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Fantasy Baseball Rewind – Week 1

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Duane BelowThe first week of the 2012 season over and we learned a lot from a fantasy baseball perspective.

Five teams failed to record a win in the first week of the season and two of them are the Yankees and the Red Sox. Minnesota, Atlanta and San Francisco are the other winless teams but the perennial AL East powerhouses have managed to stay winless in stunning fashion.



2012 Fantasy Baseball: Which Red Sox Closer is Worth Owning?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Which Red Sox Closer is Worth Owning?

Bailey is out until the All-Star Break in a best-case scenario.

The Boston Red Sox thought they had their closer position all nailed down when they had Johnathan Papelbon finishing out games. Papelbon bolted for Philadelphia after six seasons in Boston and Andrew Bailey was brought in from Oakland to fill the role.

That was until Bailey tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right thumb during spring training. Bailey is going to have surgery Wednesday and will be out for at least the first half of the season. When the UCL is damaged in the elbow, it results in Tommy John surgery. The recovery time here is shorter since it’s a smaller ligament in the thumb compared to the elbow.

Who will fill in for Bailey and are they worth owning from a fantasy baseball standpoint?


Which Fifth Starters Add Value to Your Fantasy Rotation?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

In baseball, fifth starters are a true mixed bag. Some of them can be all the difference between winning and losing. I took a look at all 30 projected fifth starters in MLB and will point out pitchers that are available and can help you win your fantasy baseball league.

Dillon Gee of the Mets offers great value as a fifth starter.

Dillon Gee of the Mets offers a lot of value. Last year he went 13-6 with 114K with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Gee is available in 99.1% of ESPN leagues and was stellar at home last season at Citi Field. The downside is that CitiField’s fences were moved in during the offseason. The fences are closer in the power alleys and they’re shorter as well. Last season they were 16 feet high but in 2012 they will only be 8 feet high. This will reduce his numbers a little bit but shouldn’t stop you from picking him up.


2012 Fantasy Football: Randy Moss Signs With 49ers

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Randy Moss signed a one-year deal with the 49ers Monday.

While everyone has been focused on the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, there have been other roster moves that have 2012 fantasy football impacts.

San Francisco signed WR Randy Moss took a one-year deal Monday. Moss is back and probably joined one of the worst possible teams from a fantasy football perspective. We know he can get downfield for the deep ball, but there are concerns with the arm strength of QB Alex Smith. Smith is not known for throwing the deep ball effectively. Most of his bigger passing plays relied on his receivers getting yards after the catch.