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June 4, 2013 7:58 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 4, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 4, 2013.

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July 27, 2012 5:00 am

Weekly Planner: Week 18

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Paul Sporer

This week finds tons of two-start pitchers worth using, so have at it.

Despite actually posting better peripherals than last year, Ian Kennedy’s ERA and WHIP have lagged this year, but he appears to be getting back on track with back-to-back gems and a chance for a third straight and second in a week when he faces the Mets on Saturday. He is still toting a 4.20 ERA, though, so there may still be time to buy at a discount. Anyone paying attention isn’t just going to give him away, but it’s worth a shot. Frankly, I’d buy at market value, so any discount would be icing.

It was supposed to be a star-studded week in the NL with six auto-starters going, but Clayton Kershaw, R.A. Dickey, and Roy Halladay have all been smacked around in their initial start of the week. At least Zack Greinke, Gio Gonzalez, and Josh Johnson have held up their end. Of the three duds, I’m not at all worried about Kershaw, am slightly concerned about Dickey’s horrid July, and am legitimately worried that Halladay simply isn’t 100 percent yet.

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May 4, 2012 3:58 am

Weekly Planner: Week Six

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you sort out the fantasy pitchers worth starting in this week's planner

In last week’s season debut of the Weekly Planner, I said of Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz, “If you aren’t starting them in these matchups, then why even roster them at this point?”  While both still have their weekend start yet to come, neither impressed in their first start of the week with Buchholz completely imploding against Oakland.  You can safely move on from both. 

Two AL sits, Jason Hammel and Kyle Drabek, excelled in their first starts this week, both of which came against the tougher of their two opponents (New York and Texas, respectively).  I stand by both calls, but both proved a lot in their starts. This is especially true of Hammel, who almost seems to be getting better with each outing.  In the NL, Chris Volstad was only listed as a “consider,” but he is not improving at all and is an unequivocal “sit” at this point. 

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April 29, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #5

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Craig Brown

There are plenty of pitchers you are going to want to sit, according to Craig--take a look and see who might win or lose your week.

It’s a two start bonanza this week as a total of 41 pitchers will take to the mound a pair of times. There are bound to be some quality starters available in your league. Sometimes, the quantity makes the decision making process a little more difficult. Hopefully, this article will help you separate the strong from the weak.

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Catching up on the moves and roster mayhem as we count down to pitchers and catchers.

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March 27, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

A week on the road's generated a big backlog, but Christina hits the high- and lowlights.

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March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Building a Team, v3.0

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Joe Sheehan

Or "How To Move Out of 18th Place in an 18-Team League."

In the league's second season, I slipped from second all the way to 18th. (Hey, I believed the Expos' PECOTA projections last year, too.) My '04 squad had far too little offense to compete, walked into some bad luck early with injuries and playing time, and picked the wrong year to be on the Mike Mussina and Kevin Millwood trains. I did manage to pick up David Wright and David DeJesus in dump trades at midseason, which added to a fairly cheap core coming into '05. I really believed, going in, that I was a good auction away from jumping back into contention.

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March 2, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Over the Top

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Joe Sheehan

Last year, I solicited help for the inaugural auction in the Rotowire Staff League. The league, into which I was invited because of some writing I did for the Rotowire Fantasy Baseball Guide, marked the first time I'd ever participated in a perpetual fantasy baseball set-up. Thanks in no small part to the advice I got from BP readers, I finished second in the league, which I thought was a heck of a feat for someone who went into it as a fantasy novice. Of course, that fact never came up when talking to Jeff Erickson, Pete Schoenke, Chris Liss and the rest of the career roto guys over in Culver City, all but one of whom spent the year looking up at my fantasy rookie behind. Nope. Never. Not once. (OK, maybe once.) Later today, the league gathers for its second auction, again putting me in uncharted waters. See, I understand that there's such a thing as "inflation," but I understand it the same way I do the idea that there are dishes in the sink. I'm vaguely aware of it, but unsure what, if anything, I'm supposed to do about it. I picked some people's brains and made some guesses as to what this would mean for both protection lists and the price of talent made available, but in the end, they were just guesses.

Thanks in no small part to the advice I got from BP readers, I finished second in the league, which I thought was a heck of a feat for someone who went into it as a fantasy novice. Of course, that fact never came up when talking to Jeff Erickson, Pete Schoenke, Chris Liss and the rest of the career roto guys over in Culver City, all but one of whom spent the year looking up at my fantasy rookie behind. Nope. Never. Not once.

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April 9, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

The Snakes bury John Patterson, the Red Sox sort through a batch of soft tossers, the Marlins vie for a 25-catcher roster, and the Devil Rays solve all their problems by grabbing Al Martin and Damion Easley.

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March 22, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 17-19, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

The Snakes throw excessive money at a good citizen--again. The Orioles use an injury as the latest excuse to screw with John Stephens. The Tigers' pitching staff could be scary bad. And the Jays need health on their side if they're to benefit from the Wells and Hinske signings.

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Featuring Jonah Keri, Jeff Bower, Chris Kahrl, Derek Zumsteg, Nate Silver, Jeff Hildebrand, Gary Huckabay, Dave Pease

[The signing of Jeff Kent and the 2003 Astros offense]

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The Internet has spoken. Your choices for this year's Internet Baseball Awards.

It's time to announce the winners of the tenth annual Internet Baseball Awards. More than 2,000 cyberspace baseball fans--a new record--participated in this effort to select the baseball players whose 2001 seasons were most deserving of honors.

This year marks not only our tenth year of balloting (we started in 1991, but sat out the 1994 season in protest of baseball's rude behavior), but also our fifth year of Web balloting. A few of our readers probably remember the good old days of e-mail ballots (as we remember all the fun it was counting ballots by hand), but most of you have been treated only to the extraordinarily comprehensive user-friendly Web ballots designed by BP's Webmaster, Dave Pease. Our thanks go to Dave, who puts in a ton of work to make this process go smoothly.

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