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The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster

Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.


The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster

With the last weekend before the real Opening Day looming (I refuse to acknowledge games played at 3:00 in the morning), you're probably settling on your final protected lists in your keeper and dynasty leagues, determining long term contracts, trying to trade away guys who don't feature in your plans etc. My column from last year on roster decisions is still a good primer on the main factors you need to consider when deciding whether to protect a player or cut him loose, but I want to focus a bit more on inflation and its implications.

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