Mastersball writer Todd Zola, a Tout Wars and LABR veteran, tackles important fantasy baseball questions with help from industry professionals, including KFFL scribes.
Lord Zola's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable examines topics in rotisserie, head-to-head and many other fantasy baseball leagues each week. Waiver wire strategy, player scouting information, game theory, trend analysis - Lord Zola and friends will tend to all your fantasy baseball team's needs.
Lord Zola gathers the Knights -- and some special guests -- for a few rounds of MLB-universe mocking in the final 2013 installment of the Round Table.
Lord Zola analyzes the 2013 results of Mike Trout and Jay Bruce and, based on them, puts his projections process through the wringer.
Lord Zola has a rap session with himself about how to finish strong in your fantasy baseball league. One of them might be quite painful, but it's necessary.
Lord Zola gathers the Knights for Round 2 of strategies, impressions and other thoughts for Ron Shandler's exciting new contest.
Don't let people question your attitude, as they've been doing with Yasiel Puig. Take the Knights' advice on ways to make the most of September, even if you're out of it. What stakes do they have in their leagues?
What tips do the Knights follow to improve their pitching categories down the stretch?
Lord Zola casts aside the Knights for a week in order to delve a bit deeper into the data regarding the performances of rookies.
Lord Zola is warming to rookies' ability to contribute immediately because of a few major changes in the MLB landscape.
Lord Zola asks the Knights to rank the traded starting pitchers and give their thoughts on other fallout from the trade deadline.
It's time for more either-or showdowns. Do you prefer Matt Kemp or Ryan Braun for 2014?
Lord Zola gathered the knights for their picks among roto and head-to-head's disappointments who'll rebound ... and who won't.
Hisashi Iwakuma and others drew some battles among the Knights when they tried to peg who'll keep going and who'll fall among lofty performers.
Ron Shandler's latest contribution to rotisserie games is a month-long contest, and several Knights are participating in the first trial. What's it all about?
Miguel Cabrera: obvious, consensus choice for No. 1. Any surprises? It leads to some bigger questions that Lord Zola is attempting to answer.
Lord Zola closes out the knights' experiment in trade discussions with some final thoughts. How do these apply to your league?
The experiment in trading continues as the Knights make some calls. Who was swapped? Any remorse?
Lord Zola calls on his puppets -- err, Knights to participate in an experiment. Zola conjures a league, and based on standings and assigned teams, the members of the Round Table must trade among themselves! Here's Part 1.
How much do the Knights rely on the numbers and on what they see with their own eyes?
Lord Zola delivers a fine lecture on things fantasy owners do when trading that can easily turn out to be mistakes.
The MLB season is about 1/4 of the way complete. Where do your teams sit, and what -- if anything -- do you do to improve your chances of winning?
Who's really the Rays' ace? Plus, other rotisserie cage matches: Salvador Perez vs. Carlos Ruiz, Nolan Arenado vs. Aramis Ramirez and ... Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper!
Lord Zola gathers the knights to discuss their preferences for some of the game's top prospects ... in redraft leagues, not keeper leagues.
Lord Zola's knights pick their poisons. Do you believe it? Some of them preferred Buck over Gattis? Plus: Wandy Rodriguez vs. Jose Fernandez, Andrew Bailey vs. Edward Mujica, Daniel Nava vs. Vernon Wells.
Rotisserie and head-to-head baseball owners hear it all the time: Don't panic. But are there players whose starts to 2013 should trouble us?
Lord Zola and the Knights have a FAABulous time talking about how to handle their waiver-wire money.
The Knights convene to predict the 2013 fantasy baseball awards.
Some rotisserie or head-to-head baseball players swear by ADP. Others dismiss it completely. Is either correct?
The benevolent Lord Zola - OK, the selfish Lord Zola - asks the court about a "hypothetical" at the No. 2 pick.
How do you plan to come up with thefts? Does it depend on the format? Are players like Juan Pierre a waste of money?
The Knights tackle the significance of spring training performances. Can they predict regular-season growth or decline?
Lord Zola tries to generate a discussion on the role of LABR and Tout Wars, but the knights soon cause chaos, as they're wont to do.
Todd Zola asks his Knights - and Baseball Prospectus analyst Paul Sporer, who also operates his own baseball Web site - to rank these four hurlers for the 2013 MLB season.
Tout Wars mixed will replace batting average with on-base percentage in 2013. Good move? The knights discuss the league's role in the fantasy world and how this move may play out in public opinion.
Lord Zola's knights return to chaotic Camelot. (It's a silly place.) Is Bryce Harper the holy grail of 2013? The season's first special guest, MLB.com's Cory Schwartz, tries to deliver some flesh wounds.
