1. Ok, so the arms race really is on. I am still trying to figure out how my opponent beat me to all of the adds today, but he did. And it was incredibly fast. My best guess is that he must have had multiple browsers open and hit the confirm add/drop for each of them immediately upon the roster locking for today.
That's cool that you have competition like that. Lot better than teams ignoring their leagues.
Anyway, he now has Scherzer, Kershaw, Wolf and J. Sanchez for tomorrow. I got the leftovers, meaning Blackburn (CWS at home), E. Jackson (at Baltimore) and R. Ramirez (at Houston). I also picked up Devine, which was part of the original plan. It feels like a let-down that I was not able to grab Wolf or Kershaw today. Kershaw especially.
The remaining options are Byrd, Hughes, Maholm, Bannister, L. Hernandez, Suppan, Redding, Robertson, Jo-Jo, Harrison, Estes and Liz. This is not really a bunch that I want to have anything to do with.
I agree with your assessment, but I wouldn't be so down on the guys you got "stuck" with. They're not awful.
2. I have Lincecum, Billingsley, Baker, Olsen and Wandy going tonight. If I am in very good shape after tonight, I might drop Jackson and Ramirez for Kazmir and Maddux tomorrow to get a jump start on Friday. I have closers on the bench at the moment, and it would not kill me to get more of them on active.
To get closers in your lineup, I could understand it. But I wouldn't be so down on Jackson/Ramirez and so up on Maddux and Kazmir.
3. The Cubs have decided that Soto will not play until Friday at the earliest. I dropped him before 5:05 today for J. Baker. Also looked at Teagarden. Note to self - never use Teagarden against a lefty pitcher.
Makes sense on your part and the Cubs part.