Why Won't Anybody Join Your Fantasy Baseball League?

Yahoo Sports reporter Brandon Funston estimates that, at least on Yahoo!, fantasy baseball trails football in total players by a margin of "5-to-1, maybe even 6-to-1," and while things might not be that grim on a macro scale, the big picture of fantasy baseball certainly isn't pretty, either. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, while the total number of fantasy players in North America has exploded over the past eight years – from just under 20 million in 2006 to more than 40 million last year – the percentage of those players who take on the task of managing a baseball team has actually dropped, from 40 percent in 2008 to just 33 percent in 2014.