Posted by toddleduc on 11/21/2012 5:00:00 PM (view original):
I'm just amazed that nobody with cash left bid higher than $72, lol... insane, lol... Congrats, oli !
What's insane is that 75% of the teams didn't have $72 to bid on Verlander in the 1st place. It wouldn't be so insane if you guys didn't shoot your wad in the 1st few letters of the alphabet. I had the cash, but who knew where the market was? Do you bid low or high if you really want a guy like Verlander? My bet is oli didn't really want him. He was just trolling and caught the big fish.
You guys ran it up to $180+ for a guy who will play every 4th or 5th day. Kudos to oli for just throwing out a number. I don't think he had any strategy or major insight, but who cares.
I've made some mistakes and paid up for average players too, but I choose not to blow my wad because a few of you decided to create a artificial pricing war for starting pitching.
Next time you do an auction draft maybe some of you guys won't rush in like fools again. You may get a Verlander for less than 50% of his fair value.