So, that whole thing from yesterday about our group's Pick 6 scoring being down? It went back up, at least for some of us. There were some high scores at the top, like what we'd had in past days, and lower scores for certain other people.
Such as me. I had a low score. A very low score. A score so low, it's almost like I planned it, like I threw the game. So really, for me, everything's back to normal: you guys did well, I did terribly badly, and now I get to make jokes about being awful rather than feeling weird about talking about myself doing well. Really, it's much better for everyone this way.
Like I said, the top-tier scores yesterday were better than they've been in a little bit. We even had at least one player pick Felix Hernandez, which obviously worked out quite nicely.
After two days there wasn't a lot of separation between the top scorers, but the high scores by a few players yesterday have thrown the race in a new direction.
You'll notice that I wasn't on either list, which I had been for a couple of days. There's a good reason for that: my team was awful yesterday.
I managed -10.7 points, which is almost hilariously awful - second-to-last place in the Amazin' Avenue ranks, and to whomever I beat, I'm so very sorry. Here's what I said about my team yesterday:
...I picked Dickey. There's no luck there, only his own divine knucklewill. Other than that, I tried to get cheap at most positions, then spent the remainder on Matt Holliday. So hopefully he plays well, or else I'll feel dumb.
OOPS. Maybe today's picks will turn out to be less awful than yesterday's were.
Today I'm spreading my money out as much as possible among the positions that I feel like scoring is a little more predictable (because the players are better), which feels like a good strategy. This way I feel like I'm nearly guaranteed to have at least one player play well, even if a few others do poorly. On the other hand, I have really bad luck with Adam Dunn in terms of fantasy baseball, so this may be a disaster waiting to happen. We'll see, I suppose.