Going 9 Baseball's George Kurtz takes a look at the latest news and notes around the American League and National League in this week's "Clearing The Bases"
After a slow start to the 2013 season, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has finally turned the corner. The Cubs are not going to the playoffs this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing this kid.
Some will advise against fantasy “smack talk” because what goes around comes around. Just like in other aspects of life, they will say there is fantasy baseball karma. Well I’m here to tell you that I don’t believe in karma.
Supply and demand is the most basic of all economic concepts. If there is a shortage of a product, the demand for it will be higher. People will have a greater desire for it. If it’s a product that anyone can acquire with ease, the demand will not be as high. I equate this concept to fantasy baseball, especially the Going 9 NL Only league.
One of the most difficult aspects in analyzing baseball, whether it is for fantasy or real world purposes, is knowing when a slow start is really more than just a temporary issue. Some players are notoriously slow starters.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Seems to be only a matter of time until closer J.J. Putz loses his job even though
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