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The OFP Report: M’s, Jackson Struggle, Player Of the Week

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson talk Mariners fans off the ledge, plus thoughts on Austin Jackson’s issues at the plate, when to start worrying about the club’s early failures and The OFP Report’s Player of the Week.

1090 The Fan–04/18/2015

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Time To Grab Some New Studs Before Anyone Else In Your Fantasy League Does

It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.

04/18/2015

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30 Players: Panik Hopes To Follow Up Strong Rookie Year For Giants

A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season — not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San Francisco earn its third World Series championship in the past five years.

04/16/2015

Taijuan Walker's struggles early in 2015 are due to poor command. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Taijuan Walker’s Early Struggles

Thursday on The Steve Sandmeyer Show we discussed the struggles of Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker, who failed to go starter length in Wednesday night’s game versus the Dodgers in Los Angeles. As occurred in […]

1090 The Fan–04/16/2015

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30 Players: Prospect Butler Looking To Prove He Belongs With Rockies

Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.

04/15/2015

at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 12, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Top 5 Catches From MLB’s First Week

Baseball season officially opened last week and already we’ve had a plethora of ridiculous defensive plays. Recency bias will always mean that we think these plays will be the best of the year, but we’ll more than likely forget them in a couple months.

04/15/2015

Iwakuma gets the nod Tueday in Los Angeles looking to bounce back.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Scouting Hisashi Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma is looking to bounce back from a sub par outing last week.

1090 The Fan–04/14/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Pace Of Play Rules Working Early

With the pageantry and tradition of Opening Day, America’s pastime is officially back.

04/14/2015

Jason Grilli #39 of the Atlanta Braves. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.

04/11/2015

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30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres

So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

04/10/2015

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