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Fantasy Baseball: David Ortiz and 11 Players over 35 »

For many fantasy owners, players of a certain age get crossed off long before their drafts begin. They look at a player over that age and assume regression or injuries are on their way.This is fortunate for the more open-minded owners in baseball, because there are values to be had among these older folks if owners know where to look. In fact, the [...]

Vernon Wells, A-Rod and the 5 Biggest Contracts Ever »

Big contracts can weigh down an organization for agonizing periods of time. Just ask the Cubs about Alfonso Soriano, or the Astros about Carlos Lee. Usually, those teams are stuck with their burdens until the contracts mercifully expire and the player leaves, but occasionally, the team finds a buyer willing to take on the contract and the [...]

MLB Trade Speculation: 7 Outlandish Moves That Could »

Big names could be on the move. Let it be known, these are all long-shot deals. Someone in the comment box will probably explain why each is absolutely impossible, but baseball fans would be ignorant to dismiss them. Make no mistake. Every one of these deals could happen. They are unlikely, and most of the players involved will be in [...]

MLB All-Hothead Team: The Most Controversial Player at »

Some players are known as much for their antics, as their brilliance. As much as many fans would deny it, there are few things more entertaining in baseball than a batter charging the mound.The fight between the Red Sox and Yankees in which Pedro Martinez tackled Don Zimmer has nearly 100,000 views on youtube. That's the stuff people watch over [...]

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Best Hitting Tandems in »

This is not a list of the two greatest hitters for each team. This is a list of the greatest individual seasons for two hitters on each team. Steroids are ignored. Barry Bonds is on this list. So is Alex Rodriguez (twice, actually, and not with the Yankees). Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Ramirez, and other known or assumed users are [...]

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hits and »

At the end of the this season, Derek Jeter will be the first Yankee with 3,000 hits. And it's possible Mariano Rivera will be the all-time saves leader. This is the time to look back at the other great accomplishments by Yankees of the past, and debate where exactly these two milestones fit in the Hall of Yankees Fame. Note: This article [...]

MLB Preview: Alex Rodriguez and 7 Veterans Who Will Go »

When baseball fans hear certain names, they may not think of the most recent accomplishments.When you hear Alfonso Soriano, you don't think .240, 24 HR. Anyone who has followed baseball for a few years will think of one of the most exciting power/speed combinations in the past decade. These are some players who have a chance this season to [...]

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Fact or Fiction »

Ever feel like you're being lied to? In my first couple weeks of mock drafts, I’ve noticed some trends developing and some widely accepted beliefs that don’t entirely hold true. Some positions aren’t as weak as they appear, some are weaker. And some guys just seem to end up on my team regardless of which draft position I start [...]

Andy Pettitte Retires: 10 Pitchers New York Yankees »

Andy Pettite says he has thrown his last professional pitch. The first of the Yankees famed "Fab Four" has called it quits after 16 seasons, 13 spent in the Bronx. He retires with 240 wins, a 3.88 ERA, 1.357 WHIP and 2,251 career strikeouts. But more impressive than those numbers are his postseason tallies. He pitched in 13 playoffs, 30 playoff [...]

MLB Predictions: Choosing the Most Important Player »

 There are currently 30 contenders to win the 2011 World Series, but half of them won’t last through the summer.There are 15 teams who stand out from the rest and on each team there is one player who can tip the scales for or against them.They are not the best players on their teams, but they play a pivotal role in a title run and a [...]