Words. I have no words to describe how crushed I was by this defeat. I honestly thought that this would be the year that I would finally win a championship. That is not happening now. Congratulations Offord! I am rooting for you to win the whole damn thing.
Up until Saturday it was very close, hell at one point I was winning 7-3 (I think on Friday). Back in Week Three, I made a trade with Offord: Giancarlo Stanton/Jose Altuve for Mark Trumbo (there were pitchers involved, but they did not factor into this). Trumbo had a huge game on Tuesday, going 5 for 5. Unfortunately, Altuve and Stanton decided to do a bit better the rest of the week. Altuve (6/1/6/4/.444/.444) and Stanton (4/3/6/0/.280/.379) definitely helped him win.
Trumbo and Alex Gordon were my best hitters. Gordon was a fantastic pick-up over the last few weeks. This week he hit for this line (8/3/4/1/.308/.357) and for the few weeks he was on my team, he hit (17/6/15/1/.314/.344) in only 20 games.
This week I take on Dustin, but honestly, my heart is not in it. I will pay attention though, and set my line-up each day, but I will not look for new players or anything like that. Since this is a keeper league now, I guess that means draft order will be determined by what place you finish.