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

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

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

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

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

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