We’re speeding through the month of April. At some point, you’re mediocre start in fantasy baseball might just be a mediocre team, period. But there’s always time to fix things. There’s always time to start your comeback story.
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You can petition the Judge in about 40 percent of Yahoo leagues. • Michael Conforto could be another New York smash — this one on the NL side — but he still has to convince the curious Mets management. Conforto is held in 17 percent of Yahoo leagues at the moment, a speculation move.
A decade ago, Matt Bush wasn’t a pitcher. A few years ago, he wasn’t in baseball — he was in prison. And at some point this week, Bush might become the new closer — or at least the temporary one — for the Texas Rangers. The clean-and-sober relief pitcher has become an important part of a struggling bullpen
It’s more random and more dangerous than the Wheel of Fortune. Do you have the nerve to spin the Wheel of Pineda? Can you get to the bonus round? Is there a tilde in the puzzle, Pat? The joy and pain of Michael Pineda ownership was underscored over the last week. Pineda’s first start was a mess at Tampa
There was no MLB Network, no MLB Extra Innings package, no internet streams, no social media. The general information advantage in fantasy baseball is just about kaput now (edges will always be attainable in deeper and more nuanced ways, but that’s a discussion for another day). In competitive leagues
Opening Day. Opening Freaking Day. We had three games Sunday, and a bunch coming Monday. Gotta talk some baseball. [Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball: Get in the game and join a league today]
My other car is a Ferrari. That’s basically my story when Tout Wars comes up. I’ve played in many industry leagues and had my share of success (yes, I know no one cares), but I’ve yet to take down a Tout Wars title. Just two seconds on the resume, and those were a while ago. It’s the white whale of my
There isn’t a ton of value to be gleaned from Spring Training results. So many players are simply looking to get into shape, trying this, polishing that. There’s no reasonable case that we should exhaustively study these stats. [Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball: Get in the game and join a league today
Spring is officially here. March is on the way out. Real baseball is closing in. But we still have much prep to talk about. [Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball: Get in the game and join a league today]
We’re deep enough into the draft season, the month has some personality to it. Which players are we targeting and drafting? Which players are going to be the keys to our seasons?
Generally this will not be an All-Star type of list, though one common first-round player is on this year’s page. The later a player is drafted, the easier it is to keep running into him. • D.J. LeMahieu, 2B, Rockies: For as long as I’ve played 5×5 roto, I’ve considered runs scored and batting average
Johnny Cueto and Stephen Strasburg are going to be big-ticket items in most leagues this year. Dalton Del Don and Scott Pianowski are here to play the feud. Pianow Opens for Cueto: I personally chose this debate because I see these pitchers as commonly misunderstood.
As much as the Yahooligans love to defend the home turf in the annual Yahoo Friends & Family League, we’ve got our work cut out for ourselves this year. Rotoworld’s Ryan Boyer is the defending champ and on a nice run, and MLB.com juggernaut Fred Zinkie has been added to the 2017 field. Throw in the usual
The Indians might be the overwhelming favorites in the AL Central, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fantasy intrigue here. Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski are here to break it all down, in podcast form.