The Fantastic Mr. Fox: A’s-Cubs Trade Liberates Suppressed Talent

Posted: 7th December 2009 by Lewie Pollis in MLB
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Is it weird that I continue to root for my fantasy players even after their tenures on my team have ended? Take Matt Holliday. After limping to an 0-3 start in my most important Head-to-Head league in 2007, I swung a deal for a young slugger who I admittedly didn’t know much about. I went 13-1 after the trade. Coincidence? The Baseball Writers Association of My Head voted him my team’s MVP. He remains one of my favorite players to this day—and not just because I pulled off a similar trade shortly before Holliday heated up in St. Louis. Of course, I’m not alone in my appreciation for Holliday, nor is my paternalistic attitude exclusive to big stars. I grew attached to Nelson Cruz, Pablo Sandoval, and Shin-Soo Choo at the beginning of 2009, then adopted Gordon Beckham ...

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