You know I love you, but I'm playing for keeps: Your 2011 Fantasy Baseball thread!

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couldn't wait any longer to start the thread!
our first official keeper year! :D

so whenever yahoo gets around to opening up fantasy for 2011 i'll renew the league and invite last year's mangers.
i know we have one person backing out this year (sad face), so if a newcomer wants Will's old team, it's yours to inherit (comes with keep eligible Hayward & McCann). if not, them and the other keep eligible guys will be up for grabs in the draft.

i liked all our stats from last year. the only thing i didn't like was that the max IP was too high. some people liked it tho - so maybe just a tiny drop? otherwise i think everything was great.

i'll aim for a draft mid-way through spring training, as usual.

what i will need to know from the managers is who your keepers are going to be, since i have to manually input that before the draft. so if you could post your keepers to this thread right after you sign up for 2011, that would be awesome.

good luck!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:29 (ten years ago) link

the keeper 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 (Carl Crawford, for example, can be kept in the 2011 draft because he won't turn 30 until after April 3rd of that 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
• the actual keeping of players will begin with the 2011 draft
• if you keep less than 5 players - you will have a random filler pick inserted instead of a keeper. once the draft is complete you can drop that player for someone else that will count as your final draft pick (must happen right after the draft, so i can keep track of it)

corollary: if a keeper eligible player is dropped he becomes ineligible; even if picked back up by the same team that drafted/dropped him

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:34 (ten years ago) link

id like to request that the draft not be btwn march 16-19 plz

otherwise, psyched!

johnny crunch, Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:37 (ten years ago) link

i was thinking maybe the 13th.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:38 (ten years ago) link

Can't wait to win again! ^__^

polyphonic, Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:42 (ten years ago) link

damn - i just looked at who you'll probably be keeping. looks like you're set for a while!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:47 (ten years ago) link

I'm cool with whatever max IP y'all wanna use.

Andy K, Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:50 (ten years ago) link

March 11th-16th is rough for me but not impossible. or i could autodraft like gear! last year.

I was in Europe when Yahoo opened up last year, looking at my calendar that was February 11th, so the system will probably open up in two weeks or so, even though they don't say that.

sorry for starting the thread last year, i guess i jumped the gun then.

sanskrit, Sunday, 30 January 2011 02:03 (ten years ago) link

ha ha - that's fine. if i wasn't in Tunisia/Egypt (what a prophetic trip that was, eh?!) i would have started it myself.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 02:06 (ten years ago) link

i think my keepers are gonna be:

jon lester (27)
josh johnson (27)
joey votto (27)
troy tulowitzki (26)
jay bruce (24)

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 January 2011 16:31 (ten years ago) link

Im out for a spring training trip from march 18-22..

Is the old league still accessible from the same url? I removed it from my bookmarks awhile back..

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Sunday, 30 January 2011 17:47 (ten years ago) link

my team from last year has some weak options for the keepers, but it was a weak squad. i guess i'll hang on to bailey, marmol, loney, alexei ramirez. at least then i won't have to concern myself much with closers in the draft.

omar little, Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:37 (ten years ago) link

bailey (26)
loney (26)
marmol (28)
alexei ramirez (29)

oh and chris young (27)

omar little, Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:39 (ten years ago) link

damn ciderpress' keepers are very swag

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:50 (ten years ago) link

i'll keep

- elvis andrus (22)
- migeul cabrera (27)
- shin soo-choo (28)
- mike stanton (21)
- ricky nolasco (28)

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:58 (ten years ago) link

de la rosa (29 by like 5 days)
brandon phillips (29)
chris perez (25)
lincecum (26)
austin jackson (24)

bnw, Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:10 (ten years ago) link

well since we're doing this now, mine will probably be:

Matt Wieters (24)
Félix Hernández (24)
Dexter Fowler (25)
Nick Markakis (27)
Cole Hamels (27)

and our old league page can be found here: http://archive.fantasysports.yahoo.com/mlb/2010/306034

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:17 (ten years ago) link

i will never forgive myself for the draft - when i was looking at Fowler and CarGo and i went with Fowler.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:21 (ten years ago) link

i drafted rick porcello

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:23 (ten years ago) link

and he's yours for 8 years!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:45 (ten years ago) link

wow.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:45 (ten years ago) link

well i'm not keeping him

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:45 (ten years ago) link

i think i have my team name: King Felix & BBQ Show

xpost lol! u serious?

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:46 (ten years ago) link

porcello?????

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:53 (ten years ago) link

i already listed my 5 keepers

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:53 (ten years ago) link

oh - i missed that. fair 'nuff - those are some quality keepers.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:57 (ten years ago) link

i think at 22 tho - porcello's not a write off or anything.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:05 (ten years ago) link

damn ciderpress' keepers are very swag

yeah i basically drafted all keeper-eligible guys last year. i'm gonna have to release back into the pool: clay buchholz, colby lewis, pedro alvarez, miguel montero, etc

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:06 (ten years ago) link

that is interesting news.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:12 (ten years ago) link

At the risk of opening myself up to some CIA-level psyops, which one of these three guys would you keep?

