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McKitish: State of the stolen base

Updated: February 26, 2008, 5:50 PM ET
By Brian McKitish | Special to ESPN.com

There's no debating it; the stolen base is back. After a five-year dry spell, the lack of swipes around the league became a common topic for fantasy statheads looking to gain an edge on the competition. Heck, we placed premiums on pure speedsters like Juan Pierre, Chone Figgins and even (cough) Scott Podsednik in an effort to secure the ever-so-scarce category.

Last year, however, was a different story. Led by Jose Reyes and his 78 thefts, the league as a whole was off and running, stealing ...

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