Waiting 171 days to submit your keepers will not give you another year of control – 2019 I Love Fantasy Baseball League is open!

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League has been renewed along with everyone's teams (I think we are all returning).
Since the season starts March 20th – I've set our draft for Sunday March 17, 4pm (EST)
That is a weirdly early date, so if it's unworkable for too many people I'm open to moving to a later weekend after that first series in Japan.
Let's post our keeper picks here by the Monday before (11th).
Will's super helpful keeper/draft chart:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1celAzYS9n9Tnc3WIOpxfu76iBnZkbvepvKpCRXofFc4/edit#gid=2082806318

There is also a petition to change add/drop transactions to same day – I'm fine with either, give your yay or nays below!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 20:57 (five months ago) link

As always, 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
• have fun

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 20:57 (five months ago) link

by the way – last years' champ, BNW, ran away with it by a 14 point margin by the end of the season. can he do it again? (checks keepers)... not likely!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

Tentative keepers for my team (CorrosionOfConforto):

Bogaerts (<27)
Benintendi (<27)
Mazara (<27)
Carlos Martinez (27-29)
Iglesias (27-29)

only possible change would be swapping DeJong in for Mazara, but idk.

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:22 (five months ago) link

oh ya... forgot id traded Mazara for Scherzer. that should probably be updated on the spreadsheet.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:38 (five months ago) link

Love the thread title.

The Jays had better stop manipulating Vlad Jr's fantasy service time this year!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:39 (five months ago) link

ha! so i bought a block of tickets for the game i think he will make his home debut (v the Giants).

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:43 (five months ago) link

Tentative keepers for Mad Boon Rising

Rhys Hoskins <27
Ronald Acuna <27
Yoan Moncada <27
Anthony Rendon 27-29
Sean Manaea 27-29

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:17 (five months ago) link

Mad Boone Rising**

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:17 (five months ago) link

Thermo, am I correct in that I only have 2 eligible keepers:

Mitch Haniger 28
Carl Edwards Jr 27

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 3 February 2019 04:42 (five months ago) link

yikes - looks that way.
the good news is Juan Soto is up for grabs!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:47 (five months ago) link

also i seem to have copy pasted the wrong opening date in the rules – opening day for age calculations is March 20.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:49 (five months ago) link

Porno For Shapiros keepers (ages as opening day):
Ozzie Albies (22)
Carlos Correa (24)
Luis Severino (25)
Kris Bryant (27)
J.t. Realmuto (28)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:53 (five months ago) link

Blast First Petit's tentative keepers:

Mike Trout (27-29)
Didi Gregorius (27-29)
Noah Syndergaard (< 27)
Michael Fulmer (< 27)
Keone Kela (< 27)

Thanks!

Andy K, Monday, 4 February 2019 00:38 (five months ago) link

can we change team names in Yahoo ourselves or do we have to run it through the commissioner

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:12 (five months ago) link

looks like the former. now I just have to think of something decent

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:13 (five months ago) link

Can do it yourself, but I will be silently judging.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 02:36 (five months ago) link

judging because it causes confusion/extra work or just judging the quality of the name?

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:11 (five months ago) link

on originality, form, and how much i understand the obscure cultural reference. (it is not a lot of work, outside of keeping track, so go nuts)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:25 (five months ago) link

oh ok. i don't want to make anyone's life harder but it's going to be hard to come up with a worse team name than protoschwarber

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:54 (five months ago) link

So – i went through all the changes this year with yahoo – and there's not much.
However, yahoo has gone and added all the top 30 prospects for every fucking team! so if you want to go ahead and add, i dunno, Bryson Brigman (the #28 prospect for the Miami Marlins) and stash him for a year or more – there is now nothing stopping you.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:17 (five months ago) link

When will we be able to see all available free agents for the draft?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 February 2019 19:34 (five months ago) link

where is the prospects list? is it linked on the fantasy page or is it via the main MLB page?

omar little, Monday, 4 February 2019 19:41 (five months ago) link

When will we be able to see all available free agents for the draft?

– i can't enter the keepers until i have them all (involves locking the league and manually doing the last 5 rounds of the draft) – however, you can check Will's spreadsheet (2nd page) that i linked in the original post to get a fair idea of who's off the board, tho nothing is official until all picks are in.

where is the prospects list? is it linked on the fantasy page or is it via the main MLB page?
– i *think* yahoo used the mlb end-of-season top-30, so i was poking through that to make the joke about Bryson Brigman and then doubled checked the yahoo player list. but again – we can't sort through our league's available talent until after i punch in all the keep picks between Monday 11th and the draft. if i get all the selects early, i can have it done earlier (but again - i would need all of them)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:05 (five months ago) link

ok Protoschwarber is now He Ain't Javy. plans to go with the full He Ain't Javy, He's My Baez were thwarted by character limits so just insert the last bit mentally

my planned keepers:
Rafael Devers (22)
Gleyber Torres (22)
Javier Baez (26)
Christian Yelich (27)
Mike Clevinger (28)

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:18 (five months ago) link

runner-up team names: gleyber of love, yelich again, forever and devers amen

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:19 (five months ago) link

gleyber of love

^best

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:34 (five months ago) link

maybe next year

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:37 (five months ago) link

oh shit i just saw this thread

and i was about to name my team gleyber of love lmao

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:34 (five months ago) link

Aaron Judge - 26
Mookie Betts - 26
Felipe Vazquez - 27
Nolan Arenado - 27
Wil Myers - 28

... time to draft some youngsters, i think

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:35 (five months ago) link

wait, ignore that

Victor Robles - 21
Aaron Judge - 26
Mookie Betts - 26
Nolan Arenado - 27
Wil Myers - 28

