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Another year, another questionable start date...

Teams have been auto renewed and league is here.
Same rules as always, I'm sure we know them by now.
Let's try to submit our picks two weeks before baseball usually starts... let's say, March 19. Hopefully we can draft the 27th, but won't set that until the whole labour thing gets sorted out. Will push back if things are looking bad.
Here is Will's super-awesome spreadsheet!

Apparently we all hate XBH. I've checked and there doesn't appear to be any new scoring stats – but if we want to replace XBH with something else for hitting (ideally a counting stat) go ahead and shout out ideas (I still like the idea of fielding% until a better fielding metric gets added, but thats just me).

And congrats again to last year's champ, NoTimeB4Time. He is now the baddie (without a Vlady)!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 11 February 2022 21:48 (nine months ago) link

also: our league can now drink in Ontario!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 11 February 2022 21:52 (nine months ago) link

oh hey! may there be baseball this year

i am definitely going to vote against FPCT, i've been in leagues with that and it's just a mess. it basically just adds an element of randomness. i don't think there will ever be a good fielding stat for fantasy tbh

category ideas i had last year:
1. replace XBH with doubles. XBH doesn't work because it's basically the same stat as SLG, it double counts HRs, and the league already feels very tilted towards home run hitting (and i say this as the new owner of vlad and joey gallo). the one thing we're relying on it to count is doubles. triples are very rare. i really wish yahoo offered a "2B+3B" stat or even better "SB+3B," but until then i don't think it's a crime if we ignore triples (they're still counted in SLG at least). the best triples hitters in baseball don't hit enough triples to make them better XBH targets than power hitters who hit a lot of doubles and HRs, no one's drafting nicky lopez because he might hit 3 more triples than the next guy.

2. or just cut that category entirely and make it a 6x6 league, also cutting one of W/QS or one of K/K:BB. this would at least make SBs a little more important and harder for people to punt in favor of raw power

3. replace NSB with SB. NSB is "better" and more accurate but having negative SBs is another thing that makes it easier for people to punt it entirely. with small rosters and 6/7 categories being hitting-related, there's not much room to really incorporate or plan around speed outside of a few really good players. so removing caught stealings would maybe make the league a little more speed-friendly by helping that player type stand out a bit more

, Sunday, 13 February 2022 02:23 (nine months ago) link

i am open to 1&2, but waaaay prefer NSB. if people want to punt it, go for it – other managers will gladly take those points. it's something i think is important to evaluating a player overall, the speed doesn't matter if dude's a terrible baserunner and making lousy outs. i think it's great they way it can elevate the value of a guy like Bichette (or Tim Raines!) who does not make mistakes out there.

one stat i really wish we had, was one for both RBI/runs. basically RBI + R - HR. those are both team dependent stats to a degree and I'd love to mitigate that my merging it into one.
on that note – i might be cool with dropping W. or doubles is a neat idea instead of XBH.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 February 2022 04:50 (nine months ago) link

keepers I'm probably going with (only two carryovers from last year!)

Francisco Lindor 28
Max Fried 28
Jack Flaherty 26
Ozzie Albies 25
jarred Kelenic 22

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 February 2022 04:53 (nine months ago) link

if people want to punt it, go for it – other managers will gladly take those points

i just assumed everyone punted NSB every year?!

― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, May 24, 2021 1:19 PM (eight months ago) bookmarkflaglink


hmmmm........🧐🧐🧐

it's not a big deal or a hill i'll die on, but my point is i feel like the league is set up so that the managers that take those points are putting themselves at a general disadvantage unless they get one of the few first-round burners who also contribute in the other 6 categories. combination of small rosters and 7 categories makes it so a speed-first player has to be exceptionally good at stealing bags to make up for the hits you take in other categories, and incorporating CS into SB further limits the population of viable SB-first candidates. i don't think i have access to last year's full standings but i believe the top 2 teams were ones that gave up on NSBs in favor of hitting stats.

but lowering the number of categories could also help. and/or adding more active roster spots if people are into that.......

, Sunday, 13 February 2022 09:27 (nine months ago) link

Ok. I did mean that comment somewhat tongue in cheek. I do take a guys speed into consideration (it wound up being one of two deciding stats in my league last year) and it’s something I’ll target later in drafts if I don’t land any speedy guy in the earlier rounds when I’m in “best guy I can grab” mode.

