94">Steve Smith at March 4, 2003 12:21 PM

one of the premier fantasy sites, www.rotowire.com (also www.rotonews.com ) went pay a bit back too. Advertising on the web just don't cut it anymore, unfortunately. Hence, the 'viewer' pays.

Posted by: Mase at March 4, 2003 01:21 PM

Matt,

Just tell me when and where...

FM

Posted by: Scott Ross at March 4, 2003 01:46 PM

Ross -- Why don't you start Smith's collaborative stat-blog, bastich? Since you clearly don't work for a living, might as well do something useful on company time.... No seriously, it's time the rest of the world tasted the exquisite pain of the Fat Man....

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 4, 2003 01:58 PM

The Baseball Primer is a pretty good free alternative to the Prospectus.

Posted by: Gwyn at March 4, 2003 04:13 PM

A thread on Baseball Primer's Clutch Hits is full of complaints about the new Prospectus's opaque methodologies, errors, changes in data categories, idiosyncratic player selections, indifference to the need for peer review, etc., etc. Were they really ready to start charging people for this thing? Reader psychology changes fast when a credit card gets involved.

Posted by: Colby Cosh at March 7, 2003 02:14 AM

Colby, et al -- I've been hitting the baseballprimer.com pretty heavy lately, and I must say I do not find it lacking. (It's improved greatly since last time I spent much time there, that's for sure.) A combo of Primer, plus the still-free injury reports at the Prospectus, are meeting my needs pretty well right now, and I haven't even gone totally deep with free site....

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 7, 2003 11:38 AM
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