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Fantasy Baseball 2011: Hitting The Links

Let's take a look at Wednesday's fantasy links of interest:

For those of you who may have missed it, SB Nation has rolled out their new baseball hub called Baseball Nation, where you can read the thoughts of all of SB Nations baseball bloggers in one spot. I check it out everyday.

John Sickels writes about Blue Jays pitching prospect Kyle Drabek in his daily Prospect of the Day over at Baseball Nation and Minor League Ball.

Mike Diaz from Rotohardball offers his thoughts on Michael Pineda & Andrew Cashner who he says are young guns with impressive 2011 debuts for their respective clubs. 

Rotohardball's Michael Barr breaks down some closer battles in his 9th Inning Status Report - Who Is Closing? How long before Jim Riggleman returns Drew Storen to the closer role in Washington? He is very close to making Wilson Ramos his everyday catcher.

Fangraphs' recent ottoneu Experts League Draft Results from last Thursday night. It's a keeper league, and I was invited to participate at the last minute, but had another draft that night. It looks like a league I would have had alot of fun with. Take a look as minor leaguers were bid on as well.

More fantasy links after the jump:

Fangraphs' Mike Axisa breaks down which closers' stocks are up and which are down in the early going. Everyone seems down on Broxton, so is it time to buy low on him?

Fangraphs Steve Slowinski tells you why you should be using Shutdowns and Meltdowns more than you have to date. I'm convinced.

Ray Flowers of SiriusXM radio and Baseball Guys offers some thoughts on Alex Gordon and Howie Kendrick, among others.

Let's Go Tribe discusses the drop in attendance at Prorgessive Park thiss season. I think the cold weather might be a big reason. Have Fake Team readers seen a drop in attendance at games they have attended this season? I attended the Phils-Astros game last Saturday and they had 45.000+ in the park. And McFaddens was packed 2 hours before the game, and there went plenty of people a baseball game!!!

Royals Review's Will McDonald asks "What is wrong with Joakim Soria?" He cites drastic drops in his swinging strike rates and strikeouts so far this season. This bears watching.

SB Nation's Rob Neyer touches on Fangraphs new middle reliever stats called Shutdowns and Meltdowns. Something to track this season, and maybe we can use to predict who will get the next save opportunities this season.