Burnett's Eye: Sean (7th place last year)
Oviedo Pseudonyms: Gideon's friend?
academic challenge: Michelle (8th place last year)
Swing'nTheBigStick: Gideon's friend?
Fuck You All: James (3rd place last year)
A Chore to Four!: Ryan (1st place-3x in a row)
DC Buccos: Jason Offord (5th place)
Something Clever: Me (6th place)
Game Changers: Don (JasonI's dad)
Babe Carruth: Gideon's friend?
El Natural: No idea
Smutty Bastards: Dustin (friend of mine)
Big Jacker: David (2nd place last year)
losing in 3rd: JasonI (4th place last year)
Darvishsanity!: Gideon (9th place last year)
Pittsburgh Peas: Pat (11th place last year)
I like the idea of having two divisions. Mainly because it changes things up a little bit. Yahoo divided the league up, and it actually worked out well. Okay, moving on.
Unfortunately by the time my second round pick was coming, I just got into the draft and did not get a chance to see who I took. Seriously, I had like 14 seconds left to draft, so I took my boy Giancarlo Stanton. I guess I will have a beastly outfield, haha.
In the third round, I decided to go with Sabathia. I always want one ace pitcher and it seemed like people were going pretty crazy with pitching early on. I hate falling into that trap, but it is hard not to allow it to happen.
During this round, there was only pick that I questioned: Offord took Desmond Jennings in the third round. Was he ranked that high? Or does Offord believe Jennings will have a huge season? I am not making fun of the pick, I just like to know the rationale. For example, I have no clue why Don would want Asdrubal Cabrera that early in the draft.
Interesting how an injury can make everyone ignore you. Buster Posey was taken in the second round in many drafts last season. This year I picked him up in the fifth round. That is a nice place for an elite catcher. My next pick was C.J. Wilson. I liked that one as well.
I really like that James was able to get Ian Kennedy in the sixth round. If he regresses a little bit, he might still have as many wins as Wilson or Darvish. If he does not regress, does James have a 20 game winner for cheap?
I actually did not care for the Gio Gonzalez pick. I have no idea why I took him. I was not really ready to start drafting closers. Although, I did make a huge mistake, I really thought Dustin Ackley would be available in the 10th round. So in the next round I took Freddie Freeman (a nice backup if Hosmer fails-or combine the two of them and they equal Pujols). Unfortunately, Offord swooped in and saw Ackley sitting there and stole him from me.
I believe Ryan had the steal of this round by taking Jesus Montero (obviously I believe in him as well).
Offord drafted Bryce Harper and allow me to say kudos. I honestly forgot about him, but then afterwards wished I had drafted him. He will be up at some point, and if he is even 1/10th as good as people think, well Offord has an amazing pick.
I would go ahead and try to project each team like I did last year, but I honestly do not know if I have the time for that sort of thing. Good luck to everyone! Hope we have a fantastic season.