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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 19 (8-10 – 8-16)

Do you know who would be an awesome pitcher to have on your fantasy roster? Henry Rowengartner! Yeah, the kid from “Rookie of the Year”. Watch the film one more time. You will see that after his first ever appearance, he never allows another baserunner for the rest of the regular season. The kid struck […]

All-stars, smilin’ at me/Nothin’ but All-Stars, do I see…

(SoB readers: For extra credit read this post out loud in a Louis Armstrong voice! See how far you can get before you cough yourself stupid!) The 2009 All-Star selections are out, and there are, as usual, few surprises. Fun Fact: The Red Sox have the most All-Stars of any major-league team this year, with […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 12 (6-22 – 6-28)

I hate closers. I really, really do. I hate them in large format leagues (like the SoB 12×12 league) because they are basically worthless with 12 pitching categories and because if they have a bad outing it really screws you over. For example, this past week in my mideason league, I had Jose Valverde of […]

Hanley Ramirez, Marlins Roll Into Fenway Park

The Red Sox road trip was a quick three-game set in Philadelphia and they return home this week for more interleague play, with the Marlins and Braves. The Marlins jumped out of the gates quickly, but have stumbled recently and will probably hold another midsummer fire-sale, similar to the deal that netted the Red Sox […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 5 (5-4 – 5-10)

As I have documented before, I am in three baseball leagues. In two, I am in great position in the top 5. In one, I am in dead last thanks to two factors: Injuries and Lance Berkman hitting under .200. The news did not get any better last week when Cubs’ 3B Aramis Ramirez dislocated […]

My Trip to Wrigley Field

One of my main objectives this year was to make sure that I got to see more live baseball at ballparks and at various parks. Going to Spring Training this year, as I previously talked about, helped out with that a lot. I had already planned on making the trip to Chicago to visit my […]

TGIF: 2009 SS Rankings

The SS position never used to be a source of offense. Instead, it was always a defense-first area. Now it is not uncommon to get your 20 HR power instead of your Gold Glove from the left side of the infield. The Ozzie Smiths would not have a place on your roster, but today with […]

Red Sox Fill Holes With Penny, Bard

The Red Sox have filled the last major holes on their roster, at least for now, with the signings of Brad Penny and Josh Bard.  Brad Penny Penny will fill a back of the rotation role with a well-structured deal for one year and a short $5 million.  If the Red Sox get over 160 […]

TGIF: If I Had The First Overall Pick…

No matter what time of year we are in, I just can’t stop talking about baseball. The other big sports may come and go but, baseball is forever my No. 1. Everyday of the year I am prepping for fantasy baseball. As of now, the cold, bitter months of winter are upon us and my preparation […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2009

OK, OK, I know what you’re thinking. Why the hell am I doing a draft preview for baseball now? Well frankly, I can do what I want but, that’s not the point. Let’s not lie to ourselves. As soon as the regular season ended, you were already planning your first round draft pick for next […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 14 (6-30 – 7-6)

[View League Standings and Recent Transactions] Friday’s Red Sox-Yankees game was memorable for the “balancing ball”. It seemed as if we were watching a blunder from the Bad News Bears themselves. The vision of Timmy Lupus springs to mind as we remember Lupus’s goof in the outfield that cost the Bears a game. The only […]