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06-25

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Raising Aces: Command and Conquer
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Doug Thorburn

06-18

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Raising Aces: The Speed At Which Things Change
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Doug Thorburn

06-14

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Raising Aces: The Top 2016 Draft Arms, Pt 2
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Doug Thorburn

06-13

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Raising Aces: The Top 2016 Draft Arms, Pt 1
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Doug Thorburn

06-11

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Raising Aces: Two Very Different Greinke Masterpieces
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Doug Thorburn

06-04

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Raising Aces: Instant Gratification
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Doug Thorburn

05-31

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Julio Urias
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Doug Thorburn

05-28

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Raising Aces: Miracle Matz
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05-27

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Raising Aces: Digging Under The Gun
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Doug Thorburn

05-23

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Raising Aces: Today's Velo Losers
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Doug Thorburn

05-21

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Raising Aces: Shades of Gray
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Doug Thorburn

05-14

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Raising Aces: Why Max Scherzer?
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Doug Thorburn

05-13

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Raising Aces: The Velo Movers, One Year Later
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Doug Thorburn

05-10

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Raising Aces: David Price Is Disconnected
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Doug Thorburn

05-04

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four
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Doug Thorburn

04-29

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jose Berrios
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Doug Thorburn

04-26

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Raising Aces: Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back
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Doug Thorburn

04-25

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Raising Aces: Postmortem: Chris Archer
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Doug Thorburn

04-19

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Two
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04-15

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Raising Aces: The Frightening Reality of the Modern Pitcher
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Doug Thorburn

04-12

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week One
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Doug Thorburn

04-08

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Raising Aces: Postmortem: Zack Greinke and Tyson Ross
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Doug Thorburn

04-06

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Raising Aces: Out On A Limb
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Doug Thorburn

03-25

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Jeurys Familia and Jake McGee
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03-23

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Sonny Gray and Jordan Zimmermann
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Doug Thorburn

03-11

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Dallas Keuchel and Felix Hernandez
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Doug Thorburn

03-07

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Raisel Iglesias and Taijuan Walker
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Doug Thorburn

02-26

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Yovani Gallardo
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Doug Thorburn

02-24

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Winter Is Leaving
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Doug Thorburn

02-16

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mat Latos
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02-01

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Doug Fister
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Doug Thorburn

01-20

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Ian Kennedy
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Doug Thorburn

01-20

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Welcome to Splitsville: First Base
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Doug Thorburn

01-14

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen
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Doug Thorburn

01-12

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Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers
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Doug Thorburn

01-11

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Kenta Maeda
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01-05

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Scott Kazmir
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12-24

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mike Leake
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12-16

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Johnny Cueto
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12-09

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Jeff Samardzija and Hisashi Iwakuma
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Doug Thorburn

12-08

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Zack Greinke and John Lackey
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Doug Thorburn

12-04

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: David Price
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Doug Thorburn

12-02

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Jordan Zimmermann
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Doug Thorburn

11-25

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Raising Aces: Under the Gun 4.0, Part 2
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Doug Thorburn

11-20

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Raising Aces: Under the Gun 4.0
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Doug Thorburn

11-12

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Raising Aces: Position Players Pitching, Part 2
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Doug Thorburn

11-06

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Raising Aces: Position Players Pitching, Part 1
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Doug Thorburn

10-30

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Raising Aces: Syndergaard vs Ventura: Hot Hot Heat
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Doug Thorburn

10-20

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Raising Aces: Dickey vs Young: The Unlikely Matchup
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Doug Thorburn

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Win Or Go Home: Hamels Vs. Stroman
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Doug Thorburn

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The younger may have the kids more excited, but don't forget about the elder.

In today's edition of Two Trains, we survey a couple of pitchers who have both suffered from subpar strikeout rates throughout their careers, but whose ratios have put them in the SP2 conversation at various times. The fantasy values of Sonny Gray and Jordan Zimmermann are headed in different directions, with Gray coming off a career-best campaign that earned him the third-most votes for AL Cy Young Award, and Zimmermann trying to rebound from a career-worst performance with a fresh start on a new team in a different league.

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March 11, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Two Trains: Dallas Keuchel and Felix Hernandez

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A battle of aces in the AL West.

Last time, the Two Trains put under the microscope were a pair of pitchers who are relatively new to the league, but this week we turn our attention to a couple of veterans who are finishing out their 20s as top-20 options in fantasy drafts. One of today's pitchers has been in high demand on the fantasy market for over a decade, while the other is a relatively new arrival to the scene, but both players have taken home the ultimate hardware.

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Having some fun with arbitrary endpoints and early ADP with two exciting arms.

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February 26, 2016 8:39 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Yovani Gallardo

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Shrugged shoulders and raised eyebrows abound with the Orioles' latest free agent acquisition.

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February 24, 2016 6:00 am

Winter Is Leaving

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Doug Thorburn

No, really: Manny Machado can do everything.

He had both knees destroyed in the span of 10 months, came back the following season and played every game on the schedule.

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February 16, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mat Latos

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Doug Thorburn

Just a few years ago, he looked like one of the better young starters in baseball. Now, well, things are different.

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February 1, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Doug Fister

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The Astros grab themselves a reclamation project, but will the relatively low cost be worth it?

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January 20, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Ian Kennedy

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The Royals break out the cash to sign a pitcher known more for his quantity than his quality. Was it worth it?

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Slicing and dicing the position based on platoon splits, for DFS purposes.

Last week, we examined the most prominent platoon splits among baseball's backstops, and this week we turn our attention to the cold corner and focus our microscopes on first basemen.

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January 14, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen

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Doug Thorburn

Wei-Yin Chen throws strikes, repeats his delivery and costs a lot.

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January 12, 2016 7:24 am

Welcome to Splitsville: Catchers

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Doug Thorburn

Looking for an advantage at the position in DFS and daily transaction leagues? Here are the splits you should know.

It's January. Fantasy football season is over. Playoff DFS for football is getting weird due to the short slates. It's that time of year when baseball junkies begin poring over stats and scenarios in preparation for the fantasy baseball season that lies ahead. The anticipation of Draft Day (aka Best Holiday of the Year) is unparalleled in the fantasy world, and the sheer volume of data that is generated each baseball season makes for the best off-season analysis in sports.

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January 11, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Kenta Maeda

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What are the Dodgers getting for not all that much guaranteed money?

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