The Tigers ranked among the preseason favorites to make a run to the World Series on expectations of huge things from the offense and the Verlander/Scherzer/Fister/Sanchez starting quartet. The one question facing Jim Leyland and Detroit coming out of spring training was the closer role. Hard-throwing Bruce Rondon was on the board for a potential […]

Harmon’s Blog 7.12 runs through the world of fantasy baseball and Major League Baseball box scores. He knowingly nods to those who watched SharkNado and talks injuries and adult diapers. Yeah, Harmon’s got a little bit for everyone. Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis went 1-for-3 with his major league-leading 34th home run in Thursday’s 3-1 […]

As longtime readers know, I grew up on the South Side. Yes, it needs to be capitalized. The White Sox have long turned to trainer Herm Schneider to monitor player health, and his ability to rehab players is the stuff of baseball legend (Bo Jackson, anyone?). Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports wrote a piece chronicling […]

Prior to Sunday’s opener, I posted updated positional rankings on the FantasyPros.com website. We had great success in the 2012 season on the Dome, producing a top-10 finish (seventh) in the draft cheatsheet competition on the FantasyPros.com site. Injuries dominate the early-2013 landscape, as owners try to ascertain how much to discount injured stars such […]

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?

The regular season has now been completed, and the baseball world anticipates an exciting post-season from an unexpected field of entrants. Doesn’t some part of you wish to see a battle between the Orioles and Nationals for the World Series title? While the playoff field was being set, the Tigers overtook the White Sox to […]

The first set of “Opening Days’ have now completed, and fans are already hammering on message boards about bullpen struggles, hitting woes and strategical miscalculations (the decision to have CC Sabathia intentionally walk the bases loaded for Carlos Pena ended, shall we say, terribly on Saturday). This week, fans in the remaining ballparks will have […]

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