Truth be told Rob, I think my unorthodox stratagy has finally hit the wall. I think everyone in the league has caught on to it & now thet are making me pay by snagging up my players. I'm the only one to blame here. I've done it to myself. I will say that this stratagy(using the free agent pool as my "farm system") has worked for me in past seasons. I'm a cheater & 2 games away from 4 regular season BBM titles. Yet, I only have one to show for.
I was in 2 leagues one season & finished 2nd in that league because the first place guy somehow had 2 teams in the league & was making trades between his 2 teams to stockpile one team & use his other one as a punching bag or you might say, his triple AAA team. He finished with 108 wins. I was in second with 91 wins(a distant second).
I have become Mel & Robert's whipping boy in this league, nothing more than third wheel. I admit, I am now questioning my own stratagy that have used since being in this league & the BBM. I will probably continue to ride that stratagy the rest of this season & see if I can turn it around & atleast be in the playoff hunt. I will have to reconsider or rethink my BBM philosophies in the offseason so I can be ready for next season. I still like some of the things I do when running my team, but I am certainly going to have to think about changing some things to stay competitive.
I expect to win the league every year, or atleast make a push at it. Anything less than playoffs in my eyes is failure. My goal every year is to either win the regular season or win the World Series. If I fall short of either goal, I had atleast better make the playoffs, which is still tough in itself considering how competitive the league has been & it only seems to be getting better & tougher.
Obviously, if this were real baseball, I would not run my team the way I manage it in BBM, dropping & adding a player almost every day, but that's why BBM is "fantasy baseball". I have learned a lot this season by watching the rest of you guys, which is atleast getting me to rethink the way I run my BBM teams, although I won't completely dismantle some of the ways I already manage my team because I still believe they are effective.