December 12, 2013
And here's the full roster.
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A breakdown of yesterday's trade
With Cano in the fold, can the Mariners win the division?
The Athletics win the busiest team of the week award with the roster remodeling
Monday's deadline swelled the ranks of the free agent pool
The signings of Nolasco and Hughes appear futile, but they may indirectly help the club long term
Today we take a look at one of 2013's surprise top relievers
A recent contract extension will keep Lincecum in San Francisco for another two seasons
A top catcher becomes a non-catcher in real baseball, but fantasy owners still benefit
An under-the-radar prospect with a strong September audition
A prospect with major league experience
David DeJesus just signed the latest multi-year contract, but does he have a purpose in fantasy?
A World Series hero could also make an amazing platoon fantasy asset if you're lucky
It's pure speculation as we take a high-level look at Abreu
Is Martin a platoon outfielder?
Be careful before jumping back on the bandwagon
A fallen star might offer surplus value in a platoon role
As the World Series winds down, we come to our first player outside of the postseason
Second on our list is another postseason shortstop
In which the author uses some very good pitchers as comps for Wacha
A new offseason series kicks off with the Tigers' trade deadline acquisition
The final grind of 2013
Just three days and two Grinds remaining...
T-minus four days and counting
Planning for the end of the season.
Tomorrow isn't very deep for those scrambling to make up innings deficits
We're entering the final stretch...
Sunday has just enough options for those finishing H2H seasons tomorrow. Monday is loaded for those looking to get a fast start on the next week.
Saturday ended up a bit thinner than expected
We're entering a meaty stretch for streaming just in time for fantasy finals
As the baseball season winds down, Grinding continues at a frenetic pace.
Wednesday is a bit thin and Thursday looks even thinner
Tomorrow is a busy day loaded with high-risk pitchers.
Tomorrow is a tad thin and so is Monday
A doubleheader tomorrow offers an opportunity for hitter streaming
Tomorrow is a little on the thin side, especially if Corey Kluber isn't available to you.
Tomorrow is another solid streaming day, but the next few after that look a little thin
Mediocre match-ups and stacks feature prominently tomorrow
Tomorrow's pitching choices all come with warts.
Tomorrow is another day with varied options.
A full slate of options tomorrow
Thin Thursday is once again predictably thin.
Tomorrow features more options than originally expected
A merry Labor Day to all. Try to stay out of the storms.
The Rookie of the Year race, offseason planning, hope for a miracle, and preparations for postseason battle
Tomorrow is deep, with many options from which to choose.
Tomorrow has a few good options, but other managers have already hopped on most of them
Plenty of choices for tomorrow. And don't forget to start prepping for September call-ups.
Thin Thursday lives up to its name this week
There are no must-start match-ups on the waiver wire, but there are still plenty of options
There's a full range of options tomorrow, but thin days lie on the horizon
Tomorrow is jammed with fantasy spot starts and exploits
We seem to have settled into alternating days for streaming. Today is great, tomorrow is not.
Thin Thursday is followed by Deep Friday
Tomorrow is looking like a pass on pitching
Today is better than tomorrow for streaming
Tomorrow is a good day for pitcher streaming
Tomorrow is very thin on pitching talent to stream
Despite early signs, Sunday turned out to be a solid day for streaming
Tomorrow requires boldness or desperation in order to stream pitchers
Tomorrow is looking good, but there are clouds on the horizon, so stream now.
Tomorrow is heavy on youngsters
There are a few interesting choices for tomorrow
Tuesday isn't looking like a great day to stream, although there are some choices
There are better options for hitters than pitchers tomorrow
The grass is greener today than tomorrow.
Tomorrow is oozing with pitching options
Tomorrow makes up for a thin field of options today
Tomorrow is a very thin Thursday when it comes to streamable players.
The Biogenesis fallout opened few fantasy opportunities
Tomorrow is another iffy day for starters
Tomorrow is less juicy than the last few.
Pitchers, pitchers, pitchers on the new weekend edition
Busy pitching days ahead. Catch up on innings while the match-ups are good.
The trade deadline has passed and it's time to re-focus on roster management
Pickings are slim tomorrow
Tomorrow is crammed with options of every type
The Grind is back again for the trade deadline and beyond
We're not quite at the stretch run, but it is time to start chasing down those innings deficits.
Six weeks have passed since the last update, yet the landscape looks remarkably unchanged.
The weekend pitching synopsis is here.
The Grind returns before the games do
A few words on changes to come and a call for conversation
The All-Star Game cometh
Options aplenty tomorrow for position players. Fewer for pitchers.