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:36 (five months ago) link

Also: due to the way I save the ages (I got a list of ages, not birthdates), some of them might be slightly off -- please check w/ google before confirming! since the start date changes every year, some guys don't age a year or age 2 years between seasons (...you know what i mean, that was a terrible sentence)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:39 (five months ago) link

also haha oh no it's finally happening after 6 years my two most important fantasy baseball drafts are on the same day

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:43 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/XGz3f3a.gif

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 17:49 (five months ago) link

you can use Gleyber of Love if you want, but he's going to be on my team

na (NA), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:56 (five months ago) link

keeper decisions i struggled with
- not keeping willson contreras - probably not going to improve on him for catcher in the draft but i'd have to lose devers or torres to keep him (since he doesn't turn 27 until may) and they both seem potentially more valuable over the long term, especially since they're both so young
- not keeping jon gray - i keep expecting him to have a breakout season and his strikeout numbers can be gaudy when he's hot but he just hasn't been consistently good on the level of clevinger so i went with him instead

na (NA), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:08 (five months ago) link

Will: are the times overlapping?
also: your outfield is disgusting. i hate it.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:07 (five months ago) link

what do you mean by the times overlapping?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:38 (five months ago) link

your two drafts.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:40 (five months ago) link

oh for the drafts! xp lol

no probably not -- the IRL one is usually around 1pm Eastern. but then we usually hang out for a while and possibly do dinner (we even have ppl drive in from out of town usually). iiiiiif it were possible to do the draft later that day, like 7pm instead of 4pm, awesome, but honestly, i'll have my laptop and my cheatsheets and shit, i might just take a chill 45m break from being super-social and be only semi-social while drafting. no need to move the day/time unless it doesn't work for others!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:40 (five months ago) link

ok, noted. thanks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:58 (five months ago) link

ah good i got my 2019 team name last night! say hello to Bellinger EscapePlan (i hate that character limit sooooo much)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:27 (five months ago) link

i just remembered i have a wedding to attend on 3/17 at 5PM PDT. What are the chances the draft could be moved to 11AM PDT?? just to cut it less close.

i realize it also still might be moved to another date per the first post in the thread...

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:38 (five months ago) link

i don't want to move it up too much because of Will's draft, but if I move it up by an hour - it shouldn't affect him. our drafts are normally pretty quick because of the keepers – would you be able to be there for most of it (possibly in a tux) if i changed it to 12 PDT (3 EST)?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 15 February 2019 17:48 (five months ago) link

that'll work, thanks!

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:57 (five months ago) link

3pm should still be okay for me... should be right around when my live one ends. my commish is giving me endless (joking, i think) shit for caring about literally any other league but 3 might actually work better, because it'll be done before we all go out for group dinner?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:41 (five months ago) link

i'm sure they're relishing the idea of being able to spectate, heckle and back-seat draft our draft!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:49 (five months ago) link

hahaha oh god some of them will totally do that

we also have so many keepers/so few picks in that league, i just checked the timestamps for last year's draft, and it took... 45 minutes, lol. the league is only batters and team pitching (like team defense in football, kinda?) so it's 16 rounds, and 4 keepers, so really only 12 rounds (w/ 10 teams, and some teams have too few picks, so it ends up being... 115 total?)

we use fantrax btw, and it RULES, i'd almost recommend migrating but then we'd lose league history :(

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:52 (five months ago) link

Ok – so I'm going to move the draft time up an hour. will see if a mod can edit my original post to show the new time.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:38 (five months ago) link

sabathias theater~

SEAGER, Corey 24
HARPER, Bryce 26
CASTELLANOS, Nick 27
ALTUVE, Jose 28
FREEMAN, Fred 29

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 February 2019 22:51 (five months ago) link

Yikes, I will be out of town that weekend but will try to cut out a chunk of time to devote to this.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 25 February 2019 22:40 (four months ago) link

an idea, maybe others will be into it, maybe not, but is there any chance we could determine the draft order more than an hour before the draft this year? i do kinda like the "who knows for sure" aspect of it but at the same time i will be coming fresh off another draft so the more prep i can do the better. won't be offended if nobody likes the idea, just wanted to float it. even if the order is decided, like, a day or two in advance, it'd give me the chance to set up my sheets or whatever... what do you think?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:48 (four months ago) link

i can update everyone here as soon as i know. (once all the keepers are set)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:02 (four months ago) link

oh wait... am i misremembering? do we not do random draft order on draft day?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:04 (four months ago) link

If it's a true keeper league the draft order should be the reverse standings at the end of the previous season.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:26 (four months ago) link

People have insanely good keepers and I have...

Josh Shithead Hader 24
Trevor Story 26
Gary Sanchez 26
Eugenio Suarez 27
Gerrit Cole 28

bnw, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:11 (four months ago) link

Colonisqattsi:

Cody Bellinger
Aaron Nola
Jean Segura
Patrick Corbin
Giancarlo Stanton

@TtamAlubic (Display Name (this cannot be changed):), Friday, 1 March 2019 14:58 (four months ago) link

lol my other draft just got moved to 2pm. should still be ok because that one goes fast, but lol... this 3pm isn't gonna move up anymore, is it?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:20 (four months ago) link

*types lol a 15th time nervously*

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:20 (four months ago) link

no, i have a brunch/daytime drinking event i'm going to be leaving early from for the draft as it is.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 March 2019 19:55 (four months ago) link

oh hey you know how upthread i said, double check the ages because the moving opening day can make them inaccurate sometimes?

chris sale's birthday is march 30, opening day is march 28, making him keepable this year! so jealous

