Michael Waldo

Co-Host on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. I play with numbers for a living and @Fantistics. Firm believer that the harder you work, the luckier you get.

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    A Closer Look - August 19, 2017

    After this weekend, we only have six more weeks of the baseball regular season! For those of you in head-to-head leagues, that also probably means you only have two to three more weeks before you start your playoffs. Around The...

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    AL Player Analysis - Aug 14, 2017

    Aaron Judge (NYY) - Aaron Judge broke his August home run drought, but he also struck out two more times to bring his season total to 155 strikeouts. That's equivalent to a 32% strikeout rate and it's also a big...

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    A Closer Look - August 12, 2017

    Well, after a fairly uneventful week in the bullpen, hopefully your index fingers were able to heal up after an active waiver wire period following the trade deadline last weekend. Our bullpens for the stretch run are starting to take...

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    NL Player Notes - August 8, 2017

    Dexter Fowler (STL) - Dexter Fowler had a pregame workout on Sunday and did not report any setbacks in his recovery from a strained wrist, so the Cardinals activated him on Monday. It's been an extremely disappointing season for...

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    A Closer Look - August 5, 2017

    Well if excitement is what you were after, this year's trade deadline was as thrilling as they come. If you include the month leading up to July 31st, we saw eleven teams make a change at the closer position, which...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-1-17

    Yu Darvish (LAD) - The Dodgers went fishing and they landed a much-needed starting pitcher to help anchor the front end of their starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw on the shelf. Darvish, who will be a free agent at the...

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    NL Player Analysis 8-1-17

    Yu Darvish (LAD) - The Dodgers went fishing and they landed a much-needed starting pitcher to help anchor the front end of their starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw on the shelf. Darvish, who will be a free agent at the...

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    A Closer Look - July 29, 2017

    After a several weeks chock full of fantasy relevant trades involving closers, that trend continued in the week leading up to the trade deadline. Let's take a look at everything that happened and look ahead to what activity we might...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 24, 2017

    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - Clayton Kershaw left Sunday's game after just two innings with soreness in his lower back. He struck out the final batter of the second inning via strikeout, but walked on the mound with noticeable discomfort. Kershaw...

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    A Closer Look - July 22, 2017

    The trade deadline is still ten days away, but we've already seen a flurry of activity that has shaken up the bullpen situations for several teams. We'll break down each of the trades and look towards other possible moves that...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 18, 2017

    Gregory Polanco (PIT) - Gregory Polanco had himself a great day at the plate on Monday by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles. He's been hot since coming out of the all-star break, but his peripherals suggest a...

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    A Closer Look - July 15, 2017

    Welcome back to baseball! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful All-Star break and found the time off enjoyable and rejuvenating. We're just a few weeks away from baseball's non-waiver trade deadline and we're certainly in the midst of the most important...

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    AL Player Analysis - July 10, 2017

    Carlos Correa (HOU) - Carlos Correa had another huge day at the plate on Sunday after smashing 2 home runs and notching 2 other hits to finish the day 4-for-5 with 4 runs scored and RBI. Correa finishes the 1st...

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    A Closer Look - July 8, 2017

    While baseball won't be hosting their Midseason Classic until next week, most teams hit their halfway mark of the season earlier this week. That means we've arrived at the holy grail of "on pace for" comparisons. With that theme in...

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    NL Player Analysis - July 3, 2017

    Ian Happ (CHC) - The Cubs' rookie second baseman, Ian Happ, enjoyed arguably the best game of his short career on Sunday. Happ went 3-4 with a pair of homeruns, 4 RBI and a stolen base. Up until today, Happ...

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    A Closer Look - July 1, 2017

    Well, the calendar has officially turned to July. That means we're only a couple of weeks away from the all-star break and just a few weeks away from the trade deadline. The rumors are starting to heat up around the...

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    A Closer Look - June 24, 2017

    Around the League: -Matt Bush may be losing his grip as the primary closer for the Rangers and his blown save on Friday night did little to help his case. He's continuing to strikeout batters at a decent rate, but...

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    NL Player Analysis - June 20, 2017

    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - What's going on with Clayton Kershaw? After the 4 homeruns he allowed on Monday, he has now given up 17 this season, which trails just the likes of Bronson Arroyo, Ricky Nolasco, Masahiro Tanaka, John Lackey,...

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    A Closer Look - June 17, 2017

    Around The League: -Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning for Double-A Trenton on Friday night and came away with a couple of strikeouts. According to the YES Network, Chapman will rejoin the Yankees this weekend and will be available for Sunday's...

