The Houston Astros won 100 games for the third season in a row last year and made it all the way to a Game 7 versus the Washington Nationals last season, but couldn’t clinch their second World Series title in three years.
What an unbelievable day in the world of baseball. In the aftermath of the Houston Astros cheating punishments, AJ Hinch was fired by the Astros, Alex Cora has stepped down from the Boston Red Sox manager job and Carlos Beltran did the same with the New York Mets. That’s when the world of baseball collapsed.
The Washington Nationals took Game One of the World Series from the Houston Astros last night 5-4. Tonight we get another great pitching matchup as Justin Verlander and Stephen Strasburg will take the bump. Let’s check out our options for the Showdown.
Today we have a couple of Game Twos. I will run down the players who should return value and will get you points whether you are playing a Classic matchup or a Showdown in MLB DFS. There may be a Captain or two in this group and we know how valuable a cheaper option can be. Let’s get to it.
The Houston Astros finished the season with 107 wins. Good enough for the best record in the AL, and the best record in all of baseball. With that, they take on the winner of the Wild Card game, the Tampa Bay Rays.
Postseason baseball is in full swing and we’ve already had some very exciting contests. Let’s make it even more exciting with some daily fantasy. For the most part, hitters will be matched up against premium pitching so finding offense isn’t as straight forward as on regular-season slates where you can target against weak pitching staffs’. Let’s get to it and go Around the Horn! Continue reading →
The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.
Just seven games to break down in MLB DFS tonight. Stephen Strasburg is the number one pitcher option in a tough matchup at Atlanta. After that, is a whole bunch of mediocrity. A strategy that is likely to be popular will be rostering two mid-tier pitchers to go along with some higher-priced bats. Minnesota will face Nathan Eovaldi at Fenway, the Rays get a home matchup against Trent Thornton and the Jays, and the ‘Stros will look to tee off at home against Marco Gonzalez and the Mariners. Let’s “Step into a Slim-Jim” and go Around the Horn! Continue reading →
This second installment of “Into the 80s with Tom Greene” took a few days longer than I, or even the Astros, had anticipated. But, nonetheless, the Astros become the third team this season to join the 80-win club. This comes at no surprise to baseball fans, as the Astros have seemingly controlled the AL West since 2015. However, their vision looks farther than winning the West. They want another World Series title, and they want it now. Let’s break the Astros’ team. Continue reading →
Saturday is poised to have a full slate of baseball spanning from the early afternoon to the wee hours of the night. In order to help you prepare for the seven-game night slate, let’s break down the players that will put some money in your pocket.Continue reading →
Mike Trout – Remember that time the Angels signed him to $426 million contract? They got a good value for that. Trout used the Rangers’ pitching staff as a launching pad crushing five home runs in four games. Oh, in 26 plates appearances the last seven game, he only struck out twice and walked eight times, that’s a 4.00 walk to strikeout ratio. He also led the league in OBP (.654), SLG (1.375), and OPS (2.029), to name a few. Continue reading →
As always, I will have more money invested in cash game lineups than GPP’s or tournaments. However, the pitching options are scary tonight. Mixing it up in tournaments is always a wise decision. Let’s take a look at some core options for tonight and see if we can win some money. Continue reading →
The Houston Astros couldn’t pull off the repeat last year. That doesn’t mean they are going away any time soon. They are still among baseball’s elite teams and look to grab another ring before their window closes.
The ALDS is set for a star-studded matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the reigning World Series champions, the Houston Astros. This is a series in which the Astros are favored, but I see it going differently than others think. Continue reading →