Each year we publish links to the Touts writings and ruminations about what happened in the season that just ended. Here they are for 2021:
Draft and Hold: Michael Stein |
Mixed Auction: Zach Steinhorn |
Head to Head: Frank Stampfl |
On August 23rd Derek VanRiper was 1.5 points behind Bret Sayre in the Tout Mixed Auction standings. One week later, despite having only the second best record on the week, DVR was in first by 15.5 over Eric Karabell. With a month left to go VanRiper was in the driver seat.
SiriusXM is covering it on Channel 619.
And what follows is a transcript of the chat with Jason Collette.
[Mar 14, 2:50 PM] JasonCollette: I think it’s all set — back in my hotel now
[Mar 14, 3:02 PM] JasonCollette: Joel……are you ready?
[Mar 14, 3:03 PM] JasonCollette: I SAID, ARE YOU READY????!!!!!!!
[Mar 14, 3:04 PM] DVR: LOL
[Mar 14, 3:04 PM] DVR: I got my five minutes of backwards walking in, I’m ready!
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] rotoman: Doesn’t look like Joel’s ready!
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] JasonCollette: Peter — do I need admin access or anything or just chat in here?
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] DVR: Counting on you, Joel!
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] rotoman: You can just chat and that works fine for chatting.
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: but what if I want to block DVR?
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: I mean, that guy annoys me
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: wait – is this not private? Shit
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: 🙂
TOUT AL: Davitt |
TOUT NL: Hertz |
BaseballHQ did a five part series featuring Brent Hershey, Patrick Davitt, and Phil Hertz in the final weeks of their respective (Mixed Auc, AL, NL). Read them here. Part one | two | three | four | five.
At the end of May Bret Sayre had a slim, slim lead over Eric Karabell in Tout Mixed Auction. Bret went on to win the June standings and hold onto a slim lead over Scott Swanay and a handful of teams.
The big story here is the disaster of a month Karabell had, and Tim Heaney had a strong enough month to climb into the hunt.
Tim has a ways to go, but this race will be worth watching.
Tim Heaney is a Tout Wars champion.
How does he feel about that? Let’s let him say:
Tim won the season handily, topping perennial contender Fred Zinkie by 23 points. He took the lead in late May for good, made a few trades during the season, but the Draft Roster Standings suggest that his winning team was put together on auction day.
His big draft day buys were Javier Baez ($6), Eddie Rosario ($3), Blake Snell and Miles Mikolas ($6 each). That left plenty of budget for extravagances like JD Martinez and Madison Bumgarner, and a championship.
Scott Swanay has posted a story on Facebook about this week’s FAAB action in Tout Mixed Auction. You can read it here.