I really wish yahoo would add some fresh stats for us. No idea what the issue is.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 February 2022 16:41 (nine months ago) link

And here’s the full, expanded settings from 2021.
If you view the league page through a web browser instead of the app, there’s a lot more info.

The top 5 teams finished as follows in NSB: 7th, 4th, 9th, 1st & 5th. Out of 13 teams, I’d say only one of the top 5 teams came close to punting it.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 February 2022 16:52 (nine months ago) link

In my first post there I meant to in my *other* league

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 February 2022 16:53 (nine months ago) link

thanks for that link. it's actually bleaker than i thought though, NSB was the worst category (including pitching) for each of the top 3 teams. there were points to be gained or protected there for all 3 but outside of the occasional nicky lopez/whit merrifield stream they all decided it wasn't worth pursuing, which was what i meant by "gave up on." idk if changing NSBs to SBs would make players like lopez or merrifield (who is a beast in standard 5x5, i was surprised to see him dropped and added multiple times) more palatable, but with the current league setup i think NSBs are definitely the easiest category to marginalize.

other wacky idea: destroy XBHs, replace SLG with doubles, fuck a home run

, Sunday, 13 February 2022 19:22 (nine months ago) link

Ya, Merrifield had the worst year of his career. (Tho 40 for 44 is sb attempts!)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 February 2022 20:21 (nine months ago) link

he was still great irl and in 5x5, rostered in 98% of leagues and still going in the 4th round this year. in 5x5 he's amazing with SBs and R, good in AVG and surprisingly useful in RBIs due to his doubles hitting. in our league he kinda sucked because his biggest failing was amplified 3x in HR, SLG and XBH, and his main calling card was dampened (though -4 SBs is not a huge deal)

again i really don't care that much about NSBs and am mostly just arguing for the sake of it, i think it's more important to address the overlapping power categories

, Sunday, 13 February 2022 22:07 (nine months ago) link

i think that's the wrong spreadsheet at the top! try this one

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 13 February 2022 23:22 (nine months ago) link

i like ✖'s ideas above, def think doubles over XBH at the very least. also attracted to the 6x6 thing bc i don't like QS as a stat.

i'm agnostic on NSB but looking at the stats it really only seems like three teams didn't punt NSB! and they finished 4/9/8. or maybe steals are just down, idk. that said i always look at steals (net or otherwise) as a "you can get a few on the waivers" stat anyway, SAGNOF (then again i have only won once and haven't done well in a few years sooooo what do i know)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 13 February 2022 23:33 (nine months ago) link

anyway assuming no injuries between now and keeper deadline i'm keeping


Wander Franco 21
Eloy Jimenez 25
Shane Bieber 26
Trea Turner 28
Mookie Betts 29

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 13 February 2022 23:40 (nine months ago) link

As defending champ, I accept my role as the dark lord of the league this year. The fantasy season WILL be played! I will use replacement fantasy players if I have to!

but my point is i feel like the league is set up so that the managers that take those points are putting themselves at a general disadvantage unless they get one of the few first-round burners who also contribute in the other 6 categories

I agree, and I'm also in favour of a stats change. Most stats are flawed in some way, but there are a bunch of interesting ones that we've never used: inherited runners scored, net saves, on base percentage against ... and those are just the pitching categories.

I also don't mind a little bit of randomness thrown in, e.g. categories like no-hitters and cycles (we had both one year, but one is enough).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 14 February 2022 08:42 (nine months ago) link

We did have rando stats that one season (maybe two) but everyone turned on them pretty quickly from what I remember. It was more fun in concept than actually having do deal with a middling team jump up 13 points over night and be pretty much entrenched there.
I also remember having blown saves one year (not much different from having net saves) and very quickly people stopped carrying set up guys and we ditched that pretty quickly too.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2022 13:58 (nine months ago) link

One random stat can add some unpredictability to the season -- a team middling in 8th place might fluke into a no-hitter and jump to 3rd or 4th, the potential is there to keep more teams in the hunt.

