1. 5 Fantasy Baseball Moves to Ensure a Solid Push Towards the Playoffs

    Today, we're weighing in on the tough questions. What do I do with a player currently on the DL? Should I be scouting prospects? Is it time to nab a hot pitcher after just a couple ...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 1,414 reads 2 comments

  2. Fantasy Baseball: 5 Latest 'Sell High' Fantasy Trade Options

    Another week gone by means another edition of "sell high" candidates. July is coming to an end and we've witnessed a litany of trades. The fantasy baseball field is certainly changing...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 2,136 reads 2 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 9 Fantasy Value-Altering Trades

    We're still a few days away from the MLB trade deadline, but there's already been a ton of action. We've seen plenty of players on the move. Just as these trades alter the MLB's landscape, so do they alter the fantasy landscape...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 2,459 reads 4 comments

  4. MLB Contracts: The Biggest Waste of Money at Each Position

    Baseball is a game where good, late 20s to mid 30s players can earn a ton of money over a really long amount of time. More times then not, these contracts tend to disappoint...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 252 reads 7 comments

  5. Andrew McCutchen: Not Just the Pittsburgh Pirates' MVP

    Five-tool players weave their routes across the grass, slide effortlessly into a stolen base and wallop line drives over stadium walls. Center field has quickly—and explosively—become baseball’s most talented position...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 1,590 reads 8 comments

  6. Blame Joe Paterno, Blame Penn State, Just Don't Blame the Players

    Let me start this article by saying I am not a Penn State alumni. In fact, I have no connection to the University. I’m just a 20-something kid from Oregon who loves athletics and wants to be a sports writer...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 790 reads 21 comments

  7. 10 MLB Players Who Are No Longer Reliable Fantasy Options

    Every fantasy baseball season is filled with disappointments. Generally, they're sleepers or rookies that you take a flier on, and they don't pan out. The ones that hurt are those that you never see coming...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 2,517 reads 0 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball: 5 All-Star Break Tips to Guarantee a Huge Second Half

    If your fantasy team is like mine, you're suffering through a rough season. I play in a head-to-head league, and I'm currently going through one of my worst seasons to date, sitting well under ...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 4,291 reads 5 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball: 5 Quick Tips for Lowering Your Team's ERA

    This has been quite the year for pitchers. Some have propelled themselves to greatness. Names like Johan Santana and Matt Cain made themselves legends by putting together some of the best starts in baseball...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 1,791 reads 1 comments

  10. 5 Boston Red Sox Who Have Been Wrongfully Scapegoated This Season

    The Boston Red Sox are 31-32 and tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for last place. Not exactly a dream season. Since their title in 2007, the team has been running in circles. Post-September collapse has been especially disappointing...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 1,614 reads 3 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 10 Intriguing Options You Must Avoid

    We have rounded the May corner and are finally heading into the summer, as well as the third month of the season. A lot of players enjoyed hot months of May, but that does not mean that they are suddenly fantasy studs...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 3,137 reads 1 comments

  12. 10 Hitters the Boston Red Sox Should Target in the 2012 MLB Draft

    Over the last few seasons, the Boston Red Sox have heavily favored middle infielders early on in the draft. Some of their best prospect—from Middlebrooks to Gechhini—have all profiled as third basemen or shortstops...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about 2 years ago 2,209 reads 2 comments

  13. 5 Recent Hyped Boston Red Sox Prospects Who Didn't Pan out

    There's a lot of hype about current Sox prospect Will Middlebrooks. The third baseman is making waves with the big-league club, but a prospect is never a sure thing. For every young player that actually pans out, there are a million other flops...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,367 reads 1 comments

  14. Will Middlebrooks and 15 Most Hyped Prospects in Boston Red Sox History

    Boston 's farm system has been a source of debate for quite a few seasons now. While they've turned out some great product, it seems there's always more hype surrounding players than there should be...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 3,726 reads 18 comments

  15. Philadelphia Phillies: Has Cole Hamels Put a Target on His Back?

    Let me begin this article by stating I have no personal beef with Cole Hamels . I did not particularly agree with his decision to plunk Bryce Harper...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 969 reads 4 comments

  16. Aroldis Chapman: Time for Cincinnati Reds Lefty to Have a Defined Role

    I'm going to be straight here: the Cincinnati Reds need to stop pussyfooting around. That statement could be directed toward a myriad of things, but as the headline will tell you, I'm talking about Aroldis Chapman...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,123 reads 31 comments

  17. Adrian Gonzalez: Analyzing the Boston Red Sox Slugger's Batting Woes

    When I go to Adrian Gonzalez 's profile on Bostonredsox.com , the banner on the page is an image of "K" signs that are displayed when a pitcher strikes out a batter. For A-Gon, this almost seems fitting...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 809 reads 2 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox: Grading All 25 Roster Players After MLB's First Month

    The 2012 Red Sox season has already been filled with highs and lows. Despite a slow start, things have started to heat up, as Boston recently went on a six-game win streak and is now 11-12 on the season...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,999 reads 5 comments

  19. Fantasy Baseball: 10 Latest 'Sell High' Fantasy Trade Options

    There's no better time than the present to sell high on hot-start players for adequate return. Once the MLB hits midseason, there tends to be a steep drop in hot streaks that propel players to the top of the rankings...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,089 reads 5 comments

  20. Boston Red Sox Trade Ideas: Is Kevin Youkilis's Time Running Short?

    Was Bobby Valentine that far from the truth? Earlier last week, Valentine was caught in an interview referring to Kevin Youkilis as not "emotionally or physically" prepared for the season...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,517 reads 2 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball: Every Team's Most Intriguing Fantasy Option After Week 2

    There's a lot to pay attention to in fantasy baseball. With 30 teams—each possessing 25-man rosters—there's 750 players to be concerned with each fantasy season. That's not counting disabled lists and minor leaguers...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 883 reads 0 comments

  22. Seattle Mariners: How Long Until Ichiro's Spot in the Lineup Is Changed?

    When the Seattle Mariners acquired Jesus Montero, it seemed they finally found what they've been missing since Edgar Martinez's departure: a middle-of-the-order bat and RBI machine...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,451 reads 3 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 10 Scalding Starts You Should Ignore

    I've learned over the years that there are a few truths to fantasy baseball within the first week. Truth one: If your team is struggling within week one, it's almost impossible not to hit the panic button...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 3,834 reads 7 comments

  24. MLB Trade Scenarios: 10 Surprising Names Who Could Hit the Market This Summer

    Last season was filled with a ton of surprise trades. Zach Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez and Shaun Marcum were three big names moved over the winter...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,542 reads 2 comments

  25. Atlanta Braves Spring Training: Freddie Freeman Brings Hope to Ailing Offense

    The Atlanta Braves have always had great pitching, and looking at the farm system, that isn't going to change any time soon. While they're dominating the mound, offense remains a point of weakness...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,757 reads 0 comments