It struck me that this piece could be known as the twitter column…
Surprise, surprise, Lance Berkman is the top first baseman and my boy Zobrist is in the top 5. Expect Fielder/Pujols to replace them, with Teixeira and Howard filling out the top seven. Just a crazy deep position – I feel bad for those stuck with Justin Morneau and Kendrys Morales.
The Orioles have some buy low guys…Guerrero, Scott.
How is the human body so different from vessel to vessel: Holliday/Dunn, Bay/Morneau.
Matt Holliday – most underrated baseball player of the last few years? According to the players/Neyer, it is Shin-soo Choo. Hard to argue against that. Continue reading »
Opening Day, er, Night is upon us. I, for one, am super psyched about the match-up even though they are 1a and 1b on my most hated baseball team list (yes it exists). After Sunday, the Orioles will be ahead in the loss column over either the Yanks or the Sox, which might be the only time that happens. It’s the little things you need to enjoy with baseball (like an opposite field line drive (unless you are the Mets/David Wright)). Continue reading »
Welcome to part deux of my low maintenance fantasy league series.
“Low maintenance” is apparently en vogue now-a-days – just look at wireless controllers with battery chargers, swipe cards, significant others and shower cleaners to name a few examples.
And, fantasy baseball is no exception. Gripes about fantasy baseball come in many different packages –“it’s too labor intensive”; “I don’t have time to set daily line-ups”; “the closers change too much”; “the season’s too long,” “etc.” Do you see a common thread here? Continue reading »
I can’t remember a previous year where you could wait on first basemen for so long and still get borderline elite talent. David Ortiz, for example, is my 23rd ranked first basemen; he is also my 99th ranked overall hitter. Following the underlying math then (trust me on this), first basemen make up just about 20 percent of my top 100 hitters. Indeed, all Ortiz did last year was hit 28 HRs and knock in 99 runs. Not too shabby for a double digit round draft pick. Continue reading »
Welcome to June’s “I’m a Believer” column. Yes, I got the name from a Monkees’ song. And yes, I like the song. Did you know that Neil Diamond wrote it, as well as many other songs by the Monkees? Isn’t Neil Diamond cool (Red Sox fans)? Therefore – fantasy baseball love notwithstanding – aren’t I cool (hello, transitive property)? Continue reading »