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First off, you can thank Keanu Reeves for the idea of this post.  I somehow watched the entirety of Little Buddha a long time ago and one line truly comes back to me from that movie over and over again when I begin ranking players for myself or trying to find value in drafts or in trade targets: The path is in the middle wayPlease, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

(Before I get to blabbing about Daily Leagues I’ll cut to the chase for all those that have played before:  Razzball Baseball Freeroll)

Playing season long draft and trade fantasy baseball is what I grew up on, but without fail, after spending many thankless hours researching and working toward making that one team perfect, inevitably it isn’t quite so perfect. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

As the world continues to be hyper about “what have you done for me lately,” fantasy baseball owners rejoice. It’s nice when your opponents look at 2011’s stats and think they are gospel because then guys who had bad years last year fall through the cracks. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Some people will tell you Giancarlo Stanton‘s plate discipline has improved while in the majors and that his comps suggest further reduction in K% and growth in BB%.  Most will boast he’s one of a Lilliputian handful of players with a legitimate shot at 40+ HR and that he has room to improve on his power.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

This is the league we won last year hosted by Scott White of CBS Sports.  Yay, us.  Okay, new year, new league.  Well, not so fast.  Last year’s league coasted through the season in first place from about May on and if you were industrious enough to click on that link, you’ll see it looks like a bit of a mess.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Traditional, smarishional, am I right?

I mean, long gone are the days when your soon-to-be father-in-law would actually pay you (in sheep, no less) to take his wretched daughter off his hands.

Similarly, Razzballers are becoming masters of their own domains and kicking the traditional 5×5 fantasy baseball game to the curb. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

It appears another National League contending club is giving the starting shortstop keys to a relatively unproven youngster. As of now, Zack Cozart is slated to be at short on opening day for the Cincinnati Reds.

In 2007, the Reds drafted Cozart in the second round (they also drafted Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco – what a haul). Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?