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Yanks To Retire Memorial Day

This was just announced by the Yankees' front office. "No Yankee will ever wear the last Monday of May on their jersey. 5/25-5/31 will all be retired. We dedicate this to all the Yankees who served honorably on federal holidays." When asked why Memorial Day and not Veteran's Day, the Yankees' brass said their roster celebrates Veteran's Day every day. The Yankees exploded for...
Via Razzball
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Nightly: May 25th, 2015

If you read only one thing….. It is Memorial Day. For most prognosticators, Memorial Day is the time when early trends start to look real. We can finally take stock of where things are going. If we look at the standings we’ll notice that just about every division has the right teams on top except for the American League West. The Astros have a five and a half game lead after...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ball-Slingin’ Like Bolsinger, and the Top 100 Starting Pitchers, Week 8

Small sample size (that's what she said!)...  Oh wait, I'm not Grey on the Podcast! Let's start over...  Aherm... Small sample size...  They happen all the time.  Shane Greene is awesome!  F You Shane Greene!  Shane Greene is awesome again!  But usually less bipolar than that. The funny thing with small samples is the timing.  Sorta like how "impressions are everything...
Via Razzball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Nap Attack

Mike Napoli was a sleeper candidate entering the season but has been a disappointment. There have been signs of promise, and the biggest of those came this weekend. While he’s still hitting just .201, Napoli came alive this weekend with 4 HR while going 5-for-9 with 5 R and 8 RBI. Now with 8 HR on the season, this is what we were expecting to see from him to start the season...
Via Baseball Professor
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt’s Musings: Triple Crown Edition

American Pharoah won the Preakness Stakes a couple weekends ago, leaving him a win short (Belmont Stakes) of becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. Although the races are short, yet exciting, the race for the Triple Crowns in the MLB are long and grueling. Miguel Cabrera was the last player to win the award, leading the American League in homers...
Via Baseball Professor
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 8: Heeere’s Carson!

Last week I recommended Shawn Tolleson, a player that seemed on the cusp of closerdom.  The closer's role is now his and even though they have a player in Keone Kela that is being groomed for the role (thanks for the tip, Smokey!), it is my belief that Tolleson will stay the closer until he loses the job by blowing saves, but that could be said of just about any closer.  This week...
Via Razzball
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Podcast: “It’s French, You Don’t Pronounce Hard Consonants”

We're back with a threeway!  On this week's Pod, Sky joins Grey and I as we chat Bryce Harper and his ejection, Clayton Kershaw's value moving forward, and the moment when Grey figured out he likes girly movies.  Hint - it came during a film review panel in the men's room.  Grey - why were you in the middle urinal?!  We also recap DL-ridden hitters with who to drop or hold...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: I’ll Take My Pitching Odorizzi With A Side Of Ks

Welcome to Razzball, here is your pitching menu for this morning and afternoon. First off, we have plenty of arms to choose from on the Early Bird Special but that stops serving shortly. I can and will go over the choices on there later if you'd like but for now, I'd like to talk to you about our special for this evening: Jake Odorizzi. For just $8,000, you get a delicious splits...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 8 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re giving appreciating Andre Ethier, pumping the brakes on Ian Kennedy, and wringing our hands over Matt Kemp. 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 run down a few of the most interesting players for...
Via The Fantasy Fix
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: May Second Base Tiers

View image | gettyimages.com Tier 1 – Studs Jose Altuve Jason Kipnis Dee Gordon In May Kipnis his hitting .465/.545/.733 with three homers, three steals and 10 walks to 10 strikeouts. He dealt with injuries throughout most of 2014 so it looks like he’s finally healthy. As long as he stays healthy he’ll be a source of elite power and speed with a high on-base percentage...
Via The Fantasy Fix
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball, Week Eight Two-Start Pitchers

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy pools are underway and owners are gearing up for a long summer of ups and downs. 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 week. Most pitchers see the mound once a week, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important...
Via The Fantasy Fix
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: May 24, 2015

Photo Credit: Murphman61 Welcome to the TheFantasyFix.com’s nightly fantasy baseball recap, where you’ll find updates on bullpen usage, lineup construction, injuries, and transactions. No matter the format, we have everything you need to know to help you win your league. If you read only one thing… Over the last two days of Memorial Day weekend, the middle of the Red Sox...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Week 8 Two Start Pitchers; Tanner Roark

Week 8 Two Start Pitchers  Nationals RHP Doug Fister (forearm) will miss Week 8 of the Fantasy Baseball season, in fact he’s out indefinitely, so for those who drafted Tanner Roark and hung on to him, your patientce has paid off. He’ll get the start Monday in Chicago against the Cubs. If Roark is on the wire, grab him. While you’re at it, go ahead and drop Mat Latos ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Carlos Frias is The ICEMAN

What's cooler than being cool? FRIAS!!! What's 6'4 but weighs as much as a pile of sticks? FRIAS!!! What throws 95 MPH and induces groundballs at a 60% clip? FRIAS!!! Sorry for the over the top enthusiasm but I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew and pixie sticks tonight, and I just spent the last hour and half watching the Bad News Bears on MLB Network. Oh not the classic with...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy, May 24, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Good morning everyone! Below we’ve got a discussion on the pitching situation for the entire day on DraftKings. We’ve also got a discussion on which teams are the best to pick hitters from as well as player rankings for each position Forecast It looks like games in Kansas City, Chicago and Colorado could all be affected by the weather today. Make...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: May 23, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Article written by Max Hadelman, but he’s off the grid so I’m posting this on his behalf. Cole Hamels pitched on Saturday, and pitched very well. Hamels went eight innings for the Phillies, and he picked up his 5th win of the season, and 4th in a row. Matt Harvey was on the mound for the Mets as they took on the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he had...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rusney or Not, Here Comes Castillo

Cuban phenom and top prospect Rusney Castillo debuted for the Red Sox last night going 1-for-4 with a run scored and a fielding error on a fly ball that resulted in a few boos from the Sawx Nation. "You ahre nevah gunna be like owah Tawmmy!" Be nice you guys, he's new. OK, so not the best debut, sure, but Castillo made good strong contact on a few fly balls and showed flashes...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: If It’s Wong, I Want To Be Right

If I was drafting a season-long fantasy baseball team today, I would target Kolten Wong very early. I remember before the start of the 2014 season, a major media outlet had a debate as to who the best future middle infielder would be. I was hoping one of them was going to talk about Wong, and to my surprise, they did. I was surprised because there was so much focus on future star...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 23, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Good morning everyone! Below we’ve got a discussion on the pitching situation for the entire day on DraftKings. We’ve also got a discussion on which teams are the best to pick hitters from as well as player rankings for each position. Forecast As of right now it appears that the only threats for rain are in Kansas City and Colorado. Both appear...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Has The Dodgers Offense Gone?

View image | gettyimages.com The Los Angeles Dodgers offense ranks 10th in batting average, 8th in runs scored, 2nd in home runs and 2nd in on base percentage, however you would never know that based on how the team has played this past week. Over the last six games, the Dodgers have scored just 3 runs. That's 3 runs and 34 hits in 54 innings. LA is 2-4 over that span.If it wasn...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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