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Blue Jays Claim Ben Rowen From Cubs

The Blue Jays announced today that they have claimed right-handed reliever Ben Rowen off waivers from the Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. Rowen, 26, has made his way around the league over the past half-year or so. Signed … Contin...


SAGNOF Special, Week 18: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Has Begun

Maybe the worst thing to happen on the trade deadline was something that didn't happen.  Carter Capps


The Cheap Seats 8/3

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE The Cheap Seats is a daily article 


Fantasy Roundup: Fallout of the Trade Deadline

The trade deadline this season was far from boring with plenty of faces finding new homes. Plenty of moves were made, and while they cannot all be recapped in this article, I will discuss the potential impact of several trades moving forward and o...


This Year’s Most Ridiculous Reno Aces Statistical Inflations

Seeing as my usual Monday beat is second base, I decided to write a piece on minor-league second sackers who could make a fantasy impact down the stretch. As it turns out, that was an entirely fruitless endeavor. There just aren’t any players at...


Notable August Trades: 2012-14

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone, but as we explained earlier today, that in no way means that trading is over. Working out trades is now quite a bit more complicated, but if history is any … Continue reading →


Podcast: “…We’ll Have A Conclusion To This Pants Situation”

The Razzball Podcast is back, this week with a major peek behind our proverbial curtain!  Man we had a crazy record day with Windows 10 bouncing around some settings in the Razzball Podcasting studio, Grey putting out fires to keep Razzball runni...


Cubs obtain Dan Haren and Tommy Hunter, world yawns

In easily the most exciting trades this year, the Cubs acquired gamechanging pitchers Dan Haren and Tommy Hunter. All throughout the past week, there was feverish excitement in Chicago--who would be coming? Who would be going? Would the


DraftKings: One Two Cha Cha Chavez

Groove with me, won't you? Admittedly I'm not much of a dancer. I can Macarena with the best of them but that's about it. In fact, if a song is in 4/4 time, that's my go to dance move outside of the towel off. Never heard of the towel off? We...


Ranking The Rookies: Which Young Starter Should We Be Targeting (Severino, Owens, Gray)

 by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) This week we will see the debut of three highly touted pitching prospects: Luis Severino – New York Yankees Henry Owens – Boston Red Sox Jon Gray – Colorado Rockies That’s the way we rank them upon...


The DFS Daily Dozen 8.3.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Welcome to the Monday edition of the DFS Daily Dozen. This traditionally has been Marcus Hall’s article, but unfortunately—for us, not 


Freshmen Report: Kang, Grichuk, Syndergaard, Jungmann

Today at The Freshmen Report we take a look at a few interesting — and surprisingly productive — athletes (both hitters and pitchers) from around both the National League. Jung-ho Kang, IF, Pirates: Cuban players have been all the rage...


Tiered Shortstop Rankings: August

With two months to go, we’ll do one more reboot of the tiered shortstop rankings. Perhaps next month we’ll do some keeper rankings. The rankings below were derived by running our rest-of-season depth chart projections through the z-sco...


FanDuel Cheat Sheet, Monday, August 3rd

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


Waiver Wire: Daniel Norris Time

After numerous days of deliberation, the Tigers officially made the move to become sellers at the trade deadline. They shipped off a key cog in their offense in offense, Yoenis Cespedes, but more importantly they shipped off their best pitcher as...


The Longball (Daily GPP Plays): August 3, 2015

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Pre-game Warmup I’ll be honest, I don’t love anything about today’s slate. The pitching is terrible and there are no stacks 


Marty's Musings, August 3rd: This week's look beyond the box score

Several top players changed teams amidst a cacophony of trades, there were two bench clearing brawls and some drama in Queens. What a week in baseball! Welcome to another edition of Marty's Musings, my weekly column of numbers summarizing ...


Alex Wilson, Tommy Kahnle beginning to emerge from committees

Closer Monkey - Instant email alerts whenever there's a closer change. Closer depth charts to help you stay ahead. August 3, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates – Three batters into his appearance, Mark Melancon got ejected for hitting Tucker Bar...


