Everything’s Not Lost

Fantasy baseball is a fickle mistress. You spend hours researching players to draft a quality team. There are a select few elite players that you want to grab with your first round pick to form a solid base for your roster. Your pick comes, you get your guy, and BAM! he hits the disabled list with a pulled oblique flexor tendon or some other bizarre injury.

Your season is officially over, right? Wrong! Good news — having your first round pick get hurt is actually a blessing in disguise. Crazy talk, you say? Consider this: Two seasons ago, the Love Boat Captains lost her first-round pick for the year just  two weeks into the season. Needless to say, she made the adjustment and won the league. Last year, the LBCs lost 4 of her first 5 picks for significant time due to injury, and we all know how that worked out for her. One more example: Two seasons ago, Dan competed his ass off after the “curse of Grady Sizemore” almost sunk his season.

The reality is that every pick is important. But it’s more important to stay up on the players in the league and make the changes necessary to make your team competitive. Losing your first pick doesn’t need to be the season-killer we all make it out to be. And anyway, is there anything more enjoyable than scouting an obscure player and having him turn into this year’s Jose Bautista?

So keep your chin up, Allan. Longoria going out may have booked you a ticket to The Foul Line playoffs.

Power rankings

  1. Rays Those Cowbells – An unstoppable force that has absolutely no chance of being defeated this year
  2. Yankeehaters — Soon to be 3-1
  3. RedRays – Showed resolve last week and pulled out a tough win
  4. chefdicks11 – Tough schedule to start the year. He’ll bounce back with this team
  5. bostobadboys – The little engine that could keeps plugging away
  6. Love Boat Captains — Always scary
  7. ToPpIn Da ChArTz – First of many wins this week. Nice job Allan!
  8. UNsportsmanMike
  9. WILLIS Be The Year
  10. Sam’s Baseball Train

Sorry 8,9, and 10. My dad always told me that if didn’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Thanks everyone for playing. This is a league of smart players that really know baseball. It’s fun to be a part of. Let’s keep it enjoyable.

Good luck to all this week.

20 Responses to “Everything’s Not Lost”

  1. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Awesome post Dave. My rookie year when I lost Sizemore is still the funnest year I have ever had. (And I still think that was my best team, thanks Yankeehaters for elminating me!). Its an honor to be number one in the power rankings for the first time ever. Although it doesnt appear ill be there very long!

  2. allan Says:

    I ready for the season to truly begin…tuesday!!! I get my 1st round pick back!!!

  3. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Allan your team can be dangerous yes. Just remember to trade me Verlander lol

  4. badboys Says:

    nice mr yankeehater…..injuries are the key to the whole season..and the question is ,,when a player gets hurt is he worth holding on too ..not beIing sure if he will bounce back at 100%. i think the RAYS THIRD BASEMAN is done …but he will be held on to be cause he is a high pick…allen u should have dumped him to me :} to late!!! the boat people scare the hell out of me ..BAM …. AND THE COW BELLIES WILL TRADE AWAY HIS TEAM BY JULY… RIGHT DANNY BOY?? FERGIE U WACK IT

  5. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Hey Dave I heard Mike was a little sad about the lack the love after getting his first win of the year! Give the man some love he earned that win!

  6. Dave Says:

    Thanks, I totally over looked it. Since he won’t deal me Pedroia, mike is pretty much dead to me.. Lol
    Even with the win… I still like the power rankings the way they are. Although, the top spot might drop a spot or 2

  7. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I’ve got nothin this week. One homer all week, and my pitching sucked. You totally kicked my ass. Congratulations. Your the last undefeated team standing.

    Dan” Defeated, again. One day ill win” Mckewen

  8. Dave Says:

    It ain’t over, till it’s over!

  9. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Its over. Weaver= Over.

  10. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Its been way to quiet here.

  11. EVERYONE SAYS IT. Says:

    THE YANKEEHATERS SUCK DONKEY BIG TIME amen

  12. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Its so QUIET here!

  13. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Its been so long since there was a comment on thefoulline.com… Hopefully when baseball season gets closer things will start to pickup around here!

  14. Dave Says:

    Hey Dan… Thanks for checking in. I plan in being more active on the site in the near future. Do you know if Mike and Allan are playing this year? Let me know please.
    Stay tuned

    Dave “fantasy football champion”

  15. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Allan is 100% in for fantasy baseball. He’s been talking about it all winter, already discussing who he wants to take in round one and such. He doesnt realize all his efforts to win the league will be futile.

    Mike is an unknown. He recently started his career at the police academy, and I know he’s there monday through friday. Then again he loves baseball and may be looking for an evening activity. I’ll discuss it with him soon.

    Im glad to hear more updates are coming for the site. Its great baseball discussion, looking forward to it.

    Dan “still not even close to recovered from my title game loss, 5 weeks and counting” Mckewen

  16. allan "2012 foullineleague champ!" Says:

    whats good guys?

  17. allan "2012 foullineleague champ!" Says:

    BE AFRAID….BE VERRRRY AFRAID

  18. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I’ve decided to refrain from all forms of trash talking leading up to this season. Its pointless, Ginger will win the league. So why bother to say that I will?

    Good luck with that Allan.

  19. allan "2012 foullineleague champ!" Says:

    I’m taking down every ingalls in sight lol

  20. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Yea cause its worked so well for us before lol

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