Talk about the draft from hell...I only do one baseball team a year and this one is terrible...currently in 10th of 12 with 53.5 points. No clue what I do from here on out...fire sale? or be patient?I had the 9th pick.
Round 1 - Grady Sizemore, OF (I thought he fell to me! not even a top 300 player right now.)
Round 2 - Mark Teixeria, 1B (starting to pick it up, not too bad of a pick I guess.)
Round 3 - Dustin Pedroia, 2B (decent pick I guess.)
Round 4 - Jason Bay, OF (One of my few good picks.)
Round 5 - David Ortiz, Util (About to end up on waviers! I was deceding between him and Voto - made the wrong choice!)
Round 6 - Brian McCann, C (coming around but his injury hurt my team pretty bad, not to mention going in I was going to take a pitcher in the 6th and Mauer or V-Mart 7th.)
Round 7 - Francisco Rodriguez, CL (traded straight up for Holliday right before the season. I am 2nd to last in saves. Whoops.)It's about to get real bad...
Round 8 - Rickey Nolasco (enough said! worst pick of the draft by far.)
Round 9 - Jon Lester (ended up dealing him in a "buy low" for the other guy - couldn't stand him anymore. The trade = E.Volquez/Fuentes/Tulo/Ellsbury for Lester/Holliday/Hawpe/J.Hardy)
Round 10 - Roy Oswalt (traded him straight up for Huston Street, another owners 18th round pick.)
Round 11 - J.J. Hardy (terrible, I replaced him with Tulo, who isnt any better. Almost took Ryan Zimmerman here!)
Round 12 - Brad Hawpe (he was doing great but had to deal him to move Lester.)
Round 13 - John Danks (ERA moving towards 5...he hasn't performed where he was picked. Not to mention I almost
took Verlander or Harrang here...but figured I would get a can't miss like Danks and take a flier on them next round. They didn't last...
Round 14 - Adrian Beltre (on my bench, about to be on waviers. Good thing I went Beltre/Hardy instead of Zimmerman/Verlander!)
Round 15 - Josh Johnson (one of the few good picks, he is currently carrying my pitching staff.)
Round 16 - David Price (ended up dropping him when the news broke he was starting the season in Triple A.)
Round 17 - Justin Upton (thank God I didn't drop him after his slow start, he is my best hitter)
Round 18 - Brandon Lyon (dropped once Rodney was named closer. I then had a hard decison to make do I pick up his teamatte Porcello or go with Anthony Reyes who had a 1.83 ERA in Cleveland last year? Went with Reyes
Round 19 - Troy Percival (recently dropped, the few saves he gave me were not worth the damage to my ERA and WHIP)
Round 20 - Ted Lilly (one of the few good picks I made.)
Round 21 - Rickie Weeks (was a good pick until his season ending injury. Now I am picking up crappy middle infielders just about every week hoping one of them will get hot. So far no luck.)
Round 22 - Chris Ray (about that....)
Round 23 - Brandon Morrow (did I mention I am last in saves?)
Round 24 - Jack Cust (ended up on waviers for LaPorta....now I've got Cody Ross in my starting OF.)
Round 25 - Manuel Corpas (def. on waviers...thought he would end up with 30+ saves
Round 26 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Ian Stewart, Todd Helton, Jair Jurrjens tempted me but...Griffey has to have a good year in an M's uni right????)
Round 27 - Dallas McPherson (Gary Sheffield and Andreuw Jones were on my mind, but I just picked up Griffey. I needed to fill CI and Garko and Helton were still on undrafted, but McPherson hit 40 bombs in AAA...dropped before the season.)
Round 28 - Carl Pavano (dropped him after 9 ER in 1 inning in Texas.)
So......anyone else have a draft this bad?