Well, folks, it’s getting to that point in the season where it’s time to start cutting down the fantasy baseball recap pieces and start turning our attention over to the fantasy football pre-draft festivities. Or, at least, that’s what I’m being told. I’m going to still try and make it over here once a week, if not twice, just depending on whether there’s some real important that I feel should be discussed. After all, there could still be some significant player movement with the waiver trade deadline still looming and once rosters expand on September 1st, there could be more than just a few gems worthy of using over the final month of the season. So not to worry…we’re not shutting out baseball altogether.
It has come to that point of the season where it is time to dump or get off of the pot. It’s time to decide what it is that will get you into championship competition and go all out for it. But what if you are gun-shy about pulling the trigger on that big trade that you know you need to make? Todd Zola is here to tell his story on trading in fantasy baseball and to provide you with strategies to keep in mind when making those moves.
When Hunter Pence made that diving catch on Alex Amarista’s liner to close out the eighth inning, you knew that the baseball gods were looking down on Tim Lincecum, smiling, and declaring this night for him. The 1-2-3 ninth inning was just a mere formality; a dot on the ‘I’ and a cross on the ‘t’. Not only did he wage a war to no-hit the Padres, but he also made a declaration to the baseball community, both real and fantasy, that he wasn’t quite finished. Though the latter part of his six-plus year career has been laden with lows, he still had plenty of highs left in him and we’re not just talking about his smoking habits in the offseason.