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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Kevin Maitan is Braves’ primary target, compared to Chipper | www.myajc.com

Sixteen is a long way from the majors but Braves fans can still dream.

“My comparison when I talked to our people was Chipper Jones,” said Blakeley, an international scout for 30 years who previously worked for the Yankees. “Chipper until he hurt his legs could play short, could play third, could have played center. Chipper could have done anything Chipper wanted to do. Maitan reminds me a lot of Chipper Jones.

“Big time power from both sides, and does it easy. Bat whip. Loves to play, loves to compete.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 09, 2016 at 03:49 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, fantasy, international players

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Accidental Godfather of Fantasy Sports

What about the key question that big league teams/leagues and media partners avoid? Does the man who invented fantasy think it is really gambling?

“Of course it is,’’ said (Dan) Okrent. “The distinction people are making . . . ‘it’s a game of skill.’ Well, poker is a game of skill. Blackjack in a casino is a game of skill. Picking horses is a true game of skill, and nobody would pretend that that’s not gambling.

“I’m sure when Congress exempted fantasy sports, they were thinking of 10 guys sitting around a bar and making a bet. They weren’t imagining this.

Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 14, 2015 at 08:31 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: fantasy

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Ichiro Suzuki Aiming at Age 50

Considering that this season he’ll end up with negative WAR for the first time in his career, 50 seems pretty unlikely, but someone will probably offer him a job as a fourth outfielder next year.

Hank G. Posted: October 04, 2015 at 02:24 AM | 165 comment(s)
  Beats: fantasy, ichiro, marlins

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blurry line between fantasy sites

How many people have tried either DraftKings or FanDuel? Has anyone made any money?

Jim Furtado Posted: August 26, 2015 at 11:33 AM | 64 comment(s)
  Beats: daily fantasy baseball, fantasy

 

 

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