Fantasy Baseball and the Cardinals...
Well, my fantasy team was on fire, clicking on all cylinders going into the playoffs. My team tore it up in Rd. 1, but hit a snag in Rd. 2.
I have/had 4 Cardinal pitchers...Lynn, Garcia, Lackey and Martinez. Which was great all season long...until the past week+ (bad timing).
In addition to those 4, I have Price, Strasburg, Verlander, & Happ.
I just recently added Happ & Verlander off the waiver wire, and they have both been good for me.
I dropped Lynn after his last start...and I came so close to benching him vs. the Cubs because I had a bad feeling...but opted to start him at the last second. That sucked...I was so pissed. Before that night I was winning 9-6-1...and after that night I was losing 7-9. And both Martinez & Garcia screwed me over in their last starts. If they had just pitched like they had all year in their last starts, I'd be winning easily.
My pitching was great all year and my offense was pretty bad...but I made a lot of moves that have paid off late in the season...I picked up McCann, Phillips, Chris Davis, Granderson, Kemp, Ortiz, Beltran, Escobar, & Asdrubal Cabrera. The only holdovers on offense from my draft are my first baseman Encarnacion and my OF'er Nelson Cruz.
Right now, they are basically all on fire...but my pitching has tanked. WHY DID MY PICTHING HAVE TO TANK!?!?!?
I need to come back and win a couple categories if I am going to win...I'm currently trailing 9-7 in our two week matchup. that ends on Sunday.
I'm trailing by 3 in HR's and by 1 in the W column...and by .17 in WHIP. I'm down by .6 in ERA, which is going to be tough to come back from, unless my guys put up some zeros this weekend and my opponent's guys falter. I have 4 more pitchers going. We'll see if I need to pick up a couple more starters or not to try and win a category...but my three guys pitching tonight (and his 1 guy) may very well determine if I can win this week or not.