DraftKings Cheat Sheet, Monday, August 3rd

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday, August 3rd

With the following Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday, August 3, we look to make some straight cash, homie. The post Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Monday, August 3rd appeared first on So-Called Fantasy Experts.


NL East Notes: Mets, Wheeler, Bour, Capps, Braves

Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the Wilpon family (the team’s owners), who have drawn plenty of fan and media ire for payroll constraints and a lack of spending in recent years, deserve credit for acting like a big-market team at … Continue...


The Daily Grind: Leverage, Godley, Owens

Agenda Keeper League Leverage Daily DFS – Godley Tomorrow’s Targets – Owens, Nuno, Montero, Barnes, Stubbs Factor Grid 1. Keeper League Leverage With the real world non-waiver trade deadline ancient history, fantasy trade deadli...


RotoGraphs Audio: Field of Streams 8/03/2015

Episode 82 – I <3 Logan Forsythe The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin discuss Dylan’s struggles with scheduling, checking out Tyler Wilson, welcoming Lo...


Fantasy Training Room: Bench Bryant?, When Will Stanton Return & More

by Jeremy Tiermini “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”  Yogi Berra August begins the stretch run for fantasy baseball players. The MLB trade deadline has passed and, in many fantasy leagues, the trading deadline is just a few weeks away. In...


Ignoring Arbitration in ottoneu

One of the more unique parts of the ottoneu format is the arbitration process. It has a huge impact on the entire off-season (as it should), but far too often owners allow arbitration to cast a shadow on the regular season. Owners considering acqu...


Hard hit balls have disappeared from Joc Pederson

There is a simple change that can help explain why. Joc Pederson was an 11th round pick back in 2010, and once he was promoted to the Solar Sox in 2012, his name was synonymous w...


Fantasy Impact of the Deadline Trades: Cole Hamels, Carlos Gomez, David Price and others

Ray offers his take on the fantasy impact of the trade deadline deals involving Cole Hamels, Carlos Gomez, David Price and others. When playing fantasy baseball, in roto keeper and dynasty leagues, you as an owner always want to get the be...


The Calm After The Storm

We don’t, and won’t, play in Fantasy Baseball keeper leagues that permit trades. Too much time-suck, too much rancor when the team in last place trades, say, Carlos Gomez to your main rival for, say, Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler, and neutral...


2015 Fantasy Baseball: Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

With the dust settled on the non-waiver trade deadline, it is time to take stock on the winners and losers of the deadline. Unlike some publications, I will split the winners and losers between the buyers and sellers. Buying and selling is complet...


Bullpen Notes: August 2, 2015: Capps Time In Miami?, Allen Struggling & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are th...


Trading for the Final Two Months

This is an updated version of an article posted in 2013. As we get closer to our league trade deadlines and the effect any individual player will have on our place in the standings gradually diminishes, this time of year represents a final chance ...


2015 Fantasy Baseball Week 18 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 18 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re rebounding from the MLB trade deadline and grabbing Daniel Norris, dumping Andrew Cashner, and staying with Troy Tulowitzki. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an...


Roto Riteup: August 3, 2015

Today is Monday at the Roto Riteup, which means tomorrow is Tuesday, which is important when looking at pitcher streaming options. On today’s agenda: 1. Fun with arbitrary endpoints 2. Various news and notes 3. Streaming Pitcher Options Fun with...


Drafting Rookie Wide Receivers: Old School vs. New School

Are you ready to take a quick trip down Fantasy Football memory lane? People generally like to think that those in a younger age bracket have it way more easier than they ever did. I remember not getting a cell phone until my first year in colleg...


Roto Roundup: Mat Latos, Daniel Norris, Lucas Duda and Others

Alex offers his thoughts on some of the top fantasy performers from Sunday, including Mat Latos, Daniel Norris, Lucas Duda and others. FanDuel: SB Nation One Day Fantasy Leagues Many of you play in season-long leagues, while more and more o...


