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    AL Player Spotlight - April 12th, 2008

    Shaun Marcum – With the top three starters in Toronto’s rotation garnering so much attention, it is easy for Marcum to get overlooked, but he is certainly worth a look in all fantasy formats. Last year was a semi-breakout season...

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    NL Daily Notes- April 11th, 2008

    Geovany Soto: Soto finally saw some results after spraying line drives and deep fly balls all over the field early in the season. Thursday night Soto went 4-5 with 2 2B’s and his 2nd HR of the season. Soto was...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 11, 2008

    Miguel Olivo: When Olivo was starting for the Marlins, his low batting average, .237 last year, was tolerable in NL-only leagues because he brought some power to the table, 16 home runs in 452 AB in 2007. Now that he...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 10, 2008

    Jason Bulger- LAA- Rise Value- With KRod nursing a sprained ankle, someone else will have to handle the save situations for the Angels until he is ready to return. Manager Mike Scioscia has said he would use the dreaded “closer...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 9th 2008

    One of the early surprises so far has been Jake Westbrook. We all know Westbrook has good stuff but not dominating by any means. However, he’s now 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA after two very good outings, including his complete...

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    First Pitch – April 9th – Value Picks

    It’s good ole “hump day” for those of you enjoying your first cup of coffee this morning and that means its “Value Picks Day” here at Fantistics. Each Wednesday we’ll be touching on the somewhat generic concept of Value. One...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 8, 2008

    Mike Gonzalez: Gonzalez, who has been out since the middle of last season after undergoing elbow surgery, could be ready to rejoin the Braves’ pen by the first week of June. His K/9, 2005/2006 #’s of 10.4/10.7, is worthy of...

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    NL Weekly Strategy

      Good morning everyone!!  Welcome to Insiderbaseball.com's Coaches Meeting for Week #2...and the opening day for Fantistics Regular Season reporting! American League In the Field It appears as if Brian Roberts is determined to repeat last year’s 50 steals...

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    AL Player Profiles

    Huston Street - It's hard to believe that there isn't something wrong with Street. After allowing only 12 homers in 199 innings from 2005-2007, he's allowed 3 in 3 2/3 innings this year - one in each appearance. There are...

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    NL Daily Notes- April 8th, 2008

    Pat Burrell- PHI- Hot- Burrell smacked 2 of the 4 Philadelphia homers yesterday, giving him a total of 3 in this young season. His overall 2-for-4 at the plate raised his average to .435. Burrell tends to be a fast...

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    NL Daily Notes- April 7th, 2008

    Jeff Keppinger For those that haven’t noticed, Jeff Keppinger is for real. Keppinger put together a nice 2nd half last year as a utility player for the Reds hitting .332/.400/.477 in 276 PA’s. In that time Keppinger, showed an elite...

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    Prospect Central - April 6, 2008

    Clayton Kershaw - SP LA Dodgers The Dodgers were impressed with Clayton Kershaw's 13 scoreless IP in spring training this March and so were we. Kershaw allowed just 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 15 but the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 6, 2008

    Michael Bourn The big question surrounding Bourn coming into the season was not his speed or ability to hit for a decent average, but his ability to get on base enough to enable him to stay in the leadoff spot...

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    NL Player Spotlight

    Nate McLouth - I really think that Nate McLouth is one of those rare players that has changed their game at the major league level. In the minors McLouth was a speed guy, slapping singles and doubles and racking up...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 4, 2008

    John Danks: Danks allowed an ER in 6.2 innings in a no decision against Cleveland yesterday. On the negative side he had just 2 strike outs while also walking a pair. In his rookie season last year, Danks pitched better...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 4, 2008

    John Danks: Danks allowed an ER in 6.2 innings in a no decision against Cleveland yesterday. On the negative side he had just 2 strike outs while also walking a pair. In his rookie season last year, Danks pitched better...

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    NL Player Spotlight - April 2, 2008

    Joel Pineiro: Pineiro, who has been out of action with an inflamed left shoulder, could pitch in a minor league game by the end of this week. If that happens it would put him on schedule for a major league...

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    AL Daily Player Notes

    Jeremy Guthrie - One look at Guthrie's splits from last season (and the rest of his pro career, if you want to get technical about it) leads you to believe that one game might actually mean something this time. As...

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    NL Daily Player Notes, April 1st, 2008

    Kosuke Fukodome- CHN- Hot- The optimist would look at Fukodome’s Major League debut and go, “Wow! What a great game!” The pessimist would see the 3-for-3 with a walk effort (that was a triple short of a cycle) and say,...

