It's Not a Trick, It's a Collusion – 2018 In Love Baseball Fantasy League

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Everyone has been auto-renewed.
Draft is set for Sunday 25th at 4pm.
Am willing to change that, if not enough people can't make that.
Lets try to have our keeper picks posted here by the Monday before (19th).
Here's last year's draft results, for anyone trying to figure out their picks: https://archive.fantasysports.yahoo.com/archive/mlb/2017/36915/draftresults
And here's Will's awesome chart: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16TUg_y2ANk7_JrFh-QRbAMB_TXS0UvsyhRmkElplwy8/edit#gid=1570099203
I'll be travelling the next two weeks, but will still be popping into the thread – but I've also granted Will co-comish status, so he can help out too if needed.
Most importantly, lets keep it clean and have fun out there.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 16 February 2018 23:38 (one year ago) link

Hey – also we may have another new team this year... Possibly?

Here's the rules:
• total of 5 keepers
• 2 of which must be 27, 28 or 29 yrs old
• another 2 players 26 or under
• one final keeper that can be either (basically anyone under the age of 30)
• age is based on that year's opening date (May 29, this year)
• for a player to be keep-eligible he must have been drafted on draft day by your team or traded to you by a team that drafted him. that means:
• free agent/waiver pick-ups cannot be kept
• if you have less than 5 keepers, you will get an extra draft pick at the end of the draft.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 16 February 2018 23:40 (one year ago) link

i realize i made a rather odd typo in the title, but fuck it. let's just go with it.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

I'll start!

Rougned Odor (24)
Mookie Betts (25)
Nolan Arenado (26)
Wil Myers (27)
Ken Giles (27)

VOTTO TRAP HOUSE ready to win all yr adoration again.

flippy bard (Will M.), Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:59 (one year ago) link

Thanks to my desperate adding and dropping last season I'm certain I only have 3 keepers. The other good ones all aged out so fuck it.

Correct me if I'm wrong but for LINCECUMLORDS it's only:

Carlos Martinez
Xander Bogaerts
Andrew Benintendi

omar little, Saturday, 17 February 2018 23:06 (one year ago) link

that's what i got for you too ;_;

flippy bard (Will M.), Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:57 (one year ago) link

i look forward to have two Mr Irrelevants

omar little, Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:52 (one year ago) link

having

omar little, Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:52 (one year ago) link

age is based on that year's opening date (May 29, this year)

another small typo -- this should be March 29

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 18 February 2018 09:10 (one year ago) link

Sorry. That was dumb

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 18 February 2018 10:57 (one year ago) link

oh yeah that reminds me! the ages on my spreadsheet are not always 100% accurate! they were originally based on opening day of whatever year i started it, and players added later are based on THAT year's opening day, so since it changes slightly every year, they might not be 100% accurate. if you're unsure, google your own players. i'll actually unfilter the players marked as "old".

flippy bard (Will M.), Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:22 (one year ago) link

or maybe just unfilter everyone 30 or less, if they're marked 30 and too old jsut google thme to confirm it's true

flippy bard (Will M.), Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:22 (one year ago) link

ok i have already caught a lot of errors just googling. i will try to rectify this list to the best of my ability soon. degrom and kimbrel so far are not listed @ the correct age. anyone know a fuckin' excel sheet somewhere with every player's birthdate? lol

flippy bard (Will M.), Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:26 (one year ago) link

I just blasted thru the whole keeper-eligible list and made some changes, mostly players born in march/april had messed up birthdates. ages across the board went down, and a few players became "keeper eligible" once i fixed it. have a look again if you only looked once! omar you can keep degrom too!

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 February 2018 16:51 (one year ago) link

i also had jose ramirez like 3 years older than he should be because at some point there was another jose ramirez

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 February 2018 16:52 (one year ago) link

oh nice!

So then the LINCECUMLORDS revised list:

DeGrom - (27-29)
Benintendi (<27)
Bogaerts (<27)
Carlos Martinez (<27)

omar little, Monday, 19 February 2018 17:08 (one year ago) link

when do we have to pick keepers by?

that draft date is not great for me bc i'll be traveling, but i'll be traveling for the next week after that so there isn't really a great alternative unless we do it earlier. so i'll just deal with it.

na (NA), Monday, 19 February 2018 19:16 (one year ago) link

i know i'm keeping yelich, lamb, and jonathan gray but need to do some SERIOUS ANALYSIS for the last two

na (NA), Monday, 19 February 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

If all the keepers are done by the 19th, that would be great. /Lombard

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 19 February 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

SABATHIAS THEATER (w possible name change by draft day):

ALTUVE, Jose (27)
HARPER, Bryce (25)
SEAGER, Corey (23)
FREEMAN, Freddie (28)
ARCHER, Chris (29)

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:48 (one year ago) link

PROTOSCHWARBER:

Willson Contreras <27
Jonathan Gray <27
Ender Inciarte 27-29
Jake Lamb 27-29
Christian Yelich <27

na (NA), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:12 (one year ago) link

Porno for Shapiros:
Mazara (22)
Correa (23)
Bryant (26)
Paxton (29)
Quintana (29), I guess

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 3 March 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

Thanks again to Will for compiling that spreadsheet and making this so much easier:

IwakumaJamaicaAroma:

Marcus Stroman (26)
Robbie Ray (26)
Anthony Rizzo (28)
Alex Bregman (24)
Trevor Bauer (27)

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 4 March 2018 08:27 (one year ago) link

holla Tuivalula

Gary Sanchez <27
Adam Duvall 27-29
Gerrit Cole 27-29
Gregory Polanco <27
Stephen Strasburg 27-29

bnw, Saturday, 10 March 2018 03:28 (one year ago) link

Altherred Images (previously Ultralight Bream, Carter Guti Boyd)

Edwin Díaz (24)
Noah Syndergaard (25)
Mike Trout (26)
Dee Gordon (29)

Díaz is not on the spreadsheet, but he was (auto-)drafted last year.

