Stabone, next time you place an order at the Cafe, why not try 'decaf'. There's a ton of great info here. Deep breaths, man, deep breaths.
And playing in public leagues (even if they are pay leagues on ESPN) offers nowhere near the competition of a private league with competitive players. Once you start looking around the site, I think you'll find that the folks here tend to be both (i) far more involved and (ii) smarter about fantasy baseball than your average public league player. I'd guess that most of the regulars around here pretty easily finish in the top 3 of any public league - and probably win upwards of 90% of public leagues (pay or otherwise).
Perhaps I'm also a mental marshmallow, but ranking with $ values makes perfect sense to me. It's not necessary, but it's informative.
Erboes - the new model of restraint.
I love it.
"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews." - Sandy Koufax