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#1 TWC

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

I have a truly bizarre team. I tried to take what I learned from the two we did last year, but man, I'm really not sure what I ended up with. Should be fun.

And Kudos to Ace for doing this on a Friday, when I probably wasn't going to get much work done anyway.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

My team didn't really turn out the way I wanted it. I started off looking like the Yankees (I got a lot of high dollar free agents and was over budget). Then I took that roster and started looking for replacement players. In the end I ended up with a couple of high dollar players and then had to fill in with some players that I hope will have good games.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

I tried the strategy I used last year, which didn't work at all. But I still think it's a sound strategy: overspend on the uber studs, and then use super cheapo guys in some of the non-studly slots.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

I tried the strategy I used last year, which didn't work at all. But I still think it's a sound strategy: overspend on the uber studs, and then use super cheapo guys in some of the non-studly slots.

If you have a stud in your line-up doesn't that make it a studly slot and if you don't have a stud in your line-up doesn't that make it a non-studly slot?
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?
Peasant 1: More witches.
Peasant 2: Wood.
Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn?
Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood?
Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood?
Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her.
Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone?
Peasant 1: Oh yeah.
Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond!
Sir Bedevere: No, no. What else floats in water?
Peasant 1: Bread.
Peasant 2: Apples.
Peasant 3: Very small rocks.
Peasant 1: Cider.
Peasant 2: Gravy.
Peasant 3: Cherries.
Peasant 1: Mud.
Peasant 2: Churches.
Peasant 3: Lead! Lead!
King Arthur: A Duck.
Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically...
Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood.
Sir Bedevere: And therefore...
Peasant 2: ...A witch!
Sorry, what I was typing just started sounding foolish and foolishness usually leads me to the holy grail.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

The way I see it, this is essentially a 300-way, 1-game playoff. So I decided the pitching matchups mattered most because we only get one shot. I tried to find a couple SPs facing weak lineups, and hitters that have historically crunched their opponent. (Aside: That took far longer than I thought it would, so I'm never doing that again.)

I went to sleep thinking I had a good team. But today I woke up with remorse because, in the end, this is baseball. And I bet more than a few hitters relished the thought of facing Samardzija last week, while few looked forward to hitting Grienke. But if you played the matchups last week you woulda lost because Jeff was the beast and Zack suct balls against the Cubs.

All that to say, I thought my strategy was sound. Even statistically-based. And now I'm convinced I wasted my time--any combination of players that get decent playing time and perform well today will win. Hell, the rain might be the biggest factor.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

All that to say, I thought my strategy was sound. Even statistically-based. And now I'm convinced I wasted my time--any combination of players that get decent playing time and perform well today will win. Hell, the rain might be the biggest factor.

Yup.

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Change "Kemp" to "Cain" and I'm right there with you.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

Freaking Cabrera and Fielder are killing me. Who woulda thunk they couldn't do shit against the White Sox...

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Freaking Cabrera and Fielder are killing me. Who woulda thunk they couldn't do shit against the White Sox...

I don't ever take guys from the same team. Not that I ever win anyway.

I hadn't checked yet, but as of 7:55 eastern time, I'm in second place.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

I'm am absolutely positive that THIS time, I'm gonna kill you all at DraftStreet. Positive.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

Hope I have time tonight to draft, it always takes longer than I wish.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

Hope I have time tonight to draft, it always takes longer than I wish.

Bah. If it takes longer than 10 minutes you're trying much, much too hard.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:13 PM


Hope I have time tonight to draft, it always takes longer than I wish.

Bah. If it takes longer than 10 minutes you're trying much, much too hard.

True although I did win like $200 last year playing in the low rent leagues. It should get done tonight.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

I will absolutely destroy all of you.

Well, 66% of you.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

I finished 26th last time, and was in 2nd place for a while. Hopefully I can crack the top 20 this time. In related news, Tony Campana is more expensive than any other Cubs outfielder.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:13 PM

i'm in, quickly drafted and tried to pick the sleepers. I noticed playing last year that the best way to win was to avoid the top players and hope that a sleeper pitcher shows up and dominates.

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