Author Archives: Steve Anderson

Why Expanded Instant Replay is Bad for Baseball

Why Expanded Instant Replay is Bad for Baseball

The news that Major League Baseball is thinking of expanding instant replay isn’t good news for a sport that is desperately trying to find some positives during a distracted 2013 season.  The proposal has received support from both managers and players and will require 75% approval among owners, and the umpires and players unions have

Fantasy Baseball’s Top Prospects to Watch

When major league baseball teams go to expanded rosters, gearing up for the dog days of September, it’s always an exciting time for fans.  2013 will be no different with some of the biggest prospects in the game getting called up for their first taste of major league action on September 1.  Let’s preview the

Handicapping the MLB Rookie of the Year Race

The rookie crop of 2013, while perhaps not as exciting as in years past in terms of Twitter-ready star power (Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, etc.) has a bevy of talent that should not be overlooked. This year’s class features some great pitching (Jose Fernandez, Shelby Miller among others) as well as some .300 hitters (Wil

What’s Wrong with the Washington Nationals?

The Washington Nationals were baseball’s darlings in 2012 with a collective future so bright fans had to wear shades. They opened 2013 with swagger and confidence and then they began to actually play baseball. After sweeping the hapeless Marlins in the first series, the Reds took them to the woodshed 15-0 on April 5th. Whereas

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Picks

Many fantasy baseball leagues are in the chase for playoffs, here in mid-August.  Although the trade deadline came and passed without major impacts on fantasy, there are still some quality pickups out their on the waiver wire. The Indians’ Danny Salazar recently was recalled from Triple-A Columbus, and he’s the young strikeout artist to add

Looking into the Surprising Season of Orioles’ Chris Davis

The exciting rise of Orioles first baseman/outfielder Chris Davis will be one of the most studied stories of 2013. Davis has powered his way into MVP consideration, and his production has transformed the Orioles lineup into one of the most powerful in baseball. Much like Jose Bautista’s 54 home run barrage in 2010, tape from Chris

Steps Needed for Colorado Rockies to Become a Playoff Contender

After an up and down season, the Colorado Rockies sit at a disappointing 52-61, leaving them 10.5 games back of the division-leading Dodgers. Since the NL Central features three teams with well over 60 wins already, Colorado’s hope for a postseason invite rests right here in the division, which they were only a half-game back

Were the Yankees Hoping for a Lengthy ARod Suspension?

Major League Baseball took what it hopes to be a deciding step in the war against PED’s handing out suspensions to nine players including Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta among others. Every player connected to the Biogenesis report got 50 games with the exception of repeat offenders

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