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We are living in the Age of Information and it's important to use all of the information available to us to make the most educated decisions possible. Here is a list of some of the best resources for fantasy baseball players.

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We live in a world in which every piece of information available is literally at our fingertips. The internet has changed the world like nothing before it and fantasy baseball is no exception. Fantasy baseball players have access to stats, scores, rankings, news, injury updates and so much more. The click of a few buttons can get you on the field, inside the clubhouse or even into the front office. With so much information it's easy to fall victim to information overload. There is one source of information that remains the most accurate, in-depth and current with regard to baseball - local newspapers. The era of printed literature may be coming to an end but almost every newspaper is now available to people across the globe. Thanks to the internet, fantasy baseball players are able to keep up with beat writers that follow teams intimately and update the world about the goings-on in the clubhouse. This is a valuable weapon since no one knows these teams better or is more current with news.

Here is a look at the best (in my opinion) newspapers and writers that follow each team:

Arizona Diamondbacks

Newspaper: Arizona Republic

Writer: Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro)

Atlanta Braves

Newspaper: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Writer: David O'Brien (@ajcbraves)

Baltimore Orioles

Newspaper: Baltimore Sun

Writers: Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard); Steve Melewski (@masnSteve); Roch Kubatko (masnRoch); Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun)

Boston Red Sox

Newspapers: The Boston Globe*; The Boston Herald

Writers: Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe); Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber); Tim Britton (@TimBritton); Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp); Gordon Edes (@Gordon Edes); Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo)

*Requires a subscription

Chicago Cubs

Newspapers: The Chicago Tribune; Chicago Sun-Times

Writers: Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat); Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan); Phil Rogers (@ChiTribRogers)

Chicago White Sox

Newspapers: The Chicago Tribune; Chicago Sun-Times

Writers: Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales); Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan); Phil Rogers (@ChiTribRogers)

Cincinnati Reds

Newspaper: Cincinnati Enquirer

Writer: John Fay (@johnfayman)

Cleveland Indians

Newspaper: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Writers: Paul Hoynes (@hoynsie); Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian)

Colorado Rockies

Newspaper: The Denver Post

Writer: Troy Renck (@TroyRenck)

Detroit Tigers

Newspaper: Detroit News

Writers: Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984); Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage)

Houston Astros

Newspaper: Houston Chronicle

Writers: Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart); Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros)

Kansas City Royals

Newspaper: Kansas City Star

Writer: Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Newspaper: LA Times

Writers: Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez); Mike DiGivoanna (@MikeDiGiovanna)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Newspaper: LA Times

Writers: Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez); Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck); Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr)

Miami Marlins

Newspapers: Sun Sentinel; Miami Herald

Writer: Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat)

Milwaukee Brewers

Newspaper: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Writer: Tom Hudricourt (@hudricourt)

Minnesota Twins

Newspaper: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Writer: LaVelle Neal (@LaVelleNeal); Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman)

New York Mets

Newspapers: New York Daily News; New York Post

Writers: Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN); Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN)

New York Yankees

Newspapers: New York Daily News; New York Post

Writers: Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN); Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN)

Oakland Athletics

Newspaper: San Francisco Chronicle

Writers: Jane Lee (@JaneMLB); Susan Slusser (@susanslusser); John Shea (@JohnSheaHey)

Philadelphia Phillies

Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer

Writers: Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN); Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki)

Pittsburgh Pirates

Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Writer: Michael Sanserino (@msanserino)

St. Louis Cardinals

Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Writer: Derrick Goold (@dgoold)

San Diego Padres

Newspaper: San Diego Union Tribune

Writer: Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres)

San Francisco Giants

Newspaper: San Francisco Chronicle

Writers: John Shea (@JohnSheaHey); Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)

Seattle Mariners

Newspaper: The Seattle Times

Writers: Geoff Baker (@gbakermariners); Larry Stone (@StoneLarry)

Tampa Bay Rays

Newspaper: Tampa Bay Times; Tampa Tribue

Writers: Mark Topkin (@TBTime_Rays); Roger Mooney (@RMooneyTBO)

Texas Rangers

Newspaper: Dallas Morning News

Writers: Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant); TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger)

Toronto Blue Jays

Newspaper: Toronto Sun; Toronto Star

Writers: Bob Elliott (@elliottbaseball); Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB)

Washington Nationals

Newspaper: Washington Post

Writers: Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP); Dan Kolko (@masnKolko)

**Also be sure to check out all of the great blogs on SBNation that are devoted to each team.