Romanticizing Sacrifice

Both baseball and macroeconomics have their own Very Serious People.


10 Important Stories From 08/02/15 Box Scores: Don’t Buy Daniel Norris, Bauer Figuring It Out & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Jose Fernandez continued to prove that he’s the exception to the rule, tossing 6.0 shutout innings allowing 4 H and 2 BB, striking out 10, and now owns a 2.12 ERA as he returns from Tommy John surgery.  Mat


Weezie Severino Is Moving On Up

Luis Severino will be called up to face the Red Sox on Wednesday and presumably will stay in the rotation for the busted, no-candy-giving Pineda. I say presumably, because can we really be sure about anything other than smart stuff coming from my...


Rockies To Promote Jon Gray

The Rockies will promote top pitching prospect Jon Gray to the majors on Tuesday, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports (Twitter link).  Gray, a 23-year-old right-hander, will make his Major League debut that evening in a start against the Marin...


Quick Hits: Kasten, Mariners, Prospects

The Dodgers made several additions at the trade deadline yet didn’t move any of their top prospects to do so, a tactic that team president Stan Kasten generally prefers.  “I think I am well known, both by reputation and by … Con...


Rangers Notes: Harrison, Daniels, Hamels, Gallardo

Rangers officials personally informed Matt Harrison that he was going to be traded midway through the Rangers’ game on Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes.  With rumors of the Cole Hamels trade swirling, GM Jon Daniels d...


The Sleeper and the Bust 8/2/2015 – Temper Tantrums in Toronto

Episode 259 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live! In this episode, Paul Sporer and Jason Collette tour the league talking a little bit about every game on Sunday including the drama in Toronto, some debuts for traded player...


East Links: Valencia, Lucchino, Utley, Espinosa

We’ve already had a collection of NL East Notes and Red Sox Notes earlier today on MLBTR, but there’s always more news flowing out of the two Eastern divisions… The Orioles, Rangers and White Sox are three of the likeliest …...


AL Central Notes: Dombrowski, Tribe, Samardzija

Daniel Norris‘ career as a Tiger got off a fantastic start today as the newly-acquired left-hander held the Orioles to one run in 7 1/3 innings work.  Norris allowed four hits and a walk while striking out five to earn … Continue read...


NL West Notes: Kennedy, Preller, Leake, Tulo

Ian Kennedy‘s deadline day experience was already stressful enough given the number of rumors swirling around his future with the Padres, but the righty’s day was even more hectic since it marked the birth of his fourth daughter.  As ...


Fantasy Baseball Final: August 2nd, 2015

Don’t sleep on trades for August. July 31st was only the deadline for non-waiver trades. There are always plenty of moves made after August 1st. One of the many things that some fans misunderstand is that there technically isn’t any trade dead...


NL Central Notes: Cards, Melvin, Pirates, Kang

The Cardinals were rumored to be looking for starting pitching depth at the deadline, but instead beefed up the relief corps in the form of Steve Cishek and Jonathan Broxton.  As GM John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny told Derrick … Cont...


Rays To Demote Matt Moore

The Rays will demote Matt Moore to Triple-A Durham on Monday, as MLB.com’s Bill Chastain writes.  Moore has struggled at the Major League level this season and the Rays hope that a stint in the minors will help him get back on track. ...


Bullpen Report: Sunday, August 2, 2015

Shawn Tolleson is remaining in the closer role, but his cohorts on the grid are changing. Keone Kela has been sent to AA, and Tanner Scheppers hits the DL with a knee issue. Newly acquired Sam Dyson and Jake Diekman end up next in line for saves w...


Red Sox To Promote Henry Owens

Red Sox pitching prospect Henry Owens will be called up to make his Major League debut on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, Sox manager John Farrell told reporters (including the Providence Journal’s Brian MacPherson).  Owens gets the call to repl...