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 1 March 2019 21:15 (four months ago) link

Definitive keepers for Mad Boone Rising

Rhys Hoskins <27
Ronald Acuna <27
Yoan Moncada <27
Anthony Rendon 27-29
Aaron Hicks 27-29

Van Horn Street, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:37 (four months ago) link

It occurs to me - might have to set a transaction limit of we same day pick ups.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:09 (four months ago) link

Sale is keeperable? that changes everything!

francisF, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:16 (four months ago) link

27-29 SALE, Chris
27-29 PEREZ, Sal
27-29 OZUNA, Marcell
27> MACHADO, Manny
27> JIMENEZ, Eloy

flirting with the team name Orel Halo

francisF, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:31 (four months ago) link

LuvWilTeheranUsApart keepers

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. <27
Alex Bregman <27
Matt Olson <27
Anthony Rizzo 27-29
Trevor Bauer 27-29

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 3 March 2019 13:37 (four months ago) link

Subbing out Myers for Vazquez, because I don't wanna be mr nobp (that's no + obp) again

Victor Robles - 21
Aaron Judge - 26
Mookie Betts - 26
Nolan Arenado - 27
Felipe Vazquez - 27

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 4 March 2019 17:03 (four months ago) link

Pretty sure Sal Perez is out for the season Francis.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 4 March 2019 17:58 (four months ago) link

shhhhhhhhhhhh

na (NA), Monday, 4 March 2019 18:14 (four months ago) link

jk

na (NA), Monday, 4 March 2019 18:14 (four months ago) link

Thermo/Will, how many more people are we waiting to finalize keepers? Is there a deadline?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:26 (four months ago) link

i think thermo said a week today (mar 11) for keeper deadline. all i know is only one team hasn't posted their keepers in this thread yet (guns of buxton) and they have an embarrassment of riches to choose from and i am kinda jealous.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:35 (four months ago) link

Nice! If I get a chance tonight I'm gonna start building my a pre-ranking list in the event I'm unable to attend the live draft.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:40 (four months ago) link

I can't wait to end up with 5 shortstops!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:40 (four months ago) link

sub:
PEREZ, Sal x_x
for
GALLO, Joey o_O

thx for heads up!

francisF, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 15:22 (four months ago) link

(Gallo for Perez, doy)

francisF, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 15:35 (four months ago) link

took me a few years, but i finally found a trustworthy list of players birthdates (vs. just a "list of ages" that is never accurate) so hopefully my keeper sheets will never have an opening day age issue again! but do double-check and let me know if there are any mistakes!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:03 (four months ago) link

If I had the time, I would scrape the baseball-reference site for their entire birthdate database and then use that as a master to run a SQL query against (or vlookup if in a spreadsheet).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:24 (four months ago) link

someone beat us to it, apparently! link

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:28 (four months ago) link

Haha, exactly.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:57 (four months ago) link

If it's a true keeper league the draft order should be the reverse standings at the end of the previous season.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:26 AM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is something i'd definitely be interested in talking abt more! always made sense to me as the strongest teams will typically have the strongest keepers, so reverse order (and no snake) made the most sense for the next year's draft. is this something we could consider in the future? (i'm not just saying this because i finished in the basement for what feels like the first time ever!)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 22:07 (four months ago) link

I’d consider it - but what’s to stop teams from benching guys and tanking once things start looking bleak?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:18 (four months ago) link

i'd say there should be some kinda "at least start guys" rule or you get kicked to the bottom of the draft order per commish's discretion. as long as we had something like that, i think most of us are above-board folks. and no dropping good-ass players in september!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 14:58 (four months ago) link

ya - we are all pretty awesome, but i would prefer to eliminate temptations wherever i can.
maybe what i might propose doing is going half way between random and standings-based draft order.
basically what i've been doing is putting team names into an online random list generator. what i could do is make it a weighted draft lottery – giving 13 entries to the 13th place team, 12 to 12th place and so on until 1st place getting one entry and then draw for the first pick using the rondo generator, then 2nd round etc.
a bit more work for me, but more fun and wouldn't 100% guarantee the first pick to tanky mcsitstrout.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:17 (four months ago) link

i'm also thinking of a daily transaction limit of 3, to prevent anyone from going crazy with the same-day FA adds. that seem reasonable?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:30 (four months ago) link

can't imagine needing more than 3, although i know yahoo has a safeguard against "churning" free agents, so like i can't pick up and drop 20 guys to put em all on WW. anyone you pick up and drop same day just goes back in the FA pool, iirc? but yeah still 3 per day seems fine!

also love the weighted lottery idea!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:35 (four months ago) link

anyone you pick up and drop same day just goes back in the FA pool, iirc?

oh! i that's the case, i won't even bother with transaction limits. i'll look into this some more, thanks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:48 (four months ago) link

FWIW: When I was commish we had a seasonal tranactional limit. Limitless leagues are much easier to game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:49 (four months ago) link

ok player has to be rostered for 24 hours to go on waivers. transaction limit cancelled.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:07 (four months ago) link

scooter gennett (29)
george springer (29)
trea turner (26)
francisco lindor (26)
jose ramirez (26)

sorry for lollygagging.

j.q higgins, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:33 (four months ago) link

thanks dude - i'm just glad you're alive!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:52 (four months ago) link

holy crap at that infield.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:39 (four months ago) link

ok - draft order and keepers are set. please check your teams and make sure everything looks right.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:09 (four months ago) link

where does the draft order show up?

