Jim Finch

Seung-hwan Oh: Underrated Dynasty Closer

Seung-hwan Oh: Underrated Dynasty Closer

The first names that come to mind when say the words dynasty league and closer are Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Zach Britton. After that opinion vary as you’ll see by our closer rankings which come out Sunday. The one person that is suspiciously absent from the top-10 is a name we wouldn’t normally associate […]

The Yankees rotation is set for the future

The Yankees rotation is set for the future

Not many things went right for the Yankees in 2016. It was to be expected though. There were no big offseason signings, the prospects they had were not ready for prime time, and their core was built on over-age veterans nearing the end of their contracts. They did move a number of older players during […]

Brian McCann: Hidden Dynasty League Treasure

Brian McCann: Hidden Dynasty League Treasure

In the real world, the arrival of Gary Sanchez signifies a changing of the guard for the Yankees and an end to the Brian McCann era. In our fantasy world it means owners, especially those in dynasty leagues, will soon cast aside McCann in the belief that he will have little to no value to […]

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – September 26

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – September 26

No, Neil is not back yet. You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille. Don’t fret; he’ll be back tomorrow, and he did take care of all your football needs before he departed on his weekend of jocularity and depravity. Fortunately for all of you, Paul and I were warming up in the bullpen, […]

Field of Streams; Week 23 Weekend Streamers

Field of Streams; Week 23 Weekend Streamers

It’s another call to the bullpen as Will Anderson has been placed on leave to attend to family matters, or go on a drinking binge; he sure gathers his fair share of drinking badges on twitter from @Untappd. Normally when there is an unscheduled absence I expect to see a horrific line from the previous […]

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Hot – Who’s Not

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Hot – Who’s Not

If your league playoffs have not started yet, they will be either this week or next. As I have said before, it’s time to stop looking at the names and looking solely at production, because there is no tomorrow. Every category counts, so don’t look at a player and dismiss them because you don’t see […]

Waiver Wire Report: The Hot List

Waiver Wire Report: The Hot List

We are in the stretch run for fantasy baseball. Some teams are entering their playoff rounds while others are preparing to do so. Because of this, traditional waiver wire advise means nothing. At this point it does not matter what kind of potential a player has. At this point it doesn’t matter if the BABIP […]

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – August 21

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – August 21

I haven’t been as active in the daily fantasy scene this year, but considering I read Neil’s DFS column every morning it feels like I’ve been here all season. I’ve basically been like a backup quarterback, standing on the sideline with my clipboard in hand, taking notes, and learning from the seasoned veteran. Granted I’m […]

Waiver Wire Report: Post Trade Deadline

Waiver Wire Report: Post Trade Deadline

The major league trade deadline has passed, and unless your league has custom settings the fantasy trade deadline has passed as well. That means the only way from here on out to improve your team is through waivers. And, that also means teams will starting to bring up their new toys to see what they […]

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Ready for Football

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Ready for Football

Are you ready for some football? I know I’m not, but some of you are. I used to play fantasy football, bu after eight year’s of playing I came to the inevitable conclusion that I suck. I’m sure if I put a little more effort in to it I could have been competitive (maybe), but […]

Waiver Wire Report: Keep Digging

Waiver Wire Report: Keep Digging

We kick off this weeks waiver wire with a quote from my buddy, and fellow fantasy writer, Seth Klein. If you’re neck and neck in a H2H league and don’t use all your allotted adds each week, you have only yourself to blame when u miss playoffs — Seth Klein (@SethDaSportsMan) July 23, 2016 Sadly, […]

Waiver Wire Report: Hitting the Reset Button

Waiver Wire Report: Hitting the Reset Button

Each year when the all-star break passes I hit the rest button here on the wire. That means that all previously recommended players should be looked at with skepticism. Sure, Didi Gregorius has done a fantastic job at shortstop, but things have a tendency of changing at the break. Hot streaks that carried a player […]

Waiver Wire Report: Closing out the First Half

Waiver Wire Report: Closing out the First Half

There has been a lot of bullpen activity over the past few weeks. The Padres shipped Fernando Rodney out-of-town, and the Diamondbacks did the same with Brad Ziegler. Add on injuries to Wade Davis and Craig Kimbrel and you’re left with a slew of fantasy owners scrambling to the waiver wire in search of a […]

Waiver Wire Report: Under-Owned Commodities

Waiver Wire Report: Under-Owned Commodities

The waiver wire isn’t just about looking for the next hot player. OK; it is, but often times players are overlooked due to a slow start or dismissed based upon a poor track record or even age. What a player has done in the past should not matter. Mike Moustakas proved that last year, and […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 13

Waiver Wire Report: Week 13

Justin Bour (Marlins) Available in 56% of CBS, 77% of Y! and 73% of ESPN leagues Bour is under-owned partly due to the fact he sits versus lefties, but he’s batting .276 against righties with 13 home runs over 174 at bats. For the season and the last 30 days he ranks just outside the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Here comes the Kids

Waiver Wire Report: Here comes the Kids

Hopefully you took my advice last week and picked up Wilson Contreras who was called up yesterday. I know those of you in one catcher leagues may be a little slow to roster him, but believe me he is the kind of difference maker you want hidden away now before he starts getting more at […]

The Closer: Is Rosenthal the New Rodney?

The Closer: Is Rosenthal the New Rodney?

I’m sure Trevor Rosenthal owners are not too happy that what was probably their top drafted closer has just 12 saves on the season. You know who else has 12 saves? Fernando Rodney, that’s who! It’s ironic that these two men are tied with saves, because there are a number of similarities in their career […]

Waiver Wire Report: Keep your bench fluid

Waiver Wire Report: Keep your bench fluid

Someone once asked me where I look for the players that are featured here on the waiver wire. More often than not, I look no further than my own watch list in my home league. My watch list is full of players that I would love to or would consider owning; it is constantly changing […]

Waiver Wire Report: In with the Old

Waiver Wire Report: In with the Old

Why is it that when a young hitter shows power and signs of breaking out, or a young pitcher is lights out over a few starts, that fantasy owners run to the waiver wire to stake their claim? Yet when an older player who either has had a few disappointing years, or even one that […]

Waiver Wire Report: Down the Road

Waiver Wire Report: Down the Road

The fun thing about the waiver wire is, every time you think there is nothing left of value, more players pop up to prove you wrong. I am constantly looking on the waiver wire, not because I have to be, but because it is the only way to stay one step ahead of the rest […]