Minor Moves: Capuano, McBryde

Here are today’s minor league transactions from around baseball, with the newest moves at the top of the post… Chris Capuano has accepted his outright assignment from the Yankees and reported to Triple-A, SB Nation’s Chris Cotill...


The Wire Troll: Curt Casali Flexing His Muscles

Wisler just keeps on keeping on for Atlanta, with last Sunday's start in St. Louis showing what the future might hold for the young right-hander. Once he cuts down on his walks he will be a very effective starter.


Dan Haren “Probably” Retiring After 2015 Season

Newly-acquired Cubs righty Dan Haren is leaning towards ending his career once this season is over, Haren told reporters including MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat.  Upon being dealt to Chicago, Haren tweeted that he would wearing jersey #50 as a Cu...


2016 Free Agents: Catchers

The worst offensive fantasy position needs filling, one way or another. As the second half is upon us, keeper and dynasty owners must start looking into the futures of many of their current players. In the first installment of this series, ...


Cafardo’s Latest: Gray, Iwakuma, Red Sox, Padres

The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo recaps the trade deadline moves, evaluates which teams fared well or poorly with their transactions (or lack thereof) and also looks ahead to the August trade market in his latest column.  Some highlightsR...


Two-Start Pitchers 2015: August 3-9: Are There Any Gambles Worth Taking?

by Ray Kuhn And now we are down to the final two months of the season… The calendar has turned to August and the non-waiver trade deadline is behind us. As the dust settles and the trade deadline in most fantasy leagues approaches, it is


A.J. Burnett May Miss Rest Of Season

After being placed on the 15-day DL with elbow inflammation on Friday, A.J. Burnett admitted that the injury may sideline him for the rest of the 2015 season.  In an interview with MLB.com’s Tom Singer, Burnett predicted that his Monday ...


There is No Shame Riding this Scooter and the Top 100 Hitters, Week 18

I have returned from my much needed and financially reasonable vacation. I went to San Diego for five days and four nights with the family, and enjoyed almost every damn second of it. I learned one thing while I was away, and that's the closer I...


NL East Notes: Marlins, Ozuna, Phillies, Mets

Agent Scott Boras says the Marlins are leaving outfielder Marcell Ozuna at Triple-A New Orleans to potentially delay his arbitration eligibility, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes.  The agent claims that Marlins players are upset about the...


Ambulance Chasers, Week 18: Wilson Drifts Away

According to IMDB, Tom Hanks' character spent 1500 days alone on the island. We don't have that much time left in a baseball season — although I'd love to see small sample size debates still raging around the 700 day mark — but like Hanks, we ...


Red Sox Notes: Lucchino, Chapman, Swihart

Minutes ago, Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino issued a statement confirming that he will be stepping down at the end of the season.  He explained that he has been planning to cut back ever since 2004, the year of Boston’s first …...


Cubs Designate Yoervis Medina For Assignment

The Cubs have designated pitcher Yoervis Medina for assignment, according to the MLB.com transactions page.  Medina, who turned 27 last week, came to the Cubs in the May deal sending Welington Castillo to the Mariners. The right-hander has toss...


Draftkings: Stunting with J-Fer and Thor

BOOM!!! CRASH!!! BAM!!!! BANG!!!! ONOMATOPOEIA! ONOMATOPOEIA!!! (Click Here) <----What the hell is going on? Not sure but I think we're walking into a super-hero reference involving Noah Syndergaard. Then again, look at him; he is Thor. He is ...


Ameer Abdullah Wants To Win You A Championship

The Detroit Lions rookie running back is in line for a big season In fantasy football, you need difference makers on your team. Consistent high-floor players are needed as well, but in order to take your team to the next level it is necess...


Stack City (August 2)

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE     There are many different views 


Daily Fantasy Baseball: FanDuel Picks For Sunday, 8-2-15

Who is ready for some Daily Fantasy Baseball and my FanDuel picks for Sunday, 8-2-15? I know I am ready for another day of DFS action. Of the lineups I shared yesterday, one did well and should have cashed in most formats while the other fell sho...


