Derek Nadeau breaks down the biggest surprises (and disappointments) from the first half of the 2016 Fantasy Baseball season.
Jose Reyes is back in Queens, and boy does that pull the ol’ heartstrings.
The Yankees may have won, but Joe Girardi coaching scared does not bode well for the Yankees in the long run.
With basically the same roster as last year give or take, A-Rod and Co. will look to continue defying Father Time and return to the postseason.
The ‘Mazing Mets fell just short in 2015, but with a full year of the best rotation in baseball, New York looks primed to make a run at another NL crown.
Arguably the biggest disappointment in 2015, MVP Bryce Harper and the Nationals will be hungry to get back atop the NL East standings in 2016.
Coming off of back-to-back last place finishes in the AL East, Boston looks to climb its way to the top in David Ortiz’s farewell season.
The Braves enter 2016 in full blown rebuild mode. It’s gonna be a tough year for the ATL.
The Blue Jays mashed their way to their first postseason since 1993 last year. With their line-up intact, don’t expect that to change in 2016.
Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton lead the Marlins in 2016 as they look to fight for a wild card spot.
They may not have much in the way of starting pitching, but these O’s are going to do quite a bit of hitting in 2016.
The Phillies have been bad, and probably will be again in 2016, but with a good core of youngsters, there may be hope moving forward in Philly.
The Champions of Baseball enter 2016 with Alex Gordon and a great chance to go for their 3rd straight AL crown.
Death, Taxes, and St. Louis winning 85+ games. But with the Cubs and Pirates loaded up, the Cards consistency will be tested in 2016.
Can this be the year… seriously… can this be the year?!?
The Twins may be in for a long 2016, but with a great core of youth the future is bright in the Twin Cities.
With arguably the most talented outfield in the game, the Pirates hope to return to the postseason for the 5th straight year.
With a revamped bullpen, a new ace, and the slugging Justin Upton, the Tigers look to get back to the postseason in 2016.
Another season, another transition year for the Brew Crew as they try to scrape and claw their way up the NL Central ranks.
For one postseason, Daniel Murphy was a Mets hero. Now he is a member of the Nationals… and that is a shame.
With the best pitching staff in the American League, the Indians’ lack of offense could be the downfall for the Tribe’s 2016 season.
The fire sale began in Cincy last season. Now with their All-Star Closer and Third Baseman elsewhere, the Reds are looking past 2016.
Future superstar shortstop Carlos Correa will look to lead the young Astros back to the playoffs in his first full season.
What could make a man walk away from $12 million? His son.
Championships in 2010, 2012, & 2014… can the Giants continue their even championship winning ways in 2016?
The Rangers with a great 1-2 punch atop their rotation and a lineup that should hit the cover off the ball, will have their sites set on a championship in 2016.
After last year’s huge free agency failure, the Padres hit the reset button in 2016.
The biggest question about the Rockies this year will be when and to whom will they trade Carlos Gonzalez. Other then that… there isn’t much to expect from Coors field besides some Home Runs.
The Halos struggled to score last year, and after making no big changes to their lineup, that trend should continue in 2016.
With the biggest payroll in the game, the Dodgers will continue to be the favorites in the NL West… but can they actually turn that into a World Series run?