Lord Zola closes out 2012 by grading SP and RP. Which arms look like gold for next year?
Lord Zola again recaps the 2012 season by position - this time, second base, shortstop and outfield - and gives a sneak peek at the 2013 field.
Todd Zola recaps and looks forward with the catcher, first base and third base pools
Regardless of what place you're in, there are methods to employ to maximize your finish. The knights have some tricks, including taking a dip in the stream.
Lord Zola proposes several "Who'd You Rather"s to his Knights for the rest of the 2012 season. Some answers might surprise you.
King Arthur never dealt with this much doubt. Trades between contenders and non-contenders in rotisserie leagues? Bah!
Is there an unwritten rule about deals between bottom-feeders and top teams in rotisserie baseball leagues?
Monday kicked off what has been a furious week of trades so far, and the Knights review the fallout of new unis for Anibal Sanchez and Ichiro Suzuki
Lord Zola reviews the cumulative second-half rotisserie rankings from last week, but not before the Knights give their picks and pans.
The knights help Lord Zola compile positional rankings as if they were participating in a second-half draft. Where did surprise shortie Ian Desmond rank?
The first half of MLB's 2012 season is drawing to a close, but members of the Roundtable are looking well past the All-Star Game.
Is R.A. Dickey's rotisserie acedom legit? What do you do with him at this point?
From knights to ... jesters? Todd gives his guild a week off and instead fields questions from a couple of locker-room Joes. Familiar reminders about prospect value, trade strategy and waiver-wire working resurface.
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have already had a big effect on rotisserie standings. Who else could have that kind of impact, and will you get him?
Rotisserie players, especially those in keeper leagues, have a decision to make - and they have so many choices!
Lord Zola's knights assess the slow starts - and prospects of turnarounds - of these three rotisserie stragglers.
Differences of opinion heat up discussion about how to handle a trade offer, which, as Lord Zola points out, is how dialogue can - and sometimes must - go.
Lord Zola was curious: Would a fantasy baseball player rather have LaHair or one of these well-known batters the rest of the way ... and why?
In 2012, the rate of closers succumbing to injury or poor performance seems to be rampant. Lord Zola and the knights have plenty to discuss about the recent movement and strategy on the whole for the saves category.
The Zen Master bought Albert Pujols with one thing in mind. What's the best way to go about it? What do you want in a trade? What will you give up?
The Knights didn't want to jump to conclusions last week, but that doesn't mean they haven't seen some things from certain pitchers that have piqued their interest. Lord Zola notes important details in analyzing pitcher velocity.
Industry experts weigh in about their preseason evaluations and potential mistakes with the benefit of hindsight from watching early-season play.
In Lord Zola's follow-up to this week's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable, he explains the concept of scarcity and how some rotisserie players misunderstand the application of strategies to account for it.
Lord Zola traveled to the realm of his fellow Tout Warriors to find the holy grail of scarcity in fantasy baseball. Was there much rejoicing in his findings?
How much tinkering should you do in the first few weeks? The knights talk categories, injuries and more to help you with your early-season roster management.
Delmon Young's solid spring has many buying on a breakout year in 2012. Who are some of the studs and duds of spring training that you should monitor in your drafts?
Lord Zola commands his knights to predict the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year for the AL and NL, and puts the exercise in a fantasy baseball scope.
Brandon Belt is one of the most popular names the knights are monitoring as spring games kick off. Will the warriors reveal their other secrets? One way to find out....
Ichiro Suzuki, or the San Diego Padres' center fielder? Max Scherzer, or Jeremy Hellickson? Neil Walker, or Jason Kipnis? Dexter Fowler, or Alex Rios? Matt Cain, or C.J. Wilson? Plenty of answers.
The Roundtable boasts some competitors in Tout Wars, including KFFL's Nick and Tim. Lord Zola's crew jousts over whether the addition of a "Swingman" is the right idea and what the league's role is in the fantasy baseball realm.
Seasons change, and with them, so does the focus of fantasy sports games and fans. We're just days away from Major League Baseball's spring training. What are the most important things for rotisserie managers to do to prepare for drafts?
Lord Zola questions his knights about the responsibility of industry mock drafters: Should they explore different strategies or honor their normal method of putting together a team?
Are Lord Zola's knights rushing off to draft Ryan Braun? Will the status of his suspension affect your draft table?
Lord Zola asks his faithful to ponder: How has the rotisserie ranking of the New York Yankees' new pitcher changed? There's no easy answer, as the debaters soon find out.
Lord Zola wastes no time in getting to the heart of a serious matter with his roto knights: Is there anyone that most others consider a first-round pick that you will be avoiding?
Lord Zola introduces the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable that starts next week. For now, he gives some of his initial thoughts on the 2012 draft landscape, including so
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