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Ken Crites was an early RotoWire contributor back in the 90?s. He now returns with the grace of Gheorghe Muresan and the wisdom of Joe Gibbs. Tweet him at @KenCrites or e-mail him at ken@rotowire.com.

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  • Join Date: 8/29/2013 2:33:00 PM
  • Last on: 3/4/2014 5:56:00 AM

Recent Blog Posts

2/8/2014 12:58:00 PMFantasy Baseball Scene in Knocked Up
1/26/2014 6:17:00 PMPierce, Garnett Tribute Videos
1/19/2014 10:55:00 AMTerrence Jones Heating Up
1/18/2014 10:42:00 AMIn-Stadium Close-Call Replays Are Back!
11/2/2013 9:59:00 AMBill Russell Statue Unvieled
10/26/2013 9:37:00 PMGame 3: Gloves Off The Bench
9/2/2013 8:25:00 AMFantasy NASCAR - Slappin' Good Fun
8/30/2013 6:57:00 AMNorwegian YouTube Kicker Released

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Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?
Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined:

Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports.

Is he right?

RotoWire's AL LABR Squad
The 2014 AL LABR auction went down at the Arizona Republic offices in downtown Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team, 5 x 5, AL-only league with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B. 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 U and 9 pitchers. Everyone has $260 to spend.
The Problem With Drafting Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton went for $28 in the NL LABR auction this past weekend. I discussed this with a fellow writer who participates in Tout Wars with me later this month and we discussed the problem with investing heavily into Hamilton.
Payne's Daily Fantasy Basketball Experiment
Let's see if I can make any money doing daily fantasy hoops.
My 12-Team NFBC RotoWire Online Championship Team
I drafted out of the 11-hole for the "Beat Chris Liss" league. I had done a fair amount of research on optimal roster construction from that slot, and I decided I'd go hitter in the first round, three pitchers in 2-4 and then hitting for the next 10 rounds or so before filling in with upside pitchers late. Of course, few battle plans survive the actual war. Here are the results:

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