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Biggest Mistake you made this year so Far?

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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:42 pm

Worst Move: I also picked up Sheets off the WW only to drop him a couple of weeks later for Francisco Rodriquez (I needed a backup for Cordero - or so I thought). I will say that I have had Sheets for two years previous, and I was thinking he was off to his same-old, same-old (ok, now I'm just sounding pathetic).

Best Move: Traded LoDuca for Sheffield straight up.


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Postby Transmogrifier » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:23 pm

Traded Rolen, Shawn Green and Ugie for Wade Miller, Eric Chavez and Carl Crawford.

Thought it was a steal, taking advantage of Rolen... then two days later Chavez goes down. And as Chavez gets healthy, Miller goes down.

OH, and I was going to pick up V-mart and trade Posada, but I was too late...
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Postby FantasyFreak » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:46 pm

Before the Season:

Traded My Rolen and Padilla For K. Wood and Koskie
Drafting Brandon Webb in the 9th Round :-/

During :

Not Picking up : Oliver Perez, Chris Carpenter

Good Moves : Getting Konerko (when Sexson went out) , Cliff Lee

Drafting F. Cordero in the 18th Round
Drafting J. Nathan in the 15th
Drafting M. Young in the 10th
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Postby BoogieKnights » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:11 pm

I drafted Victor Martinez in the last round of my draft, only to cut him in the early weeks of the season.

Here's what happened: Mauer, my starting catcher, got hurt. I didn't trust starting Martinez, so I picked up Matheny as a replacement for Mauer. Because of other injuries (Pettitte and more) my roster was getting tight, and I couldn't afford to have three catchers. So, still thinking highly of Mauer's potential, I cut Victor.

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Postby Steve-o » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:31 pm

Drafting Roy Halladay with pick number 13. I passed over Pedro b/c I was concerned about his velocity being down during the spring. My wins and K column are killing me right now...
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:33 pm

Pedantic--how/why did U sleep on Beltran?

My good moves:
-Added V Mart even when I had Posada
-picked up Tex as Nevin was helped off the field 2 weeks ago
-V Wells was dropped 4 weeks ago & I added him
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:39 pm

Pedantic wrote:I didn't even read all of these and I know I have the worst of them all. #1 priority in NL-only league and failed to pick up Mr. Carlos Beltran. !+)
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Postby NY Yankees Fan 2004 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:39 pm

Reading this makes me feel a little better, but I really Messed up in my draft and it is too painful to think about.
This was my first year drafting so I was behind and it really showed. My knowledge has increased so much spending all this time in the Cafe and I have really been addicted to Fantasy Baseball.

Here are my Huge Mistakes:

Drafted Giambi in Round 3- yes its painful, dont know why I did it there were so many better players includign Tejada and Rolen, but I was that dumb.

Drafted Zito in Round 4- I could have Had Tejada again, but No I had to be dump and draft Zito. There were much better pitchers than Zito there too. Could have Had Hudson, Mulder, Oswalt and the Unit, But I thought that The Unit would get Hurt :~(
I traded away zito though in a deal to get Schmidt who I could of had in round 2, but I chose to Draft Kerry Wood as my ace :~( :~(

Blalock was drafted in round 10 and I watied too long on him- I kpet saying, I'll get him next round. I ended up Taking Lowell instead.

Drafted Juan Pierre in round 6- Firs tperson to take a speed guy- I thought that Pierre would win me steals- Crawford went in round 10.

Drafted Borowski- when I could have had Benitez :~( :~( :~(
I saw Benitez pitch for the Mets and I thought he was nothing Special.

I could have had such a great team and Could have won the league, but I was just so stupid on draft day. I imprved my team though by coming to the Cafe and I'm in 4th place now out of 10 teams.

Another regret so far was Trading A.J. Burntett for Fartolo Colon.- People here said that you have to do this deal. :~(
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Postby osb » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:53 pm

worst moves...

dropping casey
c wilson

best moves
drafting kolb in the 22nd round
picking up carpenter, ol perez, burrell and sweeney of the wire...
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Postby Randy Watson » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:09 am

I drafted a bunch of lousy set up guys in a league with no holds (Cormier, Timlin, R. Soriano) instead of going after guys like Kolb, Benitez, Mesa and Graves.
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