Friday, April 2, 2010
My Bearded Thesis
My Bearded Thesis
April 2, 2010
By Bret Sayre
My name is Bret and I love fantasy baseball. I prefer rotisserie leagues because there are more things in my control. I prefer auction leagues because none of my favorite strategies work in a snake draft. I wish the MLB At Bat application on my iPhone worked better. I have an enormous man-crush on Ryan Braun. I despise taking players who only steal bases – I’m looking at you, Juan Pierre – even though I know they’re valuable and even sometimes necessary. I don’t do this for a living, despite what my wife may think. I take great pride in coming up with analogies that interest me. I understand that sometimes these analogies only interest me. I watch a lot of baseball and a lot of it has nothing to do with any leagues I’m in. I love reading Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America. I would want to know someone’s leanings and tendencies in the leagues they play in so I could put their advice in context. I am going to devote the next paragraph to just that.
I don’t keep many major league batters on my bench. I’m not the type of owner who fidgets with my lineup unless I’m trying to platoon a particular player. I don’t think I started Jason Kubel once against a left-hander last season in a daily transaction league. I prefer to fill my bench spots with potential high-impact position players or pitchers who can have a positive impact with the right matchups. I have Brett Wallace on a lot of my teams because I think he’ll hit right away when he comes up. I have Andy Pettitte on a lot of my teams because I think he’s almost an automatic start in non-Fenway road games. I stream pitchers from my bench, not from waivers – and I still need to be cognizant of inning limits in August and September. I have a full blown man-crush on Ryan Braun. I may have mentioned that already. I don’t throw a lot of high draft picks or auction dollars at pitchers, the burn rate is too high. I like to own as many middle relievers as I can play at once and work my starters into the lineup when they are pitching.
I am the creator of Fantasy Beards, and yes I have a beard. I plan on having daily content here to help your quest for a championship. I am also planning on having multimedia content as well for those who prefer that format. I can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter (@fantasybeards). I will answer any fantasy question you’ve got.
My name is Bret and I love fantasy baseball. Now, let’s have some fun.
Posted by Bret at 10:58 AM