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Crow (Brendan) Questionnaire Answers

1. How do you feel about your own draft? 
Just fine. We like to take chances and we took plenty.
Betts at 4 was nice. He probably won’t put up the numbers he did last year but there aren’t many seven category players out there so he was worth the pick. Thor will dominate.
We took Votto, our home town hero for the first time in any pool, so that was exciting. We’ve already used our local connections to learn about Joey’s off-season workout regimen – hint: don’t expect another slow start based on changes from last year.
Our util/bench is made up of part time players. We don’t expect a full season out of any of them but what they do produce when healthy should combine for two top 150 players.
2. What pick or picks are you most proud of? 
Matt Bush. Not for fantasy value, but we had already taken the drunk driving Korean asshole a couple of picks before, so getting Bush to show Kang that baseball after being a scummy criminal was possible, was good for clubhouse purposes.
3. Looking back, what would you have done diferently? 
Considering we can’t field a healthy infield to start the season, probably not have waited on those positions so long.
4. At least four people are punting saves to start the year. If you knew that going in, would you have looked at drafting closers differently? 
We’re one of those teams so no. One position for one category will always be the dumbest part of fantasy baseball and I refuse to take part in it.
5. Oquendo went all pitching and DAVID went all hitting to start. Who’s going to do better there? 
I haven’t looked at their rosters but one of those two passed on Trout at 2. That makes him the loser.
6. Looking around, who had the best draft? Why? 
7. Who had the weakest draft? Why? 
No comment. I don’t validate your rosters by looking at them.
8. Anything else on your mind?
There hasn’t been any mention of the fact that Trout went third? And the team that took him third was essentially paid to do so. Ridiculous.
9. Bonus question for Crow – Since there’s two of you, any picks that caused any level of contention between you?
Aaron Sanchez. One of us thinks he’s a young star on the rise to true ace status, the other thinks he’s a guy with average command that can’t induce swinging strikes to save his life and is doomed to live up to the spot he was taken.

Outgoing mail: Dead Fish

Hey Saget,

What happened to the Marlins Bolus?

That was fast…



Reds will suck just as much as Marlins, I can take a chance on them (Reds pitchers) and not use trade capital…the Padres bolus is there for the taking but I’m not that nuts


Is Bautista Baby just Shaggy’s Second Team?



No one knows Bautista Baby.

He’s Shaggy’s “friend”.

Shaggy said they weren’t in the same room for the draft… but they both left at the exact same time, a few rounds early.

Keep your eyes open.

Saget–Slumpy Trade

Saget gives: Starlin Castro

Slumpbusters gives: Brett Gardner

This one looks like a good eal for both sides.

Slumpy has extra OF and no cover for Logan Forsythe at second–problem solved.

Saget, as usual, has all kinds of position eligibility and Gardner should upgrade a slightly suspect outfield currently headlined by catcher-eligible Contreras, Granderson, and Ellsbury.

What’s intriguing here isn’t that Saget picked up a Yankee– a stated goal, but that he raded one away to do it.

It sucks indeed.

Starting extra innings with runners on base sucks.

Saget’s Stream of Consciousness re: Draft

“For pitching:  My goal was to lock down 6 decent pitchers who currently have closer duties and/or have good ERA and K:BB, then have one Marlin start per day and stream the 8th slot until a Joe Ross type pops up later in the season.

“My last 2 slots were dedicated to position players on the Diamondbacks, Giants, Yanks, and Rays who will play opening day — then I’ll drop those 2 slots for an extra bat on a light day or a SP stream or two until I fill the 29th and 30th slot with a serviceable player.

“I want to carry 13 solid starting bats, 4 bench bats, 6 closers/handcuffs, Marlins rotation and 1-2 other SP’s/streams.

“I wanted to handcuff the Marlins staff because their park is huge and I think they will all perform a little better than last year. If they all bomb than it was a minimal investment and I can pick up renegade streams until I construct a frankenstein staff. I will have to try and make a deal with Cash Bail for Chen: I didn’t think he would be gone before my #225 slot.
“Batting:  Obviosuly, i like the multi-position depth. I wanted to lock down Bryant (1B, 3B, OF) and Turner (2B, SS, OF) early, so I could be flexible with who I wanted to pick later in the draft and not be pressured to take a specific position that was getting scarce. I was thinking Arenado and Harper when I was at #3 and #7 because they are both badasses, but Harper is temperamental and plays like a maniac, so his health might be a question. If Turner steals 60 bases, then it was a solid pick.
“As the draft went on, the multi-position guys I was hoping for were still there at the spots I was willing to take them: Posey, Brad Miller, Contreras, Peraza and for what it’s worth Nunez and Kendrick. They all have starting jobs and solid springs.
“I was contemplating a Yankees bolus, but the mock sheets didn’t add up. As the draft went on, the best player on the board at certain spots were Yankees, so I’ll attempt to make some deals to try and obtain Sanchez, Bird, Gregorius, Gardner–and Carter if I get the first 4 dudes.I have the trading capital to do it, but won’t wreck the team just for a bolus that might be shattered by the trade deadline
“If my bats hold up and I can win saves and stream win Wins 75% of the time, I can be a playoff team.”

Shit! Saget’s Draft Sheets!

Our annual exclusive look at Saget’s notes.

Final copy. More after the jump:

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