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May 31, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you decide which two-start pitchers are worth using this week and which ones you should avoid.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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May 25, 2012 3:02 am

Weekly Planner: Week Nine

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Paul Sporer

Which two-start pitchers are worth using in your fantasy league this week?

I have no idea what Gavin Floyd’s problem is, but I thought the Minnesota matchup would be the easier of his two this week.  Hopefully he doesn’t make things worse in his start against Cleveland.  Meanwhile, Felipe Paulino remains excellent and started the week off with a gem in New York.  Looks like I had last week’s AL “starts” in reverse order; it should have been Paulino, Jerome Williams, Floyd, Hiroki Kuroda

Mike Minor has a long way to go before earning another “consider” recommendation, let alone a “start.”  His home run issues are just painful at this point.  At least Chris Capuano rewarded my confidence in him over guys like Bud Norris and Mat Latos (both of whom I like immensely) by pitching a gem to start the week in Arizona. 

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April 23, 2012 7:25 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Keep Calm and Carry On

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Derek Carty

Don't panic if one bad start has ruined your value pick's ERA.

Last Thursday, I decided to have a little fun with small sample sizes, checking out the success (or lack thereof) of my value picks from my preseason Fantasy Tier Rankings.  While I looked at the hitters on Thursday, today we’ll move on and inspect the starting pitchers.

As I did last time, I’m going to ignore the Four- and Five-Star Value Picks because, well, most of them weren’t really values.  Everyone knows that Clayton Kershaw is a good player, so I’m not going to bother going over him.  Instead, I’ll focus on the one-, two-, and three-star guys that you likely acquired on the cheap.  These are going to be the money-makers of a fantasy team, the guys that you’re hoping to make big profits on.

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With Vladimir Guerrero pondering Japan, Bill asks who will be the baseball's final ex-Expo.

A bit less than two years ago, I noted that it had been nearly six years -- a long time, in baseball -- since the Montreal Expos had been a thing in Major League Baseball, and I wondered who was likely to be the last active player to have worn an Expos uniform. I chose Vladimir Guerrero-- who was in the midst of a momentary resurgence--in a fit of something like nostalgia.

Well, now, in a little more than 24 hours, the team that once was les Expos will kick off its eighth season as the Washington Nationals, and it seems a good time to revisit the question: Do we have a better idea now of who will be the last Expo standing?

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Offering at least one reason to tune in to each potentially talent-challenged team when you're flipping through your MLB.tv options this season.

Bad teams have been much on my mind lately. Blame it on being an A's fan, blame it on marrying into a Mets family, blame it on my generally sour personality. Irrespective of the cause, I find myself less intrigued by the powerhouses or the teams in tight races for the playoffs than by the squads that will come out of the gate slow, dawdle through the dog days, and finish in a muddle of obscure Triple-A players crowding the expanded September rosters as they fight for 2013 jobs on what will likely be yet another mediocre team.

If you're a fan of one of these franchises, you'll probably watch them whatever happens. But what will the rest of you watch on the nights when your team is off, or long, lazy weekend afternoons? You can always tune in to see the Yankees and Rays face off in a game with playoff implications for the umpteenth time, but if you're like me, you get a little bored seeing the same (really good) players over and over. Let me present, then, a team-by-team list of reasons to tune into a game at which more casual fans might turn up their noses. Call it the Every Team is Special list.

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September 9, 2010 8:00 am

Changing Speeds: Gilding the Lilly

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Ken Funck

Ted Lilly's recent performances should give him a better payday, but where will he play next year?

When the Los Angeles Dodgers and starter Ted Lilly square off tonight against the Astros in Houston, very little will be at stake for either team. While the Padres’ recent freefall has allowed the surging Giants and Rockies to vault back into playoff contention, the struggling Dodgers’ team goals have been reduced to keeping players healthy, sorting out their options for 2011, and using the 12 remaining games against their more aspirational National League West rivals to play spoiler. Oh, and hopefully entertaining their paying customers more by their on-field exploits than the spectacle of their owners’ uncanny impersonations of Oliver and Barbara Rose.

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The Braves and Pirates make a flurry of moves, but they weren't the only ones wheeling and dealing on July 31.

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Traded RHP Chad Qualls to the Rays for a PTBNL; traded C-R Chris Snyder, SS-R Pedro Ciriaco, and $3 million to the Pirates for RHP D.J. Carrasco, INF-R Bobby Crosby, and OF-L Ryan Church; recalled C-R John Hester from Reno (Triple-A). [7/31]
Optioned OF-R Cole Gillespie to Reno. [8/1]

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December 6, 2006 12:00 am

Will's Mill: I Love the Smell of Rumor in the Morning

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Will Carroll

Will gives you all the napalm from Orlando...

The first good rumor of the day is one that was left over from Tuesday: Jason Schmidt is reported to have an offer in hand from both the Cubs and, more surprisingly, the Cardinals. The Cards would bump against their budget by signing Schmidt, though according to a source both have now made the leap to four-year deals. With both Pettitte and Schmidt in their stable, the Hendricks brothers are sure to be popular in the lobby today.

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The Blue Jays keep finding themselves in the newspapers, players identify ways to cope without amphetamines, and John Smoltz is not a happy camper right now.

"There were no punches thrown, so I don't think John had a bloody nose. I don't know how that would have happened."
--Blue Jays P Ted Lilly, on the fight he had with manager John Gibbons (Toronto Star)

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February 11, 2003 2:23 am

Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Oakland Athletics

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Will Carroll

Team Health Report: Oakland Athletics February 2003

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