hybrid wrote:Some of you guys seem a bit uptight. They either were newbies and were stupid talking about it, or were just baiting guys into taking people. My advice, play with knowledgable managers. Because if your in a good league, chat talk about who is there (likely doesn't happen in the first place) isn't going to sway who they take with their next pick. All of you just seem upset cause you can't get a guy you want later, not a very good reason IMO.
I try to restrict my leagues to people who know what they're doing. You seem to be making my point as to why it's Bush League. The people who do it you described as being "newbies" or "stupid". I agree with that.
hybrid wrote:All of you just seem upset cause you can't get a guy you want later, not a very good reason IMO.
If I'm drafting in two picks, and I've noticed someone has fallen farther than they should have...and I'm kind of hoping he will fall to me, then I think it's pretty lame for a manager who is 14 picks away to point out that so-and-so is falling too far...just because he knows he has no shot at the guy he doesn't want anyone to get too good of a deal, because the farther the player falls, the bigger steal he will be. There is something that strikes me as unfair and unsportsmanlike about that scenario. Even with knowledgeable and prepared managers, someone might be flying under the radar...pointing out a slipping player could sway a manager to pick that player (so I guess we disagree on that point). Humans are not infallible creatures...
You can tell me that he's trying to draw attention to some guy he has no interest in, but the times I've seen this done...that clearly hasn't been the case. It really doesn't bother me if someone is talking about how Billy Butler is a steal in the 3rd round, but if Markakis is hanging around at the start of round 4 I don't think people should be talking about it. Of course that's just my humble opinion. I've never been characterized as uptight, but there's always a first.
I agree that (in general) chatter like this doesn't happen in the first place when playing with knowledgeable and competitive managers. If it did happen in such a league, it would bother me much more than if a "newb" or a "stupid" person was doing it...the latter two have the excuse of ignorance and stupidity.