Saturday, March 21, 2009

Argh!! Draft day!!

Today is fantasy baseball draft day!! I have no idea who my first pick will be, and I’m a little upset that I don’t get to choose until eight other people have picked – because that guarantees that my favorite fantasy baseball pitcher, C.C. Sabathia (who also happens to be a Yankee this year!) will be long gone by the time I get to pick. But even if Sabathia isn’t on my fantasy team, I’m quite excited about Yankee baseball this year – we added Sabathia and Burnett, and if Wang and Joba can stay healthy, I think that’ll give us the best pitching we’ve had in a long time. This could be a really great year to be in the new stadium…

But right now, I'm trying to figure out who I should choose first. Do I want a pitcher? A great shortstop? A good second baseman (since there aren't too many out there and if I don't get one in the first or second round, I'll end up with a mediocre second baseman)?? Who should I pick? Who? WHO????

I guess I should remember that my best year in fantasy baseball so far has been my FIRST year -- the year that I really had no idea what I was doing. So perhaps I'll go with an "I have no idea what I'm doing" strategy. Seemed to work the first time...

So for now, I should go prepare for the draft, which starts in a couple hours (and by "prepare" I mean "move my computer from the couch over to the kitchen counter"). Hope everyone is having a good weekend!


G said...

I never quite understood fantasy baseball (or fantasy football for that matter).

I do know I have enough problems dealing with a supervisor who goes off the deep end whenever the Yankess lose more than one game in a row.

In any event, good luck with it.

Tim said...

I like your pitching Lisa.

Lisa said...

Hey G -- I wasn't sure what I would think of fantasy baseball, either, but the first year I played, I was hooked. I've been a baseball fan since was about 13, but keeping track of fantasy players gives you a whole new appreciation for the game. I'm really looking forward to the start of the season! :)

Wow, Tim, you actually like my pitching this year? Thanks! I consider that a very high compliment, coming from you... :)

Tim said...

hey... I never purposely single a person out. I try to be objective. I don't mind admitting I had a horrible draft.

Your top two sp's are great. Webb and Lackey. Lilly is a fine number three. You will need to manage your 4th and 5th pitchers well. Relief pitching is suspect though and offense is weak.

But what do I know? I am a year behind :)

Still really annoyed you took Sizemore :)