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All-Star Balloting Special Edition: Power Rankings for AL Snubs

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko was left off of the AL All-Star roster.

With the announcement of the National League and American League All-Star rosters, there is always going to be speculation of who should have gotten in, and who should have stayed out. Voters did a better job this year on who should be playing in the game, with a few exceptions. The National League roster looks more “deserving” than the American League, but both lineups look solid. Here are the top 10 snubs for the American League, including hitters and pitchers.

1) Paul Konerko – CHW

The guy who has received all the publicity for being left out of the big game has received that press for good reason. Paul Konerko is a potential MVP-candidate, but the AL is too stacked with slugging first basemen. (more…)

Baltimore Orioles Sign Vladimir Guerrero: Fantasy Baseball Impact

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Guerrero should produce nicely with the O's.

For the first time since arguably the mid 1990’s, the Baltimore Orioles posses a true cleanup hitter in Vladimir Guerrero. Although he is a free swinger, he owns a .320 career batting average. He, along with Mark Reynolds and Derrek Lee, will provide more protection for the younger hitters in the lineup. The two young fantasy baseball studs who should benefit the most are Adam Jones and Matt Wieters.

Jones was the centerpiece in the deal that sent Erik Bedard to the Mariners. In his three years with the Orioles his average has increased by seven points each year, and could be poised for a breakout year in 2011.   (more…)