I don't know about the rest of you, but my personal pet peeve with myself & fantasy baseball is I either wait too long to snatch up a quality player of the waiver wire or I pounce too early, thinking that the other owners are seeing the same thing I am.
Example 1: I have been a big fan of Brett Myers' stuff ever since he was in the minors. Liked him enough his first year, then last year the wheels came off the bus. He did not get drafted in my league, but I have always kept an eye out for him. Now, this year, he has two very good outings in a row. But, in the desire to want to seem him prove it some more and also with a healthy dose of fear from his home park, I did not make the move to pick him up. Now someone else snatched him up and I am left wondering if I waited too long to make the move.
Example 2: Reyes is my starting 2nd baseman. Due to fears of his health, I am always scanning the WW for a good backup. I have Cuddyer, and he is stumbling out of the gate. I waited too long on Cantu and he got snatched up. I see that Spivey is off to a good year and has very good OPS #'s (one of the cats in my league) for a 2nd baseman. Seeing that Reyes faces Smoltz, I drop Cuddyer and pick up Spivey, who proceeds to great me with an 0-4 & 3 strikeout game.
I can't snatch everyone of the WW, as my leauge has a set amount of 40 pickups (effectively preventing streamlining of pitchers). Anyone out there face the same issues when it comes time to play the game of "To pick up or not to pick up"?