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On Wednesday, July 31st, Major League Baseball will have their annual trade deadline, or as the Mariners have called it for 18 years, “The Start of the Offseason”. And for the first time in 2019, there will no longer be a Non-Waiver Deadline to end August, so teams will have

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Bold PredictionsDynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

FINALLY, after four long days, there is a Major League Baseball game tonight that counts in the standings. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last 96 hours staring at your roster, as well as everyone else’s, to scratch together a bunch of trade offers out of sheer boredom. You’ve

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Dynasty BaseballDynasty Dynamics

In part one last week, we looked at 20 starting pitchers whose underlying numbers showed potential for negative regression, based on the metrics of FIP, xFIP, and SIERA. With apologies to the oxymoron police, today I’ll review the starting pitchers who are on the opposite end of the spectrum with

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Dynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

In the words of Hall of Fame NFL coach Bill Parcells, “You are what your record says you are.” While Bill has clearly never been on the hill on the losing end of a 1-0 shutout, the point is well taken. If we are still making excuses for players who

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Shohei Ohtani
Dynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

Going into the 2018 season, one of the biggest stories in baseball was the arrival of two-way Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani. A 23-year-old, left-handed power hitter with speed, who took the mound throwing right-handed every six or seven days was not something the United States had seen since, maybe, ever.

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Current EventsDynasty Baseball

As we take the turn past the quarter pole of the MLB season, we wanted to reflect on some of the major stories thus far (and by the time you are reading this over Memorial Day weekend, some teams will have played one-third of their schedule already).  Jonathan Merkel and

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Current EventsDynasty Baseball

As we take the turn past the quarter pole (and beyond) of the MLB season, we wanted to reflect on some of the major stories thus far. Jonathan Merkel and Bob Osgood share their thoughts from both real life and fantasy perspectives, division by division. Today, we will look at

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Baseball

At the start of play on May 12th, the solo MLB leader in Games Started is Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher Ryne Stanek (10). Stanek can only be described as an old-school, reliable starting pitcher who takes the ball every fifth day for the Tampa Bay Rays, sometimes even on

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

This weekend will mark the 1/6th point of the MLB season. While it’s essential to stay on top of the waiver wire from the jump, taking fliers on hot starts both in the majors and in the minors, it’s also important to be patient with the players that you drafted

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Dynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

This far into the season, you’d be hard pressed to find any critique of Josh Hader’s performance. Despite being drafted as a middle reliever just outside the top-100 in redraft leagues, and even higher in dynasty formats, Hader has filled in impeccably as the closer after the season-ending injury to

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