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  1. Homers of the Brave

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    A reader recently wrote in one of my chats to note how for the most part, we had been overlooking the recent hot streak of Braves first baseman Adam LaRoche. (For the record, he has made the "Top Lines" notes a couple of times recently, though I know...

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  2. He's No Homer (Not Anymore!)

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    For much of Ervin Santana's major-league career, he has been quite the predictable fantasy type: A pitcher whose dominance in his home games made him a must-start, but whose ineffectiveness in his road games made him a must-sit. Such pitchers, while ...

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  3. He's Such a Homer

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    On these pages, I often use the phrase "matchups option" to describe a large portion of the pitching populous. It's a simple concept: Such pitchers aren't reliable enough to be used during their occasional cold spells, against potent offenses or at b...

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  4. No Superman

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    For several seasons now, Jeff Kent's critics have declared this the year that his age finally catches up with him. This time, it really seems as if they're right. An eight-time 100-RBI man and six-time 25-homer man, Kent, 38, will go down in the rec...

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  5. Hackin' Hanley

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Talk about capitalizing on a good matchup. Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, facing homer-prone Reds left-hander Eric Milton in Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark, went 3-for-6 and homered twice on Tuesday, raising his batting average to .364. It w...

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  6. Homers of the Brave

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    When is this Jeff Francoeur kid in Atlanta going to slow down? Maybe it seems like he just has to cool off, since most every rookie hits at least some sort of adjustment period, but there was the 21-year-old outfielder again on Wednesday night, going...

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  7. Leftover Piazza

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Earlier in the season on these pages, I called Mets catcher Mike Piazza "the most overrated cleanup hitter in baseball." He spent 33 games in the No. 4 lineup spot and batted .262 with three homers and 19 RBI in 33 games, numbers hardly befitting of ...

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  8. Junior's Circuit Clout

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    On Sunday, Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. continued to cement his place in baseball history, hitting career homer No. 521. That puts him in a tie with Ted Williams and Willie McCovey, both Hall of Famers, for 14th place all-time. It was the thi...

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  9. Jason's Resurrection

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    There's must be something about being a Yankee first baseman. Not two months after fellow pinstriper Tino Martinez hit 10 homers in a 12-game span, Jason Giambi is now in the midst of a similar unexpected hot streak. In the Yankees' recent six-game h...

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  10. Homer on the Range

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    In case you haven't heard, these Texas Rangers sure can hit. On Thursday, they hit eight home runs as a team, becoming the first in major-league history to register two games of eight homers in the same season. That's an incredible feat; you have to ...

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