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The Verdict: It’s Not Illegal Unless You Say So

As the fantasy baseball season draws to a close, one topic that I have been consistently asked about lately is the concept of having empty lineup and roster slots.  There are a few reasons why one would intentionally do this, and most of these reasons seem entirely valid.  The question I have been presented with […]

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The Verdict: fantasy baseball frenzy after the All Star break.

The All Star game represents the halfway point of the Major League Baseball season.  Even though all teams have played more than 81 games by now, the Mid-Summer Classic is still used as a line of demarcation between the first and second half of the season.  Generally, the two weeks after the All Star Game […]

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The Verdict: Being commissioner isn’t personal, it’s just business.

I have said it several times before: being the commissioner of a fantasy baseball league is a thankless job. There is little to nothing in compensation for the hours you spend running your league and dealing with the headaches that come along with it. But, since you are a responsible person you continue to do […]

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The Verdict: Keeping it on the DL

There are dozens of ways to customize a fantasy baseball league.  Whether it is roto or points, head-to-head or cumulative, daily or weekly, keeper or non-keeper, mixed league or AL/NL only, you get the point.  After making those decisions, you must decide how many teams to include in the league and then set roster limits […]

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The Verdict: Constructive Abandonment in a Fantasy Baseball League

Before we get into the substance of the article, I would like to clarify one thing about the title. This article is NOT about the legal term of art known as “constructive abandonment” which applies in family law where one spouse refuses to engage in sexual relations with the other spouse for at least one […]

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The Verdict: Be Aware of Panic Trades

After weeks and months of draft preparation, the first week of the fantasy baseball season is now in the books.  Some people are reveling in their glory of seeing their draft strategies come to fruition while others are already in panic mode as their players have flopped or gotten injured.  The truth is that the […]

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The Verdict: Houston, we have a problem.

As we all know, the Houston Astros are now members of the American League West after spending their first 50 years in the National League.  Houston transitions to the AL to create two 15-team leagues with three divisions of five teams each.  They are the first franchise to switch leagues since the Milwaukee Brewers moved […]

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The Verdict: Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadlines are Necessary

During a recent appearance on the RotoExperts show on the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Channel, Mark Bloom (Dr. Roto) asked me about an issue raised by one of his callers.  The question was whether it is necessary to set a trade deadline in fantasy baseball leagues.  The caller said that in 2012, the second to last […]

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The Verdict: Don’t Mock the Mock Draft – Part 2

Pitchers are catchers have reported to spring training so fantasy baseball season is officially here.  That means you are likely preparing for one or more drafts within the next month and a half.  Last year, I wrote about the benefits of doing mock drafts as part of the preparation for your own fantasy baseball league drafts.  […]

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The Verdict: to the Victor goes the spoils.

As we all know, Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers will be back this year after missing all of 2012 due to microfracture surgery on his left knee thanks to an injury sustained last winter.  I have previously written about his return from injury and what kind of fantasy baseball value he will have in […]

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