Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, February 4, 2020 -- "Hard LABR"

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"Tonight I’ll be returning to the draft table as part of LABR, specifically the 15-team mixed-league draft I took part in a year ago. That team started well but finished [redacted], despite picks as successful as Stephen Strasburg (4.7), Jeff McNeil (18.7) and Mike Soroka (21.9). I had injury issues, but not as bad as many other teams did. I did make a couple of costly in-season mistakes that tied my hands and led to a slow fade in the second half."