As an avid fantasy baseball player I have been the owner of a keeper league for several years now. We are allowed to keep nine players from season to season and then a draft is held to fill the other roster spots for the upcoming year.
To me, trading is the best part of a fantasy league. We can trade throughout the season and also during the offseason, and there's plenty of dealing of draft picks as well before the springtime draft. Now you may be asking yourself, "Who cares? Why are you telling me this?"
Well, I am telling you this because for years I have been offering up several high draft picks, players such as Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, and many other combinations all to acquire one single player that would anchor my infield more so than any other.
I want Dustin Pedroia manning second base on my fantasy baseball team. I thought for sure that I would get him last year while he was injured. There was no way that they would keep Pedroia sitting on their disabled list for the rest of the season, but they did. They refused every trade offer I made because they must know what I know:
Dustin Pedroia will be smack in the middle of this season’s MVP race. Here is why.