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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:20 am

As the season winds down, I was wondering if any other cafe members joined into the Baseball Prospectus contest known as HACKING MASS. For those who don't know about it, this is an annual contest where you try to pick the worst possible team. Part of the difficulty is that guys who stink get replaced, so you need players that stink, but continue to play!

This year I did the best I ever have, finishing 34th out of 1,859 entries.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/hm/in ... 1130166637

How did your team do?
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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:38 pm

Hilarious that everybody has Podsednik on their roster .. :-?
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Postby BritSox » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:49 pm

I love the 'no rockies pitchers' rule myself. Can't beat the Milton and Ortiz rotation for 'paid so much they can't be dropped' value either.

Can't believe that no team managed to get into the top ten with a Juan Pierre sleeper pick though.
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Postby stumpak » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:29 pm

Classic, Milton and Guzman are on all the top teams.
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Postby chadlincoln » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:47 pm

Never done this for baseball, but I did a bloopers league once for football. INT, sacks, fumbles all counted big. TD's and yards counted against you. David Carr was money. ;-D
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Postby Music2004Man » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:04 pm

That looks like a lot of fun. Congrats on doing so well, Agnes.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:08 am

Nice job, sounds pretty fun as well.
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Postby Niffoc4 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:21 pm

good job agnes... I sucked it up, being outside of the top 1000 the entire time...though I made the top 50 (pre-playoffs) for predictatron...
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:34 pm

i woulda had sosa as a big sleeper pick... his injury would have soured things, though. >_<

still, he'll probably play somewhere next year. not a bad guy to have around in such a league. ;-D
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