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

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

Rabbit Season? Duck Season? Trading Season!

It’s almost upon us. Trading season. For me, trading season starts the minute the draft ends (unless I have the perfect draft, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t happen). Despite my gusto toward making deals, many owners are not as prone to moving guys as I am. Regardless, once that clock strikes May 1st (assuming you … 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

The D-Train's Coming Through! Contract Year Gems for Fantasy Baseball

Oh, the allure of the almighty contract year. Players looking to make more money in the off-season are guaranteed to dominate the MLB more than they ever have before, or at least that’s what you’re told. This is not always true. Players don’t always dominate in a contract year, in fact – some suck; look … Continue reading

The Good Vic, Avoiding a Panda, and other Fantasy predictions for the 2010 Baseball Season

Every fantasy magazine, columnist, and talking head seems to the think the same thing. Cole Hamels looks great in spring training, Jason Heyward is probably going to cure world hunger, Curtis Granderson will hit 40 homers with the assistance of the Yankee Stadium jet streams, and as always, Alfonso Soriano sucks. Well I’m here to … Continue reading