Fantasy Baseball 2013: Five Second-Half Tips To Get You Over The Hump (Or Back In The Race)

Derek Jeter could provide a boost to someones fantasy roster down the stretch
Derek Jeter could provide a boost to someones fantasy roster down the stretch

All-Star week in Major League Baseball usually means there isn’t much going on in the sports world (except the ESPY’s of course). But for some, this is the best time to set up their fantasy baseball teams for the stretch run. Continue reading “Fantasy Baseball 2013: Five Second-Half Tips To Get You Over The Hump (Or Back In The Race)”

2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Selection Snubs, Oddities, And Thoughts

17 home runs, 50 RBI's, .288 BA, and a .365 OBP in the first-half does not an All-Star make in 2013
17 home runs, 50 RBI’s, .288 BA, and a .365 OBP in the first-half does not an All-Star make in 2013

In 1999 the Atlanta Braves had a budding superstar in Chipper Jones. That season he hit 45 home runs with 110 RBI’s, and a .319 batting average on his way to the National League most valuable player award and a National League pennant. Continue reading “2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Selection Snubs, Oddities, And Thoughts”

Dear Pittsburgh Pt. 2: I Think You’re On To Something

Top prospect Gerrit Cole is 4-0 with a 3.70 ERA in his first four career starts
Top prospect Gerrit Cole is 4-0 with a 3.70 ERA in his first four career starts

Back in 2009 when I started my sports writing exodus I wrote about the Pittsburgh Pirates after another purge of their team to figure out the blueprint they wanted to follow. Continue reading “Dear Pittsburgh Pt. 2: I Think You’re On To Something”

Major League Baseball 2013: Brian McCann, Evan Gattis Decision A Tricky One For Bullpen Thin Braves

Evan Gattis has been key to the Braves early success this season (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America)
Evan Gattis has been key to the Braves early success this season (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America)

Well decision time is near in Braves country. Isn’t it funny how things play out? Continue reading “Major League Baseball 2013: Brian McCann, Evan Gattis Decision A Tricky One For Bullpen Thin Braves”

The Week (Er…Weeks) That Were In Major League Baseball (5/24/2013)

Yu Darvish and the Rangers are rolling early in 2013, but Oakland still looms
Yu Darvish and the Rangers are rolling early in 2013, but Oakland still looms

Yes it has been a few weeks since I last posted this and I apologize (mainly to my mom whose my most avid, yet sports clueless reader). I’m back on it though so I won’t waste time. onward! Continue reading “The Week (Er…Weeks) That Were In Major League Baseball (5/24/2013)”

The Week That Was In Major League Baseball (5/1/2013)

We recognize everything Mark Reynolds has done in 2013 here at The Locker
We recognize everything Mark Reynolds has done in 2013 

Another week has passed and still no sign of Roy Halladay, Josh Hamilton, or the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen. For their sake, they hope that changes heading into the second month of the season. For now, we recap. Onward:

Fantasy Baseball 2013: Trade Giancarlo Stanton, Pick Up Brandon Beachy, And Other Moves To Make Before May

Without support in Miami, this guys talents are wasted in South Beach
Without support in Miami, this guys talents are wasted in South Beach

I’m going to attempt to get my point across about this as respectfully as possible. It is time for you to either tuck Giancarlo Stanton away on your bench, or see if someone is willing enough to trade you for him.  Continue reading “Fantasy Baseball 2013: Trade Giancarlo Stanton, Pick Up Brandon Beachy, And Other Moves To Make Before May”

Major League Baseball Week That Was (4/24/2013)

David Ortiz was beloved before, but his speech post-marathon attacks made it that much greater
David Ortiz was beloved before, but his speech post-marathon attacks made him that much greater

Another week, another set of fun things that went on in this wonderful game called baseball. Lets get on with it! Continue reading “Major League Baseball Week That Was (4/24/2013)”

Major League Baseball 2013: The Week That Was (4/17/2013)

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego PadresThis is a day late, but lots to get to from the week that was in major league baseball. Onward.

Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs

Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves
Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves

I know it has only been a week, but how exciting is it to have baseball back? So many things happened opening week it will be hard to put it in one list. Lets give it a try, eh? (the “eh” is for all my Blue Jay fans out there) Continue reading “Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs”