Around this time every year, fantasy baseball experts are scrambling to put together their list of “breakout stars” or “impact rookies,” in hopes that they are the ones that find the next big thing. 1,387 more words
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Prior to 2012, my, were they dark times for baseball fans in Baltimore. At least since 1997 anyway. The Orioles lost in the American League Championship Series in consecutive years in ’96 and ’97 (the first of them perhaps more painful for followers of the Birds for the controversy it entailed; in case you don’t recall, Google “Jeffrey Maier” briefly, refresh the ol’ memory, and come back to the discussion), and then went on to miss the playoffs… 2,552 more words
When going through all of the rankings and deciding what position should go after starting pitchers, I figured why not go with catchers.
They have the least fantasy value, but if you don’t at least snag a decent one, your team could hurt in the long run. 910 more words
It seemed like yesterday when fans and sports talk radio hosts (me included) were talking about the lack of off-season moves by the Baltimore Orioles. We were all looking at how other teams were making moves to improve their chances of winning and yet the O’s continued sit still, hoping to rely on guys who hadn’t shown the ability to be everyday players. 332 more words
I was listening the the great Effectively Wild podcast by the Baseball Prospectus crew. I was a bit behind and I caught them having a discussion about who would win between a team comprised solely of first basemen or a team comprised solely of catchers. 1,047 more words