So, here we are everyone. About 50 games to go and the races in each division and league are taking shape. Are you where you thought you would be?
One of the things I both like and dislike about HBD is it's not terribly difficult to predict where teams will end up. We all knew Vancouver was going to be good. And we all knew the teams who said "we'll get em next year".
A lot of folks I talk to about this game believe there's nothing worse than the 7 seed. I tend to agree...mostly.
If you finish 7th that means you fielded a team in the top half of your league. Likely, you were one or two players away. Maybe your closer had a down year....Or maybe your team wasn't as good as you thought.
I can hardly complain about my strategy since I joined this world. It's paid off (no pun intended) with a couple rings. But now my team feels old. I look at other teams and think I wish I had done at least a little planning for the future. In my entire system not one real ML players exists.
So to my original question, when is it time to rebuild? If I start next season it would take at least 5 years to even field a quality team. I don't have that patience. Or, I could trade away my veterans with everyone knowing it's a fire sale and get 3 nickels for a quarter. Nope, not doing that either.
What to do...
I'll probably stick to my original plan. Sign type A's at a good value and field the best team possible. I just hope to avoid mediocrity year after year.
Good luck to everyone down the stretch. I'm looking forward to the wild card races in each league.
Also, worth note is Jacob Vaughn recovered from his blog mention to win player of the week. Still can't wait to sign him in season 38.