Andy K, Monday, 12 March 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

Ive got diaz marked down as dropped on Sept 1 but i could be wrong

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 12 March 2018 23:30 (one year ago) link

checks out

Sep 1 7:37 AM
Edwin Díaz(Sea - RP)Player Note
Drop Carter Guti Boyd Waivers Andy K

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:56 (one year ago) link

Ive got diaz marked down as dropped on Sept 1 but i could be wrong

You're right. I forgot that I dumped relievers to make up for injured starters. No Díaz, then. Thanks!

Andy K, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 11:09 (one year ago) link

just putting this out there – if anyone with a young arm (Martinez, Syndergaard, etc) are interested in making a swap once the season starts, let me know. i'm going to try to address my keeper pitching issues in the draft, but i'm not crazy about my options (or the competition for young guys i'll think i might be facing).

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 15 March 2018 20:26 (one year ago) link

Okay I'll keep Sano (even though it's kind of stupid and disgusting to do so), LeMahieu, Bumgarner, and Stanton.

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

Oh and I changed my team name to Colonisqattsi

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:06 (one year ago) link

just four?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 19 March 2018 04:52 (one year ago) link

think they only had one player under 27 (and like 8 players 27-29)

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:04 (one year ago) link

by my count only two teams left to pick keepers -- guns of buxton (similar situation, but reversed: five under 27, one 27-29) and olney the lonely (has about 4028459 players to choose between).

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:06 (one year ago) link

you've got the draft at 4 p.m., is that eastern time?

na (NA), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:27 (one year ago) link

yep! 4:00pm EDT

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

thanks. traveling from central to eastern next week so wanted to mitigate my potential confusion.

na (NA), Monday, 19 March 2018 17:01 (one year ago) link

Hello! Sorry my picks are late:

Gallo's Pole (formerly Olney The Lonely):

Sale, C 29
Kimbrel, C 29
Ozuna, M 27
Machado, M 25
Giolito, L 23

I will not miss the draft this year!!

francisF, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

Hey y'all!

Could I simply usurp a dormant team's keepers or is part of the hazing to start with nothing?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:27 (one year ago) link

You’re out of luck there - no defunct franchises laying around. You’d be the second new team this year tho, so you’ll have some company with building from the ground up.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:25 (one year ago) link

anyone in touch with our last team yet to pick keepers? appears their last 3 posts on ilx were related to their 2017 and 2016 keepers, lol. u out here lurkin, jq higs?

it's so hot in here! (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:12 (one year ago) link

i send a yahoo mail. will try again through the ilx message. for now, i'm assuming he plans on staying in the league.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:34 (one year ago) link

send=sent

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link

how2shot invite?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

i sent a link to you via ilx. you good on the rules etc?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

I can't remember what email I used for ILX but strange query:
would you happen to use an email that is a punny portmanteau of the following:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nintchdbpict000068162276.jpg
http://aboutmeditation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Deepak-Chopra-Meditation.jpg

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:59 (one year ago) link

Nevermind, I'm in!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

ha ha hhahaahaaa yes, yes i do. 'tis my hip-hop alias.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:37 (one year ago) link

;-)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

trea turner (24)
francisco lindor (24)
jose ramirez (25)
george springer (28)

sorry for the delay. don't think i have any other qualifying players in the 27, 28, 29 bracket.

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:43 (one year ago) link

thanks!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

ok guys – i've inputted our keepers and the draft order is set. please double check that i got your picks right etc
https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/24882/draftresults?drafttab=team

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:31 (one year ago) link

everything looks right except for me picking 10th because UGH THERE'S 9 GUYS I WANT

eephsthetic (Will M.), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:57 (one year ago) link

Thanks, thermo. Looking forward to the draft and subsequent mediocrity.

bnw, Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

That’s the spirit!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:14 (one year ago) link

Looking forward to dropping a scuffling player right before he turns into Lou Gehrig.

omar little, Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:16 (one year ago) link

Incredibly excited that my wife scheduled a large group meal with my in-law's at 4pm EST on Sunday!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:10 (one year ago) link

Colonisqattsi might want to drop a recently-injured pitcher. Is it too late?

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

Actually never mind, he's still just 28, I'll keep his old Bum(garner) ass

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

I think I can still edit the draf until an hour before it starts.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 24 March 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

lol is anyone else getting..

Yahoo Logo
Will be right back...

