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Postby d18Mike » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:10 pm

Playing in a League with some guys at work -- consensus set draft day at March 18. Too early in my opinion. I'm a late drafter. A lot can happen in 2 weeks.

Any early drafters have stories where they benefitted or got burned by being so far out from Opening Day?
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Postby BritSox » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:12 pm

Cue the long line of people who drafted Bonds before it was revealed that he would miss most of 05....
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:12 pm

not so far but this year we had to draft on March 4 because of some stuff going on w/ folks. We won't even know who gets whacked in the WBC by then... eeek!!
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Postby silverZ » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:30 pm

Anybody who drafted beltran or RJ early in the first last year.
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Postby mathias » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:47 pm

Ya it is kind of worrying, I have one draft tomorrow.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:54 pm

silverZ wrote:Anybody who drafted beltran or RJ early in the first last year.


Why? Nothing happened to them before the season started that would have changed their draft position.
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Postby Pochucker » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:55 pm

We hold live draft and since its 40/50 mile drive for some of us we are holding on 3/19 to allow for "snowday" . Last year was week later which I preferred. One year we held like 3/3 that sucked guys went down in spring training like they always do.

Nothing like "live draft". Greartest day of the year anymore (im old).
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Postby bigjimblue » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:32 pm

Yes, back in January I got Aaron Miles for $6. Then afterwards the Cards signed Spivey too. I know Larussa plays everybody a little bit, but I need an every day player.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:47 pm

Not much you can do about it. The ideal time to draft is the day before the season starts, but that is not realistic most of the time.

Even worse in auction leagues too. Pay big bucks for someone and watch him get hurt and take out 10+% of your salary.
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Postby diesel99xx » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:48 pm

Dont get me started!!!!!
My Keeper draft was back in October!!!!!
Soriano was my 1st round pick!!!!
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