Cubs Designate Taylor Teagarden For Assignment

The Cubs announced that they have designated Taylor Teagarden for assignment.  The move will create roster space for the newly-acquired Dan Haren. The 31-year-old Teagarden hit .303/.403/.579 in 211 plate appearances with the Mets’ hitter-frien...


Trade Deadline: Mets finally get their outfielder, add Yoenis Cespedes

After way too much drama, the Mets finally added an outfield bat. Was it the right one? When the Mets pulled out of a rumored


DraftKings Cheat Sheet, Sunday, August 2nd

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


Roto Riteup: August 2, 2015

Today’s Roto Riteup is here, better late than never. On today’s agenda: 1. Various news and notes 2. Streaming Pitcher Options Various news and notes Despite having his start pushed back multiple times, Clayton Kershaw was excellent against th...


Fantasy Baseball Final: August 1st

Fantasy baseball final: August 1st It is becoming difficult for me to find ways to explain how good Carlos Correa is at this point. He hit two more home runs on Saturday, his 11th and 12th of the season, and has solidified himself as the main piec...


Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tulowitzki, Leake, Yankees

Here’s our post-deadline look around the baseball blogosphere.. Blue Jays Plus says people should stop complaining about Troy Tulowitzki‘s deal. BASTA is thrilled about the Giants’ acquisition of Mike Leake. Yankees Unscripted a...


The Longball (Daily GPP Plays): August 2, 2015

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FanDuel Cheat Sheet, Sunday, August 2nd

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


Stash ‘Em or Trash ‘Em: Is There Still Hope For Cameron Maybin?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Overall Cameron Maybin is hitting .274 with 8 HR and 17 SB, but the numbers have come crashing down after the All-Star Break.  Over the first 14 games he’s hitting .235 with 0 HR and 2 SB, so it’s


Two-Start Pitchers: Week 17 (Aug. 3-9)

Ranking and tiering the two-start pitchers in Week 17, including Patrick Corbin, Jimmy Nelson and Mike Fiers. As we get deeper into the season, it's getting harder and harder to put a dent into the overall numbers (thanks to an atrocious s...


2015 Fantasy Baseball: Rookie Report – Heston, Heaney Updates; Washington’s Ross Rising

Chris Heston Continues Strong Season Heston is tied for the rookie lead in starts with 20 and he’s behind only Noah Syndergaard in rookie pitcher WAR. Heston’s 3.14 ERA ranks 24th among all qualified starts, and his 56.5 percent ground ball ra...


Bullpen Notes: August 1, 2015: Rodney Primed To Close Again, No Questions For Cubs & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are th...


DVBD: Dynamic Value Based Drafting

Now that we have taken on the early rounds in your Fantasy Football Draft as well as compared weekly consistency vs. year-end total points, it’s time to pull back the curtain on Dynamic Value Based Drafting (DVBD) in general. I wanted to get th...


Roto Roundup: Carlos Correa, Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw, and others

Ray offers his thoughts on some of the top fantasy performers from Saturday's roto action, including whether Clayton Kershaw can win another Cy Young award, Xander Bogaerts big day at the plate and more. FanDuel: SB Nation One Day Fantas...


Carson Smith struggling, Tommy Hunter records save for Cubs

Closer Monkey - Instant email alerts whenever there's a closer change. Closer depth charts to help you stay ahead. August 2, 2015 Seattle Mariners — Carson Smith had another rough outing on Saturday night, as he blew a one run save o...


Fantasy Baseball: Week 17 Starting Pitching Streamer Options and Closers Update

Week 17 of the Fantasy Baseball season begins Monday August 3, 2015. If you are in need of starting pitching or daily streamers I have some options for you to consider for Monday to Thursday. Due to changes made at the MLB trade deadline I'...


