Posts Tagged ‘paul konerko’

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with @JoelHenard & Me (and two awesome guests) at 700 ET

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and me at 7:00 ET: We’ll be joined by Jeff Mans from Fantasy Alarm/Sirius XM Fantasy and David Laurila of Fangraphs.

We’ll will talk Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Jake Peavy, Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra, Matt Thornton, Jon Lester, Paul Konerko, David Phelps, Drew Smyly, Chad Billingsley, Anthony Bass, Chris Davis, Tim Lincecum, Frank Francisco, Ian Kennedy, Delmon Young, Andy Dirks, Edwin Encarnacion, Nelson Cruz, Brandon Morrow, Johnny Cueto, Brandon Allen, Brian Matusz, roto, fantasy baseball and much more!

I’ll be on the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9 ET!

I’ll be on the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9 ET:

We’ll talk the LABR draft, Buster Posey, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, Paul Konerko, Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Vinnie Pestano and much more!

Debate Me: Paul Konerko or Mark Teixeira? for Fantasy Pros 911

Debate Me: Paul Konerko or Mark Teixeira? for Fantasy Pros 911:

I take Paul Konerko and see Teixeira as a 3-category guy who kills your batting average.

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head First Basemen Preview for FantasyPros911

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head First Basemen Preview for FantasyPros911:, focused on Paul Konerko, Mark Teixeira, Eric Hosmer, Edwin Encarnacion, Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, John Mayberry, Mat Gamel and many more.

A Juicers Delight: a HR-Centered Fantasy Baseball League

Gripes about fantasy baseball come in many different packages –“it’s too labor intensive”; “I don’t have time to set daily line-ups”; “the closers change too much”; “the season’s too long,” “etc.” Do you see a common thread here?

In general, people love fantasy sports – just look at fantasy football. The only differences that I see between the two is that the football season is limited to 16 games (if you are lucky), each team has significantly fewer roster spots, there is a waiver period every week and there are far fewer games to follow (usually 15 per week).

So, we have a decision to make here.  Either we call those people who love fantasy football – even though it is more random/lucky – lazy and ignore them, or, we try to bring them into the fold and slowly brainwash them into loving the pure intellectual pursuit that is fantasy baseball.

So, here is an idea for a relaxing fantasy baseball league.

Step one: make friends.

Step two: get together with said friends and draft homerun hitters.

Step three: draft 8 players and win your league when the mashers on your team out-mash the players on your friends’ teams.

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h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: June Edition

You’re hitting the tough part of the fantasy baseball season. At this point you’re really doubting your struggling stars and the urge to drop is high. But it’s still somewhat early. Patience isn’t always a virtue, but, in this instance, it is.

Players who will bounce back: Dan Uggla, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, Alex Rios, Ubaldo Jimenez, Max Scherzer, Chris Carpenter, and Mat Latos.

Remember when I said Anibal Sanchez was a sleeper this year? 13th in Ks right now!

I love James Shields (always own him), but he’s not the second best fantasy pitcher…right? Can’t be….

One thing I am certain of? Kyle Lohse is not the third best pitcher in fantasy (maybe on his team, but not in baseball).

I’m amazed by the Marlins – Johnson injured, Hanley not so good/injured. I thought they’d be good, but had you told me about their injury woes and the craptastic way Vazquez has pitched, I’d be shocked they were in the play-off hunt. That said, I still think the Braves run away with the Wild Card.

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h2h Corner ~ A Miraculous Feat

Yesterday, Jermaine Dye hit his 300th home run immediately thereafter Paul Konerko hit his 300th homer.

Both of these players are old (Dye is 35, and Konerko is 33), but both still have a good amount of value for your fantasy team this season, especially Dye. Continue reading