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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Fantasy Baseball All-Decade Team: Mike Trout, Justin Verlander, and the rest of the 2010s studs

The 2010s was a challenging decade for fantasy baseball managers, with pitchers and hitters each enjoying separate phases of league-wide dominance. As the league-wide plan shifted to drawing walks, increasing launch angles and avoiding risks on the basepaths, wise managers also shifted their priorities. With the decade coming to a close, let’s take a look at a team of players who dominated the fantasy landscape.

I will freely admit that I am not involved in fantasy baseball, and that the way they appraise players may not match my own- but does this list seem odd to anyone else in certain regards?


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Jose Altuve is proving why he’s the most likable player in baseball

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve isn’t what you think of when you imagine the modern baseball player. But as yet another postseason is showing, with Altuve and his Houston Astros teammates challenging for a World Series, he’s probably what every baseball player should be.

Baseball has gotten too serious, but Altuve is hardly ever not smiling.

People complain that baseball is boring, but have you seen Jose Altuve play? He’s the exact opposite. He’s the spark plug of the Astros, a fantastic hitter, a defensive dynamo.

As players start to look like linebackers and pro wrestlers, Altuve is 5-foot-6, the shortest player in the league, the ultimate underdog, proof that baseball accepts anyone.

A few words on why so many of us delight in the Tiny Terror Tot.

QLE Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:30 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: jose altuve

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Clinching heroics net Altuve ALCS MVP honors

José Altuve was in the running for the ALCS MVP Award entering Game 6 on Saturday night, but his pennant-clinching walk-off homer in the ninth inning of a 6-4 win over the Yankees sealed it.

Altuve finished the series with six runs scored, a .348/.444/.652 line and two homers, including the biggest hit of the series.

Altuve became the first second baseman ever to win both a regular-season MVP and a postseason-round MVP Award.

Congratulations to both Altuve and the Astros.


QLE Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:47 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: alcs mvp, astros, jose altuve




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