Posts Tagged ‘Dodgers’

A Baseball Show with No Name with Joel Henard & Albert Lang will air at 700

A Baseball Show with No Name with Joel Henard & Albert Lang will air at 700: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/05/14/a-baseball-show-with-no-name-with-joel-henard-albert-lang.

We’ll talk Josh Hamilton, Chris Sale, Orioles, Dodgers, Indians, Nationals, Lance Berkman, Wilson Ramos, Nolan Reimold, Desmond Jennings, Rickie Weeks, Mike Moustakos, Kenley Jansen, Matt Moore, Billy Butler, Jose Altuve, Shane Victorino, Andrew McCutchen, Trevor Cahill, Bryce Harper, Brian McCann, Alex Rodriguez, roto, fantasy baseball and much more.

@jasoncollette joins the guys (including me) on The Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9:00

Jason Collette joins the guys (including me) on The Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9:00 pm ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-roundtable/2012/04/19/the-fantasy-baseball-roundtable-show.

We’ll talk closers, Giants, Indians, Dodgers, C.C. Sabathia, David Wright, Craig Stammen, Jay Bruce, Dan Uggla, Brandon Beachy, Kelly Johnson, roto, fantasy baseball and much more!

Baseball Daily Digest Radio wtih Joel Henard, Albert Lang and special guest Grey Albright

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/btrplayer.swf

Listen to internet radio with JoelHenard on Blog Talk Radio

h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: May Edition

It struck me that this piece could be known as the twitter column…

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Surprise, surprise, Lance Berkman is the top first baseman and my boy Zobrist is in the top 5. Expect Fielder/Pujols to replace them, with Teixeira and Howard filling out the top seven. Just a crazy deep position – I feel bad for those stuck with Justin Morneau and Kendrys Morales.

The Orioles have some buy low guys…Guerrero, Scott.

How is the human body so different from vessel to vessel: Holliday/Dunn, Bay/Morneau.

Matt Holliday – most underrated baseball player of the last few years? According to the players/Neyer, it is Shin-soo Choo. Hard to argue against that. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Encino Man, Baseball Fan

I was going through my 1991 Upper Deck set the other day and saw all the wonderful Curt Schilling, Pete Harnisch and Steve Finley cards as Orioles…then I got to the Astros and saw them all as Astros, then I got to Glenn Davis and remembered I tossed away his Orioles cards.

Then I watched Encino Man on TV and wondered, what if I was frozen in the backyard of someone’s place in California, thawed, and had to decide what baseball team I would root for.

Clearly, there’s a graphic for this already, but I wanted to go one step further and see what team unfrozen caveman lawyer would root for. To give a caveman’s astute analysis as he travels through the graphic.

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h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: September Edition

h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: September Edition

Welcome to September’s “I’m a Believer” column. Yes, I got the name from a Monkees’ song. And yes, I like the song. Did you know that Neil Diamond wrote it, as well as many other songs by the Monkees? Isn’t Neil Diamond cool (Red Sox fans)?

Like the song teaches us, this column attempts to be a fun, quick read, mostly focused on what performances we can/can’t believe in.

Without further ado, I’m a believer that:

While Ryan Braun ranks in the top 30 players this year, he has had a disappointing season. Who has been the biggest disappointment on your roster? Post below! Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Keep, Trade or Drop: Tommy Hanson, Clayton Kershaw, Brett Anderson?

This is some loaded young pitching talent. They were sleepers last year, some (Brett Anderson) are major sleepers this year. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Keep, Trade or Drop: Wandy Rodriguez, Chad Billingsley, AJ Burnett?

When I initially set out to do this one, I thought WandyRod was younger (he just turned 31). So this makes my decision relatively easy: Chad Billingsley. Man, during the first half of 2009, I looked good for touting Billingsley in the rankings: 119 Ks, a 1.23 WHIP and a 3.38 ERA. In the Jekyll half: 60 Ks, a 1.48 WHIP and a 5.20 ERA. Basically he had a miserable July and a miserable September. This means he was incredibly useful in the other months. Billingsley is just 25, and consistency comes with age and experience. He’ll be a frontline fantasy starter down the line – you can’t hold two months and 56 disastrous innings against him.

I’m trading AJ Burnett. For one reason, he plays in New York, and that artificially inflates someone’s (self)worth. For a second reason, the “brittle” Burnett has averaged 188 IPs over the last five seasons. WandyRod has only eclipsed that number once. Burnett will likely provide a K per inning, and a reasonable WHIP and ERA. Given that he plays for the Yankees, he’ll be good for some extra wins as well. So he’s the more valuable commodity.

I really like Wandy Rodriguez, I swear. However, I’ve seen too many people burned by drafting a pitcher after a career year. WandyRod is getting up there, has only once pitched more than 182 IPs in a year and has only topped 158 Ks once. However, when he is healthy, he has been good. Over the last three seasons, WandyRod has posted a 3.70 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP and an 8.3 K/9 rate. Those are pretty good numbers. Actually, they are better than Burnett’s. However, with a pitcher, you’re better taking the safe bet.

Keeping: Chad Billingsley
Trading: AJ Burnett
Dropping: Wandy Rodriguez

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Reading this column guarantees that you will achieve fabulous wealth and success in your fantasy baseball league. That’s right, you guessed it: it’s time to debate Keep Trade or Drop (KTD).

While there are tons of player rankings available, they are all for 2010 and nothing more. So, if you are drafting in a start-up keeper league, how do you decide who to take? For example, if they’re both on the board, do you go for tried and true Carl Crawford, or do you roll the dice (but only barely) and select the slightly less proven Justin Upton. Read enough of these columns and you might just get your answer.

The KTD series focuses solely on giving keeper league advice. It poses the question: if you are in a keeper league, which player would you rather keep, which would you rather trade and which would you be forced to drop. Rarely is the decision easy to make, but it might just decide whether you compete and win your championship, not just this year, but for years down the road as well. It will also help you make a snap decision when three similar players are on the board and the clock is ticking.

If you want other KTDs, please let me know. Also, feel free to share your insights below or at my Twitter (@h2h_corner)/Facebook pages.

h2h ~ The Buddy Garrity/Don Draper/Ed Norton Sales Convention

Who isn’t versed in financial lingo nowadays? In these tough economic times, it has become clear that everyone needs to know how to manage their finances. You certainly can’t leave it up to the experts. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Katy Perry All-Stars XII

Welcome to the latest installment of the weekly hot and cold fantasy update. This column is all about the recent hot/cold trends and how they can engulf owners.

You know the drill, I run down this past week’s good and bad performers. I give you some analysis, you agree with me and we move on. No need to mince words at this point in the season. Continue reading

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