Ugh! This, to me, is the embodiment of baseball as well as it's fantasy side.
I was setting up my rotation for the now-ending week a while ago, and I came across a dilemma in my final starter slot. There I had a pitcher who, arguably, had one of the worst season starts in the majors. He was to have a two-start week however, and I enjoyed his strikeout rate compared with the strikeout tendencies of the upcoming opponents. With an hour left before lineup locks, I consulted the forums. After a quick briefing with a few members, I decided to drop this struggling pitcher for Jhoulys Chacin and his projected two-start.
Well, back to present time, and here I am now - having lost this week by 30 points. It's a frustrating loss, made significant by the fact that it was to a competing division rival. Now I look back at the pitcher I drop, and wonder.. Edwin Jackson scored over 40 points on the week, as opposed to Chacin's 6 (Just one start). If I left my lineup alone, If I went out for a darn gallon of milk that hour before lock time, If I just... Ugh!
Now Jackson has been picked up by someone else.
I played the numbers, the history, the matchups, the trends.. I made the right move, right?