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The Last One, Puig Your Cincy Friend, Thank You to Everyone.

Al Melchior discussed the blockbuster trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Alex Wood to the Reds. Al also talks about what the trade means to each team. Al also discussed another 3 team trade that involved the Rays, Rangers, and Athletics. In that trade the Athletics acquired Jurickson Profar and names a list of other moves. Al mentions that this is the last show and shares of his plans for 2019\. Lastly, Al shares his appreciation to those that helped make this show happen and...


R.I. P. Lawr Michaels, Astros Bring Brantley On Board, Realmuto Next?, Looking Back at Winter Meetings, Free Agent Signings.

Al Melchior shows and pays his respects and pays tribute to Lawr Michaels that recently passed away. Al also talks about the signing of Michael Brantley to the Astros and shared that Houston is also interested in getting J.T. Realmuto. Al also makes mention of other free agent signings in the league. Al also discussed the MLB Winter Meetings that he attended and shared of other possible trades and signings that involve big names. Lastly, Al makes mention of players with new playing...


The Nats Not Standing Pat, Ban the Shift?, Free Agent Signings and Trades

Al Melchior discussed the Washington Nationals' signing of Patrick Corbin to a 6 year $140 million and how his signing helps to solidify the starting rotation. He also talked about the Mets' acquisition of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners and explored how it improves the Mets' hitting and bullpen. He also discussed other trade scenarios and names players and their potential destinations. Lastly, Al discusses banning the shift and how it has dropped batting averages as teams...


A Maple Grows in the Bronx, Free Agents Signings, Trades are Being Made.

Al Melchior discussed the trade of James Paxton to the Yankees and talked about other trade rumors involving Jean Segura and Mike Leake for Wil Myers. He also talked about the Nationals acquisition of Kurt Suzuki, while C.J. Cron was claimed off the waivers by Minnesota. Al also discussed Kenley Jansen having heart surger and should be ready for spring training. He makes mention of Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann signing with the Braves. Lastly, Al talks about the best round to draft a...


Correa, Sanchez to Have Surgery, Talking Hot Stove and Arkells with Nick Dika, Awards, AFL Update.

Al Melchior talked about Carlos Correa having surgery to repair a deviated septum. Gary Sanchez had shoulder surgery on his left shoulder and may be ready for spring training. Al also makes mention that Acuna Ohtani wins the Rookie of the Year award with Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker both winning Manager of the Year awards. He also gives a update from the Arizona Fall League and mentions that the championship game will be played on Saturday. Lastly, Al talks with Nick Dika from the band...


Who Replaces McCullers, Free Agency Talk with Brandon Warne from Zone Coverage

On this episode of Fantasy Baseball Hour, Al is joined by Brandon Warne to talk MLB free agency climate. They breakdown the Mariners winter and how they may be considering a full-fledge teardown of their roster this winter, appearing to be very active in the trade market. They also cover Lance McCullers Tommy John injury, the Dave Roberts 4-year extension as manager of the Dodgers, and give their prediction of next year's Top 10 players. Lastly, they two go deep into the MLB free agency...


Free Agency Is Upon Us, Walk-Rate Breakouts

Al Melchior discussed the free agency signing of Trevor Rosenthal to help anchor the National bullpen. Al also makes mention that David Price will not opt out of his contract and will remain with the Boston Red Sox. Al also talked about Bryce Harper who happens to already has a deal "completed and done" with a team according to his agent. Lastly, Al names players to have had a walk-rate breakout season and reveals who to target in early rounds in 2019 fantasy drafts. #fntsy...


A Big Big Signing, World Series Storylines, Is Rafael Devers Clutch?, Brian Dozier a Viable Leadoff Hitter?.

Al Melchior discussed the signings of Victor Victor Mesa (5.25M) and Victor Mesa, Jr ($1) to the Miami Marlins. He also discussed how they fit into their plans for the future. He also weighs on Tampa Bay looking to complete a deal for Sandy Gaston, a hard throwing 16 year old, from Cuba. Al also discusses the issues with Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale not lasting for more than 4 innings and discussed key moments in Game 1 of the World Series. Al also gives insight on Rafael Devers, after...


Freddy was Ready, AFL Standouts, Tim Heaney tell us how to he dominated Tout Wars.

Al Melchior and guest Tim Heaney discussed Nathan Eovaldi and his performance for the Red Sox this postseason. They also talked about Chris Sale joining the team after his release from the hospital with stomach issues. They made mention that Didi Gregorius will have Tommy John surgery and Gleyber Torres will shift to shortstop in his absence. They mention some standout players in the Arizona Fall League and break down why they should be targeted in drafts in 2019\. Lastly, Tim Heaney...


No Surgery for Bryant, Will there be a discounted Price in 2019?, Reviewing draft storylines.

Al Melchior discusses Kris Bryant not seeking surgery for his shoulder and instead will rehab it during the off season. Al mentions to be cautious with drafting him. Buck Showalter and Paul Molitor will not be coming back to manage their respective teams. Al also give insight on why David Price is not worth drafting in the top 25 for 2019\. Lastly, Al reveals players such as Aaron Judge, Matt Olson, Rhys Hoskins, Giancarlo Stanton, and Craig Kimbrel to target in the early rounds. #fntsy...


