Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Catcher Buster Posey looks for Comeback Campaign

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Buster Posey looks for Comeback Campaign

Buster Posey looks to return to form in 2012

Buster Posey, one year removed from his 2011 Rookie of the Year and World series championship with the San Francisco Giants found himself laying on in the dirt at home plate surrounded by trainers and coaches. An injured left leg and a lost season would end up being the result for Buster Posey. A lost starting catcher would be the result for Fantasy Baseball owners around the world. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: What’s with all the inconsistency?

Friday, July 8th, 2011

What's with all the inconsistency out here?

One of the biggest things I’ve noticed in this wonderful game of fantasy baseball is that nothing is ever guaranteed.  Don’t get me wrong, nothing is ever guaranteed in any sport, but for some reason I just feel like in fantasy baseball, and even real-life baseball for that matter, nothing is ever, ever predictable.  For the 6 years that I’ve been playing fantasy baseball, the overall league stats by the half-way point in the season just never seem to play out the way that you would think they should.

For example, in my 16-team league, I’m currently matched up against the 15th place team and here I am losing to him going into Friday ball.  Yet looking at the overall team stats for the season, I’ve got him beat in almost every category by large margins.  I am the 2nd ranked team in that league, so theoretically, I should be crushing this guy, but I am not.  They say that the stats never lie, well in baseball they do! (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: All-Star Selection Process Out Here Grinding Our Gears!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Elmo playin' along with the Joke of Derek Jeter making this years' All-Star team!

 

Ok, first of all, Elmo is on this photo because Derek Jeter making this year’s All-Star team is a joke.  Somebody please answer this question for me.  At 37 years of age, coming fresh off the DL this past Monday with a bum right calf muscle, hitting .256 with only 2 home runs and 20 RBI, how the heck did Derek Jeter get voted into the 2011 All-Star game?  What kind of All-Star game is this where the more deserving players who are having real All-Star seasons keep on getting snubbed out of making the team?  I always thought the All-Star game was for those players who are having All-Star type seasons.  What’s going on out here?

 

 

 

 

 

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2011 Fantasy Baseball: Week 14 (July 4-10) Injury Report

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Another one bites the dust!

OF, Torii Hunter/L.A. Angels: On Friday, July 1st, during the first inning of the game, Torii Hunter was hit by a pitch on his left hand from Hiroki Kuroda and was removed from the game after playing two innings after the incident.  X-rays came back negative, but he was still held out of the lineup for both Saturday and Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.  The injury is being called a bruised left hand.  Manager Mike Scioscia did however say that Hunter would be available for defense and pinch-running, so it doesn’t sound like the injury is too serious.  For managers in weekly lineup leagues, if you have another solid option on the bench, I would use it until he proves he can still hit with that wrist.  Daily leagues, keep him sidelined until further notice. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: What’s With All the Fantasy Stud Drop Off?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

What's with all the stud drop off?

What’s wrong with Carl Crawford?  What’s wrong with Adam Dunn?  Or how about Hanley Ramirez, Chone Figgins and even David Wright, hitting only .226 in 146 at bats before he went on the DL?  What’s wrong with these guys?  Why do we see that every year in fantasy baseball, where guys that have always been good and have always produced at a high level, fantasy studs, if you will, suddenly come out the next year to struggle and hit for a horribly low average? (more…)