NEWS & ADVICE
April 12, 2018
The Long Game: Just a Little Patience
Erik Siegrist uses his Long Game column this week to discuss the importance of remaining patient when your star fantasy assets are struggling.
March 29, 2018
The Long Game: 20 Predictions
Erik Siegrist comes up with 20 predictions for 2018 with Opening Day underway, like Mariners ace James Paxton taking home the American League Cy Young Award.
March 19, 2018
The Long Game: Busting Inflation
Erik Siegrist breaks down how to calculate inflation in keeper leagues, and how to prepare for bidding wars on elite players like Kenley Jansen.
March 2, 2018
The Long Game: The Humidor Dilemma
Erik Siegrist dives into the the situation surrounding the new humidor at Chase Field in Arizona and how climate-controlled baseballs could impact the fantasy value of Diamondbacks players.
February 19, 2018
The Long Game: Keeper League Draft Value Chart
Erik Siegrist delivers his first Long Game column of 2018, breaking down a new keeper league strategy heading into draft season.
April 27, 2017
The Long Game: The Next Wave
Erik Siegrist takes stock of baseball's best prospects, forecasting when they might be brought up to the bigs and the potential impact they'll have on their teams.
April 16, 2017
The Long Game: Early 2017 Trends
Erik Siegrist looks at some early emerging trends for 2017 and the likelihood of them panning out as the season unfolds.
March 30, 2017
The Long Game: March Madness
Erik Siegrist recaps his draft results from RotoWire's new staff keeper league in this edition of The Long Game.
March 16, 2017
The Long Game: Auction Prep and the Success Cycle
Erik Siegrist details how to manage different aspects of your keeper-league roster in this edition of The Long Game.
March 4, 2017
The Long Game: Making Profitable Decisions
Erik Siegrist discusses how to evaluate players and salaries for keeper leagues. For instance, is there a price at which keeping Carlos Correa is no longer profitable?
July 17, 2016
The Long Game: Odds and Sods
Erik Siegrist discusses a few topics of interest to keeper league owners including which prospects seem poised to inherit big league jobs after the trade deadline.
June 24, 2016
The Long Game: The Other Guys
In this week’s edition of the Long Game, Erik Siegrist takes a look at prospects who are likely to be available in your league’s free agent pool, when someone like the Astro’s Alex Bregman is already taken.
June 10, 2016
The Long Game: The Art of the Dump
In this week's edition of the Long Game, Erik Siegrist gives some direction on what you can do if your team is spinning it's wheels -- and going nowhere fast -- two months into the season.
May 14, 2016
The Long Game: Buying High
Erik Siegrist gives us his theory on
May 4, 2016
The Long Game: Who Stole the Steals Revisited
Erik Siegrist explores the disappearance of stolen bases in today's game and what it means for fantasy owners.
April 15, 2016
The Long Game: No Scrubs
Erik Siegrist uncovers a handful of widely available, overlooked big leaguers and prospects that could prove useful as the season wears on.
April 2, 2016
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
March 20, 2016
The Long Game: Who Stole the Steals?
Erik Siegrist looks at the league-wide drop in stolen bases and how owners in keeper leagues can take advantage of the trend.
March 5, 2016
The Long Game: Scrubbing Your Keeper List
Erik Siegrist looks for keepers from last season who are cheap enough and have enough upside to keep again this season, like Tampa Bay's Steven Souza.
August 21, 2015
The Long Game: Remember, Remember, the First of September
Erik Siegrist identifies players, like Adam Wainwright, who might be both available in September to help in the stretch run and good keepers for 2016.
August 7, 2015
The Long Game: Lessons Learned at the Trade Deadline
Erik Siegrist examines the fallout from the trade deadline on keepers leagues and discusses how owners might better approach FAAB bidding.
July 23, 2015
The Long Game: Distressed Asset Recovery
Erik Siegrist looks at some of this year's bums, like Washington's Ian Desmond, and discusses whether dynasty owners should buy low.
