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Waiver Wire Report: Outfield and Pitching

Outfield and Pitching: The two positions fantasy owners are always in need of help at, and when help isn’t needed we’re still looking though at these two positions. With so many player stats and rankings changing on a daily basis in the early goings, you’ve got to keep on top of things, especially when it […]

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Field of Streams: Week 4 Weekday Streamers

Your Field of Streams ring leader, Will Emerson, is on hiatus, but neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night will keep….. wait, that’s the postal theme. Anyway, the point is your top streaming options will always be here for you; we’ll just make a call to the pen this week to spell our regular […]

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Waiver Wire Report: Thinning out the Dead Weight

I know we all preach patience early on in the season when it comes to the players we draft, but that patience does not apply to everyone you drafted. I have three simple rules. You do NOT drop anyone taken with your first eight picks. Players taken 9-16 should be given 6-8 weeks before a […]

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Waiver Wire Report: Around the Diamond

  I’m sure most of you came away from your draft feeling pretty good about your team, right? I was feeling pretty confident, that is until A.J. Pollock went down and left me with a season-long hole to fill in my outfield. Then, just the other day I lost Tyson Ross; those two players are […]

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Patience at the Plate

Since the end of the steroid era we’ve seen a lot of changes in the fantasy landscape.  Home run power is down across the board, and pitching is now the dominant force that rules the landscape.  There has been a few other changes though; something as fantasy owners we rarely talk or think about – […]

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Atlanta Braves Team Preview: 2016

I painted a grim picture last season when reviewing the Atlanta Braves, but they were even worse than anticipated. Atlanta finished last in home runs and runs scored, and were the second worst team in ground outs.  A.J. Pierzynski led the team in batting average (.300), Nick Markakis was the team’s top scorer (73), and […]

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Next Year’s Top Starters: The 90% Rule.

Searching for the next starting pitcher to break out, I went looking at pitchers who performed exceptionally well in the second half of 2015, paying particular attention to groundball, strikeout and walk rates. Obviously if a pitcher can keep balls hit on the ground, they will limit damage caused by the long ball. Strikeouts meanwhile are huge for […]

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Tony Watson: Future Pirates Closer?

Mark Melancon has done an admirable job as the Pirates closer the past few years. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Melancon is only under contract through 2016 and is sure to test the open market. But just like when Melancon took over for Jason Gilli in 2014, Pittsburgh has another reliever […]

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Powerless, but Still Productive

When it comes to the outfield, everyone knows the importance of the top guys.  Trout, Harper, McCutchen; those names are staples at the top of everyone’s draft sheet.  The same holds true with the next tier of players; guys like Cespedes, Dickerson and Puig are drafted as a second outfielder to bolster the power of […]

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Revisiting the 2015 Rankings

Tomorrow we start draft prep for the 2016 season and begin our early rankings, starting with dynasty rankings for 2016.  Rankings are fun.  While we all like to raise our hands, beat our chests and celebrate when we call a player correctly; it’s not too often that you’ll see somebody touting their misses.  Those are […]