Found February 01, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
photo credit: Minda Haas I don’t mean to brag (well, maybe a little) but I won all my fantasy baseball leagues last year. Even taking into account my utter brilliance, what really carried me to victory was my Bryce Harper/Mike Trout combo patrolling the outfield for each of my imaginary teams. Also, on my imaginary teams, Harper and Trout share a small apartment and are constantly getting into Odd Couple-esque comedic shenanigans; Harper got his eye-black makeup all over Trout’s trophy case and Trout’s clean-cut ways embarrassed Harper when Bryce had Nick Swisher, Kevin Youkilis and AJ Pierzynski over for poker night. Hilarious! The point is, rookies aren’t just for keeper leagues. Sure, they carry more risk than the average player and will generally produce at a lower level but fantasy leagues are won by getting value. It’s not just who has the best first round pick, who which third rounder yields first-round value, the player who can nab a quality starter in round 17 and picks sol...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Aw, just a photo of Bryce Harper from his youth soccer days...

If you didn't think a photo of Bryce Harper standing outside in frigid winter temps without a jacket last weekend after NatsFest was a testament to his youth, how about the photo above, Tweeted to the world tonight by Harper's soccer-playing girlfriend @kayvarner (above, left) of probably a four or five year old Harper from his youth soccer days? No eye-black, sadly. In...

Mike Trout gives sound advice to discouraged fan

Mike Trout continues to show skills beyond his years — even off the field. After a young fan reached out to the Los Angeles Angels outfielder after being cut from his junior varsity team, Trout, the 21-year-old New Jersey native, responded with this simple but sound advice: This just made my day thank you so much @trouty20 twitter.com/MTPkingjames/s… — James Croft (@MTPkingjames...

2012 Player-By-Player Wrap Up: Bryce Harper

Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy. A player like Bryce Harper is going to be recorded in baseball history as a special player, regardless...

Mike Trout’s mom really misses Torii Hunter

Depending on what day of the week it is, opinions differ on Torii Hunter. The Detroit Tigers outfielder has a way of shoving his foot in his mouth, but he also has a way of endearing himself to those he has played with, or had some kind of association with. It appears that one of his biggest fans associated with the Los Angeles Angels is going to miss him more than anyone else. That’s...

Halo Headlines: Weaver would be OK with a gay teammate, no extension talks with Mike Trout yet

The February 1st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver would be OK with a gay teammate, no extension talks with Mike Trout yet and much more... The Story: Jered Weaver would be OK with a gay teammate. The Monkey Says: I wrote this piece, but suffice it to say that I am annoyed that this is even a story. Also, what I left out is...

Total Run Index Series: Top Ten Left Fielders

We continue with our normal series, but we add in an extra twist as we move to the outfield. Position switches occur more routinely with the outfield, so players move around within the index. Mike Trout is being moved to left field (among others that fall outside the top ten) while Josh Hamilton is being moved to right field. So, those two players will be switched even though Hamilton...

Player Poetry

By Jessica Grey - AngelsWin.com Feature Writer Although I consider watching baseball a full time job my actual day job is writing stuff.  Okay, not quite. My actual day job is running around after two preschoolers and a hyperactive puppy.  My writing stuff job gets done at night. This may come as a shock to you, but most baseball games happen at night.  I like to say there...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!