, Homer Bailey, your prof would say it's too expository. But the prof might've been more forgiving if you hadn't named the...
Mr. Cheatsheet | Apr 13th, 6:03pm
We're about 12 games into the regular season which is the time when we start to believe hot starts are sustainable and cold streaks will last forever. We're also at a point when you're starting to have to deal with injuries or tempered expectations and are...
Yahoo! Sports | Apr 12th, 4:38pm
As terrific as Koji Uehara has been during his time in America, he's generally been a high-maintenance player. He's only passed the 70-inning mark once (last year), and sometimes he's not best suited for work on consecutive days. I'm not picking on the guy...
Fantasy Team Advice | Apr 12th, 5:37am
Fantasy Team AdviceHidden Numbers: Offensive Sabermetrics (4/11/14) Baseball is in full swing now and as the weather warms up across the nation, and Toronto. hitters bats have begun to warm up as well. All I can say is that it’s about time. Last week...
Razzball | Apr 11th, 7:00pm
This has less to do with Jedd Gyorko than it has to do with panicking. You drafted Gyorko this year because of what he's done in the past. Yes, you're hoping for better in the future, but you're going on what he's done already. Fact or not fact? FACT or...
Baseball Professor | Apr 11th, 3:30pm
Through 32 starts last season and two starts in 2014, Travis Wood has pitched 212.1 innings of 3.09 ERA ball. Detractors, like myself, cited his 3.89 FIP and 4.50 xFIP as reasons to believe his 2013 season was a mirage and figured that when Wood was finally...
Yahoo! Sports | Apr 11th, 1:55pm
Poster boy of hype Bryce Harper, who is 6-for-29 to start the season, combined rest of season homers/steals 34.5 Dalton – OVER. Sure, he’s looked bad so far, but unless there’s some injury I’m unaware of, there’s no reason to...
Yahoo! Sports | Apr 11th, 1:55pm
Poster boy of hype Bryce Harper, who is 6-for-29 to start the season, combined rest of season homers/steals 34.5 Dalton – OVER. Sure, he’s looked bad so far, but unless there’s some injury I’m unaware of, there’s no reason to...
Fake Teams | Apr 9th, 8:39pm
From Mark Trumbo to Jose Fernandez to the Seattle Mariners, there's been plenty of surprises to start the year. Will any of it last? Understanding "sample sizes" is one of the first principles that any baseball fan should follow. As a young lad, I can recall...
Fake Teams | Apr 9th, 6:00pm
The Mariners outfielder wasn't a big prospect coming up, but he has something a lot of his peers don't -- a chance. I had my buddy Nate draft for me in one of my leagues, because I had a date on draft night. (I know, I find it hard to believe too!) He drafted...
Fantasy Team Advice | Apr 4th, 9:13pm
Fantasy Team AdviceHidden Numbers: Offensive Sabermetrics (4/4/14) Ever heard the expression don’t count your eggs before they hatch? There’s truth in that statement because you never know exactly what you’re going to get. The major temptation...
Razzball | Apr 4th, 7:05am
It's nice when your chickens come home to roost. Sure, chickens coming home to roost is usually used to indicate a negative, but whoever heard of roosted chickens not being delicious. Lemon pepper, rosemary and roosted chickens is my favorite menu item and...
Yahoo! Sports | Apr 3rd, 3:16pm
Scott Kazmir authored a terrific comeback story last year in Cleveland. He struck out 162 batters in 158 innings while posting the best walk-rate of his career (2.68 BB/9). Kazmir finished the season with a not-terrible ERA of 4.04, and the underlying stats...
Fake Teams | Apr 2nd, 7:00pm
Today we look at two players on opposite ends of the career spectrum. What value can Brandon Belt and Carl Crawford add to your fantasy baseball team? Fake Teams will be hosting a Game of the Week thread on Sunday nights this season, and in the week leading...
Fake Teams | Apr 2nd, 6:00pm
The Astros shortstop does a lot of stuff the Rangers guy does, and he does it all way cheaper. I've been in this keeper league with some ex-work buddies for a long time. Though I've never kept him, I've had Elvis Andrus in that year for the last five seasons....
Fake Teams | Apr 2nd, 3:03pm
It's possible that Trout is the best player we've seen in this era, but his franchise has done a lousy job of preparing for the future. I recently heard someone say that the Angels had "recently" won a World Series. Now, I like to delve into baseball history...