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Fire & Ice: A DJ For Your Bar Mitzvah

Here we are for another week, and it's party time! The ugly weather is behind us, so bah gawd let's play some baseball! Don't suck down too much RonDiaz and get all short-sample happy on your roster, though, my friends. That's almost as bad as taking your pants off on a boat during spring break. Don't act like you haven't done it. It's important during these early weeks to exercise patience with your roster. For instance, Hanley Ramirez is on pace for a 30/30 season, just as he predicted during spring training. Will he…

Fire and Ice: What Wood You Do?

It's been one heck of a fun second week of baseball. Everyone is on the DL, multiple games have seen benches-clearing brawls, and Shohei Ohtani looks like he might actually stand a chance to be the phenom he was billed as. Ok, so there are varying degrees of "fun" there, but hey! Life isn't just slurping down ice cream and raisins under a palm tree. Which denotes true fun, of course. You know what melts ice cream? If you answered "a spicy Dominican sunset," well, you're weird. Correct, but weird. It's fire, you silly goose!…

Fire & Ice: Week One

Welcome to the first edition of my weekly Fire & Ice articles here on Fantrax. Each week I'll be looking at a player who has been under performing (Ice) and over performing (Fire) and diving into the numbers to evaluate whether their performance is legitimate or anomalous. The title is also as close as I could get to a Game of Thrones reference without getting too carried away (and if you ever want to talk Thrones please find me @NathanDokken on Twitter). There's only one week in the books, so a lot of stats aren't…