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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. White Hot

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The defending champion Chicago White Sox haven't received much in the way of great starting pitching since the All-Star break, with a combined 13-19 record, 5.23 ERA and 17 quality starts in 38 tries entering Thursday. Still, while guys like Mark Bue...

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  4. Fresh Brew

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    From 2004-05, few pitchers were as effective, efficient and dependable as the Brewers' Ben Sheets. Despite playing for a team that rarely gave him much in the way of run support, the right-hander managed a 2.95 ERA, 1.016 WHIP and .230 batting averag...

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  5. 'Little Johan,' Big Talent

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    The Twins' Francisco Liriano picked a good day to put forth his best game of the season. On Sunday, the day he was selected as one of five American Leaguers to participate in the All-Star Final Vote contest, Liriano was hot on the campaign trail, tos...

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  6. He Might be Giant

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Think for a moment about Giants ace Jason Schmidt, about what you've come to expect from him in fantasy leagues in recent years. Maybe he's no Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez or Johan Santana, guys who have dominated our game for lengthy stretches of t...

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  7. Hitless Twinkies

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    What the Minnesota Twins did -- or didn't do? -- in Detroit over the weekend isn't easy to do, weak offense or not. In a three-game sweep by the Tigers, the Twins managed a mere one run and 15 hits, being outscored 33-1. Minnesota batted .160 (15-for...

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  8. Arm and Dangerous

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Three of this season's most exciting young pitchers were in action Tuesday night, and though each might yet get a final start Sunday, fantasy owners can't help but wonder what the 2006 season has in store for each. Let's take a closer look: Zach Duk...

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  9. 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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  10. A King's Ransom

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    One of the hottest debates of the past several weeks has surrounded the Rookie of the Year races, and whether some of the best freshmen who recently debuted might garner attention in the voting. The Braves' Jeff Francoeur and Pirates' Zach Duke are t...

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  11. Twin Aces

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    These Minnesota Twins sure know how to scout solid, young pitching talent. And that doesn't apply merely to the homegrown Brad Radke and Johan Santana. Let's throw in Carlos Silva, the former Arizona Diamondbacks prospect who was snatched out of the ...

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  12. Who's Your Padre?

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    You've got to hand it to Padres right-hander Jake Peavy. On the night he notched his third shutout of the season -- good for third in the majors -- he did it by beating the pitcher with the majors' best ERA and road ERA, Astros veteran Roger Clemens....

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  13. 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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  14. First and Foremost

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    These are the kinds of nights that justify our decisions to invest high first-round picks or $40-plus bids on players like the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and the Twins' Johan Santana. Rodriguez had another stellar – and this time historical –...

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  15. The Next Johan Santana

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Remember back in the spring, when fantasy owners everywhere were asking who might become "the next Johan Santana?" They were referring, of course, to a pitching run like that of the Twins' left-hander, who during the final four months of 2004, went 1...

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