For the second consecutive season,
Scott Engel takes you where no other Fantasy players can go: Into
the major league clubhouses, behind the batting cages, into the
bullpens and inside the press boxes. The King talks to top
authorities on and from all around the game, including coaches,
players, media members and other team personnel. On condition of
anonymity, these baseball insiders share their unfiltered thoughts
on the hot topics that Fantasy Baseball owners want to know the
real truth about. So grab your RotoExperts all-access pass, and
hear Xclusive insights, whispers and scouting reports focused on
the players you are targeting. Get the real outlooks from the real
insiders. Some of their views may change your mind on some players,
others may confirm what you have already been thinking.
One close Yankees observer told me that if Tanaka makes over 30
starts and finishes over .500, the team should be happy with that.
If he wins half of his starts, that should be considered a success.
Fans and Fantasy players should “cut him some slack” during his
first MLB campaign, but also remember he did not post his
impressive Japanese numbers by accident.