Been busy with another draft, trying to round up a league at work, prepping for my 3 drafts this weekend, etc. etc. But I like this quiz. I had so much fun this year reading last year's that I want to make sure I get this done.1. What was your draft strategy?
You know, I draft the same team every time. Every year. In every league. The names change, sometimes I make a small change here or there, but always the same team. I aim for balance and reliability early. This definitely means hitting early, and more often than not power guys at 1B and OF. I heard it said once you can't win your league in the early rounds, but you can sure lose it. I've never once owned Jose Reyes. I never take pitchers early. Just not taking the chance. Crawdaddy in the 2nd is the biggest break from my mold I'll ever do. Mid rounds I always grab one top closer. To me, they're worth the money. Let some other sucker be the 'never pay for saves' guy who ends up with Kerry Wood. Oh wait... I alway grab one ace in round 5 or 6. Always more pitching in the next few rounds, and fill out my roster with a mix of reliable producers and high upside guys. I seem to do ok with this.2. Who do you think was the steal of the draft?
Holliday at 22. I almost took him at 14. No way he goes at the end of round 2. His MDP in cafe leagues is 13. In bozo leagues it's 19. We let him go to 22? What a bunch of n00bs. 3. Who do you think was the reach of the draft?
Every player taken before Holliday at 22.
Pence sure went early. I was about to pounce on Jermaine Dye then oscar stole him. Didn't think he'd go that early.4. Who do you think will finish in the top 3?
Well, my magic spreadsheet says beer, Cheese, and Old Style. Which sounds appetizing for sure. RBV and me right behind. Looking beyond the numbers, I would say OS looks to do well once more, I think my team should end up in the top 3, and even though he let me down last year I'm going beerdog again. I think cheese will be sunk by the curse of Jose Reyes, and RBV's closers all look pretty risky to me.5. Who do you think will finish in the bottom 3?
I think Shockers draft puts him in an inescapable hole, much to oscar's delight. Too many potential busts on his team. But some players with some upside too, so we'll see. I'm looking at thomas' team and can't for the life of my figure out how it will finish near the bottom, but I think it will.
I'm not seeing anything on seancasey's team that excites me.6. The best pick that you made
Love me some Miggy at 11. Really glad I grabbed Perez as insurance.7. The worst pick that you made
Kerry Wood? I knew Perez would be valuable, what ever possessed me to take Wood?8. What player is the biggest key to your success?
I think Cliff Lee. I missed a lot of the starters I wanted, so if Cliffy sucks I'm in big trouble.9. Your team's weak/strong points
I actually see myself placing in the top 1/3 of each category and not winning anything other than maybe saves. I don't think I'll finish near the bottom in anything.