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National League Dominates in 2012 All-Star Game

When the lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game from Kansas City were posted, most saw the American League as heavy favorites, especially given Justin Verlander would be pitching the first two innings. It was surprising to say the least that Verlander barely made it through the first, surrendering five runs out of the gate as […]

Four-Run Fourth Costs Beckett, Red Sox in Kansas City Series Finales

Josh Beckett pitched only one bad inning Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, but it was one inning too many. Beckett gave up four runs in the top of the fourth, and Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar quieted the Boston offense to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and give Kansas City the series split. With […]

Book Review: Moneyball – Winning Cheap

As titles go, Moneyball is a bit of a misnomer. When one thinks of the term “moneyball,” one might be inclined to think of playing baseball by spending lots of money. But the reality is that Moneyball, Michael Lewis’s 2003 bestseller, is about a general manager’s (Billy Beane if the Oakland Athletics) quest to put […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 23 (9-7 – 9-13)

You may have noticed last week that there was no “Wrap-Up” for Week 22. Unfortunately, my computer came down with a terrible virus. It is so bad in fact that it is STILL in the shop for cleaning. Yeah, we are going on almost a week of virus cleaning. The lesson boys and girls is […]

TGIF: Baseball’s Second Half Studs

The season is half over and you have some decisions to┬ámake. If you are low on the totem pole and need to make a run at the playoffs, then clearly the team you have now needs some adjusting. Searching free agency and looking for potential trades can be a stressful endeavor. The important thing to […]