Let's Have a Quickie: Alfonso Soriano Doesn't Suck?!?

There, I said it. Alfonso Soriano may not suck. He’s been great this year, and of actual value to anyone who owns him. Soriano is hitting .331 with 7 homers and 23 RBI with 21 runs, giving him better numbers than Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Howard, and Hanley Ramirez. Confusing, right? Actually, there’s a logical explanation … Continue reading

Unfrozen Caveman Leftfielder and Other Hitters to Grab for the Summer

Month to month, the MLB season changes more than almost every other sport. Certain players historically excel in some months, while some guys hurt themselves in others. Well, with April out of the way and May half way over, who excels in the summer months? Finding guys who dominate in June, July, and August is … Continue reading

Bargain Bin Pitching

In a sport known for its high salaries it’s great to hear stories about the underpaid guys who rise to the top. And no, I’m not talking about crazies like Braden who do well while bashing other high-paid professionals on the field. I’m talking about humble guys who go out and do their jobs and … Continue reading

Phillies in Danger of Becoming "That Team"

Yeah, you know, the one that tasers its fans. On Monday night 17 year old Steve Consalvi ran out onto the field of Citizens Bank Park. About thirty seconds after he leapt onto the field, he was on the ground, electricity running through his body like Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi. … Continue reading

Using the Chewbacca Defense: Some Players Who Won't Keep It Up

It’s always important to distinguish amazing early season stats that will continue from those that won’t. Remember Chris Shelton? In 2006 his March/April numbers were the things dreams are made of, as he hit .326 with 10 homers and 20 RBI. He finished the year with 16 homers and 47 RBI. His is the epitome … Continue reading

Rabbit Season? Duck Season? Trading Season!

It’s almost upon us. Trading season. For me, trading season starts the minute the draft ends (unless I have the perfect draft, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t happen). Despite my gusto toward making deals, many owners are not as prone to moving guys as I am. Regardless, once that clock strikes May 1st (assuming you … Continue reading

Phillies Lock Up Howard for the Long-Term

Still holding precariously to the top spot of the highly contested NL East, the Phillies made a big move today in regards to the future of their team by signing first baseman Ryan Howard to a five-year contract extension for 125 million dollars. This is the largest contract in the Phillies’ history, even bigger than … Continue reading

Finding Ryan Braun

Remember in 2007 when Ryan Braun won almost every fantasy league in America for the asshole owner who added him? Man, that sucked. He hit .324 with 34 homers and 97 RBI. O ya, he also scored 91 runs and stole 15 bases. In 113 games. He was a beast. Watching the minor leagues and … Continue reading

Philadelphia Phillies: What Happened to that Offense?

It’s early, but hey it’s always better to be ahead than behind [enter innuendo here]. The Phillies have jumped to the head of the pack in the always competitive NL East, one game ahead of the Marlins in the loss column and a full game ahead of the Braves, with an 8-4 record. With great … Continue reading

We've Only Just Begun…

Your team is in last place. You lost week one 9-1, and week two 8-2. Your mother’s team is thriving off of Garrett Jones, while your twelve year old cousin is using Barry Zito’s fast start and Vernon Wells’s resurgence to take an early lead. Do not fret. There are tons of time tested techniques … Continue reading