Spreading the Holiday Cheer

As you can see, I took a few days off for the holidays. Before I get back into full throttle fantasy baseball analysis, I want to take a moment to spread some holiday cheer and give some love to a few sites that I think everyone should check out.

Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove, run by Mark Schruender, who has contributed to FB365 a few times, is in the top 100 of their preseason rankings count down. This has been a yearly thing for FBHS and each player is examined with a well rounded approach. Be sure to follow along if your not already.

If you like baseball cards, then you have to check out Goose Joak. Dave Kemp does an amazing job with his custom “fantasy” cards and he even mixes in some fantasy analysis once in a while. Like Mark, Dave has been reading FB365 since year one and has filled in as a guest writer.

I am a big fan of prospect evaluations and Project Prospect has been one of my favorite sites for years now. Founder Adam Foster has assembled a very talented crew that all bring years of experience to the table. I have been fortunate enough to contribute my own scouting reports for PP and look forward to working with them even more this coming season.

Even if you’re not a Red Sox fan, you’ll likely want to gather some info on their players and prospects for your fantasy team. Fire Brand of the American League has been dishing out top-notch Red Sox analysis since 2003. Founder Evan Brunell has moved on to other opportunities, such as blogging for CBSSports.com’s Rumors and Facts, but he has a new team of extremely talented writers that all bring a sabermetric approach to ESPN’s Sweet Spot network without overloading readers with numbers. I was fortunate enough to be given a bi-weekly spot on the team and look forward to breaking down the Sox during the 2011 season.

There is a good chance that you may have come across FB365 through a link at Fantasy Rundown. I can’t say enough great things about that site. It has everything a fantasy GM could want as far as a source of organized information. Not only do they provide daily links to the best fantasy content around, but you can also find all the positional rankings, prospect rankings and projections you could ever need. I truly appreciate all the linkage that FB365 has received throughout the years.

Writing about fantasy baseball year-round wouldn’t be nearly as fun without the support of the readers. If not for your compliments and criticisms, I don’t think I would enjoy doing this as much as I do. For everyone who has left a comment, sent me an email, contacted me via Twitter and Facebook or even just read along silently, I want to say sincerely THANK YOU!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday season. Here’s to the countdown to spring training and the prospect of a great 2011 baseball season!