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:24 (four months ago) link

from the main page > draft >> draft results

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:25 (four months ago) link

!!! No snake draft though really?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:27 (four months ago) link

Oh it is, whoopsies.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:27 (four months ago) link

damn im in the 13th/1st swing position~
& i think i am going to be autodrafting most likely O_o

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:33 (four months ago) link

Same, I can't wait to end up with 5 catchers and no shortstop.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:43 (four months ago) link

you've got the first overall pick and three extra rounds to yourself – pre-rank like like a mad man!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:57 (four months ago) link

is there a way in Yahoo to see all players in one list, except for keepers, sorted by some kind of preseason ranking? i can see how to view batters and pitchers separately but that doesn't help in trying to guess who'll be available each time i come up in the draft. in case you can't tell i'm VERY bored at work today

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:05 (four months ago) link

yeah but you can't see batters and pitchers together

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:15 (four months ago) link

i was hoping to see the list we see on draft day essentially. but OH WELL

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:16 (four months ago) link

ah, ya. no idea.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:45 (four months ago) link

TWO of my best keepers on the ringer's list of fantasy players to avoid

na (NA), Friday, 15 March 2019 19:15 (four months ago) link

One of my keepers some of you people laughed at for even considering may well be the closer for your team, NA.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 15 March 2019 19:47 (four months ago) link

your IRL team that is.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 15 March 2019 19:47 (four months ago) link

good luck with that

na (NA), Friday, 15 March 2019 19:51 (four months ago) link

Other draft is over, got 45 minutes to cram for this one lets goooooo

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:15 (four months ago) link

Wait a sec... the draft is today?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:37 (four months ago) link

ten minutes!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:50 (four months ago) link

so many young padres

na (NA), Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:37 (four months ago) link

no one on my team is predicted to hit more than 30 home runs :/

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:45 (four months ago) link

its criminal that autodraft only gave me two (2) starting pitchers wtff

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 March 2019 00:05 (four months ago) link

I have no idea how/why yahoo hasn’t been able to fix the thing.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 18 March 2019 00:08 (four months ago) link

jesus. Half your team is relievers! They’re good ones at least, but I guess the yahoo auto brain saw no one was scooping them up (because we do sv+h I guess) and thought it was a great deal.
My other league is AL only, 10 team auction and whenever a team auto drafts, it’s a train wreck. Seems to have no awareness of how to properly fill out a team.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 18 March 2019 00:16 (four months ago) link

Doesn't it just pick the highest ranked player in Yahoo's rankings, regardless of position?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 18 March 2019 04:02 (four months ago) link

That would explain it.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:33 (four months ago) link

drafted somewhat drunk and after another draft that has completely different player pools (lots of keepers but different keepers; no pitchers; points league; head to head) and tried just for fun a spreadsheet i found online. i was so busy with the stupid spreadsheet that i forgot to pay attnetion to my team, and about halfway through the draft i gave up on the sheet and just started winging it. i think my team is probably awful?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:19 (four months ago) link

HE AIN'T JAVY (He's My Baez) STARTING ROSTER 2019

C - Willson Contreras
1B - Max Muncy
2B - Javy Baez
3B - Rafael Devers
SS - Gleyber Torres
OF - Charlie Blackmon
OF - Khris Davis
OF - Christian Yelich

Utility/Backups/Prospects:
C/1B - Victor Caratini
1B - Miguel Cabrera
1B - Peter Alonso
OF - Franchy Cordero
OF - Adam Eaton
OF - Franmil Reyes
2B/3B/SS - Asdrubal Cabrera

SP - Stephen Strasburg
SP - Yu Darvish
SP - Mike Clevinger
SP - Nathan Eovaldi
SP - Chris Paddack

RP - Alex Colome
RP - Corey Knebel
RP - Shane Greene

na (NA), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:37 (four months ago) link

good luck to you, as someone who owns almost the exact same infield in my other league (javy/gleyber/devers, also franmil)!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:45 (four months ago) link

behold the CORROSION OF CONFORTO

(?) - C
Jesús Aguilar Mil - 1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Tor - 2B,SS
Mike Moustakas Mil - 3B
Xander Bogaerts Bos - SS 
David Dahl Col - OF
Michael Conforto NYM - OF
Andrew Benintendi Bos - OF 

Util/bench
Brandon Nimmo NYM - OF
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD - SS
Jake Lamb Ari - 3B
Justin Smoak Tor - 1B
José Martínez StL - 1B,OF
Nomar Mazara Tex - OF 

Corey Kluber Cle - SP
Zack Wheeler NYM - SP
Jhoulys Chacín Mil - SP
José Quintana ChC - SP
Joey Lucchesi SD - SP
Forrest Whitley Hou - SP

Carlos Martínez StL - SP,RP 
Arodys Vizcaíno Atl - RP
Raisel Iglesias Cin - RP 

fuck it

omar little, Monday, 18 March 2019 15:31 (four months ago) link

Bellinger EscapePlan

C: TBD lol
1B: Carlos "So Smooth" Santana
2B: Willy Adames
3B: Nolan Arenado
SS: Eduardo Escobar
OF: Mookie Betts
OF: Aaron Judge
OF: Victor Robles
UT: Nelson Cruz

BN: Byron Buxton (OF)
BN: Mallex Smith (OF)
BN: Ryan McMahon (1B 2B 3B)
BN: Tyler White (1B)

NA: Wander Franco (SS)

SP: Carlos Carrasco
SP: James Paxton
SP: Luis Castillo
SP: Masahiro Tanaka
SP: Andrew Heaney

RP: Felipe Vazquez
RP: Dellin Betances
RP: David Robertson
RP: Drew Steckenrider

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 March 2019 16:12 (four months ago) link

so i drafted Ramos as a backup C for Realmuto if either of you guys want to make an offer.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 18 March 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

i'm good, just gonna ride an endless parade of scrubs from now until october

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 March 2019 17:36 (four months ago) link

