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  1. Matthew Berry

    Matthew Berry



    Bio | Chats | E-mail | Fantasy Focus | Fantasy and Games

    • Senior Fantasy analyst for ESPN
    • Member, FSWA and FSTA Halls of Fame
    • Best-selling author of "Fantasy Life"

  2. Central Stage

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Things can get a little unpredictable at this stage of the fantasy baseball season, with only two weeks to go and precious few teams still in the running for playoff spots, and others already auditioning players for 2007. Generally speaking, the safe...

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  3. The Race for 20

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    In these late stages of the fantasy baseball season, wins is often the category that can make or break your team. In Rotisserie formats, it's usually a category in which as few as three wins can often mean as many as six or seven points. In head-to-h...

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  4. Day of the Rookies

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The 2006 fantasy baseball season has been one filled with great stories of standout pitching performances by rookies, most notably the campaigns put forth thus far by guys like the Tigers' Justin Verlander, Red Sox's Jonathan Papelbon, Twins' Francis...

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  5. Baffling Brandon

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    There's a most perplexing question lurking in the fantasy baseball world lately: What, exactly, is the value of this Brandon Phillips kid in Cincinnati? Phillips' career story is a crazy one. A second-round pick by the Montreal Expos in 1999, he qui...

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  6. Great Scott!

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    For those of you who caught Wednesday's Devil Rays-Mariners game, we might have just witnessed Scott Kazmir finally cementing himself as a member of fantasy baseball's second tier of starters. He tossed seven scoreless innings of three-hit, nine-stri...

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  7. Leo's Latest Project

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    It's well known in fantasy baseball circles the impact of pitching coach Leo Mazzone, who, for years in Atlanta, coaxed exceptional seasons out of the most unlikely candidates on the Braves' staff. From Denny Neagle to Jaret Wright to Jorge Sosa, it ...

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  8. Dealing Aces: 21!

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter might have clinched himself his first Cy Young award on Thursday, shutting out the Mets for seven innings to pick up victory No. 21 on the season. And in our all-important world of fantasy baseball, Carpenter's ...

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  9. Ace of Diamonds

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Quietly, Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter has established himself as fantasy baseball's newest ace. On Tuesday, he held the Marlins to one run on three hits in his fifth complete game of the season, becoming the majors' first 16-game winner. M...

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  10. Justin Time

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    He was one of the biggest breakout candidates in fantasy baseball entering 2005. But with two-thirds of the season now in the books, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau could be classified as one of the biggest disappointments in all of baseball. Let...

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  11. Just A Good Ol' Boy

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Every once in awhile, a left-handed pitching prospect comes along who is so special, he takes the fantasy baseball world -- and the major leagues, for that matter -- by storm. In 2003, it was the Marlins' Dontrelle Willis, who went 9-1 with a 2.08 ER...

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  12. Central Stage

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    On the morning of Sept. 20, all seemed settled in the National League Central, with the St. Louis Cardinals holding an 8.5-game lead on the Houston Astros, with their magic number only five to eliminate the Astros from the race. It's funny how much n...

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  13. Will These Cards Fold?

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The St. Louis Cardinals, the National League Central champions and a 100-win team that ran away with its division in each of the past two seasons, this year find themselves stuck in a pennant race for the first time since 2003. The Cardinals have bee...

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  14. The Games That Matter

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The final week of the regular season is more about the final playoff races and teams that have already clinched setting themselves up for the postseason, so when considering where the best fantasy value will come from, make sure you consider playoff ...

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  15. Godzilla Returns

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The past four months were a difficult time for Hideki Matsui, one of the most durable players in baseball. Missing games was a new thing to him; he had yet to sit out any of his 518 games for the Yankees through May 10, 2006, and was in the midst of ...

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  16. Oliver!

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    While all the talk the past two nights revolved around Marlins rookie Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter, lost in the shuffle was the fact that Oliver Perez, one of 2004's biggest breakouts, actually stepped up with an inspiring outing for the Mets. He tosse...

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  17. Getting Strong Now...

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Maybe, just maybe, things are finally starting to turn around for the Boston Red Sox. A 10-23 team from Aug. 1 through Sept. 3, the Red Sox seemed to have nothing go right for them for nearly a month, and then the injuries started piling up, from Jas...

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