Thin Thursday is relatively deep this week.
Tomorrow is chock full of starting pitchers who may be useful.
I hope your Fourth was great. Now back to the grind.
The Fourth will offer plenty of options to stream
The Grind is back
Tomorrow is rich in options
Weather conspires to make Thin Thursday thinner.
Thin Thursday isn't actually too thin on games, but it is thin on choices
Youngsters today, exploits tomorrow.
Tomorrow is youth pitcher day
The National League East has quickly turned into a one-horse race, and not the horse that everybody expected.
Be advised, it's a weather watch day
It's Rule 4 draft day, but you still need to manage your fantasy teams
MLB is back on the witch hunt, but there's still daily moves to be made
This season is feeling a bit heavy on exploitable pitchers
It's a new month but the same Grind
Getting you through Thin Thursday with some respectable options.
Tomorrow is the thinnest Thursday of the season
The pitching choices are feeling more flawed than normal
Options aplenty for the start of the week.
On to the weekend
Tomorrow looks like an offense-oriented day
Thin Thursday comes tomorrow, although there are plenty of power hitters available.
Philadelphia must walk a fine line between rebuilding and going for broke or else risk plunging into the abyss.
We have entered the part of the season where easy decisions are few and far between
Get ready for another active week
The Grind is back from a one-day hiatus
There is a lot going on tomorrow
Grinding our way through May
Taking it one day at a time
Tomorrow's pitchers look iffy.
One month down...
The Marlins lineup just keeps get better. Not.
A new week and a new grind
With the standings about as predicted, what else is worth examining in this division?
A full suite of choices over the next two days
Plenty of options for the next two days
A rain out yesterday gives us some pitchers for today
Double header day
Today marks the start of a new, semi-regular feature that should spice up the column
Tomorrow looks like a good day for streaming
Busy times for streaming
It's another weather day
A few options but not the deepest of days.
Tomorrow is another gorgeous day for hitter streaming
A trio of ugly weather games to avoid today...
Rain, rain go away
More April showers in the mix today
Avoid most games in the Midwest today
The weather is finally nice with only a couple of possible April showers
I know one player you won't be streaming
There was plenty of offense yesterday despite a chill.
Now we're getting somewhere. Streaming may commence in earnest.
Yesterday's games didn't actually count, so you don't get credit for Bryce Harper's two home runs. It was all an elaborate April Fool's joke on fantasy owners.
It's the real Opening Day. The one where I can tile four games at once on my computer.
The Daily Grind will be back soon!
Do the Phillies have enough left in the tank for one last hurrah?
More players on the fantasy fringe to watch
Knowing where to find value in a pinch can make or break a season
The new CBA changes the way bad teams should think about free agents
Hail Mary, full of grace...
Is this the end?
Three days left and only two more Grinds. Hit me in the comments with specific needs.
We're through six months
Reader suggestions are clearly cursed, and I'm glad I strongly hedged my Kendrick recommendation
T-minus not many days left
It's not yet time for your last hurrah
And the last full week of baseball begins
Onto the last desperate scramble of the season.
The season is winding down but the grind continues unabated
All things considered, there's a surprising depth of options today and tomorrow
The internet is a very nice thing...when you have it.
Sometimes in life, you have choices.
The Grind is back from a one-day hiatus.
Choices await you on the morrow.
A most September example of Grinding
So...you're probably not going to fill your roster today.
Prepare for the thinnest Thin Thursday of the season
Who is your favorite player to Grind?
The September Grind begins
The stretch run cometh
Grinding our way into the stretch run
Another week, another grind
The waiver wire is feeling pretty thin right now
Thin Thursday strikes again and Friday doesn't look much better
Thin Thursday returns with a vengeance
They call these the dog days and every run counts
Some creative solutions to baseball's continuing PED problem
Back from weekend hiatus for another Grind
Solid, heavily owned pitching will limit tomorrow's options
The Daily Grind: a fully legal PED
Thin Thursday isn't looking too thin this week.
Tomorrow is Bumsgiving. Mark your calendar.
Tomorrow is jam packed with goodies
Come Grind. You know the drill.
A Thin Thursday is coming up. Do you know where your streaming options are?
And the Grind goes on
Another week, another Grind
Grinding into the weekend
This time, I didn't lose everything I wrote
Disaster strikes the Grind
The landscape changed a little last night with more to come today.
Another Monday, another Grind
New blood to Grind
You know what this is...
This is the one where I tell you about some guys who should be picked up and owned.
Back from weekend break once again
The one where I privately wonder what happened to all the stream-able pitchers...
The new Grind in its full glory