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Apologies if this comes off as a humblebrag; it isn't intended as such. Well, maybe a little. For the second straight year, the overall champion of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational comes from RotoWire as I was fortunate enough to dethrone Clay Link, the inaugural TGFBI champion.
For those not familiar, the TGFBI is the brainchild of Justin Mason, co-founder of Friends with Fantasy Benefits. It is set up just like the NFBC Main Event. In fact, TGFBI was hosted by the NFBC. There were 21 independent leagues consisting of representatives from just about every fantasy baseball site in cyberspace. Each league crowns a champion, but the big prize is awarded to the top team when all 315 rosters are lumped together and scored roto-style. The drafts were extended, starting on February 24, taking around three weeks, depending upon the pace of each group.
Instead of trying to rehash what I was thinking over seven months ago, below is my roster at four points of the season: Opening Day, right after Memorial Day weekend, coming out of the All-Star break, and the final weekend. Included are the rounds where each player was drafted or the date of acquisition with the amount of FAAB required. The bold players remained on the roster the entire season.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to win a contest of this nature, this is a great chance to dissect a season. I think you'll come to the conclusion, "Hey, I could do that!"