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

Phillies in Mets' Target-lock

The Mets have been playing good ball lately, taking two out of three from the Yankees and blowing out the Phillies last night to even their record to .500. The bats have gotten hot, it appears, and the pitching is doing well despite all of the disruption that has plagued the starting rotation. Hisanori Takahashi … Continue reading

Mets Challenge Yankees' Claim to New York

This last homestand has been hard to watch to say the least. Going 2-1 against the Twins was okay, but then splitting with Boston, being swept by Tampa, and on top of all that, losing to the Mets…that was tough. Unlike some Yankees fans and all Mets fans, I don’t actually have a hatred or … Continue reading

I come back to this???

On April 30th I left for a two-week excursion across the Atlantic. The day I left the Mets crushed the Phillies 9-1, extending their lead to 1.5 games in the NL East. I came back Monday, and after two more excruciating losses, the Mets now sit at 20-22, 6 games back of the first-place Phils. … Continue reading

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

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

Niese Hamstrung, Perez Penned, who will step up to fill shoes?

Yesterday the Mets lost one of their most effective pitchers in John Niese following his hamstring injury. With Oliver Perez being demoted to the bullpen due to general ineffectiveness, the Mets are now short two starters and really only have two good ones (I think John Maine proved how “good” he was by throwing twelve … 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

Mets to Build Weather Control Tower for Citi Field

It was the bottom of the 9th Inning, with the Mets trailing by one, and Jason Bay at the plate. With a single swing he sent the ball high and deep into left field. But instead of going out, a strong breeze grabbed the ball and corralled it, keeping it within the confines of the … Continue reading