I agree about blown saves, that's a terrible stat. But there are plenty of other choices. Even a stat like singles adds some strategy and forces teams to add players with a specific skill (rather than just the best overall hitters).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 14 February 2022 15:01 (nine months ago) link

i feel like if we did one rando stat, we'd have to have at least a 2nd (one pitcher, one hitter) to make it a little more equitable.
my main issue is how unpopular it was last time. maybe something slightly less rare like shutouts and grand slams might get more people on board?
i do like the idea of OBP against or something similar. we'd have to ditch WHIP tho.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2022 15:21 (nine months ago) link

i am not smart enough about fantasy baseball to give good input on all this but NSB does seem like a fairly useless category right now. i'd be in favor of switching it out or dropping it.

na (NA), Monday, 14 February 2022 15:31 (nine months ago) link

I dunno. If people wanted to get rid of XBH because it put too much focus on power hitters - getting rid of NSB seems counterintuitive to that idea to me.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2022 17:51 (nine months ago) link

i don't see how rando stats is good, you can't plan for rando and planning is the fun part of fantasy ball!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 14 February 2022 19:45 (nine months ago) link

Ha!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2022 20:32 (nine months ago) link

penciled-in keepers for He Ain't Javy (He's My Baez) (likely team name change to come)

Adley Rutschman (24)
Chris Paddack (26)
Sandy Alcantara (26)
Pete Alonso (27)
Lucas Giolito (27)

mostly pretty easy decisions this season. vaguely considering swapping in Andrew Vaughn for Paddack but for now this is the crew. i'm gonna need bats.

na (NA), Monday, 14 February 2022 20:42 (nine months ago) link

With rando stats, if team gets the first no-hitter/cycle/etc. then scoring in that category jumps from (in the case of a 13-team league) a 13-way tie at 7 points, to a 12-way tie at 6.5 points and one team with 13 points. That's a 6.5 point swing, which isn't enough to flip the standings on its own. No manager could hope for a rando stat to completely rescue his season! If others hate then, no problem, but it would be a way to add (reintroduce) something to the league.

The stats we use now are a little *too* good, in the sense that you can plan the draft more or less by looking at WAR leaders from the previous season. But if we added singles and double plays turned it would add a different strategic element! I don't know, it could be interesting to add some speed/defense first categories while removing power categories like XBH and/or SLG.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 07:57 (nine months ago) link

the stats available to us aren't the best imho:

Batters
Games Played
Games Started
At Bats
Runs
Hits
Singles
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Sacrifice Hits
Sacrifice Flys
Stolen Bases
Caught Stealing
Walks
Intentional Walks
Hit By Pitch
Strikeouts
Ground Into Double Play
Total Bases
Putouts
Assists
Errors
Fielding Percentage
Batting Average
On-base Percentage
Slugging Percentage
On-base + Slugging Percentage
Extra Base Hits
Net Stolen Bases
Stolen Base Percentage
Hitting for the Cycle
Plate Appearances
Grand Slam Home Runs
Outfield Assists
Double Plays Turned
Catcher Interference

Pitchers
Pitching Appearances
Games Started
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Complete Games
Shutouts
Saves
Outs
Hits
Total Batters Faced
Runs
Earned Runs
Home Runs
Walks
Intentional Walks
Hit Batters
Strikeouts
Wild Pitches
Balks
Stolen Bases Allowed
Batters Grounded Into Double Plays
Save Chances
Holds
Total Bases Allowed
Earned Run Average
(Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched
Strikeouts per Walk Ratio
Strikeouts per Nine Innings
Pitch Count
Singles Allowed
Doubles Allowed
Triples Allowed
Relief Wins
Relief Losses
Pickoffs
Relief Appearances
On-base Percentage Against
Winning Percentage
Hits Per Nine Innings
Walks Per Nine Innings
No Hitters
Perfect Games
Save Percentage
Inherited Runners Scored
Quality Starts
Blown Saves
Net Saves
Saves + Holds
Net Saves and Holds
Net Wins

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:48 (nine months ago) link

Balks!

Andy K, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 16:14 (nine months ago) link

Is there even a difference between WHIP and OBP against?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 17:45 (nine months ago) link

i mean, the obp against would look far more impressive what with it being a smaller number but uhh... yeah not much of a difference eh?

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 17:55 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Good I’m not too late.