I had no draft strategy last year but ended up contending for 3rd in the final week yet faded to 5th. This year I decided to rebuild with a youth movement with a plethora of keeper candidates:

C - Mike Zunino TB (K27-29)
1B/OF - Jake Bauers Cle (K<26)
2B/SS - Adalberto Mondesi KC (K<26)
SS - José Peraza Cin (K<26)
3B - Miguel Andújar NYY (K<26)
OF - Juan Soto Was (K<26)
OF - Randal Grichuk Tor (K27-29)
OF - Mitch Haniger Sea (K27-29) keeper from last year
DH/1B - C.J. Cron Min
DH/OF - Kyle Schwarber ChC (K27-29)
DH/1B - Ryan O'Hearn KC (K<26)

SP - Rich Hill LAD
SP - German Márquez Col (K<26)
SP - Rick Porcello Bos
SP - Jakob Junis KC (K27-29)
SP - Chris Archer Pit
SP - Kevin Gausman Atl (K27-29)
SP - Kenta Maeda LAD
SU - Andrew Miller StL
SU - Yoshihisa Hirano Ari
SU/CL - Carl Edwards Jr. ChC (K27-29) keeper from last year
CL - Jordan Hicks StL (K<26)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:49 (four months ago) link

ALL HAIL
https://cdn3.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/3/19/c4a90742c730e6686ac0e8fa4fbc3bf9-full.jpg

POSEY, Buster(C)
MURPHY, Daniel (1B/2B)
DOZIER, Brian (2B)
DONALDSON, Josh (3B)
MACHADO, Manny (SS/3B)
OZUNA, Marcell (OF)
GALLO, Joey (OF/1B)
DICKERSON, Corey (OF)
ENCARNACION, Edwin (UT/1B)
TAYLOR, Chris (MI/OF)
JIMENEZ, Eloy [NA (April pls)
+WAIVER GUY

SALE, Chris (SP)
SCHERZER, Max (SP)
FOLTYNEWICZ, Mike (SP)
FLAHERTY, Jack (SP)
McHUGH, Collin (SP/RP)
ARRIETA, Jake (SP)
MATZ, Steven (SP)
JANSEN, Kenley (RP)
BRADLEY, Archie (RP)
PRINCE, Fresh (RP)
+WAIVER GUY

francisF, Monday, 18 March 2019 21:26 (four months ago) link

Porno for Shapiros is back!
https://i.imgur.com/kShncCC.jpg

C (and back-up 1B): J.T. Realmuto (keeper, 28)
1B: Joey "Votto-matic" Votto
2B: Ozhaino Albies (keeper, 22)
SS: Carlos " The Captain" Correa (keeper, 24)
3B: Justin Turner
OF (and back-up 3B): Kris "Sparkles" Bryant (keeper, 27)
OF: A.J. "Pollo" Pollock
OF: Jesse Winker (25)

UTL/2B/SS3B/OF: Joey Wendle (28)
UTL/OF: Ender Inciarte (28)
UTL/C: Wilson "Buffalo" Ramos

SP: Luis "Sevy" Severino (keeper, 25)
SP: Clayton "Kid K" Kershaw
SP: José "Honey Nut" Berríos (24)
SP: Charlie "Ground Chuck" Morton
SP: Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP: Zack Godley (28)
NA waiting-in-the-wings SP prospect: Jesus Luzardo (21)

RP: Kirby Yates
RP: Matt Barnes
RP: Jose Alvardo
RP: Seranthony Dominguez

Team strengths: OBP, OBP, OBP, not popping up, keeper depth (consider yourself on notice, Correa)
Weaknesses: Tea Cup pitching staff, home runs, self doubt

team standings since 2011: 10/15, 7/15, 7/14, 1/13, 4/12, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13
yes, that is three straight seasons of 2nd place finishes.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 18 March 2019 21:42 (four months ago) link

LuvWilTeheranUsApart returns for another year of mediocrity. Updated team name pending if I can think of a new one (usually I can't).

C Yasmani Grandal
1B Anthony Rizzo (the captain, my veteran keeper in his final year with the team)
2B Robinson Cano
3B Matt Chapman
SS Alex Bregman
OF Michael Brantley
OF Stephen Piscotty
OF Hunter Renfroe
Util Mat Olson

BN Mitch Moreland
BN Shin-soo Choo
BN Garrett Hampson
BN Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
BN Bo Bichette

SP Jacob de Grom
SP Trevor Bauer
SP Kyle Freeland
SP Mike Fiers

SP-RP Ross Stripling
SP-RP Brad Peacock

RP Adam Ottavino
RP Pedro Strop

The good:

I didn't draft too many pitchers like I do every year.
I'm set for 2021-2023 with a core of Bichette, Vlad, and Bregman.
The SS/3B controversy between Bregman and Chapman (Bregman had to make the switch to SS when I drafted Chapman) should push them both to excel, much like with Jeter and A-Rod.
I've been alternating three bad years with three good ones for a decade in this league which means I'm due this year.

The bad:

Relief core is weak.
OF is sketchy.
My starters are fragile and/or might get eaten by Coors Field.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:52 (four months ago) link

you should change your name to the Oakland Athletics. because of all the Oakland Athletics.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:48 (four months ago) link

Nth-consecutive autodraft (with certain jerks hastily filtered out beforehand). Roster tidying imminent.

Probably no point in keeping this guy much longer.

