I've been meaning to get to this, but between my fading memory, an amped up workload and assorted other stuff, it escaped me. I want to provided at least weekly updates on the inaugural IIATMS fantasy league.
- There was a bit of a dust-up early as one owner waived Joba within hours after drafting him in the 8th round. I publicly (and privately) asked the owner to explain why he'd do something like that, particularly given the audience. I was also concerned that it might have been done by mistake and I wanted to correct it, if it was an error, prior to the waivers executing. Others were also wondering about the dumping of such a high profile player so quickly after the draft.
Let's just say that some found my asking "offensive", as if I were the roster police and wondering if I was going to do this for every add/drop. That wasn't my intention but some took it that way. Long story short, the dust-up has been settled with Zach (MLB Notebook) adding Joba via waivers. A nice "find" if you ask me. With the kinks worked out, we're all sailing along now.
- We also had our first trade:
+ The Greater Fool Theory (my team) sends: Adam Dunn, Chien-Ming Wang, Elvis Andrus
+ The MLB Notebook (Zach's team) sends: Tim Lincecum, Shane Victorino
This featured a team with many power bats sending one to a team with power arms. I loaded up on big bats early and often in the draft, leading to my first pitcher (Dice K) being selected in the 7th round.
- Other than that, it's been pretty quiet since #1 was settled.