Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Strong Up the Middle

Greg Fieg of San Antonio, Texas, who won $3000 last year as grand champion of the Long Island, N.Y. -based OBL fantasy league, credits his success to his team's strength at shortstop, second base and middle designated hitter. Eschewing power hitting outfielders and corners when he drafted, Fieg at various times had Derek Jeter, Pedro Feliz, Chase Utley, Bobby Crosby and Billy Hall in his middle infield. He acquired Utley early in the season in a trade with his brother, Lt. Col. Edward L. Fieg (USAF) now in Baghdad, in exchange for underperforming third baseman Vinny Castilla.