Tigers just announced that Michael Fulmer has been recommended for Tommy John surgery after undergoing MRI and consulting with Dr. James Andrews. He's seeking a third opinion.

— Jason Beck (@beckjason) March 19, 2019

Andy K, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:07 (four months ago) link

Colonisqattsi
C: D. Jansen, R. Chirinos
1B: L. Voit
2B: T. Shaw
3B: J. Profar
SS: J. Segura
OF: G. Stanton, C. Bellinger, D. Santana
BN: S. Ohtani, N. Goodrum, W. Flores
Stash: K. Hiura

SP: Y. Kikuchi, A. Nola, W. Buehler, P. Corbin, T. Toussaint
RP: S. Doolittle, C. Green, B. Woodruff, R. Pressley

@TtamAlubic (Display Name (this cannot be changed):), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:14 (four months ago) link

If I win, I'm lobbying to be reinstated as commish next year:

https://i.imgur.com/RjaQY2O.png

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:48 (three months ago) link

(I'll be drafting all catchers fwiw)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:48 (three months ago) link

Pitch framing is not an available stat on yahoo, fyi.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 23 March 2019 02:52 (three months ago) link

...yet

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 23 March 2019 03:14 (three months ago) link

So I just realized what that jpg is you shared.

Am 100% down for adding WAR, at the very least.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 23 March 2019 17:19 (three months ago) link

Come into my kitchen:

https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/9455/12?stat1=ADVST

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 05:07 (three months ago) link

i'm not even sue what all those things are.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 16:39 (three months ago) link

It's all on Yahoo's FAQ about Advanced Metrics:

HR/FB%* - Hit Reach/Facebook - how many of their good hits end up as viral videos on social media platforms.
GB/FB* - Good bloopers/Facebook - how many of their mistakes end up as viral videos on social media platforms.
BABIP* - Bad Ass Boys In Pyjamas - how often they accidentally wear their PJs to the game.
ISO* - Isometric. Basically a measurement of how similar their height is to their width and depth. Bartolo Colon has a high ISO; Billy Hamilton, not so much.
CT%* - Chrono Trigger% - how many endings they have completed of Squaresoft's seminal 1995 Japanese RPG Chrono Trigger.
wOBA* - Short for Wobble. Basically, how awkward their running looks. Good for telling if they are likely to attempt to steal second.
wRAA* - How many near-homers they hit, only to get caught at the warning track and make you yell WRAAAAAA.
RC* - Royal Crown - How much non-Pepsi, non-Coke cola they drink.
TOB* - Time on base - how many hours, minutes, and seconds they spend either safe on a base, or defending a base. Tends to be higher for infielders.
GB* - Good Boys - how many good boys they know.
GB%* - Good Boy Percentage - how many good boys they know, divided by how many good and bad boys they know.
FB* - Future Bank - how much money they have yet to earn.
FB%* - Future Bank % - how much money they have yet to earn, dividing by past bank + future bank. Good indicator of how satisfied vs. hungry they are
OPS+* - Occurences playing Sheeran's "+" - how many times the player has spun the triple platinum Ed Sheeran album from 2011.
P/PA* - Pen-Pineapple-Apple. A measure of how many second pens they are missing.
GDPR* - God Damn Power Rifles. A measure of their Lootscore in popular video game Destiny 2.
SL* - Sleazy lines. You know when you see a guy get a single and talk to the first basemen? Sometimes they're gross about it.
WAR* - what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 17:22 (three months ago) link

ha!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:58 (three months ago) link

the disparity between my team's offensive and pitching points is truly inspiring

https://imgur.com/pjTghwP

na (NA), Monday, 1 April 2019 15:07 (three months ago) link

I probably asked this before, but remind me why there are categories for both SLG & XBH? Seems like double dipping into the same skill set for its own sake.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:24 (three months ago) link

(I guess I could do a regression and see how correlated they are, but I am not really feeling like doing yet another regression in my free time.)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:26 (three months ago) link

i think it's supposed to be double-dipping for power hitters (triple-dipping if you count homers), kinda like QS and W for SP?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:27 (three months ago) link

Ah but QS and W are not correlated, as evidenced by Jake DeGrom last year (and my team, I was towards the top in QS but only midpack in W). QS is kind of an equalizer for good pitchers on low-scoring teams or with bad luck (or both, eg: DeGrom). Kind of a way to hack advanced stats using traditional stats.

I'll do a regression on SLG & XBH just to make my point. It seems to be pretty much double-counting power, with a little bit of a correlation with NSB.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:08 (three months ago) link

Yeah, having HR and SLG and XBH seems way too power-shifted, this isn't 1996-2002 anymore. Perhaps chicks dig WAR these days.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

we don't include defense at all right now, right? WAR would be at least a step towards that

na (NA), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:16 (three months ago) link

but more innings means higher likelihood of wins, no? and also qs is literally about more innings

i mean unless we have RPs out here throwing 160 innings a season

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:23 (three months ago) link

Exactly... Tampa's "openers" always get denied QS due to archaic scoresheet criteria.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:27 (three months ago) link

I mean, not the openers, but the followers who pitch the bulk of the game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:27 (three months ago) link

> but more innings means higher likelihood of wins, no?

slightly, wins and QS only correlate 63% of the time. Not a dutiful correlation imho.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:42 (three months ago) link

with two outliers (kersh and degrom, who any other year wd probably have more), all of the 20+ QS guys have at least 12 and up to 20 wins. Of all of the 15+ wins guys, only one didn't post double-digit QS (yarborough, because rays). it might have a leaguewide correlation of 63% (which still seems... pretty high to me!), but don't we only care about the most valuable players? (i use "most" loosely here, like, top 100 pitchers or something)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:53 (three months ago) link

if WAR is available next season i would definitely be open to replacing Wins and XBH with it. however – i'm not sure it will be. right now they have it viewable with a bunch of other advanced stats - but i don't see it as an option for actual scoring stats.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:38 (three months ago) link

