pokerplaya wrote: 4Pack wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Some people don't mind streaming, I hate it. I won't be part of a league that allows it. I'd leave the league.
Agree 100%! I get in a couple Yahoo public leagues each season to tune up my drafting skills, but I still stay on top of the team (it is also irritating when managers sign up for a league and then let their teams sit all season). In at least one of the leagues there will be a manager that steams. Cannot leave the league once you have drafted...so all I can do give him a piece of my mind and let it go. But those managers rarely win the league also....
That is why I avoid Yahoo public leagues. There are plenty of leagues listed at the Cafe in the Classified section which are private leagues which don't allow those types of abuses.
This season I am more inclined to do mock drafts (have done 3 so far) to hone the skills...but I believe that managers are more inclined to stray far from their normal drafting "routine" if the consequences are not present (which they are not in mock drafts). So in a sense it is still hard to guage what to expect in a draft where the stakes are higher.
But...the mock drafts have helped overall I think. While I normally wait until the 5th round to being drafting pitchers...I was able to experiment with a different strategy to see what I came up with.
I also must apologize for getting off track on the topic of this thread. Did not even realize I was doing it.