Thank you for your patience.
Our engineers are working quickly to resolve the issue.

johnny crunch, Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

with this dn you'll know whose fantasy team is mine now

challops trap house (Will M.), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

yahoo seems to be working for most of us!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

Help I'm trying to get in, is Ohtani still on the board?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 25 March 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

you were there most the draft, no?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:03 (one year ago) link

Here's the keeprs for next year which I will try to actually keep up to date this year! (next year's ages are listed, not this year's, and as players get dropped they will disappear from the list (whenever I update it once a month or whatever))

challops trap house (Will M.), Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

Hope someone got a kick out of Altherred Images auto-drafting (with some impetuous pre-draft jockeying, but still) Aaron Altherr.

Andy K, Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

i was going to ask if anyone actually ended up with the player their team is named after

na (NA), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link

Could someone explain the specific keepers format (for someone who is going to campaign hard to drop it next year)?

Spreadsheet shows:

Alex Wood	28	27-29
Travis Shaw 28 27-29
Billy Hamilton 28 27-29
Jeurys Familia 29 27-29
Max Kepler 26 <27
Carl Edwards Jr. 27 27-29
Mitch Haniger 28 27-29

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

...or should I just read the 2nd post in this thread?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

...so basically I should have drafted another <=26yo.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:56 (one year ago) link

you can still try and trade for one

na (NA), Monday, 26 March 2018 01:04 (one year ago) link

ISO: Ohtani (batter)
FT: Kluber

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

i don't get it - why join the league if you don't like the whole keeper thing??

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 03:58 (one year ago) link

I've never done a keeper league to be honest. I just started playing fantasy again after a very long break! Trade me a <26 keeper and I'll promise not to stage a coup to regain league commissioner powerz.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 04:55 (one year ago) link

I was losing it when Aaron Judge nearly got to me in the first round (picking 11th!). He seemed like a clear top three pick, taking keeper eligibility into account.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 26 March 2018 05:59 (one year ago) link

Yeah knowing that, I'd have taken him over Kluber but Kluber was ranked #1 of all eligible players.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 06:24 (one year ago) link

TBF Kershaw, Kluber, Scherzer & Votto were the only four guy I was going to target above a young SP.

and guess i should have made extra sure the rules/settings were understood by the new teams before we got to the draft.
when we first went to a keeper format (which i love), i didn't like that someone might be able to keep a Trout or Kershaw for their entire career. didn't seem fair to keep so many elite players out of reach. and since irl most players hit free agency by the time they've hit 30, i thought the age cut-off was a good way to go. and also 30 is a nice, round, easy to remember number. as far as the age brackets go, i like it because it A) prevents people from bunching up a crew of similar aged guys and B) it forces teams to plan for the career progression of it's younger picks – i wanted more thought to go into team than just having a bucket of under-30 guys you can hang onto. almost like when a guy hits 27, you have to decide if that he's good enough to extend. an interesting side effects as well, seems to be that it has inspired some incredibly interesting trades over the years.
the only thing i'm not crazy about is when we calculate someone's age. we go by our leagues draft date, which can be a moving target. iirc only one guy has been effected by the phenomenon of their official age shifting due to this, so it hasn't really been a major problem.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:14 (one year ago) link

Yeah, please don't mind me, I'm just trolling mostly.

I also have no idea who all the hot young prospects are so it's almost better I luckily backed into a few under 30 guys rather than intentionally chased a flash in the pan with an upper round pick.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

if i'm in the running for first place, we can talk in a few months... i have at least two too many *young* young guys. and i probably am not the only one.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

Lincecumlords are now CorrosionOfConforto

omar little, Monday, 26 March 2018 16:49 (one year ago) link

^ a reference I get!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

It's the draft date? Oops. I thought it was MLB opening day. Probably doesn't make a big difference...

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 26 March 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

oh - you know what, it is. Ignore me. I don't know the rules of my own league.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

Just peeked in on my team and one of my starters had just given up 3 homeruns in a half-inning...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:31 (one year ago) link

dammit, i was just about to add Martinez!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:39 (one year ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/12PMxjnRn4Hynu/giphy.gif

(i was pretty "lucky" that Conforto went to the 10-day DL)

omar little, Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

Someone in my other league has 6 home runs today. So far.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 March 2018 23:12 (one year ago) link

So are we gonna introduce our teams?
Here is Vorped Mind 2018's most formidable contender (complete with ILX-friendly name change, as strongly suggested at the draft):

Hallojoeygallo, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Gallo's Pole
https://i.imgur.com/j7A5WnR.jpg

C Sal PEREZ, Evan GATTIS
1B Justin SMOAK
2B Brian DOZIER
3B Josh DONALDSON, Manny MACHADO
SS Marcus SEMIEN
OF GALLO and his Pole
OF Marcell OZUNA
OF Adam JONES
OF Avisaíl GARCÍA
NA Eloy JIMÉNEZ
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SP Chris SALE
SP Lucas GIOLITO
SP Charlie MORTON
SP Jeff SAMARDZIJA
RP Craig KIMBREL
RP Aroldis CHAPMAN
RP Sean DOOLITTLE
RP Archie BRADLEY
RP Anthony SWARZAK

Inquiries about trades welcome.
Trading Block:
3B: Machado
Youth: Jimenez, Giolito
C: Gattis, Perez

ISO: a future 27-29yo
1B/OF combo
SP

francisF, Friday, 30 March 2018 03:52 (one year ago) link

oh FUCK, that photoshop is boss

i'll do mine in a minute

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 13:37 (one year ago) link

Applying pop-Marxism to Sabermetrics, owning libs who still believe in RBIs, and seemingly obsessed with WWI-era Detroit Tigers pitcher Bernie Boland, this is your VOTTO TRAP HOUSE for the season.

