What do they say about generals who make the mistake of fighting the last war?
Because last year I bought Schilling for big bucks (and he went down) and because I then tried to buy other "lightly" -- or formerly as in recently -- injured pitchers for small bucks (Lilly and Piniero/so soon so feeble feeble feeble) this year I decided to buy second tier pitchers at the going rate, thus staying away from the dangerous extremes. And that's what I did. I bought Conteras, Clement and Garcia at more or less full price, but I don't think of any of them as damaged goods.
If I'm wrong, tell me.
And I bought Sabbathia for fifty cents because he's a second/third tier pitcher and.... Of course, he's hurt. Same mistake as last year. And as all my many fans will recall I bought Kenny Rogers for $2.50, which I think is fifty cents too much, though I was reasonably certain everyone except Brad thought it was $2.25 too much.
Last year I spent six or was it seven bucks on relief pitching. This year I spent less than half that, buying all of Detroit's saves (I hope) by getting Jones and Rodney. And that sums up my pitching draft.
Whatever else my approach was, it was different.
We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 23. That's a little late, even for us. But given the spate of players going on the DL...
Monday, April 17, 2006
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