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Sometimes we make too big a deal about Spring Training. Sometimes we don't make enough of a deal about Spring Training. If you're confused don't worry. The Oracle is here to put everything in perspective for you. The Brewers' ace is good to go as he's overcome an injury. The Dodgers and Phillies aces are struggling, but you shouldn't be too concerned. The Padres hope to have a one time elite prospect in their rotation early in the year. A once time power lefty is trying to revive a once thought to be dead career. The Tigers have zero certainty about how they are going to handle the 9th inning. The Yankees have a battle on their hands for the 5th starter role. Who will emerge with the job? Read on to find out.
The Blue Jays have decided which man will handle the final frame while the Tigers are still debating how they will handle the 9th inning. Elsewhere there is all kinds of excitement. We've got one of the better hitters of his generation being arrested for a DUI. A righty is ready to sign with the Orioles and why anyone cares is beyond me. A masher in Boston, think overweight, smiley and slow on the base paths, may not be ready to play full-time once the season starts. I'll also touch on a guy who was hurt while wrestling, a hurler who might have been the worst pitcher in baseball last season and I'll share some thoughts on the latest hurler turned hitter.
It's all about pitching today with a breakdown of some once proud hurlers who are struggling, a surging starting pitcher in Chicago who was a reliever last seeason, and what the Dodgers are going in the 9th inning (hint, it's positive news for Jansen owners). We'll also hit on a few batters – Carlos Beltran and Emilio Bonifacio will get the once over – as we work our way around the diamond.
We’re just a week away from the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, but as any baseball fan worth his/her salt knows, the trades don’t even come close to stopping there. The waiver trade deadline in August (trades where players must first clear waivers before being dealt) is also a hotbed of action as it usually involves several marquee players whose contracts can be burdensome to smaller market teams and therefore have little problem slipping through the waiver system. So the bottom line is that we’re looking at a few more weeks of potential player movement and subsequent fantasy unrest.
It's early in the 2012 fantasy baseball season, and that means you should exercise patience with proven performers and show only guarded optimism with formerly middling options who are off to blazing starts. Today, I'll discuss a handful of the starting pitchers who are in the news and give my thoughts if you should be buying, or selling, base on their starts in 2012.
On the other side of the spectrum, here are the guys who came on to your roster and absolutely surprised you and led you to the current first or second place in the standings that you currently sit. Most of these guys were players who weren't even drafted but were the diamonds in the rough in fantasy baseball this season. These are the guys that separate the pretenders from the contenders. Below is a list of my ten favorites and how you can expect them to finish this season and how they will perform going forward in the coming years.
Happy Saturday everybody, time to sit down and take in another day in fantasy baseball as the standings are likely starting to show the cream of the crop by now. Tonight we have the first talk about the last great prospect in the minor leagues, and a post hype prospect who is trying to stay healthy and figure things out. We have good news on a scary situation in Colorado, and bad news on one of 2011's biggest surprises on the mound. I also give you a couple of sleeper names for pitchers next season, a young man who made his major league debut, and another pitcher who made his debut for his new team. One more day in the fantasy baseball week, and now is a great time to make the appropriate moves to try to steal this week's matchup from your opponent. So sit back, relax, pop a cold one, and enjoy Rounding The Bas
It is another weekend of fantasy baseball, and this one is the hottest of the year here in New York as the temperature was north of 100 degrees for the second straight day with no break in sight! While the weather continues to be hot, the standings in your fantasy baseball leagues are likely the same. So, we give you the news of the night that you need to know including an injured closer on the way back, a top prospect who won't help you this season, and a handful of pitchers who are completely going in the tank. We have a hero in Boston who is completely outperforming expectations, and a first baseman in America's Heartland who broke his owner's hearts. And of course don't forget the pitching streamer for Sunday when you need it to win your matchup all in this version of Rounding The Bases.
Happy Sunday everyone as another week of the fantasy baseball season is over as we creep closer and closer to the dog days of the baseball year in August. It is the first few days after the all-star break and a bunch of post hype-prospects are really hot right now, read further to see if I believe in any of them. We have a pitcher recently returning from the DL that is looking good, while one of the first half's best pitchers finally takes one on the chin. Finally we have news on why you should have never been worried about Neftali Feliz, and what I think about Daniel Hudson's start. Crack a cold one, sit back, relax, and enjoy Rounding The Bases.
It is the start of the fourth month of the fantasy baseball schedule and of course there is plenty to talk about on a Friday night. One of the leagues closers has been put on the shelf, while a fill in is showing his worth. A Cardinal is really hitting well, while we have a strange occurrence in Chicago. A newly acquired player in Colorado belts out his first for the team, and we also have pitching news from all over the map. So, enjoy whatever it is you are doing tonight and soak in all that is Rounding The Bases.