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Postby Slingblade » Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:53 pm

HI i am from the fantasy football cafe...and i decided to get into fantasy football...anybody got any pointers?...ive never watched baseball....where can i get started at?

thanks in advance
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Postby Slingblade » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:27 pm

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Postby Slingblade » Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:45 pm

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Postby chichpsalm » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:00 am

some tips....

- find a team to follow. If you're from Tennessee, sorry, maybe the minors will suffice. Any sport is more enjoyable when you have a home town or other favorite. Well, almost always, since I like the Bengals.
- watch Baseball Tonight on ESPN if at all possible. In terms of information per unit of time, it's a good investment
- play fantasy baseball, but only free leagues for now (Yahoo!)
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Re: Newbie would like some advice

Postby hayseed » Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:20 am

Slingblade wrote:HI i am from the fantasy football cafe...and i decided to get into fantasy football...


hey sling!! maybe this is why people havent answered it! they cant understand. think ya meant baseball, not football?
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Postby stevelabny » Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:55 am

have you seriously never watched baseball?
thats sad.

go to mlb.com and read their fantasy rankings/profiles.
thats the easiest way to quick study for a complete and total newbie.
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Postby ramble2 » Wed Mar 05, 2003 1:47 pm

Another good place to start, if you haven't already, is to pick up one of the fantasy baseball magazines floating around. The Sportings News guide is pretty good, and has articles on strategies and draft tips. They also have a lot of cheet sheats, and if you are unfamiliar with fantasy baseball, I'd recommend using one as your guide.

I got suckered ;-) into joining a fantasy football league last year (it was okay, but I didn't enjoy it as much as fantasy baseball). Here are what struck me as some of the big differences (and why I enjoy fantasy baseball more):

-Regression to the mean. That is, you won't find very many season-long statistical anomalies (contra Brady Anderson's 50 HR a few years back). In football, you only have 16 games, so there is a lot more variance year-to-year in individual player's statistics.

-You won't get beat (or win) by fluke performances. In fantasy football I had the unfortunate experience of going up against Tommy Maddox and Burress when they combined for something like 650 yards and 9 TDs. Something like this seemed to happen every week, and it was very frustrating. Over the course of the season, 4 of the 8 teams in the league had their best weeks against me (some had their best two weeks!). In fantasy baseball, the long season makes it much more likely that the team with the best players will actually win.

-Baseball games are played almost everyday, making every morning a thrill to look at the box scores.

The advice from the other posts is good; be sure to check in here with any trade offers you get as people will try to rip you off if they smell new blood. Also, and this won't be hard, try and pick players from a variety of teams. This way you'll be checking more box scores and will be more likely to notice players not on your team who are having good seasons.

Good luck, and have fun! ;-D
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Postby Slingblade » Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:01 pm

thanks for the help guys
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Postby slowkidz » Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:35 pm

Ha! Sling..I found it!! Yep..all good advice so far...I'm sure once u start playin you'll get hooked...I just jumped into my first lg feet first and have been playing since...Hope u enjoy it!!!
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