July 3, 2015
The Long Game: Finders Keepers
Erik Siegrist looks at some of this year's surprises, like Oakland's Billy Burns, and discusses whether dynasty owners should hold for the future or sell at peak value.
June 18, 2015
The Long Game: The Landscape Is Changing
Erik Siegrist explains how the changing nature of minor-league promotions and long-term contracts are impacting the fantasy baseball world.
April 16, 2015
The Long Game: The FAAB and How to Swing it
Erik Siegrist explains why it's better to play small ball during FAAB bidding on players like Miguel Castro before they emerge rather than saving your budget for a big-bid strategy.
April 2, 2015
The Long Game: Tomorrow's Keepers ... Today!
Erik Siegrist looks at cheap buys who could pay off down the road, including Arizona's Jake Lamb, who has been overlooked with the arrival of Yasmany Tomas.
March 19, 2015
Erik Siegrist discusses how to best attack auctions in leagues where inflation has greatly raised the prices of many stars.
March 9, 2015
The Long Game: Profitable Decisions
Did you outfox your keeper league last year and get Corey Kluber? Congrats! Now, how long should you keep him? Erik Siegrist discusses the nuances of long-term keeper decisions.
February 19, 2015
The Long Game: Bat Hawks Down
Erik Siegrist discusses what to do in this lower run-scoring environment, and cautions against giving Corey Kluber a long contract extension, in case the rumored strike zone changes occur.
February 3, 2015
The Long Game: Found Money
Brad Boxberger was tremendous in a setup capacity last season, and now he might be the Rays' closer to begin 2015 while Jake McGee recovers from his elbow injury.
May 1, 2014
The Long Game: Springer Forward
The Astros defied convention by calling George Springer up before the Super Two milepost passed, but not before delaying his free agency by a year.
April 12, 2014
The Long Game: The Closer Carousel
Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.
March 28, 2014
The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster
Heading into the final draft weekend, Erik Siegrist tackles the annual inflation problem, and discusses a few volatile players in new places.
September 1, 2013
While most keeper league players look for prospects among the September callups, Erik Siegrist reminds readers of another source of free agent value - veterans like Neftali Feliz coming off the DL.
August 8, 2013
The Long Game: Deadline Risers & Fallers
With the passing of the non-waiver trade deadline, the keeper value of several players changed. Erik Siegrist takes a look at the stock of Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta and others.
July 25, 2013
The Long Game: Clowns To the Left ...
Erik Siegrist is debating whether to make a move in the RotoWire Staff League and trade for Joey Votto. He uses the power of Standard Deviations to make an informed decision.
July 7, 2013
Erik Siegrist looks at some of the top underperformers from this season, like the Yankees' Phil Hughes, to determine whether they're worth a bid to land them on the cheap.
June 20, 2013
The Long Game: Coming Into Focus
Erik Siegrist looks into four outliers from this season and whether they are good keeper targets, or someone you should deal right away in keeper leagues, including the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin.
May 31, 2013
The Long Game: Next Year Starts Now
If you're playing for next year, don't waste any time in the rebuilding process, and do whatever it takes to find those elite keepers.
May 15, 2013
The Long Game: The Noble Art of Roster Juggling
Erik Siegrist's decision to buy Mark Teixeira in the auction of the RotoWire Staff League had long-running implications beyond his purchase price.
April 27, 2013
The Long Game: Stuck In the Middle with You
You might be having Mark Teixeira coming back soon, but your opponents will be getting other improvements, too.
April 11, 2013
The Long Game: FAAB Strategy in Keeper Leagues
Fernando Rodney was an elite FAAB pickup last season, but as Erik Siegrist discusses, rarely will you hit that big home run on the fantasy waiver wire.
March 28, 2013
The Long Game: Keeper Auction Strategy Tips
Should you invest in an ace in your keeper league auction like Justin Verlander, or are you better off spreading your pitching dollars around? Erik Siegrist discusses the alternatives you have.
March 17, 2013
The Long Game: Keeper League Contract Decisions
Erik Siegrist's Keeper League column discusses one of the most important issues facing you in a keeper league - how long do you extend your top keepers like Eric Hosmer?
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