Archive for the ‘Fantasy Baseball’ Category

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 9 September 2009 (Issue 79)

September 9, 2009

Luis Castillo can get you some safe at bats down the stretch. Rate stats are won and lost the final month of the season, and if you have comfortable leads in the counting stats categories, you want a hitter who is going to keep your average up. That’s Castillo.
Pedro Martinez is motivated. If you need someone to replace Tim Lincecum, he could be your guy. Clay Buchholz is another guy to consider, but remember that his most recent start was against the Orioles. Wade Davis is a good choice, especially in keeper leagues.

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Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 8 September 2009 (Issue 78)

September 8, 2009

Ross Ohlendorf will get shut down soon because the Pirates want to make sure they get maximum value for him when they trade him next year. It’s what they do. But he still has about 15 innings left in him, so pick him up if you need a starter for a week.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 7 September 2009 (Issue 77)

September 7, 2009

Seth Smith is on fire, and no one has noticed. If the Rockies make the playoffs, he will have been a large reason why.
Anibal Sanchez looks set to finish the season strong.
Daniel Murphy is getting some regular at-bats. Feel free to go along for the ride.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 28 August 2009 (Issue 76)

August 28, 2009

Matt Diaz is available in many leagues. He’ll get a lot of playing time so the Braves can figure out what they have.

That’s it. Was it this slow the whole time I was gone?

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 27 August 2009 (Issue 75)

August 27, 2009

So I had to list a bunch of stuff on eBay. (I sell things on consignment.) And the time I spent researching and writing this column was the same time I needed to list these items for other people. I’m all caught up. If you want, you can see what I’m selling on eBay.
Tim Stauffer is a good add if you’re looking for starting pitching. So is Nate Robertson.
Milton Bradley seems to be hitting again.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 28 June 2009 (Issue 74)

June 28, 2009

Kaz Matsui is back and remains the little second baseman that could.
How much longer can Tim Wakefield do this? Not much longer. Fifteen wins is doable, but there are plenty of other ways to get five more wins during the next three months.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 26 June 2009 (Issue 73)

June 26, 2009

Pedro Feliz is quietly having a good season, and you know he will get his playing time.
Don’t give up on Andy Sonnanstine just yet. The worst really is over. Same with Clayton Richard. You know who you can give up on? Brandon Webb.
Cristian Guzman is still available in a lot of leagues. So is J.D. Drew. Add both, and you have a complete fantasy player.
A.J. Pierzynski is hitting a little better. He’s keeping his mouth shut, too.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 25 June 2009 (Issue 72)

June 25, 2009

David Murphy is hitting better, finally. Vicente Padilla is pitching better, finally.
Jason Berken has not been pitching well, but there have been glimmers of hope, and especially if you’re in a keeper league you should think about him. Same with Craig Stammen.
Don’t give up on Carl Pavano yet.
Scott Richmond continues to shine. He has a 1.16 WHIP.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 24 June 2009 (Issue 71)

June 24, 2009

Matt Harrison got knocked around again, but it may not be time to give up. Young pitchers don’t bring it every day, and even though he has not pitched well all month, it’s not clear that he suddenly sucks out loud. Would you like a safer option? Brian Tallet. An even safer option? Hiroki Kuroda. The safest option? Joel Pineiro. In need of rate stats more than wins? John Lannan. Old school? Livan Hernandez.
Skip Schumaker has a nice little hitting streak going. Throw in his multiposition eligibility, and you’ve got a winner. To a lesser degree, Nick Punto fits the mold as well.
Jhonny Peralta is hot. And after you take his photo and put it on your locker door, you should also add him to your fantasy team.
Don’t forget about Garret Anderson. He can still hit. He’s Brian Giles five years ago. And in five years Scott Hairston will be like him, but because it’s today, he is a better option if you can get him.
With Chris Snyder on the DL, Miguel Montero will be the starter.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 23 June 2009 (Issue 70)

June 23, 2009

Trevor Cahill sure looked good last night.
Alex Cora makes for a desperate middle infielder.
Don’t give up on Ivan Rodriguez yet, but you should at least look into who is on the waiver wire in your league.