You'd think it would be easier to be a great baseball player in fantasy than it would be in reality.
But that's not necessarily so.
In the real world, players are judged largely on their ability to help their teams win. It's the reason most old-school MVP and Cy Young voters consistently only consider guys who played on playoff teams and why past success often leads to crazy contracts.
But in fantasy, players are judged solely on their ability to put up numbers now—regardless of divisional standings, errors, bad attitudes or relationships with Cameron Diaz.