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

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

Yanks Have Long Lineup (No, Jay Bilas Doesn't Cover Baseball Now)

Coming into the season, it was clear the Yankees were going to hit. Most analytical critics believed that the offseason moves made the Yankees a stronger overall team but their offense might regress. The argument focused on the Gardner/Thames platoon in left replacing the Gardbrera one that occupied center last year. Further, many believed Nick … Continue reading

It's a Holy day, but tonight it's War. [Yankees vs Red Sox]

Major League Baseball’s season gets under way tonight in Fenway Park, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox starting things off in grand fashion. Excitement will be in the air, so will hatred and animosity for the opposing team. The wind won’t be the only thing swirling around the park tonight as … Continue reading

It's That Time of Year: Fantasy Season Begins

So in all probability, you’ve drafted. Now we’re in that weird fantasy baseball limbo time of year, after the draft but before the season. Surprisingly there’s more to do than stare endlessly at your team, wondering if Robby Cano over Dustin Pedroia was the right pick (it was) or why everyone was so nice to … Continue reading

Scary Offenses in the AL East

On Tuesday, I looked at three of the sickest staffs in baseball. Today, I’ll breakdown the three healthiest offenses’ position players. By the way, they are the same three teams and still the only teams that matter — the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays. First Base: Carlos Pena v. Kevin Youkilis v. Mark Teixeira Want … 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

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

Yankees Spring Training Beat – Joba, Hughes and the number 5.

Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain did not do much to help decide who, if either of them two at all, will take the fifth spot in the Yankee’s starting rotation. Neither pitcher had good control, both pitchers gave up at least one run. Phil Hughes sucked less. Thats what it came down to, Chamberlain finished … Continue reading

Yankee's Spring Training Beat

The Yankees are keeping em close. After a walk-off win versus the Pirates, the Yankees dropped one in the bottom of the ninth to the Phillie’s. CC Sabathia said his delivery was “so-so” after he pitched two scoreless frames against the Phil’s. Sabathia also said “As long as my arm feels good and I’m heading … Continue reading