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#1 Brewcrewfan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:15 AM

Anyone hear some release dates? I saw Lindys is getting issued on Jan 8.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

View PostBrewcrewfan, on 07 January 2013 - 02:15 AM, said:

Anyone hear some release dates? I saw Lindys is getting issued on Jan 8.
I remember when I wanted the magazines to get out as early as possible.... But Jan 8th seems a bit early.  As there will still be a bunch of offseason transactions.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Saw the Lindy's Fantasy Baseball magazine and a new one put out by Baseball America called Fantasy Guide - both at Barnes and Noble - this weekend.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

View PostPRoSPx, on 07 January 2013 - 08:55 AM, said:

View PostBrewcrewfan, on 07 January 2013 - 02:15 AM, said:

Anyone hear some release dates? I saw Lindys is getting issued on Jan 8.
I remember when I wanted the magazines to get out as early as possible.... But Jan 8th seems a bit early.  As there will still be a bunch of offseason transactions.
I remember the "Mag" days.  Going to the bookstore, going through the different mags to see what features they had, getting one or two and then doing your prep.  Thats when sleepers were sleepers.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

I use to go daily hoping mags would be there. Internet sites have killed the mags for me. I buy one a year now just to read until it is time to wipe.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

View PostDodger Blue 88, on 07 January 2013 - 11:06 AM, said:

I use to go daily hoping mags would be there. Internet sites have killed the mags for me. I buy one a year now just to read until it is time to wipe.

That's pretty much the only use for mags these days, or on an airplane. I do usually buy a book or two a year for fantasy baseball. Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster book is out already it's usually pretty solid I haven't bought it yet though.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

I went to the local B&N during lunch.  No luck on the magazines.  I like looking at the mags as a sanity check.

Quick head's up on Shandler's book.  If you purchase it via his site, you get a digital copy for free.  If not, you can purchase a digital copy for $9.99.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Same here.   Years ago, I'd buy every mag I could get my hands on.     Not any more.      However, being that I am traveling this week, I did buy the Lindy's and Baseball Almanac mags.    (Not read any of either yet.)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

My wife (yes, she's awesome) brought the Baseball America mag home for me last night. She got it at  B&N in northern NJ. I haven't had a chance to look at it in too much depth, but so far it seems to be done semi-well for their first fantasy print publication. I liked most of what I got to read so far, but did notice that a few of their comments about certain top players didn't match their projections for the players...however, I don't put a lot of stock into magazine projections...I tend to go online to certain websites for such things and use my own observations, etc.

If anyone ever sees the Yahoo! or Rotoword mags, please let us know as soon as and where they were located.

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C-C.Santana (1B/3B), S.Vogt (1B/OF)
1B-F.Freeman, A.Craig (OF)
2B-N.Walker, J.Harrison (3B/OF)
3B- M.Machado, C.McGehee (1B)
SS- B.Zobrist (2B/OF), X.Bogaerts(3B)
OF-A.McCutchen, Y.Puig, J.Bautista (1B), S.Pearce (1B), M.Byrd, B.Revere

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I just use Rotoworld Online, the mags are great but don't really appeal to me considering that all the leagues i'm in are H2H Points and most of the info in the mags are geared towards Roto/Cat leagues.  RW allows me to put in my league scoring settings and gear their rankings towards my scoring settings.  Can't wait for the Draft Guide to pop up!

I did buy the 2011 Baseball Forecaster book and it was very insightful.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

View PostKazmagic, on 07 January 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

I went to the local B&N during lunch.  No luck on the magazines.  I like looking at the mags as a sanity check.

Quick head's up on Shandler's book.  If you purchase it via his site, you get a digital copy for free.  If not, you can purchase a digital copy for $9.99.

WHere can you buy just the digital copy?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

FWIW - In my local grocery store last night & saw the Sporting News & Lindy's magazines are out. $7.99 ea I believe.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:37 PM


Anybody know what the deal is with Project Prospect? They've only done like two articles this winter.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

The Rotoworld fantasy magazine is out. I saw it in Target today.
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1B-F.Freeman, A.Craig (OF)
2B-N.Walker, J.Harrison (3B/OF)
3B- M.Machado, C.McGehee (1B)
SS- B.Zobrist (2B/OF), X.Bogaerts(3B)
OF-A.McCutchen, Y.Puig, J.Bautista (1B), S.Pearce (1B), M.Byrd, B.Revere

SP-Y.Darvish, G.Cole, J.Shields, C.Hamels, H.Iwakuma, AJ Burnett, H.Bailey,
J.Lackey,D.Hutchison, J.deGrom, C.Morton, J.Quintana, JA Happ, J.Kelly


N/A: N.Syndergaard

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Saw at their website that the Fantasy Baseball Index Magazine will no longer be published. Some on-line Cheat Sheets may be available at some point.
That was one Magazine that I still liked to get - didn't always agree with some of the projections but the commentary was sometimes insightful.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

View PostHalo Fan, on 21 January 2013 - 10:37 PM, said:


Anybody know what the deal is with Project Prospect? They've only done like two articles this winter.

I remember reading some time in the Fall that Adam isn't doing a whole lot of work with the site anymore.  The writing was on the wall when they decided to shut down their forums.  I liked that website for a different point of view, but you get the feeling it didn't take off like they wanted it to and some people jumped ship.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

MLBDepthCharts.com has their online Draft Kit up for sale. This website was on clubhouse confidential the other day on MLB Network so they have a good rep. Lots of good testimonials from subscribers in the comments section so I am thinking about purchasing it.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostTheWrightStuff, on 25 January 2013 - 03:29 PM, said:

The Rotoworld fantasy magazine is out. I saw it in Target today.

Saw it at walmart as well today. Baseball season is getting close!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Just ordered my Draft Kit from MLBDepthCharts.com. This thing is awesome. Recommend it to anyone that likes using excel as a draft day prepper.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Picked up the Rotoworld Mag last night and started reading it. As up to date on player moves as a magazine can be. Pretty good substantive articles. Has tiered rankings (haven't looked at those yet). Of course, the squibs on the individual players are good and projections (so far) in line with what one can expect (though print is a bit small).




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