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Do you go by the names or the numbers?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in 2011 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 2 comments

Editor’s Note: Below is another awesome contribution to the Fantasy Baseball Dugout library from the Fantasy Baseball Scholars, Ryan Jones and Tim Lander. Make sure you check them out on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, too. Names sometimes lie to us. Our perception of a player is often dictated by their reputation or pedigree. As a fantasy owner, you must determine whether it’s the name you want or the numbers. A successful fantasy owner knows that it is always the actual numbers. Lack of knowledge on what a particular players actual numbers are can give you a statistical advantage over your leagues owners. The best way to compare players is without the names attached. Take a look at these players stats to see how your perception matches up with reality on a statistical analysis. Statistics are IP/QS/ERA/WHIP/K and updated as of...

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Fantasy Baseball: The Obnoxious Trader

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball 101 | 0 comments

I think this guy exists in every fantasy baseball league. He is the annoying trader guy who works the phones constantly in an attempt to make a trade. Keep in mind that Lee Eisenberg, playing in the original Rotisserie League, played in a time before email and text messages. That’s why Eisenberg worked the phones. And, his competing managers often gave in to his bad deals just to get rid of him. One of BallparkBob’s fantasy baseball trading tips is to work the phones like Eisenberg. Just try not to be so...

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Fantasy Baseball Trading Tips

Posted by on Jun 18, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 7 comments

It’s the time of year when teams are starting to get locked into positions at the top of the league, middle of the pack, or the cellar dwellers.  Now is the time to start making trade offers while managers still have  hope to improve their teams. Here are some fantasy baseball trading tips to consider. TRADE WITH A TEAM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE — A team at the bottom of the league is more desperate whereas one at the top is going to ride things out unless he gets an offer he can’t refuse. TRADE HIGH, BUY LOW — Sounds simple, but it’s just like making an investment.  There is probably no better time to buy real estate than now, but still nobody is buying it.  Notice how everybody wants to buy stocks when the market is...

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How to Build a Winning Fantasy Baseball Team

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

By Jeff Trusdale, special contributor to Fantasy Baseball Dugout Building a winning fantasy baseball team all starts with the draft. Whether it is live or over the computer you should always make sure that you are present and ready to draft. Numerous teams I’ve seen people who forget about their scheduled fantasy draft and the computer ends up taking center fielders for the first three rounds. Before you do any draft preparation be smart and make sure you can be there. Before you can decide what players you want to target you need to know the layout of the league your playing in. Three basic types are head to head record, stock, and rotisserie. In a head to head league you will be matched up against another player for a week. In the end of the week whoever the...

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Fantasy Baseball: More than Just a Game.

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball 101 | 1 comment

Watch some crazy fantasy baseball players who take the game very seriously in this CBS News...

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History of Fantasy Baseball

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball 101 | 0 comments

Our guest writer today is Aldrin. . How Fantasy baseball Began It was said that fantasy baseball was first seen in code from an IBM 1620 computer. The code came from John Burgeson, an IBM employee, and this code was distributed in the IBM Corporation for several years. The game allowed two competing teams to play via a number generator and player statistics. These are the factors that determine the winner of the game. Included in the computer program is a play by play description. The IBM code was limited to only 20,000 memory positions and the whole code and game was self-contained. In 1961, a radio personality named Rege Cordic focused on the game and produced a radio program based on the game. An early term for fantasy baseball is called table top baseball as the exchange and the...

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