I'm pretty sure that most of the people I'm fixing to complain about don't read the blog. But if you think you recognize yourself, I invite -- no, dare -- you to present a reasoned defense
Does almost every other fantasy baseball manager either think I am 1) a total freaking moron or b) trying to lose intentionally.
How else could you explain the recent offer of Milwaukee pitcher Doug Davis (2-2, 5.35 ERA, 1.76 WHIP at the time of the offer), for Jim Thome (.307, 13 HR, 32 RBI). Yeah, maybe if we were making the deal last
I know you don't want to make your best offer first, but c'mon man. That's so ridiculous that it's insulting.
Or how about a few years back, when a dude posted on the message board to say that he wanted to do a "major deal," only to dismiss me as though I were nuts for suggesting he trade A-Rod. Turns out he was looking for a great player without giving up anything in return. But he probably wouldn't have gotten many responses if he'd actually said that.
My favorite is probably from earlier this season, when I offered a top closer and a so-so shortstop for a top shortstop and a so-so reliver. The trade was rejected without comment over email, then the other manager posted on the message board telling me she wouldn't give up Miguel Tejada unless I could give her somebody who'd replace his 30 HRs and 120 RBIs. Yeah, I'll trade you homers for homers, and RBI for RBI. That makes a lot of sense.
Rant over. We'll be fantasy baseball free for another week or so.
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