Tag Archives: Baseball

Team History- Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (A’s)

Alex Kielar  | April 17th, 2019 

Every Tuesday or Wednesday we will take a look at the history of one team. You will get some background, iconic players and moments, and postseason results. This week, let’s take a look at the Athletics, better known as the A’s, who have moved around a few times in their 118-year history.

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MLB DFS: Locks and Stacks 4/16/19

Joey Ricotta| April 16th, 2019

Well, hope you all had a great Jackie Robinson Day and were able to make some money last night. I hope you played Christian Yelich. I also hope you didn’t play either of the pitchers I mentioned. That might be the last time I roster Kikuchi and who knows about Cahill. Either way, the best part about MLB DFS is we get to bounce-back the next day. So, that’s exactly what we’ll do. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for tonight’s huge 13-game slate. Continue reading

Pete Alonso may be the Mets Best Homegrown Hitter since Wright or Reyes

Cyrus Tarapore | April 16th, 2019

Not too long ago Dominic Smith was a first-round draft pick by the New York Mets. In 2013 the Mets selected him 11th overall. In six seasons in the minors, Dom slashed .296/.361/.426.  He and the Mets both expected him to take over the first base job for the Mets on a daily basis. Then reality hit, Dom struggled, and the Mets were again left with a question mark for an everyday productive first baseman.

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Could German Marquez’s One Hit Complete Game Against the Giants Turn the Tide for the Rockies?

Tanner Tripp | April 15th, 2019

With one out in the 8th inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, German Marquez came set and threw to the plate against Evan Longoria. Longoria hit a ground ball to the left side of the infield, and despite a diving effort from third-baseman Nolan Arenado, the ball made its way into left field, breaking up Marquez’s no-hit bid.

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Two-Start Pitchers Week 3 (04/15 – 04/21)

Matt Bishop | April 15th, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK (OWNED: 70% CBS, 35% YAHOO, 14% ESPN)

Trevor Richards (4/15 vs. CHC, 4/21 vs. WAS)

2.00 ERA 1.11 WHIP 9.0 K/9 in 18.0 IP

Trevor Richards may have a 5.0 BB/9, but he is currently sporting a 14.7% swinging strike rate (10th in MLB) and a 32.4% o-swing (29th in MLB), which is well above the league average of 29.3%. He also has a 68.2% contact rate, which is the 9th lowest in the league and has yielded 11, 13 and 18 swinging strikes in his last 3 starts. Opposing batters are currently hitting .088 against his changeup, which has resulted in a 23.3% swinging strike rate. Pair this with 2 struggling offenses in the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals, paired with a home pitchers park, Trevor Richards should be in for a solid Week 3.    

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