After nearly three decades of pioneering serious fanalytic research in the annual Baseball Forecaster, at BaseballHQ.com and USA Today, Ron Shandler has built Shandler Park as his new home for creating, playing and talking about the game. Find out more....
by Lawr Michaels
Last Sunday I got an email from my friend Tim McLeod of RotoRob, asking me what to do about Sonny Gray, the fine Oakland pitcher who has indeed taken the same lumps as his team.
During the off-season, I was a huge proponent of Gray, noting he threw strikes, kept the ball down, and who kept his pitch count down. In fact, I was pushing Gray over the likes of Gerritt Cole and Michael Wacha, because both of his control and delivery, figuring the chance he damages his precious wing became damaged.
Tim has Sonny on his team, and he was looking to me for support, asking should he bench the struggling starter, who was 5-0, 1.03 in July, 1-4, 4.38 in August, and thus far 0-2, 5.04 in September.
Like the Athletics, …
NEW LEAGUES FORMING EACH MONTHOver the past decade, Ron has been an innovator in designing challenging, new fantasy game formats. At BaseballHQ.com, he tested and launched games like Rotisserie500 and Quint-Inning. Here at Shandler Park, you can play in his new one-month leagues.
As we wrap up the final 1-month leagues, feel free to send your comments and suggestions to Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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