The long road to opening day has begun. Regular starters are beginning to see at-bats and pitch to live batters. Ardent fans have descended upon spring training sites. The “wait until next year” mentality fades, at least for a short time in the desert or Florida sun. Hope springs eternal, and preparation for fantasy baseball [...]
We’re locked and loaded for another run on the diamond. While the NFL and college basketball continue to occupy some of our attention (with the NHL and NBA Playoffs still off in the distance), fantasy baseball players are working to solidify their cheatsheets. They’re scouring the reports from beat writers in the desert and in [...]
Welcome to the opening salvo of 2013 Major League Baseball coverage here on the Dome. After a successful 2012 fantasy baseball campaign , attention shifted to the power and glory of the NFL. You might think it sad, but I keep a running countdown until pitchers and catchers report on my office wall. Spring training [...]
After a strong 7th-place showing on FantasyPros.com for the 2012 draft season, Harmon returns for the 2013 campaign. The full sheet of rankings and player previews will be unveiled during the week of March 4. Keep it locked on SwollenDome.com for complete MLB coverage. Is Mike Trout No. 1? Or is Albert still king? Miggy?
It’s only appropriate that one of the game’s top prospects make his debut on the grand stage of Los Angeles. The Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled and called up phenom Bryce Harper, who had started to find his stroke at Triple-A Syracuse. He owned a .250 batting average with six extra-base [...]
1 Evan Longoria 2 Jose Bautista 3 Adrian Beltre 4 David Wright 5 Ryan Zimmerman 6 Alex Rodriguez 7 Aramis Ramirez 8 Pablo Sandoval 9 Brett Lawrie 10 Michael Young 11 David Freese 12 Ryan Roberts 13 Kevin Youkilis 14 Mark Reynolds 15 Mike Moustakas 16 Chase Headley 17 Emilio Bonifacio 18 Edwin Encarnacion 19 [...]
That didn’t take long. Spring training has barely begun, but Cleveland is already getting hammered by injuries. Grady Sizemore is sidelined because of a lower back strain. On Sunday, word came down from Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer that closer Chris Perez would be sidelined because of a strained left oblique muscle. The [...]
The next week will be interesting if you watch Washington Nationals baseball. If you don’t follow it at all, then you should for the time being. It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that super prospect Stephen Strasburg would be recalled to the major league club in one week’s time. Strasburg pitched to a sub-3.00 ERA [...]
On Wednesday night, Atlanta hurler Jair Jurrjens continued his fantastic rebound season with another lights-out effort against the Rockies. Jurrjens allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings. He reduced his ERA to a ridiculous 1.87 mark (1.06 WHIP) and earned his 12th win of the season. Jurrjens has achieved [...]
The hype machines are being allowed to cool. There’s been so much hyperbole chucked out across the airwaves that we faced a spill of BP proportion. Seriously, the adjectives and statistical comparisons between Stephen Strasburg and (insert Hall of Fame pitcher here) have reached the point of inducing nausea. That’s right. I said it. I’ve [...]
The hour is almost at hand. Fantasy owners are clamoring to the waiver wire in the hope that the next big thing will be wearing a Nationals cap. I remember the episode of The Simpsons where billboards, banners and commercials announced that “Gabbo Is Coming.” Who? What? Where? Well, it ended up being a smart-alleck [...]
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Good evening, all – I’m shuffling off for the weekend to attend to family business. On my return, I will be diving head-first into the offseason activity in the NFL. I’ll examine the free agency moves – good, bad and confusing and circling back to the trade that sent Donovan McNabb to Washington and thrust [...]