Posts Tagged ‘Red Sox’

h2h Corner ~ The Buddy Garrity, Don Draper, Ed Norton Sales Convention

Buddy Garrity sales time (sell now)
When it is Buddy Garrity sales time, you should be moving players immediately. These are players that will likely regress to means or not perform as well as they have been (i.e., sell high candidates). In addition, they include guys I don’t think will perform well at all during the rest of the season. These are players you are best cutting your losses with.

Jose Bautista, John Buck, Rod Barajas, Jon Garland – Not surprisingly, I don’t think any of these guys will sustain their pace. It’s not like you can get much for them though, unless you are swindling a newcomer. So, if you are in a league with newcomers, go ahead and offer these guys around. None will maintain their current AVG/ERA/WHIP. Buck, Barajas and Bautista do have some power, so this isn’t a complete aberration, but they’ll accompany it with horrid averages. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Cardboard Gods, an interview with Josh Wilker Pt. II

Did you miss part I of my discussion with Josh Wilker, author of “Cardboard Gods,” the book? If so, check it out, you don’t want to miss his thoughts on fantasy baseball, baseball cards, facial hair and stat geeks.

You know numbers, you know history, you know greatness. What do you think about how the current record book sits? Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Katy Perry (Hot ‘N’ Cold) All-Stars

Players get hot and cold over a weeks period, it’s as sure as the samples are small.

That is why Katy created the Hot ‘N’ Cold All-stars.

“It’s black and it’s white”

While I typically agree with anything Katy Perry says/does, I have to make way for a shade of gray in fantasy baseball leagues. Below you will find analysis on the hottest of the hot and coldest of the cold. Some of the hots are just one-week oneders, while others deserve consideration in deeper leagues or as match-up plays. Most of the coldest of colds are here for a one-week blip in an otherwise storybook season, while a few are perennial offenders who should be watched as carefully as crazy Claire. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ 2010 Pitcher Rankings

Chicks dig the long ball, and so do I. That’s just one of the many reasons I prefer evaluating hitters to pitchers. From a ranking perspective, hitters are more predictable and stable from year to year. In addition, they tend not to be as infected by the injury bug. Because of this, I approach pitchers a tad different from other fantasy writers when creating my ranks for h2h leagues. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ 2010 Outfielder Rankings

Outside of Jacoby Ellsbury, there aren’t too many surprises in my top 10 outfielders. That said, I think Justin Upton deserves special recognition, particularly since he’s so young (he’ll turn 23 in August). In just 138 games last year, Upton hit 26 HRs, scored 84 runs, knocked in 86 and stole 20 bases. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Keep, Trade or Drop: Clay Buchholz, Derek Holland, Neftali Feliz?

I really thought Neftali Feliz would be the keeper in this one, which means of course he isn’t. What do I find wrong with a 1.74 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and an 11.3 K/9 rate? Well, for starters, that came in only 31 major league IPs. It’s an incredibly small sample size that we can’t anoint as gospel just yet. What’s that you say? Oh, his minor league track record (276 IPs, 3.03 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 10.6 K/9). Yes that is all well and good, but there is a chance Feliz ends up a reliever ala Papelbon. While Papelbon is certainly valuable in fantasy formats, he is no frontline starter. Continue reading