1. Fantasy Baseball: 7 Early-Season Panic Trades

    Early in the season, the fantasy owner's mind knows there's a long way to go and his studs will probably be just fine, but that doesn't mean others are as smart. This is the time to take advantage of those owners...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,963 reads 2 comments

  2. MLB: 5 Perennial Buyers Who Will Be Selling This Year

    This season, and the trade deadline that will bisect it, will be unlike any that has been seen before in baseball...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 699 reads 2 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 7 Ways to Know Your Fantasy Draft Was a Disaster

    Immediately after a fantasy draft concludes, half the room is thinking "I own this league. Carve my name into the trophy today," while the other half is thinking, "How do I trade this ...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 2,547 reads 6 comments

  4. Fantasy Baseball: Jayson Werth and 7 Picks Who Will Help Your On-Base Percentage

    Why on-base percentage? For those in standard rotisserie or points leagues, why do you care about on-base percentage? Because in most roto formats, runs are a category, and you can't score without getting on base...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,341 reads 0 comments

  5. Fantasy Baseball Sleepers 2012: Every Team's Hitter Ready to Break out

    What defines a breakout? Is it the kid who comes up to the majors and makes himself fantasy useful right away? Is it the guy who we all thought we knew and then takes his game to the ...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 3,643 reads 5 comments

  6. MLB Power Rankings: The Best and Worst MLB Stadiums

    In ranking baseball's ballparks, everyone has a preference. No, I have not seen a game at every stadium, so yes, I will have biases for, or against, stadiums in which I've had certain experiences...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 46,515 reads 48 comments

  7. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Dee Gordon, Colby Rasmus and Draft Tips by Position

    Conventional wisdom, and the analysis of aging, overweight writers for years has been "first base is deep, the rest of the infield is shallow, get power at the corners and speed in the outfield...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 3,928 reads 0 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Buster Posey and 15 Injuries to Know Before Draft Day

    Players returning from injury represent huge question marks heading into spring training and fantasy baseball season. Several ace-potential starting pitchers are coming off serious trips on the disabled list...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 5,204 reads 9 comments

  9. Cliff Lee, Jamie Moyer and 5 Successful Pitching Approach Changes

    Pitchers change their approaches to battle for a myriad of reasons. For some, their age has stolen critical miles-per-hour from their dominant fastball, and they must adapt. For others, injuries or ineffectiveness lead to strategy shifts...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,589 reads 5 comments

  10. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Matt Moore, Brett Lawrie and the All-Overdrafted Team

    People love a shiny young player because they're loaded with "upside" and no one has been burned by them before. The hype surrounding them also leaves them vulnerable to overdrafting...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,171 reads 11 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball 2012: The All Under-Drafted Team

    There are two different kinds of players being wildly undervalued this season. The first is filled with players who have established track records of solid performance and suffered a down year in 2011...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 2,044 reads 7 comments

  12. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Projecting the First Player Chosen at Each Position

    It's often been said you cannot win your draft with the first pick, but you can lose it. If you took Carl Crawford with the first pick last year, you might not have recovered...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 5,690 reads 36 comments

  13. Vernon Wells, A-Rod and the 5 Biggest Contracts Ever Successfully Traded

    Big contracts can weigh down an organization for agonizing periods of time. Just ask the Cubs about Alfonso Soriano, or the Astros about Carlos Lee...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 2,434 reads 2 comments

  14. Joe Mauer, Bryce Harper and 2012 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts

    For those unfamiliar with the concept, sleepers are players currently being drafted lower than their expected production will be worth, and busts are players being drafted higher than their expected production will be worth...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,831 reads 0 comments

  15. MLB: 5 Reasons Manny Ramirez Will Fail with the Oakland A's

    Manny Ramirez might be one of the five greatest hitters of the last 20 years. In 19 seasons, he's a career .312 hitter with a .996 OPS, 555 home runs, 1831 RBI and 1544 runs scored...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 250 reads 1 comments

  16. 5 Reasons the Nationals' Bryce Harper Shouldn't Start 2012 in the Majors

    The fans have been calling for Bryce Harper since he was drafted. They've seen too many YouTube videos of his moonshots off high school pitching. The Nationals told their fans they have a plan for the kid, and they intend to let it play out...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 2,408 reads 10 comments

  17. Manny Ramirez, Carlos Zambrano and Baseball's 7 Most Frustrating Players

    Frustrating can take on different meanings. Who is frustrated? Why? This list will attempt to hit on some of the most frustrating players in history, from various perspectives...

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  18. Ryan Braun Suspension Overturned and 5 Headlines You Won't See This Season

    Let's be honest, Rays fans. You need a historical collapse in Boston to make the playoffs. Your pitching is as good as any in baseball, if James Shields can reproduce his one great ...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,996 reads 16 comments

  19. Clay Buchholz, Carl Crawford and 5 Red Sox Hopes

    Last year was close to a worst-case scenario in terms of performance compared to expectation, and the Red Sox were still about eight minutes short of making the playoffs. That says this team is still a threat, but certain things have to go differently..

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,198 reads 5 comments

  20. 2012 MLB Predictions: Where Do Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder Take New Teams?

    Some major players have new teams. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim landed the top hitter AND pitcher on the market in one day. The Detroit Tigers came in late and swooped Prince Fielder from the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about over 2 years ago 1,087 reads 5 comments

  21. Albert Pujols Free Agency: St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Field

    Albert Pujols isn't leaving St. Louis. There, it's that simple. Considering his age, injury concerns and impact on the city of St. Louis, Pujols is worth more to the Cardinals than to any other organization...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about almost 3 years ago 560 reads 0 comments

  22. The 5 Most Unlikely World Series Teams of the 21st Century

    There are surprise teams in baseball every year. A club that was terrible the year before, suddenly gets a breakout player or an overperformer, who elevates them into the realm of annual contenders...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about almost 3 years ago 974 reads 7 comments

  23. AL Cy Young 2011: Predicting Where All the Contenders Finish in Voting

    With the lack of close playoff races, baseball fans' attention has turned to the race for various personal awards...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about almost 3 years ago 1,085 reads 11 comments

  24. MLB Power Rankings: Who Are the World Series Favorites Heading into Final Month?

    The San Francisco Giants are still the defending World Series champions. In the coming months, they will either make a tremendous run at the division, or someone will take that title from them...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about 3 years ago 5,490 reads 72 comments

  25. MLB's 10 Wackiest Closers

    They have they own world. In the ninth inning, when most pitchers have come and gone, they eagerly await the call from the bullpen that their team needs them to close to the door...

    Nathan Palatsky Written by Nathan Palatsky about 3 years ago 547 reads 1 comments