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Biggest New Owner Mistakes?

Postby Guest » Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:50 pm

What are some of the biggest mistakes new owners make in their leagues?
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Postby willieroe » Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:53 pm

Impatience.
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Postby WharfRat » Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:54 pm

Panicking when a guy has a bad outing or a slump early in the season, and does something stupid like trading slow-starting Jim Thome for Terry Mulholland or something. People gots to be patient, it's a game of averages.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:56 pm

unlike fantasy football, where every game matters and 2 bad games in a row is a bad sign, the baseball season is much longer, so much more patience is needed. If i had a nickel for all the panicky trade questions ive seen already for guys like halladay and such.
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Postby whitesox04champs » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:42 pm

willieroe wrote:Impatience.


One word says it all :-°
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Postby Dice » Sat Apr 10, 2004 7:41 pm

Also, not adjusting for the scoring rules of your particular league before it's too late. For example, if you're in a points league which counts strikeouts against hitters, all the rankings and cheat sheets that you see are very misleading if you don't adjust.
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Postby mmdmaznn » Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:00 pm

I would have to go with the majority here and say rash decisions from one bad outing. I admit that I've benefitted more than once from other owners' impatience...not that I'm mad at it....

....though there is a bit of guilt when that happens...it lasts at least 5 minutes.
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Postby mikey » Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:44 pm

If you're looking for something more specific, a new owner in our league dropped Brandon Webb after he got him in our autodraft.

I'm new to fantasy baseball too, but I knew enough to pick Webb up immediately.
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Postby Melo255 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:51 pm

guy in my league dropped kaz and burrell because he said he wasnt getting the steals he needed from kaz and burrell was gonna tank, made me happy anyway, i got em both ;-D
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Postby rkenley1 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:32 am

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