Daily Archives: April 1, 2016
In case you haven’t heard, Justin Verlander has a little brother named Ben, who is in the minor league system of the Detroit Tigers. Many people are very familiar with Justin, but Ben’s name has been in the headlines more over the past few days. In 2015, Ben did struggle in High-A, but what he did to his brother on Thursday could erase any negative results from 2015. Yesterday Ben got his first opportunity to hit against his brother in his lifetime and he decided to make the most of it. To read the rest of the article, please click the link below:
Imagine it’s March 28th, it’s 40 degrees out, it’s 6:31 pm, you’re at a chain restaurant called “Just Salad,” and you just finished your salad so you’re loitering before your next appointment at 7:00 pm. You know what that means: it’s fantasy baseball season!
In this column (column looks like it should be spelled differently), we will be going over a few different Baseball Dratergies (Draft-Strategies, Ihavetosaveonmywordcount) that will make you the Fantasy Baseball All-Star GM/Manager/Shortstop/Clicky Guy you’ve always wanted to be! Unless you wanted to be a doctor or in the Air Force or something. Then go for that.
Draftergy 1: Hoard all the catchers
Hoarding all the catchers is a great strategy! At some point in the season, everyone is going to need a catcher and will be willing to give up an extra player for these notoriously low-offense guys. You could end up trading for a valuable middle infielder or fourth outfielder. Better plan on having a lot of bench spots because if your roster only has one you’ll have two players. Also plan on buying lots of equipment.
Catcher: Yadier Molina
Draftergy 2: The “Moneyball” Strategy
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2016 “Joe Posnanski Award” Winner: Ken Rosenthal
***Given to a baseball writer who, along with quality writing, has a strong internet presence.***
- Ken Rosenthal: Rosenthal has been the lead field reporter for Major League Baseball on Fox for over a decade. He is also an insider on MLB Network. His blog can be found on FoxSports. In 2015, he won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter. You can follow him on Twitter at Follow @Ken_Rosenthal
Going against previous winners of the Award in Craig Calcaterra and Jonah Keri, Ken Rosenthal ran away with the voting late to pull down the BBBA’s 2016 “Joe Posnanski Award”.
Thanks to all that voted and participated in the poll. Over 40% of the members voted, with several of our enrollment having multiple websites listed.
The next Award we will be addressing this year will be a vote for the MLB ALL – Star Ballots in June, then we also have the Tony Gwynn Leadership Award in July.
As a member of the BBBA, you only have to cast your votes on 1 of the 5 Awards processes for the year, although you are welcome to partake in all of them.
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Chuck Booth – BBBA President
It is fantastic to be president of such an awesome collection of Baseball Bloggers. I hope we grow our membership to great heights in the coming years.
Each one of us has a passion for the game of baseball, and have many things we can teach one another.
After yesterday’s news that Pablo Sandoval will be a bench jockey with the Red Sox, despite his big contract with the club, the Orix Buffaloes acted quick. The team from the Japanese professional baseball league NPB, has spent the last few seasons in the cellar of the Pacific League. The Osaka based team has been looking to reinforce their lineup because at bat the team is falling short (not only at bat btw).