Joseph Mangano

The Pitfalls of “The Guys Who Got Me Here”

Far be it from me to denigrate a virtue as noble and special as loyalty. In fact, as it relates to the game of baseball and other sports played professionally, as fans, a number of us could probably stand to see more of it between players and clubs. Seemingly gone are the days when athletes […]

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

In terms of value awarded for fantasy purposes, a hit is worth just as much today as it was the week, month or whatever the unit of measure before. After all, that’s how it works in real baseball. You don’t get bonus points on your batting average for getting on base after, say, the trade […]

When in Doubt, Don’t Sub Out

We’ve all been there before when trying to set our starting lineup.  On one hand, we have a stud player pitted against a tough pitcher.  On the other hand, we have a more marginal starter seemingly blessed by the fantasy gods with an advantageous match-up.  Assuming we’ve only room for one of the two options, […]

Blown Saves and Bad Outings: The “Death and Taxes” of Fantasy Baseball Pitching

Those of us who watch sports are well-versed in the inevitability of injuries every year.  Football, in particular, is rife with minor to major ailments on a week to week basis with grown men running at full speed crashing into one another, such that teams must disclose injuries on a weekly basis in terms of […]