Head-to-head or rotisserie? Traditional stats or sabermetric? One league or two? Starting up a fantasy league involves answering a lot of questions.
Jeff Erickson points out that it’s not only who you draft that helps you win, but who you don’t. Today: who to avoid in the NL West.
These three pitchers have the glamour role now, but are unlikely to keep it to the end of the year.
Erik Siegrist checks in with some advice on choosing your keepers, plus some strategies to make your “enemies” work for you.
Twice a week, the staff of Rotowire will be providing insight and analysis on fantasy baseball.
The Orioles may land two players in the All-Star Game. The Rockies are carrying too many disappointments. The Mets may have rushed Jose Reyes. These and other nuggets out of Baltimore, Colorado, and New York in the latest Prospectus Triple Play.
It’s been suggested that there should be different awards, so the MVP would be split into (essentially) the Best Player and the Best Player for a Contender Awards (stackable). This won’t ever happen, if for no other reason than the fact that MVP votes are writers who need topics, and no topic’s better than themselves and the importance of their jobs.
The greatest thing I’ve found this year, though, is that in attending games you can see things you don’t see on television.
I may be the only person in America cheering for a long, protracted labor battle that brings baseball to its knees.
Overnight, the Royals have gone from a franchise that was one transaction away from official joke status to a team that is slowly, haltingly–but finally–headed in the right direction.
Have a question for Rotoman? Contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. EVALUATE Dear Rotoman, I am in a $130 AL/keeper league and my team has been hovering around fifth and sixth place since June. I want to stay in the race, since our league awards prizes down to sixth, but I also wouldn’t mind picking up…
COMPLAINING Dear Rotoman, Here’s my situation: I’m in a 12-team, AL-only league with a $260 salary cap. I bit the bullet and have dumped this season for next year, picking up Carlos Lee, Eric Chavez, and Carlos Febles, among others. I currently have two open pitching slots, and was considering picking up Gabe Molina, hoping…