Team and League Strategies & Setting
I love profiling players, but what really gets the juices flowing is talking about the strategy that goes into fantasy baseball. I love the gamesmanship; trying to outsmart your fellow league mates, and there is no better feeling than being one step ahead of them. One way to make up for a bad draft or […]
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. In March of 2011, my NFBC partner and I were making our annual trip to St. Louis for another NFBC Draft weekend. Coming off a nice 2010 in which we finished among the top-75 overall, our confidence in taking that next step […]
After so many years playing this game, one is bound to see all sorts of things that honestly should never happen. People drop elite players; people leave injured players in their active roster, commissioners make back-dated roster moves to help themselves; the list goes on and on. What is a commissioner to do? Well, the […]
I am in a 15-team 5×5 league, with 4 keepers. Every year before the deadline, some teams try to trade their #5 keepers to other teams for picks. Then, after keepers are processed, a few will still try to make trades by giving up a keeper for multiple picks. I found myself entrenched in this […]
One of the most common questions that fantasy analysts get is about strategies for auction drafts. If you read articles or listen to podcasts, you’ll notice they usually deflect the question. They may throw out half of an idea and then immediately say: “ all drafts are different and there’s no silver bullet” That may […]
How should I go about starting a keeper or dynasty league? This is one of the most frequently asked questions to fantasy analysts in the offseason. There’s no one right answer, and I’ll be honest – I’ve never been enough of a martyr to run one myself. Lucky for me, I’m part of some really […]
Life is busy, but you hardly need me to tell you that. I’ve been away from writing here for two months, selling my house and moving in to a new one. We’ve all got demands on our time, whether it is our jobs, family, friends, or other activities. These things keep us away from less important things; […]
It’s that time of year for weekly category leagues. Playoff time! If you are one of the top 4-6 teams in your league… Great Job! Now let’s see if we can help win you a round, or hopefully even a title this year! Don’t be this guy: “I had the best team this year, but […]
Do fantasy owners prepare a little too much for their draft? Is a little imperfection better than having a perfect draft? It might be time to rethink how we approach things in the future.
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening -whichever is applicable to you. During my 11 years of marriage I have pushed my wife to the edge on multiple occasions. I have been the recipient of emasculating insults, been serenaded by vulgarity, and have been given a dose of Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk right on […]
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. Meet the Parents was a romantic comedy of sorts. Released in 2000, it followed the ups and downs of Ben Stiller’s first visit with his future In-Laws. While the movie was filled with memorable moments and plenty of laughs, the most comical […]
The Commissioner’s corner series covers a broad range of issues you may encounter when running a league.
Today we take a look at rebuilding teams in dynasty leagues, and what to do about owners not fielding a legal team.
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. From my front door to Great American Ballpark is 136 miles. The trip takes 2 hours and 20 minutes; 2 hours flat if you can avoid the livestock and farm equipment on Route 9. I’m a Cubs fan, so naturally when the schedule is […]
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening–whichever is applicable to you. As a young baseball fan, I would scan box scores and identify star players by where they batted in their respective lineups. The fast guy would bat first, the big boppers would hit in the 3, 4, or 5 hole, the Catcher would bat […]
Have you ever wondered what you are really investing in when you pay top dollar for that shiny new top-20 prospect? The next Pedro Martinez? How about Roy Halladay or Vernon Wells? Or will that top prospect turn out to be Drew Henson or Delmon Young? Obviously no two prospects are the same, and just […]
Greetings and a happy 2016 to you all. To those of you who achieved success this past year: Congratulations. But now is the time to forget about your hard-won victories (and agonizing defeats) and prepare for success in the coming year. I’ve given some thought about 2015 and where I’d like to improve, and I […]
Gather around, children. I remember back in my day, when we had the solid, amazing offensive shortstops to fill a fantasy roster. At the top you always had the 4 R’s — Alex Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez, and Jimmy Rollins — plus Tulowitzki and some guy named Jeter. Second base had Cano, and there […]
Most of us fantasy managers are used to having a reliable, power-hitting first baseman on our dynasty teams. In fact, I try to go as young as possible while still getting a proven player. Not surprisingly, my top targets in recent years have been Anthony Rizzo, Jose Abreu, and Paul Goldschmidt. However, you can’t always […]
What I’m about to tell you is probably not going to make any sense, but I am going to say it anyways. You may not appreciate it; you may not even like it, and it might not even make any logical sense. That doesn’t change the fact that it may be true. Selling low and […]
Opening day has finally arrived and baseball season is underway! Now that you have your team ready to go it’s time to actively try to find any edge you can over the rest of your league. But how? Well, I thought I would try a somewhat unique approach to how you may be managing your […]