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- Erik Johnson & Kelby Tomlinson: Deep League Wire
As usual, the players listed in this space are typically better suited for mono leagues, and the ownership percentages are by way of CBS.
Erik Johnson / SP / Chicago White Sox / 7
- Erik Bedard & J.B. Shuck: Deep League Waiver Wire
Erik Bedard / SP / Tampa Bay Rays
0 percent Yahoo / 0 percent ESPN / 1 percent CBS ownership
He’s back! After injuries to Matt Moore and Alex Cobb, the 35-year-old Bedard will join the Rays
- Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth
- Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension
- White Sox Call Ups: Marcus Semien and Erik Johnson
confident that he can be a regular in the majors. His ISO numbers are not incredible in the minors, but for a middle infielder he packs an interesting combination of power and speed.
- 2013 Shortstop Tiers
- Tampa Bay Rays Bullpen: Depth Chart Discussions
- Can Ricky Romero Bounce Back?
- Ryan Dempster Moves East
- The Two Halfs of Carlos Beltran
- Moving On Up(ton)
- What I'm Thankful For
- The Power of Carlos Ruiz
- Jimmy Rollins' Maddening Season
- Evan Longoria: 2012 Disappointment
- Marco Scutaro: Season Review & 2013 Outlook
- Fernando Rodney: AL Reliever of the Year
- Streaming AL Outfielders, Again
- Shortstop Injuries: Tulowitzki, Rodriguez, Furcal
- Shortstop Updates: Martin Prado and Tyler Greene
- September Call-Ups: American League Bats
- Erik Bedard Walks the Plank
Erik Bedard is exactly the sort of pitcher a team signs to a one-year contract, and last December, the Pirates signed Bedard to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. At the time, I'm guessing
- Todd Frazier and Will Venable Deserve Your Love
- Ben Zobrist: Shortstop Once Again
- Omar Infante Returns to Detroit
- Jed Lowrie: Injured Again
- A Messy Atlanta Shortstop Situation
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Jeter, Castro, Cabrera, Desmond
- Zim Bear Is Real
- Cheap Steals: Berry, Revere and Cabrera
- June Shortstop Tier Rankings
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Theriot, Rollins and Aviles
- Jonathan Lucroy Injury Solutions
- The Dee Gordon Experience
- Jeff Niemann Replacements: Waiver Wire
- Lowrie and Ransom: Shortstop Waiver Wire
- Mike Aviles: Exceeding Expectations
- Shortstops: Surprises and Disappointments
- Moral Quandary: Can Erik Buy a Blue Jays Hat?
Editor at DRaysBay, contributor to RotoGraphs, and bearded gentleman Erik Hahmann has a tough question in these even tougher times: is he -- as someone who (a) cares about the Tampa Bay Rays
- Waiver Wire: Luke Scott and Jose Altuve
- Adam LaRoche: Waiver Wire Addition
- Shortstop Tiers: Breaking Them Down
- Shortstop News: Stephen Drew and Mike Aviles
- Cards at Second: Daniel Descalso to the Rescue?
- Shortstop Position Battle: Atlanta Braves
- Ottoneu Trade: Maybin for Prado, Who Won?
- Reader Mock Draft: Shortstop ADP Analysis
- Shortstops: ADP's Up In Here
- Marco Scutaro: Colorado Bound
- Seth Smith Heads West
- Injury Update: Nick Markakis
- Atlanta's Shortstop Problem
- Jed Lowrie Heads West
- Mocking the Shortstops
- Rafael Furcal Rejoins Cardinals
- Gamble on Erik Bedard
that a pseudonym for "Expensive Ronny Cedeno?" The Erik Bedard signing seems fit for ridicule, too. Looks like Charlie Morton will have a rehab buddy.
But that last one's not really fair. Pittsburgh
- Jose Reyes Lands In Miami
- Iannetta, Hernandez: Catchers On The Move
- Jaso, Lobaton and Molina: American League Catching Changes
- Clint Barmes Walks The Plank
- Aaron Hill: Desert Mirage?
- Hanley Ramirez: Keeper Conundrum
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: Tier Four
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: Tier Three
- Erik Bedard is Back
You can definitely call it a comeback. After three extremely injury-riddled seasons, Erik Bedard finally stayed relatively healthy in 2011. While he only threw 129.1 innings, Bedard managed to start
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: Second Tier
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: First Tier
- Jose Reyes: A Look to Next Year
- Surprises and Disappointments: Shortstops
- Shoppach and Peralta: Pick Six Values
- Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
- Pomeranz and Dickey: Streaming Friday Starters
- Bourgeois, Revere, Campana: Streaming Steals
- Zobrist, Mauer, Rodriguez: 2012 Multi-Positional Players
- Reynolds, Gordon, Cuddyer: 2012 Multi-positional Players
- Nelson Cruz Replacements: Waiver Wire
- James Loney: First Basemen Gone Mad
- Troy Tulowitzki and Derek Jeter: Superheros
- Ryan Lavarnway: Welcome to the Show
- Ryan Raburn: Second Half Stud
- No, Really, Add Yuniesky Betancourt
- Johnny Giavotella: Called Up
- Brett Lawrie: Now in the Majors, Eh?
- Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn: Trade Deadline Movers
- Todd Helton: Waiver Wire
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers
- The Criminally Underappreciated: J.J. Hardy
- Promoted: Mike Trout
- Updated Shortstop Rankings - July
- Emergency Closers: Antonio Bastardo and Javy Guerra
- Waiver Wire: Appreciating Scott Baker
- Jhonny Peralta: Welcome Back
- Bearish on Matt Joyce
- Shortstops: An Update On Futility
- Johnny Damon: Waiver Wire
- Brent Lillibridge: Deep League Waiver Wire
- Asdrubal Cabrera: I Believe In You
- Nick Blackburn and Jon Jay: Waiver Wire
- John Axford & Brandon League: Buy Low Candidates
- Josh Tomlin and Phil Humber: Ownership Quandries
- Matt Joyce is a Choice Bargain?
