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The Fantasy Reporter

I know you all come here for your Cubs fix and I don't pretend to be some sort of fantasty baseball expert (that would be readers "The Joe" and "JD"), but my fantasy draft is Saturday and I feel like sharing. I much prefer a points league over the traditional 5x5 roto leagues, but mostly the same advice applies. If anything, the points league is a bettter reflection of the reality of baseball and our playing fantasy baseball gives us a better understanding of the sport itself. If you do play in a roto league, you need to be more worried about stolen bases than I am.

And just so you know that I'm not completely full of it, I have been playing since 1999 and besides one very unfortunate injury-riddled season, I usually finish "in the money" so to speak. I don't alway take the league, but I'm almost always in contention. Once again, not trying to pass myself off as some fantasy baseball expert, but you could do worse. If anything, I hope to convince you to acquire Troy Tulowitzki if you're in a keeper league. He's going to be a monster for the next six seasons.

So here's some general draft strategies and ideas on a handful of players. Those who play in a league with me are probably going to be wondering why there are so many players mentioned that are on my current team or have been recently or I've inquired about. Well, I liked them for a reason, so there you go.

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  • Amen

    jacos 21 min 47 sec ago view
  • @jonahkeri Joe Maddon living out Joe Maddon fanfic IRL tonight

    Rob G. 42 min 4 sec ago view
  • yes. I was at the Sean Marshall game in LF. Lou Piniella was managing. StL won 4-2, so I guess it didn't help but it was zany. Soriano/Reed Johnson and Marshall were the LF's.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/5854550/

    7-12-09

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?id=290712316

    On a 6 degrees of separation note: Cubs got Travis Wood in the trade that sent Sean Marshall to Cincy.

    Cubster 52 min 17 sec ago view
  • Make that 1-7, 4 RBI.

    billybucks 52 min 39 sec ago view
  • i like how strop played LF with his "crooked cap" look...that's not just for the mound.

    crunch 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • let baez pitch the 15th, he earned it.

    crunch 1 hour 14 min ago view
  • Forget the save, finally Javier!!

    cubbies.4ever 1 hour 15 min ago view
  • Can a pitcher get more than one hold in a game? Or a Win and a save?

    cubbies.4ever 1 hour 18 min ago view
  • Didn't they do this sort of thing with Sean Marshall years back? Sticking him in LF to save him to face others, but without a pitcher replacing him in LF.

    cubbies.4ever 1 hour 27 min ago view
  • This is the most beautiful thing ever.

    Transmission 1 hour 31 min ago view
  • all i wanna know is...when's d.ross gonna pitch?

    crunch 1 hour 34 min ago view
  • Maddon is over-managing the shit out of this game.

    Rob G. 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • yeah. ...or not...

    i was a bit more confused why the guy who gave up a HR to votto last night was facing him with 2 men on.

    ...now that wood is coming in to pitch the following inning, the whole thing gets weirder. so like, okay.

    crunch 1 hour 37 min ago view
  • Javy 0-6. At least he's consistent.

    The E-Man 1 hour 46 min ago view
  • Sweet play.

    What's with the Travis Wood stuff? Is it because he pitched the last 2 games?

    Rob G. 1 hour 46 min ago view
  • peralta (and maddon) owes zobrist a coke.

    crunch 1 hour 49 min ago view