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Baseball Team Values 2014 Led By New York Yankees At $2.5 Billion – Forbes

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MLB valuations 2014 The television rights party in baseball continues to boost team values. Bottom line: the average MLB team is now worth $811 million, 9% more than last year. For the first time there are five teams–each with lucrative deals with regional sports networks–worth at least $1 billion. The increase in team values is more than double the 4.4% gain in average revenue per team, to $237 million last…

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Gattis, Eaton Among The Top Sleeper Picks – Forbes

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

There’s a fun debate to be had over whether Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera is more deserving of the first overall pick in 2014 fantasy baseball drafts. But if you’re lucky enough to make that choice, odds are you really can’t go wrong. The real challenge in fantasy drafts is finding value where the competition couldn’t, which means the late-round pickups who can help carry your team to the top…

Jameis Winston involved in FSU-Florida bench-clearing baseball brawl – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston was involved in a benches-clearing brawl during a Florida State-Florida baseball game Tuesday night in Jacksonville. The incident began when Florida State left fielder D.J. Stewart hit a slow roller up the first-base line and collided with Florida pitcher Danny Young while trying to beat it out. The collision prevented Young from making a play on the ball. After Stewart touched first base, Gators first…

Baseball Is Coming Back to Montreal, for a Weekend – The Atlantic Cities

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baseball is returning to Montreal this week, but only for two exhibition games. It’s been a decade since the Expos played their last game at Olympic Stadium and packed up for Washington, D.C. But now, the much-maligned stadium will host the Toronto Blue Jays (Canada’s remaining MLB team) and the New York Mets (who the Expos played their first and last games ever against). The…

Why Fantasy Baseball trumps Fantasy Football – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I want to follow up on Adam Aizer’s post about Fantasy Baseball vs. Fantasy Football. Specifically, I want to focus on this point he made in Fantasy Baseball’s favor: Research seems to pay off more than it does in Fantasy Football. I find Fantasy Football to be a little more random and injury-driven than baseball. My issue isn’t with the point itself, but that Adam totally undersells it. As far…

Baseball Power Rankings (Week 6) – ESPN

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Getty ImagesVirginia suffered a bad loss to Miami on Friday night, but recovered to win the weekend. If there were two things we learned from this past weekend in college baseball, they’re that playing on the road is tough and everybody has major dents in the armor. Vanderbilt, Florida State and South Carolina were at the top of the Power Rankings last week, then all three lost twice on the…

Which four players should be on the baseball Mount Rushmore? – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If you’re a fan of baseball’s grand and wonderful history, a) next time I see you, we should have plenty to talk about, and b) in the meantime, I’ve got a suggestion if you’re willing to pony up just a few paltry shekels per month: Craig Wright’s subscriber-only newsletter, which is the best deal in baseball. In his latest, Wright addresses a recently popular question: If there were a baseball…

No. 18 UCLA Baseball Continues Homestand vs. Long Beach State – UCLA Athletics Official Site

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif. – The 18th-ranked UCLA Baseball team will take a break from conference play to host the Long Beach State Dirtbags on Tuesday night at Jackie…

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking Final Preseason Top 150 Big Board – Bleacher Report

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

With spring training just about over for most teams (yay!), the 2014 regular season already underway in Australia for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks (double-yay!!), and your fantasy baseball draft getting ever closer if it isn’t yet in the rearview mirror (triple-yay!!!), it’s time to update the Big Board again. On the pages that follow is a ranking of—count ’em—the top 150 players for the 2014 fantasy baseball season. With some…

Fantasy baseball stock rising: Javier Baez, Dee Gordon, Mike Moustakas – The Patriot-News

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A look at three players whose stock is on the rise in fantasy baseball leagues: Javier Baez, SS, Chicago Cubs: Yeah, Baez was sent back to minor league camp, but not without first sending a message. He appeared as ready as ever for a Major League audition with a .310 average and five home runs in just 42 spring training at-bats. Baez is one of baseball’s highest-rated prospects, checking in…

White House baseball Opening Day petition hits 100K – Politico

Monday, March 24, 2014

Will the White House declare that this year, all of America can “play ball”? A petition on the White House website to declare Major League Baseball’s opening day a national holiday reached the threshold of 100,000 signatures over the weekend, days before its 30-day deadline. All White House petitions that net 100,000 signatures within 30 days are guaranteed a response, according to the White House. Continue Reading …

