Archive for July,2016

Trout_Donaldson

Donaldson remains on top; Trout joins him

I am pleased to announce that BABS is officially on track to be automated by next season. I have secured a programmer who is going to create a multi-year database of BABS data that you will be able to search and download, and create all sorts of reports.

In the...

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onlyruleisithastowork

Living the Ultimate Fantasy

When fantasy baseball started, it was all about control. It was all about the prospect of making better decisions than Major League general managers. It was about being able to pull the on-field strings better than field managers. We were hell-bent on proving that we could assemble a winning ballclub...

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Bregman_Harrison

Deconstructing an Outwardly Lopsided Trade

I run polls on this site because the results often fascinate me. There was no better an example this past week with my fake case study regarding a keeper league trade decision. I asked:

You own hot prospect Alex Bregman in a keeper league in which you still have 2016...

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26 SEP 2015:      Carlos Correa of the Astros during the regular season game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.  (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

The 9 Rookie Trajectories

Last month at ESPN.com, I wrote a piece about how difficult it is to project young players when they are first promoted to the majors. As much as we'd like to draw conclusions based on minor league performance or scouting reports, they are faulty indicators for future success. BABS essentially...

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