Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Berry Reacts

Updated: July 12, 2007, 2:52 PM ET
By Matthew Berry |
You heard me.

When you're looking at my rankings and there's a head scratcher in there, I want you to imagine me, sitting next to you, saying, "You heard me." Yes, I have Corey Hart in my top 25. I am the lowest of my peers about Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and Carlos Beltran. I am not a sheep.

The point of rankings in the midseason like this should be twofold. One, use the rankings when evaluating trades. Two, use the rankings to make you think. Why this guy over that guy? To construct an argument for or against, you have to understand value -- the value of that player relative to others and the dynamics of your league rules, owners, etc. Basically, it's a tricky way to make you think.

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• Member, FSWA and FSTA Halls of Fame
• Best-selling author of "Fantasy Life"