I don't like the draft this year at all, especially early on. I'm sitting 6th but with Longoria, CarGo and Votto all being kept, there are some serious questions by the time you get to me. Great players for sure, but I have been a little uneasy.
That's why I have traded away my first two picks and have loaded up on picks in rounds 3 through 5, not to mention picking up Tommy Hanson today which is like another 4th or 5th rounder. In reality, I mortgaged a bit of my future to make a run late last year so I don't have high expectations this year anyway, so I'm just hoping to be competitive and maybe pick up a keeper on the cheap for next year. The strategy has worked for me in the past so who knows.
All I know is I enter the season with Tommy Hanson, Josh Johnson and Delmon Young(and possibly Joe Nathan if I round up some more cash) and a boat load of picks in rounds 3 through 5. I also hope no one realized Bryce Harper is available in Yahoo! leagues this year as I'd love to draft him in round 20 and have an incredibly low keeper price as a result.
"You stay bought into it when you see your opponent sucking air and physically failing, and you're still fit and ready, and you know you own his ass."
-Former Bama LB Cory Reamer on Coach Cochran's training program