Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

For many baseball fans, the fantasy season is just as enthralling, if not more so, than the real one. Those people lead a sad existence. I am one of those people. Like spring training for Major League teams, the tail end of winter for prospective fantasy owners is spent making various roster decisions. Many questions must be asked and answered so that we can make informed decisions on draft day.

The burning questions have been floated. Is Kris Medlen an elite fantasy starter? Can Mike Trout duplicate his historic 2012 performance? Should I use my late first round pick on Stephen Strasburg or Justin Verlander? These are all great questions that should be under consideration as you plot your strategy. Still, they’re mostly focused on top-tier talent.

For the purposes of this post, we’re asking the questions that everyone else is afraid to. Giancarlo Stanton, Craig Kimbrel, and Mike Trout will certainly help propel you into the top three of your league, but a careful examination of the following set of questions will surely help you win it all.

  • Can Jesus Montero steal 15 bases?
  • Better bet for saves this season: Joel Zumaya or Joba Chamberlain?
  • What’s a good price to steal John Lackey at in an auction?
  • Can San Diego Padres pitchers’ numbers be adjusted for Petco Park’s old dimensions?
  • If the Seattle Mariners can carry seven designated hitters then why can’t I?
  • If he makes 500 plate appearances, can Ian Stewart hit .235?
  • Which David Carpenter should I target?
  • Can Todd Coffey contribute in a socialism?
  • Can Erik Bedard bounce back in 2013?
  • Should I stash Mat Gamel on my bench?
  • Is this the year that David Purcey finally breaks out?
  • Is Jeff Clement a post-hype sleeper?
  • What’s James Loney’s ceiling?
  • Is Jarrod Saltalamacchia a lock for the most letters?
  • Did the Cleveland Indians really sign all those guys?
  • Remember Kyle Lohse?