Tag Archives: Spring Training

Passing Judgment: Aroldis Chapman’s Cuban Missile Crisis

It is a miracle that Aroldis Chapman is even alive, let alone planning his rehab schedule to return to the Cincinnati Reds at some point later this season.  In case you have been living under a rock or got consumed by March Madness, the Reds closer was hit in the face by a line drive […]

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MLB 2013: Ten Bold Predictions

It is my journalistic obligation to preface this article by saying that no one at Fantasy Judgment, including the author of the following article, is in possession of Gray’s Sports Almanac or has ever been certified with psychic powers.  After spending the past several weeks analyzing and breaking down hundreds of players for fantasy baseball […]

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Passing Judgment – All is Kosher with Ryan Braun

In case you have been living under a rock like those guys from the GEICO commercial, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun became the first player to win an appeal of an administered drug test that came back positive for a performance enhancing substance.  Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, was tested on October 1 and then […]

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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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Passing Judgment – Carlos Beltran did the “right” thing.

After much speculation in the off-season and heading into spring training, it was officially announced on February 27 that Carlos Beltran would shift from center field to become the Mets rightfielder.  Apparently, he informed manager Terry Collins that he didn’t think his knee could hold up playing centerfield, a position he has excelled at since reaching the major […]

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Passing Judgment – Adam Wainwright out for the year.

The bad news became official today when it was announced that St. Louis Cardinals ace pitcher Adam Wainwright will need season-ending Tommy John surgery.  After sustaining what Cardinals’ officials called a “significant elbow injury,” it was highly speculated that this meant Wainwright would require surgical intervention.  This is a devastating loss for the Cardinals who […]

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Spring Training – A Time for Delusions of Grandeur

Historically the month of February is viewed as the worst month of the year by sports fans because the Super Bowl is over and baseball has yet to start.  But with recent changes to the NFL schedule, the Super Bowl is now a fixture for the first week of February.  And without fail, within two […]

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