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  1. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Can the Giants win without Pagan?

    Joe Kaiser

    Back in early August, we speculated along with the baseball world about whether Angel Pagan's return after a lengthy absence could really ignite the San Francisco Giants, which had fallen on hard times and been overtaken by the Los Angeles Dodgers fo...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Will Giants continue to trust Hudson?

    AJ Mass

    For now, it looks as thought the San Francisco Giants are going to stick with Tim Hudson in their starting rotation, as the pitcher is expected to take the mound on Friday night in San Diego. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle repor...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. How to value deGrom for now, 2015

    Eric Karabell

    It's certainly possible that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton will be given the NL Rookie of the Year award for his flashy contributions in stolen bases, but New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom really should be earning more attention. Fa...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. The biggest defensive liabilities on top contenders -- MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at the biggest defensive liabilities on potential playoff teams. He leads with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has cost the Nationals 11 runs since Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  6. Will Wright, Pedroia ever be top-50 again?

    Eric Karabell

    It seems a bit outrageous now, but a few seasons ago New York Mets third baseman David Wright and Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia were regarded as late first-round picks in fantasy drafts, deliverers of five-category goodness and viewed ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. Could Boston court Sandoval?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox haven't exactly been thrilled with the progress of Will Middlebrooks, and this past Wednesday, general manager Ben Cherington raised the possibility of sending the third baseman to play some form of winter ball. As Gordon Edes ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Suggested rule for repeat PED violators

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- An injury has ended the season for a 10-year veteran, and a strong season it was: .301 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, 54 extra-base hits, 81 runs. He is 30 years old and a switch hitter, and he will have suitors. But the exte...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. The secret to Posey's hot streak

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Tilted back in his chair in the visitors clubhouse at Comerica Park on Saturday morning, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy started to explain Buster Posey's recent hot streak by talking about his history as a great hitter, about a s...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  10. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  11. Fantasy impact of Carlos Gomez injury

    Eric Karabell

    The Milwaukee Brewers and fantasy owners received tough news on the left wrist injury suffered by awesome outfielder Carlos Gomez, one that could keep him out of action the next two weeks, if not more. Fantasy owners wisely love Gomez, who entered Tu...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  12. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  13. Dunn deal coming?

    AJ Mass

    Adam Dunn is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, and has reportedly been pondering announcing his retirement following this season. With the White Sox out of contention, should Dunn decide to hang it up, he would ...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  14. Surprises abound on leaderboards

    Eric Karabell

    With a month of games to go in the regular season, the races for individual statistical honors are still up for grabs and in most cases they feature some surprising names. That's part of the fun of it for me. Anyone could have predicted Miami Marlins...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  15. Giants closer in flux?

    AJ Mass

    While most of the attention given to the San Francisco Giants 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday went to starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit and his record-breaking run of perfection, it was in the bullpen where things may have gotten interest...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  16. Add Yadier Molina now

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals had to be hoping that when superb catcher Yadier Molina was lost for a few months with a thumb injury, they could merely remain within striking distance of the NL Central lead. Mission accomplished there. The Cardinals are NL ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014