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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) link

Mad Boone Rising**

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

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

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

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

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

gleyber of love

^best

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

maybe next year

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

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

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

your two drafts.

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

ok, noted. thanks.

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

that'll work, thanks!

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:57 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (four weeks ago) link

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

francisF, Saturday, 20 July 2019 16:35 (four weeks ago) link

hey - so i just got back from chicago where i had spotty access to the interwebs. what's up?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 22 July 2019 14:20 (four weeks ago) link

can you drop someone so you have room on your roster? i'll de-drop eovaldi for you and maybe rename your team for lols.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 22 July 2019 14:28 (four weeks ago) link

Wait... so we can take mulligans now?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 22 July 2019 16:41 (four weeks ago) link

he asked literally right away and i'd done the same for myself when i hit the wrong fucking button earlier, so ya.
everyone gets one.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 22 July 2019 17:26 (four weeks ago) link

but he is going to have to clear space first.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 22 July 2019 17:27 (four weeks ago) link

good to know...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 22 July 2019 17:29 (four weeks ago) link

Okay I dropped Cain, who played one game for me in an effort to maybe get a steal, where i'm dead last. Collected I CS
Thanks Thermo for the help, and yes feel free to change my name to the Mulligans if it makes Al feel better

francisF, Monday, 22 July 2019 21:40 (four weeks ago) link

Collected 1* CS that should say

francisF, Monday, 22 July 2019 21:40 (four weeks ago) link

Apparently renaming teams is where my powers end.

Oh well. I don’t think “Nathan Eovaldi #1 Fan Club” would have fit anyways.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:07 (three weeks ago) link

Nate Fellators, hello.
anyway, cheers thanks

francisF, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:35 (three weeks ago) link

Too bad I couldn't get him in time for the game today 40.50 ERA

francisF, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:15 (three weeks ago) link

Since I'm on a roll and to appease commish, my new name is Eovaldi: The 4 Seams (cept no punctuation is allowed i guess :/ )

francisF, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:18 (three weeks ago) link

it took me longer than it shd have, but i get that reference

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:09 (three weeks ago) link

like most our teams – i got no clue.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:26 (three weeks ago) link

Severino coming back as a RP. so no use to me at all this year.

open to offers if anyone wants five years of control on the dude, who will be back as a SP next year.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:33 (three weeks ago) link

I'm tempted by that ...

My hitters were a combined 1-26 last night but with a .342 OBP.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 27 July 2019 08:24 (three weeks ago) link

I had 3 starters going, they went 1.77era 1.03whip 3k:bb 2w 2qs.
but one wasn't really a starter. rays had castillo opening for yarbrough, robbing me of a W and QS >:(

i managed to log a Zero in the standings for about the 250th time this year

francisF, Saturday, 27 July 2019 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

i mean the blue jays are my irl team and i'll champion them always, but do you really need to use an opener on them lol? don't you know what it's doing to Orel Halo//Eovaldi/The 4 Seams

francisF, Saturday, 27 July 2019 14:30 (three weeks ago) link

This is enraging! Every good day I have, my gains are matched by Javy! Ahhh, stop being so good, you SOB!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 28 July 2019 13:47 (three weeks ago) link

I'm destined for 3rd at this point, but holla keeps having himself some days and I'm sure af not ready to give up my podium spot and that has become my main objective, keeping holla down in his lowly 4th trash spot ;)

francisF, Monday, 29 July 2019 09:05 (three weeks ago) link

also – congrats to No Time... your other NA/keeper stash is coming up! your fantasy fortunes are now forever linked to the blue jays.
your next stash should the guy they just landed, Simeon-Woods-Richardson.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 13:47 (three weeks ago) link

This is enraging! Every good day I have, my gains are matched by Javy! Ahhh, stop being so good, you SOB!

― Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:47 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

ha there's still more than 1/3 of the season left, i could still fuck it up

i am a little worried about running into the innings limits too early

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:01 (three weeks ago) link

the day your team had yesterday made me want to cry.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:31 (three weeks ago) link

holy shit dude – how do you even get to +21 in the OF?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:51 (three weeks ago) link

i don't even know how to see those stats but i assume it's mostly thanks to christian yelich

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

innings limits can't be viewed in the yahoo app. you gotta use a web browser and scroll below the roster/stats. (you may be in for a bumpy final week)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59 (three weeks ago) link

oh i misunderstood what you meant. yeah i had a surplus of productive OFs so i was playing four OFs every day for a while there.

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 16:08 (three weeks ago) link

ya, i was talking about innings – not production or value etc.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 16:13 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry Thermo, I'm only willing to move Soto for Tatis Jr. or maybe Vlad Jr. with a decent plus. He's my namesake player but more importantly (and no offense...) I have plenty of banged up keepers who are out for the year with questionable future value.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 1 August 2019 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

i have neither of those players so you must see the predicament i am in!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

hey guys, where do i see the inning limits and where i sit for various categories again?

francisF, Friday, 2 August 2019 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

innings limits can't be viewed in the yahoo app. you gotta use a web browser and scroll below the roster/stats.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

cheers thx

francisF, Friday, 2 August 2019 21:52 (two weeks ago) link

How the fuck do you shoot up 7.5 points in one day this far into the season?! This shit is uncalled for.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 5 August 2019 13:17 (two weeks ago) link

it's getting tight at the top again. i've got one of my clumps of starting pitching tonight but any or all of them could blow up badly (darvish at philly, stroman at atlanta, aaron sanchez at oakland ... not feeling super confident about any of those)

na (NA), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:36 (four days ago) link

Now I know why I did better last year (ignored keepers) versus this year (keepers, most of them on the IL): it's a lot easier to ride the FA/waiver wire when you have open slots that aren't cock-blocked by dudes with ruptured testicles, etc.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:18 (four days ago) link

"cock-blocked by dudes with ruptured testicles" quite an image

na (NA), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:40 (four days ago) link

yes... hopefully the Toronto sleeper agents I deployed pitch "well" tonight.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:00 (four days ago) link

i feel like i made some solid decisions w/r/t waiver wire pickups which have allowed me to claw all the way up to 8th place though i'm reconsidering my Jorge Soler drop (not that he could help my terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad pitching).

omar little, Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:07 (four days ago) link

I'm happy to be leading the 2nd tier (aka 3rd) again. A couple days ago I was hit with -4 pts despite this pitching line: 17.1IP, 1W, 25K, 2.60ERA, 1.04WHIP, 5K:BB, 2QS, 3SV+H!
I have missed Scherzer big time, and I'll have to finish up without Encarnacion & Gallo, looks like. I switched back to Orel Halo

francisF, Friday, 16 August 2019 00:59 (three days ago) link

I had an offensive day for the ages yesterday: 13/17, 11 R, 9 HR, 13 RBI, .481 OBP, 1.519 SLG, 10 XBH. Set the league single day record for HR, XBH, and SLG. Unfortunately all this did was make up for my offense mostly crapping the bed for the past two weeks, but still, it was a fun day.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 16 August 2019 22:03 (three days ago) link

13/27, not 13/17

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 16 August 2019 22:04 (three days ago) link

wow nice

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:30 (two days ago) link

9 homers in 13 hits sums up this nu juiced era

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:32 (two days ago) link

that's insane.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:00 (two days ago) link

9 HR and "only" 13 RBI also seems to symbolize these homer happy times.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:28 (two days ago) link


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