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Deeper League Tracks: Shortstop

You know, the benefit in life is to say, ‘Maybe you made a mistake, let’s dig deep.’ Jamie Dimon After the season, it will be easy to look back and see where the preseason rankings went wrong. As I alluded to in the shortstop preview, there are top heavy stars at this position with a [...]

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Deeper League Tracks: Third Base

“There’s no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human.”  Layne Staley When researching player ranks, there are players that just miss the top 12-15 in preseason lists. But in deeper leagues or league specific formats, these players have an impact. Whether by injury or a breakout, [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Masahiro Tanaka

It is being reported that the Rakuten Eagles have decided to post Tanaka for major league baseball bids. There are potentially 15 teams poised to make a bid just for the right to negotiate with Tanaka for a contract. In a market that is starved for pitching, Tanaka is the gift that many franchises were [...]

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Transaction Focus: Hart, LoMo and Colon

“Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.”  - Ernest Hemingway Following up on their ten year contract with Robinson Cano, the Mariners continue to reshape their infield by signing free agent Corey Hart to play first base. I do not foresee him in the outfield as the return from a microfracture surgery [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Singleton, Smith and Peguero

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli While there are many trades and signings to come, it helps to keep an eye on players who may have an opportunity sooner rather than later. Singleton has drawn the attention of Peter Gammons [...]

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6 High Upside Players to Draft in 2012

6 High Upside Players To Draft in 2012 By Charles Kurz An old fantasy adage is that you can’t win your league in the first round of the draft; you can only lose it. While that is a generalization, the logic is certainly sound, because if you draft a player with the 5th overall pick [...]

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