10 Important Stories From 08/01/15 Box Scores: Carlos Correa Homers Twice, Carson Smith Blows A Save And More

by Will Overton It was odd to have a day of baseball where the focus was solely on the action on the field as the trading deadline has now passed. There was plenty on the field to talk about too, from good young pitchers to


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Sunday, August 2: Quick hits: Jose Fernandez, Evan Longoria, more

I construct a quick write up of a few players I like today. Reminder: Always double check the lineup card before rosters lock to make sure that a player you've chosen to ros...


Prospect Power Rankings: Week 18

Every other week Razzball ranks the prospects closest to contributing to your fantasy roster. The list is limited to players who still have rookie eligibility (less than 130 at bats or 50 innings pitched) and who are currently in the minor leagues...


Rebuilding One 30-Year-Old At A Time: The Atlanta Braves Disasterous Trade

If there was ever a day that ultimately justified my piece on baseball writers earlier this month, the Carlos Gomez to New York Mets fiasco summed it all up in one night. Nevertheless, I am here to breakdown the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins and ...


Cubs May Pursue Chase Utley

The Cubs may pursue Phillies second baseman Chase Utley prior to the August trade deadline, writes Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Utley will begin a rehab assignment tomorrow. He would need 251 plate appearances to activate a 2016 opt...


Dodgers Notes: Money, Olivera, Samardzija

This week’s complicated three-way trade looks like a great move for the Dodgers, a mixed bag for the Braves, and another deal for the Marlins which appears to be financially motivated, Keith Law of ESPN.com (Insider sub. req’d) writes....


Rosenthal’s Latest: Dodgers, Mets, Hamels, Jays, Astros

An elite starting pitcher was a luxury good for the Dodgers, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. That’s why Los Angeles passed on talents like Cole Hamels, David Price, and Johnny Cueto despite possessing the prospect depth to acquire their...


Working the Waiver Wire 8.1.15

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Bats Aaron Hicks has been a man possessed over the past month as he posted a line of 15/4/16/3/.346 and 


Bullpen Briefs: Post-Deadline Puzzles

Note: stats are current as of close of play on July 31, 2015. Well, the 2015 Major League Baseball Non-Waiver Trade Deadline is behind us, and what a week it was. Several major stars changed teams in the final days before the deadline, including ...


Red Sox President Larry Lucchino To Be Replaced

The Red Sox will replace president and CEO Larry Lucchino by the end of the season, reports Michael Silverman and Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald. Lucchino’s contract expires at the end of the season. The Red Sox have reportedly been ...


Stream, Stream, Stream: #2xSP (8.3-8.9)

Hey, sorry for the late posting but I wanted to make sure we got through the trade deadline unscathed, and I’m also amidst moving into a new home over the weekend. As a result, those two things conspired to make this a late submission, but it’...


Cubs Attempted To Acquire Carlos Carrasco, Tyson Ross

The Cubs aimed high at the trade deadline but ultimately settled for pitchers Dan Haren and Tommy Hunter, writes Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. According to club president Theo Epstein, “the two main players we focused on late...


SP Streamers for Sunday, August 2nd

    Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!  Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   As always, Streamers are 


Rockies Designate Aaron Laffey

The Rockies have designated reliever Aaron Laffey for assignment, tweets Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. The transaction was part of a series of moves that allowed the club to recall Christian Bergman, Scott Oberg, and Kyle Parker. Pitcher K...


Athletics Designate Eric O’Flaherty

The Athletics have announced that they’ve designated lefty reliever Eric O’Flaherty for assignment. The move clears space on the Athletics’ active roster for righty and recent trade acquisition Aaron Brooks, who has been promot...


East Notes: Valencia, Red Sox, Fulmer

The Blue Jays‘ somewhat surprising decision this morning to designate Danny Valencia for assignment confused many fans. Valencia has, after all, had a very strong season at the plate, batting .296/.331/.506, and he’s capable of playing...


Carlos Gomez Traded To Houston: Is This Good For Your Fantasy Baseball Team?

After a quiet couple of weeks leading up to the trade deadline, it appears that someone flipped the switch to the “on” position this week. Blockbuster trade after blockbuster trade kept rolling through my twitter feed faster than I could keep...


