There's few things in life more boring than hearing someone talk about their fantasy team. First, we need shorthand for it. Next time someone calls in to a show I'm doing and spends more time explaining their rule set than their actual problem, I'm going to call Leon. Second, most questions seem to come from people in leagues I've never seen. 4 team Mixed Leagues that look like All-Star teams or a guy who's trying to decide whether to drop Jimmy Rollins or Hanley Ramirez because he has Jeter already. Finally, most questions only seem to matter to the caller. Give me something, anything, that someone else can take something away from it and I'm ok.
So I'm going to bitch about my team. 10 Team Mixed League with five keepers. I kept Pujols, Russell Martin, Ichiro, Manny and C.C. Two of those have tanked hard in two weeks. The problem is my pitching, starting with Sabathia, who's been crap.
Gallardo (injured, coming back this weekend, but I knew he was hurt when I picked him and got value)
Wang (decent, about as expected, but he's the only one)
Phil Hughes (stunk so far)
Scott Kazmir (uh-huh)
Matt Garza (same thing)
Dustin McGowan (picked up off waivers, decent enough)
So the starters have stunk or been injured. That looks like enough -- Sabathia, Wang, Gallardo, Kazmir -- and it should be, with depth. Except it hasn't been. The bullpen is no better.
Broxton (decent enough, but not as many Ks as I expected)
Betancourt (sucked like CC, but could get some saves now)
Riske (grabbed him late as a Gagne play)
Ok, Rivera's fine, but I had to trade Justin Upton to get him. I was stacked in the OF (Ichiro, Fukudome, Manny, Carlos Gomez, and Josh Hamilton with Rick Ankiel on the bench) so it made sense, but I'd punted saves in the draft but made a quick U-turn on that strategy when faced with the chance to get Rivera who should on his own put me mid-pack in saves.
I'm hitting well, so I'll save you that discussion. At least I'm doing well in the Experts League I usually tank in.