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Replacements for Injured Staring Pitchers

Replacements for Injured Staring Pitchers

The trade deadline has passed for most leagues.  Playoffs are on the horizon and may even be starting soon in leagues that try finish up a bit early.  Many teams are struggling with injuries, particularly injuries to their pitching staff.  James Paxton just went onto the DL, the Yankees plated both Sabathia and Tanaka on […]

Welcome to Splitsville

Welcome to Splitsville

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Nefi Perez was a light hitting middle infield bat whose career spanned 12 years over five teams. As a rather average person myself, I’ve found that I tend to appreciate players like Perez. Those players who do just enough good things to […]

Pitch Count: Week 12 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 12 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

With the continued rash of injuries, teams using the new 10-day DL to their advantage, and the passing of the Super 2 deadline, the free agent pitching pool continues to change rapidly in 2017. It’s easy to get fooled by small sample sizes as young pitchers get called up for their first shot at the […]

Pitch Count: Week 11 Waiver Wire Streamer Options

Pitch Count: Week 11 Waiver Wire Streamer Options

Our resident streaming and waiver wire pitcher expect, Marc Goldstein, was placed on the 10-Day DL retroactive to April 5. He should be able to return as soon as eligible which means he will be back here next week. I’ve been summoned from the bullpen to make the spot start today. Unlike other bullpen arms, […]

Pitch Count: Week 10 Waiver Wire Streamer Options

Pitch Count: Week 10 Waiver Wire Streamer Options

I’ve always been a big fan of Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler. You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em. This is basically the theme song for streaming pitchers and managing a fantasy baseball pitching staff, especially in 2017. Below is a list of pitchers who are owned in less than […]

Pitch Count: Week 9 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 9 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Streaming pitchers can be fun and exciting, but isn’t there comfort in settling down? (Insert whichever emoji you think is appropriate)  This week we continue to take a look at the current pitching landscape with a focus on the week ahead, taking advantage of good matchups for the quick fix in the short-term, but also […]

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, […]

Pitch Count: Week 7 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 7 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Another week off the calendar, and another week of numerous health concerns for MLB pitchers.  As players are shuffling on and off the DL at record pace (partly due to the new 10-day time frame), it becomes very easy for fantasy owners to see players as a pile of statistics, adding and dropping, jumping from […]

IFFB and What It all Means

IFFB and What It all Means

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you.  At one point in my life I believed  “Just because.”did not serve as an acceptable answer to any question. In short, I felt it was a dismissive response to something that obviously has some type of importance to the person who asked. […]

Pitch Count: Week 6 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 6 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Down goes Syndergaard.  Down goes Kluber.  Down goes Paxton.  The pitching landscape took another big hit this week as we are reminded again of the volatility and uncertainty of today’s major league pitcher.  It’s difficult to imagine any fantasy team that hasn’t been affected, and we may need to begin re-thinking the construction of our […]

Pitch Count: Week 5 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 5 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

The calendar is turning to May, yet the baseball season is still in its early stages and many questions remain unanswered. But the picture is becoming a bit more clear.  All of the early season pitching breakouts have been claimed from the free agent pool in most leagues, leaving very few potential difference makers currently […]

Pitch Count: Week 4 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 4 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

As the fourth week of the 2017 MLB season approaches, pitchers are preparing to make their 4th or 5th start of the year. Yet, we are still dealing with small sample sizes that leave some uncertainty between what is a real, reliable trend, and what is a hot or cold streak that will even itself […]

Pitch Count: Week 3 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Pitch Count: Week 3 Waiver Wire Streaming Options

Heading into Week 3, it is still too early to make definitive, performance-based decisions on pitchers.  In the case of those who have underperformed thus far, if you believed in a player during your pre-draft research and drafted him with confidence, have some faith in your process and give that pitcher another two or three […]

Pitch Count: Waiver Wire Streaming Options for Week 2

Pitch Count: Waiver Wire Streaming Options for Week 2

There are two important axioms in fantasy baseball to consider as we move into Week 2 of the season: Do not overreact to any performances so far, good or bad Pitching is a volatile commodity, and it’s never too early to add depth to your staff These two statements seemingly contradict each other, but the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

Waiver Wire Report: Week One

It is never too early to start looking at the waiver wire. The smart fantasy owners have already taken stock of what is available and are well aware of which late draft picks represent the weakest links on their squad. “But my team is perfect – All my late draft picks are full of upside, […]

Week 17 Start or Sit

Week 17 Start or Sit

Week 17 is a lot different than every other week in the fantasy season, and a big part of why a lot of people are against playing a week 17 championship. A lot of teams have nothing to play for this week. Whether they have locked up a playoff spot or they have no chance […]

Start or Sit Week 16

Start or Sit Week 16

Wow. Week 16. Time really flies. If I had to guess for a majority of you this is the championship, or at least week one of a two-week final. I know for weeks I have been saying trust the research, and I do think that is true, but there is something about championship week that […]

Week 15 Start or Sit

Week 15 Start or Sit

If you’re reading still, congrats on still being alive. Week 15 has a couple interesting storylines heading into the weekend. The cold and the bad quarterback situation. Weather in the Packers/Bears and Chiefs/Titans games are going to be below freezing. While cold isn’t typically a big deal, below freezing is a different story. If I […]

Start or Sit Week 14

Start or Sit Week 14

Week 14 marks the start of the fantasy playoffs for a lot of owners, meaning this week is do or die. I have mentioned it before and will say it again: don’t second guess something if it makes sense. Playoff time usually has a lot of second guessing because of the finality of it all. […]

Start or Sit Week 13

Start or Sit Week 13

For a lot of people this is the last chance to clinch a playoff spot or play in a meaningful fantasy football game. For some this could be the start of the fantasy playoffs. If you haven’t clinched or are in a “win and in” type situation, these are the start sit decisions you will […]