Posted on January 21, 2013 by David Kerr
This is the final installment of the 2012 All-Fantasy Team series. This past season there were plenty of players that overachieved. Some players had career years, some had resurrected seasons, and others just came out of nowhere to help put fantasy teams over the top. This column will pick out the best “overachiever” at each position. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: A.J. Pierzynski, Alcides Escobar, Alejandro De Aza, Brandon Moss, Carlos Gomez, Chase Headley, Chris Capuano, Chris Davis, Edwin Encarnacion, Fantasy, Fernando Rodney, Grant Balfour, Ian Desmond, Jason Kipnis, Josh Reddick, Justin Ruggiano, Kyle Lohse, Norichika Aoki, Omar Infante, Ryan Doumit, Yoenis Cespedes | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 21, 2013 by Andrew Martin
With just three weeks until pitchers and catchers start reporting to spring training locations, the baseball offseason is winding down, but it’s not ending with a whimper. This has been one of the more eventful offseasons in recent memory, with constant activity, surprises, and even some quality free agents like Kyle Lohse and Michael Bourn still available at this late date.
If the 2013 season can be half as eventful as this winter has been, fans should be in for quite a treat.
Unfortunately, this past week ended with some truly sad news about two baseball legends; considerably darkening this installment of notes. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Corey Hart, Earl Weaver, Free Agents, Kyle Lohse, Mark McGwire, Mat Gamel, Michael Bourne, Mike Napoli, Milwaukee Brewers, Mudcat Grant, PEDs, Sammy Sosa, St. Louis Cardinals, Stan Musial, WBC, World Baseball Classic | Leave a Comment »
Posted on November 5, 2012 by Daniel Marino
Rafael Soriano opted out of a $14 million dollar deal with the Yankees in the hope that he can find a multi-year deal with another club. Rafael Soriano and his agent, Scott Boras, are both nuts. This off season, Soriano will be competing for a big pay-day with Jonathan Broxton, Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Valverde, Ryan Madson, Brad Lidge, and a slew of other relievers. Can Soriano really get the 4 year $60 million dollar contract he seeks? (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Brad Lidge, Brian Wilson, Chris Youn, Dan Haren, Fernando Rodney, Francisco Rodriguez, Free Agents, Heath Bell, Jon Rauch, Jonathan Broxton, Jose Valverde, Josh Thole, Kelly Shoppach, Kyle Lohse, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, Mike Aviles, Mike Matheny, Mike Redmond, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Ozzie Guillen, Rafael Soriano, Ramon Ramirez, Robin Ventura, Ronny Cedeno, Ryan Madson, Scott Coolbaugh, Scott Hairston, Tim Byrdak, Trades | Leave a Comment »
Posted on April 5, 2012 by kvschnitz
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kyle Lohse didn’t mean to steal the show. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander was just entering another day at the office. He stepped into the opening day start after Chris Carpenter had been shelved with an injury. Lohse stepped into the exotic city know as Miami.
The crazy water spitting homerun, monster in centerfield at Marlins Park didn’t distract Lohse. The Brazilian dancers that escorted Jose Reyes out onto the field didn’t make Lohse do a double take. The fish tank that wrap around the backstop at Marlins Park is distracted PETA, but not Lohse. The new buzz that South Beach carries has enough distraction to hurt Lebron James, but not Kyle Lohse?
All Lohse did was throw 7.1 innings, surrendering two hits while allowing one run in a win over the Miami Marlins on the opening night of the baseball season. For 6 innings, Lohse flirted with a no-hitter, before Jose Reyes roped a screamer into right field (Thank Dan Shulman for jinxing that). Bob Feller remains the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter on opening day. But for those 7.1 innings, Kyle Lohse made St. Louis and baseball forget they lost Albert Pujols. Kyle Lohse was the distraction. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: David Freese, Gaby Sanchez, Kyle Lohse, Miami Marlins, opening day, St. Louis Cardinals | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 29, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
I am continuing my 2012 prediction series by revealing my NL Central standings and adding a few positive and negative predictions for each team. In case you missed it, I have already revealed my AL East Predictions, AL Central Predictions, AL West Predictions, and NL East Predictions and we, as a staff, revealed some of our overall MLB predictions. Enjoy. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: Alex Gonzalez, Alex Presley, Alfonso Soriano, Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Phillips, Bronson Arroyo, Bryan LaHair, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gomez, Carlos Lee, Cesar Izturis, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Darwin Barney, David Freese, Devin Mesoraco, Erik Bedard, Houston Astros, Ian Stewart, J.A. Happ, Jaime Garcia, Jeff Karstens, Jeff Samardzija, Joel Hanrahan, Joey Votto, Jon Jay, Jordan Lyles, Jordan Schafer, Kyle Lohse, Livan Hernandez, Marco Estrada, Matt Carpenter, Matt Downs, Milwaukee Brewers, Neil Walker, Nyjer Morgan, Pittsburgh Pirates, Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun, Sean Marshall, St. Louis Cardinals, Starling Marte, Wandy Rodriguez | 1 Comment »