The Saber's Edge: Plan for 2017 Now
The Saber's Edge: Plan for 2017 Now

This article is part of our The Saber's Edge series.

Most fantasy baseball owners have moved onto that other sport. The change can be seen even with the experts. In my Tout Wars league, only three of the 12 teams made a move this week. Those three teams are ranked first, second and third. With owners abandoning their teams, a little work can still be done to wrap up the season. Today, I am going to look some end of fantasy baseball season items that should be done as the season ends.

2017 Leagues

First, take a long hard look at the number and types of leagues you are in this year. I think most owners wish they were in fewer leagues, but it could go the other way. Figure out the number of leagues you feel comfortable with and really try to stick with that number next year. I know it is hard to say no when the newest coolest league pops up, so maybe give yourself a little bit of cushion. Say the number of leagues you would like to be in is six, so plan on going with four to five leagues, giving you room for a new league or two.

Additionally, I find I pay more attention to and perform better when I limit the number of leagues. The main difference is having more time to concentrate on each of the other teams, not just mine. I have been cutting down on the number of leagues I am in over the years and find I enjoy

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Zimmerman
Zimmerman writes analytics-focused baseball and football articles for RotoWire. He is a three-time FSWA award winner, including the Football Writer of the Year and Best Football Print Article awards in 2016. The 2017 Tout Wars Mixed Auction champion and 2016 Tout Wars Head-to-Head champ, Zimmerman also contributes to FanGraphs.com, BaseballHQ and Baseball America.
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