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What if WHIP were IPRAT?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2009 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 1 comment

WHIP is a very important fantasy baseball statistic.  In fact, I coach youth baseball and I have found that, at least in youth baseball, the WHIP statistic is more important than ERA.  That’s because steals and errors are much more commonplace. But, WHIP hasn’t always been a statistic that baseball afficionados followed.  In fact, it’s been around for only 30 years.  Hard to imagine that when its published today in every Yahoo box score and even on the backs of Topps trading cards. The WHIP statistic was actually invented in 1979 by Dan Okrent, manager of the Okrent Fenokees and better known as the father of Rotisserie Baseball, according to a story from the Wall Street Journal (yes, we do read more than just Playboy).  Okrent actually trademarked the term Rotisserie Baseball, but all that did was spawned a new term...

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Daily Head To Head Fantasy Baseball. For Money.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2009 in Fantasy Baseball Games | 0 comments

According to a recent article published by Forbes, the average fantasy baseball player spends an average of almost $500 per year on fantasy sports games. Many people who spend that cash rarely see their money return to their pockets, and I’m assuming that most of that investment is buried into fantasy baseball’s more popular brother – fantasy football. Casual fantasy players typically prefer NFL to MLB because football doesn’t require daily attention. As we say in our 50 league winning tips, “it’s a long season and a lot of players will drop out.” Would more people play fantasy baseball for money if a site offered daily drafts and contests? That’s the hope of the two guys behind PaperSports, one of the most unique fantasy baseball games we’ve come across this season and the highest recommended game for our readers...

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Places To Play Fantasy Baseball: Yahoo!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2009 in Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 1 comment

Depending on who you ask, Yahoo! fantasy baseball could easily be considered the top online game. To be honest, I’ve been playing fantasy baseball on Yahoo! for about five years, so I’m very familiar with its game offering. Anointing Yahoo! as the top free 2009 fantasy baseball game is tough to do when you compare it offerings side by side to its major competition – MLB.com, CBS Sportsline, and ESPN. How does “America’s New Pastime” compare to its major competition in 2009? Let’s examine. The Basics: League Sizes: Up to 20 teams Game Format Options: Head to Head, Rotisserie, Points, Triple Crown (3×3), Home Run Derby (no pitching stats), Pitcher’s Duel (no hitting stats), Hall Of Shame (worst team wins) Playoffs: Customizable Roster Freeze: Customizable What’s Different In 2009? The biggest change to Yahoo! fantasy baseball in 2009 is...

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Play CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball: SAVE $20 (FBD Special)

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009 in Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Fantasy Baseball Dugout has a lot of experience playing free fantasy sports with CBS Sportsline – especially fantasy baseball. During our time playing a different versions of fantasy sport, we have played football, college football, basketball, NHL, golf, even NASCAR at CBS Sports dot com. With a service option closer to Yahoo! or Fox Sports than ESPN, CBS Sports offers a very basic free game and saves its best features for paid leagues. This year, there will be live scoring for the first time and a live chat feature in addition to uploading your own logo. CBS free leagues are relatively simple to setup and play for first time fantasy baseball players. Premium Games range from $24.95 per team to $449.95 per team for 12-team leagues with prize money up to $3,500. Simply because of the price point, most...

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Places To Play Fantasy Baseball: ESPN.com

Posted by on Mar 3, 2009 in Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Last year it was hard to argue against ESPN’s fantasy baseball games as being the best on the market for FREE. And it doesn’t look like they’ve changed much for this year. Their fantasy games are still very customizable, which is a lot of fun for seasoned fantasy baseball vets. Like last year, the sexiest thing about playing fantasy baseball on ESPN.com is the free live scoring feature. This is something that Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline still charge for, and I’m pretty sure no other fantasy baseball website does this without cost involved. The Basics: League Sizes: Up to 20 players (Custom Leagues) or only 10 (ESPN Standard Leagues) Game Format Options: Roto, Points Based, Head to Head: Points, Each Category, Most Categories Playoffs: Customizable Roster Freeze: Customizable What’s Different In 2009? Unlike last year where every game ESPN...

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Places To Play Fantasy Baseball: MLB.com

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Tips, MLB Network | 0 comments

While they aren’t calling it “MLB Open” like they did last year, MLB.com is once again offering free head-to-head fantasy baseball leagues with a $10,000 grand prize in 2009. 2009 fantasy baseball on MLB.com is pretty straight forward: League Sizes: 8-team, 10-team, 12-team Game Format Options: Head-To-Head Points Playoffs: Top 4 Teams / 2 Weeks Multi-Position Eligibility: 10-game Minimum in 2008 or 2009 Roster Freeze: 5 Minutes Before Monday’s Games What’s Different In 2009? Pitcher scoring. MLB.com’s fantasy baseball game is different than most sites that offer free fantasy baseball. Instead of selecting individual pitchers, MLB gives you an entire team’s pitching staff (just like defense/special teams in fantasy football). While this is no different from last season, they have changed the scoring format for pitching staffs in 2009. Each win your staff picks up is worth 3 points,...

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