Tag Archives: R.A. Dickey

Fantasy Baseball: TheFantasyFix.com Mock Draft Review

I recently participated in a fantasy baseball industry mock draft hosted by TheFantasyFix.com that was used for their terrific draft kit. This group I drafted with was a “who’s who” of the fantasy baseball world so I had to be on top of my game. It was a 15-team mixed Roto league with standard 5×5 […]

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Fantasy Baseball: Baseball Prospectus AL-only Mock Draft Review

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, I participated in the Baseball Prospectus AL-only fantasy baseball auction mock draft. This was a 12-team, 5×5 Roto league which included some of the most prolific fantasy sports entities in the industry including Baseball Prospectus, Fox Sports, BaseballHQ, RotoWire, USA Today, Mastersball, and Fangraphs. Not only was I drafting with […]

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Passing Judgment: better days ahead for the Mets

I am not going to sugarcoat the fact that being a Mets fan can be tortuous.  I am admittedly jealous of the many people I know who are Yankees’ fans and have been blessed with several World Series championships and annual playoff teams.  But I can’t help it…my first exposure to baseball was as a […]

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Passing Judgment: Fantasy Baseball – 2013 First Half Underachievers

Think back just a few months ago about how much time you spent preparing for your fantasy baseball drafts.  Whether you relied on the Internet, magazines, podcasts or any other resource, you likely had some expectations coming into the season about various players based on what the experts said.  But as we learn every year, […]

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Coach Dennis’s Diary : Fantasy Baseball – A Reactionary Tale

Coach Dennis’s Diary – A Reactionary Tale By: Dennis Esser (@coachesser) Patience is the name of the game when waiting for a top draft pick to play up to their potential.  While MLB teams try to boost their prospects’ confidence with long stays in hitter-friendly minor league destinations or playing them in low pressure situations […]

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Passing Judgment: Fantasy Baseball – Bitching About Pitching

Starting pitchers have a certain value depending on what type of fantasy baseball league you play in.  In roto leagues, you clearly want pitchers who will get wins or quality starts along with a high strikeout rate, low ERA and low WHIP.  There are a handful of pitchers who are generally accepted as being considered […]

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Passing Judgment: R.A. Dickey’s flaccid knuckleball.

As a die-hard Mets fan, I thoroughly appreciated and admired R.A. Dickey’s accomplishments during his three years in New York.  I remember when it was announced that the Mets had signed Dickey to a minor league contract before the 2010 season.  I made fun of the transaction because I had remembered how brutal Dickey had […]

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Passing Judgment: The Unpredictability of Fantasy Baseball

So you think you know all there is to know about fantasy baseball?  I’ll bet that you think all of the days, weeks and months you invested absorbing information and preparing for your draft was well worth it.  There are dozens upon dozens of industry experts who proclaim to have “inside” information to be disseminated […]

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Fantasy Baseball Rankings – Starting Pitchers (Part 1)

Fantasy Baseball Rankings – Starting Pitchers (Part 1) By: Kyle Brown (@CavghtLooking) When ranking starting pitchers for standard 5×5 leagues I only focus on strikeouts, WHIP, and ERA. Whether or not a pitcher has 10 wins or 15 wins largely comes down to chance. Obviously, a good pitcher on a good team will have more […]

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The Verdict: Fantasy Baseball – The Bourn Fallacy

The latest rumors surrounding free agent outfielder Michael Bourn are that the Mets of all teams are interested in him.  The Mets, who finally signed their first free agent to a major league contract earlier this week (Shaun Marcum), are in desperate need of an outfielder after Scott Hairston signed with the Cubs for two […]

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