Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Touching Bases: Baseball Blog Round-Up

While we hope that MLBTFP remains a pivotal part of your daily fantasy baseball and MLB reading regiment, we want to start giving a shout-out to some of our brethren of the blogosphere and cyberspace.  There’s a lot of good information out there and we feel it’s our responsibility to direct you to the best-of-the-best.

High Cheese:  David Murphy, Phillies beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, gives his take on what combination of prospects Philly would have to give-up in order to acquire Roy Halladay.  Just in case you haven’t heard, Blue Jays GM J.P. Richardi told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports about trading the Toronto ace:

“… if something makes sense, we at least have to listen. We're (leaning) more toward listening than we've ever been." 

Fan Graphs:  Are you a hardcore statistical savant when it comes to your baseball?  If so, you’d love this website!  Today, Dave Allen takes a hard look at what went wrong for Chris Davis in Texas.  The Rangers corner-infielder wad demoted to Triple-A this past Sunday.

Advanced Fantasy BaseballOur buddy Jon Williams features recent Reds call-up Drew Sutton today.  He explains picking up the young infielder won’t pay immediate dividends, “But if you can stash him away (especially in NL-only leagues) until he begins to receive more serious playing time, your fantasy team will be greatly rewarded.”

Project Prospect:  This one is for all of you dynasty leaguers and college baseball freaks out there.  Linclon Hamilton unveiled his 2010 Top 10 College Draft Prospects, today.  No surprise, Bryce Harper tops the list.  As Hamilton points out, “The Sports Illustrated cover boy will be the most hyped teenage sports star since LeBron James.”

The Hardball Times:  Rounding out the order, but carrying a big stick, Derek Carty has great advice for navigating your fantasy club through the trade deadline.  He advises that you should start shopping closers on losing teams that will most likely become setup men if traded to a contending club.  Derek makes clear:

“While guys like Jenks and Wood are probably safe, I would be pretty aggressive in shopping Qualls, Street, and (to a slightly lesser extent) Capps. Just don't make it obvious that you're looking to deal them, as you won't get the kind of offers you'll be looking for.”

We hope you enjoyed our initial installment of Touching Bases.  Again, we’ll do this once a week in order to give you some variety.  Just be sure to keep us in your rotation!

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