Under the radar: Defense, hitting hurlers deserve their due in fantasy
I'll admit that July is a bad time to debate scoring rules for a fantasy baseball league. That discussion is better suited for March prior to draft time. But I don't like how some of baseball's most important aspects get overlooked in fantasyland. And honestly, my underachieving teams urgently need help scoring points.
Let's put aside
A sportswriter once celebrated them as "Tinkers to Evers to Chance" in honor of the Chicago Cubs infielders of the early 1900s, but perhaps that poem needs updating. The most dynamic double-play duo was actually Tigers teammates
In fantasy terms, why not reward those quick hands with two points for every two-out play? The Yankees'
Who is hitting into all of these rally killers? Blame the Giants' third baseman
The National League lets pitchers do more than just throw the ball and so should fantasy leagues. Let's put a premium on hurlers who can also swing the bat. Brewers' starter
Meanwhile, Cincinnati's Rookie of the Year candidate
On a play at the plate or with a runner trying to take an extra base, having a strong-armed outfielder is a must. Who cares if Mets outfielder