Top 10 Owners, Coaches/Managers, and GMs we’d Want to Grab a Beer With: Team Voices Survey

In each political cycle, one of the mainstream (see also: fatally flawed; dumb; malaise-d) media’s favorite straw polls is to ask prospective voters which of the major candidate’s in any particular election that they would prefer to have a “beer with.” Bah. As much as it might be cool to catch up with the world’s … Continue reading

2,777 Innings for Wakefield, and Ellsbury Is Still Injured

Yesterday was an historic day for Tim Wakefield who passed Roger Clemens as the pitcher with the most innings pitched as a Red Sock. [Is that the correct spelling? I’m unsure about the singular form of “Sox”.] Wakefield pitched has now pitched one more inning than Clemens as a member of the Red Sox with … Continue reading

Let's Have a Quickie: The Weekend Call-Ups

Earlier today I got my left knee meniscus removed. While this all but ends my dreams of starting next to Lebron next season in the World’s Most Famous Arena, I did have a pain killer aided epiphany. Rookies are starting to get called up, way more than I expected and a few different ones than … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Hangover: Effect on Fantasy Baseball

What a Memorial Day weekend. You can tell it was a helluva Memorial Day, because I’m writing my Memorial Day themed column on Wednesday night. In between supporting our troops by drinking copious amounts and gorging ourselves on giant meals, there were some pretty significant fantasy happenings. Every one of them has a serious impact … Continue reading

The Boston Celtics v. Mole-People Referee Masseuses

Bah. This laziness must be overcome. It’s not like there isn’t anything to write about. For one thing, the Celtics pulled off a 4-2 series win over the Magic. The win is impressive if you were actually nervous the Magic stood a chance to catch up. All the same, Boston did have reason to be anxious. While difficult to pull off, these against the wall rallies have happened, once by Boston (the Sox-Yanks 2004 playoffs, which led to the biggest choke in baseball history) and another to Boston (the Bruins being the Bruins).

Abe Lincoln for Poseidonstein: Analyzing a Trade

Yesterday was a joyous day in the world of Backwards K, I made my first trade of the season. Trades are, without a doubt, my favorite thing about fantasy sports. They’re what make the game fun, interesting, and competitive throughout the season. Anybody can pick someone up from the waiver wire, but not everyone can … Continue reading

Red Sox Roundup: "Nothing's Gonna Get in the Way of Whatever it Takes"

The “Boston Red Sox” Ohhhkay. Somebody cue the sound of brass tacks and chases being cut to. “We are who we thought we are” or something. Ah yes, but remember a month ago when I handicapped the Sox under the general rubric of “boy, these guys blow”? Well, I’ve changed my tune. Sort of. After … Continue reading

Let's Have a Quickie: Alfonso Soriano Doesn't Suck?!?

There, I said it. Alfonso Soriano may not suck. He’s been great this year, and of actual value to anyone who owns him. Soriano is hitting .331 with 7 homers and 23 RBI with 21 runs, giving him better numbers than Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Howard, and Hanley Ramirez. Confusing, right? Actually, there’s a logical explanation … Continue reading

Red Sox & AL Baseball Review: The Tools of Ignorance Returns

Sorry folks, I’ve been sound asleep in the clubhouse with Junior so far this season. But 33 problems is back… if you’ll have me. The real reason I’ve been MIA is every time I would start to write about my beloved Red Sox I ended up smashing my keyboard or trying to light some part … Continue reading

Unfrozen Caveman Leftfielder and Other Hitters to Grab for the Summer

Month to month, the MLB season changes more than almost every other sport. Certain players historically excel in some months, while some guys hurt themselves in others. Well, with April out of the way and May half way over, who excels in the summer months? Finding guys who dominate in June, July, and August is … Continue reading