If you look at one of my prior posts, you will see where I had a standard yahoo draft in February that I told you at the time I was excited about my team. So, the question is, how did I do? Well, the answer is pretty well and I am pretty stoked about the team in general. I did have a trade in mind before the year that broke down to AGonzalez for Jon Lester & Jason Bay. I still wish the trade would have happened, it could have been a big boost to the rotation. It worked out just as well, because my OF was weak in the power categories and I in essence had three 1B (Votto, MCab, & AGon) to recover the stat. If you listened to me, I was screaming up & down about Matt Kemp before the year, did you listen? I hope so…because he is a first round pick next year.
Now, at this point in the season I am in first place, but it is quite close…actually too close to call. My weak points: RBI, W, SV. My lead: 1/2 point! It is not pretty. Here is where a great draft can carry you, but if your guy falls off the earth, you need to get rid of him. I held onto Alexis Rios for far too long and finally dropped him in August in favor of Marlon Byrd. Byrd is really coming through for me at this point…hopefully he’ll carry his power streak and lead me to first!
As for the second standard league I am in, it is over…I actually have that one wrapped up. Honestly, that one came through pretty easy because a lot of the other teams lost their top picks to injury and I got lucky with some later picks. I have an OF of Kemp/Abreu/Ibanez & Markakis is my UTIL guy…sometimes you just get lucky and I certainly did in this league.
The third league is a Winner’s League and I absolutely died in this league…so for as much as i’m proud of two first place finishes, I am going to finish near the bottom of the Winner’s League (which really irks me bad!). This league I drafted Alfonso Soriano/Aramis Ramirez/Alexei Ramirez/Chris Davis/Ryan Ludwick…all of which flopped in fantasy circles this year. I was very disappointed but sometimes you have an epic fail…and unfortunately I failed in that league!
Anyways, that is the update on the leagues I was in this year. I’m happy with two firsts (IF I can hold on in League #1)…I will let you know and we’ll be going into the contract guesses in the next month!