While I have very much enjoyed writing for this thread, the experience has also made me appreciate the amount of work that goes into generating new content on a day-to-day basis. So, in all sincerity, hats off to Grey for keeping this site going. I have seen enough fantasy sites languish to know that Razzball is an exception (and a quality one too).
At the moment, I am winning 9-1 in my semi-final match. Since the playoff matches last two weeks, we are near the half-way mark, and being up 9-1 is not a bad place to be. The score, however, is a bit uninformative in my opinion since it does not reveal how close the categories are, so let me break things down:
Runs - I am winning 40-38. This is effectively a tie in my mind, and I can easily lose this category in the end considering that my opponent did better than me in this category during the regular season.
HRs - I am winning 9-6. I consider this to be a real lead. Although my opponent also did better than I did in this category during the regular season, I think that my lineup is capable of winning this category after being spotted by 3 HRs. It helps that my opponent has lost two Carloses (or Carli) - Lee and Quentin.
RBIs - I am winning 41-30. I do not think it is likely that my opponent will be able to catch up. Nothing is impossible, of course.
Steals - I am winning 11-4. I have B.J. Upton, Rios, Victorino, Hart and McLouth. Think this category is mine.
Avg - I am winning .310 to .275. I can see the gap closing, but this is a very real lead, considering that I already have over 250 at bats in 6 days.
Ks - I am winning 46-40. Like runs, I see no advantage here. The score is effectively a tie.
Wins - The score is tied 2-2, this category currently counts as a win for me as the "home" team, but I fully expect to lose this category. During the regular season, this was by far my worst category.
Saves - I am winning 7-3. I am not nervous about losing this category, but pissed that I am not ahead 10-3. Lots of blame to be shared in this category - C. Perez, Percival, etc.
ERA - I am losing this category 4.99 to 4.25. Lilly had a bad outing for me, which I can accept. I had a feeling that I should not have started a flyball pitcher at Cincinnati. My closers have done me a lot of harm here.
WHIP - I am winning 1.24 to 1.54. This category should be a win for me. A WHIP of 1.54 after a full week's worth of pitching is difficult to overcome.
All in all, things are looking good at the moment. Keeping fingers crossed, though.