1. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Is Royals' Jeremy Guthrie Worth an Add?

    After taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Sunday against the White Sox —and extending his streak of no earned runs allowed to 22.2 innings—Jeremy Guthrie has reached “take notice” status within the baseball community...

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  2. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Arizona Diamondbacks' Tyler Skaggs

    Although it’s yet to be confirmed, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports Arizona Diamondbacks ’ left-handed pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs will make his major league debut Wednesday against the Marlins ...

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  3. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Projections: What's Wrong with Giants' Tim Lincecum?

    In a baseball season full of surprises — Mike Trout’s historic rookie season and R.A. Dickey’s knuckle ball, to name a few — the implosion of Giants ace Tim Lincecum is perhaps the most shocking...

    Nick Kappel Written by Nick Kappel about over 2 years ago 1,442 reads 1 comments

  4. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Projections: How Good Is Giants' Madison Bumgarner?

    With his five-hit complete game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday night, Madison Bumgarner extended his quality starts streak to seven. In 16 of his 24 starts this season he’s allowed two runs or less...

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  5. 2012 Fantasy Baseball: Why You Should Sell High on White Sox's Chris Sale

    The Year of the Pitcher Part III is in full effect, despite the surprising home run totals this season . Chris Sale is among the young leaders of the movement, posting a 2.59 ERA (3...

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  6. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Analysis: What's Wrong with Pirates' James McDonald?

    One month ago, following his four-hit, 10-K performance against the San Francisco Giants , James McDonald ’s ERA was a minuscule 2.37. The Pittsburgh Pirates ’ right-hander appeared to be the steal of the season...

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  7. Super Bowl 2012: 5 Reasons New England Patriots Have the Edge

    Super Bowl XLVI is just four days away. This means two things: a) I'm super excited, and b) there's plenty of time to dissect every angle of the NFL 's biggest game of the year...

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  8. Chicago Cubs: 5 Moves to Make by End of Spring Training

    The Chicago Cubs have been very busy this offseason. After hiring a new President of Baseball Operations (Theo Epstein), General Manager (Jed Hoyer) and Manager (Dale Sveum), the ...

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  9. Super Bowl 2012: How Tom Brady Could Cement His Legacy as the Best QB Ever

    New England Patriots ’ quarterback Tom Brady will make his fifth Super Bowl appearance Sunday, tying John Elway for the most all-time among quarterbacks...

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  10. 2012 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs' 5 Biggest Needs

    The 2011 Kansas City Chiefs were full of surprises—some good, some bad. Yet given all the disappointments—key injuries to Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and ...

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  11. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Texas Rangers Earn Rights to Yu Darvish

    The Texas Rangers earned the rights to sign pitcher Yu Darvish Monday night, after his Japanese team, the Nippon Ham Fighters , accepted the Rangers’ posting fee bid of $51...

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  12. Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Revisiting My 2011 Top-10 Rookie Predictions

    In March I predicted the top-10 rookies of 2011 in terms of fantasy value. Now that the season is over, let's review my rankings. Note that I’ll be ranking my rankings as “hit” or “miss” based on what I wrote in March...

    Nick Kappel Written by Nick Kappel about 3 years ago 1,249 reads 1 comments

  13. The Sub-2.50 ERA Curse Revisited: How the Elite Pitchers of 2010 Fared in 2011

    Before the 2010 season , I got familiar with the idea of regression to the mean . This concept illustrates the phenomenon of an outlying statistic in one season (such as an extraordinary ERA) coming back down to earth in the next, simply by chance...

    Nick Kappel Written by Nick Kappel about 3 years ago 549 reads 1 comments

  14. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: What's Wrong With Atlanta Braves' Dan Uggla?

    2010 was a banner year for Dan Uggla , as the slugging second baseman posted career-highs in batting average (.287), home runs (33) and RBI (105)...

    Nick Kappel Written by Nick Kappel about over 3 years ago 1,352 reads 6 comments

  15. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas

    In one of the most anticipated roster moves of the 2011 season, the Kansas City Royals have promoted third base prospect Mike Moustakas from Triple-A. He is expected to make his major league debut Friday night at Anaheim...

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  16. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Buy or Sell Texas Rangers' Alexi Ogando?

    Texas Rangers ’ pitcher Alexi Ogando twirled another gem on Wednesday, limiting the Tigers to just one run on six hits in 7.2 innings...

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  17. 2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: San Diego Padres' Anthony Rizzo

    The news fantasy managers have been waiting for has finally been confirmed : San Diego Padres ’ first base prospect Anthony Rizzo has been promoted and will make his major league debut Thursday against the Nationals ...

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  18. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Buy or Sell Atlanta Braves' Jair Jurrjens?

    Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Jair Jurrjens is enjoying a career year. The 25-year-old right-hander leads the majors with a minuscule 1.75 ERA (min. 70 innings) through 10 starts this season...

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  19. Fantasy Baseball Closer's Corner, Week 10: Joakim Soria, Andrew Bailey & More

    While messy bullpen situations dominated early-season headlines, the Closer’s Corner has been less exciting over the past few weeks...

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  20. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Oakland Athletics' Jemile Weeks

    The Oakland Athletics promoted second base prospect Jemile Weeks from Triple-A on Monday. The younger brother of Rickie Weeks (and the A’s No. 5 prospect according to Baseball America) is expected to fill in for the injured Mark Ellis...

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  21. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers made a few roster moves Monday, none more shocking than the promotion of top prospect Dee Gordon ...

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  22. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Why You Should Buy Low on Alex Rios

    Ubaldo Jimenez isn’t the only star of 2010 that has struggled this season. After a year in which Alex Rios hit 21 HRs, swiped 34 bases and hit ...

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  23. MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt

    Paul Goldschmidt set a Texas State school record with 36 career home runs before being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth round of the 2009 draft...

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  24. Fantasy Baseball Projections: Ubaldo Jimenez Hurls Shutout; Back to Old Form?

    Colorado Rockies ’ pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is not the same flame-thrower he was last year, and everyone knows it. After 10 starts in 2010, Jimenez was 9-1 with a historically minuscule 0...

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  25. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Buy or Sell Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce?

    After an extremely disappointing April (.228/.301/.380), Cincinnati Reds ’ right fielder Jay Bruce bounced back with a scorching-hot May, showcasing his elite power potential...

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