I just want to publicly thank The Sporting News, Street & Smith, ESPN, and Yahoo, for all advising their readers to draft Alex Rodriguez with the number one fantasy baseball pick instead of Albert Pujols. It was the biggest question leading up to draft day but your unanimous endorsement of A-Rod made the decision much clearer for me. Having been fortunate enough to get the first overall pick in my league and select A-Rod, I want to now request that you all give me back the $100 I wasted on this year's entry fee. It's only $25 apiece; it's the least you can do.
As of the morning of May 21st, 2006:
Alex Rodriguez - 36 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 30 RBIs, .277 AVG
Albert Pujols - 43 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 53 RBIs, .317 AVG
For those who don't see the enormity of the difference between these two men, Yahoo has Pujols currently (and rightfully) ranked as the #1 player in fantasy baseball. A-Rod is holding down a lousy #35 spot. A couple of the batters ranked above A-Rod include guys with names like Nick Swisher, Hanley Ramirez, and Felipe Lopez -- real household names those guys are. Oh, and we mustn't forget Alfonso Soriano, the player you each said to stear clear of because his move to spacious RFK Stadium was going to hurt his production.
Thank you all very, very, much.