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Re: Your biggest fantasy mistake

Postby Havok1517 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:01 pm

cordscords wrote:Dropped Trout on April 14th. The biggest of many this season.


In a league with no bench and dropped Trout after he didn't make opening day roster. Missed on picking up back up by a few min.
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Re: Your biggest fantasy mistake

Postby kab21 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:04 am

I drafted 3 stud closers between pick 125 and 200 and none of them made it to opening day. I know there is a saying to not pay for saves but these were relatively late picks and the draft gets a little blah at that point.

Pretty much everything has killed me though. Early pick busts like mediocrity from Longoria, Pedroia, Napolix2, MYoung and even Kemp's DL stint sank the offense in two leagues. I also didn't start taking pitchers early enough and didn't get lucky in the mid rounds like previous seasons. Worst fantasy season ever.
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Re: Your biggest fantasy mistake

Postby RedHopeful » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:49 pm

Not too many that I'm ashamed of but two specific ones come to mind (both happened to be in the same 7 man/13 team keeper league).

In 2009, drafted Cano with hopes of a bounce back campaign. Come next season, was deciding between him and Bruce for my final keeper slot. Yep, the homer in me made the wrong choice. Ended up trading Cano to move up in the draft.

At the end of 2010, was debating which pitcher to keep: Verlander or Lester. Decided on keeping the dirty Sock (where were u to save me Mookie?) and traded Verlander to move up in the draft yet again.
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Re: Your biggest fantasy mistake

Postby exm » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:57 pm

1. Keeping Hosmer as one of my 5 keepers
2. Trade M Holliday for M Young at the beginning of the season, when Holliday was slumping and Young raking hits. I needed a 2B. I finally got rid of M Young for M Bourne
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Re: Your biggest fantasy mistake

Postby thatguy27 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:05 pm

Dropping Rios right before he turned it around.

Not bidding more for Trout in the draft.

Dropping Latos, thinking I'd get him back (and could have but waited too long), when a rash of injuries led to some serious roster gridlock (and my pitching staff was already super stacked).
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Re: Your biggest fantasy mistake

Postby aardvarks » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:08 pm

I traded for Greinke in the off-season, but I didn't keep any other SP's and I waited too long in the draft to start getting some.

I started the yr with this:

Greinke
Beckett :-{
Ervin santana !+)
Scott Baker X-I
Johan
Bedard
Floyd
Duffy

I traded for Verlander, dropped almost all of these guys and loaded up with middle relievers. but I'm still last in era

which is a big reason I'm in 4th place instead of 1st
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