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    NL Daily Player Notes, March 31st, 2008

    Brandon Phillips As I mentioned earlier in the spring, I have no problems taking stands on players and one player in particular that I’m taking a large stand on this year is Brandon Phillips. Everyone is gaga over Phillips 30-30...

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    AL Daily Player Notes, March 30, 2008

    Dustin McGowan Let me preface this blurb with the fact that I have an unhealthy affection for Dustin McGowan. I think he’s far and away the best bargain available with regards to pitching this season. McGowan’s peripherals scream STUD starting...

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    Pre-Season Player Commentary

    John Bale - Bale pitched poorly yesterday down in a AAA game, but as bad as Jorge de la Rosa continues to be (four runs on nine baserunners in four innings, also yesterday) he may still get a rotation slot....

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    Preseason Blog - 3/17/08

    Homer Bailey - Homer Bailey was pretty far ahead of Johnny Cueto in the pecking order this time last year, but it appears that Cueto has passed him this spring, as Dusty Baker seems inclined to give Cueto the third...

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    Pre-season Player Projection Blog, March 10, 2008

    Good news for Chad Tracy owners. He is expecting to go off of his blood thinning medication on Friday which would mean he could start taking live BP for the first time this spring, possibly as early as the...

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    Pre-season Player Projections Blog, March 8th

    Andy LaRoche Word leaked out of Dodgers camp late Friday that Andy LaRoche would be sidelined an estimated 8-10 weeks after being hit on the hand by a throw. The injury to LaRoche ends the 3B competition with Nomar Garciaparra...

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    Spring Training Player Spotlight Feb. 27

    Fantistics 22608 Reports out of Minnesota say that Joe Nathan and the Twins aren't exactly close of a proposed contract extension. In fact they are one or two years apart and have been that way for the better part...

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    Player Projections Blog- February 26th

    Cubs closer situation One of the most intriguing position battles to follow in spring training will be the Cubs closer position. The Cubs are fortunate to have three capable arms in Kerry Wood, Bob Howry, and Carlos Marmol and compelling...

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    NL Player Report - September 30, 2007

    Jeremy Bonderman: Fantasy owners of Bonderman in keeper leagues will have a whole winter to ponder whether his complete second-half collapse, 3-8 record with a 6.19 ERA was the product of a tender elbow or just bad skills. At the...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 30, 2007

    Rich Hill Hill allowed the only Reds hit of the day on Saturday, with Sean Marshall and Scott Eyre finishing off the team one-hitter. Hill walked one and struck out four and despite allowing 11 flyballs to just three groundouts,...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 29th, 2007

    C.C. Sabathia, of the Cleveland Indians, got the job done on Friday against the Kansas City Royals. Sabathia didn't have his most dominant performance of the year, but he pitched well enough to improve to 19-7 on the year. Sabathia...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 28, 2007

      Peter Moylan could be Bobby Cox’s first option for saves as Rafael Soriano faces a potential suspension this weekend (work on Soriano’s appeal of his 4-game suspension is due today). In 89 IP this year Moylan is 5-3...

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    AL Player Report - September 28, 2007

    Aaron Hill: It has been an excellent growth season for Hill's power, 17 home runs and 46 doubles vs. 6 home runs and 28 doubles in 2006, fully supported by a rising FB%, 39% vs. 35% in 2006. He has...

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 27, 2007

    Scott Kazmir- TB- FYI- Kazmir's arm has not fallen off...yet. Since manager Joe Maddon has seemed to be watching the young pitcher's workload more closely (only 3 starts over 110 pitches in the second half), maybe damage will be dodged....

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    AL Player Spotlight - September 26, 2007

    Felix Hernandez held the Tribe to 3 runs in 7 IP on Tuesday. He gave up 8 hits without a walk while striking out 2. He also threw 12 GBOs and of course, he did not hand out a...

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    NL Player Report - September 26, 2007

    Nyjer Morgan: Over the last 11 games, Morgan has shown nice speed, 7 steals in 9 attempts. He is already 27 years of age and with no power, 1 home run in 86 AB with the Pirates and 0 home...

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    NL Player Spotlight - September 25, 2007

    Ouch. The Mets fans cannot be feeling any better than Red Sox fans this morning after watching what the Mets pitching staff coughed up yesterday. Mike Pelfrey continues to struggle, giving up 7 runs, 6 earned over 5.2 IP...