https://i.imgur.com/tgma1HH.jpg

C - LUCROY, Jonathan
1B - HOSMER, Eric
2B - ODOR, Rougned
3B - ARENADO, Nolan
SS - COZART, Zack
OF - JUDGE, Aaron
OF - MARTE, Starling
OF - BETTS, Mookie

1B - MYERS, Wil
OF - PUIG, Yasiel
SS - BECKHAM, Tim
NA - ROBLES, Victor

SP - OHTANI, Shohei
SP - PRICE, David
SP - TAILLON, Jameson
SP - TEHERAN, Julio
SP - WEAVER, Luke
DL - SALAZAR, Danny
DL - REYES, Alex

RP - GILES, Ken
RP - RIVERO, Felipe
RP - MADSON, Ryan
RP - MUSGROVE, Joe
DL - MELANCON, Mark

No reasonable trade offer denied without reason

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 14:15 (one year ago) link

haha amazing. Can Ohtani be employed as offense and defense?

francisF, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:09 (one year ago) link

nope, he is in the system as two players. i have the "pitcher" version. the "hitter" version is available on the waiver wire!

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:13 (one year ago) link

CORROSIONOFCONFORTO

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/31/4f/80/314f809940dc85218f603ef2095deaf8.jpg

C - Yadier Molina
1B - Jay Bruce
1B - Jose Martinez
2B - Robinson Cano
2B - Ian Happ
3B - Adrian Beltre
3B - Matt Davidson
SS - Xander Bogaerts
SS - Paul DeJong
OF - Manuel Margot
OF - Andrew Benintendi
OF - Michael Taylor
OF - Michael Conforto
UTIL - Ryan McMahon

SP - Max Scherzer
SP - Zack Greinke
SP - Carlos Martinez
SP - Felix Hernandez
SP - Jacob DeGrom
SP - Drew Pomeranz
RP - Raisel Iglesias
RP - Arodys Vizcaino
RP - Corey Knebel
RP - Brad Peacock

omar little, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

I don't compete now, I make money moves
Say I don't gotta compete, I make money move

The expansion team shopping for keepers BODAK YELLICH

https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/gty_670347988_90348650.jpg?w=1000&h=636

C - Wilson Ramos
1B - Rhys Hoskins
2B - Yoan Moncada
3B- Anthony Rendon
SS - Orlando Arcia
SS - J.P Crawford
SS - Bo Bichette
OF - Byron Buxton
OF - Ronald Acuna
OF - Josh Reddick
OF - Aaron Hicks
OF - Adam Eaton
UTIL - Ian Kinsler

SP - Aaron Sanchez
SP - Cole Hamels
SP - Rich Hill
SP - Zach Davies
SP - Sean Manaea
SP - Michael Kopech
SP - Carson Fulmer
RP - Brendon Morrow
RP - Dave Robertson

Van Horn Street, Friday, 30 March 2018 21:28 (one year ago) link

lol at jpgs.

One thing about yfb that bugs is that games that lineups where players in games that have been PPD are not available to be subbed.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

sorry that made no sense, let's try again: If a game has been PPD, you should be able to edit that player from the PPD game out of your lineup.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

hey, how about some more bellyaching from me!

there's some obvious lag/glitch between the actual lineup page and the StatTracker, here's what my actual lineup is (Gardner benched/Frazier starting):

https://i.imgur.com/IN7bai9.png

and here's what the StatTracker is showing (with Frazier on the bench & Gardner starting... and more importantly, Frazier's stats aren't being calculated on the StatTracker):

https://i.imgur.com/gXMvVVP.png

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:46 (one year ago) link

Van Horn: FYI you can move a couple guys into DL slots and one of your minor league dudes into the NA slot. that'll open up three roster spots for you.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 06:30 (one year ago) link

I guess you guys inspired me – did up a quick spoof logo to go with the name:
https://imgur.com/a/M1rYR

C – J.T. Realmuto
backup / DL replacement C – Brian McCann
1B – Jose Abreu
2B – Ozzie Albies (shame on you people for letting him fall to me)
3B – Kris Bryant
back-up 3B – Matt Chapman
SS – Carlos Correa
OF – Andrew McCutchen
OF – Nomar Mazara
OF – Ryan Braun
OF and DL mainstay – Michael Btantly
OF / NA stash: David Dahl
2B/OF/rebound candidate – Jason Kipnis
super-mega utility dude – Eduardo Nunez

SP – Lius Severino
SP – Jose Quintana
SP – James Paxton
SP – Jake Arrieta
SP – Garrett Richards
SP – Jake Faria
RP – Edwin Diaz
RP – Addison Reed
RP – Kyle Barraclough

27-29 Keepers for 2019:
Bryant (27), Realmuto (28)

< 27 keepers (in order of the odds I'll be hanging on to them):
Correa (24), Severino (25), Albies (22), Mazara (23), Dahl (25), Faria (25), Chapman (25), Diaz (25)

my team's standing every year since we starting keeping players in 2011:
10/15, 7/15, 7/14, 1/13, 4/12, 2/11, 2/12

looking to end that three year dry spell, especially after two misses and losing Jose Fernandez.
will probably start looking to move Mazara/Dahl/Faria/Chapman for an upgrade a little into the season once we have a better look at them/the standings.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 07:29 (one year ago) link

hmmm, try that image one more time:
https://i.imgur.com/rsBH5uB.jpg

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 07:30 (one year ago) link

whoops that's big.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 07:30 (one year ago) link

