What makes a someone who plays fantasy baseball an "expert"? It is a question I ask myself everytime one of those "experts" makes a selection in a mock draft that I find disagreeable. Or said "expert" wrote an article I thought was obviously lacking in the insight necessary to merit the appellation. Or provided an answer to a reader's question that was obviously ill-informed. Or didn't win their fantasy league by double-digit points.
Anything and everything that I found incorrect with an "experts" position was a reason to doubt the qualifications for the designation. There was a certain schaedenfruede I would experience when these mistakes were made. I was an expert! Why couldn't I be recognized as such?
After blogging for a couple of years now, I am still searching for that one trait that makes a fantasy player an "expert". Is there even one trait that makes one an expert? Can there be when we play a game in which we must predict the the future performance of a group of players we have no influence on whatsoever?
I am curious what you think makes one a fantasy "expert".