Tag "MLBTwitter"

Fantasy Baseball: Walking the Waiver Wire 8/24-8/30

Welcome back, Champions! The clock is ticking on your fantasy baseball season. September is knocking and most teams are awfully close to 30 games played, meaning we (collectively) are about halfway through this crazy MLB year.

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Too Much Pod Tar Episode 101: MLB DFS August 13

The Too Much Pod Tar podcast has now gone over the special 100 episode mark!

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Mookie Betts Rediscovering MVP Form

Over the past month, the Red Sox have arguably played their best baseball of the season. Although they have gotten contributions up and down the lineup, nobody has been better than Mookie Betts. After struggling early on the defending American League MVP has been a different player of late. His bat has awoken at the perfect time as the Red Sox make their playoff push. With Betts regaining his stroke at the plate, the Red Sox offense which was already baseballs best has become even more dangerous.

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MLB DFS: Pitching, Core Value Plays, and Stacks for July 29, 2019

Ah, here we are, Monday. The terrific feeling of the weekend ending and work beginning again, said no one ever. But do you know something people actually say? They’d like to win some money playing daily fantasy. Who cares that it’s Monday? Some of the best and most profitable slates of the year have been Monday nights. Let’s hope that is the case tonight as I’ve done some research and dissected some players to consider using. Take a look at some pitching options, core value plays, and stacks for tonight.

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Can the Dodger Curse be broken?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won a World Series since 1988. Now despite longer droughts occurring in Baseball, this one stands out when you take into consideration the last two seasons. Since 1988, the Dodgers have either been mediocre or in some cases a solid playoff team. This all changed when the Dodgers finally won the pennant in 2017. Years of struggle and anguish among the Los Angeles faithful had now changed, and then in the World Series that year the Dodgers lost.

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MLB DFS: Locks, Core Hitters, BvP, and Stacks for July 23, 2019

You have to risk it to get the biscuit. You’ve heard the saying before, but when it pertains to daily fantasy lineups it can be especially pertinent. With that said, I like the Miami Marlins again tonight against Dylan Covey as a lower-owned stack. Not quite sure we can use them in cash games, but let’s take a look at some players that we can.

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Nicholas Castellanos Comerica Park Rant Is Not All Wrong

Moments after winning their 30th game of the season, the Tigers had someone to thank for it. His name, Nicholas Castellanos. Detroit’s outfielder hit a homer in the 10th inning to seal the victory and, well, not much more given the season the Tigers are in the middle of.

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Two-Start Pitchers: Week 16 (7/22 – 7/28)

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Adrian Sampson, SP TEX
(16% CBS, 4% ESPN, 6% Yahoo)

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Worst MLB Contracts: National League East

Washington Nationals 
Pitcher – Pitcher Stephen Strasburg – 7-year, $175 million
Before Contract (2010-2015) : 54-37 3.09 ERA
After Contract (2016-2019) : 51-19 3.27 ERA
Although one of the best pitchers, when he’s on the mound, being on the mound, has been the problem. Strasburg has had a long history with injuries; 2013 and currently this season are the only two when he has been on Injured List at some point. His last 30+ start season was 2014, and he’s only pitched over 200 innings one time.

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The Red Sox Newest Power Duo

When the Red Sox won the World Series last year, they were lead by stars Mookie Betts, Chris Sale, and J.D. Martinez. Even with their success, young players like Rafael Devers were inconsistent. This season that has been a different story as Devers and Xander Bogaerts have emerged as a deadly duo. The young infielders have lead the Red Sox offense which is currently one of the best in baseball.

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