This will be the last year for the Draftday Fantasy League, formerly the Cardrunners League. At least as a publicly viewable experts' league and blog.
The league itself has been fantastic and hugely enjoyable, and I think it acheived many of the goals Bill and I had when we set out to create it three years ago. The level of play has been extremely high, and I'm thrilled to have met and competed against some of the best in the fantasy baseball community. I hope to continue playing privately against many of these people, but as anyone in the community knows, the effort required in consistently creating interesting post content is high and that pales beside the effort required to grow an audience. With no one really devoted to either of those activities, it makes little sense to continue to ask Draftday to sponsor our league.
I look forward to experimenting with some new intresting formats and ideas for ways to possibly improve the game of fantasy baseball. If anyone is interested in participating in such a league, please drop me a line at email@example.com.
As we approach the last month of our final season, it is with a very exciting finish. My Gimps currently lead the pack, but have only a few points lead over Clark Olson, Razzball, and Derek Carty. Bill is also in striking distance of a win. Particularly interesting is that Clark has been fielding a punt starting pitching team, and trying to come in just over the 1000 Innings minimum threshold with dominant finishes elsehwere, including in WHIP and ERA. Unfortunately for him, one of his last remaining starting pitchers was Bartolo Colon. Very curious to see if he can still get to 1000 Innings, and if he fails whether his moving to last in ERA and WHIP as a penalty (which gives every time but Razzball two points) winds up making the difference.
I'd like to thank both Cardrunners and Draftday for hosting our league, without their generosity we would never have been able to get this group together in the first place.
I'd like to thank all the competitors who played over the three years, a number of these campaigns were amongst my most enjoyable fantasy competitions ever.