1. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Closer's Corner, Week 9: What's Wrong with Joakim Soria?

    Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria blew his third consecutive save opportunity on Monday, his fifth in 12 chances. His ERA has ballooned to 6...

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  2. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: What's Wrong with Marlins' Hanley Ramirez?

    The consensus No. 2 pick before the season started, Hanley Ramirez has done little to justify his draft position. Through 181 at-bats this season, Ramirez is flirting with the Mendoza Line (...

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  3. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Buy or Sell Chicago Cubs' Aramis Ramirez?

    Aramis Ramirez has averaged 28 HR, 96 RBI and a .295 batting clip a year since 2004, despite missing 118 games over the last two seasons...

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  4. MLB Fantasy Baseball Insiders' Inbox: Spot-Start Options for Memorial Day

    Spot-starting is a crucial part of any fantasy team’s success, especially in roto leagues. Monday’s games will feature a plethora of back-of-the-rotation starters who ...

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  5. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: What's Wrong with Cubs' Ryan Dempster?

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster allowed seven earned runs for the second consecutive start on Thursday, recording just one out before being yanked...

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  6. Fantasy Baseball Insiders Inbox Projections: Buy or Sell Marlins' Chris Coghlan?

    Question from an avid reader: Is Chris Coghlan legit? -Big Mike Chris Coghlan is off to a hot start for the Marlins . After his one-for-four, three RBI performance on Wednesday, Florida’s leadoff hitter is batting ...

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  7. Fantasy Baseball Closer's Corner: Jonathan Broxton out as L.A. Dodgers' Closer

    Los Angeles Dodgers ’ GM Ned Colletti indicated on Tuesday that the team will install a closer-by-committee until Jonathan Broxton can right himself. Manager Don Mattingly will roll with the best ninth-inning matchup each night...

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  8. Top 10 NFL Coaching Meltdowns of All Time (Video)

    If you're like most NFL fans, you're probably spending most of your free time these days searching for mock drafts and reading scouting reports as you prepare for the 2011 NFL Draft...

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  9. NFL Draft 2011: Gruden QB Camp: Jake Locker

    In this edition of Jon Gruden's QB Camp, the former Buccaneers head coach tutors first-round hopeful Jake Locker . After being regarded as the top NFL prospect at this time last season, Locker returned to Washington for his senior season...

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  10. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Brett Anderson or Trevor Cahill?

    Through the team’s first 17 games, the Oakland Athletics lead the majors in ERA, and it’s not even close. The A’s team ERA currently sits at 2.44, while the major’s second-lowest ERA ( Angels ) is 3...

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  11. 2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Projecting L.A. Dodgers' Jerry Sands

    The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted outfield prospect Jerry Sands on Monday after the 23-year-old hit a whopping .400/.422/.875 with five HR and 17 RBI in 10 games (40 at-bats) at Triple-A Albuquerque...

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  12. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: How Good Is Seattle Mariners' Michael Pineda?

    Through three starts (19.1 innings) in 2011, Seattle Mariners rookie Michael Pineda has certainly turned some heads. The 21-year-old boasts a 2.33 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 16:7 K/BB ratio, which includes a start at Texas ...

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  13. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Is Royals' Bruce Chen Worth a Waiver Flier?

    Kansas City Royals ’ pitcher Bruce Chen tossed his third consecutive quality start on Tuesday, limiting the Indians to just two runs on six hits in seven innings. He also walked three and struck out five...

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  14. 2011 NFL Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs benefited from one of the league's easiest schedules in 2010, playing just two playoff teams (one being Seattle ) on their way to an AFC West title...

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  15. 2011 NFL Schedule: Top 10 Most Intriguing Games of the Upcoming Season

    Although the NFL labor situation is up in the air, NFL fans have a few things to get excited about. First, the 2011 NFL Draft begins next Thursday...

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  16. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Closers Corner Week 3: Matt Thornton, Ryan Franklin & More

    The start of the 2011 season has been filled with surprises, particularly in terms of blown saves. The Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpens have been especially unpredictable recently...

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  17. NFL Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Overall Picks of the Last 25 Years

    NFL fans are eagerly awaiting the 2011 NFL draft, set to kick off in less than two weeks. You can digest all the mock drafts and scouting reports you want, but to understand the NFL draft in it's entirety, you must know some of the history behind it...

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  18. NFL History Lesson: Why Raiders' Ray Guy Isnt the Best Punter of All-Time

    In 2007, former Oakland Raider’s Punter Ray Guy told the Oakland Tribune, “To this day, that’s the thing I get asked about the most...

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  19. 2011 NFL Power Rankings: The Top 32 Teams Going into the Draft

    The NFL labor dispute is stealing offseason headlines, but I'm optimistic that a lockout won't last into the regular season. While the NFL and player representatives work on the business side of things, fans are eagerly waiting the 2011 NFL Draft ...

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  20. MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Fliers: Finding Steals To Replace Rajai Davis

    The Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder Rajai Davis on the 15-day DL on Monday with a right ankle injury. The 30-year-old speedster has stolen 92 bases since 2009, so he presence in fantasy lineups won’t be easy to replace...

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  21. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Is Brewers Chris Narveson Worth a Wire Flier?

    Milwaukee Brewers ’ pitcher Chris Narveson tossed seven shutout innings against the Cubs Saturday night, allowing just six hits and one walk while striking out nine...

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  22. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Why Angels' Jered Weaver Is a Top 10 Pitcher

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ’s Jered Weaver pitched an absolute gem on Sunday, limiting a potent Blue Jays lineup to just one run on four hits in 7.2 innings. Weaver walked four and fanned a career-high 15...

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  23. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Angels' Tyler Chatwood To Make MLB Debut

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitching prospect Tyler Chatwood has been promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake and will make his major league debut Monday against the streaking Indians ...

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  24. NFL Draft: Revisiting the 2009 Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Trade

    The Denver Broncos made headlines back in 2009 when they traded franchise QB Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears . Two years later, all draft picks involved have been selected and the traded players have had some time to prove their worth...

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  25. NFL Draft 2011: Each Position's Top 10 40-Yard Dash Times from the Combine

    2011 NFL Draft is fast approaching, so fans are digging deep to crunch the size, speed and strength and their team's future stars. Search no more...

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