August 2005

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love this time of the fantasy baseball year! Nothing is better then October but that’s reality stuff. Why do I love it so? Because there is no more trading! No more chasing people down and getting antsy. No more opening an e-mail and being insulted by an offer of Tom Glavine and Mark Ellis for Johan Santana. Ph_276371 Don’t misunderstand me, I love trading like McKeon did when he was a GM, but now it’s me and me only. I don’t have to look at your roster and get creative. All I have to do is get hardcore on the wire and do my thing and it’s all on me. It’s beautiful, I love it . I’m buckling up and getting ready for the stretch run. Good luck on yours.

Some quick show notes by the way. We are in the process of perfecting and offering the Fantasy 411 in MP3 format on Itunes. So stay tuned for that. For more information on MLB Radio and the Fantasy 411 go to mlbradio.net.

Stay tuned for the last few weeks of the season where I will break down my best and worst moves of the season. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and remember my successes for 2006.

-Siano

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Being Aggressive Earlier

If it hasn’t happened all-ready your league’s trade deadline is fast approaching. So while you are now scrambling to get something done because you realize you need one more bat to win this thing or another mid tier closer to get in the money you may be kicking yourself for not doing something sooner. Mind you when I say sooner I mean weeks ago not last Thursday. The lack of activity that culminated at 4 p.m. ET on July 31st left us scratching our heads. Making deals on July 8th might have made you more confident then confused Sunday night. You see this happens in real baseball as well.  On July 13th The Nationals acquired Preston Wilson (I know, I know he’s been so-so) while the A’s got Payton Jay Payton, Joe Kennedy and Jay Witasick and Eric Byrnes went to Colorado. On July 16th the Yankees got Al Leiter and on the 18th the Jason Dubois for Jody Gerut trade went down. Not exactly blockbusters but you don’t have to get Pujols to win a league.

Thoughts?????

-Siano

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