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Charging the Mound: Where We Went Wrong

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Liss
Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2013 5:08pm
To: Jeff Erickson
Subject: Charging

It's August 1, which means we're two-thirds of the way through the season - still tons of time for your first-place teams to collapse or for your fifth-place one to make an epic run, but realistically the teams that are in the bottom half, that never got going probably aren't going to make it, Which means it's time to reflect on what went wrong.

If I look at my NL Tout team, chock full of ace pitchers - I drafted Stephen Strasburg, Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Jeff Samardzija (who I traded) and FAAB'd Jose Fernandez and Tony Cingrani and see I got unlucky in wins and didn't buy enough saves (Rafael Betancourt, K-Rod in FAAB). But I have 12's in Ks, ERA and WHIP, so I got enough pitching points, considering how modestly I spent on it. It was the hitting that went south, with Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper simp

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