Corbin Burnesen:

Fernando Tatis Jr.
Yordan Alvarez
Corbin Burnes
Brandon Woodruff
Freddy Peralta

omar little, Saturday, 5 March 2022 20:28 (eight months ago) link

Oops:

Tatis: 23
Alvarez: 24
Burnes: 27
Woodruff: 29
Peralta: 25

omar little, Saturday, 5 March 2022 20:31 (eight months ago) link

MLB was kind enough to extend the deadline for us.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 6 March 2022 01:08 (eight months ago) link

let's go. are we still doing the draft next weekend?

na (NA), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:48 (eight months ago) link

oh wait, the draft wasn't set for next weekend. nevermind.

na (NA), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:52 (eight months ago) link

ahhh – might want to push the draft day back since there will be a later start to the season. gonna wait to see what the official opening day is.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:11 (eight months ago) link

also, i've been getting emails about the category changes in addition to the comments here and, considering the limited stats at our disposal, i figure we have one of three options:
• replace xbh with doubles
• drop xbh along with a corresponding P category – wins most likely
• do nothing, because our league is perfect and so are you

• wild card 4th option: replace xbh with something nutty like cycles or grandy slammies

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:25 (eight months ago) link

I vote for option 2 with the proviso that QS should go instead of W, because i like position-agnostic stats (SP and RP are positions now ok?!).

id be fine with option 1 though. and ok with option 3. and i hate option 4 lol

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:35 (eight months ago) link

short version here's my ranked ballot

2(QS) > 2(W) > 1 > 3 > huffing a fart > 4

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:37 (eight months ago) link

ok – so official opening day is pushed back by about 1.5 weeks. lets set the draft for Sunday April 3rd. ahhh... 3:30pm eastern (so done by diner)?
please please PLEASE, have your selects in by the weekend before. i don't want to go on a rant here about how my life is falling apart, but april is set to be a horrible month for me – so let's get this done on time!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:40 (eight months ago) link

ah, true about RP wins. always a fun bonus.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:41 (eight months ago) link

1>2>3>4

additionally: replace XBH with doubles, destroy SLG and QS anyway, R/RBI/2B/HR/OBP/NSB

, Thursday, 10 March 2022 21:48 (eight months ago) link

i don't hate it

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 10 March 2022 22:45 (eight months ago) link

ANYWAY whatever you end up picking, thermo, as always if you need any help lmk i can do whatever you need!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 10 March 2022 22:45 (eight months ago) link

Gonna email you actually.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 10 March 2022 23:11 (eight months ago) link

R/RBI/2B/HR/OBP/NSB

This is interesting ... very streamlined, I like it. Not a huge fan of keeping W and dropping QS (too dependent on luck). Anybody interested in a semi-exotic pitching category such as Inherited Runners Scored?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 13 March 2022 08:26 (eight months ago) link

We only have one stat for relievers (sv + h) anything like that or blown saves would cause people to stop running set-up guys entirely, I think.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 March 2022 15:04 (eight months ago) link

Yes, you're right. And I really like SV + H rather than having the separate categories. I never liked having to scramble to pick up a few extra saves by keeping a watch on the revolving door of closers.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 13 March 2022 15:27 (eight months ago) link

guns of buxton

jose ramirez (29)
carlos correa (27)
jose berrios (27)
pablo lopez (26)

is that even right? don't believe i can hold onto my other keeper eligible guys for age requirement. would love to be wrong, though.

j.q higgins, Monday, 14 March 2022 21:03 (eight months ago) link

looks right to me, you only had pablo in that bracket

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 14 March 2022 22:04 (eight months ago) link

Snitker Conspiracy

Rafael Devers (25)
Franmil Reyes (26)
Brandon Lowe (27)
Jorge Polanco (28)
Noah Syndergaard (29)

Thanks!

