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Quick Shots: Reviewing 10 Recent Developments

Just like fellow writer Timothy King has been buying and selling players, I have some thoughts of my own. April is the best time to capitalize on opportunities via trades and the waiver wire, and these are 10 some of the more interesting trends I’ve seen. 1) Paul Maholm isn’t Leaving Julio Teheran is going [...]

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Worth the Wait: Harvey and Samardzija Taking Over

They took very different paths to where they currently are today, but Jeff Samardzija and Matt Harvery both seemed poised to take a huge leap forward this year. Jeff Samardzija, Cubs SP The former Notre Dame wideout was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school and college. He reached his prime prospect status [...]

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“Smokin’ the Smoak” for the Future

Justin Smoak clearly hasn’t lived up to what he was supposed to be so far in his MLB career. Drafted by Texas with the 11th pick of the 2008 MLB draft, the pick was considered the steal of the draft at the time. “Getting Smoak at No. 11 may be the best value pick of [...]

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Buy the Ugly Guys: Value on Bad Teams (AL Edition)

It’s so easy to justify drafting players on good teams. Pitchers will get more opportunities to win and save games while hitters will probably score and drive in more runs. However, fantasy baseball is very much a value-oriented game, so finding value in the players that no one wants to own is a market laden [...]

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Michael Bourn

Bourn to Run: Michael Bourn Calls Rock-N-Roll HOF City Home

Well, Michael Bourn has finally signed and thankfully, the Mets opted not to give him a 5-year deal while also forfeiting their first round selection. Instead, the Indians signed yet another outfielder in Bourn to a 4-year/48 million dollar deal while forfeiting their third round selection. The signing is seemingly an odd one for an Indians [...]

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Bold Predictions: AL East

Baseball fans, we are just days away from pitchers and catchers reporting. I am here to give you the boldest of the bold predictions for the 2013 MLB season. I’m not saying Ryan Braun will hit 40 HR’s bold, I am talking RotoAnalysis co-founder Matt Cott is coming off his couch and hitting .300 with [...]

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana: Which Half Will We See?

Carlos Santana has always seemed to follow in the footsteps of Matt Wieters (not including the fact that he was actually born a month earlier). When Keith Law ranked Wieters as his #1 prospect in 2009, Carlos Santana was a not-so-distant 13th. Divergently, Wieters entered the league that year while Santana spent another year and [...]

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Big Birds Don’t Cry: A Retro Diary of The Seahawks/Falcons Game

9:00 AM - Game day. Easily the most nervous I’ve been about a Seahawks game since Super Bowl XL. Speaking of which, can someone confirm that Bill Leavy is no where near Atlanta? In fact, can we confirm that he is out of the country altogether? You’re probably wondering how a Boston kid like myself became a [...]

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