Super Friends: Jeter and Beyond Sport

The Yankees’ shortstop and captain, Derek Jeter, was recently named as one of the newest ambassadors for Beyond Sport. The organization’s stated goal is to promote social change through sports. It annually awards $1 million dollars to sports programs around the world that prove to have a positive impact in their communities. But all of … 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

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

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

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

Nomar: A Retrospective

After throwing out the first pitch at Wednesday’s game against Tampa in Palm Springs Anthony Nomar Garciparra joined Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brian in the radio broadcast booth as a guest for the 4th inning. Commenting on all the fans calling his name, Garciaparra said, “I got my ‘H’ back.” Nomah. The prodigal son returns. … Continue reading

The Peoples' Champ, 2009: Manning, Jeter, Crosby, Bryant, etc.

Winner: Peyton Manning/QB/Indianapolis Colts 2009 should forever cement Peyton Manning’s legacy as a big-game quarterback and, perhaps, as the all-time the master of his position. Gone are the days when we would assume that Manning would choke in crucial games with victory nearly in hand. With the Colts’ recent victory on December 23, Manning and … Continue reading

Saint Jeter ?

It’s official folks, the Pope is in Tampa and he is planning on ordaining Derek Jeter as the patron saint of professional sports. Once Jeter spoke these words on the topic of a contract extension being a distraction“No, because I am not going to discuss a contract for next season after today.’’. The Pope immediately … Continue reading

Spring Training: in Fort Myers with the Red Sox

The Boston Globe’s Sox beat writer, Peter Abraham, is going through his first Spring on the job with the team. One of the things he said he was looking forward to was meeting Dustin Pedroia, or as we at ‘Voices call him, D-Ped [[editor’s note: no, we don’t because that’s a retarded nickname.]] Anyways, this … Continue reading