Quote of the day
"Bobby Cox is THE guy. Applauding him the way that we did, that's what classy baseball teams would do in this situation. That's what every team would do." -- Giants closer Brian Wilson
For some reason (related to TV revenue, no doubt), the National League now pauses for four straight off days before starting the Phillies/Giants series. Seems surprising that they would avoid Wed-Fri, when other sports events don’t offer much competition, and then go head-to-head with college football and the NFL. Whatever. The AL Championship series will start on Friday. But Wednesday and Thursday will be blanks.
The first of the RIHC drafts - one of the two AAA leagues - has already started. The RIHC itself is scheduled to start drafting on Friday, and I’m sure the others will get started soon as well. These leagues use standard 8-category roto league formats, so the drafts may be useful guides for you if you are going to be drafting in similar leagues. For the RIHC, managers will also be posting rationales for each pick, but those won’t be started until we’ve completed the first two rounds.
My two RotoHog Salary Cap football teams pretty much imploded this week. I needed to replace Vick, McFadden, and a couple of receivers. One of the receivers that I took was Mark Clayton, preferring the matchup vs. Detroit over Brandon Lloyd’s back-to-back games against the Ravens and Jets. I also had to decide between going expensive at RB and cheap at QB, or vice versa. If I had done the former, I would have probably taken Adrian Peterson and Kyle Orton. Instead, I opted for an expensive QB (P. Manning or Brees) and a cheap RB (Hillis or Torain). Suffice it to say that I’m a moron. Bring on Hoops…