It will either make me feel the part of fantasy baseball genius or fantasy fool.
In my big money, bigger pride fantasy baseball rotisserie league I made a trade last night for Matt Moore to add to my staff that will already feature my keeper Chris Sale. Today, I dealt a pair of round 11 draft picks that I acquired throughout last season for Yu Darvish.
I wanted the guy last year and couldn’t get it done. After intense study of his Fangraphs page, I’ve seen enough. I don’t like the walks, but I’m willing to bargain with the guy. A couple of projection systems have him dropping his walks per nine total to the 3.5 range. One of these guys includes my offense-happy friend Bill James. One system even had Darvish under 3.00 per nine.
I am counting heavily on Yu this season. It won’t be the first time a well laid plan didn’t execute but I’m all in and firing every bullet in this league until the end.