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MLB Barometer: Bittersweet

Howard Bender

Howard Bender

Howard Bender has been covering fantasy sports for over a decade on a variety of web sites. For more from him, you can find his personal musings on his blog or follow him on Twitter at @rotobuzzguy. For questions, thoughts or comments you can email him at

Well, here we are. September has arrived and we are officially in the final month of the baseball season. It's all a bit bittersweet, is it not? All that offseason research, the countless hours spent on mock drafts and draft prep, the in-season work put in each day, and it all comes down to this. For many of you, your fantasy fate has been determined. Whether it's a roto league or head to head, you have a pretty good idea that your team has reached its ceiling and only a rare and freakish intervention by the universal spirit that ties and binds all things baseball is your only hope. But for those who are still in it, those in a dogfight in their roto standings or have themselves a juggernaut looking to plow through the head to head playoffs, this month will be filled with the highs and the lows and the anxiety and the jubilation that comes with fighting for a championship.

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