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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    AL Player Notes - September 23, 2017

    Lance McCullers (HOU) - Lance McCullers will start for the Astros on Sunday after missing the last two weeks with arm fatigue. After starting the season in dominate fashion, McCullers has clearly worn down in the second half as he's...

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    NL Player Notes - September 19, 2017

    Starling Marte (PIT) - Starling Marte has been out since last Wednesday with hand and shoulder injuries resulting from a head first slide and his manager hinted on Monday that he could be shut down for the remainder of the...

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    A Closer Look - September 16, 2017

    Welcome to the final rendition of A Closer Look for the 2017 baseball season! Looking back, it's been another really successful season formulating draft strategies, identifying handcuffs and managing the buying/selling of players. We certainly had some misses (Brad...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 12, 2017

    Eric Thames (MIL) - Eric Thames took a seat on on Monday. After a red hot start to the season in April, Thames has just a .209/.317/.429 slash line since May 1. On the season, he has 28 home runs,...

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    NL Player Analysis - September 12, 2017

    Eric Thames (MIL) - Eric Thames took a seat on on Monday. After a red hot start to the season in April, Thames has just a .209/.317/.429 slash line since May 1. On the season, he has 28 home runs,...

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    A Closer Look - September 9, 2017

    We're circling third base and heading for home! By now, your fantasy base playoffs have likely already begun in head-to-head leagues. Despite winding down, real life baseball teams are also still tweaking their bullpens and making changes to their close...

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    NL Player Notes - Sep 5, 2017

    J.D. Martinez (AZ) - JD Martinez went 4-for-5 with four homeruns and six RBI for the Diamondbacks on Monday. He and Scooter Gennett are the first duo of players to each hit four homeruns in a game since 2002. Martinez...

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    A Closer Look - September 2, 2017

    It's the officially the final month of the regular season and the NFL season kicks off in less than a week! If you're reading this column, it means you're still in the thick of either playoff contention or winning your...

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    NL Player Notes - August 29, 2017

    Ian Desmond (COL) - Ian Desmond was activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing the last month with a calf injury. Desmond can play multiple positions, which is a good thing because Gerrardo Parra's strong hitting will make...

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    NL Player Notes - August 29, 2017

    Ian Desmond (COL) - Ian Desmond was activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing the last month with a calf injury. Desmond can play multiple positions, which is a good thing because Gerrardo Parra's strong hitting will make...

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    Fatigue is settling in. Both with our closers and ourselves. The official fantasy football draft weekend is upon us, rotisserie league standings are firming up and head-to-head playoff spots are being clinched. This is the time in your league when...

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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...