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Fantasy Forward: Mad Max and Masahiro surge on Friday Night

Fantasy Forward: Mad Max and Masahiro surge on Friday Night

Will injuries ever slow down? Apparently not. A.J. Griffin left his start with a reported intercostal strain and has landed on the disabled list with Dillon Gee on his way to replace him in Texas. Both Jesse Hahn and Kendall Gravemen appear destined for the disabled list forcing the A’s to recall Jharel Cotton to […]

Struggling Stars and How to View Them

Struggling Stars and How to View Them

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. No matter how many times I fly, the view at the land below never ceases to amaze me. I find it remarkable that life’s most mesmerizing views can be seen from a window around 15 inches tall and 10 inches wide. From […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 9

Waiver Wire Report: Week 9

Welcome to week eight of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as […]

Fantasy Forward: Braun back to the DL and Xander still hot

Fantasy Forward: Braun back to the DL and Xander still hot

When Ryan Braun left the game last night, his owner’s immediately assumed the worst. They were proven correct when Braun returned to the disabled list due to his calf injury. There’s no immediate timetable, but if it lingers this could sideline him for up to a month. Joc Pederson landed on the seven-day concussion disabled […]

Aaron Judge’s superstar development

Aaron Judge’s superstar development

It’s nearly impossible to go under the radar when you have a 6’7″, 275 pound frame. Aaron Judge has been turning heads since his draft day, being live on the set of MLB Network when taken by the Yankees with the 32nd overall pick back in 2013. He was straight out of college, and while […]

Fantasy Forward: Price is still not right?

Fantasy Forward: Price is still not right?

In a guarded statement, manager John Farrell said David Price came out of rehab feeling fine on the physical side of things, but his next step will be determined. In other words, his six runs allowed and lack of command should yield another rehab start in order to allow Price time to hone his control. […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 8

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 8

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Miguel Sano – The power has always been there, but the rest of his game lagged behind. So far in 2017, I’d say it’s caught up. He’s doing everything right, including a great batting […]

Minor League Report: Promotions are coming

Minor League Report: Promotions are coming

We are in that weird part of the season where it feels like we have been doing this for a while, and when someone tells you we are in week eight you can’t believe it has been that long. The good news is prospects will start getting promoted soon. There are not a ton of “on […]

Fantasy Forward: Sano powers up again and Greinke cruises

Fantasy Forward: Sano powers up again and Greinke cruises

There’s not much in the way of injury news, and if you owned Phil Hughes, rejoice – he’s on the disabled list so you can move on. For some good news, Corey Kluber cleared his check-up and will start on Thursday in the minors. Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson played for Dunedin on Monday night […]

Eye Test: Gray, Arrieta, and Teheran

Eye Test: Gray, Arrieta, and Teheran

In this series, I will give you my personal scouting report from watching lots of baseball during the week while trying to leverage my perspective as a former college ballplayer and lifelong baseball fan.  I will also do my best to fuse this visual examination with the underlying statistics that we all know and love […]

Fantasy Forward: Adams in Atlanta, Braun’s back and Estrada surges

Fantasy Forward: Adams in Atlanta, Braun’s back and Estrada surges

In what seems like a merry-go-round of a rotation, the Dodgers demoted Julio Urias to the minors to pave the way for a Kenta Maeda return later this week. Milwaukee activated Ryan Braun and played him on Sunday, so those who own him can activate him for Week 8. Steven Matz will need at least […]

Pitch Count: Week 8 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 8 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

At this point in the season, most of the pitchers available to be added in the fantasy world have flaws and risk – hence their lower ownership levels. Every once in a while a potential star emerges.  Jose Berrios was highlighted in this space for the past two weeks as a speculative add.  Last week, […]

Fantasy Forward: Sanchez back to DL and he’s taking Dallas with him

Fantasy Forward: Sanchez back to DL and he’s taking Dallas with him

While the Dodgers continue to manipulate the disabled list with their pitching staff, the Blue Jays continue to bring Aaron Sanchez back too soon. He returned to the injured designation for the third time this year due to his finger issues. Regression seemed imminent for the young starter, but not having him may hurt his […]

Fantasy Forward: We’re going streaking with Sale and the Rangers

Fantasy Forward: We’re going streaking with Sale and the Rangers

Although the Astros seem to be cruising with a six and a half game lead, the Rangers in the rear view mirror seem to be getting closer, riding the wave of a 10 game win streak. Texas has won games on walk-offs, decent starting pitching, and if the offense rounds into shape with Adrian Beltre […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 8

Waiver Wire Report: Week 8

Welcome to week eight of the waiver wire report. Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership). Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as […]

Fantasy Forward: Replacing Freeman

Fantasy Forward: Replacing Freeman

After a hit-by-pitch will sideline Freddie Freeman for up to 10 weeks, fantasy owners will need to hit the waiver wire for replacements. Names to target, some of which are included in today’s waiver wire, are Justin Smoak, Josh Bell, Logan Morrison or Tommy Joseph. Deeper leagues will need to scramble even further. News surrounding […]

Player Spotlight: Chris Sale

Player Spotlight: Chris Sale

It’s no secret the Red Sox are going all in for a championship window over the next few years. With recent free agency signings such as David Price, and then of course selling off some top notch prospects for players currently in their peak – in particular the subject of this piece, Chris Sale. When […]

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman too?

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman too?

Perhaps renaming this to General Hospital would be more appropriate since new injuries seem to highlight the introductions each day. Freddie Freeman left last night’s game immediately after being hit on the hand with a pitch, his X-rays proved inconclusive with an MRI and CT scan scheduled for today. If one owns Freeman, plan on […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 7

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 7

Yep, I’m covering two Cubs out of eight players. It’s that kind of season. I love my Cubbies, but they are also struggling enough that it warrants some analysis. If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Jean Segura – You’ve gotta […]

Fantasy Forward: Cano to the DL and bullpen struggles

Fantasy Forward: Cano to the DL and bullpen struggles

As frustrating as the number of injuries this year can be, when a team leaves a player on the bench, then places him on the disabled list on a Tuesday after lineups lock in weekly fantasy leagues on Monday – that just adds to the angst. Seattle did this with Robinson Cano who will continue […]