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Anyone with 8+ years of experience.....

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 4:59 pm
by J35J
Is it just me or has the game (fantasy baseball) become less fun and exciting. For me it started last year. Let me first say that I'm a huge baseball and fantasy baseball fan who makes fantasy baseball more of a full time, yearly job than my actual job! :-o :-°

What I'm getting at here is that with all the magazines, web sites, radio shows, etc, etc, etc out there, that you don't even have to know what is going on in baseball and you can field a competitive team. Grab a couple magazines for the draft and you can draft a legit team, get on the internet (the cafe) and you can have other "experts" tell you what to do throughout the year. I mean you can go into any online draft and just pick based on the pre-rankings set in the war room and come out with a "decent" team.

I understand that the more knowledgable owner will win most of the time anyway but I just find myself losing interest as everything is just handed to you, though I still do my own research and rankings I just feel like all that offseason work is all for not when everyone else just grabs a magazine a week before the draft and goes to sites (like this one) and other people do the trades for you or tell you who to pick up with your #1 waiver priority, etc, etc, etc

Anyway, am I the only one who kinda feels this way who has been playing for a decent amount of time now? I know guys who have only been playing the last couple 3 years don't really know any different, but what about you veterans of a decade or so..... ?

Just wanted to get that off my chest, I have been feeling that way, like I said, for the last year and was wondering if I was the only one? :-? :-°

Jason

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:03 pm
by The Kavorka
I'm curious . . . how many leagues are you in this year?

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:04 pm
by Philliebuster
Of course there is luck involved, similar to how I can sit down and beat Phil Helmuth in a game of Texas Holdem any given night. Long term he'd cream me, but i'll get lucky every now and then.

I find that the game is more exciting and competetive than ever. Btw, i'm 30 and played my first fantasy baseball in 1990, using the sporting news and manually doing everyting. I'm glad to have all the available resources at my disposal.

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:05 pm
by cordscords
I'm curious to see how well people are doing if they listen to every word that comes out of Funstons mouth.

Sure they lend a helping hand, but I dont think those things really help all that much.

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:08 pm
by Armed and Hammered
try playing either a very large league (20+ teams) or doing an NL or AL only. When the waiver wire is not full of solid players it makes everything a bit harder and much more fun.....imo.

Re: Anyone with 8+ years of experience.....

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:15 pm
by wrveres
J35J wrote:Is it just me or has the game (fantasy baseball) become less fun and exciting. For me it started last year. Let me first say that I'm a huge baseball and fantasy baseball fan who makes fantasy baseball more of a full time, yearly job than my actual job! :-o :-°

What I'm getting at here is that with all the magazines, web sites, radio shows, etc, etc, etc out there, that you don't even have to know what is going on in baseball and you can field a competitive team. Grab a couple magazines for the draft and you can draft a legit team, get on the internet (the cafe) and you can have other "experts" tell you what to do throughout the year. I mean you can go into any online draft and just pick based on the pre-rankings set in the war room and come out with a "decent" team.

I understand that the more knowledgable owner will win most of the time anyway but I just find myself losing interest as everything is just handed to you, though I still do my own research and rankings I just feel like all that offseason work is all for not when everyone else just grabs a magazine a week before the draft and goes to sites (like this one) and other people do the trades for you or tell you who to pick up with your #1 waiver priority, etc, etc, etc

Anyway, am I the only one who kinda feels this way who has been playing for a decent amount of time now? I know guys who have only been playing the last couple 3 years don't really know any different, but what about you veterans of a decade or so..... ?

Just wanted to get that off my chest, I have been feeling that way, like I said, for the last year and was wondering if I was the only one? :-? :-°

Jason


I go thru burnout every year. Sometimes in the middle of the season.

What I have started doing is keeping about 10 different projects, all baseball related or excel related, laying around. I open one up and start working on it, or start tinkering with my draft program or what ever.

or try this
Set the lineup for two weeks out and don't go back.
Or don't "touch it" for two weeks.

maybe take in a AAA game if you have a team nearby.
I've got the Elsinore Storm nearby.

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:17 pm
by J35J
Armed and Hammered wrote:try playing either a very large league (20+ teams) or doing an NL or AL only. When the waiver wire is not full of solid players it makes everything a bit harder and much more fun.....imo.



Yeah I am going to do that very thing next year (AL and an NL only league) Even the 16 and 14 teamers I'm in this year don't seem to help too much.

To the question above, I only play in 1 or 2 leagues a year as that is the only ;-) way to play. I hate when people play in 10+ leagues a year and are competitive in 2 of them........ :-t

As J24Jags mentioned, its not about winning because I still get my fair share of wins or high finishes, its just that everything out there helps TOO much. If only you HAD to do your own research and when the draft came around the players were listed only in alphabetical order, that would be great!! Its just too easy these days. I'll get into that 14 team AL only league next year though!!! ;-D

Jason