What does a bad April look like? Does it necessarily have to include a spot in last place? Does it have to include a roster full of sleepers who never woke-up?
It could, but I think a bad fantasy April consists of great players playing awfully thanks to a combination of unforeseen ineffectiveness topped by injury in a 10-team mixed format. And that is exactly what won Fake Team's Worst Fantasy Season So Far Contest.
Look at what picking first in a 10-team mixed league gets you? This was da' bomb post-draft. Then Curtis Granderson breaks his hand. Yovanni Gallardo may have already been on the D.L., but it was for a minor knee surgery, and he made it back right on time - only to tear his ACL and be lost for the year.
With Troy Tulowitzki out for two months and Alex Rodriguez on the D.L. to end the month, this team would be struggling with significant downgrades at SS and 3B anyhow. But with Jorge Posada on the D.L., and John SMmolts' self-assigned bullpen role, the month couldn't be much worse.
Congratulations to Mark for his "winning" entry, and thank you to Will Carroll and Baseball Prospectus for their generousity.