Found November 06, 2012 on
Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks:
I think you can learn a lot by listening and observing how others approach things. I reached out to Steve Gansen, a friend who has Guest Posted for us in the past. Steve is also someone who is new to the game of fantasy baseball. I wanted to get a little insight into what some of the things a rookie fantasy baseball player learned in the past year.
Read through, soak it in, and perhaps Steve’s experience last year can help you avoid some of his early fantasy baseball mistakes, or encourage you in your fantasy baseball approach. I left it uncut, so let’s get to it.
Steve, you’ve played just a couple years so you’re still learning new strategies and growing in your knowledge of the game. How do you approach the draft? Do you have a predetermined plan and budget split or do you just go where the draft takes you?
Last year I had about five superstars in mind, three hitters and two pitchers, and wanted to come way with at least two of them as the foundation of my team. I was willing to s...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton.
Maybe the third time will be a charm.
The Diamondbacks discussed moving Upton at the 2010 general managers' meetings and also before the July 31 non-waiver deadline last season.
Ken Kendrick, the team's managing general partner, told a Phoenix radio station in October that Upton was "...
Justin Upton was supposed to be Mike Trout.
Taken No. 1 overall in the 2005 amateur draft, Upton was promoted to the big leagues just over two years later by August 2007 at the age of 19, and the world was expected — to a degree rightfully so. While Upton was still a teenager upon arriving in The Show, he didn’t only have all the skills to be successful at that age, but he had...
The Arizona Diamondbacks are once again attempting to trade
outfielder Justin Upton, and the chances of the talented slugger playing
elsewhere next season are “80-20,” according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and
one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next...
Justin Upton has the Red Sox on his no-trade list, but that may not prohibit Boston from pursuing a trade.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are shopping Upton, and the Red Sox are expected to explore the trade market for the young outfielder according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. Fox Sports was the first to report that Upton was on the trading block for the third straight year...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com polled 22 General Managers and Assistant GMs on a variety of hot stove season topics, seven questions in all. Of the seven I found these two to be the most compelling.
Given a choice between these two speedy free-agent center fielders, B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn, which player would you rather sign?
Responses: Bourn 14; Upton 7; no opinion 1.
A few more Red Sox notes that have developed as Tuesday rolls into Wednesday: -The Red Sox are NOT involved in the Justin Upton trade talks anymore, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Arizona wants a third baseman or shortstop back, and the Red Sox will not part with Will Middlebrooks or Jose Iglesias at [...]
Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are “80-20.”
The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a player...