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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mad Boone Rising**

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:13 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:19 (one week ago) Permalink

gleyber of love

^best

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe next year

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:37 (one week ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 17:49 (five days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

your two drafts.

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

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 days ago) Permalink

ok, noted. thanks.

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

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 (three days ago) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink

that'll work, thanks!

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:57 (yesterday) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink


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