April 20, 2014

MLB – NLDS: Dodgers beat Braves 4-3 to win NLDS on Uribe homer / Wacha, Cardinals edge Pirates 2-1 to knot NLDS

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw reacts after Atlanta Braves’ Elliot Johnson grounded out to end the top of the second inning of Game 4 in the National League baseball division series Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Danny Moloshok) LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Juan Uribe was unable to get a [...]

MLB – NLDS Preview: Kershaw looms large in Dodgers-Braves matchup

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Clayton Kershaw is all but certain to win his second NL Cy Young award in three seasons. SI (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — The National League East champion Braves will open their Division Series against the NL West champion Dodgers in Atlanta on Thursday. The Braves won the season series 5-2, though all seven games [...]

2012 Midseason Fantasy Baseball Lester Awards

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With baseball taking a break for the Mid-summer Classic, it is time tohand out my midseason awards.

Awards

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Most Valuable Fantasy Hitter:  Andrew McCutchen

Most Valuable Fantasy Pitcher:  R.A. Dickey

Most Valuable Rookie Fantasy Hitter:  Mike Trout

Most Valuable Rookie Fantasy Pitcher:  Yu Darvish

Biggest Surprise Fantasy Hitter:  Edwin Encarnacion

Biggest Suprise Fantasy Pitcher:  James McDonald

Most Disappointing Fantasy Hitter:  Adrian Gonzalez

Most Disappointing Fantasy Pitcher:  Tim Lincecum
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All-Lester Fantasy Team
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C:  Carlos Ruiz

1B:  Joey Votto

2B:  Robinson Cano

3B:  Miguel Cabrera

SS:  Ian Desmond

OF:  Andrew McCutchen

OF: Josh Hamilton

OF:  Ryan Braun

DH:  David Ortiz

SP:  R.A. Dickey

SP:  Justin Verlander

SP:  Matt Cain

SP:  Chris Sale

SP:  Gio Gonzalez

RP:  Craig Kimbrel
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