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Draftbug: Blogger Invitational Results

July 18, 2009 | by Tim McLeod | Comments (0)
Felix Hernandez was dominant for the Seattle Mariners on Friday.
If you had Felix Hernandez in a one-day league, chances are you finished in the money on Friday.

The results from Friday’s one day free-for-all Draftbug Blogger Invitational are in and I managed a mid-pack finish. Congratulations to Lester’s Legends who ended their day in first with 68 points and a slim one-point victory over the Sports Idiot crew. I totaled 45 points, good for a share of seventh place in the 12-team event.

The top scoring pitchers for the day were:

Felix Hernandez - 34
Ubaldo Jimenez – 31
Tim Lincecum – 24
Carlos Zambrano – 23
Clay Buchholz – 22

On offense, the top performers were:

Brian McCann – 14
Albert Pujols – 12
Orlando Cabrera – 10
Mark Teixeira – 10
Adam Jones – 9
Chase Utley – 8

I decided that Buchholz was just too much of a bargain to pass on at starting pitcher and then converted those dollar savings into Hanley Ramirez who promptly earned me the grand total of two points. I built strong up the middle with Utley and Joe Mauer in addition to Ramirez and then went cheap on my outfield and that pretty much doomed me. Franklin Gutierrez was a solid pick who earned me six points, but Andrew McCutchen and Michael Cuddyer amassed the whopping total of minus three points and it was all over. I should have spent a bit more time researching, but with the point scoring system in place, strikeout pitching is a must in this format. Lincecum earned 24 points and that was without getting the win, which is worth an additional 10 points.

It was an interesting day and a great learning experience so I’d have to recommend Draftbug for those interested in getting that one-day Fantasy fix. Thanks to Alex from Draftbug for the invite and we wish him continued good fortunes with the site.

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Draftbug: Blogger Fantasy Baseball Invitational

July 17, 2009 | by Tim McLeod | Comments (1)
For those that want to play the game, but aren’t prepared to make the long-term commitment it is certainly an interesting option. Each participant picks a team of players within a salary cap, and wins (or loses) based on the performance of their players in that night’s games.
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Expanded NFL Season: Awesome for Fans, Troublesome for Fantasy Owners

April 25, 2009 | by RotoRob | Comments (0)
Roger Goodell (right) continues to pursue an 18-game NFL season. Are you ready for some more football? The National Football League hasn’t given up on the idea of expanding the regular season by one or two games to a 17- or 18-game schedule. “The idea has merit, I think,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday. The plan calls [...]
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2009 RotoRob NHL Playoff Preview: Why Parity Sucks

April 14, 2009 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
Paul Kariya is on the comeback trail, so don’t overlook him in your playoff draft. Parity — it’s great for competition, great for keeping teams in the hunt, great for entertaining and meaningful games. But it’s not so great for fantasy. If you’re doing a fantasy league for the Stanley Cup playoffs, there’s no easy way to [...]
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NHL Draft Strategy

February 22, 2009 | by RotoRob | Comments (3)
You can cheat on your wife and have this happen to you, or you can play some fantasy hockey. The choice is yours. Editor’s Note: Maybe your fantasy hockey team is sucking more than a $10 whore. You’re rapidly losing interest (hell, the other day you found yourself listening to women’s diving on the radio for [...]
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