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Buying high on Francisco Lindor

Buying high on Francisco Lindor

I’m not one to usually market the buy-high trade. Instead, I would much rather spill some virtual ink on the buy-lows and sell highs of the sport. But every now and then a guy pops up with a breakout season who warrants enough attention to be put in the group. It’s not exactly a surprise […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 25

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 25

The offseason is around the corner, so if you have questions about a player’s keeper value, ask for a stock tip! Francisco Lindor – Raise your hand if you thought Lindor would smack 30 HR this year. Yeah, you’re lying. He was supposed to be a speed-first guy with a high floor in batting average. […]

Waiver Saviors

Waiver Saviors

After another minor hiatus, I’m back with the latest and most likely final waiver saviors article to try and help you bring home the hardware.  Not to toot my own horn (too late), but hopefully you’ve been listening to the past several columns as many of these recommendations have really shaped up.  Jim Finch also […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 24

Waiver Wire Report: Week 24

Monday begins week 24, leaving one to two weeks remaining depending on your league setting. This also mean there are only two to four teams paying attention in H2H leagues and maybe two or three in roto – minus those few rogue managers who actually play out the entire season, and a big Kudos to […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 24

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 24

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Matt Olson – Hitting 8 HR in the last 14 days will get you on the Stock Up list. Olson’s ugly average in June and no home runs in a small July sample didn’t […]

Can Ronald Acuna get me on a flight to Arizona?

Can Ronald Acuna get me on a flight to Arizona?

Roughly five and a half hours from NY: $277 round trip (for now), hotel, food and miscellaneous expenses. Is it possible that could be considered a reasonable price to see Ronald Acuna play baseball? Against players of lesser talent nonetheless. It just might be. Not often does a potential generational player hit the Arizona Fall […]

Veto the Veto

Veto the Veto

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. In 2015 Forbes Magazine posted an online article that estimated 95 billion dollars was wagered on NFL and College Football yearly. Unfortunately for yours truly I found myself contributing to this cause for far too long. I once approached line spreads with […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 23

Waiver Wire Report: Week 23

Monday begins week 23 which means all H2H league should be in playoff mode, and those in roto leagues have three more week to catch the leader. The other day I highlighted 10 players you should consider dropping, or at least benching, for the fantasy playoffs. If you are wondering who to drop from your […]

Fantasy Baseball Playoffs: Cutting the Dead Weight

Fantasy Baseball Playoffs: Cutting the Dead Weight

This is it. Everything you have done this season all boils down to the final four weeks of the season. At this point the only thing that matter is production. Unfortunately, even five months into the season, fantasy owners are still hanging onto, and in some case even playing, players that they spent a high […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 5

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 5

Welcome to Episode 5 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with fellow fantasy expert Dan McDermott (@Dermfor3) as they discuss Jose Ramirez for MVP, early first round picks for 2018, fantasy value for J.D Martinez, and several players fantasy owners should consider adding for the stretch run. […]

Staying away from Ervin Santana

Staying away from Ervin Santana

While being known as a nuisance with the Angels, based off of extreme talent combined with inconsistent performance, Santana really found his stride the past few seasons splitting time with the Braves, Royals and now the Twins. Santana at his best keeps his ERA in the low 3.00s, can get average strikeout rates, and limit […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 23

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 23

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Kevin Kiermaier – That long injury ruined his season in terms of total stats, but his keeper potential is all the better because of it, if you can trade for him on the cheap. […]

Minor League Report: Awards and All-Prospect Team

Minor League Report: Awards and All-Prospect Team

As a long season comes to an end I figured what better way to wrap up this season’s report than with some awards and an all prospect team. Last chance Hitter – Juan Soto: Soto spent most of the year on the DL. Next year he is going to fly up lists when he plays […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 22

Waiver Wire Report: Week 22

This is the best time of the season. First of all it’s Labor Day so happy holiday to all those celebrating, or at least relaxing with a well deserved day off. Labor Day also signifies back to school time in most states, or at least in New Jersey, so no more damn kids playing on […]

Julio Teheran’s wheels are falling off

Julio Teheran’s wheels are falling off

Throughout his career, Julio Teheran has been one of the more enigmatic players in his peer groups. He went from uber-prospect pitching phenom, to dropping his stock heavily, and then brought it back up again before his major league debut. He had a fantastic couple of seasons to start his career before a tough 2015, […]

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 4

Fantasy Baseball Police Podcast: Ep 4

Welcome to Episode 4 of the fantasy baseball police podcast. Join your host Mike “the Cop” (@Miketh3cop) along with fellow fantasy expert Dan McDermott (@Dermfor3) as they discuss the ridiculous hot start for Rhys Hoskins, American League Cy Young candidates Corey Kluber & Chris Sale, and go position by position in a game of “who […]

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 22

Fantasy Stock Watch: Week 22

If anyone has player requests this year, leave a comment. I’ll write them up for the next week or respond below. Jorge Polanco – He didn’t have a bad showing in 2016, with a line drive approach and enough power and speed to make him interesting. He’s been hot in August, so is he taking […]

Minor League Report: Things Can Change Quickly

Minor League Report: Things Can Change Quickly

You don’t realize how fast things can change until you ignore it for a week. The one minor exception is Minor league stuff, which doesn’t seems to drastically change in a week. Sure, a guy or two can get called up, but a lot of times it is something that people have been anticipating for […]

More Waiver Help for Injured Studs

More Waiver Help for Injured Studs

I know a lot of you are probably hurting. Quite a few of my teams are banged up right now. One of my playoff teams featured every single one of these guys: Paxton, Wood, Altuve, Santana, Conforto, Cespedes, Rosenthal, Brantley, and Gallo. All of them, along with countless others, have gone down for either a […]

A Swing and a Miss with Miguel Cabrera

A Swing and a Miss with Miguel Cabrera

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. This game of fantasy can be frustrating. So much time and effort goes into building each and every team we own. Not a single one of us has left a draft table feeling that we are walking out of there with a […]