- Joel Pineiro and Rick Porcello: Waiver Wire
- Adam Lind: What's The Deal With That Guy?
- Updated Shortstop Rankings
- Derek Lowe: Sell High Candidate
- Chris Coghlan: Waiver Wire
- Ryan Madson: Closing Once Again
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Lowrie, Izturis, Rollins, Jeter
- Closers Update: Joe Nathan and Ryan Franklin
- AL Injury Updates: Peavy, Sizemore, Bailey
- Shortstops: Early Season Additions
- Waiver Wire: Longoria Replacements
- Random Thoughts on Shortstops
- Waiver Wire: Silva Cut, Morgan Traded
- The Ugly Truth: Shortstops After Ramirez and Tulowitzki
- AL Sophomore Starters: Davis and Matusz
- NL SP: Old Faces In New Places
- NL OF: Speedsters
- Closer Openings: Seattle and Tampa Bay
- 2011 Player Rankings: Shortstops
- $1 Second Basemen: Rodriguez, Espinosa, Hill
- Old Faces in New Places: Beltre and Reynolds
- Position Battles: First Base For the Rays
- $1 Catchers: Shoppach and Torrealba
- Erik Hahmann Is Covering Hell Out Of Winter Meetings
There's no official contest for best coverage of basball's Winter Meetings, but if there were Erik Hahmann of DRaysBay would currently be winning it.
Regard, Exhibit One:
- Blinking Bourjos (with Erik Manning)
This past March, consummate Midwesterner (and contributor to like seven different websites) Erik Manning celebrated prospect Peter Bourjos via both the written and spoken word.
By his own
- What Should the Pirates Do at #2?
- Is Bryce Harper Worth the Money?
- A Reality Check From the Draft Hype
- National Soft-Tosser Association
- Fun with Shutdowns and Meltdowns
- Adam LaRoche and His Desert Walking Shoes
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - White Sox
- Taking the Next Step: Peter Bourjos
- The Cardinals Weak Spot?
- Frank Wren Likes Lottery Tickets
- Nationals Sign Jason Marquis
- What are the Cubs Doing?
- Rule 5 Recap
- LaTroy Hawkins a Brewer
- Wolf Signs with Milwaukee
- Low-Hanging Fruit: Ryan Church
- Cardinals are Penny Wise
- The Market for Mark DeRosa
- Mariners Sign Figgins
- Braves Sign Saito, Insert Old Jokes Here
- The Reds' Bright Spot
- Running the Bases - Part 3: The Laggards
- Running the Bases - Part 2
- Running the Bases - Part 1
- NLDS Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
- The Tale of Three Overpaid Closers
- They Call Him Boog
- The Life of Brian's Fastball Part 2
- The Life of Brian's Fastball
- Fun with zMLE
- A Dose of Reality for Prospect Watchers
- Define Pretty Good
- Give Chase His Due
- Desmond Jennings is Good at Baseball
- Atlanta's Embarrassment of Pitching Riches
- Geovany Soto's Sophomore Jinx
- Other Fish
- Damon's New Digs
- Harden Claimed
- Wild Marmol
- Revisiting the Lidge Trade
- Happ-y Go Lucky?
- The Great Smoltz Debate Rages On
- Are First Round Draft Picks Overpaid?
- The Reinvention of Barry Zito
- Rangers Get Pudge
- Wakefield's Heir?
- A Holliday Surprise
- Erik Bedard's Torn Labrum
Bill Bavasi, the gift that keeps on giving. I will spare you the second line to that reference.
Today, it shines through truer than yesterday as the exploratory surgery on Erik Bedard's shoulder
- Dallas Defies Doubters
- Valuing the Harangutan
- The Evolution of Scott Feldman
- White Sox Steal Rios
- It's Curtains for the Giambino
- Carl Pavano to the Twins
- Resurgent Rox
- Brian Matusz Debuts
- Neftali Oh My
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
- Rolen to Cincy
- Getting Nothing Dunn
- Reds Add Wlad
- Delicate Genius
- No, Really? Arroyo?
- More Than Just Throw-ins
- Holliday Time in St. Louis?
- Manny's Hollywood Moment
- Turning Two
- Breaking Up the Band
- The Felipe Lopez Trade
- The Glaus Question
- Erik Kratz, the All-Star
Erik Kratz is not a household name. Even if you follow Minor League Baseball on a regular basis you've probably never heard of him. He's never been at the top of the prospect lists for either
- Who Are You, Randy Wells?
- All-Star Game Thoughts
- Weekend Transaction Roundup
- A Long Hitting Streak Does Not a Prospect One Make
- The Blue Jays dump B.J. Ryan
- The Tony Pena-Brandon Allen Trade
- All About the Franklins
- Marquis de Blah
- Montero the Man Child
- Andy Marte is Not Dead
- The Quad-A All-Star Lineup
- No Really, Brandon Inge Should Be Your Tiger
- The Mark DeRosa Trade
- What's Wrong with Rollins?
- In Defense of Tony Sanchez
- What's Eating Max Ramirez?
- Colby Jack
- Erik Bedard's Future in Seattle... or?
with Erik Bedard's future might or might not be. It is a fascinating case study for what was perhaps the best pitcher in the American League in 2007.
For the purposes of brevity, I am going to assume
- Erik Bedard's Labrum
Well, that's that. With the news now official that Erik Bedard has a tear in his labrum the book on his 2008 and perhaps even his Mariner career is closed.
The result of a protracted three month