So I just mapped out my strategy for the first 3 days of the season. This stuff is not so easy. Despite there being only 1 game on the 1st, it took me almost 1/2 hour to plan things out through day 3. The process involved looking at the MLB schedule for each day, and figuring out how good a lineup I could realistically expect to put together by rotating players on and off of my team throughout each day.
Going through this process for the first time made me realize two things:
1. Very few people are going to put this kind of effort into Rotohog.
2. Its going to be possible to put together some incredibly good lineups on a daily basis.
In other words, those who put in the hard work are going to absolutely CRUSH everyone else at this game. The folks at Rotohog are marketing the game as putting the skill back into fantasy baseball...and I think they're going to succeed beyond their wildest expectations. There is no chance at all that whoever wins this thing is anything but an excellent player. On the other hand, I expect a LOT of complaining after the fact that the game rewards the wrong skills...and expect that for 2008 some adjustments will be made to the rules.