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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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

flippy bard (Will M.), Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

i look forward to have two Mr Irrelevants

omar little, Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

having

omar little, Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sorry. That was dumb

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 18 February 2018 10:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh and I changed my team name to Colonisqattsi

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

just four?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 19 March 2018 04:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

yep! 4:00pm EDT

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 16:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 19 March 2018 17:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

send=sent

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

how2shot invite?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nevermind, I'm in!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

;-)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh wait i was +5 lol WATCH OUT

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:45 (six months ago) Permalink

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

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:47 (six months ago) Permalink

PS There's a sale on Sale

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:52 (six months ago) Permalink

to a contender for a young franchise-builder

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:53 (six months ago) Permalink

Define franchise builder...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:08 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

high-ceiling types i need, you know
xp

francisF, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:17 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Friday, 25 May 2018 19:11 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

Join the tank! It's fun!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 4 June 2018 03:40 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:28 (six months ago) Permalink

I would not fight that.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:10 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

#1 in HRs yet last in SLG...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Impressive!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:05 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

Lol, you want him?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 July 2018 06:17 (four months ago) Permalink

not now that you broke him!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:07 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

this league is so boring for trades

na (NA), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Deadline is Aug 12.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:20 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

have there been any trades at all this season?

na (NA), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:16 (four months ago) Permalink

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

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:18 (four months ago) Permalink

(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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

real*

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 5 August 2018 14:28 (four months ago) Permalink

Trout Mike Replica – check yr email!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:42 (four months ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Friday, 10 August 2018 19:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Best thing I’ve done was draft Acuna.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Yup. Snag of the 2017 draft fo sho.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:03 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink


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