May the Fourth, Star Wars day, is a geek holiday. With the new movie, “The Force Awakens,” coming out this year and the return of a beloved Star Wars video game franchise, Battlefront, expect to be inundated with lightsabers, use-the-force jokes and endless snark about Jar-Jar and Midi-chlorians today.
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The season is upon us, let alone the fantasy draft season. Outfielders are — or should be — an important part of draft plans. A few years ago in one of my leagues, OFs were my first three picks. I’m OK with that, especially this year. Most leagues start at least three outfielders. Some start […]
One of my instuctors in college suggested that great writers give more stuff with less fluff. The goal, of course, was to get down to what was really important and avoid the useless filler that doesn’t help drive the story, or the reader, anywhere useful. Well, I was always a better procrastinator than writer, so […]
If you remember nothing else from our site on draft day, remember that outfield is not nearly as deep as you think it is, or as a lot of experts might have you believe. I conducted a recent ESPN mock and, as usual, I concocted a crazy strategy. This time I picked three stud 30-30 […]
Plenty of fantasy writers, magazines, websites, etc. offer rankings. Positional rankings. Top 10s. Top 20s. Rankings by statistical category. Each set of rankings typically factor in a combination of past player performances, lineup protection, run support, stadium tendencies (hitters’ park vs. a pitchers’ park), injuries, opportunities for promotion, etc. However, the biggest part of any […]
It seems that everyone, at some point, references the “Good Ol’ Days.” Like how gas was 50 cents a gallon in the good old days, and how a loaf of bread was a nickel. Of course, no one really ever points out that hourly income was a lot less in those days, too. And that […]
Much space was designated in yesterday’s current top 50 players ranking to talk about this season’s overachievers. So if Casey McGehee and Jaime Garcia are top 50, where are all of our fantasy all-stars? They’re out there in varying degrees of good and bad. Some are a good game or two away from making the […]