Stream Team: Drying Off

Stream Team: Drying Off
Did you survive the weekend? Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on baseball schedules but now we’re back to a regular schedule, and after a one-day layoff due to travel, the Stream Team is back. First up is a three-tournament Tuesday featuring $7,500 in prize money. And after Mike Scioscia completely mis-managed Jered Weaver this week (costing ...

John Britt claims the second-to-last seat in the DFBC

John Britt claims the second-to-last seat in the DFBC
After this past week’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship qualifier, there’s only one spot left. So, it’s time to go all in. But before that, let’s have a discussion with jmbwngfn, also known 29-year-old accountant John Britt. We got the chance to speak with him quickly about his Week 16 DFBC win. Let’s get to it. ...

Kyle Koch grabs Week 15 of the DFBC

Kyle Koch grabs Week 15 of the DFBC
The Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship keeps coming closer and closer to the Finals, with only a few seats left. One of the people smart enough to grab one was jackandsoda, also known as 34-year-old waiter and bartender Kyle Koch. Kyle was kind enough to take the time to speak with us about his Week 15 ...

Jeff Thompson wins Week 14 of the DFBC

Jeff Thompson wins Week 14 of the DFBC
The Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship just keeps rolling along, and Week 14′s winner was pigskinpickem, also known as 52-year-old retiree Jeff Thompson. See, daily fantasy isn’t just for the young crowd. Jeff was kind enough to take the time to speak with us about his big win, so let’s get right to the questions. How ...

Umpires, Strike Zones, and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Umpires, Strike Zones, and Daily Fantasy Baseball
Head on over to umpire Eric Gregg‘s wikipedia page, and there’s an indisputable but remarkable sentence high up on the page: He was known as a pioneering black umpire, for his longtime weight problems, and for his controversial home plate umpiring in Game 5 of the 1997 National League Championship Series, when his generous strike ...

Stream Team: Rock You Like a Hurricane

Stream Team: Rock You Like a Hurricane
The penultimate opportunity to reach the finals of the Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship (held Sept. 9) is today, meaning you’ve almost run out of chances to make the final group — unless you’re already in; then to you, congratulations are in order. The difficulty of compiling the Stream Team has been turned up significantly with ...

Pitching Matchups for August 23-25

Pitching Matchups for August 23-25
We haven’t really had a light week since the end of June, so I thought I’d hold up on the heavy studies and strategy talk and look at some pitching matchups this week. Like I’ve done in the past, I’m going to look at the next three days worth of pitching matchups and rank the ...

This is easily the craziest triple play I’ve ever seen

Triple plays are pretty rare in baseball. But a triple play that involves a ball bouncing off of a guy’s head? That’s even rarer. So just feast your eyes on this ridiculous triple play from a recent Triple-A game between the Omaha Storm Chasers and Nashville Sounds. With men on first and second and no one ...

Stream Team: Do You Have Any Spare Change?

Stream Team: Do You Have Any Spare Change?
Our normal MVP and Single Monday competitions have been joined by something called Spare Change, where the entry fee is only a single dollar and $750 is up for grabs in the prize pool. What mirrors the concept of our Stream Team better than that? Let’s look for the cheapest quality options we can find ...

Nathan Eovaldi and Evaluating Young Starters for Matchup Play

Nathan Eovaldi and Evaluating Young Starters for Matchup Play
Tis the time of the season for the young pitcher. Especially when rosters expand in the next two weeks, teams will call up pitchers for spot starts and evaluation. How can we best evaluate a pitcher with so few reliable stats at our disposal? Let’s take the case of Nathan Eovaldi, a Dodger pitcher with ...