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Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby jimbow37 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:32 am

What magazines I picked up rotowires preview and what others do u recommend?Last year I bought the Baseball prospectus.Just looking for suggestions.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:48 am

I thumbed through Rotowire the other day at Target and I wasn't very impressed. Cano as the #2 2B really stuck out to me. I think you can find some really good things on-line so I wouldn't bother with the mags or books.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby converge241 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:10 pm

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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:21 pm

Baseball Prospectus 08, if you are in to indepth stats.
I have fanballs.com magazine and I really like it, but I usually buy almost every magazine just for reading material to get me occupied, because school textbooks are boring.

But your at the right place for information though.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby trevizzle » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:54 pm

i've thumbed through a bunch of them but i like lindy's the best. it gives you a breakdown of the player values by position. and i agree brandon phillips should be ahead of cano.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:25 am

I'd stay away from Rotowire. Sporting News is usually pretty good.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby mission27 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:50 pm

Baseball Forecaster and Baseball Prospectus. I buy the other magazines because they can provide some useful info and they are fun to read but I wouldn't take any rankings/projections from them.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby BiggGC » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:55 pm

kaiser wrote:I'd stay away from Rotowire. Sporting News is usually pretty good.


I like Sporting News. I won a league with that mag! ;-D
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby sblinyy » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:54 pm

BiggGC wrote:
kaiser wrote:I'd stay away from Rotowire. Sporting News is usually pretty good.


I like Sporting News. I won a league with that mag! ;-D


Sporting News is great. It is a really good read too.
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Re: Mags, Books do u recommend?

Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:52 am

mission27 wrote:Baseball Forecaster and Baseball Prospectus. I buy the other magazines because they can provide some useful info and they are fun to read but I wouldn't take any rankings/projections from them.


I recommend these if you want to get a bit more depth. Both Forecaster and Prospectus explain where they get their predictions from in way more detail than I've ever seen in any magazine. I think that this will help give you a better sense of how to value players yourself. The lessons in these books will be ones that you can 'recycle' year after year after year.

Plus, it will also serve as a larger set of 'antlers' at your draft as the other managers will have a couple of puny mags and you will have a giant book to wave around. You can look stuff up (or even pretend to look stuff up...), mumble stuff like 'woah, nice pick' or 'yikes, I would never take him there' and drive people nuts w/ the sensation that you have something they don't. :-D
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