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Fantasy Baseball 2012: Players to trade for

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Tim Lincecum

Off to a slow start, but this guy is a proven fantasy stud

There are owners in every fantasy baseball league that panic after the first couple weeks and look to move great players who are off to slow starts. You can usually get a great bargain on these players. A lot of these players have proven track records and are in their prime but just had a rough couple of weeks. Fantasy Baseball is a game of longevity since the season is 162 games. There is no reason to dump a proven fantasy producer when we are not even 20 games into the season.

 When you play fantasy baseball you have to be patient, every player goes through a slump throughout such a long season. Why would you trade Albert Pujols because he has struggled a little through the first 2 weeks when he averages 30 homers and 100 runs batted in every year. Players that are proven to produce every year should be given the benefit of doubt to produce unless you get wowed by an offer. You have your occasional Adam Dunn who just had a dreadful year last year, but for the most part when a player has produced year after year, then as long as he is healthy, he will produce.

 There are certain circumstances where it might be time to trade a player such as: he is getting up there in age and his production has slowly gone down over the last few years, this player had a breakout season last year but he is injury prone or you are in a keeper league and you can get a younger player with great potential for an older player that is at the end of his career. I am going to give you ideas of guys that might be available for trade in your league because of slow starts. You should really think about trading for these guys because one good move can put you over the top and win you a fantasy baseball championship. (more…)

Grady Sizemore: How Sizemore’s Return Has Fueled the Cleveland Indians

Friday, April 29th, 2011
Grady Sizemore

Can Grady Sizemore help turn the Indians around enough for a World Series run?

No one predicted the Indians to have a four and a half game lead with the best record in the American League going into the final weekend of April. No one outside the great state of Ohio, that is. Yet here it is, the last weekend in April, and the Indians have accomplished both. So why not take this chance to dream big, to imagine an October that has Cleveland fans excited. In golf, they say a player can only hit the shots they imagine. So lets take a moment to imagine a fall classic featuring everyones favorite summer destination in the city of Cleveland (sorry Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame), and the five reasons it might happen:

1) Starting Pitching: Justin Masterson has looked…wait for it…masterful. With five wins in five starts and no outing lasting less than 6 innings, Masterson is looking like an ace that could carry this staff. If Jered Weaver weren’t looking like the second coming of Cy Young, (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 15 Outfielders

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Look for Carlos Gonzalez to have a monster 2011.

Preseason fantasy baseball position rankings continue here at FBS. We have already listed fantasy baseball catchers, and second basemen, so now it’s on to the outfielders. Such a deep position calls for a top-15 list. Here are my early pre-spring training rankings for the OF position.