Philly_05 wrote:Okay my buddy an I are talking about draft ideas he came up with this idea I think it's just silly but he refuses to agree with me..
For now it's so silly, it doesn't seem worth arguing. But what you do is this ... next year, have him try out his strategy on a competitive league (that is, no free public Yahoo). Even better, place a side wager on how well he'll do. His results should speak more than any amount of debating now will.
Like others said, there are many holes in this. First, after you get past the top 10 pre-season fantasy ranked SSes, there are still many solid options. And lets assume his draft strategy works to perfection and he ends up with the top 10 SSes. Take the position of one of the other teams. You're stuck with a low-ranked starting SS. But so if every other team, so competitively its a wash. Except for that nut with a whole team of SSes -- and you'll crush him because ... well, all he has is SSes. Now this guy is trying to offer trades in which he gets top value for his SSes. You won't do it -- you'll just make your team weaker relative to every other team in the league.
And of course, the draft won't go according to plan if the other managers have half a brain. He might get Tejada in R1, maybe Young in R2. By then other teams will start taking guys like Reyes, Glaus, Jeter, and Rollins. So by R3 he might be down to taking H Ramirez or Furcal (at this point overdrafting to stick to the all-SS strategy). Teams without a SS yet will probably be split -- some will make a reach for a guy like Lugo, Hall, Guillen. Others will refuse to take the best value at another position, figuring they can worry about filling in at SS at the end of the draft or from the FA list. By the end of the draft, your buddy might have a few of the top SSes, but he won't have them all. And the other teams won't be in a condition where they're thinking "Oh my god! That sneaky genius has all the SSes! I better accept his Furcal for Big Papi trade offer so I'm not left without him!"
Anyway, I'd say stop arguing with him. Instead tell him to put up or shut up the next -- preferably in a money league. If he turns out to be right, we can all hail his genius. But I think its unlikely.