Just realized I never said my team name (Incase people don’t recognize the logo)
PORNO FOR SHAPIROS

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/misc-miketrout.jpg

Offense
C - Welington Castillo CWS
1B - Chris Davis BAL
2B - Starlin Castro MIA
3B - Mike Moustakas KC
SS - Elvis Andrus TEX
OF - Mitch Haniger SEA
OF - Billy Hamilton CIN
OF - Nelson Cruz SEA
Util - Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B

Bench:
OF - Max Kepler MIN
3B - Travis Shaw MIL
1B - Logan Morrison MIN
2B - Daniel Murphy WAS (DL)

6-man Rotation:
Corey Kluber Cle - SP
Alex Wood LAD - SP
Danny Duffy KC - SP
J.A. Happ Tor - SP
Jake Odorizzi Min - SP
Chase Anderson Mil - SP

Relief:
Kenley Jansen LAD - RP
Jeurys Familia NYM - RP
Brad Boxberger Ari - RP
Carl Edwards Jr. ChC - RP
Pat Neshek Phi - RP (DL)

My goal is to win the league without really paying attention to keepers.

Some may remember me as the original commish of ILBB fantasy (why hello Balks, HBP, Cycle) as well as orginal moderator of ILBB but that was like 15 years ago so probably a lot of you do not!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

Is it cool if I start referring to you as “the ghost of fantasy past”?
Also: why have you come to haunt us, spirit??

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:45 (one year ago) link

my team is garbage

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

protoschwarber

https://imgur.com/a/4VF9V

willson contreras - C
paul goldschmidt - 1b
javier baez - 2b, ss
jake lamb - 3b
marwin gonzalez - everywhere
ender inciarte - of
christian yelich - of
aj pollock - of
rafeal devers - util

tim anderson - ss
jeimer candelario - 3b
josh bell - 1b
ian desmond - of (though he'll be replaced by josh harrison tomorrow)
scott kingery - 2b
gleyber torres - ss (NA)

yu darvish - sp
jon gray - sp
mike clevinger - sp
tyler chatwood - sp
alex cobb - sp (NA)
marco gonzalez - sp
blake treinen - rp
kelvin herrera - rp

i love trades

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 16:17 (one year ago) link

i see you did the same linking thing i did originally.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 2 April 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

eh you aren't missing much

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

i dont fuck w photoshop but imagine cc's giant head/face on https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xr2811V3L._SX339_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 01:54 (one year ago) link

o & my team ~ currently obp'ing/slg'ing .471/.677 get @ me

c- d'arnaud
1b- fred freeman
2b- altuve
ss- c seager
3b- castellanos
of - bryce harper
of - blackmon
of- cain

util/bench
k. seager
t. frazier
d. peralta
dl g. bird

pitchers
keuchel
verlander
jordan montgomery
sonny grey
chris archer
erv santana
cody allen
devenski
wade davis
alex colome
adam ottovino
dl - d. lamet

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

Damn your team is monstrous.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:43 (one year ago) link

i got u, Johnny...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:52 (one year ago) link

also: your team is indeed disgusting.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:57 (one year ago) link

haha thank u

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:06 (one year ago) link

For a brief moment a few minutes ago, I was 1st in Quality Starts & last in Wins.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:21 (one year ago) link

I wanna see the team that can pull off the opposite.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:31 (one year ago) link

Get me Jack Morris and David Wells, stat

omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:32 (one year ago) link

LuvWilTeheranUsApart (character limits ruin the team name somewhat)

After three straight podium finishes, my team has been in a Blue Jays-like state of not exactly rebuilding and not exactly ready to contend. Yuck!

C - Buster Posey
1B - Edwin Encarnacion
2B - Anthony Rizzo (a very useful position eligibility quirk!) (K)
3B - Alex Bregman (K)
SS - Addison Russell
OF - Matt Olson, Kyle Schwarber, Jackie Bradley Jr
Util - Carlos Santana

bench: Eddie Rosario, Evan Longoria, Willie Calhoun (currently NA), Justin Turner (currently DL), Vlad Guerrero Jr (currently NA, future face of the team?)

SP - Gio Gonzalez, Robbie Ray (K), Marcus Stroman (K), Michael Wacha, Trevor Bauer (K), Steven Matz
RP - Dellin Betances, Brad Hand, Brad Brach, Nate Jones

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:39 (one year ago) link

you're really going the long haul for Vlad, huh?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

I picked him towards the end of the draft, so it was low risk. I figured I might as well stick him in the NA spot and see if they bring him up this year.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

Years ago I drafted Strasburg before his debut, hung onto him all season long until he was called up, then kept him all throughout the year he was recovering from TJ surgery. If you've got the roster spot to burn (and NA isn't an active roster spot) and if the upside is high enough then why not?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:47 (one year ago) link

in my case, because i lack the required patience.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

sometimes i get the existential fear, like knowing how Ian Happ will age out of being a keeper just before i turn 50.

omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

i think about how old my daughter will be when Albies gets there. (almost high school age) :`(

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

Last place! I have never been in last place in this league (14 seasons!), even for a day.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 5 April 2018 10:06 (one year ago) link

i don't even remember ever being in the dang bottom half this season is a COMPLETE WASH

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:28 (one year ago) link

I added 3 players (Ohtani batting, Rosario and Panik), I believe it's fine? As in, it's by the rules? I'm still learning as I go.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 7 April 2018 04:00 (one year ago) link

yeah add anyone you want -- just know anyone you drop at any point can't be kept next year, and anyone you pick up also cannot be kept next year :)

challops trap house (Will M.), Saturday, 7 April 2018 13:29 (one year ago) link

cool that i balanced out jakob junis and his six innings (so far) of no-hit pitching with jon gray's 12.6 era and marco gonzalez's 15.43 era

na (NA), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:22 (one year ago) link

Ohtani is the 3rd ranked pitcher and 28th ranked batter. O_O

omar little, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

DL, DL, DL, DL, DTD, Suspended

omar little, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:45 (one year ago) link

same issue here, dropping some of these DL guys now :(

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:44 (one year ago) link

Does anyone want to take a gamble on Danny Duffy, my 17th round pick? Holler at me with a SP offer.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:03 (one year ago) link

lmao my entire OF is benched for the day, along with my two available backups also being a) benched and b) DLed.

omar little, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

when you have players on your fantasy team who are playing against the team you're a fan of that day, do you bench them bc you want them to perform poorly against "your team," or do you play them to mitigate the negative feelings if they do well against "your team"?

na (NA), Friday, 13 April 2018 14:25 (one year ago) link

i shut down any and all personal feelings. i am an unfeeling, uncaring, relentless fantasy baseball bot when it comes to setting my line-up.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:12 (one year ago) link

waits impatiently for Acuna*

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

xxp I remain emotionless, I have no control of the outcome anyway, so I might as well play the guys playing against my fav. team. I had two of my fantasy Orioles players against my IRL cherished Blue Jays (I also have two Jays). This was a close to ideal outcome for both The Gallos and The Blue Jays (Jays won 7-1):

Machado .500/.600/1.250, HR
Smoak .400/.400/.400
Donaldson .250/.400/1.000, Grand Slam

Bundy 7.0 IP, 10K, 2.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 5.00 K:BB

Sometimes it works out

francisF, Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

I’d just like to thank again, everyone who passed on Albies for five rounds. I love you all.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:15 (one year ago) link

-3 NSB on the day (so far)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:50 (one year ago) link

3-way tie going into today!

I'm leading the league in Quality Starts and ERA (also second in WHIP).
LAST in Wins.

francisF, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 23:18 (one year ago) link

Sorry 3-way tie *FOR 2ND* going into today

francisF, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 23:20 (one year ago) link

so Dahl's been called up and I have too many OF and too many keepers...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2018 05:19 (one year ago) link

My horse Acuna has arrived.

^___^

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:19 (one year ago) link

he's having a day

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

i was going through my team to start mass-adding/dropping players (my team is a fuckin' mess and april's over, seems like the right time to panic) and I was looking at my keep-eligible players... all of a sudden I was like, where did this one guy go? I didn't drop him, but he isn't on my team... turns out Felipe Rivero is now Felipe Vazquez.

Anyway the point is I'm blowing up a bunch of my team (mostly pitching) and the upthread keeper spreadsheet is updated.

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 30 April 2018 15:03 (one year ago) link

hamstring
elbow
fingernail
balls

omar little, Sunday, 6 May 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link

i had never heard of jakob junis before this year and now he's the savior of my pitching staff. same deal with matthew boyd, to a slightly lesser extent. thank goodness for those random pick-ups that pay off.

na (NA), Monday, 7 May 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

everyone on my pitching staff is finding their way to the DL. I have to admit i had a grim lol at the phrasing on CarMart's most recent update:

The 26-year-old right-hander leaves behind a 1.62 ERA in eight total starts covering 50 innings.

omar little, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

never thought i'd be worried about how an ERA would be raised

omar little, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:51 (one year ago) link

I had a great April but holy shit my team sucks this month. RIP see you next spring?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 May 2018 20:20 (one year ago) link

Cano about to go on the DL with a broken metacarpal, Beltre aggravates his hamstring and likely to the DL again.

omar little, Sunday, 13 May 2018 22:07 (one year ago) link

ugh, Cano...

and now Jorge Soler has a "displaced rib."

omar little, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:12 (one year ago) link

is there a keepers spreadsheet for this season?

na (NA), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:33 (one year ago) link

Yep!

Note - the dropped players kinda gets updated when i have time/feel like it so it may not be 100% up to date at all times. i usually try to do it 1-2 times a month, it's only correct up to apr 30 right now (have some time today tho, might fix it later). yahoo doesn't have any handy way of getting the dropped players/dates/times so there's a lot of copy and paste and super annoying text editing.

the tab you want is "keepers2019", and team names are from the draft so if you changed it since you might not see it!

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link

updated!

