It’s been a slow off-season. Like, a really slow off-season. With the hot stove frigid, fantasy baseball players haven’t had many ways to quench their thirst, unless they’ve thrown themselves head-first into football, basketball, or hockey. January and February can be some of the darkest months of the year (figuratively
Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings,
For the TDGX, providence (and a small accounting error) brought Andy Barnes and I together to co-manage a franchise in the league. The devious, entertaining bidding system gave us the 16th pick. And G-talk has given us a 16-man nucleus on which we continue to build. To be honest, we
From the 21st of January to the 20th of February, the writers at TDG will be taking you through our rankings position-by-position. As I mentioned in the primer, this year we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of having my personal rankings up on this site, like last year, these
When I get bored, I like to look through the rosters and transaction logs of the teams that won some of my leagues. I found a common name this year in Brandon Phillips, whose 103 runs batted in surely helped a lot of teams even with the dropoff in steals.
I’ll start by naming all the second basemen more valuable than Jason Kipnis in 2013: Robinson Cano Cheesy way to start a blog post aside, many doubted the second baseman’s 2012 campaign after he completely fell apart post All-Star break. I wasn’t one of the doubters, but I understood the
In some strange twist of the MLB blackout rule continuum, I get zero Cleveland Indians’ broadcasts despite living just one hour south of the city. Fortunately, I do get all of the Reds’ broadcasts, and while writing this post I’m watching the Reds take on the Houston Astros. I have
Before we dive back into the analysis, a few reminders about the context of the league, as it’s not a straight-forward format. It is a 20-team 7×7 H2H league that uses all of the standard 5×5 categories, plus OPS/Total Bases for hitters and Quality Starts/Holds for pitchers. The active rosters
Things start to get a little better after this one, I promise. It wasn’t too long ago that 2B was a position that you could get real offense at. Now it’s reduced itself to a mud-slinging battle with SS as to which is the weakest non-catcher position in the game.