2014 Fantasy Baseball: Marcus Stroman, Disturbingly Underdiscussed

It’s kind of hard to remember that Marcus Stroman was called up this season. It was a huge deal when it happened, but there hasn’t been much noise around him since, maybe it’s because the Blue Jays have fallen off. Still, he joined a struggling rotation that was basically just being asked to not blow games, because Toronto’s offense was so good. Well, he’s been everything...
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Closer Report, Week 17

Well, I guess enough was enough in Detroit.  It's always nice to waltz around with a security blanket like Linus, and have the ability to add a closer to back-up a closer that is making 10 mil a year.  Joakim Soria walks into the room dressed like Lloyd Christmas and is all tops and tails.  Great starting pitching and an actual winning team that he can back up.  For the Rangers...
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DraftKings – Put Your Money on Tyson for the Knockout

I'm not trying to double dip here but I can't help a good Tyson Ross play. Speaking of double dipping, I would be remiss to not include this classic double dipping clip. Back on Tyson, I'm not going to appeal to the low hanging fruit and go all Hangover because that movie kinda sucked. Sky covered Mike Tyson's Punchout here and I don't want to be "that guy...
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Daily SP Rankings: Friday, Jul 25

Felix Hernandez and David Price take the hill on Friday. Do your best to catch at least a piece of those games, even if it’s through some sort of game tracker. Those guys are something special. Jesse Hahn won’t be making many starts the rest of the way, but he will face the Braves on Friday. You’ve gotta like the K potential. Dallas Keuchel is struggling badly these days but...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 17 Free Agent Fixes

With a few closers rumored to be on the trading block, a trio of relievers get the nod this week as worthwhile adds in fantasy leagues. They are joined by a starting pitcher who looks to be rounding back into form since his activation from the disabled list, a third baseman changing leagues and greatly upgrading ballparks, and an outfielder thrust into an injury riddled lineup. Clay...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 24

Welcome back to the Daily Fix here at the Fantasy Fix. And welcome to DraftKings. For those who aren’t yet Daily Fantasy baseball players at DraftKings head over there via this link and join. They will double your initial deposit up to $600. I’m going to focus on the later games today – the contest starts at 7:05pm eastern – giving my east coast and west coast friends equal...
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Baseball Profcast: Rizzo Among The Elite?

In Episode 99, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Strategy with players on the DL Whether Dustin Pedroia will ever be good again Real or fake on Anthony Rizzo as a top 5 1B Why this is just the beginning for...
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Nathan To Remain Closer? You Must Be Joakim

Like a good Jewish boy, Brad Ausmus said to his Bubbie, "Bubbie, I love sulfites, nitrates and pig a**holes, but every time I see a Nathan's, I get the runs. Bubbie, do you have a remedy?" His Bubbie lowered her knitting and said, "You need to get a goddamn decent closer!" And so it was done. Unfortunately, due to being wracked with guilt (or possibly...
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The Historic Clash of Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland

1991 Baseball called for a lot of things – unmeasurable home runs, creative haircuts and some ridiculous outbursts. It was Spring Training in 1991 and the reigning NL MVP – Barry Bonds was coming off of a season that resembled one of current MLB Star – Mike Trout. Bonds tallied a .301 Batting Average, 33 […]
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Texas Rangers Trade Joakim Soria To The Detroit Tigers

The Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a trade that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers and Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel to the Rangers.Soria has served as the Rangers closer this season, and has saved 17 games. He has a 2.70 ERA and a WHIP of 0.87. With Joe Nathan struggling as Detroit's closer this year, Soria could end up becoming the 9th inning man for...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Jul 23

Yesterday I took several stabs at the $20,000 first prize in what was a very top-heavy prize structure, but ultimately I came up short. My best lineup on the day finished 200th-of-5,647 and yesterday’s Official Lineup finished 704th-of-5,647 (pictured below). Our starting pitchers were great and Neil Walker was a nice lineup differentiator, but the rest was a little too ho-him...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report, July 22

The MiLB report is back. Mookie Betts, after a short stint in Boston, is back in Triple-A. His long term prospects haven’t changed, though; his talent will likely shine through next season, when he should be in line for regular at-bats. Another stalwart, who bursted onto the scene, has struggled mightily lately – if you’re thinking about Gregory Polanco, we’re on the same...
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Baseball Profcast: Headley Headed to NY

In Episode 98, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: What to do with Troy Tulowitzki on the DL How Chase Headley will perform as a Yankee Will Cliff Lee get back to form? Real or Fake on Yan Gomes...
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Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jul 24

Thursday marks our usual shortened MLB schedule. We have the usual names up top, but a new name brings up the rear. With a projected 3.38 ERA and 1.28 WHIP against the Phillies, it’s not that the system projects Tim Hudson to get lit up. Rather, he just doesn’t have the strikeout punch to make much of an impact in that category and he happens to draw a buzz saw matchup, Cole...
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Top-10 MLB Buy Low & Sell High: Athletics Yoenis Cespedes, Angels Garrett Richards

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to give you the players that are underachieving or getting unlucky and therefore are buy low candidates as well as those overachieving that you should market for trade! These players will have an impact on most 2014 Fantasy Baseball rosters and transactions can make or break your season. Utilizing this list along with the FFLockerRoom 2014...
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Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 17

Now that the whole “Did Adam Wainwright really throw Derek Jeter a hittable pitch in (Jeter’s) final All-Star Game?” has finally died down, it’s back to basics. No, not push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups (does anyone still do those?), but back to improving your roster with shrewd waiver wire moves. The wire is likely your best strategy if you’re: Involved in a league with...
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Fantasy Roundup: Shortstop Replacements

Rutledge may not have Tulo’s bat, but he has his at-bats! (Photo: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports) Troy Tulowitzki has been out of the lineup since Saturday and was placed on the DL with a thigh strain. There is no estimated time table for his return. If you own Tulowitzki you have to hold onto him, but his replacement, Josh Rutledge, is a very intriguing fantasy replacement in...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 23rd

They say you can never go home again. Yet, here we are with Draftkings yet again. In case you are just joining us, Draftstreet and Draftkings merged, so we are back to playing with Draftkings. The good news is that Draftkings has incorporated some of the popular aspects of Draftstreet. If you were playing at Draftstreet, you can easily transfer your balance over to Draftkings by...
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Yankees Chase The Draggin’ Headley

Something many of you don't realize, but one of the first people to talk to a player that was just traded is his new team's tailor. The Yankees tailor got on the phone with Chase Headley to find out what size jersey he wears, and Headley looked down, beaming to be out of Petco, and said, "Giuseppe, you might want to take out my inseam too." I wonder if the flowers...
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One’s Man’s Trash: Benoit a Trois

Joaquin Benoit (+23%) was the most added player this week after Huston Street was traded to the Angels. Benoit was scooped up by those looking for saves obviously, but he's a decent pitcher all around. Can he be trusted going forward? The big question isn't whether we should pick up Benoit. That's a no-brainer in the short term. No, the big question is will he actually...
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