Bwanna wrote:Most $1 players: scoreless (7) Most $10+ players: ensanimal, ayebatter (12) Most $20+ players: Bwanna (8) Most $30+ players: Bwanna, Rob (3) Most $40+ players: Futility, TD, Rob, ensanimal, maddog (1)
2010's Auction Draft Awards Scoreless WINS the Dollar Store Award Ensanimal, Ayebatter WIN the Teen Choice Award Bwanna WINS the Jackson Award Bwanna, Rob WIN the Almost 40 Award Futility, TD, Rob, Ensanimal, Maddog WIN the Steel Reserve 40oz Award NO ONE Won this year's 50 is the new $1 Award
I had figured out a pre-draft strategy but I had to quickly scrap it once the draft started. I wanted to retry something I used years ago i.e. a sort of modified Sandra Bernhard. I was trying for a solid showing in all categories but stock up on SBs and Saves. When I tried this before I managed to stay close and then in August traded off some of my speedy guys and a reliever for what I was lacking elsewhere. I didn't win the pool but if I remember correctly I finished in the top 3 and didn't embarass myself too much. I think the difference was the pool I tried it in was a draft. In this pool it only took some high bidding on e.g. Ellsbury and Crawford to mess things up for me. I think I definitely overspent on Cabrera but if I hadn't have taken him I would have overspent on AGon. The other two guys that I think I overspent a bit on are Longoria and Cain. I knew I was overbidding at the time but still did it - maybe I need an intervention. Overall I'm pretty happy with my starters but one or two injuries and it all goes down the drain. I also think I'm going to have to work hard to accumulate enough HRs to stay competitive - maybe I can pick away at it like RSN hopes to do with his SBs. Overall I think it was a very enjoyable auction. It will be interesting to see how it pans out for some of the teams e.g. Silent Rob's pitching poor team versus Ayebatter's pitching rich team etc. Good luck to you all!
“We're looking for a really solid year out of Esteban. It doesn't have to be his best year as long as it's not his worst. Somewhere in the middle, we'll be happy.” (Billy Beane)