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Fantasy Baseball: Bullpen Breakdown – NL West

It’s the love/hate relationship you really love to hate: closers! With a month or so left until Opening Day, now is as good a time as any to start breaking down some bullpen arms ahead of your draft. This series will detail every division across the league, offering you the big names you’ll want to own, as well as the sleepers you need to keep an eye on, and of course some key stats to better prepare you for the big day. Next up, we take a look at the NL West.  Team  Closer  Next in Line  Plan C  Arizona…

Royals, Dodgers, and White Sox Complete Three-Way Trade

Join or start a fantasy baseball league at Fantrax today! Keeper, dynasty, re-draft. Fully customizable. A+ customer service. Play for free! The Royals, White Sox, and Dodgers worked out a three-way trade on Thursday evening. Here is how it breaks down for each team. Dodgers get reliever Scott Alexander (from Royals) and infielder Jake Peter (from White Sox). Royals get pitcher Trevor Oaks (from Dodgers) and infielder Erick Mejia (from Dodgers). White Sox get Joakim Soria (from Royals), Luis Avilan (from…

Major Dodgers-Braves Trade Contains Almost No Fantasy Implications

The Braves have traded Matt Kemp to the Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, and Charlie Culberson. In the big scheme, this move happened so the Dodgers could get under the salary cap. For fantasy purposes, most of the players involved are barely fantasy relevant unless we’ve been time-warped back to 2011. The Braves feel so highly about Gonzalez (581 ADP), who posted a .242 batting average with three homers in 252 PAs in 2017, they're already planning to release him. With Gonzalez out of the…

2018 Player Profile: Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor: Can He Repeat In 2018? If I close my eyes, I can actually envision Jerry Dipoto kicking himself while watching Chris Taylor hit the go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. After all, this was only several weeks after his team, the Mariners, had been eliminated from playoff contention, but several years removed from when Dipoto traded Taylor to the Dodgers in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Lee. Like most trades, it’s doubtful that the Dodgers or Dipoto had the foresight to…

Weekly Top-10: World Series Contenders

Last week in the Fantrax top-10, we profiled 10 pitchers that could be affordable targets for your fantasy squad. This week we switch back to real life and look at the top World Series contenders this season. You know the old saying, “Pitching and defense win championships.” When I was a youngster, I disagreed with that notion. My eight-year-old brain would think, “Well, you need to score runs to win games!” This might have been because I was eight during the infamous 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy…