May 25, 2013
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About Ben JacobsBen Jacobs graduated from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) with a degree in Philosophy and currently works as a copy editor at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
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Ben continues his breakdown of the wild card races by taking a look at the National League.
Ben takes a look at the American League wild card race to see which team has the advantage.
Ben looks through the big free agent signings of the offseason and finds a lot of contracts that look like big mistakes thus far.
Ben takes a look at some of the statistical feats being performed right now, even though most of them will fall apart before the end of the season.
Ben looks at each of the teams in the tightly-bunched NL East to see where each club's problems lie.
Ben looks at the top AL teams and finds something wrong with all of them.
Ben discusses a few first basemen who are on a roll in his first fantasy report of the season.
Ben enjoys a morning conversation with the Greek God of Walks.
Ben discusses drugs with World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Richard Pound.
Ben takes a look at five things we haven't learned after only three games this season.
Ben opens the mailbag for the first time this season and answers a couple questions.
Ben looks at the questions facing the Red Sox as they defend their first World Series title in 86 years.
Ben finishes his series of fantasy rankings with the bottom half of his top 60 starting pitchers.
Ben takes a look at the top 30 fantasy starters in his two-part rankings of the top 60 starting pitchers.
Ben finishes his fantasy rankings of all 30 closers with the bottom half of the barrel.
Ben ranks the top half of the 30 major-league closers for fantasy purposes, and also points out who could get some saves if the top guy falters.
Ben sorts through all the outfielders and ranks his top 40.
Ben takes a look at the shortstop position and ranks a group that doesn't have Alex Rodriguez at the top for the first time in a long time.
Ben takes a look at the top 20 fantasy third baseman, starting with a former shortstop and ending with a former Little League World Series hero.
Ben takes a look at the uninspiring group of second basemen and tries to find 20 worth ranking.
Ben ranks the top 20 first baseman from somebody who hits like Ted Williams to somebody with the eyesight of Ted Williams.
Ben ranks the top 20 catchers in baseball for fantasy purposes and sees a lot of old guys who aren't that inspiring.
Ben finishes his series on each team's offseason moves by ranking the teams that had the five best winters in baseball.
Ben continues his look at each team's offseason by ranking teams No. 6 through No. 15.
Ben looks back at the off-season and ranks the 30 teams based on what they did.
Ben finishes his series of ranking the best keepers at each position by looking at the top 25 starting pitchers to hold on to.
Now that the football season is over, people are turning all their attention to the upcoming baseball season. Ben looks into the fantasy e-mailbag again to help them out.
Ben looks into his fantasy e-mailbag for the first time this year and finds some questions that need answering.
Ben takes a look at the closers in baseball and ranks the top 10 keepers for fantasy purposes.
The Yankees are in last place, but Larry's not too concerned because they're no worse off than they were last year.
Ben is pleased to see the Red Sox begin to snap out of their slow start, while Larry is upset that the Yankees have fallen into even more of a slump.
Neither Ben nor Larry is thrilled about the way his favorite team has looked in the first week of the season, but both realize that it's way too early to worry.
A lot's happened to the Red Sox and Yankees since Ben and Larry started chatting about their favorite teams a little over a year ago. Now, they're both ready for a new season of the rivalry to begin.
For about a full year (if not longer), everybody's been saying that Carlos Beltran would be going to New York this winter. Everybody was right, but for the wrong reason. Ben's very happy about that, and Larry's certainly not.