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Wins don't equal success in fantasy

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:02 PM
By sweeping the Padres over the weekend, the Phillies extended their season-best win streak to five games. More intriguing than the wins themselves is the way in which the Phillies have been winning. In those five games (one against the Brewers and four against the Padres) the Phillies totaled just... Read more

Ruiz knows how to dance with a Wolf

Monday, April 18, 2011, 3:15 PM
The Phillies are getting set for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, a team many think can contend for the NL Pennant, and perhaps the World Series. On Tuesday night, the Phillies will face Randy Wolf, who donned red and white pinstripes from 1999-2006. While a few members of the team... Read more

Picking a winner: The weekend's best matchups

Friday, April 15, 2011, 2:19 PM
Matchups are everything in fantasy baseball, especially in FanDuel single-day competitions. This weekend, there are a lot of intriguing matchups, and I'm here to lend you a hand in finding out what those are. With the amount of FanDuel tournaments going on, I figured there is a lot of money at stake... Read more

We're going streaking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4:55 PM
By the time you are reading this, today's FanDuel $1,000 MLB Single is probably already filled up. Don't worry, though. I come bearing good news. FanDeul is hosting a free tournament tomorrow just for philly.fanduel.com users. Make sure to sign up before the picks lock tomorrow at 7 p.m. Also, for... Read more

Welcome to the Island

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 12:30 PM
Welcome to philly.com's new fantasy sports blog. I will begin posting all my fantasy news, notes and analysis right here. Some of my colleagues will also contribute guest posts. I will also post links, minutiae and other various fun things, as well as keeping you up to date on the latest and greatest... Read more

Fantasy: Buying and selling early streaks

Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:04 PM
The first week of the season is always interesting. So many people jump to conclusion about whether their star player is going to have a down year, rushing to pick up a hot undrafted free agent. Not so fast. Plenty of players get off to slow starts, but that's no reason to abandon ship. While a slow... Read more

Fantasy: Wrapping up Opening Weekend

Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:04 PM
HOWARD'S MONSTER OPENING WEEKEND Ryan Howard, who has been among the league’s most productive first basemen since his MVP season in 2006, had quite the weekend. Without Jayson Werth and Chase Utley in the lineup many were concerned that he would struggle to drive in and score runs. Not so... Read more

Fantasy: If at first you don't succeed

Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:04 PM
First, I would like to thank everyone who competed in yesterday's FanDuel Grand Slam Event. It was a huge success and also helped heal my ego that had been damaged by a horrendous fantasy hoops season. I finished in 540th out of the 2,455 people whop entered. While that might not be great, like 'thruthewickets'... Read more

The Fantasy Baseball Commandments

Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:04 PM
Happy Opening Day! While today marks the start of the 2011 season, tomorrow will mark a very historic occasion. FanDuel will be hosting the world's largest single-day fantasy competition EVER. To join costs a mere $10, but the prize pool totals $25,000, with a first place prize of $5,000 and payoffs... Read more

Fantasy Baseball: Ranking the shortstops

Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:04 PM
My preseason fantasy rankings continue today with shortstop. I've already ranked several positions, and here is a look at who has taken home top honors so far, as well as links to my full posst: Starting Pitcher: Roy Halladay Relief Pitcher: Heath Bell Outfield: Carl Crawford Second Base: Robinson... Read more
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