Posts Tagged ‘austin jackson’

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Man Down! – Replacing injured stars

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Replacing injured stars

Replacing injured stars like Pedey isn't easy

 

 

 

Matt Kemp. Roy Halladay. Dustin Pedroia. And the list goes on – the disabled list that is. Maybe it’s just because I own them, but it seems like more star fantasy baseball players have spent time on the DL than in recent years.

But winning owners don’t sit on their hands or let a guy like Ryan Howard (who may not even play this year) occupy a valuable roster spot. Winning owners find suitable replacements, and, if necessary, drop players like Howard for guys like:

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2012 Fantasy Baseball: When is it Time to Panic?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
When is it Time to Panic?

Kevin Youkilis is 0-for-2012

When is it time to panic in a Roto league? A H2H league? Is it after Opening Week? Two weeks into the season? May 1? All-Star Break?

The answer is a bit more simple than you might think. It’s never too early or too late to panic. We all play fantasy baseball for fun and bragging rights and part of playing the game is managing your team as you see fit. So, if you have identified a problem with one of your players then it is time to address it. If one of your players is raking but you don’t think he can keep it up then it is time to see what you can get in a trade.

However, there are times to be patient and give a player time to ‘right the ship’ so to speak.

I’ve been getting add/drop questions since last Thursday so let’s just address some of those questions by taking a look at players who have either under-performed or outperformed expectations in Fantasy Baseball‘s Opening Week. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball | MLB 2011 Most Disappointing Players

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Carl Crawford has been a major disappointment so far in 2011

Do you sometimes wonder if we’re ever going to have a year where all our spring training projections just pan out the way that we envisioned? I don’t think so, the world just isn’t that perfect.  Welcome to the realm of fantasy sports, where pre-season breakout candidates plummet and waiver wire nobodies become crucial cogs to fantasy baseball playoff-bound teams.  And of course, that’s why they play the games.  Here is a list of my most disappointing players to date for the 2011 MLB fantasy baseball season.

OF, Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox
What’s with all the outfielders on this list?  And what’s with Carl Crawford only hitting a mere .211?   (more…)