Giambis wrote:Not that anyone cares...
After a lot of soul searching, I'm actually hanging up my fantasy shoes at the end of this season. My lack of willpower doesn't go well with fantasy sports. I used to at least be a slightly interesting person, could talk on at least a couple subjects. Now, while I could talk about baseball all day, most people look at me like I'm crazy (very perceptive) or their eyes glaze over. I eventually came to the realization that on my deathbed, do I want to look back at the best years of my life and curse Mark Prior for making them miserable?
So I have decided to move on. I just wanted to thank the cafe for all their helpful hints and being the best site I've ever belonged to. Thank you cafe members and good luck!
The secret is to join a dynasty league. You can always be hopeful and happy because tomorrow you could add the next Pujols or Santana to your roster before someone else does. I drafted 40 players during our draft in February. I now have 11
of those 40 players on my team-- because of trades and drops. 11 out of 40.
My team is near the bottom of the standings, but I'm happy as a clam because I picked up Iannetta and Votto and Rasmus and several other Top 50 prospects during this season (they weren't on the radar really before this season) and traded for Kazmir and Verlander. If any of my several Top 100 pitching prospects I picked up pan out, I can trade them for a boost in offense and be a really nice team. Next year, I may not play in any non-keeper/non-dynasty leagues. It's such a different animal altogether. I would have dropped Prior a while ago if I were in your situation of owning him and not shed a tear (I had a lot of really bad draft picks and the only thing I remotely regret is trading Aramis Ramirez when he was playing so poorly, but I'm almost over that even)-- because i'm looking at the big picture years down the road.
Chris Iannetta was born on Krypton and transported to Earth as an infant and saves the universe when he's not getting on base every plate appearance.