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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:13 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:I'm not saying anything about the players you have or your team in general, but when you're sitting in 6th place, maybe your team isn't as perfect as you think.


Well, a 12 team league with starting out Towles, Morneau, Figgins, Braun, Han Ram, Holliday, Corey Hart, Upton, Swisher, Hideki Matsui (now sheff), Carlos Pena, and then Lackey, Grienke, Harden, James Shields, Chris Young, Matt Capps, Huston Street, Accardo (now Acosta) that is now packing McGowan, Cueto and Owings would have looked damn good at the beginning of the year; and for the first three weeks I was steamrolling people. Just frustrating to drop a week 8-1 with a team like that because of slumps from everyone.
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:45 pm

I shouldn't say perfect, but its one of those drafts where you look at it afterwards, and you think "wow, I'd have to be really unlucky to not at least make the playoffs with this". This of course was at the beginning of March, right before Lackey went down and leaving me with a slightly ragtag pitching staff (but SHields/Grienke/C Young is hardly ragtag for a 12 teamer.)
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby Madison » Tue May 06, 2008 2:52 pm

Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?


Perfect draft would be you drafting everyone who's doing well and avoiding all the busts (all of your projections would have to have been spot on), meaning you'd be running away from the league.

Liking your draft and/or liking the "names" you drafted doesn't mean someone's draft was perfect.


Sounds more like a complaint about H2H leagues though, not exactly a draft complaint.
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby Yoda » Tue May 06, 2008 2:58 pm

If you had a perfect draft then would you be complaining about the lack of results?
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue May 06, 2008 3:39 pm

Sigh, I know no draft is perfect; but the ones you look at and are really impressed with how it turned out on draft day, and then it just doesn't pan out the way you were expecting due to busts and injuries?
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 06, 2008 5:21 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Sigh, I know no draft is perfect; but the ones you look at and are really impressed with how it turned out on draft day, and then it just doesn't pan out the way you were expecting due to busts and injuries?

This may sound weird, but I can't remember the last time I wasn't thrilled with a draft I had. So much work and preparation goes into the months leading up to my drafts, that I always hit the players I want (and if not, the next in line), so when all is said and done, I've got a team full of guys I want, and am confident. Then after Opening Day, all hell breaks loose, and little matters.

I do get the point you're trying to make, but I just try to be right more than I'm wrong and hope I catch a few breaks. I don't get overly worked up about any of my teams going into the season, because I expect to compete regardless of what I'm walking into; though that isn't always the case.
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby dorje3 » Wed May 07, 2008 1:29 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:I'm not saying anything about the players you have or your team in general, but when you're sitting in 6th place, maybe your team isn't as perfect as you think.


Well, a 12 team league with starting out Towles, Morneau, Figgins, Braun, Han Ram, Holliday, Corey Hart, Upton, Swisher, Hideki Matsui (now sheff), Carlos Pena, and then Lackey, Grienke, Harden, James Shields, Chris Young, Matt Capps, Huston Street, Accardo (now Acosta) that is now packing McGowan, Cueto and Owings would have looked damn good at the beginning of the year; and for the first three weeks I was steamrolling people. Just frustrating to drop a week 8-1 with a team like that because of slumps from everyone.

Sounds like you should be across the hall, in the Game Commentary, Cheering, and Venting, section. :-D
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby dorje3 » Wed May 07, 2008 1:35 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:I'm not saying anything about the players you have or your team in general, but when you're sitting in 6th place, maybe your team isn't as perfect as you think.

Actually, I disagree. If you're sitting in sixth place after May 1st, maybe you're just as good as you thought you were. Let the dust settle.
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby rsolsky2 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:47 am

This years must have's.

Zimmerman can't believe i got him
Swisher 4th of how did he fall to me?
Harden what a steal
Texeira my gain the leagues lost 2nd pick
Granderson oops there goes a month

Man crushes didn't pan out
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Re: Don't you hate when perfect drafts give you no results?

Postby abrage22 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:50 am

In a 12 team league, i have harang, felix,ortiz,teix,wright,furcal, roberts,hamilton,rios and still am sucking it up :-C
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