I have lots of teams, but taking all of the teams' overall performances into consideration, here are my awards:
Most Valuable Player:Carlos Beltran. Without Beltran's production, two of my teams would not be a playoff contender. It was a neck-and-neck race between he and David Ortiz, who I have on two teams, one with Beltran on the same one, but Beltran won out because my winners league team would have been nowhere near contention if it relied on Derrek Lee all year.
Cy Young:Francisco Liriano. Carried one of my pitching staffs for a time, but it's in good hands with John Smoltz and company though.
Rookie of the Year:Hanley Ramirez. What a steal to nab him off FA from Day 1 in my roto league. Such a cheap source of steals while I dominated the power stats. It was a race between he, Liriano, and Verlander, but Hanley gets my nod.
Waiver Wire Pickup of the Year:Justin Morneau. Last year, it was Travis Hafner. This year, Justin Morneau. I picked Morneau up as a replacement UTIL player when someone else dumped him back when he was struggling mightily. I don't know what I was thinking at the time, but as Magic Johnson once said, "I pulled a Homer."
Biggest Draft Steal:Matt Holliday. Scott Kazmir, Jeremy Bonderman, Justin Verlander, Francisco Liriano. The usual suspects. I've had a mish mash of all in my drafts, but Holliday was underrated in my drafts and I pounced on that opportunity.
Biggest Disappointment:Mark Teixeira. The biggest bust of 2006. I drafted him on two teams, but I'm in first place on those teams. I got him for dirt cheap on two other teams (before the All-Star Break), but he hasn't been half-bad ever since. Nonetheless, a disappointment.
Cy Young--Justin Verlander
Rookie of the Year--Justin Verlander
WW pickup of the year--Dmitri Young
Biggest draft steal--Frank Thomas--21st round in a 15 teamer
Biggest draft mistake--With my 14th pick, I wanted to take a chance on a young guy with a big future. My 3 choices were Kotchman, Chris Ray, and Ervin Santana. I chose the wrong one.
raiders_umpire wrote:Biggest draft mistake--With my 14th pick, I wanted to take a chance on a young guy with a big future. My 3 choices were Kotchman, Chris Ray, and Ervin Santana. I chose the wrong one.
Haha, Baby Bop drank the Casey Kotchman Kool-Aid! And to think I was on the verge of snagging Kotchman very late in my 20-teamer and well, I averted near disaster by choosing...Nick Johnson.
MVP: Jermaine Dye / Derek Jeter
Cy Young: Carlos Zambrano
ROY: Justin Verlander over Jered Weaver
Rolaids Relief Man: Joel Zumaya (tells you something about my closers!)
Biggest Draft Steal: Dye (12th Round)
Best WW Pickups: Verlander & Weaver
Worst WW Pickup: Mike Pelfrey (one bad start and then got demoted)
Best Hot Streaks Ridden from WW: Jered Weaver (since his first promotion)
Comeback Player: Jim Thome (7th)
Biggest Busts: Lidge (5th), Buerhle (6th), Jason Lane (11th)
Comments? Help? Advice? Abuse? All major forms of correspondence gratefully accepted!
MVP: Carlos Beltran, $40
Cy Young: Joe Nathan, $20
ROY: Jered Weaver, FA
Rolaids Relief Man: Joe Nathan, $20
Biggest Draft Steal: Ryan Zimmerman, $1
Comeback Player: Carlos Beltran, $40
Biggest Bust: Chris Reitsma, $9
MVP- Nomar Garciaparra (I made a lot of trades, and he's had the longevity on my team that no one else had)
Cy Young- Aaron Harang (again, the longevity, would've been Pedro)
Rookie of the Year- Matt Kemp (didn't have very many rookies, but he contributed the most)
WW Pickup of the Year- Nomar Garciaparra (early April someone dropped him cause of his injuries
Biggest Draft Steal- Aaron Harang (13th round, 14-teamer)
Biggest Disappointment- Jhonny Peralta (6th round)