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MLB Barometer: Flash Gordon

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler has been a contributor to various sites covering daily fantasy and salary cap games since 2010. Vlad is a veteran Diamond Challenge and NFBC player and is a member of the CDM Hall of Fame winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. You can follow him on Twitter @RotoGut or email him with questions or thoughts at

MLB Barometer - Flash Gordon

Last week, many of the brightest minds in our industry got together for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) summer conference in San Francisco. Among the activities was a roundtable discussion about the pros and cons of daily fantasy (DFS) versus season long - our very own Chris Liss represented the season-long side, along with NFBC and NFFC founder, Greg Ambrosius. Though SiriusXM satellite waves are much abuzz in comparing and contrasting the two, I look at the two formats in the same way I do closers and starting pitchers in fantasy.

Starting pitchers and closers serve different purposes with two completely different approaches. DFS is Aroldis Chapman bearing down with the overpowering fastball for three quick outs, giving you the satisfaction of the immediate win. Season-long is Adam Wainwright slowly and methodically grinding it out over seven innings with no certainty of reward (especially if Trevor Rosenthal

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