Fantasy Football: Players That Should Have Their Team’s Trust (and Yours)

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) This piece is pretty easy to figure out. Throughout you fantasy football draft there are a handful of teammates that have similar value, are fighting for roles in their offense, and are going in or around the same spot. Here, I go through a few of these situations for each positionContinue reading “Fantasy Football: Players That Should Have Their Team’s Trust (and Yours)”

Fantasy Football: Avoiding This Year’s Fantasy Traps by Drafting with Hindsight

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) In fantasy sports, one of most intriguing things I look at every offseason is the draft recaps from previous years. Every few months thought the season I’ll see how my draft is stacking up to others, and in the offseason as I’m making my rankings I go through again to gatherContinue reading “Fantasy Football: Avoiding This Year’s Fantasy Traps by Drafting with Hindsight”

What a Quarterback’s Worth

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) With all of the contract extensions given out this off season to big time quarterbacks, like Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, Matt Stafford, Aaron Rodgers  and now Matt Ryan, I decided to compare how much the QBs around the league are worth.   (I didn’t taking the rookie wage scale into account)Continue reading “What a Quarterback’s Worth”

#15. The Texas Rangers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#15. The Texas Rangers   Team Ace: Yu Darvish Most Valuable Position Player: Adrian Beltre Breakout Candidate: Jurickson Profar Notable Offseason Additions: A.J. Pierzynski, Lance Berkman Notable Offseason Losses: Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Michael Young Biggest Team Weakness: The Outfield  

#20. The Seattle Mariners: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#20. The Seattle Mariners Team Ace: Felix Hernandez Most Valuable Position Player: Kyle Seager Breakout Candidate: Hisashi Iwakuma Notable Offseason Additions: Michael Morse, Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez, Joe Saunders, Jason Bay Notable Offseason Losses: Jason Vargas Biggest Team Weakness: Infield

#21. The Pittsburg Pirates: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

 #21. The Pittsburg Pirates Team Ace: AJ Burnett Most Valuable Position Player: Andrew McCutchen Breakout Candidate: Starling Marte Notable Offseason Additions: Russell Martin, Fransisco Liriano Notable Offseason Losses: Erik Bedard, Joel Hanrahan Biggest Team Weakness: Inconsistency

#22. Colorado Rockies: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#22. Colorado Rockies Team Ace: Jorge De La Rosa Most Valuable Position Player: Troy Tulowitzki Breakout Candidate: Jhoulys Chacin Notable Offseason Additions: Jorge De La Rosa (injury) Notable Offseason Losses: Biggest Team Weakness: Pitching  

#23. Chicago White Sox: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#23. Chicago White Sox  Team Ace: Jake Peavy Most Valuable Position Player: Alex Rios Breakout Candidate: Dayan Viciedo Notable Offseason Additions: Jeff Keppinger Notable Offseason Losses: A.J. Pierzynski, Kevin Youkilis Biggest Team Weakness: Age and lack of pizzaz

#24. Kansas City Royals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#24. Kansas City Royals Team Ace: James Shields Most Valuable Position Player: Billy Butler Breakout Candidate: Lorenzo Cain Notable Offseason Additions: James Shields, Ervin Santana Notable Offseason Losses:none Biggest Team Weakness: Starting Pitching