1. Combing the Waiver Wire: Mid-January Fantasy Hockey Pick-Ups

    Last night, I had to suffer through one of the worst tortures known to mankind: a team morale building mandatory meeting outside the workplace...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 4 years ago 232 reads 1 comments

  2. Combing the Waiver Wire: Fantasy Hockey Pickups

    I have never been a fan of New Year's resolutions. They seem to me to usually be nothing more than unobtainable goals set out to be achieved on an arbitrary date. Therefore, this year I resolved to accomplish something easily within my grasp...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 4 years ago 1,615 reads 2 comments

  3. Hair Metal and the Fab Five: Fantasy NBA Basketball Pick Ups

    In the late 1980's Hair Metal ruled the radio. Aquanet coiffed and spandex clad groups looking for nothing but a good time paraded up and down the Sunset Strip...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 4 years ago 321 reads 0 comments

  4. Week Six Fantasy Football Complaints and Ramblings

    When I awoke Monday morning, I momentarily believed it to be Sunday.  Maybe all that transpired in football yesterday had merely been a brain overtaxed by a long Saturday night exacting revenge...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 4 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  5. Fantasy Basketball 101: Injuries, Suspensions, and Draft Day Red Flags

    In order to initiate newcomers into the maddeningly addictive world of fantasy basketball, I will be composing several columns over the next two weeks designed to educate rookies of this wonderful imaginary sport...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 4 years ago 3,689 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Fantasy Hockey: Goalie Pick-Ups and Fillers

    Depending on who hosts your fantasy hockey league, goalies can account for at least one-third to one half of your total points. Yet every year I witness team after team focusing on goal scorers and ignoring the net minders...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 4 years ago 1,318 reads 0 comments

  7. Week Five Fantasy Football Complaints and Ramblings

    I've always advocated fantasy sports are games of numbers, not names. The latest stats and current match-ups win these imaginary cyberspace contests. Thusly, monikers don't matter...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 587 reads 2 comments

  8. Labor Day Fantasy Baseball Notes

    An abbreviated article on account of Labor Day, so enjoy the bullet points. • Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter furthered his bid for his second Cy Young Award today...

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  9. Sizemore Shut Down for the Season: Fantasy Implications

    Sitting 14 games behind the AL Central leading Tigers and a whopping 20 games back in the Wild Card race, the Cleveland Indians finally resolved to shut center fielder Grady Sizemore down for the year...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  10. The Qualls Quandry: Fantasy Implications Of The New Diamondbacks Closer

    Usually when one team sweeps another in baseball it is cause for a celebration. Especially when the feat is done in front of the home crowd...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  11. The Biggest Fantasy Baseball Busts of 2009

    As the fantasy baseball season draws to a close, it is important to look back and analyze the stats. Some players performed exactly as predicted while others were a pleasant surprise...

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  12. Scouring The Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire

    I was driving down the main drag in town yesterday with my brother when I glanced over and noticed a new supermarket being built. To my amazement my brother told me ground was broken on this massive structure two months ago...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 234 reads 6 comments

  13. A Fantasy Relevant John Smoltz Returns to the National League

    By the time this sentence is finished, it will probably be too late. Expect John Smoltz to already have been added en masse by a majority of every fantasy format except AL only leagues...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 809 reads 0 comments

  14. Fantasy Baseball Championships Run Through Denver and Chicago

    On Friday night I was supposed to see the 1970's rock band Styx at a county fair. Not a state fair, but a middle of nowhere Podunk county fair. Unfortunately everyone slated to join me bailed at the last minute, mainly due to a lack of proper planning..

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 88 reads 1 comments

  15. Fantasy Baseball: Bone Thugs and September Call-Ups

    I love holidays, especially those in which it is socially acceptable to unabashedly imbibe until the liver's content. Days such as New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, the Fourth of July, Flag Day, etc...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 565 reads 2 comments

  16. Junichi Tazawa Warrants a Deep League Fantasy Look

    As a result of Boston designating Cooperstown bound pitcher John Smoltz for assignment, the Red Sox rotation now has an open slot slated for two starts in Week 19...

    Grant Written by Grant about almost 5 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  17. Behind the Plate: Week Five Fantasy Baseball Pickups

    Sorry for the tardiness of this week's installment, but I've been having internet connection problems lately. So as I type this article at nasty branch library computer, I am sitting next to ...

    Grant Written by Grant about 5 years ago 639 reads 3 comments

  18. Behind the Plate: A Fantasy Baseball Primer for Week Four

    First Pitch: Two-Start Bargain of the Week In Week Four, a plethora of aces take the mound twice. Thus, finding a bargain El Guapo who will maximize every pitch of his fantasy double-dip was slightly more difficult for the upcoming scoring period...

    Grant Written by Grant about 5 years ago 160 reads 5 comments

  19. Behind the Plate: A Week Three Baseball Primer

    First Pitch: Two Start Bargain of the Week For those of you with a soft spot in their fantasy souls for a bargain pitcher who will give you twice the stats at one low price, in Week Three look no further than Andy Sonnanstine...

    Grant Written by Grant about 5 years ago 2,942 reads 6 comments

  20. Glen Perkins: A Week Two Sleeper Pitcher?

    For those of you with a soft spot in your fantasy soul for pitchers who take the mound twice in one scoring period, I am attempting this season to compose a weekly column devoted to finding the most available yet economic options...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 5 years ago 230 reads 0 comments

  21. Patience, Fantasy Grasshoppers

    Daniel Larusso was a skinny kid from Jersey who was transplanted three time zones away on the West Coast. Soon after moving to California, he was regularly beaten up by local ruffians...

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  22. Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Players and Prospects for 2009

    Today, the fantasy baseball season finally begins. There are many titles to be defended and even more defeats to be avenged. For those in yearly public leagues, it is a novel chance to display their genius and shrewdness as managers...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 5 years ago 8,139 reads 14 comments

  23. Apu and Yahoo Fantasy Loopholes

    A bear wanders into town down from the hills. As a result a costly Bear Patrol is formed to prevent similar future occurrences...

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  24. The Goonies, Happy Gilmore, and Groin Injuries: Fantasy Hockey Center Pickups

    March 8th has been a rather significant date in history. On this particular day Mahatma Ghandi first employed his version of civil disobediance in India. Smokin' Joe Frazier won a decision over a previously undefeated Muhammed Ali...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 5 years ago 347 reads 2 comments

  25. Fantasy Basketball Pickups: Guards to Get You to Your Destination

    I've never been a proponent of using the cruise control while driving. Maybe it is because subconsciously I know it's safer to go at the flow of traffic. Most likely the reason is I have only owned one automobile on which this feature worked...

    Grant Written by Grant about over 5 years ago 1,448 reads 0 comments