Wrapping Up 2018, Most Notable Players of 2018

Al Melchior and Matt Modica discussed the remaining games on the schedule before entering the postseason. They also discussed injury updates to Kris Bryant, who will be batting sixth and playing left field against St. Louis. Al also made mention of the most notable players of 2018, and named Khris Davis as his favorite player of 2018\. Lastly, they discussed the deep sleeper of 2019 in Jaime Barria, who should be owned in all formats going into next season. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork...


Correa is back, Is Didi next?, He is Kohl as Ice, Weekend Sleepers!

Al Melchior made mention that Carlos Correa will be returning to the lineup and will DH today. With Didi Gregorius taking grounders he should be returning soon as well. Al also breaks down Kohl Stewart's start after he went six innings with no runs and five strikeouts. Al shares his sleeper picks for the weekend in Quality Start formats. Lastly, Max Scherzer reached a 300 K season and he also talked about some MLB injury updates. Also, there will be no shows next week. #fntsy...


Final Start/Sit Dilemmas, His name is Ryu and his changeup dances from his hand.

Al Melchior discussed some final starts of pitchers before the postseason starts. He also discussed MLB injury updates, such as Trevor Story taking batting practice and Didi Gregorius being ruled out for the rest of the season. He also talked about James Paxton returning to the mound tonight and breaks down how he well he will pitch. Lastly, he talked about the performance of Hyun-Jin Ryu—six innings, no runs, eight strikeouts—and how his changeup has been a part of that success. #fntsy...


Schwarber Back, Abreu taking his time, Stewarts KC Masterpiece

Al Melchior talked about the return of Kyle Schwarber and the difference his presence is in the lineup. Al also discussed not timetable for return of Jose Abreu after his release from the hospital for a thigh infection. He also talked about the power of Christin Stewart after he propelled the Tigers to victory over the Kansas City. Lastly, Al discussed two start pitchers to be on the lookout for at this time and potentially for next year as well. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #tigers...


Not End of Story, Early Final Weeks Thoughts, Can these pitchers win you a championship?, MLB injuries update.

Al Melchior discussed Trevor Story's MRI results, which found no structural damage in his elbow. He may return to action in a few days. Al also named Mike Montgomery Greg Holland, and Wade LeBlanc as pitchers that can help you win a championship. He also gave injury updates on Jose Abreu (infection) and Brandon Morrow (out for season). Al also talked about some final games to watch that could impact the Wild Card race. Lastly, Aaron Judge was activated and went 0-4 with a strikeout. #fntsy...


Will Judge, Justus prevail in the Bronx, Waino no longer on the wane?

Al Melchior discussed the status of Aaron Judge and Aroldis Chapman and their possible returns in time for the Boston series. Al also discussed the promotion of Justus Sheffield and who would pitch from the bullpen. Al also explored Adam Wainwright's last start, where he went 6 innings with 9 K's and no runs. Lastly, Al discussed injuries to Jose Urena (hand cramp), Tyler Skaggs (groin) and Michael Fulmer (knee) and their respective possible returns to action. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork...


Only an injury can Strop him, Two start pitchers, and MLB standouts

Al Melchior talked MLB injury updates and possible returns for Brandon Morrow and Pedro Strop. He also discussed planned retirements for Joe Mauer and David Wright, who will start in the Mets final homestand. Al gave insight on Jon Gray and Jordan Zimmerman as two start pitchers to avoid and named Joe Musgrove and Wade Miley as must starts. Lastly, he made mention of Chris Taylor, Jake Cave, and Spencer Kieboom as standouts to be on the lookout for. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #joemauer...


Hard to Judge return date, A full game for Folty, MLB injury updates

Al Melchior gave his thoughts on Marcus Stroman, Maikel Franco, Lance McCullers and Jean Segura and their respective possible returns. He also gave his thoughts on Sean Manaea missing the 2019 after having shoulder surgery and gave insight on Aaron Judge who had batting practice this week. Lastly, Mike Foltynewicz pitched a six-hit, one-run and complete game and a opportune time. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #mlbinjuries #aaronjudge #jeansegura #lancemccullers #marcusstroman #maikelfranco


Safe to start Thor? Nick Pollack opines on some pitchers

Al Melchior and guest Nick Pollack of RotoGraphs and PitcherList weighed in on whether you should start Noah Syndergaard after learning that his x-rays were negative. They also answered lineup questions from Twitter and talked about who is worth starting. They also explored MLB injuries on Randal Grichuk and Aaron Judge. Lastly, they discussed the article written by Nick Pollack about Wade Miley and what to expect from him moving forward. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #wademiley #aaronjudge...


Ohtani to have TJ, could still DH? Auspicious start for Mejia

Al Melchior gave insight on Shohei Ohtani after he was recommended for Tommy John surgery, though he can still DH full time next season. He also gave his thoughts on Andrew Miller and Sean Doolittle, who should be ready to return to action next week. Al also discussed Clint Frazier, who is likely to miss the remainder of the season. Lastly, Francisco Mejia has been hot since his call up and should be able to finish the season strong. #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTSNETWORK #MEJIA #CLINTFRAZIER...