Back in the day, fantasy baseball was strictly for stat freaks: Guys (like myself) who obsessed over things like Mookie Wilson’s batting average (.274 lifetime, FYI) and how many batters Nolan Ryan would strike out each season (answer: around 245).
Nowadays fantasy baseball is almost as popular as the real thing. And with the season starting up, players are turning to Yahoo! Answers for advice on how to draft a contender. A simple search on “fantasy baseball” brings up nearly 200 open questions on the tricky topic.
Some community members want tips on draft strategy. For example, Johnny731 is looking for all around contributors who dominate in multiple categories a la A-Rod. Another fantasy player wants feedback on the team he’s drafted. He’s already gotten a few responses from folks who suggest he needs a pitcher or two ASAP.
But fantasy baseball is more than the draft. It’s also about trading players throughout the year. I’ve seen more than a few community members ask if a proposed trade is a good deal or a rip off. Not a bad idea, really. An impartial third party on Yahoo! Answers is probably more likely to give you an honest opinion than a rival player.
Of course, like anything, fantasy baseball isn’t for everyone. Still, those who love to play really love to play. I’d like to know why. Is it the stats? The competition? The chance to feel like a real general manager? To all who play, please leave a comment below.
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