Archive for 2017
It’s been an exciting few weeks in baseball, what with Giancarlo Stanton lining up his appearances on late night TV and Shohei Ohtani being fitted with mouse ears. Bum elbow? Ha!
Here at RonShandler.com, I’ve been spending a bunch of time with BABS, usually late nights over dinner with a... Read More
It looks pretty certain that Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will be making his way to the States in 2018. As a legitimate 2-way player – talented as a hitter or pitcher – fantasy leagues must decide how he is going to fit into their roster structure.
The upcoming Read More
The final BABS ratings for 2017 have been posted to the database. Site members have access to that now.
While I am working on the Baseball Forecaster (order now!), things will continue to be quiet here. However, if you have any insights about the 2017 season – and... Read More
The final in-season update of the BABS database is posted now. Read More
The following passage begins "Simulators," the introduction to the 2012 Baseball Forecaster:
"As fantasy owners, we take pride in our ability to assess baseball players and to project their performance. Our success in piloting our teams to titles and money finishes demonstrates our prowess at these skills.
But it really... Read More
In many leagues, free agents are awarded to teams in reverse order of the standings. This is intended to promote some measure of parity during the season and keep all teams engaged.
The practice is common and helps a league's bottom-dwellers stay competitive despite encountering bad luck, particularly if... Read More
She's my mistress, I know.
Many of us have found great value in BABS, but we have also been trying to make her into someone else. We're not satisfied with all that she provides us; we need her to give us more. It took me a few weeks in the... Read More
The following story is going to sound irrelevant, but bear with me…
I recently joined a small band with some friends in my community. There are five of us: a lead guitarist, a rhythm guitarist, a bassist and a drummer. I play the keyboard. We are all in... Read More
The goal of my journey was an attempt to figure out why First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, FL was a bustling center of activity in March and a cavernous sinkhole in April. Was it just the downgrade from the... Read More
Sunday, May 21 Clearwater Threshers at Lakeland Flying Tigers (Phillies at Tigers)
The final stop on my tour was the opposite end of the home-and-home series from the previous night’s game. Driving up I-4, I made good time, arriving just 97... Read More