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This week in fantasy baseball

August 11, 2005

Good news for Sidney Ponson owners, if there are any out there – Sir Sidney is on the disabled list.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    August 4, 2005

    Unless you belong to a league with a stricter steroids policy than Major League Baseball's – something to consider for those who think the 10-day suspension is a weak slap on a chemically-enhanced wrist – then Monday's bombshell was a mere blip on your roto radar.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    July 21, 2005

    Depending on what you read and who you listen to, the Orioles either will or will not acquire pitcher A.J. Burnett from the Marlins, and the trade will happen very soon, next week or not at all.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    July 14, 2005

    Turns out a couple of starts was actually a couple of months, but what's a few weeks among friends, right?

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    June 23, 2005

    The injury news – good and bad – keeps piling up for the Orioles with Luis Matos back in the lineup, Javy Lopez close to returning, B.J. Surhoff going on the DL and Melvin Mora out for more than a few days with a hamstring injury.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    June 16, 2005

    There has been a steady parade of players coming up from the minors to join the Orioles in the past month – Jeff Fiorentino, Ramon Nivar and Napoleon Calzado, to name a few. None of them warranted more than a passing fantasy interest.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    June 9, 2005

    And the player to be named much later in the Jason Grimsley-for-Denny Bautista is … Eli Marrero. Thank you, Kansas City.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    June 2, 2005

    It wasn't all injuries and bullpen blues for the Orioles this past week, as fans and fantasy owners got their first glimpse of top pitching prospect Hayden Penn.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    May 26, 2005

    Sal Fasano didn't even get to unpack his bags.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    May 19, 2005

    First off, an apology.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    May 12, 2005

    Another bad break for Luis Matos could lead to a major shakeup in the O's outfield, but it doesn't have to. With Matos expected to miss six weeks, the Orioles could opt to trade for a center fielder, with Colorado's Preston Wilson or Mike Cameron of the New York Mets among the possible targets. But those are both highly unlikely scenarios, in part because both Wilson ($12.5 million in 2005) and Cameron ($7.3 million) come with hefty price tags.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    May 5, 2005

    Barry Bonds is going to get his share of All-Star votes, but he won't get any from me.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    April 28, 2005

    Before I get into this week's column, I'm taking a minute to fill out an All-Star ballot at mlb.com, with some interesting results.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    April 21, 2005

    In need of speed? It's out there, if you know where to look.

  • This week in fantasy baseball

    April 14, 2005

    In 2003, Toronto's Roy Halladay went 0-2 with an ERA over 5.00 in his first five starts. He finished 22-7 that season and won the AL Cy Young Award.

  • This week at fantasy baseball

    April 8, 2005

    Editor's note: On Fridays, Baltimoresun.com will run a weekly column focusing on fantasy baseball during the regular season. Here's an early look at this week's debut column.

  • Season's end forces a look ahead to 2005

    December 29, 2004

    This is a week awash in returned gifts and 50-percent off sales, so I figured I'd try to offer something fresh, not picked over.

  • Fantasy owners return to 'fanland' after playoff exit

    December 23, 2004

    For those who made an early exit from the fantasy football playoffs, Sunday's schedule played like a visit from the Ghost of Football Past.

  • Bad teams make good on Monday night

    December 16, 2004

    It was closing in on 1 a.m. EST Tuesday – long after the clock had struck midnight on my season – when Tennessee's hook-and-lateral gone wrong turned into a gift-wrapped touchdown for Kansas City's Kawika Mitchell.

  • It's amazing what questions you get when you just ask

    December 8, 2004

    Sometimes, as I'm kicking back and watching the 'The Amazing Race,' I can't help but think: Wow, this really is an amazing race.

  • Pondering the postseason possibilities

    December 2, 2004

    Say so long to Martin Gramatica, Tom Brokaw, that amazing Jeopardy guy, Ken Jennings, and the turkey-induced Thanksgiving semi-coma.

  • A recipe for success: Working the wire

    November 25, 2004

    Every year, he shows up on draft day with a thick stack of rankings, notes and $8 preseason preview magazines.

  • Tired of twins, in need of wins

    November 18, 2004

    I'm going to come clean – I've had enough of these twins.

  • Those breezes you feel are trade winds

    November 11, 2004

    Things are beginning to get a little tense in fantasy world.

  • The good, bad and ugly

    November 4, 2004

    It was a fine week for bad football.

  • Postseason pause for a midseason report

    October 28, 2004

    There's fantasy football chatter coming up, I promise. But I've got baseball on the brain.

  • Confused and amused by wild Week 5

    October 14, 2004

    You know it's going to be a strange week when your first-round pick (Clinton Portis? Ahman Green?) gets one-upped by a guy named Artose or Mewelde.

  • Just another manic Monday night

    September 30, 2004

    These Monday nighters are killing me.

  • Strains, sprains and a few bad breaks

    September 23, 2004

    It's still early, but Deuce McAllister has to be the overwhelming favorite for the biggest fantasy flop of 2004.

  • Week 1 provides a blast from the past

    September 16, 2004

    Editor's Note: This fantasy football column will appear Thursdays on the Web site throughout the NFL regular season.

Burger King's move to Canada [Poll]

Does Burger King, a classic American chain, deserve recent criticism that it's being unpatriotic by planning to move its headquarters -- and therefore its tax jurisdiction -- to Canada, after purchasing that country's Tim Horton's Inc.?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

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