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.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Seems to be only a matter of time until closer J.J. Putz loses his job even though
Going 9 Baseball's George Kurtz takes a look at the news and notes around the National League.
The final full week of April is here which signals a call to action for fantasy owners. The good owner has been patient thus far, making moves for his injured players and resisting the urge to dump any player off to a poor start
The term “save” was officially adopted by baseball in 1969. Since that time, the way managers use bullpens has evolved into a world where every team wants one man to stand alone. Managers look for someone he can lean on to get the three toughest outs of a ballgame: the last three.
Going 9 Fantasy Baseball contributor George Kurtz covers the latest news and notes from the American League
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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
Going 9 Baseball contributor George Kurtz takes a look at the latest news and notes around the American League
Nolan Arenado is the flavor of the week of National League call-ups. As for every call-up, we must ask ourselves one important question: “is this guy for real?”