Phil Hughes is Already an Ace

CC Sabathia and his 7 year-$161MM contract? Expensive but proving worthwhile after winning a championship in his first year. He clearly could afford the Sizzler after hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy (Shakespearean aside: Really MLB? Does your marketing department suck to the point that you can’t even name your championship trophy something cool? I mean, your … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

We've Only Just Begun…

Your team is in last place. You lost week one 9-1, and week two 8-2. Your mother’s team is thriving off of Garrett Jones, while your twelve year old cousin is using Barry Zito’s fast start and Vernon Wells’s resurgence to take an early lead. Do not fret. There are tons of time tested techniques … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Think You're Screwed? Some Fantasy Advice for Those Who Messed Up

So you missed out on a certain category or position on draft day. You needed power from third base, but your third baseman is Chone Figgins. You needed speed out of your last outfield spot, but you took Jeff Francoeur (who I happen to love, as shown here). No worries. There are always undrafted options. … Continue reading

A Dutch Master, A Baker… a Candlestick Maker?: Pitchers to Aim for in 2010

Be afraid, be very afraid. This is generally the mantra people take into draft day when considering how to draft pitchers. I’m here to give you courage (and a heart… and a brain!) Most pitchers are not hard to predict, the biggest problem with them is that there are the “either he’ll win me my … Continue reading

Don't be the Fighting Lincecums: Draft Strategies for Zombies and Aliens Alike

As fantasy baseball season approaches, more and more people are getting ready for their drafts. Essentially, there are three types of drafters. The first is the “ooooh, this Sunday?!?!? drafter. He (or she, if you happen to have an alien claiming to be a girl that likes fantasy sports in your draft) is the most … Continue reading