By Jeremy Tiermini The first base position was perhaps the deepest one heading into fantasy baseball Draft Day for the 2010 season. With over one-third of the games played for the season there are some notable names in the running for the Bust of the Year.
By Thom Henninger For a hitter, getting ahead in the count provides an opportunity to look for a certain pitch or to narrow the strike zone and look for a pitch in a certain location. Theoretically, the best counts for a power-hitter are 2-0 and 3-1. So, do today’s sluggers tee off most frequently when [...]
By Jeremy Tiermini Abbott and Costello famously asked “Who’s on first?” For the 2010 fantasy baseball season the answer is EVERYONE. First base is an exceptionally deep position this season; when I took a first look at the players I counted at least 20 1B-eligible players that could hit 30 HR this season. Mixed league [...]
By Elizabeth Finn There are several events during the twelve-month baseball season that I anticipate with Christmas-like excitement: opening day, pitchers and catchers reporting, my fantasy baseball league’s draft. Unabashedly geeky, I watch all available television coverage and soak up each nugget of insider information, eager to extend baseball just a little bit longer. One [...]
By James Bailey Several big name players will likely switch jerseys before the end of today’s trade deadline. The impact they have on their new clubs, like the contribution of those already traded, such as Matt Holliday and Cliff Lee, will best be measured in October. With that in mind, let’s take a look back [...]
By James Bailey Randy Wells is pitching pretty well for a guy still seeking his first big league win. The Cubs righthander took a no-hitter into the seventh against the Braves Tuesday night before Chipper Jones singled with two outs. He left after facing two batters in the eighth. Wells has posted a 1.69 ERA [...]
By Bill Begley Someone, some day is going to take control of the NL Central. Hopefully before the end of the season. For a while there, it was Chicago. Then St. Louis. Now, it’s Milwaukee. The Brewers completed a sweep of what had been a red-hot Cincinnati team with a 5-2 win Sunday.
By James Bailey The Yankees obviously expected more out of Mark Teixeira when they inked the first baseman to an eight-year, $180 million deal this winter. Through his first 25 games the only thing Tex has done at an all-star clip is draw walks. Even with 19 free passes his on-base percentage is only .339 [...]
By Pete Sabatini Alex Rodriguez made his first smart comment to the press on a budding revitalization of one of his most troublesome scandals on Thursday with the backing of his skipper. Now Alex is poised to make his return to the big league club and his timing couldn’t be any better.