Andy K, Monday, 14 March 2022 23:19 (eight months ago) link

yeah I only have one quality start so far and I almost sat the starter for that game because it was against the Dodgers.

na (NA), Monday, 11 April 2022 12:55 (seven months ago) link

Corbin Burnsen team ERA: 9.62

― NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, April 11, 2022 5:25 AM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

and my batting's ops/slg is .272/.284, somehow. week 1 is always weird. (that or i have made roughly 10 huge mistakes)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 11 April 2022 16:09 (seven months ago) link

I had a good run there between draft day and opening day.

omar little, Monday, 11 April 2022 16:35 (seven months ago) link

(that or i have made roughly 10 huge mistakes)

this is usually my strategy

xpost lol

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 April 2022 16:35 (seven months ago) link

yes.

j.q higgins, Monday, 11 April 2022 18:24 (seven months ago) link

getting some writing done

https://i.imgur.com/zqxA5GN.png

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:24 (seven months ago) link

i drafted 3 guys who were on the IR when i drafted them

two weeks later, when i have 5 guys on the IR: (insert surprised pikachu)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 18:46 (seven months ago) link

Not to get too judgy about such things, but three is a lot of hurt dudes to draft. (Unless they were all keepers)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 22:12 (seven months ago) link

they weren't! i just didn't stick to the script! (and one of them was acuna, so... not a lot of choice there)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 21 April 2022 17:32 (seven months ago) link

You have my blessing on Acuna

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 21 April 2022 18:05 (seven months ago) link

Important news: Put ze Candelario Back! has finally put ze Candelario back.

The Jesus Luzardo (Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:50 (seven months ago) link

was surprised to see Graveman was floating out there!

The Jarred Kelenic experiment is probably over for the Baddoos. My 9th place team just can’t manage room for him on the bench. If anyone has more faith than I do, feel free to offer literally anything.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 18:34 (six months ago) link

I’d been looking at Arraez. Mostly because in my last OOTP sim he became a Boggs-like god

i had him on a team in the past couple of seasons, he's a solid OBP contributor for sure

na (NA), Monday, 23 May 2022 14:18 (six months ago) link

i was going to snag him this am. oh, well!

j.q higgins, Monday, 23 May 2022 14:22 (six months ago) link

i'm excited that holding on to adley rutschman for 1.25 seasons while waiting for the orioles to call him up will finally pay off by getting me the 40 points i need to jump from second place to first place

na (NA), Monday, 23 May 2022 14:23 (six months ago) link

i have faith, friend-o.

j.q higgins, Monday, 23 May 2022 21:49 (six months ago) link

penciled-in keepers for He Ain't Javy (He's My Baez) (likely team name change to come)

Adley Rutschman (24)
Chris Paddack (26)
Sandy Alcantara (26)
Pete Alonso (27)
Lucas Giolito (27)

mostly pretty easy decisions this season. vaguely considering swapping in Andrew Vaughn for Paddack but for now this is the crew. i'm gonna need bats.

― na (NA), Monday, February 14, 2022 2:42 PM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

well i made the wrong decision there (by keeping chris paddack instead of andrew vaughn). i think i dropped paddack even before he got tommy john, while vaughn is looking like a solid hitter who will probably continue to improve. vaughn is available but having him as keeper-eligible would have been the real value.

na (NA), Thursday, 2 June 2022 14:08 (five months ago) link

i always liked his plate discipline. not as much power as you'd hope from a 1b tho, so the OF eligibility helps some. obv at this point tho, anyone under the age of 26 is going to be looking better than Paddack.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 2 June 2022 14:31 (five months ago) link

had vaughn for a while, dropped him because he just wasn't providing enough upside in any specific category. but he might go wild at any moment.

my biggest regret, and i've had a few, was trading one year of aaron judge for two years of joey gallo. lol.

, Thursday, 2 June 2022 22:24 (five months ago) link

my second biggest regret was drafting 4 players who i knew were going to be IL/NA for a long time and praying no one else would get hurt. lol.

