The following piece was published at BaseballHQ.com back on April 17, 2015. That was before the Fanduel/DraftKings legal implosion the following fall. And it was before last week’s Supreme Court decision leaving the legalization of sports betting to the states. The gambling landscape is...Read More
Archive for the 'Industry' Category
While the baseball universe waits for the always-controversial Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame announcement, the fantasy industry has named its 2018 picks for the Rotisserie Hall of Fame: Carlos Beltran, Cliff Lee, Joe Nathan, Alex Rodriguez and Johan...Read More
This is my ESPN Insider column for the week.
When we draft our teams each year, we count on the higher-ranked players to be more productive, more reliable and to spend more time on the field than on the disabled list.
It’s a valiant expectation. But history shows that...Read More
Most people know my strong opinion when it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS). From my annual disclosure statement: “I think daily fantasy sports (DFS) are an excellent, exciting variant that requires a different skills set in order to excel. I think the...Read More
Last year in Tout Wars, several of the participants decided that a conservative approach in these redraft leagues did not get the job done. More often than not, the winner was the owner who drafted the most risky plays that paid off....Read More
While the the baseball universe waits impatiently for the always-controversial Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame announcement, the fantasy industry has named its 2017 picks for the Rotisserie Hall of Fame: Prince Fielder, David Ortiz and Mark Teixeira. They are the...Read More
In the upcoming edition of the Baseball Forecaster, you will read about the ever-changing shifts in the statistical landscape. By now, it's common knowledge that home runs left ballparks at historic rates last year, and stolen bases took the opposite path. If you were to assume that...Read More
The 15th annual Xperts Fantasy League (XFL) draft took place in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday November 4. The XFL is the fantasy baseball industry's only keeper league, although it has been described as a keeper-dynasty hybrid.
The 15-team mixed league drafts 40-man rosters, with the 23 players...Read More
The following article appears concurrently at BaseballHQ.com. This week celebrates the 20th anniversary of the site’s launch and I was asked to contribute some memories.
Once upon a time, there was no internet.
It was a period of great struggle for fantasy leaguers...Read More
I am the featured guest on this week’s BaseballHQ.com podcast, with Patrick Davitt. My segment starts at the 44:50 mark of the 2+ hour pod and it runs for almost an hour. But I give you nearly 7 hours of content because...Read More