Minor MLB Transactions: 8/1/15

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league. The White Sox have signed outfielder Dayan Viciedo and assigned him to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, the Knights have announced. Viciedo was, of course, a longtime staple of the White ...


Top 5 Hitters for Saturday, August 1st

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!  Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   — With 12 of the 


Fantasy Football 2015: Early Position Rankings for PPR and Standard Leagues, DFS Strategy

Fantasy football season is right around the corner and over the last month or so, we have provided some early position rankings for PPR and Standard leagues to get you prepared for the 2015 fantasy season. NFL training  camps have ope...


Padres Designate Tim Federowicz

The Padres have designated catcher Tim Federowicz for assignment, Corey Brock of MLB.com tweets. Federowicz was completing a rehab assignment for a meniscus tear that has cost him the entire season so far. He was out of options, and the Padres e...


Drew Pomeranz Changes Agents

Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz is changing agents from Steve Rath of Ballangee to CAA Sports, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan tweets. The 26-year-old Pomeranz will be arbitration eligible for the first time in the coming winter. The lefty curren...


Two Start Pitchers, Week 18: R.I.P Rowdy Roddy Piper.

"I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum" - Roddy Piper They Live 1988 Yesterday I was going along my normal Friday routine, flexing my muscles, examining my abdominal muscles in the bathroom mirror between spurt...


How August Trades Work

Now that the July 31 trade deadline has passed, teams can still make trades, only with more restrictions than before. Updating Jeff Todd’s post last year on the topic, here’s a look at how August trades work. This information has, of ...


Fantasy Implications Of The Trades Made By The Toronto Blue Jays

Not since the early 90’s, when the Toronto Blue Jays acquired David Cone and Ricky Henderson at the trade deadline, as they made their push towards back to back World Series titles, have the Blue Jays been this active at the non-waiver wire tra...


C.J. Wilson Likely Out For Season

Angels starter C.J. Wilson believes he might be out for the season, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez (Twitter links). The Angels had previously announced that the results of a recent MRI showed left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis. Wilson ...


Daily Fantasy Baseball: FanDuel Picks For Saturday, 8-1-2015

Today, let's get right down to business and look at my favorite Daily Fantasy Baseball FanDuel picks for Saturday, 8-1-2015. It has been a crazy week in baseball, and to be honest in sports and the world in general. There was no shortage of news ...


Dodgers, Braves, Marlins Complete 13-Player Trade

AUGUST 1: The Dodgers are paying just $500K of the remainder of Arroyo’s deal, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles tweets. Arroyo is owed about $8MM, including his 2016 buyout, and it appears the Braves are paying almost all of that … Cont...


John Gets the Axford

After blowing his fifth save Thursday night, giving up three walks and two runs in the ninth, John Axford has now blown four save chances in his past five appearances. Colorado Rockies Manager Walt Weiss said Friday that John Axford would be remov...


Phil Hughes is trading walks for contact

Phil Hughes has struggled this season-why? Remember when the Twins took a chance on starting pitcher


Deadline Reactions: Winners, Losers, Top Prospects

Here’s a roundup of recaps from yesterday’s trade deadline. The Blue Jays and Royals are the biggest winners of last month’s trades, while the Padres are the biggest losers, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman writes. All three c...


DraftKings: The Battle For Los Angeles …and Orange County

Today we Southern Californians get to be treated to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. Thanks to the national broadcasts, the rest of the country will be seeing the Angels and Dodgers battle it out under the Hollywood ...


Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: Is It Time To Give Up On Joc Pederson?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Big things were expected from Joc Pederson this season and, while he has hit 21 HR, for the most part it’s been a disappointing season.  He was dropped from the leadoff spot earlier this week, thanks to a...


Fantasy Baseball's Best Starting Pitchers Since the All-Star Game

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies are the best team in the MLB since the All-Star Game, but they not been kind to fantasy owners.  Cole Hamels gave us a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs but has since been traded to the T...


