Spring is nearing, which means that fantasy baseball season has arrived. With opening day slated for April 3rd, many fantasy drafts are already underway. Draft prognosticators are hard at work compiling sleepers, busts, rookie rankings and analyzing opening week schedules. This is an exciting time of the year and while all those aspects are helpful toward winning a fantasy baseball championship, oftentimes the simple things managers should be made aware of are overshadowed. Fantasy baseball management is complex. Newcomers should play close attention here and many veterans may want a refresher. The following are 10 tips that will help managers dominate their fantasy drafts this season.
10. Don’t Offer Bad Trades
This may appear obvious, however every league has that one manager offering ridiculous trades he knows will likely never be accepted. Undervaluing opposing players is natural in pursuit of trading at a bargain but one must be cognizant of how a trade is perceived. Buying-low and selling-high is one thing, but sending insulting trade offers runs the risk of losing the chance to ever trade with that manager again for the rest of the season. There is generally a lot of chatter behind the scenes of leagues so the offer may even turn off other managers from trading. Instead, make an initial offer and attach a note informing the manager this is a suggested offer with flexibility. Closing off communication is never advisable as managers can help with other trades when the time is right and the needs are more fitting.