The Legacy of Michael Young

Two weeks ago, Michael Young announced his retirement from baseball.  It came as somewhat of a surprise to fans and executives around the league, as the 13-year-veteran was still performing at a high level. He made the decision so that he could spend time with his two sons, who are growing up quickly. Young says he wants to see his boys grow up and play high school baseball. When he decided to leave the game for good, not only did the...

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Arroyo a Smart Sign for D-Backs
Feb11

Arroyo a Smart Sign for D-Backs

Bronson Arroyo was one of only a handful of pitchers left on the free agent market, and he had to be wondering if anyone was going to sign him.  Finally, the Diamondbacks swooped in and signed the 13-year veteran. While some of the other free agent options, including Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana, possess a more electric repertoire and can rack up strikeouts, none are more consistent than Arroyo.  His remarkable durability is what...

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Nationals Leading in the AJ Burnett Sweepstakes
Feb11

Nationals Leading in the AJ Burnett Sweepstakes

The Washington Nationals have a great core of talented pitchers that might equate to the best pitching staff in the league.  A rotation including Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, and Doug Fister is almost guaranteed to be dominant.  According to multiple sources, they might be looking to add yet another arm. MLB insider Jon Heyman says “speculation is going around baseball circles that the Nats could consider...

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Projecting Josh Hamilton’s Fantasy Value in 2014
Feb09

Projecting Josh Hamilton’s Fantasy Value in 2014

Last year, I drafted Josh Hamilton in the third round of my fantasy baseball draft.  I thought I had gotten good value with the selection, as Hamilton was coming off a stellar season in which he hit .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs.  He had also just signed a lucrative contract to play for the Angels, and would be hitting behind Albert Pujols and in front of Mark Trumbo.  He would also have Mike Trout getting on base for increased...

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HC3′s Preseason MLB All-Star First Team
Feb04

HC3′s Preseason MLB All-Star First Team

All MLB pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training in less than two weeks, all position players shortly thereafter, and the regular season starts in exactly two months! Personally, this is one of my favorite times of the year, which is why I am going to post my preseason All Star team. This is my team of All Stars, comprised of the players I think are the best, not who I think will play in the Midsummer Classic...

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