The 411 Says Thanks!
With the 2013 fantasy season officially in the books (congrats to those of you who won your league thanks to Evan Longoria’s performance on Monday night), I just wanted to thank everyone for participating on the blog throughout the year in addition to contributing some outstanding questions to the podcasts. Hopefully, we gave more good advice than bad advice, but hey, none of us have crystal balls on our desks! As the old 411 saying goes, “Don’t confuse the outcome with the decision.” All you can do is use all the information you have at the time to arrive at the best decision possible.
Here are a few useful season wrap blog links as we head into the postseason and eventually the off-season. Cory’s annual List of 12 (or 16, or 21 or whatever it’s going to be this year) will be posted right here on the blog in the coming weeks.
And a special shout out to our listener league winners:
411 League – Michael Sharzer (by 3.5 points)
Ron Cey League – William Howell (by a mere 1.5 points)
Paul C. Smith League – Commish Dean says “Winner of the league this year, and defending champ, was Jayson Panetta. Back to back champ and it wasn’t even close this year as he won by 26 points over second place.”
Marzano League – Commish Joe says “Johan Weidolf of Sweden held off Ivo Bolech of the Netherlands by two points on the final day to defend his Marzano League title. Very nice race. It came down to two stats — one win and one HR.”
AL – Larry Schechter (winningfantasybaseballthebook.com)
NL – Tristan Cockroft (ESPN)
Mixed Auction – Fred Zinkie (MLB.com)
Mixed Draft – Mike Podhorzer (fangraphs.com)
Unfortunately, my Mixed Tout season was an incredibly frustrating one, as after occupying 6th or 7th place for much of the year, a late-season cold spell dropped me down to 11th, so it’ll be back to the drawing board as I try to figure out how to finish in at least the top-5 in my third year.
Keep checking back here throughout the off-season, as I’ll be posting my fantasy-angled thoughts regarding all the impact trades and free agent signings. I’ll notify the masses through Twitter when a new post goes up.