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Nolan Arenado
If only one word could be used to describe the third base options in fantasy baseball for 2018 a good choice would be talent. There is plenty of it at the hot corner throughout out the top 10 as well as with some new names.   How deep is...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
The top four shortstops in fantasy baseball for 2018 define "elite" while putting even more emphasis on the top-heaviness of the position. After you get past the first tier, you are left with a bunch of question marks.   Carlos...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
For fantasy baseball in 2018, second base is all about the Joses. Jose Altuve should surprise no one as he is a top-five overall player this season, not to mention the reigning AL MVP. Jose Ramirez had a fantastic 2017 season, which has vaulted...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
When sizing up the first base position in fantasy baseball for 2018, the options seem somewhat like the cast for the next Avengers movie due to hit theaters in late April. There’s power, sneaky speed and batting average among a...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
Jose Altuve
Spring training in Florida and Arizona is in full swing, which means that fantasy baseball is back! With the NFL season now fully in the rear-view mirror (speaking as a still-hurting Minnesota Vikings fan), we can always count on the arrival of...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
175 Funny Fantasy Baseball Team Names for 2018
Spring training is in full swing in Florida and Arizona, which means the MLB regular season is just around the corner as well as another chance to try your hand at drafting the best fantasy team possible. But while it may be time to pore over some...
Chris Meyers
8 months ago
The 2018 MLB Draft will take place June 4-6 and three of the past four years have seen a high school player go No. 1 overall. And while the jury is certainly still out on those three players (Brady Aiken in 2014, Dansby Swanson in ’16,...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Cal Ripken Jr.'s home
Have you ever wondered what Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.'s house looks like? Well, some lucky baseball fan with deep pockets will find out first hand. Cal's palatial 24-acre estate is located in...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Nolan Arenado
The Rockies finally became relevant last year, breaking a franchise-record-tying string of six straight losing seasons and reaching the postseason for the first time since 2009. They won 87 games, the third most in franchise history, and were the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Nelson Cruz
It’s the goal for every team each season to make the playoffs in some capacity. But for the Mariners, it means just a little more since they have the longest current postseason drought in baseball. Their last trip to the playoffs came in 2001...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
After an exhilarating return to the postseason in 2017, the Diamondbacks have the goods to contend in the NL West again, although slugger J.D. Martinez — one of the best trade-deadline acquisitions in recent history — will be missed....
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Elvis Andrus
The Rangers’ reign atop the AL West came to an end after two seasons as the Houston Astros stormed to the division title and then all the way to the world championship. In so doing, they became the first Texas team to win the World Series and...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Mike Trout
Two years ago, when Billy Eppler was hired as the Angels’ general manager, there was a legitimate debate about whether the team should trade superstar Mike Trout to jump-start a rebuilding process. The Angels were saddled with regrettable...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Florida finally made the most of a College World Series appearance, as the Gators won their first national championship in baseball to finish their 2017 season. Even though Florida had been to Omaha 10 times previously, the Gators continued the...
Eric Sorenson
9 months ago
Buster Posey
The Giants could do no right in 2017. Even when Pablo Sandoval ended the regular season with a walk-off home run, giving the crowd at AT&T Park a rare thrill at the end of a forgettable summer, it cost the organization the No. 1 overall pick in...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Khris Davis
The A’s are one of the most optimistic last-place teams in history. Yes, they finished at the bottom of the AL West a third straight year. But, no, they’re not anticipating much more gloom and doom. Not after they played their best...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Josh Bell
The Pittsburgh Pirates won 98 games in 2015 but had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, finishing second in the National League Central to the 100-win St. Louis Cardinals. Pittsburgh then ran into a pitcher on a historic...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Miguel Cabrera
Four months into a brutal 2017 season, on their way to 98 losses and a third straight year missing the playoffs, the Tigers finally took the drastic steps they probably should have taken far earlier. Starting in July, they traded outfielders J.D....
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Yadier Molina
To fans and free agents alike, the Cardinals sell their history and their intent to be an annual fixture in the playoffs. They measure themselves by Octobers. The past two autumns have fallen short as the team slipped from National League champ in...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Kris Bryant
After a shorter offseason than any team in baseball history had ever known, the Cubs got off to a very slow start in 2017. By the end of the year, though, they reached their third straight NLCS. In 2018, they have a good chance to reach a fourth...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Travis Shaw
Despite surprising everyone with 86 wins and remaining in playoff contention until the penultimate day of the 2017 season, the Brewers head into Year 3 of their organizational rebuild with patience remaining the buzzword. No one could fault fans...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Byron Buxton
The last time the Twins made a double-digit improvement in wins, going from 70 in Ron Gardenhire’s last year to 83 in Paul Molitor’s first, they immediately face-planted en route to a franchise-worst 103 losses in 2016.   How...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Joey Votto
The Reds are four years into their rebuild. So the question on the mind of fans is: Will we see the results, i.e., more wins? No less of an authority than owner Bob Castellini says yes. “I think we have tremendous potential to be a...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Francisco Lindor
The Indians are good enough to win their third straight AL Central title in a division in which their four rivals are in various stages of rebuilding. The question is, what happens then? The Indians have had five straight winning seasons under...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Salvador Perez
Still-vivid memories of the 2015 World Series championship parade will have to sustain the Royals’ fan base as the slog back to respectability begins. The club’s championship core — most notably, first baseman Eric Hosmer, third...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago

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