Here’s a sample from my Fantasy Insider column the latest issue of ESPN Magazine.
IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE THIS season’s bum teams concede that they’re out of the playoff hunt and try to move a proven vet hitter to a contender for prospects. And that’s got you thinking deep thoughts, fantasy vulture thoughts. As in: An unsuspecting rival might let a guy like Royals DH Mike Sweeney go for a bargain price, not realizing that if he’s traded to a more formidable lineup, he’ll see more fat pitches, which will result in an offensive surge.
Oh yes, you’re playing the lineup-protection card.
There’s just one problem with your sneaky machinations: They’re totally misguided.