The 2016 Fantasy Lineup You Wish You Had DraftedWhen does Spring Training start again?
If Your Fantasy Baseball League Has A Trade Deadline, Act Fast To Make A MoveThere's still enough time left in the season to make a trade right now and have it work well for you down the stretch. Study those last-place teams with owners you know well and make them an offer they cannot refuse.
Who Were The Fantasy Baseball MVPs And Cy Youngs In 2015?As the MLB regular season wraps up, so do your fantasy leagues. Hopefully, your team was able to survive and finish in the top spot(s) for a nice reward. If not, well ... there's always next year! Here's a quick look at which players were the best—and worst—to have on your team this season.
Don't Blow It In The Last Week Of The Fantasy Baseball Season!There's one week left in the MLB baseball season, and if you're contending for your league championship in fantasy baseball, you don't want to over-tinker with your team this week and blow it. Keep calm and find the right moves to make this week.
It's Time To Drop Those Injured Fantasy Baseball Players With Just Two Weeks Left In The SeasonYou've been waiting for an injured All-Star like Giancarlo Stanton to come back and help your team down the stretch, but with just two weeks left in the MLB season, it's clear Stanton can't help you. He's not the only one, either: The time has come to get some productive games from other players and cut loose the injured guys on your bench. Every little bit helps in fantasy baseball, after all, and you don't want to lose out by just a few RBI in the end.
Have Faith In Your Fantasy Baseball Roster Down The StretchWith just four weeks left in the season, it's going to be hard to tinker with your roster enough to make a difference. More likely than not, you'll end up chasing elusive stats and missing out on the bigger prize: your league championship.
Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-UpsEvery September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won't regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
Make Sure Your Fantasy Baseball Players Are Getting Playing Time Down The StretchWhen bad teams toss in the towel on the season, quite often they bring up young players from the minors that cut into the playing time of established veterans. This can hurt your fantasy baseball roster when your regular gets too many "days off" so the kids can get some playing time.
With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper PaceEvery fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn't going to go over those limits too soon!
Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball TeamStaying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he's going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.
Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some TweaksIt happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you're lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it's a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Beware Players That Switch Leagues At The Trade DeadlineEvery year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn't always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.