Right, and reminder it's Will that's hung up on QS/W correlation, it is I who thinks XBH+HR+SLG seems superfluous towards power.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:25 (three months ago) link

idk if i'd say i'm hung up on it, just kinda wondering out loud about it. i'm happy w/ how the league is!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

THAT IS NICE TO HEAR! seriously. could do with more positive feedback.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:23 (three months ago) link

oh geez! sorry if i don't say it enough but i look forward to this league every year! in fact this yera i dropped out of a couple of leagues because i wanted to pay attention to the only ones i care about this one, my good irl friends one and this one. i dig how totally different it is from everything else, it kinda makes you focus on good players vs. "good fantasy players" (or adapt your meaning of "good fantasy players" with STATS.XLS) and the age gated thing is a thing of beauty that i have ripped off for other-sport leagues over the past few years. it's great, you're great, i kiss u

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:29 (three months ago) link

i care about0 this one, my good irl friends one and this one.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:30 (three months ago) link

i promise to be more positive (once I win).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:51 (three months ago) link

I'm in first place, so I'm very positive about our league right now!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 4 April 2019 06:17 (three months ago) link

i'm so incredibly in last place right now i almost wonder if my season is over on april 4. still a good league!

for real tho i saw my score today and almost threw my phone out the window. NOBODY IS HITTING NOBODY IS PITCHING

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Thursday, 4 April 2019 15:16 (three months ago) link

You should have used my spreadsheet.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

My crew of sluggers are still slugging behind their obp

francisF, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:52 (three months ago) link

well shit

omar little, Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:32 (three months ago) link

Boys of March!

Andy K, Monday, 15 April 2019 00:09 (three months ago) link

team ERA: 6.52
team WHIP: 1.64

omar little, Monday, 15 April 2019 00:42 (three months ago) link

My team's first time in 3rd since early September 2018.

...and with that post, I have cursed my team to a freefall into the cellar.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 15 April 2019 03:19 (three months ago) link

Need six IL slots — maybe a dozen by the end of the week.

Andy K, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:29 (three months ago) link

was thinking next year, with the short IL (DL) we might should add a 3rd slot.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 19 April 2019 05:57 (three months ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/joV1k1sNOT5xC/giphy.gif

omar little, Monday, 22 April 2019 20:16 (two months ago) link

https://marquetteeducator.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/snail.jpg

omar little, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:03 (two months ago) link

jesus i took a bath last night - dropped from middle of the pack to 12th. not quite Corrosion Of Conforto territory, but still not good.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:38 (two months ago) link

at least i have a very good OBP

omar little, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:31 (two months ago) link

it is astonishing, i'm not sure what happened. everything is terrible.

omar little, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:32 (two months ago) link

I’m impressed really.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:35 (two months ago) link

you ready for tomorrow Barry? 1.25 seasons of waiting!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 26 April 2019 03:51 (two months ago) link

Hell yes dude, I'm not sure if I'm more excited for the fantasy or real life Vlad era.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 26 April 2019 04:48 (two months ago) link

Virtually the only good thing I’ve done this year is draft Tatis Jr, the poor man’s Vlad Jr.

omar little, Friday, 26 April 2019 05:30 (two months ago) link

I had a dream nightmare last night my roster was replaced with the Detroit Tigers

francisF, Friday, 26 April 2019 13:46 (two months ago) link

Every morning I wake up and check the standings like

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJM5lHwql0

omar little, Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:12 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

two problems you might be able to help me with:

1) i have tim anderson and paul dejong, i don't need both. would trade one for a 2B, or maybe 1B, or maybe pitcher of some variety.
2) my potential keepers for 2020 include four 27-29 studs (arenado, judge, castillo, betts -- all 27 next year except arenado who will be 28) but my under 27 crop is (comparatively) weak (buxton, robles, wander franco, mcmahon). i'm definitely listening if someone finds themselves in the opposite situation, looking to shore up their mid-age keepers.

deus ex majima (Will M.), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:09 (one month ago) link

Not bad for a getaway day, I'm sniffing top 3 for the first time in 5 weeks:

https://i.imgur.com/JHHB6xS.png

Also massive thank you to whomever dropped Josh Bell.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 23:21 (one month ago) link

3 QS & 0 wins is absolutely the name of my game fwiw.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 23:21 (one month ago) link

Not bad! I just checked, and look what my relievers strung together today:
https://imgur.com/Li9rAte.jpeg
May I welcome you to the 3rd place dogfight bnw & I have got going on here

francisF, Friday, 24 May 2019 03:50 (one month ago) link

https://imgur.com/vzgNyqv.jpeg

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:37 (one month ago) link

https://imgur.com/vzgNyqv.jpeg

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:37 (one month ago) link

whoops, yeah so i'm in fifth now ^
game on

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:39 (one month ago) link

so i've gone from 12th to 1/2 game from first!
I've got Kershaw going for me today and He Ain't Javy has Strahm going. Let's do this!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:43 (one month ago) link

...and the fantasy gods taketh:

https://i.imgur.com/vo2zTDs.png

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:47 (one month ago) link

Win now mode: engaged.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 16:52 (one month ago) link

uhhhhh hey so this is awkward.

when i accepted the trade i didnt see mookie in it at all.

i thought it was over the top doing winker and ozzie for lourdes but acceptedf anyweay. then i saw the email, and nightmares.