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    AL Player Analysis - June 13, 2017

    Manny Machado (BAL) - Manny Machado continues to suffer from significant bad luck with a really low .223 BABIP and .213 batting average. That number is 80 points below his career BABIP average, which makes this current phenomenon even more...

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    NL Player Notes - June 11, 2017

    Jonathan Villar (MIL) - Jonathan Villar was carted off the field after diving for a ball on Friday night, but thankfully it turned out only to be back spasms. On the downside, the issue is severe enough to have him...

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    A Closer Look - June 10, 2017

    Around the League: -If you subscribed to our in-season management package last year and followed this column, you'll know we were extremely high on Rasiel Iglesias during the 2016 campaign as an alternative at closer to Tony Cingrani. In fact,...

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    NL Player Notes - June 5th, 2017

    Ender Inciarte (ATL) - Ender Inciarte reached base an incredible 6 times on Sunday when he went 5-for-5 with his 6th homerun and 4 singles. He also reached via a walk to raise his slash line from .284/.332/.397 to .299/.348/.423....

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    A Closer Look - June 3, 2017

    After nearly a month of endless updates on volatile closing situations, we finally have a week where there were not any significant shake-ups in the ninth inning. We'll take this opportunity to dig a little deeper into the player pool...

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    Player Analysis - June 3, 2017

    Aaron Judge (NYY) - Aaron Judge is up to his old tricks, hitting his 18th home run and driving in his 40th RBI of the season on Friday night. He's slashing an incredible .326/.431/.691 in his rookie campaign and currently...

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    AL Player Analysis - May 27, 2017

    Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) - It's officially time to refer to Eduardo Rodgriguez as "The Magic Man"! His top act? Making his ERA disappear! Rodriguez notched his 7th quality start of the season on Friday and improved his ERA (and widened...

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    A Closer Look - May 27, 2017

    Around the League: -The San Diego Padres made the move to insert Brad Hand into the closing role for the Padres after Brandon Maurer's rough stretch over the last two weeks. This move accomplishes a few different objectives for the...

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    A Closer Look - May 20, 2017

    Around The League: -The under-worked Edwin Diaz had one rough weekend and Mariners manager Scott Servais quickly pulled him from the closing role earlier this week. Diaz wasn't lights out heading into last weekend, but he certainly wasn't on anybody's...

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    AL Player Notes - May 20, 2017

    Chris Sale (BOS) - Chris Sale continues to build his case that he's the best pitcher in baseball after striking out at least 10 batters for the 8th straight start in a row. He dominated the Athletics and finished with...

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    NL Player Notes - May 16, 2017

    Luis Perdomo (SD) - Luis Perdomo was getting it done both on the mound and in the batter's box on Monday night, racking up a double and a triple in addition to posting a line of 6 IP, 5 H,...

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    A Closer Look - May 13, 2017

    -After taking his fourth loss of the season on Thursday, Neftali Feliz was removed from the closing role by Brewers manager Craig Counsell during an appearance on MLB Network Radio. His exact quote was "We're going to give Neftali...

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    AL Player Analysis 5-6-17

    Chris Archer (TB) - Chris Archer tossed an excellent game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but his bullpen let him down despite going 6 IP, 4H, 3ER, 11K and 1BB. Friday's outing gives Archer 48 strikeouts in 45.1 innings pitched...

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    A Closer Look - May 6, 2017

    Around The League: -Another year, another shoulder strain for Sean Doolittle. It's unknown how long he will miss, but it looks likely that Santiago Casilla will be the primary closer for the Athletics moving forward. He's obviously worth owning in...

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    NL Player Analysis - May 1, 2017

    Anthony Rendon (WAS) - On Sunday, we witnessed the most impressive offensive display by a single player in over 100 years. Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with 3 home runs, 10 RBIs, 5 runs, and a double in a win against...

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    NL Player Analysis - April 30, 2017

    Jason Heyward (CHC) - Jason Heyward continued his hot-hitting by knocking a single in Saturday's game. Heyward has hit safely in all but 3 games this season and has a respectable .278/.345/.418 slash line in what's lining up to be...

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    A Closer Look - April 29, 2017

    Around The League: -The Nationals lost rising star Koda Glover to a nagging hip injury that popped back up on Tuesday. Glover dealt with similar issues at the end of last season, but the injury itself doesn't sound that serious...