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.
While I am not a big fan of the ASG format, it is always fun to talk about players who were elected or chosen for the game that should not have been and vice versa, players who should be playing in the game yet were snubbed.
The last time the Reds began a season 4-0 was 1990, the year they won the World Series.
The redesigned Brewers aspired to take the NL Central opening the season with a 3 game series against the defending division champs in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Reds were projected to finish in the middle of the pack in the NL Central last season- so much for projections. At the end of the season, they were standing alone with the division title and a 91-71 record.
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I learned from a fairly early age that baseball can be pretty unpredictable. When I was very young, I remember watching a game on TV with my father next to me on the couch.
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