1. What was your draft strategy?
Youth, and not concentrate much on OPS and Saves. Last year, Utley had the highest OPS on my team with .915, and I had only two pitchers with over 10 saves, and still finished second. Also, last year, I drafted starters with question marks and poor previous seasons looking to bounceback, and that also worked quite well. I think this team is very similar to that, with Lackey, Harang, Verlander, Greinke, etc. It really worked out according to plan.
2. Who do you think was the steal of the draft?
Gotta go Lidge in Rd 10
3. Who do you think was the reach of the draft?
Although I did my fair share of reaching on upside young guys, anything above a last round pick on Ben Sheets is a reach that I can't condone.
4. Who do you think will finish in the top 3?
Aside from myself, I'd say BH, Snakes, Fezz
5. Who do you think will finish in the bottom 3?
I think it will come down to who is luckiest in regards to injuries. At this point in ST, my bet would be on GF since he's hit a few bad breaks already but that could change. It's pretty hard to pick any other teams, but if I had to, I guess I'd say WickedSmaat (sorry man
6. The best pick that you made
I love my early picks, but I think it's Duchscherer in Rd 24. Even if he barely pitches this year, it's no loss being such a late pick. Also, even if he regresses from last year, I think the upside is worth it as my 6th SP.
7. The worst pick that you made
8. What player is the biggest key to your success?
For this year, I'd say it's Justin Upton. I've put a lot of faith in him, considering I used a 9th round pick on him. I think he'll be a superstar and very soon, but he and the rest of my young guys like Sandoval, Dukes, and Alexei will have to perform this season for me to finish well.
9. Your team's weak/strong points
I think my pitching will be huge this year just like last year. I also think that I'll have SBs and Rs sown up most weeks. Weakness has to be Saves, although I expect Gregg to have the job in ChC, and my backup relievers are second in line behind some frail guys (Perez behind Wood, and Wheeler behind Percival).