shortsavage wrote:Amendment: I assume that fantasy fans either want to be able to compare players fluently or attempt to take on some of the duties that major league GMs have.
This may be true of some of the more dedicated fantasy fans, but I suspect that the majority of Fantasy baseballers play it for, as noseeum said, fun.
What makes it fun varies from person to person (see the H2H/Roto debate, for example), but I doubt 'comparing players fluently' is a big factor for the majority.
Anyway, I don't want to put words in others mouths, so I will speak for myself.
I enjoy Fantasy Baseball as a leisure activity based around my favourite sport (even more than soccer). It adds excitement to the season, I have the fun of drafting a roster before the season and then tweaking it throughout the season as my players typically fail to live up to expectation, and it has actually helped me become more knowledgeable about baseball in general. But the key factor is fun!!