ensanimal wrote: carter wrote:
jbird669 wrote:I can't believe people still hold a draft, and not an auction, in fantasy baseball. Much better format to acquire players and much more fun IMO.
I can't believe it either.. once i tried auction, i never wanted to go back. its like the difference between playing checkers and chess - more strategy, more skill, more fun, ect... i think people are either A. too lazy to try something new, B. just plain scared, or C. creatures of habit.. i know old habits die hard. in this case, it sucks
Both are completely different animals. I enjoy doing both, but not one more than the other.
This is where I'm at as well. I currently play in one draft and one auction league per year, and love the nuances of each.
What I find interesting is the widely accepted view that wherever a specific person's league 'draws the line' is where it ought to be. Guys who play in auctions can't believe guys who 'still' draft. Guys who play in auction keepers can't believe guys who 'still' redraft. Guys in contract leagues can't believe guys who 'still' only use keepers. Guys in 20 team leagues can't believe guys who 'still' play in 12 team leagues, and so on and so forth. You see these arguments made countless times each year, as if we all think we've figured out 'the' best way to play. Gimme a break.
There are infinite ways to increase strategy and skill to the game, and, whoever you are, I assure you there are players out there playing in leagues that require more of both. As for the fun portion, well, that's subjective, and really, to each their own. It's just silly to talk down to people who play a different style than you and resolve that they're either lazy or scared. I consider myself a very accomplished and knowledgeable player, and I find drafts to be much more enjoyable than auctions. I enjoy auctions, and preparing for them; but draft day is the most fun I have in the entire fantasy baseball season, and it has nothing with me being lazy or scared or a creature of habit.