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Nook Nacks — May 16

Sometimes it’s hard to focus on the positives in life. Work’s been hectic and the cat’s been surlier than usual and it’s as humid as a basement in the Amazon (and the humidity is just murder on your hair). Nothing’s coming up Milhouse. Occasionally you just have to make the conscious decision to be positive about what’s going on in your life, and in turn, fantasy baseball. Maybe your fantasy team’s 12 games below .500 and it looks like a season of mediocrity lies before you. Don’t quit yet. It’s early…

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2014 Potential Impact Rookies: National League

The National League isn’t quite as loaded with top prospects that may break into the big leagues in 2014 and supply impact value, but the circuit certainly is not short on talent. The American League impact rookie article can be found here. Today we deal with their counterparts. EAST Christian Bethancourt, C — Atlanta Braves The Braves seem to have committed to an Evan Gattis/Gerald Laird timeshare behind the plate this season, and that might work out fine. Gattis hits bombs and Laird might put together another solid fifty games…

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Fantasy Prospects: Pitchers

It was really hard to rank these pitchers. I’m not looking for sympathy or pity since it was also fun as heck, but it was hard. There’s just so much impact pitching talent in the upper minors right now that putting one guy ahead of another almost doesn’t seem right. Balancing the long term and immediate impact of these pitchers is particularly hard. Archie Bradley should be offended that Erik Johnson is ahead of him on this list, since his stuff is bonkers, but I don’t know when Bradley’s getting…

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Rays, Mets reportedly interested in Franklin

Typically Spring Training rekindles some of the hot stove talk that cools off during January and February as teams are now attempting to make sense of the pieces currently on their rosters and how they’re going to fill their remaining holes. It’s been widely known that the Seattle Mariners are interested in moving Nick Franklin in a deal to improve their starting pitching or outfield since he was displaced by a certain quarter billion dollar acquisition. Currently Franklin is batting Brad Miller for the Mariners’ starting shortstop job, although many…

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