Every year, I
like to feel obligated to write up my review and analysis of the Salmon League draft.
This year was no different and you can check out my official 2010 Salmon League Draft Analysis at your leisure.
To mix things up a little bit this year, I randomly selected three tenured members of the league to give me their post-draft rankings as well.
My three randomly selected members were Mike, Steven, and Craiggers and here is where they pegged everyone.
|1. money grubbers||1. Genies in a Bottle||1. money grubbers|
|2. The Dominators||2. money grubbers||2. Genies in a Bottle|
|3. Genies in a Bottle||3. The Dominators||3. The Dominators|
|4. j’s team||4. cracker jack||4. ZIMA|
|5. 38 MPH Heaters||5. ZIMA||5. cracker jack|
|6. Radioactive Rush||6. Radioactive Rush||6. Sea Bass v5.0|
|7. ZIMA||7. Sea Bass v5.0||7. j’s team|
|8. InSaNeAuDio||8. j’s team||8. Radioactive Rush|
|9. Sea Bass v5.0||9. InSaNeAuDiO||9. Dome Dog|
|10. Cracker Jack||10. Dome Dog||10. InSaNeAuDiO|
|11. S.L. Disappointment||11. 38 MPH Heaters||11. 38 MPH Heaters|
|12. Dome Dog||12. SL Disappointment||12. SL Disappointment|
As you can see, there is some pretty solid agreement between the three experts and myself in regard to the top three teams heading into the season.
After that, however, the wheels start to come off the tracks.
Justin ranks fourth on Steven’s and my rankings, falls to fifth in Craiggers’ predictions, and plummets all the way to number ten in Mike’s.
Grant ranks in sixth on two out of four preseason ballots, but falls to eighth on Craiggers and is in dead-last on mine.
Jay falls anywhere from four-to-seven over all four ballots.
The teams on the cusp of the playoffs—according to the preseason rankings—appear to be G-Doggy, Craiggers, and Jay.
Following those cats on most lists is the two expansion teams—Adam and Morgan—and then, bringing up the rear, or really close to it, is John, who for all intents and purposes has probably never even seen this blog.
As I always make a point to say, these rankings mean absolutely nothing and are completely flawed in just about every way they can be.
Every ranking is completely arbitrary and based on opinion and I’m often ranked higher than I should be simply because everyone assumes I’ve always got a leg up on everyone else, so they’re skewed by individual perception as well as individual opinion.
Long-story-short, don’t take anything too seriously. If everyone thinks you’re going to suck (read: Morgan/Adam/Johnny) do your best to prove us wrong.