The Devil's Advocate: Jim Joyce

Umpiring is a thankless job. You always hear about how the strike zone was off, or how that fair ball was really a foul, or how that runner actually avoided the tag. Rarely do you hear about “great calls” or a well officiated game. Perhaps players and managers acknowledge umpires after games — I wouldn’t … Continue reading

Let's Have a Quickie: Dallas Braden's Pretty Perfect Game

In case you were unaware, Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics threw a perfect game yesterday. He was lights out, striking out six Tampa Bay Rays en route to the 19th perfect game in MLB history. The question remains: what does this mean for fantasy players? In short, nothing. Some owner got a great start … Continue reading

Braden Defends All the Bases

Until yesterday Dallas Braden was that guy who decided to start beef with A-Rod for walking over Oakland’s pitching mound and was known more for raving like a homeless man than his pitching prowess. But that’s all changed now. Braden took the formerly hot Tampa Bay Rays to town, pitching a perfect game, which the … Continue reading