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TGIF: Larry Fitzgerald and the Madden Curse

Fantasy Football drafts have been taking place for weeks and mine are fast approaching as well. Not only do you need to take into account the factors of a team’s offense and defense, but also strength of schedule, injury history, and anything else you could imagine. However, let’s not forget about factors that are beyond […]

TGIF: Fun With Fantasy Football’s First Round

Let’s be honest for a moment. Trying to prep for a fantasy football draft is borderline useless. It is without question the most unpredictable of all the fantasy games (well, the major ones anyway…who cares about fantasy NASCAR?). Thanks to its small number of games and high risk of injury, attempting to project player stats […]

TGIF: Pedro Martinez Fantasy Value

He’s baaaaack! Well, maybe his decision to come back wasn’t as drawn out as Roger Clemens or Brett Favre (who I hope doesn’t come back, stops trying to be the center of attention every offseason, and sticks to doing commercials for Wrangler Jeans). Studly QB’s in ass-tight jeans aside, we are here to discuss Pedro Martinez. There […]

TGIF: Baseball’s Second Half Studs

The season is half over and you have some decisions to make. 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 […]

TGIF: 2009 BABIP Leaders and Losers (Pitchers)

Last week, I touched upon the hitters in baseball who were benefiting and the hitters who were suffering as a result of Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP). As a matter of fact, click right here to read all about it. It’s ok, I will wait a few minutes. You done? Great! Now it is time to […]

TGIF: 2009 BABIP Leaders and Losers

One of my favorite tools for assessing players in fantasy baseball is Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP). A great piece done on BABIP can be found here. To those unfamiliar, here is a brief synopsis: “Simple logic states that once a ball is hit into play, there is nothing a hitter can do […]

TGIF: Maurice Jones-Drew = The Next Marion Barber

Summer is just around the corner and for those interested already, the fantasy football season is upon us. Over at Yahoo! Sports, fantasy football leagues have already been forming for weeks and owners are foaming at the mouth for their chance to conduct the all important fantasy draft for the 2009 season. As with every […]

TGIF: Nate McLouth Traded to Atlanta

This past week, Pittsburgh Pirates CF Nate McLouth was dealt to the Atlanta Braves for three minor league players (SP Charlie Morton, OF Gorkys Hernandez, and SP Jeff Locke). The Braves are hoping to beef up their offense and make a charge in the N.L. East where they trail Philadelphia by 5.5 games. As it […]

TGIF: Matt Wieters Has Arrived!

The day the baseball and fantasy world have been waiting for has come. One of baseball’s most, if not the most hyped prospect will be promoted to the majors on Friday. Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters will finally grace the big leagues with his presence. I am lucky enough to own him in one league and […]

TGIF: How Do You Spell Relief?

In a fantasy league with a larger than life format (like the SoB’s 12×12 league), you have to take a second look at relief pitchers. Sure, in a standard 5×5 league where closers get the valuable saves, the 9th inning man is a key asset. However, if you have more than the standard five pitching […]

TGIF: The Atkins Diet

One thing that all fantasy owners have in common is that we tend to elevate our panic levels to critical conditions. Due to this, we may lose faith in under-performing players and quickly rid ourselves of the burden. I myself let San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval go rather quickly after he didn’t live up to my […]

TGIF: Andre Ethier Needs Manny Ramirez

With recent news that Manny Ramirez has tested positive for a banned substance and will miss 50 games, you may be wondering how this will affect your team. In reality, the Dodgers are still the best team in the West even without Manny due to the pure lack of competition. In the fantasy realm, having […]

TGIF: Zack Greinke Owners Beware!

All good things must come to an end. Oh, and they will. Currently, Kansas City’s Zack Greinke is the best pitcher in fantasy baseball. The first month of the season has seen Greinke win all five of his starts which include two complete games and two starts with at least 10 strikeouts. However, this kind […]

TGIF: Please Pick Up Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Paul…Maholm

Dammit! That was almost perfect alliteration. A few weeks have passed and the baseball season is in full swing. To those owners who need pitching help, I would like to suggest an unlikely source: Pittsburgh’s Paul Maholm. Granted, he has not been exactly what you would call “flashy” over the past few seasons. In his […]

TGIF: Sayonara Sandoval

Last Sunday on Yahoo! Fantasy Sports, Brad Evans’ “Weekly Rundown” column highlighted Florida Marlins catcher John Baker. I immediately took notice due to some catcher troubles I have been having in a few of my leagues. In two of my three leagues, I made a bold and stupid decision to draft San Francisco 3B Pablo […]