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Last week, I announced that we were finally starting up a publication for Publishing Well. It was a long time coming, and I’m thrilled to finally get things started. I’ve been thinking about this for over a year, and I spent the last few weeks outlining my vision for the publication. Or at least what I thought my vision was.

To those who missed it, here is the original announcement:

I received some great feedback, both publicly and privately. To everyone who reached out, thank you very much. …

I’ve been on Medium since the beginning. Now, it’s time to get started.

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Technically, I’ve been on Medium since sometime in 2013. And while I published a few random posts over the last several years, I’ve never been a very active user. Sure, I’ve stumbled upon some stories and scrolled through a few feeds and related articles, but I’ve never been consistent.

I never really gave Medium a real chance after those first few weeks. Now, I’m going to change that. I spent the last few weeks doing some research and coming up with a plan for how I am going to get started on Medium. Again.

Medium has gone through a number…

Roles at startups are often fluid. Without an established path to follow, you are free to carve your own path.

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When people hear the term “startup,” they tend to think of tech giants and social networks that began as an idea in a garage or a dorm room and turned into multi-billion dollar companies. While those are the dream success stories, the reality is that there are thousands of startups being created each year.

About 90% of them fail.

And while that number sounds ominous, only 10% fail within the first year. During that time, startups typically raise large sums of money, adapt and evolve multiple times, and look like a different company by the time they succeed or fail.

For DFS contests and leagues with daily lineups, being able to see how today’s batters have fared against today’s starters in the past can be an invaluable resource. Baseball-Reference’s Stathead allows me to see this information quickly and create my own custom reports, and this daily matchups tool is one of my favorites. When time permits, I’ll customize these reports and share them here.

Have questions or just want to talk baseball? Follow me on Twitter @mikemaher. I reply to Tweets, and my DMs are open.

Here are the matchups for today.

Monday, June 21 Starting Pitchers vs. Batters

Medium won’t allow publishers to embed tables on…

Here’s what I’m using to plan for the upcoming week

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Since I do so much work during the baseball season on planning for the upcoming week, I figured I would start putting some of my favorite resources here, in case anyone (everyone?) wants to find them in one place. I’ll include my own weekly work and then share some of my favorites from other fantasy analysts.

Have questions or just want to talk baseball? Follow me on Twitter @mikemaher. I reply to Tweets, and my DMs are open.

Week 12 Fantasy Baseball Resources

Week 12 Quick Grades

Every week over at FantasyPros, I create weekly grades for every relevant hitter and every starting pitcher for the upcoming week. I…

The Eagles have agreed to terms with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, the team announced on Twitter Monday morning. Mullens went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft and has been on and off San Francisco’s active roster and practice squad over the last three seasons.

Mullens isn’t an exciting name, but he’s a competent backup quarterback who, at the very least, will be able to make all of the throws in training camp and take meaningful snaps in preseason games. Here are his numbers over the last three seasons via Pro-Football-Reference:

After waiving 2021 UDFA Jamie Newman…

Richard Rodgers is back with the Eagles. Again. The team announced on Friday afternoon that they had agreed to terms with Rodgers and wide receiver Michael Walker. Rodgers has been on and off the Eagles roster multiple times over the last few years, while the Michael Walker move was reported by NFL insiders a few days ago.

From the team’s official website:

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers returns for a fourth season in Philadelphia after registering 24 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games (four starts) last season. …

The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms on rookie contracts with four of their nine draft picks from the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday. The four who signed are first-round pick WR Devonta Smith, third-round pick DT Milton Williams, fourth-round pick CB Zech McPhearson, and fifth-round pick RB Kenneth Gainwell.

That means second-round pick OL Landon Dickerson, sixth-round pick DT Marlon Tuipulotu, sixth-round pick Tarron Jackson, sixth-round pick LB/S JaCoby Stevens, and seventh-round pick LB Patrick Johnson are the remaining five unsigned draft picks. All are likely to sign in the coming days.

These rookie contract negotiations used to be…

Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is in the final year of his rookie contract. The other high-profile tight end currently on the Eagles, Zach Ertz, is in the final year of his deal and is likely to be traded prior to training camp. That means Goedert is in line to be the starter in Philadelphia and could parlay a big year into a big new contract.

But Goedert isn’t necessarily thinking about things in that way. When the young tight end spoke to the media this week, he revealed that his reps have already talked to the team about a…

New Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, or ‘JG’ as he likes to be called, met with the Philadelphia media for the first time on Thursday. And after a somewhat awkward opening joke about the Eagles public relations team being the reason he hasn’t spoken to anyone yet, most would agree that he was generally very impressive and made a good first impression with the media and fans.

Now, in the long run, does it really matter what the media and fans think? No, not really. Although, that could certainly make his life easier in a tough market. But plenty of…

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