[USML Announce] Year In Review: What Happened?

anrklein at gmail.com anrklein at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 10:59:50 EDT 2011

I also congratulate Rich on a well-earned victory. Jim B. -- still a few  
days to go if you want to talk about swapping a few guys so you can  
guarantee a second-place finsih.


On Jul 29, 2011 10:37am, Brad Jansen <bljansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Klein's toast, no one's trading, Winick not returning calls, nothing to  
> write about, so let's acknowledge RER's victory and take a loving look  
> back at 2011: WHAT HAPPENED?

> Angry Young Men: Drafts better by phone....distracted all year...misses  
> Buddha...nice keeps for next year....

> Berliners: Rebuilding effort netted mixed results, with supplemetal draft  
> picks among best keeps....as Montero stagnates in minors and Feliz loses  
> closer's role to Bell, season turns on one player: Hosmer....guaranteed  
> to finish behind Riptorns in 2012, too....

> Bombers: Held cards too long, but won a Cahill....but any team with a  
> Furbush can't be that bad.....

> Hoosier Daddies: Sluggish start startled Gams into early dump deals and  
> he's got nice supply of keeps for 2012....

> Riptorns: Brilliant strategy of retaining nine pitchers crushed by weight  
> of underproducing veterans....traded away league's best player in  
> Ellsbury (30), but netted far better keepers than Winick so season not a  
> total bust...this is the team to beat in 2012

> Nukes: Draft day distractions (laptop and Winick's babbling) hurt Nukes  
> out of gate, but Kerbs picked a winner in Pestano (5--closer of the  
> future)

> Flaming Brats: Sizemore and Morneau held back a solid team that coulda  
> been a contenda

> Lake Michigan Calamari: solid draft guaranteed money finish and it's  
> gonna happen

> Klein Nine: The all-in offense strategy only goes so far--this year it  
> was mid-July before wheels rolled off the wagon--but lack of quality  
> pitching untracked this exciting second place squad

> Mighty Red Hots: Adopted Morningstar's asset management strategy and sold  
> at optimal time...well-managed squad met optimistic pre-season  
> predictions and finishes first. CONGRATULATIONS, RICH!!

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