It’s time to start preparing.
I don’t mind fantasy sports, but baseball has always been my favorite. I haven’t, unfortunately, gotten into it as much as I’ve ever wanted to.
Baseball is my favorite sport and the one I know the most about. So I’ve always wanted to do a pretty solid league where it’s pretty in-depth, has some keepers and some other cool rules. So this year, I’m hoping it all works out with the league we’re doing for Beer is Beautiful.
Now comes time to prepare for the draft. This, again unfortunately, has been one of the things I always do poorly at. I figure I can go off lists, set them up a night or two before the draft and do it. However, it doesn’t always work out for me. This year I’m hoping it will be different. I’ll be going to find myself a good magazine Friday for fantasy baseball.
I also have my Baseball America books, which are mainly for my beat in the summer, but I’m hoping will come in handy at the draft. Especially in the minor league portion of the draft.
My whole thing with baseball has been that I need to become more involved with my team and what’s going on in baseball as a whole. Maybe that’s the same thing with all of my fantasy teams.
See, I’m not one to trade too often. I usually look at a trade and skip it. I’m the same with free agents. I rarely drop players and pick others up because I believe too much in the team that I drafted. I have to get away from those things and start be willing to make some moves here and there and not get attached to everything I have already done.
So I’m starting to do a little more with research and everything else for the pre-draft. I have about three weeks or so before we draft, so I have plenty of time to have everything mapped out. I plan on having everything on my laptop so I can take it with me to the draft and be all set to go. It will be even better if there’s wireless available where we’re going to draft. If I knew I could be online with the laptop as well, I’d probably put everything on my website and color code it and all of that.
I know this, however, when I show up at the draft this year, I’m going to be extremly prepared and hope to hell this research pays off!