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Player Profile: Clayton Kershaw

Overshadowing baseball’s passage of a new video review system and the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes was Clayton Kershaw’s new mega-deal, which extends his time wearing Dodger blue until at least 2018. The 7-year contract will pay the superstar left-hander a whopping 215 million. The agreement also gives Kershaw the ability to opt-out after the fifth year. [...]

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Player Profile: Alex Wood

Alex Wood has been a blessing for 2013 Atlanta Braves. Not all was lost when Tim Hudson went down, but when his injury was coupled with Paul Maholm pitching poorly their rotation needed help. Cue, Alex Wood to center stage. Originally called up to help solidify the bullpen, Wood was forced into the rotation after [...]

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Player Profile: Jenrry Mejia

Met fans are talking non-stop about a potential top three of Matt Harvey, Zach Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard. While all three are extremely impressive, it may be time for those fans to include a 4th name to the group: Jenrry Mejia. He debuted in the minors as a 17-year old in 2007 and was the [...]

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Fantasy QB Focus: Why Tom Brady’s Getting Underrated

Let me kick this article off by saying that I absolutely hate Tom Brady. As a Giants fan I’ve obviously loved the two Super Bowl victories and as a New Yorker I’m naturally biased against any Boston athlete. When it comes to fantasy football drafts, however, I have to put those thoughts to the side [...]

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Player Profile: Pablo Sandoval

Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval has some serious skills, but has also had a seriously frustrating career thus far. Through his first full big league seasons we have seen flashes of absolute brilliance out of the young infielder, but not consistency. Sandoval crashed the scene in 2009 hitting a robust .330 while launching 25 home [...]

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Player Profile: Jimmy Rollins

In case you missed it, Jimmy Rollins hit 23 home runs and stole 30 bags at age 33. Like Brandon Phillips, old guys can get the job done! Rollins finished the season one of the hottest players in fantasy baseball, helping propel many of his owners to championships titles. ‘J-Roll’ obviously still has some gas [...]

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Player Profile: Brandon Phillips

Seemingly every season, fantasy experts debate when and if this will be the season that Brandon Phillips falls off the cliff of fantasy relevance. Furthermore, they speak of his diminishing power and speed,  claiming that this is the season Phillips will finally not return on draft day investment. Well, it hasn’t happened yet. Brandon Phillips [...]

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Regression & Bounce Back: First Basemen

Any experienced fantasy player knows that their draft is all about finding value. The owner that maximizes value the most often should end up with the best team when Opening Day rolls around. Each year, finding out whether what any given player did the year before can be sustained for another season is very important. [...]

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