Thursday, April 21, 2005

Reality Intrudes on FantasyLand

Let's say you're in a fantasy baseball league. Let's say someone offers you a trade before the season which consists of 3B Troy Glaus, 1B Jason Giambi and SS Nomar Garciaparra in exchange for C Javy Lopez, OF Hideki Matsui and P Odalis Perez. You jump on it, right?

And then this happens.

I won't even get into a stats comparison for the rest of the deal. It will be too painful for Paul. However, in the spirit of transparency his Nattering Nabobs are ahead of my _Fresh+Jive_ squad in the standings.

But for how long?


Paul Hogue said...

Time for my best John Kerry...

"I have a plan."

I won't argue that it's a good plan much less an effective one, but I have a plan!

Paul Hogue said...

In all honesty, the only part of that trade I'd do over is Odalis Perez. I can't buy a win and he's pitching extremely well. In fact, if you recall I tried to find other options to make that deal happen that didn't include Perez.

If I hadn't thought it a good deal and one worth doing, I'd have never done it. On paper, we both got stuff we wanted/needed.

Simian Logician said...

No need to backpedal, Rube.


Simian Logician said...

If Barmes keeps playing well (Hat Tip: me), you're covered.

Paul Hogue said...


Couple of points:

1) Second place. Me, by the way.

2) My powers of prognostication prove correct again; I told you you were gonna get pounded last week and you did go down. Not the utter rout I was predicting, but a respectable beating none the less.


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