1. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Three Prospects to Keep an Eye on

    Original Article: Baseball Reflections Last week’s Fantasy Focus centered around three prime sell-high targets...

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  2. Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win the AFC West

    2008 was a colossal disappointment for the AFC West. The division winning Chargers failed to record a winning record, while the four AFC West teams combined to go 23-41, second-worst among the NFL’s eight divisions...

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  3. Ed Thomas, 2005 NFL High School Coach of the Year, Fatally Shot by Former Player

    The town of Parkersburg, Iowa has been through a lot in the last 13 months. On May 25 of last year, an EF5 tornado three-quarters of a mile wide, packing winds in excess of 200 MPH, destroyed the community of 1,900...

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  4. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Three Players To Sell High On

    This article was originally posted on Baseball Reflections. In last week's Fantasy Focus, I outlined three pitchers whose slow starts made them prime buy-low candidates...

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  5. Thanks, Dad, for Molding Me into the Sports Addict I've Become

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a sports fanatic—football in particular. Every Sunday morning growing up I'd wake up, dress myself in my bright red Kansas City Chiefs attire, and sit in front of the television with my dad...

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  6. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Three Pitchers To Buy Low On

    Many starting pitchers who are usually reliable, such as Brandon Webb, Jake Peavy, John Lackey, and Roy Oswalt, have been wildly unpredictable and/or injured through the first 10 weeks of the season...

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  7. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: What's Wrong with Josh Hamilton?

    The Texas Rangers are 30-19, leading the Angels in the AL West by 5.5 games after play on Saturday. The Rangers’ quick start can be attributed to their potent offense, which ranks fifth in the Majors, scoring 5...

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  8. How MLB and It's Fans Are Ruining the All-Star Game

    The first update on the National League balloting for the 2009 All-Star Game was released on Tuesday. While I was reading over the top vote getters after eight weeks of play, two things became obvious to me...

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  9. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Will Joe Mauer Continue the Power?

    The fantasy baseball community is buzzing over Joe Mauer’s newfound power stroke since returning from the DL on May 1. After his grand slam against the White Sox on Thursday, Mauer is batting ...

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  10. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: What's Wrong with Jimmy Rollins?

    Several top sluggers have struggled through the first month and a half of the season. Grady Sizemore is batting .220 but has seven bombs and six steals. Mark Teixeira is batting a paltry .238 in Yankee pinstripes but remains on pace for 39 HRs...

    Nick Kappel Written by Nick Kappel about over 5 years ago 3,173 reads 2 comments

  11. Hail to the Chiefs: A Lifelong Commitment

    My lifelong commitment to the Kansas City Chiefs began as a child, though not by choice. My father began following the team in the early 1970s; back in the days of Len Dawson, Bobby Bell, and Willie Lanier...

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  12. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Buy or Sell? (Part Two)

    In last week’s fantasy focus, I outlined several players whose hot starts you should buy and sell. This week, I’ll profile a few players whose slow starts you should buy, and others who you should sell...

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  13. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Buy or Sell?

    Nearly a month has passed since the 2009 fantasy baseball season began, and now’s the time to start making important moves. Turning a profit on a hot start can be vital to your team’s future success...

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  14. Nick Kappel's MLB Fantasy Focus: 2009 All-Breakout Team

    With the start of the fantasy baseball season upon us, let’s highlight a few players at each position who are primed for a breakout season in 2009. C - Matt Wieters - Orioles Surprise! After posting a ...

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  15. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: How To Predict a Down Year

    As fantasy baseball managers, our job is not to assemble a team based on last year’s statistics, though many make the mistake of doing that. Instead, it is our duty to predict what’s going to happen next...

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  16. Nick Kappel's Fantasy Focus: Calling All Newbies!

    If you are new to fantasy baseball, or are just unsure where to play or what to look for in a league, you’ve come to the right place! As a 10-year veteran of fantasy baseball, I’ve endured several different types of leagues...

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