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 17:06 (one year ago) link

thank you!

na (NA), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

i kind of get why same-day adds aren't allowed (though they were in my previous league), but the lack of same-day drops is cramping my style. jake lamb got taken off the DL today but i can't activate him because the player i dropped to make room for him won't leave my lineup until tomorrow. and i also apparently can't do any other transactions because i have a healthy player on the DL.

na (NA), Friday, 18 May 2018 21:28 (one year ago) link

Yeah, this is annoying. This happened to me twice this week, with Edwin Encarnación and Justin Turner getting activated on a few hours notice before their games. Turner did nothing that night, but Edwin hit one out!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

Only the Gallos could post this line and lose 4 points on an off-day. If only Chapman pitched, I could've been -5

.357/.438/.607
0.00ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 7:1 K:BB (7 IP)

francisF, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link

Assuming Chapman had a perfect inning save, striking out 3

francisF, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 19:39 (one year ago) link

oh wait i was +5 lol WATCH OUT

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:45 (one year ago) link

can't wait for the 2019 fantasy league season ts'gonna be dope

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:47 (one year ago) link

PS There's a sale on Sale

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:52 (one year ago) link

to a contender for a young franchise-builder

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:53 (one year ago) link

Define franchise builder...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:08 (one year ago) link

well... I've got Machado under 27, so I'll need 27/28 year-old or a young guy that's gonna be better than éloy jimenez (or more likely both). It's gonna have to be an unrefuseable deal at this point, so not a Chris "Sale", more of a Chris "Fair Deal". maybe i'm being premature, but i'm anticipating a sell-off as i don't think this team as it stands will break the top 3.

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

i'm delusional and believe that my crippled team still has a shot, but i also assume Max Scherzer will go blind and Jacob DeGrom will tear his elbow ligament while brushing his teeth.

omar little, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

high-ceiling types i need, you know
xp

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

lmao

just today:

Matt Davidson has some back stiffness
Rasiel Iglesias goes on the 10-day DL
Welington Castillo gets an 80-game suspension

omar little, Thursday, 24 May 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

free team name for anyone who wants it: gorky's hernandez minci

na (NA), Friday, 25 May 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

My team is straight garbage but man, my offensive line today:

2/30, 2 Runs, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .176 OBP/.100 SLG, 1 XBH, -1 SB

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 June 2018 01:00 (one year ago) link

Join the tank! It's fun!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 4 June 2018 03:40 (one year ago) link

My team has gained about 40 points in the standings in the past month but somehow I don't seem to be getting any closer to the league leaders!

It's about time my team woke up from their comatose funk though.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 4 June 2018 10:42 (one year ago) link

6 players on the 10 Days DL and one on the 60 Days DL for the Bodak Yellichs of Petite Patrie. Welp.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 4 June 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link

Yeah i’m going to lobby for an extra DL spot next season.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

I would not fight that.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:10 (one year ago) link

so I'm officially putting Scherzer and DeGrom on the market in exchange for a good keeper (they're ranked #1 and #7 in pitching btw!!!) Greinke too, but I doubt he's super interesting to anyone. actually the rest of my team probably isn't very interesting beyond the keepers I won't trade.

omar little, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:03 (one year ago) link

regarding NSB:

Is the statistical variable absolute or nah?

I think I might end the season with negative steals...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 22:57 (one year ago) link

ugh, despite my solid keepers my season is lost. went in with a bunch of promising options for my 4th/5th slot (mookie/arenado/judge being the big 3)... and they're dropping like flies due to injury or sucking. Alex Reyes, probably Shohei Ohtani, Ken Giles, Rougned Odor... worst part is, now would be when I start dismantling my team for next year, but I don't really have anyone worth offering up. Not looking for for the ol' Trap.

Well anyway if you're making a run for it and anyone not named Aaron, Mookie or Nolan interests you, I could probably stand to upgrade Hosmer & Robles I guess? as my 2019 keepers at each age bracket, so get at me!

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

#1 in HRs yet last in SLG...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

Impressive!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:05 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

me last night: "I should add Gurriel"
me this morning: "Fuck."

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 29 July 2018 14:59 (one year ago) link

Hey man, I'm just like trying to preserve like my 10th place over here.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 29 July 2018 16:29 (one year ago) link

I blame you for what happened to him today!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 04:20 (one year ago) link

Lol, you want him?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 July 2018 06:17 (one year ago) link

not now that you broke him!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

When’s the trade deadline again?

On the block: Scherzer, Greinke, DeGrom, Marco Gonzales. A quality rotation could be yours for the right price!

Also: Gattis, Kemp, Franco, Molina...beyond that my offense is keeping me down and I doubt anyone would want any other non-keepers.

omar little, Friday, 3 August 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link

this league is so boring for trades

na (NA), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

Deadline is Aug 12.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:20 (one year ago) link

hey man i made some wild-ass trades in years past, remember when i gave up bryce harper and won the league?

that said i have 4 sick keepers this year and my team is trash so there's virtually no reason for me to make a trade, but if someone wants one of my non-keepers and they'll put up a 27-29 dude i'm game! i'll also try to update the keeper sheet today if i have some time

(my potential trade bait players: cesar hernandez, starling marte, felipe vazquez, david price, lol this team is terrible)

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 3 August 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

have there been any trades at all this season?

na (NA), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:16 (one year ago) link

not this year. previous years have had between 2 and 10

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

(estimation, i don't have time to check now)

i updated the keeper sheet tho!

