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Fantasy Baseball's Tumbling Dice: Keeping your head in the game
The baseball season is such a grind.
The ups and downs can be difficult to sustain, which in reality is one of the main challenges fantasy owners face. For even in a league with weekly transactions, staying on top of all the moves and making the right ones at the right time is a challenge.
If I think back to the back 15 long weeks ago -- or maybe it was just yesterday -- my League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR) NL-only team was duking it out for first place with RotoWire's Derek VanRiper.
Needless to say, you can guess where my team is now, struggling near the bottom of the league, as I look at each category and try to figure anywhere I can pick up points and a little respectability in the standings.
And I get this is the way the game goes: Sometimes you just have a bad year.
Still, as the season wanes, and as football starts to peek at us with a whole new sense of fantasy optimism, it is hard to not get distracted, let alone just hang it up in your less than successful baseball leagues.
However, if you are serious about playing the game and about not just learning but improving year-to-year, keeping on top of your team during this seemingly down time can be more than rewarding.
Some of the things I try to stay on are:
If you can lose your off-year blues within the throes of what I suggest, it can not only make the end of this year more interesting and fun, it can help fill you with optimism for next year way ahead of the curve.
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