June 10, 2006 at 12:00 am #2773Jeff WinickParticipant
PT/KR asked me to search elsewhere for material….and so I have. I got a chuckle from this little PT/KR blast from the past:
Top 5 Reasons Winick Won’t Even Beat Me (Let Alone Win):
5. Too busy with other leagues
Jeff, as we all know, is an Expert. He write roto columns. He hob-nobs with (and apparently provides legal services to) the Roto Establishment. But as the league’s lone Expert, Jeff will rightly size up USML as the proverbial lost cause — he can’t win — so he will spend his time on one of his many other roto leagues. For teams like mine, unaccustomed to the Upper Tier, these are salad days, and so we will soldier on. Jeff knows better, so he will spend his time elsewhere.
4. Brad is no longer in the league
Oh how Jeff longs for the days when he and the Riptorns flopped the same bevvy of players back and forth on alternate years. No more. If he is going to beat me, he will have to do it without an overly friendly face. That’s a lot tougher.
3. He has nothing (and mostly never had) anything left to trade.
Buyer beware here. So far Jeff has managed to squeeze a couple decent players for his usual handful of baby-faced beans, but there is truly nothing left on his roster. I will be the first one to mock (and pity) the fool who hands over the storehouse keys for the likes of John “Long Shot” Danks and Tino “I’ve Shot My Wad for the Year” Martinez.
2. Blown opportunities
Jeff had a real chance to improve his team by dangling Crawford — who would have brought a ton — but with the Posednik trade and the remaining speed
on contending teams, Jeff has no way to recoup the speed if he does deal him. After Crawford, what’s left? (See point 3 above).
1. My team is better
— Mark B.
What were the final standings, you ask? Well…suffice it say, it was PT/KR who bought me a chicken dinner in honor of my higher finish – not vice versa.
By the way, has anyone else notice a certain repetitive theme that runs through so many of PT/KR’s posts? Seems to be a consistent refrain that goes something like this:
Jeff’s a self-proclaimed expert
Jeff is Ron Shandler’s lawyer
Jeff overhypes his rookies
Surely you can do better, PT/KR.
More to follow.
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