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What happened to Eric Hosmer's production? It's all on the ground.
An oft-criticized offseason move has started to go sour in Kansas City.
Kansas City's offense is all ones and zeros.
Mike Moustakas' evolution as a hitter means the Royals single season home run record could (finally) be in jeopardy.
Is it bad luck? Could it be poor location? Or maybe a little bit of both? After a couple shaky outings, questions surround Royals reliever Joakim Soria.
Kelvin Herrera tested a slider during the second half of last season before unleashing it in the postseason. If he continues refining the pitch, look out. No, really: The Royals are a hell of a contact-hitting club.
Over the past two seasons, fans of the Kansas City baseball club have become acquainted with the supernatural wonder known as “Royals Devil Magic.” The simplest explanation of this phenomena is it occurs when you take your sabermetric dogma, crumple it up into a tiny ball, and set it on fire with a flamethrower.
Read the full article... Reviewing the latest edition of the leading baseball simulator game
Out of the Park Baseball several times in the past and have enjoyed every iteration of the game. With a baseball simulation where there is a yearly update, it’s not so much about how it plays—it’s been a fantastic sim for almost as long as I can remember—it’s about the updates. To us baseball geeks, it’s not unlike the Madden franchise for console gamers. If you bought last year’s edition, you’re asking yourself if it’s worth your cash for the new version. Or do you just hold onto your money and keep playing an older copy of the game? That’s what this review is about; are the new features and improvements enough to recommend buying this game, even if you have OOTP 12? After spending several hours (my wife isn’t happy) playing OOTP 13, I believe I have your answer.
Let’s start with what’s new…
Read the full article... Craig reviews the newest edition of the classic baseball sim, Out of the Park Baseball.
Out of the Park Baseball released their 12th version of the classic baseball sim. They set the bar high with last year’s release of OOTP 11, and for this season they’ve piled on plenty of enhancements in added features and options. Despite the additions to the game, for the long time players of OOTP, it feels instantly recognizable. The interface and main features have remained largely unchanged, and that’s a good thing. It’s when you pop the hood and get into the details where you really notice the improvements for this year’s model. Read the full article...
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July 22, 2011 12:35 am
In one of the most barren weeks of the season, Craig needs to be resourceful to find options this week.
We’re heading into the 16th week of the fantasy season, and this seems like the slimmest pickings we’ve seen in quite some time. The no-doubters are owned in 100 percent of online leagues, and there are plenty of guys to outright avoid… hey, there’s
! That leaves just a few scraps for everyone to fight over. The problem is, there just isn’t anyone who piques my interest this week in the usually fertile “consider” category. Maybe someone will catch your eye. Kyle Davies
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July 20, 2011 9:00 am
Craig looks at Felipe Paulino's surprising resurgence and whether he can continue through the rest of 2011.
It’s not stretching the truth to say that
was an afterthought heading into the 2011 fantasy season. “Afterthought?” you say. Okay, he was so far off the radar, he was in another universe. After bouncing between the rotation and the bullpen for the Felipe Paulino the last couple of years, you could be forgiven if you paid scant attention to the right hander. Traded to Colorado last November for Houston Astros (Clint Barmes! How low can you go?), the Rockies ticketed Paulino for the bullpen despite lacking depth in the rotation. Clint Barmes The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
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July 15, 2011 4:06 am
With many back-of-the-rotation starters getting two starts coming out of the All-Star break, pickings are slim in this week's Weekly Planner.
As teams stack their rotations coming out of the All-Star break, that means we’re stuck dealing with the back end of multiple rotations in the first full week back. That’s means we have fewer quality options than usual if you’re looking to pick up a pitcher or two in your fantasy league for the coming week.
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