As far as this draft goes...
I explored lots of ideas before narrowing it down. Those ideas included among the finalists; Babe Ruth, Greg Maddux, Babe Adams, Ed Walsh and, of course, Jack Quinn. In the end, my desire for an exclusive club outweighed other considerations. Second came securing a top-tier pitcher. I was torn between Maddux and Walsh but thought, once Walsh was out of the mix the White Sox would be mine. A large part of this was, as schwarze and I have said earlier, that there just isn't enough hitting there to support two strong teams. To my utter shock and dismay not everyone agreed.
Another consideration was trading down. This has the advantage of more extensive selected team knowledge but at the cost of top-notch player erosion. Again, weighing all of that went into my final decision to take a risk on getting an exclusive CHW franchise. Additionally, once Joss and Alexander went 1-2, both options, although at odds, became more important (trade out of a tough division and get a top-notch starter).
As far as observing other selections... what do I know. I'm always surprised at the strategies (apparently) employed and the outcomes also frequently impress me. There are certainly differing opinions and that's what makes this fun. I must say I can't believe there is only one Cubs team. No way that happens if we simply draft franchises first instead of players with several options.
Anyways, making it here to the "cage" is my primary goal. Now it is time to have fun with it. Good luck to all!