4Pack wrote:"...It must be satisfying to win such a competative league."
LOL eli! No more or less satisfying than it is to win a private league with "expert fantasy managers". In a private league...you just need to spend a few more minutes a day paying attention to your team. No matter how you slice or dice it....it still comes down to your players performing. In a public league....a mangers experience can carry him too a top tier finish....while in a private league...you need a combination of experience and good old fashioned luck. Since luck is just that.....it is tough to take satisfaction from.
Sorry if I offend some managers when I say that luck plays a huge role in success in fantasy games....but....that is just my opinion.
I never said there weren't good owners in the public leagues. There are tons. Just that by screwing a few rubes that don't know any better in trades, you are going to wind up with a pretty juiced team fairly easily. It is a little harder to win if you don't have some rookie stocking a few teams like he's a minor league affiliate.
Chance favors the prepared mind. Of course there is an amount of luck involved, but that doesn't negate the decision making process involved in GMing, and especially in daily transaction leagues with head to head scoring, managing a fantasy squad.
If you honestly think it is all luck anyway, you should just get your league together and play one-card guts instead of fantasy baseball.
If no one in a league gets to rape and pillage the village idiot's talent pool, things become more competative and thus victory is worth more.