NL East Notes: Mets, Amaro, Braves

The Mets did well with their series of trades before yesterday’s deadline, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin writes. The addition of Yoenis Cespedes significantly improves the Mets’ offense, and while the Mets did give up a fair amount ...


Stack City (August 1)

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   There are many different views on 


Prospect Watch: Luis Severino Gets the Call

Another day, and you guessed it, another top prospect gets the call to the majors. This has been the major narrative of the entire 2015 season, and it is just going to continue the rest of the year. The newest entry to the fantasy prospect watch,...


Fantasy Baseball's Best Hitters Since the All-Star Game

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies are the best team in the MLB since the All-Star Game, but they not been kind to fantasy owners.  Ryan Howard leads the team with 64 points on 5 XBH (3 HR) 14 RBI and 7 runs scored.  The r...


DraftKings Cheat Sheet, Saturday, August 1st

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


The Longball (Daily GPP Plays): August 1, 2015

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!  Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE   Pre-game Warmup Welcome to August. Let 


FanDuel Cheat Sheet, Saturday, August 1st

  Hello Fake Baseballers! Are you ready for another five months of the daily baseball grind? I know I am. And so are Justin and Jason Bales who will take 


Roto Riteup: August 1, 2015

The reign of Wiers is over! Yours truly has climbed back upon the Roto Riteup throne. On today’s agenda: 1. Quick hits: Deadline Day Deals 2. Various news and notes 3. Streaming Pitcher Options Deadline Day Deals Yoenis Céspedes to NYM: Cespede...


Blue Jays Designate Danny Valencia, Ezequiel Carerra

The Blue Jays have designated 3B/OF Danny Valencia and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment, Scott MacArthur of TSN tweets. The Jays also recalled middle infielder Munenori Kawasaki and optioned righty Ryan Tepera. The moves were likely ...


Reactions To The Padres’ Decision Not To Sell

Despite being 50-53 and an afterthought in the playoff race, the Padres surprisingly opted not to sell at the trade deadline yesterday. Here more on what they did, or didn’t do. One of the most discussed aspects of the Padres’ decisio...


Trade Deadline Roundup (07/31/15): Sell Haren, Fulmer Ace Of The Future? & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) To an extent most of the heavy lifting was done in the days leading up to the trade deadline.  Names like David Price, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gomez, Johnny Cueto and a host of others had already been taken...


2015 Big Finishes and Slow Fades Part 2

The Slow Fade - there are the players I see slowing down as the season comes to a close. Not necessarily at a disastrous level but way off their first half paceC - Yasmani Grandal, Los Angeles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...


Rounding the Bases – August 1

Positional Rankings (Note: Pricing and overall expected team output is considered when compiling these rankings. Just because Miguel Cabrera is playing doesn’t mean he’s the best option given his price...


The Daily Grind: Final Trades, Ross, Garcia

Agenda Final Deadline Deals Daily DFS – Ross, Nola GB / FB Splits Tomorrow’s Targets – Garcia, Flande, Lamb, Holt Factor Grid 1. Final Deadline Deals There were many deadline deals, but let’s try to focus on the fantasy i...


Bullpen Notes: July 31, 2015: Capps Time?, Next Up For Rockies & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are th...


NFL’s New Extra Point Rule Change Has Fantasy Implications

Much of the talk in Fantasy Football circles the past few seasons has revolved around whether or not we should eliminate the kicker position altogether. In fact, I know of several home leagues that have. For the most part, kickers are and should ...


10 Important Stories From 7/31/15 Box Scores: Deep Sleepers, Eduardo Rodriguez’ Mixed Bag & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) While the biggest news came off the field in regards to trades and the news Luis Severino would join the Yankees rotation, there was plenty on the diamond that deserves our attention.  It was fitting that o...


Bear or Bull: The Cuban Missile Crisis

It's been quite a crazy week in major league baseball. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline just around the corner (in a few hours, actually), contenders are loading up for the stretch run. Among the more prominent names involved in recent...


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