When a baseball season begins, there are a lot of fantasy owners seeking advice as to whether they should cut bait on one of their struggling players or if they should buy into an unlikely hot start. You'll often hear those in the position of dispensing such advice tell those owners that waiting until roughly two months of the season have played out before making those decisions is a prudent course of action. In other words, let the sample size get beyond the anomaly stage.
This week's MLB trade deadline has me thinking about the two-month window once again. In my Yahoo! Friends and Family League, the trade deadline is August 23rd. But if I wait until then to make a crucial deal to help me out in the standings, I can't really expect the acquired player(s) to move the standings needle with 80 percent of the season already played out. In other words, while the MLB teams work furiously up to the end-of-the-month deadline to make a move in hopes of getting them into the postseason, fantasyRead More »from MLB Skinny: Time is of the essence