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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

Mad Boone Rising**

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:17 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:13 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:19 (four months ago) Permalink

gleyber of love

^best

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

maybe next year

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:37 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 17:49 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

your two drafts.

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

ok, noted. thanks.

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

that'll work, thanks!

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:57 (four months ago) 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 (four months ago) 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 (four months ago) 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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

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

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

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 4 April 2019 06:17 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

You should have used my spreadsheet.

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

My crew of sluggers are still slugging behind their obp

francisF, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

well shit

omar little, Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Boys of March!

Andy K, Monday, 15 April 2019 00:09 (two months ago) Permalink

team ERA: 6.52
team WHIP: 1.64

omar little, Monday, 15 April 2019 00:42 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Andy K, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:29 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

omar little, Monday, 22 April 2019 20:16 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

at least i have a very good OBP

omar little, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:31 (one month ago) Permalink

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

omar little, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:32 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m impressed really.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:35 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

francisF, Friday, 26 April 2019 13:46 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 23:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://imgur.com/vzgNyqv.jpeg

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://imgur.com/vzgNyqv.jpeg

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

...and the fantasy gods taketh:

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

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Win now mode: engaged.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 16:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(it was you tbqh)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:33 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (three days ago) Permalink

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

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 June 2019 20:05 (three days ago) Permalink

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 (two days ago) Permalink


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