Josh Coleman

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

The Holidays can be a demanding time. Events and family outings pushing you this way and that, making those list and checking them twice, the endless search for that perfect holiday gift. For some it can be the most wonderful time of the year. For others, the commercialized vision of grandeur can serve as a […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. As the Winter Meetings came to a close the bookend day was not without its own news of notes. The closing ceremony of the Winter Meetings is the Rule 5 Draft. For those that don’t know I’ll save you from a Wikipedia […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening-whichever is applicable to you.  24/7 sports coverage is, more often than not, a wonderful thing. For me personally, some type of sport consumes about 80% of my existence. For people like me, the term “Too much exposure.” doesn’t really exist. The one negative about the constant coverage is […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. The last installment of this feature covered four notable topics and a mention of a potential work stoppage. A little over a week later; we’ve established labor peace and teams have really began shaping their respective clubs for the 2017 season. Sunday […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. Some weeks this post can write itself. In the first and second installments I mentioned 12 and 14 transactions respectively. This week there were four newsworthy transactions that caught my eye. Weeks such as this one are part of the Hot Stove […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening –whichever is applicable to you. It was a procedural week on the Hot Stove as players made their decisions regarding qualifying offers and teams adjusted their 40-man rosters in preparation for the Rule 5 draft scheduled for December 8th.   In all, 10 players were given qualifying offers, […]

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

A Fantasy Spin on the Hot Stove

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening –whichever is applicable to you. The leaves on the trees have fallen, there is a crisp feel to the air, pumpkin is the universal flavor, and my wife has Hallmark Christmas movies on loop. These sights and sounds of the season can only mean one thing… the beginning […]

The Scott Feldman Project

The Scott Feldman Project

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening –whichever is applicable to you. Theo Epstein took over a downtrodden Cubs Franchise coming off a 71-91 season and two years removed from a .500 ball club. The Franchise Player was a singles hitting shortstop who featured bad fielding and mental lapses much more often than flashes of […]

Buyers Guide for the Hot Corner

Buyers Guide for the Hot Corner

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening —whichever is applicable to you.  In 2011, Adrian Beltre’s .296 AVG with 32 HR, 85 Runs and 105 RBI was the class of the 3B position. Joining him among the elite in the game were Aramis Ramirez (.306/26/80/93), Michael Young (.338/11/88/106), and Evan Longoria (.244/31/78/99). Other notable performances […]

Concerns From the Keystone

Concerns From the Keystone

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. It wasn’t too long ago that draft day selections at second base were accompanied by nausea and lightheadedness. Robinson Cano was the gold standard, but he was often over-drafted by many who felt the need to “fill the position”. Dozier, Altuve, Kinsler, […]

Bright Stars or Brief Flashes Of Light

Bright Stars or Brief Flashes Of Light

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. The year was 1994; Nirvana was unplugged, OJ was on trial, Forrest went running, and the PlayStation began robbing children of the outdoor pleasures of yesteryear. For the Kansas City Royals, 1994 was known as the year of “The Hammer”. Bob Hamelin […]

Lucroy: Waive”ing” Goodbye To Top Tier Catcher Status?

Lucroy: Waive”ing” Goodbye To Top Tier Catcher Status?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Pleasure is rarely derived when drafting a catcher. If you pay the premium for a top-tier guy, you and everyone else in the room know the production provided will most likely not equal that of the price paid. If you go slumming […]

Misguided Love

Misguided Love

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Randall France is truly one of the great philosophers of the 21st Century. Now before you rush to Google this Randall France character; please know if you’re not located near the Southeast Region of West Virginia, you’ve never had the pleasure of […]

The Keeper Conundrum Vol. 2

The Keeper Conundrum Vol. 2

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening– whichever is applicable to you. With the close of the 2016 Fantasy Season quickly approaching, the year-end roster inventory has already begun. In keeper leagues I’m beginning to determine who my Keeper targets are. In redraft leagues I’m looking at the things that went right, as well as, […]

The Keeper Conundrum 2017 Vol. 1

The Keeper Conundrum 2017 Vol. 1

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. For those avid followers of fantasy baseball, September can be a rather feast or famine time of year. If you are in contention, then each and every night’s outcomes become magnified as every new home run and stolen base could be the […]

Touts That Went South: Preseason Review

Touts That Went South: Preseason Review

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Nagging can be defined as someone continually fault-finding, complaining, or being petulant. Using that word to describe my wife may be overstating it to a degree. Without hesitation my wife will tell you of wrongdoing and instruct you on how to correctly […]

Using BsR to forecast run and SB totals in 2017

Using BsR to forecast run and SB totals in 2017

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Last Sunday Maine-Endwell Little League, from Binghamton, NY, ended a four-year drought for the U.S. at the Little League World Series. Ryan Harlost grabbed the spotlight after a complete game gem combined with scoring the game-winning run. Make no mistake; Ryan Harlost’s exploits […]

The AL September Primer

The AL September Primer

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Last week I took a tour around the National League, identifying one fantasy storyline per team that was of interest to me. Some of the stories could have an impact for this season, while some may be more about early prep work […]

The NL September Primer

The NL September Primer

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. Living in a somewhat rural setting has its drawbacks. For a 16-year-old gamer, our WiFi, would be high on the list of life’s biggest kick to the groin. With the lackluster quality of our WiFi the service area in the house is […]

Bryce Harper: The Chosen One or Future Star?

Bryce Harper: The Chosen One or Future Star?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. By all accounts Gregg Jefferies had a fine MLB career. He was a two-time All-Star and finished his career with a .289 AVG spanning 14 years and 6 teams. Jefferies made his debut in 1987, appearing in 6 games as a 19 year-old […]