Madison wrote:Also, you heard it from me first, but Kent will make Boone look like a minor leaguer next year.
I agree but the problem is that I drafted him THIS year thinking that he would do it sooner rather than later.
Actually, I think that my first 5 picks (with me picking 9th) were:
And I'm not even a 'stros fan. LOL It's amazing that I'm even contending this year. Can you say.......Mulder and V. Wells?
I need to respond to this one. You think you had it bad?
My keepers were A-Rod and Unit. A-Rod has come back around and is pretty much what I expected...Unit...? BLECH!
Now, after that here are my first 5 picks...
1) Colon - at 10-10 with an almost 4.00 ERA, he is a slight bust
2) B. Giles - injury + no power = BUST!
3) Koch - WHOOOOAAAAHHHH NELLY!!! I am still trying to figure out what I was thinking on that one...
(to make myself further look like an idiot, Billy Wagner went 6 picks later...)
4) Ray Durham - biggest bust of the season? It's hard to say in the year of the bust.
5) A. Benitez - worthless after the trade.
Now, luckily I made some good pickups over the year and some good trades. Durham and Benitez went to another team for Berkman who is playing pretty good overall and I didn't have to endure his season-opening mega-slump. This was before Durham started going on the DL every month and before Benitez was traded, so I dodged those bullets. Giles I just traded this week with MacDougal for Mags, I'm pretty happy there.
This is an 12-man 8x8 league and I have gone from 11th place in May to slowly climb up into fifth and I'm within striking distance of the top 4. Oh yeah, my #6 pick was Konerko (dumped hime when I traded for Huff early on), my #7 was Garcia (traded him for Damon early on) ...and I drafted Jeff Weaver (sent him packing when he was doing good early on along with Kearns for .... HUDSON
) and Damian Moss (was traded for Huff) to round out the rotation:-o
So, the moral of the story is there is always someone who has it worse than you. I feel sorry for the guy that had it worse than me.