Monday Night Musings: Kudos to the Blockin’ Bears

Monday Night Musings: Kudos to the Blockin’ Bears
By Antonio D’Arcangelis This column addresses some of the Monday-Tuesday fallout from Sunday’s games and provides some notes into the Monday night action. This week we’ll talk about the rise of the Antonios, depth chart doings in Big D, and a sloppy Monday night game that showed off interesting trends. Mike Shanahan continues to confound ...

Stream Team: The Dust Settles

Stream Team: The Dust Settles
With the dust settling from a relatively active trading deadline, it’s now time to switch things into high gear and get ready for the stretch run. The Monday MVP and Single offers 11 games on the schedule, with several juicy pitching matchups for our Stream Team. Monday Ace: Trevor Cahill, OAK at SEA ($7,400). Cahill ...

Lucas Duda, Ground Balls, Power, and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Lucas Duda, Ground Balls, Power, and Daily Fantasy Baseball
Fly balls mean power. That makes sense intuitively, right? Can’t hit em out until you can hit em up. The average batting line on a fly ball is .213/.208/.554. On a ground ball, those numbers drop to .234/.234/.253. Or, another way to say it is, somewhere around zero percent of ground balls leave the park, ...

Stream Team: Navigating Trade Routes

Stream Team: Navigating Trade Routes
The Blue Jays brilliantly orchestrated two trades to end up with Colby Rasmus. The key player in those trades that wound up in St. Louis was Edwin Jackson, and he’s primed to make his first start with his new team on Friday. Does the AL-to-NL move put him on our Stream Team for the Daily ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 27

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 27
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 20

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 20
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargains to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 6

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 6
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...

Mid-season MLB awards

Mid-season MLB awards
With the season half-way through, it’s time to take a look at the best and worst players – and all the surprises – of the first half. American League Biggest surprise bat: Curtis Granderson Granderson finished 2010 on a torrid pace, but nobody expected him to hit 23 HRs by the All-Star break. His .274 ...

Five worm-burning starters you should target

Five worm-burning starters you should target
By Antonio D’Arcangelis Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on six pitchers poised for a summer turnaround. But they’re not the only guys you should be targeting in mid-season trades. Here are five more starting pitchers – all with ground ball rates of at least 50 percent – who could give you a huge ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 22

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 22
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...