any chance we can reverse this trade? def willing to negotiate but i fucked up big time

km not doin typos anymore (Will M.), Friday, 31 May 2019 19:41 (one month ago) link

why would you even accept such a one sides trade?! (as-in the one you thought you saw and not the actual trade)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:20 (one month ago) link

i thought someone was getting frustrated or something! tbh i'm also p sick right now so i don't think brain is working at full speed

km not doin typos anymore (Will M.), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:24 (one month ago) link

i will kaibosh once i'm at a desktop machine i can use my commish tools with.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:31 (one month ago) link

I was in a league long ago where one of the managers would constantly throw these absurd trade offers out there trawling for someone to click the wrong button and sure enough someone would and then there would be a desperate campaign for folks to vote against said trade, haha (it wasn't me).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 31 May 2019 22:25 (one month ago) link

the deed is done. and i don't think the trade was absurd!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:07 (one month ago) link

(it was you tbqh)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:36 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ZYtli0C.jpg

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:33 (one month ago) link

that's maybe half the notifications i've gotten in this chain over the past two days

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:35 (one month ago) link

i'm unbelievably back in the mix at the back of the pack -- it'll be a knife fight in a phone booth for 12th place.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:55 (one month ago) link

ive clawed to 3rd/4th ish after autodraft brutalized & left me for dead

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 June 2019 20:05 (one month ago) link

Not 1 but 2 grand slams today, yes from my team whose only keeper is on the IL with a busted testicle.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:01 (one month ago) link

my team whose only keeper is on the IL with a busted testicle.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, June 14, 2019 9:01 PM (four days ago)

Said keeper had surgery to repair said busted testicle and may (?) begin light baseball activities shortly.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:47 (one month ago) link

now that i'm not in first place anymore i feel like i'm allowed to complain about how badly my pitching rotation is fucking me

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:58 (one month ago) link

some of which was me gambling on streaming options, sure, but my young hotshot pitchers (paddack, strahm, and fried) fell apart and stasburg has had some shitty games recently. on the plus side, darvish has been gradually improving and clevinger just came off the IL, so hopefully that plus verlander will stem the bleeding

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:12 (one month ago) link

Having been in last place all season despite having an across-the-board fine offense I feel that. My best pitcher has been the thoroughly solid #4 guy Mike Minor.

omar little, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:13 (one month ago) link

This is one hell of a trade that's brewing between The Guns of Buxton and Porno for Shapiros. Gutsy move, both of you!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:38 (one month ago) link

Team name I thought of the other day: Acuña Matata

I am curious (george) (slight return) (WmC), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:47 (one month ago) link

My mistake last year was waiting too long to make a deal and push for first. Just hoping Springer comes back as hot as he was before the injury. And stays healthy obviously.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:44 (one month ago) link

midseason awards:

NL MVP: Yellich (he ain't javy K)
AL MVP: Trout (blast first petit K)
NL CY: Ryu (porno for shapiros FA)
AL CY: Verlander (he ain't javy FA)
NL ROY: Alonso (he ain't javy FA)
AL ROY: Vogelbach (porno for shapiros FA)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:16 (three weeks ago) link

i believe alonso is a keeper for me, i drafted him

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:24 (three weeks ago) link

or is keeper-eligible, i mean. but maybe you mean he was a free agent prior to the draft.

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:25 (three weeks ago) link

you haven't kept him yet!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:41 (three weeks ago) link

sorry for the confusion, i was reading the K/FA as their eligibility, not as their current status. it doesn't matter.

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:42 (three weeks ago) link

Now do gold gloves!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

just an FYI – i accidentally hit the "-" button next to Winkler's name instead of closing the window, and then return because i am dumb and was closing a bunch of windows at once and not paying attention. hence the drop and instant re-add in the transactions.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:30 (three weeks ago) link

THE REMAINDER OF THIS SEASON WILL BE PLAYED UNDER PROTEST

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

if it helps appease the league – everyone can have Winkler for two weeks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:22 (three weeks ago) link

usually my pitching is great and my hitting is mediocre and this year it's the other way around, i'm averaging 2 pts per pitching category.

omar little, Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:47 (three weeks ago) link

dammit! tried to add Petit seconds after Bellinger EscapePlan did!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

you have to wake up preeeeetty early to beat me! (5:00pm would suffice)

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:06 (two weeks ago) link

my blunder was mowing the lawn first.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

pretty satisfied with my blue jays pickups so far, bottom of 4
3/4, 1 2B, 2 HR

francisF, Friday, 5 July 2019 00:29 (two weeks ago) link

omg

francisF, Friday, 5 July 2019 00:31 (two weeks ago) link

4/5, 1 2B, 3 HR

francisF, Friday, 5 July 2019 00:32 (two weeks ago) link

i drafted that fucker in my other league (for $10) and carried his sub-mendoza ass for two months before dropping him. now this – he's gone in both leagues in seconds.
anyways, glad he's hitting and am a big fan of his.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 5 July 2019 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

might be time to drop Joey Votto :`(

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:34 (five days ago) link

Since this league was turned into a keeper league, has there ever been a team with all 5 Keepers on the DL?

Asking for a friend.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 05:17 (four days ago) link

I have inadvertently dismissed Eovaldi, who has been on NA. Looks like he may be becoming closer for the red sox. Will you guys be bros and let me have him after the waiver period? I'll have lost those days anyway, due to my negligence, though i don't know how it happened. cheers, love you

francisF, Saturday, 20 July 2019 16:32 (yesterday) link

better yet perhaps commish can place him back on my team? i've just done it

francisF, Saturday, 20 July 2019 16:35 (yesterday) link


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