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FANTASY BASEBALL CHAMPION!!!

FANTASY BASEBALL CHAMPION!!!

It has been a few years since I placed in the top spot in my fantasy baseball league so allow me to gloat for a minute.  Or two…  🙂

For the entirety of the season it was a 2-man race, with myself and the second place player alternating spots several times during the season.

But, when it mattered most, I took control of the league and ended up winning the crown!!!  Here is a look at the final leaderboard:

While I do admit that fantasy baseball has an element of luck, I do think that I picked a pretty solid team, in which several of the players had career years.  Special thanks go out to Justin Verlander, Mike Stanton, Ryan Howard, Mark Teixeira, Jacoby Ellsbury, Howie Kendrick, Heath Bell, Ryan Roberts, Matt Weiters, and the rest of the guys!!!

See you all in 2012!!!

With Just Two Weeks Left In The Fantasy Baseball Season, My Team Is Soaring!!!!

With Just Two Weeks Left In The Fantasy Baseball Season, My Team Is Soaring!!!!

I have to admit that I am a little surprised that I have been able to maintain this lead in my league.  I have been dealing with a lot of injuries, all season long to be honest, but somehow I have prevailed.

I guess an extremely solid pitching rotation, and a few breakthrough seasons really helps, huh???

Here is the current standings:

That’s me five points ahead of my only competition!!!

 

 

With Less Than One Month Left In The 2011 Baseball Season, My Fantasy Team Takes A Nice Lead…

With Less Than One Month Left In The 2011 Baseball Season, My Fantasy Team Takes A Nice Lead…

A 3.5 point lead can vanish in a heartbeat when talking about fantasy baseball, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot get excited about the prospect of winning first place in my league!!

And if you look closely at the standings, you will see that I am all but guaranteed a 1st or 2nd place finish!!!

Go Me!!!

Well, Well, Well, Look Who Is Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboards Again…

Well, Well, Well, Look Who Is Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboards Again…

It was a struggle, but after sitting in second place for more than six weeks, I have once again taken over first place on the leaderboard of my fantasy baseball league.

For the season, it has been a 2-way battle between myself and one other player as we both have held healthy leads over the remainder of the league we are in.

Here is a peek at the standings as of this moment:

Special thanks to Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, Heath Bell, Howie Kendrick, and Ryan Vogelsong for helping back to the top!!!

A Quick Peek At My Fantasy Team’s Position As We Get Prepared For The Second Half Of The Baseball Season…

A Quick Peek At My Fantasy Team’s Position As We Get Prepared For The Second Half Of The Baseball Season…

I know that you all have been wondering so I thought I would offer this little recap up to you as we prep for the second half of the major league and fantasy baseball seasons.

Currently I rest in 2nd place, with a comfortable lead over the player in 3rd and some ground to make up between myself and the leader.

Here are the current standings:

And if you look at the rankings across the categories in which we score points, you can see that my pitching has been very strong while my batting has been average.

So, as we approach the start of the second half of the season, I made a few changes to my roster that should help me all-around.  I dropped some players and added some players – gone are Chipper Jones, Josh Johnson, and John Buck.  Newly added players Ryan Vogelsong, Justin Masterson, and Ryan Roberts should be able to round out my starting pitching as well as infield.

We’ll see how it goes.  Wish me luck!!

 

After Sitting Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboard For Two Months, My Team Takes A Tumble…

After Sitting Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboard For Two Months, My Team Takes A Tumble…

It’s very hard to maintain the top spot in any fantasy league during the course of a full season.  I know that; I understand it; and I have been there before.

But this year, I came out smoking!!  Holding a steady 15pt. lead for most of the first two months of the season, my numbers have dropped back down into this atmosphere and I have fallen into second place.

Maybe I got too settled in.  Maybe I could have/should have made a few more roster moves to sure up a few weak spots in my roster.  Who knows?

But what I do know is that a few injuries to some of my ‘key’players has thrown me back into reality.  Between Josh Johnson and Howie Kendrick and Chipper Jones and Logan Morrison, my one-time superior team is now in a heated battle for first place.

Here is a look at the current standings in my league.

I’ll follow up with another post in a few weeks to hopefully show that I have climbed back onto the top of the mountain!!!

How Am I Going To Get Mike Stanton & Logan Morrison Into My Fantasy Lineups??

How Am I Going To Get Mike Stanton & Logan Morrison Into My Fantasy Lineups??

Well fantasy fans, I have quite the conundrum on my hands here…

My team is firmly set in first place in our league as you can see below.

So, as I sit with a nicely sized margin between myself and the team that I have in second place, my outfield is very, very packed.  In fact, it is so packed with talent that I have had to sit Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison, two of my favorite Marlins. 

Prior to this weekend, that was not a problem as Stanton was in a major slump and LoMO was on the disabled list.  But after a 3-game stint in Washington to play the Nationals both guys appear to be back – and now I am a bit lost as to how I should proceed.

Over the last three games Stanton has launched two home runs, scored three times, and driven in three runs.  During the same stretch, Morrison has collected 4 hits, including a home run.   And NONE of these stats have helped my squad.

Here is my outfield as it stands today:

And here are my utility players:

What am I going to do?  I feel the need to get these guys into my lineup on a regular basis, but I cannot see a reason to bench any of my regulars…

Come on fantasy geeks ( Yes, I am one too).  Help a brother out!!!

1 Month Into The Baseball Season, And Look Whose Fantasy Team Is In 1st Place!!!

1 Month Into The Baseball Season, And Look Whose Fantasy Team Is In 1st Place!!!

I’m off to a great start, we’ll see how long it can last…  🙂

Marlins/Mets 3-Game Recap

In a reversal of what has happened at the end of the last two baseball seasons, the New York Mets have exacted a little revenge as they won 2 of 3 games against the Marlins, which may be the final dagger in the Marlins’ playoff dreams!!!

Although not mathematically eliminated from both the NL East and NL wild card spots, beating the Mets was a necessary task and the Marlins failed terribly.  The Mets have under-performed from the start of the year, and this was the best opportunity for ‘The Fish’ to gain some ground on the leaders.  Their last 6 games are against the Braves and Phillies – 2 teams fighting for playoff positioning.

During this 3-game series there were a few highlights, like the play of Cameron Maybin, Jorge Cantu, and Chris Coghlan.  But the lowlights certainly outweighed any positives of the final home series of the season.

So here we sit.  6 games left in the regular season and we’re possibly just 48 hours away from planning our winter vacations…

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Marlins/Phillies Recap

Once again, the Florida Marlins did exactly what they needed to do by beating the Phillies 2-1 in their 3-game series.

After splitting games in a double-header on Tuesday, the two teams battled each other, and the rain, inning by inning on Wednesday during the ‘rubber-match’ of the series.  And as they have done many times before, the Marlins struck last as Brett Carrol delivered a game winning and series clinching hit in the bottom of the 9th inning.

With just 9 games left to go, it’s very clear that the Marlins will not catch the Phils for the top spot in the NL East.  And as they sit just 4 1/2 games out of the wild card race, the suddenly hot Braves are making this a 3-team race to catch the leading Rockies.

I’m still optimistic that a little more ‘Marlins-Magic’ may occur before the season ends, but as each day passes and the leader board stays the same the realist in me comes out.

Here’s to 9 more wonderful baseball games in the 2009 baseball season!!!

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GO FISH!!!