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,
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
I’ve written about some of my current fantasy leagues/teams in this space before, though I’ve yet to discuss the league I’m about to. For a primer on that, check out what I wrote for Fake Teams a while back, because this will be very much the same exercise. Here are
I think I need to stop playing in as many deep leagues as I do today. I say this because when I initially got my assignment to write this installment of our Last Minute Pickup series, my first thought was: crap. I’m going to be writing about the Alberto Callaspo-s,
Dustin Ackley. Jesus Montero. Justin Smoak. Michael Saunders. This was supposed to be the nucleus of The Next Great Mariners Team. Ackley was a safe pick as a plus-bat second baseman out of college. Montero was the M’s’ No. 4 hitter of the future. Smoak would give them some much-need
Perhaps you drafted Jesus Montero as your starting catcher this season. Maybe you’re in a league that starts two catchers. Maybe you were drunk and thought Tyler Flowers would be good this year. Perhaps you put all your eggs in Ryan Doumit’s basket. There are plenty of reasons why Fantasy
When I was a younger man, newly enthused by the idea of scouting and analyzing prospects, I loved few things more than player comparisons. It’s a trap that many of us – even the most seasoned pundits – fall into on occasion, and you read about them all the time.
With the nearly frightening number of injured players who were being relied upon for fantasy so far this season, the age old question gets brought up again and again: How much should your return be diminished for a currently injured player in a dynasty format? The answers are obviously variant
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.