Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 9/12/13
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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero. At the beginning of the season, the Dodgers were everyone’s pick to win the NL West because the new ownership group had thrown over 200 million dollars at the team. Unfortunately, they didn’t get out of the gate well and Don Mattingly was very close to losing his job. Coming into Wednesday’s action, they were 85-59 and had a 13 game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Thankfully for Mattingly, the brass was patient and allowed things to work themselves out. They may or may not win the NL pennant, but they’ve put themselves in position to get to the World Series. Daily fantasy sports are about the here and now. Fantasy baseball is about the long haul. The two may not seem to mix on their face, but when you play the odds over the long haul you will tend to be more successful. Like the Dodgers, you might struggle in the early going, but when you make plays that make sense, they will pay off for you more often than not. The Dod...
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