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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Thanks.

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

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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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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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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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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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Magazines don't have ADP's in their guides and to me that's very important in draft strategy. That's why I prefer online ranking or Digital draft kits because they usually have these.

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Do any of you have any recommendations for a good fantasy baseball draft guide? I prefer a print version if possible. I was looking on Amazona and saw some really bad ones with even worse reviews so I figured I come here to ask the experts.

thanks

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Do any of you have any recommendations for a good fantasy baseball draft guide? I prefer a print version if possible. I was looking on Amazona and saw some really bad ones with even worse reviews so I figured I come here to ask the experts.

thanks

Go no further than Rotoworld's draft guide. Everything is printable whether you like Excel or PDF. Rankings and ADP get updated at least once or twice a week. Also, take the plunge on Season Pass. Great articles during the season.

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Anyone have a source for a free excel spreadsheet, broken down by position? I'd like to do my own rankings/projections, but don't want to spend the time typing in several hundred names...

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