Wednesday, April 22, 2009
State of THT FantasyPosted by Derek Carty at 4:59am
I wanted to pop in quickly to fill you guys in on a few of the changes coming for THT Fantasy.
As you've surely noticed, Victor Wang hasn't penned an article in a few weeks. Victor, unfortunately, will not be writing for THT Fantasy anymore as he'll be doing some work for an MLB team. Congratulations, Victor! In addition, Michael Lerra won't be writing for a while for personal reasons.
Best of luck to you, Victor and Michael. It was great having your talents at THTF.
While it's a shame to lose these talented writers, I do have the privilege of introducing you to a few new writers that we're very excited about.
I introduced you all to John Burnson a couple of weeks ago, and you've been reading his work these past few Fridays. You may know John previously from his work at Baseball HQ, his annual Graphical Player book, or Heater Magazine.
Matt Hagen, who you may know from Minor League Notebook, will begin writing about minor league players and call-ups shortly.
Eric Hinz, who runs a blog called Fake Teams, will begin writing about AL and NL-only leagues next week as well.
With the astounding popularity of Roster Doctor, a number of readers have asked if we'll be doing anything similar for trade offers. The answer is that we most certainly will, possibly as soon as next week. Stay tuned for more information about this—I imagine what we have planned could surpass Roster Doctor in popularity. All I can tell you now is that it will be called Trading Post. Going forward, you guys should be able to look forward to Roster Doctor on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and Trading Post on Tuesday and Thursday (this, of course, will be in addition to regular, full-length columns from our writers).
Derek Carty, 23, has also been published by NBC's Rotoworld, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, and USA Today. This season, he'll be contributing to FanDuel and will be linking to all of his work at DerekCarty.com. In his three years competing in expert leagues, he has won 2 titles with 4 top three finishes, including a LABR NL title in 2009, making him the youngest person to ever win a major expert league title. Derek is a proud graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau's Scout Development Program and is a firm believer in the importance of combining stats and scouting. He welcomes questions via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.