[quote="jake_harv88"]I dont mean to be rude but I dont think these are good pieces. The author seems to be almost purposely foolish. Making comments like "I haven't made a good pick yet" seems as though the lack of knowledge is premeditated. If you actively know that you are not making good picks then maybe you aren't as much of a rookie as you try to make yourself out to be. All and all i'm sure people enjoy these, but I would rather write article are what to do instead of making up scenarios about what not to do...
Jake, thank you very much for your feedback and I respect your perspective. I wish to assure you I'm not intending to act purposely foolish. Comments such as those are meant to portray my total lack of confidence more so than any premeditation. Given your 1100+ posts, I'm guessing you are a long time and avid fantasy baseball player. As such, it is possible you no longer remember what it was like to play the game and not have faith in your decisions. I admit, I'm not so ignorent to the game as to not know anything. I've played enough fantasy football that I can look at statistics and get a general gist of a players possible performance. I'm not the secretary who fills out her NCAA tourney brackets based on a teams uniforms. And even if I was completely and utterly clueless about baseball, I'd be more likely to have blind faith in my picks or to portray extreme confidence like the guy who takes a player 4 rounds too early then starts screaming at the league what a genius he is. On the other hand, I don't know enough to feel good about what I am doing, as I lack both extensive knowledge about the players and experience playing fantasy baseball. Basically, I know enough to know I don't know enough. Not exactly a confidence-inspiring place to be, especially when you are acting under the pressure and strict time constraints of a draft. This article portrayed how I felt during the draft (I was also taking notes so I could write this piece) and thus, comments such as that one were bound to come out.
Again, I respect your perspective and I hope you will keep reading. But if want articles about what to do, you will be better off reading a different series, as I've made it clear I won't be giving advice meant to be followed. There are a ton of articles out there that will provide you great advice. I've just taken an alternative angle towards the game, one that caters to perhaps a different audience.
Thanks for responding, it does give me something to think about.