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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.29.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.   Sorry for the short hiatus, drying out from Irene on the eastern Seaboard (I love that term).  Really was an odd weekend to have so many teams sitting on the sidelines.

For games on Tuesday August 30th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Edwin Jackson  45% / 22% (StL) @ MIL

Javier Vazquez 42% / 29% (FLA) @ NYM

John Lackey 29% / 18% (BOS) vs. NYY

Bronson Arroyo 27% / 32% (CIN) vs. PHL

Doug Fister 24% / 17% (DET) vs. KC

Charlie Morton 20% / 13% (PIT) @ HOU

Zach Stewart 1% / 0% (CWS) vs. MIN

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.17.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Hope many of you took my advice and started Jeff Niemann last night, he did something no other pick has done this year.   Read on…

For games on Thursday August 18th  these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Javier Vazquez 47% / 50% (FLA) @ SD

Philip Humber 35% / % (CWS) vs. CLE

Bronson Arroyo 27% / % (CIN) @ WAS

Brian Duensing 9% / % (MIN) vs. NYY

Mike Minor 5% / % (ATL) vs. SF

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Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.02.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We’re starting to see some new names show up on the list of readily available starters as teams are starting to call up prospects or are dipping into their 6th/7th men to fill injuries.  The rookies of course, make for much more fashionable pickups than the ole journeyman but are they really your best bet, let’s take a look.

For games on Friday June 3rd these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Bronson Arroyo 38% /  40% (CIN) vs. LAD

Josh Collmenter 26% / 21% (ARI) vs. WAS

Randy Wolf 24% / 24% (MIL) @ FLA

Carl Pavano 22% / 6% (MIN) @ KC

Mark Buehrle 17% / 12% (CWS) vs. DET

Jonathon Niese 11% / 3% (NYM) vs. ATL

Danny Duffy 3% / 1% (KC) vs. MIN

Josh Outman 2% / 1% (OAK) @ BOS

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Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.

Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

4/3/11

Detroit Tigers (+152) @ New York Yankees (-162) My Pick: Tigers Straight Up

The Tigers put up 6 runs versus the Yanks’ yesterday. I think Max Scherzer is for real. He has faced the Yankees only once in Yankee Stadium and he two-hit them. We are getting a great value at +152. If you want to play it safe go with the run line at -145.

 

Chicago White Sox (-123) @ Cleveland Indians (+113) My Pick: White Sox Straight Up

Are you kidding me? When I woke up this morning, I was sure I would see the White Sox at -175. How are the Indians getting any action at +113?

 

Milwaukee Brewers (+115) @ Cincinnati Reds (-125) My Pick: Brewers Straight Up

With the Brewers being down two games, I expected better odds than +115 but this series has been evenly matched. Bronson Arroyo has been a slow starter for the past few years so keep an eye on the lines for his April starts.

 

Yesterday’s Results

 Minnesota Twins: LOSS -100

I’m done with the Twins for now…

Texas Rangers: WIN +87

WOW! We should have taken the Run Line at +165

White Sox: WIN +80

Too easy.

 

Disagree? Light me up in the comments.

Brian “Killboy” Kilpatrick is currently up +729 imaginary dollars in 2011.

 

National League Centeral Previews: Reds

Today’s Focus: Cincinnati Reds

2010 Record 91-71, 1st Place NL Central. Lost to Phillies in NLDS

The same Cincinnati Reds that brought you the NL Central Championship last year are back with no major changes to its core of talented players.  The pitching staff is anchored by the 1-2-3 punch Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, and Edison Volquez.  Former 1st round pick, Homer Bailey, finally showed some consistency last year and will get a chance to win one of the final spots in the rotation this spring.  The bullpen took a hit with Arthur Rhodes departure, but hard throwing uber prospect Aroldis Chapman will likely take his take his spot, and could wind up as the team’s closer

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