Draft Kings, May 16th Report
A slow day in baseball, both games and action wise. Monday gives way to a multitude of starting pitching options and some intriguing stack targets. Some of the most interesting news of the previous day did not come from on the field, but unfortunately off of it. Continue reading
Since the early 2000’s baseball has increasingly embraced analytics, data, and the sciences. In his 2003 novel Michael Lewis showed the world how the Oakland Athletics created a winning team on a limited budget through the use of analytics.
General manager Billy Beane was able to exploit inefficiencies in player evaluation — specifically players with high on base percentage to build a competitive team on a budget much lower than his competitors. Continue reading
As time passes I can not remember a Mothers Day in which baseball players were not covered head to toe in pink cleats, wristbands, socks and specially produced uniforms all while swinging the famous bright pink bat.
About one month into the 2017 season it is clear that Chris Sale is adapting better than expected to the high expectations that comes when the number one prospect in baseball, Yoan Moancada, is traded for your services. Continue reading
One of the biggest changes to this MLB season is the newly negotiated 10 day DL. The change from 15 to 10 days was made mostly to accommodate starting pitchers so they would theoretically only miss one start . This rule change might be great for players and managers who acquire a number of minor dings and dents over a 6-month season, but is currently wrecking havoc on fantasy rosters. Continue reading
Madison Bumgarner did what all “country boys” do at one point or another, crash a dirt bike. The injury will leave him sidelined for at least the next 6 weeks and the already stumbling Giants without their biggest competitor and ace. Continue reading
Eric Thames initial stint in the big leagues did not go according to plan. After debuting for the Blue Jays in 2011 Thames was found himself jobless only a few seasons later and decided to go the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) to play for the NC Dinos. Leaving America a “4A” player, someone good enough to play in the minors but not the bigs full, Thames returned a God.
Citing a scheduling conflict President Donald Trump passed on the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of the Nationals home opener. Continue reading
Red Sox ace David Price has potentially avoided disaster when it was revealed that the second MRI on his showed no structural damage, and he will not be needing surgery at this time. Continue reading