Bargain Bin: Another Cardinal Ace

Bargain Bin: Another Cardinal Ace
The Cardinals have done it again. The team that’s rung far too much value out of guys like Kyle Lohse and Jake Westbrook has a new ace-in-the-making, one who was pressed into service when Chris Carpenter came down with a long-term injury. This guy is 2-0 in his first two starts, posting a 13/3 K/BB ...

Fantasy Baseball: Keep an Eye On …

Fantasy Baseball: Keep an Eye On ...
In Keep an Eye On …, our job is to find some fantasy baseball sleepers that could break out this year, helping you not only in standard fantasy leagues, but also in FanDuel competitions, at least until price catches up potential. We’ll track our Keep an Eye On … team throughout the year, adding and ...

Bargain Bin: Let’s Play Ball!

Bargain Bin: Let's Play Ball!
Let’s get our baseball on! FanDuel is back with its excellent daily competitions for the 2012 baseball season, which means it’s time to whip out our Friday Bargain Bin columns and identify some of the best cheap talent on the board today. P Ricky Nolasco, MIA vs. HOU ($5,400). This pick may be a little ...

How to kill time in the Arizona Fall League: Eat a Live Lizard

If you know anyone who has ever played minor league baseball, then you’ve probably heard countless stories about how insanely boring it can be at times. It’s even more boring in the Arizona Fall League, where literally no one is paying attention to you what with the World Series, the NFL, college football and the ...

The Marlins’ new home run structure will be insanely fabulous and garish beyond belief

You can be completely forgiven for thinking what you’re about to see is a joke. Oh, how I wish it were. But it is not. What you see below is the planned home run structure for the new stadium of the soon to be Miami Marlins. This monstrosity even has its own Facebook page. Yes, ...

Shane Victorino with the worst throw in MLB playoff history

Shane Victorino had a rough day in the field on Wednesday against the Cardinals, most specifically on this play in the first inning when he somehow managed to throw a ball backwards. Words fail me on this one. Luckily the run that this incredible error allowed didn’t cost the Phillies the game (they lost 5-3), ...

Shaun Marcum gives up grand slam, still loses hilarious reaction award to Ted Lilly

Shaun Marcum gives up grand slam, still loses hilarious reaction award to Ted Lilly
Shaun Marcum had a chance to slam the door on the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, but instead gave up a two-out grand slam in the 5th to a rookie whose name was being confused with the liquor Goldschläger on Twitter (his name is actually Goldschmidt). Needless to say, Marcum had a bad evening. But what ...

A Stunning Statistical Breakdown of The Epic Boston Red Sox Collapse

A Stunning Statistical Breakdown of The Epic Boston Red Sox Collapse
What if I told you that with less than the 35 games to go in the season, the Boston Red Sox’s chances of not making the postseason stood at a minuscule 0.01%? Because that’s exactly what they were. On August 25th, the Red Sox beat the Rangers 6-0. And at that point in time, the Red Sox ...

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 4)

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 4)
For the past three weeks, I’ve been examining the influence the catcher has on the running game—an important component of daily fantasy baseball since the catcher can have a big impact on a hitter’s willingness and success in stealing bases.  In part one, I examined which catchers have the best arms.  In part two, I ...

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 3)

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 3)
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been examining one of the most overlooked components of the daily fantasy baseball equation: the catcher.  If you’re deciding on whether or not to choose a particular speedster for your FanDuel team, the catcher is an important component to consider since he will be the one (primarily) trying to ...