Monday, June 23, 2008

The evolution of fantasy baseball

Fantasy baseball is always changing. Sites try to be different by adding new services, features, and league formats. For the hardcore, the most esoteric information is often not only desired, it is considered essential. We have weekly transaction leagues, points leagues, roto leagues, daily transaction leagues, draft-only leagues, etc.

So, what will the "next-generation" of fantasy baseball be like? I have a feeling that at some point, we're going to not daily transactions, but in-game roster moves. Want to bench a player halfway through the game? Sure ... but he stays on the bench. Want to pull the pitcher yourself when you think Dusty Baker has left him in too long? Go for it.

Imagine the possibilities. You think people in daily leagues are too obsessive, just wait until they can manage in-game. Someone's going to do it. You mark my words. And the first time I get to pull C.J. Wilson when he enters the game in a non-save situation or Oliver Perez when he's walked his third batter of the first inning, there will be no going back.

4 comments:

Don Ford said...

I've been thinking about in-game roster moves for a while now and I'm actually kind of surprised no one has offered it yet.

One thing that I know would happen all the time is trigger happy managers would pull their SP after he gives up 2 runs in the first, just to watch in agony as he settles down and throws 7 innings, picking up the win.

Mike Bock said...

The example you gave is one of many reasons why we need this format, now!

Fantasy Baseball Dugout said...

In game moves would be cool, but why not allow us to have a real fantasy team of live minor league players where we actually manage a team remotely from our living room. Kids games don't count. Now, that would be cool.

Fantasy Baseball Dugout said...

In game moves would be cool, but why not allow us to have a real fantasy team of live minor league players where we actually manage a team remotely from our living room. Kids games don't count. Now, that would be cool.