Morning Recap: Fantasy Baseball News & Notes 5/26/14

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Keith Allison, Flickr.

Good Morning, and welcome once again to The Fantasy Baseball Blog!  Lots to talk about today, so let’s get right to it:

  • Josh Beckett threw the first no-hitter of his career yesterday, striking out 6 Philadelphia Phillies and walking 3.  His record now stands at 3-1 on the season with a 2.43 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts in 55.2 IP.  He admitted yesterday that he joked about the possibility of finishing off the no-hitter halfway through the game because he didn’t believe he had the stuff any more to throw one.  While his stuff is a bit diminished from earlier in his career, it’s hard to argue with his results so far this year.  You can’t ignore a pitcher with these stats and his track record, so he should be owned in most leagues, but don’t count on this level of dominance to continue.  This is a case of riding the hot hand until it cools off.

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Morning Recap: Fantasy Baseball News & Notes 5/25/14

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Good morning fellow fantasy baseball geeks!  Let’s see what went on in the world of baseball yesterday, shall we?

  • Ryan Braun returned to action after missing a game with tightness in his right side.  It’s good news that he’s back, but it’s troublesome that he’s had multiple issues with that same area this season.  It’s something to keep in mind going forward.  I wouldn’t suggest trading him, but you might want to look at improving your offense to absorb another DL stint if it happens.

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Nolan Arenado to DL: Looking for a replacement?

Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies fractured his left middle finger sliding into second base last night, leaving many owners wondering how long he’ll be out and what to do.  This type of injury has had a 3-6 week timetable with other players, so  he may be out for a while.  Third base has become a fairly shallow position in fantasy leagues and the options may seem underwhelming, but there are players out there who may be able to at least fill in admirably.  Here is a list of players to consider who are available in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues: Continue Reading

Morning Recap: Fantasy Baseball News & Notes 5/23/14

Welcome to The Fantasy Baseball Blog!  Let’s dive right into some important news from around baseball yesterday:

  • Prince Fielder will most likely be having surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck soon, ending his season.  This is quite a blow for fantasy owners who expected big things from Fielder with his trade to the hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  With Jose Abreu also hitting the DL (albeit, only for seemingly the minimum) fantasy baseball managers are now left scrambling for 1st base replacements.  Here is a list to help you navigate the sea of scrubs available in your leagues:

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Morning Recap: Fantasy Baseball News & Notes 5/22/14

Good morning fellow fantasy baseball nuts!  Here’s what you need to know that happened yesterday in the world of fantasy baseball:

  • Matt Cain suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring yesterday, although it doesn’t appear serious.  He was perfect through three innings in Colorado before being pulled from the game.  He’s due for an MRI, and a DL stint seems likely, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll miss a lot of time.  Some pitchers available in more than 50% of Yahoo leagues that could fill in for you while Cain is out include Josh Beckett, Trevor Bauer and Drew Smyly.

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