Obscure Pick-ups Could Hold Key to a Title
by Eddie Mayrose
During the course of a Fantasy Baseball season, there will be a number of opportunities for you to make a run toward the top of the standings. Early on, there’s a lot of competition for free agents as owners not satisfied with the roster they drafted try to upgrade. Quick evaluations to distinguish who starts from breakout seasons are necessary here but, unfortunately, are not that common. Big chunks of a transaction budget are often spent with little bang for the buck.
Another is, usually, after the first trade of the season is made within your league. That initial swap always seems to open the floodgates for a week or two as owners in contention vie to keep pace. Here, again, it’s important to be able to recognize a flash in the pan, although, with a larger body of work, it’s a little easier.
Then,as the Fantasy deadline approaches,sometimes a few weeks after the MLB deadline, the HAVES, gearing up for a stretch run to a title, pillage the rosters of the, by now, disinterested HAVE NOTS, who are simply looking to improve their positions heading into next year.