Nope, I'm far from nuts. If I played open leagues, I'd probably win at least 1/4 to 1/3 of the ones I played. I quit when they got boring, and they reduced the prizes for experienced owners to 1/2 of what everyone else gets.
I'll tell you what... talk to me tomorrow. We'll enter the same open league . I'll have a team with fewer than 1300 IP. And I promise not to use the WW to add innings.
BUT... If you're calling me crazy, let's make this interesting. If I make the WS, you send me a $10 GC. If I fail to make the playoffs, I'll send you a $10 GC. If I make the playoffs but fail to make the WS, it's a push (nobody wins).
You want to take that bet? You don't pay unless I am the best team in my league. I pay if I'm not good enough to be a playoff team.
Odds are actually a little better for you than normal. It's been at least 4 years since I played an open league. To be truthful, I believe the most likely outcome is the "push".