The fantasy season has been over for about two weeks now, and a congratulations are LONG over due to our dear friend and fellow Crackerjack, Clave, who was a perfect 3-for-3 this season, notching three first place finishes in three Roto style leagues.
It has obviously taken me awhile to even want to acknowledge this because of the fact that I was the runner up in two of those leagues. § bitter
However it is time to get over it and celebrate our esteemed colleague. Clave is a HUGE part of the reason why I not just play and greatly enjoy fantasy baseball, but have a renewed sense of joy for baseball in general!
Five years ago, Clave invited me to join his fantasy baseball league and thus our friendship started. He let me learn on my own and gave me tips at first, BUT when I showed interest in not wanting to be the joke of the league, which I was, he took me under his wing, like Jim Thome and Justin Morneau.
Clave is the bar that I have always compared my progress as a fantasy owner to. He is about as sharp a mind as I know, he knows just about as much about baseball and player (especially minor leaguers) as anyone I know and is as competitive as they come!
I mimic most of my fantasy baseball strategy after Clave, and therein lies my problem.
Maybe you have a Clave in your league(s), if you are trying to play their game, you will most likely never beat them at their own game. It is time to evolve as a fantasy owner, and I certainly have a full length post in the mix about that!
However let’s get back to Clave, congratulations Clave!
Cheers to a LONG well played and tough fought season my friend!