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The Rich Get Richer: Astros Acquire Gerrit Cole

JOIN OR START A FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE AT FANTRAX TODAY! KEEPER, DYNASTY, RE-DRAFT. FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. A+ CUSTOMER SERVICE. PLAY FOR FREE! The Playboy mansion just added another bunny to the house. A quality of a great team is to never settle and assume you're good enough. If you want sustained success, you need to keep working and making your team the best it can be. That's exactly what the Houston Astros did on Saturday. Just two and a half months removed from winning the World Series, Houston bolstered their…

The Baseball Show, S2.E5 guest John Sickels

You simply cannot examine baseball prospects without knowing the name John Sickels (@MinorLeagueBall). From his start, compiling stats for the legend Bill James, to ESPN, to his current work at Minor League Ball, John is one of the authorities on the minor leagues. We welcome him to The Baseball Show, and covered the following: 2:48 How you get started in this Biz 5:50 Favorite minor league system 7:10 Luiz Gohara 8:01 Braves future rotation 11:30 Austin Riley 12:14 Tucker Davidson 15:42 Yankees Minors overview…

Two-Start Pitchers: Week of July 24, 2017

Despite the oppressive heat sweeping across most part of the country, the boys of summer keep running out and during their jobs! Speaking of heating up, the trade deadline is quickly approaching, and starting pitching is always a top priority for teams in contention. We have already seen a trade of Jose Quintana to the Cubs, and rumors are swirling around several of this week's two-start pitchers, most notably Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander, Dan Straily, and Lance Lynn. Keep an eye on the trade front, as there may be several…

ESPN Player Rater Retrospective

It can often be difficult to place into context how well (or how poorly) certain players have performed recently. A glance at ESPN’s Player Rater, which attempts to quantify a player’s overall fantasy value by analyzing their performance in each facet of the game, can focus targets for fantasy owners looking for help on the waiver wire. Of course, when dealing with small sample sizes, a player’s results can be fluky, but placement at or near the top of these lists could be indicative of a substantive change to a player’s…