I’m joining the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9 & Get to do Are you Crazy: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-roundtable/2012/05/10/the-fantasy-baseball-roundtable-show.
We’re going to talk closers, Carlos Marmol, Heath Bell, Carlos Zambrano, J.D. Martinez, Andy Dirks, Jose Valverde, Cody Ransom, Eric Hosmer, Shaun Marcum, Jordan Zimmermann, Desmond Jennings, Mark Teixeira, Scott Downs, Steve Cishek and a lot of other inane things.
Shuffling Values: The Shifting Landscapes in OPS Fantasy Baseball Leagues for Razzball: http://razzball.com/shuffling-values-the-shifting-landscapes-in-ops-leagues/.
An article delving into how roto and fantasy baseball values change in leagues that focs on OPS (on-base percentage + slugging) instead of more traditional formats.
I’ll be on the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9 ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-roundtable/2012/03/01/the-fantasy-baseball-roundtable-show.
We’ll talk the LABR draft, Buster Posey, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, Paul Konerko, Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Vinnie Pestano and much more!
Debate Me: Paul Konerko or Mark Teixeira? for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/debate-me-paul-konerko-or-mark-teixeira/
I take Paul Konerko and see Teixeira as a 3-category guy who kills your batting average.
2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head First Basemen Preview for FantasyPros911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-1b-preview-h2h/, focused on Paul Konerko, Mark Teixeira, Eric Hosmer, Edwin Encarnacion, Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, John Mayberry, Mat Gamel and many more.
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?
In general, people love fantasy sports – just look at fantasy football. The only differences that I see between the two is that the football season is limited to 16 games (if you are lucky), each team has significantly fewer roster spots, there is a waiver period every week and there are far fewer games to follow (usually 15 per week).
So, we have a decision to make here. Either we call those people who love fantasy football – even though it is more random/lucky – lazy and ignore them, or, we try to bring them into the fold and slowly brainwash them into loving the pure intellectual pursuit that is fantasy baseball.
So, here is an idea for a relaxing fantasy baseball league.
Step one: make friends.
Step two: get together with said friends and draft homerun hitters.
Step three: draft 8 players and win your league when the mashers on your team out-mash the players on your friends’ teams.