TheYanks04 wrote:Serious players are not going to let this be a factor. I will draft Manny any day of the week if given the opportunity to get him in the mid to late first round for instance. I will not draft Jeter before the 40's overall and probably not even then because I just like big HR hitters more and do not buy into the position scarcity strategy at all.
I find owners are more biased towards guys that have hurt them in the past than towards what team the players are on. You lose a title because Soriano returns $18 in the first round and Sexson blows his shoulder checking a swing and guess what...I am not so high on either any more and want no part of Soriano round 1 or 2. Have a nice day but someone else can deal with that garbage.
I remember I would not draft Moyer at all for like 2 years after he did his implosion routine in 2000 right at the end of the year. Turns out he was hurt and Pineilla was sending the poor guy out their anyway...did not help my team with those 2 IP 9 ER performances he put up.
If you play with people long enough you tend to see which players they gravitate towards and which they want no part of. For instance, it is no secret in my money leagues that I hate Juan Pierre as a fnatasy player and will never draft him. A HR and RBI category destroyer. And the secret is more or less out on Soriano, though I would draft him if he fell far enough.
Would you draft Pedro or Schilling, presuming both were healthy and at the top of their games as Red Sox? I would find someone else, with similar stats, available in that round. The risk of passing on them, within the context of the draft, would be minimal. There are too many comparable players within the context of any draft.
I guess, as a follow up question to everyone on the thread: Who are you more loyal to your fav team or your fantasy team?
If it came down to a sink or swim game that could put you in the winner's circle in your fantasy league and bounce your favorite team from the post season, or vice versa, who would you be rooting for - your starter to get a W and win the league for you or your favorite team winning the game and going on the playoffs?