The 2013 season is not going to be a pretty one for the Miami Marlins, so we Fish Stripers may need all the help we can get to get through the season. One of the ways you can easily distract yourself from your team having a poor campaign is to draft your own fantasy team and dominate your friends in that realm! As a former fantasy baseball writer for Baseball Prospectus and as a Marlins who has been through many rebuilding seasons, I can appreciate that angle.
This is partly the reason why, in 2013, I will be bringing you the first annual (or re-annual, given that we skipped it last season) Fish Stripes Fantasy Baseball League, brought to you by the good folks at Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball! The Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball system is among my favorites, in part because of the flexibility that it provides its users in terms of scoring and other league options. To that end, we may very well be doing something a little more "sabermetrically-inclined" for the Fish Stripes league this season, just to spice things up!
- Yahoo! Sports is the leading fantasy provider on the Internet, home to millions of fans playing the #1 fantasy baseball game available – all for free!
- Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball ’13 is easy to use, with mock drafts, player comparison features, and numerous customization options. Plus - Yahoo! Sports offers superior stability, especially during drafts and games (Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball doesn’t drop the ball).
- The #1 free game keeps getting better: now with same day drafts, custom playoff seeding, and game-time waivers.
- Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball provides fans with top-notch information, resources, and expert advice. From player notes to injury updates to player availability across leagues, Yahoo! Sports helps you win big. This year never miss a last minute injury with updated player notes.
- Yahoo! Sports provides pre-draft advice clips to help you draft the best team possible. Fantasy advice is also available throughout the season with bi-weekly video clips and the Fantasy Freaks on Yahoo! Sports Radio on Friday’s 8–10pm EST
- Don’t miss a trade or waiver wire again! Daily roster changes are made easy with the Fantasy Baseball app available on Android, iPhone, and iPad (new this year!).
- Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball gives you real-time fantasy score updates wherever you go. View team, league, and player stats, edit your lineups, and check your standings and matchups.
- Yahoo! Sports offers the fantasy fanatic an even more competitive way to play with Pro Leagues! Join a Pro League for $20 or $100 and compete to win cash prizes. For those who dare to put some skin in the game.
It does not get much better than that in terms of the amount of value you are getting for your fantasy league. If you are interested in running your own league, please feel free to use Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball to its fullest extent. If, however, you are more interested in competing with your fellow Fish Stripers, please sign up for the league below and get in on the action versus all of your favorite Fish Stripes denizens! I will take the first 11 folks who express interest in the league. Details about the rules and scoring to come.
Let's play some fantasy baseball gang, and let's do it via Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball!
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