Ole Miss vs. Missouri baseball 2014 recap: Right Field Review – Red Cup Rebellion

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Ole Miss athletic department plans on setting off fireworks at the conclusion of every Friday home SEC game this season, a process that began last Friday in a surprisingly impressive presentation of aesthetically pleasing explosions. It’s only fitting then that the Rebel baseball team would choose last weekend to set off a fireworks show of their own. The Rebs pummeled the baseball during a three-game sweep of Missouri,…

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Rookie Sleepers to Target in Late Rounds on Draft Day – Bleacher Report

Monday, March 24, 2014

Winning your fantasy baseball league is all about making the most of your picks in the final rounds of the draft. Getting value out of those picks can prove to be difficult. Most owners resort to taking veterans with comeback aspirations with their final three picks. You’ll often get more production from rookie sleepers with those picks, but only if you draft wisely. The key is to take rookies who…

Fantasy baseball: Spring-training trends to watch – Chicago Tribune

Monday, March 24, 2014

As the season quickly approaches, we find ourselves with three weeks worth of spring training stats. Although analyzing spring training performance can be tricky, 15-plus games is a significant sample size, roughly 10 percent of a full MLB season. Let’s take a look at some interesting spring training trends and what they mean for fantasy baseball owners. Javier Baez, Cubs: Baez, the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft and…

Fantasy baseball 2014 sleepers: Nick Castellanos, 3B/OF, Detroit Tigers – Penn Live

Monday, March 24, 2014

Detroit Tigers rookie Nick Castellanos was a key player in the team’s decision to trade first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers over the winter. He’s a gifted hitter who the Tigers gambled would be ready to take on a full-time role as a third baseman at the Major League level. If that bet proves correct, Castellanos has intriguing upside in fantasy baseball leagues in 2014. While his offensive…

ASU baseball takes series from No. 4 Oregon State – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Arizona State baseball team notched a series win over fourth-ranked Oregon State with a 7-3 victory on Sunday at Goss Stadium. It’s the first series win for the Sun Devils (12-10, 3-3) over Oregon State in Corvallis since 2007 and the third road series win over a top-five team in school history, including the second under head coach Tim Esmay. Freshman catcher Brian Serven scored the…

Vanderbilt baseball player’s dad takes timeout for games – The Tennessean

Monday, March 24, 2014

Former MTSU basketball coach Randy Wiel, left, took this season off so that he could watch son Zander play baseball at Vanderbilt.(Photo: MIKE ORGAN / THE TENNESSEAN) It’s been easy to spot Randy Wiel at Vanderbilt‘s baseball games this season. Not only is the former Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball coach taller than most people in the crowd, but also on cold days he wears a large, furry Russian hat….

Vanderbilt baseball player’s dad takes timeout for games – The Tennessean

Monday, March 24, 2014

Former MTSU basketball coach Randy Wiel, left, took this season off so that he could watch son Zander play baseball at Vanderbilt.(Photo: MIKE ORGAN / THE TENNESSEAN) It’s been easy to spot Randy Wiel at Vanderbilt‘s baseball games this season. Not only is the former Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball coach taller than most people in the crowd, but also on cold days he wears a large, furry Russian hat….

Jayson Werth: ‘There’s nothing harder in the galaxy’ than hitting a baseball – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Washington Post reporter Adam Kilgore had a fascinating conversation with Washington Nationals slugger Jayson Werth about hitting, and Werth says something that’s sure to be disputed by readers: His close friend Raul Ibañez, the ageless outfielder now playing for the Los Angeles Angels, once told him, “If you can hit, you can do anything.” Werth found it irrefutable, a simple edict spun from perfect logic. “Because it doesn’t work both…

Why MLB thinks Australia is on verge of baseball boom – SportingNews.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

For roughly a century, the Cincinnati Reds kicked off the Major League Baseball season by hosting a festive afternoon game that inspired hopeful fans of teams everywhere to think in terms of blank slates, renewal and World Series possibilities. Baseball’s oldest team still opens at home, facing the Cardinals on March 31, but gone is the traditional opening day, replaced by a Sunday evening “Opening Night” affair pitting two high-profile…