It happens to all of us. Like MLB teams, we have a fantasy week where everything implodes. What's your worst week that you remember?
Pretty sure this is the week for my team...try and beat this...
-Team was 3-0 heading into the week (H2H points):
-Lee and Luebke hit the DL. Lee should be fine, but I'm reading Luebke might need TJ? Makes sense, I just traded Rickie Weeks/Bud Norris for him.
-This will force me to trade one of my solid hitters so far...Andre Ethier...for Tommy Hanson (another big injury risk).
-Halladay gives up 8 ER in his one start.
-With my offense not producing, I deal Ackley/J. Garcia/Valverde for Kinsler/Nolasco/Henry Rod. 1 hour later...
-Mo Rivera tears his ACL shagging flyballs in KC.
With both of my premier closers gone...
-I deal Henderson Alvarez (and his awful forecaster ratios like FIP - even my leaguemates presume its a fluke) for Scott Downs. Alvarez immediately tosses a CG SHO. A SP who doesn't K anyone and owned a FIP of close to 6 going into the start shouldn't be dealing.
-I pick up Anthony Bass. He and Josh Johnson - both on my team -combine to surrender 12 in the Marlins-Padres game at Petco.
-Oh yeah...I own Pujols and his 0 HR's. He and my offense is hitting a robust .230 this week.
My SP's are headlined by Verlander/Halladay/Lee with Luebke waiting in the wings, so I felt I had the depth to deal Jaime. Same situation with Valverde (owned Rivera too), especially when Dustin Ackley was my one 2B (Kinsler better mash). Didn't count on both Rivera/Luebke going down for the year literally hours after the trade. Then, the hitter's pinada that is Alvarez spins a 6-hit CG SHO on his way out the door. Excellent week.
Obviously my team is being slaughtered. Can't wait for Monday!
P.S. As I mentioned in the closers thread, my team is now settling a reliever logjam by having a 3-way reliever-style deathmatch between Scott Downs, Rafael Soriano and Andrew Cashner. Whoever is without a closing job when Lee returns from the DL gets shown the door.
Last edited by Fantasy GM on Sat May 05, 2012 3:06 am, edited 2 times in total.