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Postby Bennyy22 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:06 am

10: Use last years drafting guide just to save a few bucks.

9: Draft your home team cause you are a fan. :~(

8: Punt a category in your draft plan. Not a good plan, even if you think it means you can buy a better team in other categories.

7: Ignore park effects at Coors field

6: Try to get by on the best team $26 can buy - trying to prove you are smart enough to get a good team on the cheap makes you the equivalent of the 2003 Detroit Tigers. :-P

5: Outbid the guy who won last year on every player he tries to get in the hope his strategy is better than yours. :-o

4: Try to corner the market in guys named Rodriguez. While it might be fun you’d still only fill 9 positions, and have a rotten team.

3: Eenie Meany Miney Moe... Remember that not all players are equal, random choosing tends not to work. :-/

2: go into the draft without a plan. Drafting without a plan, or at least a firm knowledge of the players is fantasy suicide. :,-(

1: Draft the entire Devil Rays Starting pitching staff because “this year is gonna be their year” :-t


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Postby Walden warriors » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:09 am

You forgot...

* Believing this really is the Cubs' year.

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Postby EugeneStyles » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:39 am

*cry* man... last year really *was* the Cubs' year. I still can't figure out how they blew it.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:54 am

Walden warriors wrote:You forgot...

* Believing this really is the Cubs' year.

Tom


HAHAHA!! mkoss is gonna love that one!
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Postby jnr98 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 10:14 am

A few other ideas that I try to follow:

11. Don't be rigid with your strategy; allow yourself to be flexible if the draft takes a strange turn

12. Start a run, don't buy into the midst of a run (on a particular position)

13. Don't get fooled into thinking Hampton is gonna win 20 this year.
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Postby prodpaul » Thu Jan 23, 2003 10:39 am

Most frustrating (humorous) things at a draft:

It's round 4 and people are asking if Randy Johnson has been picked :-#

Draft starts at 5:30 but the food is already gone.

Final Four Fans want to watch their team on TV and it's their turn to pick.
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Postby mkoss » Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:05 am

trevisc wrote:
Walden warriors wrote:You forgot...

* Believing this really is the Cubs' year.

Tom


HAHAHA!! mkoss is gonna love that one!


Oh man! No, I don't think this will be their year...too much dependance on rookies. Although, Alou couldn't be much worse than he was last year and with the pitching...

We'll just have to wait and see.

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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:20 am

Eat a bunch of Salsa and Jalapenos the night before draft!

Unless you have a long keyboard/mouse cord!
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Postby mkoss » Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:59 am

ewwwww

Seriously, though:

  • Stay up until 3am "cramming" for the draft. A good night's sleep is your best friend!
  • Drink lots of coffee the morning of your draft. Besides the frequent bathroom visits, coffee will make you jittery during the first half of the draft. Then, you'll go on a "downer" and be too sluggish for the second half. (I give this advice from personal experience)
  • Be too strict on your prices (if you're in an auction). Be willing to pay the extra $2 to get a stud.


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