Slow News Day 136

Not a lot going on right now, and I’m not really in the mood for talking about the trades or even the Former House Mates’ Offseason Adventures in Matrimony (though that day will come), so please enjoy this Hank Aaron feature, which is aggressively cute.

Also: can anyone explain to me the point of specifically rating players for the impact they’ll have on fantasy teams? If they’re playing well in reality, they’re going to be good for your fantasy team . . . so . . . any projections based on reality are . . . kinda the same thing, eh?

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  1. Basically if a player is good in reality, he is good in fantasy leagues. The problem is that there are a lot of “good” players (30HR/100RBI). Usually every one of your fantasy opponents will have a couple of them so you have to find something extra to boost your team. The trick is usually having suprise star players (like Ryan Braun last year) that help you one-up everybody else. Also having good leadoff hitters like Reyes and Granderson give you lots of points for steals, BBs, and runs. That’s why Reyes ranks higher than say Teixeira. Tex will hit around 30HRs and so will about 20 other guys in the majors… but nobody will steal 70 bases and score at least one run every game like Reyes did last year.

    Last year kinda sucked for most people because whoever had A-Rod on their fantasy team pretty much won their league by May. So everything I said earlier didn’t matter because A-Rod was just ridiculous.

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