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The Houston Astros Name Brett Myers As Closer (Tuesday February 28th, 2012 - by Reggie Von Bartles)Houston manager Brad Mills announced today that the team is moving right-handed starter Brett Myers to the bullpen as the team's closer in 2012.
Low Book Value and High Return - Strikeouts (Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 - by Reggie Von Bartles)Fantasy owners will always try to get a "complete" package player on draft day. However, your team will likely have holes to fill in certain statistical categories. In Low Book Value and High Return, we will examine players with low average draft positions (ADP) who can either be drafted in later rounds or picked off of the waiver wire prior to the start of the season.
Spring Training Stats Can Mean Something (Sunday February 19th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)Spring training is right around the corner, and fantasy owners everywhere will be preparing for their drafts. Preparation is different from owner to owner; some look at projections based on previous seasons, while others just print off the top 300 list from their league website. Whatever approach an owner takes, one shouldn't completely ignore spring training stats.
Hot Stove: Pirates Set To Acquire A.J. Burnett (Friday February 17th, 2012 - by Reggie Von Bartles)After plenty of speculation and links to several teams, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett was traded from the New York Yankees to the Pittsburgh Pirates for two minor league players. In addition to the minor leaguers, the Pirates will also receive cash from Yankees to help with the final two years of Burnett's five-year contract.
Prospect Press: Prospects To Watch in 2012 (Thursday February 16th, 2012 - by Reggie Von Bartles)In 2011, baseball fans saw considerable contributions from young major league prospects like Eric Hosmer, Craig Kimbrel, and Jeremy Hellickson, who all played important roles on their respective teams. With spring training quickly approaching, a new group of prospects will look to take their talent to the next level.
2012 Fact or Fiction: James Shields, Tampa Bay Rays (Wednesday February 15th, 2012 - by Dan Port)Fact or Fiction examines the 2011 performance of a player, good or bad, and determines whether he'll duplicate his numbers in 2012 or it was just a fluke. Today's Fact or Fiction looks at Tampa Bay Rays righthander James Shields.
Ten Reasons Baseball Is Better Than a Relationship (Tuesday February 14th, 2012 - by Dan Port)With Valentine's Day upon us, all of the couples out there are enjoying the love and companionship of their relationships. But for a lot of folks, February 14th is just another day on the path to the start of another baseball season.
Hot Stove: Athletics To Sign Yoenis Cespedes (Monday February 13th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)The baseball world was surprised on Monday morning when the Oakland Athletics announced their intent on signing Cuban defector, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $36 million contact.
Low Book Value and High Return - Stolen Bases (Saturday February 11th, 2012 - by Reggie Von Bartles)Fantasy owners will always try to get a "complete" package player on draft day. However, your team will likely have holes to fill in certain statistical categories. In Low Book Value and High Return, we will examine players with low average draft positions (ADP) who can either be drafted in later rounds or picked off of the waiver wire prior to the start of the season.
Three Up, Three Down - 2012 Outfielders (Thursday February 9th, 2012 - by Dan Port)Baseball Press presents a returning miniseries entitled "Three Up, Three Down". We'll review player performances from last season and whether or not we feel they are capable of either improving upon last season's performance, or if the player had a "lucky" season in 2011.