So far, our 2011 fantasy baseball composite rankings ( Top 50 | C | 1B | 2B | SS ) have followed a certain pattern. The composites, which have merged rankings from MLB.com, ESPN, CBS, Yahoo and CNNSI, have each seen a consensus No. 1 option, followed by a pecking order that made for really easy […]
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Rankings, strategies and projections help fantasy owners on draft day, but a look at Major League rosters, sprinkled with some spring training nonsense, can change your perspective on certain sleepers and busts. Let’s review the Oakland Athletics.
Forget “As the World Turns.” This is much more important. Much more dramatic. As we continue to work our way through spring training 2011, we continue to have some interesting player updates that deserve our attention as fantasy baseball aficionados. You can call this “As the Spring Turns.” Or not.
How do you draft relievers? Do you want one bullpen anchor? Do you take two top closers and punt the rest? Do you wait until the very end and take a couple scrub closers and a couple guys in line to steal saves from a shaky/injured closer? Me, I’ve employed all of the options above […]
To successfully draft your closers in fantasy baseball, I suggest you consider my fantasy football philosophy to drafting a kicker. You see, the best fantasy kickers aren’t always the best real-life kickers. They typically aren’t found on the team with the most high-powered offense, either. That is because kickers get most of their value when […]
Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is a busy time for fantasy owners, especially those of you in AL- and NL-only leagues. But for those of us in leagues that count holds, this was just as a busy deadline. Several moves made closers setup men and setup men closers leaving us with a lot to sort […]
Lance Berkman and his achy knees have a long history. If Berkman’s worried Berkman’s not going to be ready, you should be worried. One report said there’s “no timetable” for his return. Berkman managed eight steals and 25 homers in just 136 games in a “disappointing” 2009. A lot of people drafted him fairly high […]