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Postby The Natural » Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:45 am

Back in 1996 a guy took Robin Ventura with the 3rd overall pick. 8-o The laughter subsided about 20 minutes later.

He ended up having a decent line that year but still not worth #3 overall.
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Postby Fireball Express » Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:02 pm

Ok I have the worst bad pick story.
We recently expanded our league to 12 members from 10. I lobbied hard against having this one guy joining. I've been quoted in saying that I would never be in a league that he is in. I was in a hockey league once with him and he is the definition of the word clueless. I lost out and all his buddies wanted him in. Anyway, he shows up to our live draft with about 50 names scribbled on a piece of paper. So anyway in the 6th round he picks Rich Aurilla. :-o
Then he follows that up with a 7th round selection of Mike Lamb.
I will be relentless in my scorning of this guy all year on the message board. I want him to cry! Thanks for the donation...loser!
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:32 pm

so0perspam wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:chone figgins in the fourth round.......


Ahahaha. :-]

I just knew my name would come up in this thread. :-B
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:49 pm

Last year in one of my leagues some guy picked Aubrey Huff #4 overall, because he knew that if he didn't grab him there, somebody else would take him before his next pick. What a moron. I got Thome 53rd overall, and RJ 68th overall. And this guy takes Huff 4th overall.

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Postby acsguitar » Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:59 pm

I think the PODS and GIAMBI were good picks
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Postby Dans » Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:02 pm

Last year's CY Young at the end of the second isn't so bad.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:15 pm

coke609 wrote:I picked Kansas to win the NCAA's in the office pool.

Syracuse, here :,-(
Anyway, I think the Giambi grab was OK; others were definitely higher than I'd go.

Worst I've been involved in was a guy in my football league who reminds me of Fireball's hockey buddy ... he took Plaxico in the first round — his ROOKIE year. Although even that was better than the same guy's pick of Dallas K Richie Cunningham in the first round a couple years earlier.
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Postby steve_0710 » Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:05 pm

I took over a baseball team a few years ago. The team wasn't very good (we have 8 keepers). Apparently,the guy that had the team before me had no clue.

I was told about how he took Carlos Feebles with his first pick two years before I took over.
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Postby krysoul » Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:10 pm

last year, a manager in my league dropped johan santana sometime in may. i had a low waiver claim in and still was able to get hin. not a draft pick ... but still worth mentioning!!
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Postby mmdmaznn » Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:55 pm

curious_george_43545 wrote:
mmdmaznn wrote:Everybody's got their own theory when it comes to drafting...even if it doesn't make sense to the rest of the free world...
explain Michael Barrett as the 3rd overall pick then

I'm assuming that this was a "Catcher-only league"?
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