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Brad Johnson

For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.

As the season is now underway, itís fun (and perhaps productive) to discuss random thoughts and observations. In fantasy baseball, the answer to the ultimate question is always elusive but still worth seeking. Iím not sure that all-encompassing answer is contained below, but hopefully weíll inspire some interactive conversation that can help us achieve the optimal pitching staff. Itís worth a shot, so letís go.

Strange things do happen: I mentioned something in the comments of last weekís column I donít believe I have ever seen in 30 years of fantasy baseball. Upon closer inspection, it got even more bizarre. On Sunday afternoon, my home league (15-team keeper with deep rosters) team was atop the standings in WHIP at a tidy 1.03, yet was dead last in ERA at a horrid 4.75 (stats over 69.3 innings). Folks, thatís not an easy feat.

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