1. 2010 Batting Average on Balls in Play Leaders: What to Expect in 2011?

    Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP) has become one of the most popular stats among fantasy managers in recent years. To put it simply, BABIP measures the number of batted balls that fall safely for a hit (excluding home runs)...

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  2. 2011 MLB Closers: Papelbon, Cordero, Rivera, Soria & Wilson Are Only Reliables

    Over the last three years, only five closers have recorded at least 30 saves each season (Jonathan Papelbon, Francisco Cordero, Mariano Rivera , Joakim Soria and Brian Wilson)...

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  3. Stadium Review: Arrowhead Stadium, Home of the Kansas City Chiefs

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE: STADIUM JOURNEY Arrowhead Stadium opened in August of 1972. It is the fourth-largest stadium in the NFL, with a capacity of 77,000...

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  4. Stadium Review: Kinnick Stadium, Home of Iowa Hawkeyes Football

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE: StadiumJourney.com FANFARE SCORE: 28 (4.0) The home of Iowa Hawkeyes football debuted in 1929 as Iowa Stadium...

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  5. Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia Phillies from Houston Astros: Fantasy Impact

    In one of the most anticipated deals of the summer, the Houston Astros traded pitcher Roy Oswalt to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday in exchange for J.A. Happ and two minor league prospects...

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  6. Will David Ortiz's Home Run Derby Success Lead To a Second-Half Slump?

    Most baseball fans believe success in the Home Run Derby translates to a power outage in the second half of the season. Josh Hamilton in 2008 comes to mind, but it would be foolish to make assumptions based on that one particular instance...

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  7. Seattle Mariners Trade Cliff Lee to Texas Rangers: Fantasy Impact

    After weeks of anticipation, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Cliff Lee finally has a new home. Just hours after it was reported that the New York Yankees were close to acquiring ...

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  8. Seattle Mariners' Erik Bedard Returns From Disabled List: Fantasy Impact

    EDIT: Erik Bedard will miss Tuesday’s start with a stiff shoulder. Seattle Mariners’ pitcher Erik Bedard is scheduled to make his first start of the season against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday...

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  9. Brandon Phillips: Why You Must Sell High on the Cincinnati Reds' Second Baseman

    Through 82 team games (324 at-bats) this season, Reds’ second baseman Brandon Phillips is tied with Boston’s Kevin Youkilis for the major league lead in runs, with 62...

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  10. San Francisco Giants Trade Bengie Molina to Texas Rangers: Fantasy Impact

    While the MLB trade deadline is more than four weeks away, the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers swapped catcher Bengie Molina for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named later on Thursday...

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  11. Will the Real Casey McGehee Please Stand Up?

    Casey McGehee delivered a breakout performance for the Milwaukee Brewers last season batting .301 with 16 homers and 66 RBI in just 355 at-bats. McGehee then silenced his doubters by batting ...

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  12. Why Marlins' Josh Johnson Is Better Than Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez

    Ubaldo Jimenez has been absolutely filthy through 16 starts this season, going 14-1 with a Bob Gibson-like 1.83 ERA. The 26-year-old flame thrower even tossed a no-hitter back on April 17 ...

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  13. Waiver Wire Fliers: Replacing Phillies' Second Baseman Chase Utley

    The Phillies placed Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his right thumb on Tuesday, making him the fourth player in recent weeks (Aramis Ramirez, Victor ...

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  14. Waiver Wire Fliers: Replacing Braves' Outfielder Jason Heyward

    After batting just .181 with one homer over 94 June at-bats, rookie sensation Jason Heyward’s batting average fell from .292 (on May 31) to .251 following last Saturday’s 0-for-4 game...

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  15. Why You Should Sell High on Brewers' Outfielder Corey Hart

    After an 0-for-5 effort against the Phillies on May 14, Brewers outfielder Corey Hart owned an uninspiring stat line of three homers, 12 RBI, and a .247/.340/.416 triple slash through 27 games...

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  16. Waiver Wire Fliers: Replacing Boston Red Sox Catcher Victor Martinez

    Victor Martinez was hit with two foul tipped balls on Sunday, the first off Pablo Sandoval’s bat in the second inning, then off the bat of Andres Torres in the third, which broke a bone in the tip of V-Mart’s left thumb...

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  17. Waiver Wire Fliers: Replacing Red Sox Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia

    After a forgetful May, Dustin Pedroia rewarded his faithful fantasy managers in June, batting .374 with four homers, 16 RBI, and six steals in 23 games...

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  18. Why a Low BABIP Doesn't Necessarily Signal a Good Buy-Low Candidate

    The term "Batting Average on Balls In Play" (BABIP) has become one of the most popular stats among fantasy managers in recent years. To put it simply, BABIP measures the number of batted balls that fall safely for a hit (excluding home runs)...

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  19. Scott Kazmir: Los Angeles Angel's Sparkling June Still Raises Red Flags

    While Angels’ southpaw Scott Kazmir struggled with a 7.20 and 5.97 ERA in April and May respectively, the 26-year-old has seemingly salvaged his season with a deceiving June. In 23 innings (four starts) this month, Kazmir is 4-0 with a 2...

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  20. Closer's Corner, June 21: Brian Fuentes, Huston Street, Alfredo Simon and More

    If you read this article posted back in March, you know why it’s important to keep an eye on your league’s waiver wire as save opportunities get shuffled around major league bullpens...

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  21. Why Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Is Already a Top-10 Fantasy Pitcher (VIDEO)

    Stephen Strasburg dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of a sold out crowd at Nationals Park Tuesday night, allowing just two runs on four hits in seven historical innings...

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  22. What's Wrong With Aramis Ramirez?

    While waiver wire gems such as Jose Bautista (18 HRs, 45 RBI) and Carlos Silva (8 wins, 2.93 ERA) are unexpectedly dominating fantasy leagues, perennial All-Stars such as Mark Teixeira (...

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  23. 2010 MLB Draft: When Will Bryce Harper Become Fantasy-Relevant?

    Photo credit: Gallery 2 Images The first round of Major League Baseball’s 2010 first-year player draft featured many unexpected surprises, including the position at which Bryce Harper was drafted...

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  24. MLB Prospect Report: Florida Marlins OF Mike Stanton's 2010 Fantasy Value

    In addition to the hype surrounding the MLB draft on Monday night and Stephen Strasburg’s Major League debut on Tuesday night, fantasy owners now have Mike Stanton’s long-awaited arrival to look forward to...

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  25. Buy or Sell: Atlanta's Troy Glaus

    After nine weeks of play, Braves’ first basemen Troy Glaus is tied with Albert Pujols and Evan Longoria for fifth on the major’s RBI leader board with 44...

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