2009 Fantasy Baseball
By orleanscardinals at 24 July, 2009, 8:53 pm
Right now, my fantasy baseball team is in first place for all five pitching categories. Out of the ten pitchers on they roster today, only three were drafted and that includes only one starting pitcher: Ted Lilly.
I was able to pick up Justin Verlander, Ricky Nolasco, Scott Downs, Huston Street, Michael Wuertz and Dan Meyer via free agency. Verlander and possibly Street should be the only surprises here (luck based off of owners with itchy trigger fingers).
This is why I try never to use early round draft picks for starting pitching.Read More >>
By orleanscardinals at 7 June, 2009, 7:56 pm
Red Sox fans requested David Ortiz come out for a standing ovation when he hit his second home run of the season Saturday night. The dedication of the Red Sox faithful masks the reality of Ortiz’s astounding drop off in power and average.
Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters
Fortunately for Big Papi, he’s not the only major league slugger facing a home run drought this year.Read More >>
By orleanscardinals at 25 April, 2009, 8:29 am
This season, fantasy managers in my Yahoo leagues have already dropped guys like Nate McLouth, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Joba Chamberlain.
It’s certainly easy to get frustrated with players off to slow starts but it’s important to remember we’re only approaching the end of the first month into the season. There is a lot of baseball still to be played.
Five Top Players Likely to Rebound
Here are five higher tiered players I would hold out on for better results as the summer rolls on. Savvy managers may be able to put the right offer together to capitalize on another fantasy baseball manager’s frustrations
By orleanscardinals at 29 March, 2009, 6:23 pm
Many fantasy baseball leagues have finished their drafts, so here’s to hoping your draft went as planned. If that was not the case and you’re looking for potential free agent pickups, here are five players worth checking out that may still be available in your respective leagues.
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By orleanscardinals at 23 March, 2009, 4:59 pm
Our 2009 head-to-head draft has been completed and I thought I would share my results. For background purposes, here are the settings (10 team, 6×6 head-to head scoring format):Read More >>
By orleanscardinals at 17 March, 2009, 5:59 am
The first few rounds of a fantasy baseball draft usually go as predicted with few surprises. It’s the latter half of a draft that can make or break a championship in fantasy baseball.
Here are five players I’ll have my sights on in the later rounds of the draft and look to grab at least a round or two ahead of where they are projected.
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