, Thursday, 2 June 2022 22:26 (five months ago) link

entertaining offers for berrios and ramirez, i guess

j.q higgins, Sunday, 5 June 2022 01:21 (five months ago) link

i've got willy adames and seiya suzuki coming off the IL in the next week, but i don't really need either of them in my lineup right now. they're both keeper-eligible. i'm open to trades, primarily for reliable sources of SV/Hs.

na (NA), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 14:23 (five months ago) link

i should never have dropped Kirk. holy shit.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 11 June 2022 05:35 (five months ago) link

Everyone except omar little keep reading. Omar stop reading here

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Fellas how are we gonna sabotage omar little

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Saturday, 11 June 2022 18:45 (five months ago) link

seems kinda rude to go out of our way to sabotage the 6th place team but i'm always down for a plot

, Saturday, 11 June 2022 19:58 (five months ago) link

Wait did I pick the wrong person

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Saturday, 11 June 2022 19:58 (five months ago) link

Yes I did. Ignore previous post how do we sabotage... Whoever is in first I forget who is who

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Saturday, 11 June 2022 19:59 (five months ago) link

he’s more of a lurker these day. But also running away with it this year!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 11 June 2022 20:10 (five months ago) link

spent a good chunk of the season in 2nd and I'm hesitant to make any trades because I'm not sure it's surmountable

, Saturday, 11 June 2022 21:12 (five months ago) link

more i think about it the more i wish i pushed for hitter strikeouts to be a category. i can't believe i argued for making the categories nicer to non-power hitters and completely forgot that was an option. strikeouts impact two pitching categories, may as well judge hitters against them too!

for next year i propose replacing something or other with Ks

, Thursday, 16 June 2022 20:10 (five months ago) link

my starting pitching rotation, which had been pretty reliable for the first couple of months of the season, seems to be all shitting the bed at the same time

na (NA), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 19:23 (five months ago) link

see if you can guess which two starting pitchers i had in the two day games today lol

na (NA), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 19:26 (five months ago) link

Was Giolito one?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 23 June 2022 01:49 (five months ago) link

once jacob degrom, max scherzer, bryce harper, aroldis chapman, ty france, nathan eolvaldi, grayson rodriguez and andrew heaney come off the IL i'm gunning for that top spot

, Sunday, 26 June 2022 04:43 (five months ago) link

My god. Taylor out with an injury now… I think this might be one of the worst drafts I have ever had.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 6 July 2022 20:07 (four months ago) link

keeper list updated through july 5th, if anyone's interested -- all drops and trades (well, trade) accounted for

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 7 July 2022 18:48 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

important note for teams that i have a trade offer out to: the trade deadline is in like 3 hours

, Thursday, 11 August 2022 01:18 (three months ago) link

Oh. I totally forgot it was upon us!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 11 August 2022 01:19 (three months ago) link

Daring trade going on there, I love it.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 11 August 2022 18:13 (three months ago) link

wow! Giolitto trying to shuffle into first with a 20 point swing through pitching!
this is the good stuff i don't get to see in other leagues

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 11 August 2022 18:21 (three months ago) link

yolo

na (NA), Thursday, 11 August 2022 19:08 (three months ago) link

That trade might work out for *everyone*.

I considered some fun proposals but don’t know even with the players that were offered if it would make a difference. I sent another proposal to someone earlier today but then realized it would leave me shy one keeper so I decided to pull it.

omar little, Thursday, 11 August 2022 22:05 (three months ago) link

was assuming the deadline would be 12AM PST like normal, looks like it's going a little bit longer

thank you both for entertaining my many desperate offers for players you understandably wouldn't want to give up

, Thursday, 11 August 2022 22:23 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Well it was certainly a close one but congrats to Billy Childish Bambino for winning the chip — what Verlander and Judge did this year to the rest of fantasy was obv absolutely disgusting.

omar little, Thursday, 6 October 2022 02:43 (one month ago) link

Have them both on my other team!

Congrats to BCB, aka gygax (tho you probably won’t see this)! Schooled everyone this year! I think, second victory??

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 6 October 2022 03:19 (one month ago) link

congrats to BCB on the dominant win! at the least the competition for 2/3/4 was interesting. my big trade didn't really pay off but no regrets.

na (NA), Thursday, 6 October 2022 14:12 (one month ago) link

Congratulations BCB, you led nearly wire to wire with by far the best team and it really wasn't close.

My team kind of muddled around all year -- a bunch of good but not great seasons, never managed to cobble together a decent outfield or bullpen. My keepers for next year should still be good so hopefully I can bounce back.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 6 October 2022 19:49 (one month ago) link

late congrats to the dominant BCB squad. maybe we should do a weekly setup next year to avoid that kind of runaway? just a thought

bnw, Thursday, 13 October 2022 00:08 (one month ago) link


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