The Thinking Chair
The big news of last week in fantasy sports was, of course, the trading deadline in MLB. The biggest names to shuffle around teams were
That matters if you are in a NL-only league. Most leagues have a rule that if someone gets traded to the other league, that's it. So, owners of Teixeira, Griffey and Bay are simply bummed. If you play long enough, you get hosed pretty seriously by situations like this. Some folks enjoy that, whether it happens to their teams or not -- it's a real risk that you have to think about. And sometimes it creates real benefits -- a few years back when he was playing for the Washington Nationals,
Other leagues let you keep a player if he moves to the other league as some type of exception. This rule was undoubtedly created by people stung by such mid-season trades, and while I'd clearly benefit from it today, I'm not crazy about it. You are either in a mono-league (NL-only, AL-only) or you aren't. (And for all of those who aren't -- thanks for reading along so far. This really hasn't been much help for you yet.)
You want to know a sign that your fantasy team might not be headed toward a title? It's when you find yourself performing the following transaction:
Now, surely, Hairston has been having a good season -- in as much as you can say that about someone with a
It's hard when it's barely August and you pretty much want to only focus on fantasy football. My main league just pulled numbers to determine the draft order, and I had the misfortune to get the 8th pick in our 10-team league. Why is that so bad? Well, as they say, here's the deal: there are five clearly superior running backs who will all be gone before my pick (
So, what do you do at No. 8? You could take
If Manning isn't the right pick for you, then you might be leaning toward
On a non-football note, I'm just going to come out here and say it -- there's a problem when you have a show about comedians that is TWO FREAKING HOURS LONG and at best, there are three laughs in that entire period of time. I know that
And yet ... I watch.
I'm also watching
It's time to wrap things up here ... and while we're at it, I'd just like to say something here. With the trade for Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers'
Keywords: MLB trading deadline, Rotoexperts, expert, advice, attitude, strategy, Peyton Manning, NL-only, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, Marion Barber III, Last Comic Standing, Big Brother 10, Jared Lorenzen.