// Ryan Howard

What Will Happen if the Red Sox Can’t Sign Mike Napoli?

A little over a month ago, the Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with slugger Mike Napoli to be their primary first baseman with a 3-year, $39mm dollar deal, and yet there has been no formal press conference, no real news, and much speculation as to why this deal is not finalized. On the surface, […]

Hamels, Howard Lead Phillies Past Red Sox

The Philadelphia Phillies lineup has been called American League caliber and they showed what they can do against John Lackey, beating the Red Sox 5-1. The struggling righty allowed four runs in five innings taking the loss and bringing his record to 4-3 on the season. Giving up six hits and five walks in just […]

Ryan Howard: Albert Pujols’ New Best Friend?

This week Ryan Howard became the newest star to be locked up for the long-term. Twenty-five million dollars a year for a player likely to be more suited as a designated-hitter than a first baseman within a year or two. The question becomes then, how much should a true first baseman, and better hitter to […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2010

With the end of the 2009 season, it is never too early to look ahead to 2010. To me, baseball season never ends and I am already thinking about my strategy for next season (most notably because I finished 9th in one league). Believe it or not, before the year is out, some fantasy guru’s […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-up: Week 25 (9-21 – 9-27)

Championship week is upon us. In our SoB league, it is a two week affair that will have you pulling your hair out and anxiously awaiting to see box scores. Just because you aren’t in the finals, doesn’t mean you can’t watch the drama unfold. Hell, you still have your consolation brackets to compete for. […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 21 (8-24 – 8-30)

We now enter Week 22, which is the final week of the regular season for Yahoo! fantasy baseball. I have secured a playoff spot in two leagues and am hanging on for dear life in another. The ironic thing is that in my fourth league, where I currently reside in 11th place, I thought I […]

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 […]

TGIF: 2009 1B Rankings

First base has the honor of being one of the deeper positions in the game. With such a rich amount of great talent, it can be easy to wait on a 1B in your draft. Why not? There were 16 players who qualify at 1B who hit 25+ HR in 2008 so clearly power is not […]

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 24 (9-8 – 9-14)

The Fantasy Baseball finals are here! Yahoo! leagues have started league championship matchups. These two week duels have been known to kill many men and leave those who survive wishing that they were among the deceased. A bit too dramatic for you? Too bad! You’ve got to show no mercy, take no prisoners, do whatever […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 15 (7-7 – 7-13)

[View League Standings and Recent Transactions] The All-Star break is finally here. Monday night’s home run derby was highlighted by the feel good story of the year in Texas OF Josh Hamilton. Hamilton’s 28 long balls in one round is a brand new record. I just hope that he has not zapped his power supply […]