Tag Archives: Baltimore Orioles

Passing Judgment: Fantasy Baseball – Don’t Snooze on Cruz

Participating in fantasy baseball drafts usually does not elicit a lot of emotional responses (expletives with multiple exclamation points in a chat room notwithstanding).  Sure you want to have a good draft, execute your strategy and have some fun with your league mates.  But it is rare that you feel any sense of excitement or […]

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Passing Judgment – MLB 1st Half Awards

With the All-Star Game now in our rearview mirror, we can now truly reflect on the first half of the season.  When you look at the standings, there are teams in positions that no one in their right mind could have or would have predicted.  The fact that the Yankees and Rangers sit atop their […]

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On the Docket – June 19, 2012

Not guilty does not mean innocent After wasting a lot of taxpayers’ money, the U.S. Government was unable to prove that former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens perjured himself when he denied using performance enhancing drugs before Congress.  The jury acquitted him on all 21 counts in less than ten hours of deliberation.  The old saying is […]

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The Verdict: Fantasy Baseball Autonomy

This edition of The Verdict takes a look at whether fantasy baseball players should be required to have both starting pitchers and relief pitchers in their lineups. When I started my 18-team league back in 1999, teams were required to start six pitchers with at least one starter and one reliever in their lineups. People […]

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Passing Judgment: Don’t Overreact After One Week

The best way to depict the length of the baseball season has always been the phrase “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”  Over the course of a 162 game schedule, it is virtually impossible to make final judgments about a team after a handful of games.  For example, the Boston Red Sox will be 2-8 to start […]

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Passing Judgment – April Fools’ Day is over, right?

The great thing about spring training and Opening Day is that every major league baseball team starts off on equal footing and thinks they have a chance at making the playoffs.  Everyone has a clean slate, so the past is forgotten and the future is is pursued.  Coming into the 2011 season, most “experts” predicted […]

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