My gold team - the Ewes - are going to struggle to throw away a playoff place this year. We’re currently 60-47, which is actually the worst record for a division leader, but we’re eleven games clear because apparently no one in our division is good.
We’re second in stolen bases and fourth in defensive efficiency, but everything else is mid-table at best. Wilbur Wood is our WAR leader has a 14-9 record and is on track for a career-high innings pitched as he basically throws at least eight innings every time he’s up on the schedule.
I think 1991 Ozzie Smith has become my favourite player. He’s only a 74-rated Silver, but he’s transformed from a good SS to a fantastic 2B, has a combination of high Eye and high Avoid K, which means he gets on base a lot and then is a danger on the bags with almost 500 stolen bases for me in his career.
By rating he’s now the worst player in my starting lineup, but I’m not sure I’ll ever replace him. It kind of reminds me of playing Football Manager when you find a player in the lower leagues and then keep him in the team as you get promoted, largely out of loyalty.