Cold Starts: For Real or For Naught?

After writing about my thoughts on some of the hottest players around the league last weekend, I wanted to continue by looking at the coldest players to start the year. In this post, I’ll look at a hitter and pitcher whose cold starts will continue, and a hitter and pitcher who will turn things around. [...]

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Should LeBron Really Shoot More?

While I hate to write about the single most-talked about player in the NBA, I wanted to look into several of the myths and hypotheses about LeBron James, the Miami Heat, and their validity. LeBron is currently third in the league in points per game (27.7) and fourth among qualified players in field goal percentage [...]

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Player Profile: Devin Mesoraco

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Devin Mesoraco burst onto fantasy radars following a prolific 2010 minor league season in which he hit twenty-six home runs across three levels for the Reds. Whether it was a matter of playing time [...]

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Flirting with the Waiver Wire: Week 2

  “I met a new girl at a barbecue. A very pretty blonde girl, I think. I don’t know for sure. Her hair was on fire. And all she talked about was herself. “I’m on fire!” You know the type. “Jesus Christ, help me! Put me out!” Come on, can we talk about me a [...]

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Player Profile: Adam LaRoche

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats While I am sure that Yeats did not play fantasy baseball, his saying holds true to early season additions to rosters. It has long been assumed that adding Adam LaRoche after the all-star break is recommended [...]

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Hot Starts: For Real or For Naught?

We’re barely 10 games into a long MLB season, but there’s an influx of new data and it’s easy to overreact. I’m going to take a look at some of the hottest and coldest starts around the league and give my verdict on whether the player’s start will continue. In this post, I’ll look at [...]

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The Power of the Preseason Poll

With a relatively short season, a single elimination tournament, and 18-year old athletes, college basketball is one of the hardest sports to measure and predict. Sources like Ken Pomeroy and ESPN’s BPI have been huge improvements in recent years, but the flaws of the RPI and the AP Poll are still extremely visible and accepted [...]

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Flirting with the Waiver Wire?

“Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.” Tim Allen It is that time of year when a player’s slow start on a fantasy roster is driving an owner crazy. There are options on the waiver wire and in a moment of [...]

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