Archive for 2018

BABS Sweet-Talks Trades: Part 1, Batters

by Greg Fishwick

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is two weeks away. The All-Star break is a traditional time to assess your team, and—just like a real-life GM—decide whether you’re a buyer or a seller.

If you are in a mono league think and you’re not a buyer, think again....

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2018 BABS All Stars

by Patrick Cloghessy

Oh, the halfway point.  That sweet (arbitrary) line allowing us to refer back to this season’s 1st half or 2nd half. More importantly, it’s time to reveal the BABS All-Stars!  

This list will not address the Freddie...

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FAAB, Vickrey and the cost of automation

Anyone who has been reading me for more than a decade probably knows that I hate the FAAB process for in-season free agent acquisition. In fact, my first "Why I Hate FAAB" column ran in 2005.

In short, I can't come to terms with a blind bidding process that wastes...

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Making Winning Trades With BABS

by Dan Gottfried

For many, trading is a favorite part of playing fantasy baseball. If you are the type of owner who will trade almost any player at almost any time, BABS can be a big help. Using BABS, you can appear to give up more than you receive in...

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BABS help on the farm

by Chris Doyle

We’re at the point in the season where many heralded prospects have already made the leap, while others are waiting in the wings for their chance. But what about some other minor leaguers knocking on the door? There are plenty of players who could help you...

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Teoscar, Nimmo and the BABS narrative

by Patrick Cloghessy

Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Altuve. The headliners. The crossover superstars. These men attract the casual fan.  Long form personal profiles and ad campaigns mythologize and deify them in the public consciousness.  These things help define the narrative. Fantasy owners are human too. We love these guys.


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The BABL Manipulation, part 2

So, we ran into an issue with the BABS Baseball (BABL) exhibition, described here. Briefly, one of the owners, Matt, figured out that he could nearly guarantee success in two categories (IP, K) if he completely eschewed one (Sv+Hld). I asked the BABL owners four questions:


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