2012 Season Edition No. 25 September 5, 2012
Greetings my Baseball Brethren! Jan hopes this is not another mid-life crisis, but recently I have become very appreciative of the blessings in my life. I hate to sound sappy but being a part of this incredible Hot Stove League for nearly 30 years is towards the top of my blessings list! I believe life is a journey and I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this amazing shared experience that is way bigger than baseball! I appreciate reading your Bullpens and note there are some very gifted writers amongst us. Tough acts to follow…..
Congratulations to Mitch and Ted for schooling the rest of us in the fantasy baseball world. I still think Yahoo is the ultimate baseball knowledge neutralizer, but you two have been heads and tails above the field virtually the entire year.
Mitch won this thing on draft day. Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Hunter Pence, Matt Cain, Mat Latos, Aramis Ramirez, Melky Cabrera, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale on the same team. Game, set match….. I bet 3 or 4 of these players will be 1st rounders in 2013 and they should all be drafted by the end of round 3.
Points through Sunday, 9/2:
Scott must have completed his summer travels in the last few weeks and he is now focusing on baseball with a resulting climb in the standings. A little too late for 1st or 2nd but I like your chances for the 3rd money spot. Screech has battled through more than a few injuries and could make a run at Scott for 3rd. For the rest of us, there is always next year….
Below find the Top 25 Hitters, through Sunday, 9/2, along with owners and draft round selection. Da Bums, Wahoos, Monarchs and Bombers lead with 4 each, followed by the Chiefs with 3. The Skipjacks have 2 and the Cubs, Redbirds, Blues and Bears each have 1. The Tigers, Tribe and Senators are not represented. I included Melky Cabrera as a Bum since Mitch has not volunteered to relinquish these points obtained by a blatant cheater.
Below find the Top 25 Pitchers, through Sunday, 9/2, along with owners and draft round selection. Da Bums, Blues, Tribe and BEARS lead the way with 3 each. The Wahoos, Monarchs, Skipjacks, Tigers, Bombers and Senators each have 2. The Redbirds have 1 top 25 pitcher and the Chiefs and Cubs are shut out. Johnny has the only top 25 relief pitcher with Aroldis Chapman. The Senators own the top 2 overall pitchers in Dickey and Verlander and the BEARS have 2 top 5 pitchers. Very impressive Dave and Denny! However, on the basis of your dogfight for the cellar, it would appear that top pitching does not translate into higher positions in the standings…..
Screech, I loved your recent Bullpen, but I feel compelled to submit the following update. 2008 was not the first year of using the Yahoo scoring format. For unknown reasons, the 2007 season has been wiped clean from our HSL website, however it was actually the second year of Yahoo scoring and the year end standings are posted below:
Simply stated, my greatest year on earth! If any of you would like any additional information about the 2007 season, please call me and I can provide you with a wealth of information!
Denny won in 2006, which was the first year of using the Yahoo scoring format. The final standings from the 2006 season: Bears; Wahoos; Reds; Chiefs; Cubs; Tigers; Redbirds; Skipjacks; Bombers; Senators; Blues & Tribe.
There are still several exciting battles to be fought prior to this year’s final standings. Best of luck to all in the stretch run!