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

xxxp i remember, helped me win the following yr ;)

i will trade verlander for a keeper elig type of, say, a nick castellanos quality or rough equivalent fyi

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 August 2018 23:45 (one year ago) link

Hmmm. He’s DL’d right now - but I’d move Mazara for some trade deadline nitro. Tho I’m sceptical I’ll be able to close the gap between me and holla.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:24 (one year ago) link

I'm ISO some keepers.

FT:
Kluber (#4 SP)
Aguilar (#5 1B)
Trivino (#9 RP)
Cruz (#12 OF)
Jansen (#15 RP)
Happ (#25 SP)

Not sure if anyone else on my team would garner interest but lmk.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 5 August 2018 00:43 (one year ago) link

With only 13 teams in the league there are a lot of good unclaimed FA's and less incentive to make trades.

I think all of us are really protective of our keeper eligible guys and don't want to trade them away unless there's a really good chance of winning the league. These kinds of trades happened in the past when the top three teams were more closely bunched.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 5 August 2018 07:27 (one year ago) link

Yeah, the realy parity is in the middle... I just went from like 10th to 3rd in ~3 days.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 5 August 2018 14:28 (one year ago) link

real*

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 5 August 2018 14:28 (one year ago) link

Trout Mike Replica – check yr email!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

everyone else - also check your email. trade deadline is sunday

na (NA), Friday, 10 August 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

Best thing I’ve done was draft Acuna.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

Yup. Snag of the 2017 draft fo sho.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:03 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

the story of my season today in a nutshell: ridiculous pitching (Eduardo-Rod: 5 IP, 11 K, 0 ER, 11:1 K/BB ratio), and 0-15 with one run scored from the offense.

omar little, Sunday, 2 September 2018 00:44 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/p3ucTR0.png

Start Glasnow they* said
*rotoballers

I had the best ERA in the league coming into this game and Glasnow's 0.2 IP outing was enough to move my season ERA a full quarter of a run.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 September 2018 03:21 (eleven months ago) link

The WHIP race is insane right now: 4 teams within <0.01 at the top.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 01:40 (eleven months ago) link

congrats BNW!
and congrats on ended your 10-year victory drought!

also, i just randomly discovered the league record book today! kinda fun to poke around (fun fact: i hold the all time, single-day strikeout record at 40).

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 1 October 2018 17:43 (ten months ago) link

Kept expecting to get overtaken - must have lost like 30 pts in the 2nd half. Gerrit Cole and Suarez got me through. Thanks for the league! All those years of tanking paid off!

bnw, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 02:36 (ten months ago) link

Frustrating year for me (every SP was injured at some point, etc.) but congrats bnw for dominating for most of the year and a well deserved win.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 09:21 (ten months ago) link

I learned a lot (namely that you should draft keepers in a keeper-league) yet I tried to give it a go and make it interesting (which didn't really happen). Impressively dominant win B!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:34 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

Hey Jimmy, We just got word that January 31st is opening day. Drafts will start February 5th. -Echo 🏈🏀🏒🏆

— Yahoo Fantasy Care (@YahooFantasyCC) January 11, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2019 22:08 (seven months ago) link

Will open up a new thread around Feb 1...
open to thread name ideas, since I apparently stopped being clever a few years back.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 12 January 2019 17:54 (seven months ago) link

The keeper list (it's on the second tab in a handier format). Ages are updated and as of today so are drops from September!

suggest boban (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:23 (seven months ago) link

Thanks Will.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:42 (seven months ago) link

do we have any control over whether same-day adds or drops are allowed in our league? if we do, is there any interest in adding that?

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:24 (six months ago) link

i think that's just a box i tick or somesuch. i'm fine either way, but wouldn't mind some kind of consensus before i do or don't tho.
i'll make a new thread once me, or someone smarter than me can come up with a name.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:17 (six months ago) link

i tried to do it in my basketball league and couldn't find it! if you find it lmk where!

How about a name like idk Countdown to CBA Work Stoppage 2019

suggest boban (Will M.), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:53 (six months ago) link

oh, i like the CBA angle...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:05 (six months ago) link

it's been slow at work lately and i'm ready for winter to be done so i've been thinking ahead to fantasy baseball. so i think i have my keepers figured out already. not gonna declare until i have to but i think i've got it unless trades/injuries impact my choices.

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

there it is. new thread title.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 20:19 (six months ago) link

Where is it?

suggest boban (Will M.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 15:19 (six months ago) link

Yahoo leagues open this afternoon.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:12 (six months ago) link

using this entire post as the league name is for some reason hilarious to me:
it's been slow at work lately and i'm ready for winter to be done so i've been thinking ahead to fantasy baseball. so i think i have my keepers figured out already. not gonna declare until i have to but i think i've got it unless trades/injuries impact my choices.

i am very sleep deprived. maybe just the first sentence. or possibly something about manipulating service time. i am so tired.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:54 (six months ago) link

Yahoo is the only platform that's keeping Ohtani as 2 separate P/DH entities:

Hey guy, any particular reasoning behind making ohtani two players instead of one? Thanks

— Rap Verify (@RapVerify) January 31, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:58 (six months ago) link

maybe im sleep deprived too because i just laughed at this idea for a threda name (please don't do it)

Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This One Will Include Ohtani As One Player; The Inexorable March of Two-Way Players Will Lead Us All to VORPiness

suggest boban (Will M.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 19:05 (six months ago) link


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