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Alex Kantecki

  • joined Aug 28, 2012
  • last login Jul 06, 2014
  • posts 183
  • comments 362

Alex is a fantasy baseball writer at Fake Teams. He's a Cubs fan to a fault. Poke him on Twitter at @rotodealer.

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  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NFL Chicago Bears
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Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, the newest Twins

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The Minnesota Twins added a pair of starting pitchers to the mix for 2014, signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to multi-year deals. What does it mean for their fantasy values?

Alfonso Soriano Deserves Some of Your Turkey Today

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In 2013, Alfonso Soriano hit 30 home runs and collected 100 RBIs for the second consecutive season. Can the oldie-but-goodie outfielder make it three in a row in 2014?

Fantasy Top 5 for 2014: Washington Nationals

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Alex Kantecki looks into the future with the top-five Washington Nationals in 2014 fantasy baseball leagues.

Peter Bourjos: Angel in the Cardinals' outfield

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Alex Kantecki discusses the fantasy impact of the trade that sent outfielder Peter Bourjos from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Padres sign Josh Johnson for one-year, $8 million

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The San Diego Padres have agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with free-agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson. Fake Teams breaks down the fantasy implications.

The Fantasy Top 5 for 2014: Chicago White Sox

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Alex Kantecki highlights the top-five fantasy options on the Chicago White Sox in 2014.

Phillies sign Byrd to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with outfielder Marlon Byrd. Fake Teams breaks down the fantasy implications.

MLB Trade Rumors: Max Scherzer to the Nationals?

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Alex Kantecki looks at the likelihood of the Tigers trading right-hander Max Scherzer, and the possible fantasy fallout.

Fantasy Top 5 Tampa Bay Rays for 2014

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Alex Kantecki offers his ranks for the top-five fantasy players in Tampa Bay next season.

Jon Lester: Postseason Hero and/or Fantasy Ace?

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Alex Kantecki looks at the postseason heroics of Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester.

Defending Jacoby Ellsbury

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Alex Kantecki defends his top-10 ranking of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

Max Scherzer Is Awesome: Now What?

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Alex Kantecki reviews the season of Tigers' right-hander Max Scherzer and looks ahead to 2014.

Here Comes (The) Sonny Gray, Athletics' Ace

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Alex Kantecki looks at the emergence of Oakland Athletics rookie right-hander Sonny Gray.

My Super Early Top 10 for 2014

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Alex Kantecki looks to the future with his way-too-early top 10 for 2014.

When Bold Meets Stupid: Another Review

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Alex Kantecki reviews his 10 bold predictions from March.

Risers and Fallers: Week 25

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 25, including Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko and Giants first baseman Brandon Belt.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 25

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 25 and recommends a few worth using, including Marco Estrada, Tanner Roark, Jose Quintana and Garrett Richards.

Risers and Fallers: Week 24

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 24, including Wilson Ramos and Kole Calhoun.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 24

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 24 and recommends a few worth using, including Andrew Cashner, Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir.

Risers and Fallers: Week 23

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 23, including Matt Adams and Corey Kluber.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 23

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 23 and recommends a few worth using, including Dillon Gee, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jhoulys Chacin and Andrew Cashner.

Risers and Fallers: Week 22

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 22, including Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 22 (Sep. 2-8)

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 22 and recommends a few worth using, including Ian Kennedy, Jose Quintana, Erasmo Ramirez and Danny Duffy.

Risers and Fallers: Week 21

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 21, including Matt Dominguez and Wilson Ramos.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 21

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 21 and recommends a few worth using, including Jonathan Niese, Tyson Ross and Jarred Cosart.

Risers and Fallers: Week 20

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 20, including Nolan Arenado and Chris Carter.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 20

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 20 and recommends a few worth using, including Rick Porcello, Dillon Gee, Andrew Cashner and Jacob Turner.

Risers and Fallers: Week 19

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 19, including Brian Dozier and Justin Maxwell.

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 19 (Aug. 12-18)

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Alex Kantecki ranks the two-start pitchers for Week 19 and recommends a few worth using, including Danny Salazar, Eric Stults, Jenrry Mejia and Garrett Richards.

Risers and Fallers: Week 18

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Alex Kantecki identifies a pair of risers and fallers for Week 18, including Mike Moustakas and Russell Martin.

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