Congrats to STIFFIE and Piscotty & Meatballs who overcame finishes at the bottom of the regular season standings and a full playoff slate to take 1st and 2nd place, respectively.
As with real baseball, the playoff sprints are a very different thing from the marathon of the regular season, and it's never over until it's over.
Stiffie gave me a thorough pounding, but some of my late-season additions (like Kyle Hendricks, Alex Reyes, and Alex Bregman) gave me a shot in the arm towards the end of the year, and some of the other guys that had been turds previously (David Price and Jose Abreu, notably) finally turned it around. Congrats to Stiffie!
Confession time. I haven't checked the standings in at least a couple months. I figured, why bother with a 5th place team. I just hit my team and made sure I had my starting pitchers in the lineup and no injured guys active. Then every couple days I'd check the wire to see if anyone was available that was better than what I had. I didn't realize I was 1) in the final and 2) winning until the 2nd to last day of the season.