Major leaguers Step to the plate this week for the start of another season, which means armchair general managers are digging in for a summer of box score combing and number crunching in fantasy baseball leagues. Looking to show off your baseball savvy? Having trouble finding a quality long reliever who fits into your budget? Here are some sites that let you join the ownership game without having to cough up $350 million and offer some sage advice for when you do.
Set up your own league and manage against friends in the on-line fantasy community organized by Small World Sports, or operate an independent team. Either way you will be competing with owners from all over the world for cash prizes at the end of the season. Each team gets $50 million to spend building and maintaining a roster. Small World takes care of stats, standings and player values, meaning all you have to do is wheel and deal.
This site (left) produced by Prime Sports Interactive features a fantasy game licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association. It also lets you view episodes of Fantasy Baseball Weekly, Prime Sports' television show for seamheads. Tune in for stats and player news, and get insider info from noted diamond scholars John Kruk and Yogi Berra, who will share their wit and wisdom on the broadcast each week.
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