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For those of you in the midst of a long term rebuilding project, the last few weeks of the season provide a great opportunity. I’ve been able to mine the waiver wire with modest success lately, making small upgrades in some positions and patching holes in others. You might hit

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As a disclaimer, I’ll begin by saying that my opinion on Hunter Dozier wasn’t formed in ideal conditions  and for reasons I will outline it should be taken with a grain of salt.  I committed a few cardinal sins that further hampered my ability to glean the maximum amount of

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In the search for prospects to fill my own roster prior to the season, I came across Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez  and wound up falling head over heels in love. You’re unlikely to find him on many current top 100 lists, but scouts are beginning to sit up and

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To say that the majority of baseball fans are down on Ian Kennedy would be an understatement. When I mentioned that I was going to be writing about Kennedy, a colleague of mine at another site said “Good luck finding something something to write about that s**tbag”. I completely understand

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One of the interesting things that happens as the trade deadline approaches is when teams deal away their aging parts, opting to give younger players a shot at big league playing time. That appears to be happening in Philadelphia, where the Phillies are expected to deal away Michael Young with

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It’s hard for me to think of a prospect that more exemplifies the term “pop-up guy” than Oakland A’s rookie SP Dan Straily. After being drafted in the 24th round (723th overall), Straily steadily worked his way through the minors without attracting much attention. You’ll often see a pitcher drafted

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There was a large sense of surprise by many in the industry in January 2012, when Andrew Cashner became one of the centerpieces in a deal between the Padres and Cubs that sent Anthony Rizzo to Chicago. Selected by the Cubs in the 1st round (19) of the 2008 Draft

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Those of you who own San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain are likely disappointed by the lackluster return on investment he has provided thus far. Cain’s ERA stands at 4.55 as of the writing on this post, well above his career 3.35. His FIP (4.29) is better, but not by

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