BJ Upton
John Danks
Jacoby Ellsbury

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:18 (ten years ago) link

Leaning towards Danks because he's a pitcher, but Upton's speed/power combo is tempting.

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:19 (ten years ago) link

ya - it's def between those two. i think it depends on your need for pitching vs power/speed.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:20 (ten years ago) link

i'd say that's a toss-up between upton and danks, ellsbury is trash at this point

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:25 (ten years ago) link

Porcello doesn't seem like keeper material at all -- doesn't go deep (hasn't shown he can do it), not a strikeout pitcher, etc.

Andy K, Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:44 (ten years ago) link

Aite, my 5:

Ryan Braun 27.39
David Wright 28.3
John Danks 25.98
Madison Bumgarner 21.68
Martin Pardo 27.44

(Reviewing Thermo's rules, I kind of had to pick Danks over Upton anyway.)

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:48 (ten years ago) link

Possibly:

Fielder
Morneau
Gallardo
Greinke
Weaver

Andy K, Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:58 (ten years ago) link

damn son

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:02 (ten years ago) link

ya - those are two quality batches.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:03 (ten years ago) link

I have six candidates and I'm not sure which to pick, honestly. At least my two young guys (Posey and Gonzalez) will be an easy decision, but arguably my two best players (Crawford and Hamilton) will not be keeperable after this season. Verlander and Weeks are a bit younger.

polyphonic, Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:15 (ten years ago) link

ya - those are two quality batches.

You're not referring to mine (in addition to Andy's), are you!?

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:51 (ten years ago) link

sure am.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:56 (ten years ago) link

Braun, Wright & Bumgarner is not bad.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:57 (ten years ago) link

Underachieving bastards/manager.

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2011 22:03 (ten years ago) link

i'd wait until the latest possible to make a decision on morneau tbh...reports about him are still sketchy

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 January 2011 22:54 (ten years ago) link

That's why I said "possibly."

Soria and McCutchen are other possibilities.

Andy K, Sunday, 30 January 2011 23:03 (ten years ago) link

i would think that mccutcheon is a must-keep

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 30 January 2011 23:06 (ten years ago) link

Given what I have, McCutchen isn't top tier in enough categories (for OFs) to keep (unless Morneau remains risky). Love him, though.

Does any site track NSB (in a sortable manner)?

Andy K, Monday, 31 January 2011 00:09 (ten years ago) link

Let me know if my math is egregiously wrong.. not my forte..

Granderson (28)
Hart (28.. probably 29 before season starts)
Kemp (26)
Ubaldo (26)
Price (25)

Looks like my OF is set. I kept Jesus Montero on my roster all goddamn year last year and Im releasing him back into the wild. Will miss u little buddy but I gotta have proven major leaguers in my stable of keepers. Was convinced he was going to be traded at the deadline last year and would be a starting C this year..

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 31 January 2011 01:38 (ten years ago) link

Thermo, if one team trades a keeper-eligible player, does the other team need to send another keeper-eligible back to maintain a certain balance?

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Monday, 31 January 2011 02:05 (ten years ago) link

I'll probably end up keeping:

Robinson Cano (28)
Jose Reyes (27)
Brett Anderson (23)
Matt Cain (26)

and then either

Michael Napoli (29) or Denard Span (27), depending on how much playing time Napoli is expected to get, and how much speed/power I need.

23 24 (Z S), Monday, 31 January 2011 02:12 (ten years ago) link

I see, if you're already loaded with keeper eligible players then it makes sense.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 14:18 (nine years ago) link

even tho he's bombed this year i'm not giving up on Heyward, and i decided i'd rather have Castro than Weiters. so that's in addition to Markakis, Hamels & King Felix. so that means Kennedy, Kimbrel and Freese are probably not sticking around.

hmmm, think i'll check rotowire and see what's going on with adam dunn since he's been in a slump his last 400 at bats or so
- "Dunn said he will ratchet up his offseason workout routine this winter, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Dunn has a history of lax offseason work, and that may have been at the root of his historically bad 2011 season." F#@$^&#@$)(

future events are now current events (Z S), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 21:18 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

best players, labor day 2011

verlander
kemp
granderson
braun
ellsbury
kershaw
adrian gonzalez
bautista
halladay
weaver

johnny crunch, Sunday, 4 September 2011 17:23 (nine years ago) link

probably one of my biggest missteps in the draft this year was picking Adam "I'm" Dunn with in the first fucking round

In the long run, we will all be cyberpunks (Z S), Sunday, 4 September 2011 17:25 (nine years ago) link

Mark Trumbo is my starting 1B and is a vast improvement. sigh

In the long run, we will all be cyberpunks (Z S), Sunday, 4 September 2011 17:25 (nine years ago) link

He's trumbolievable.

polyphonic, Sunday, 4 September 2011 17:46 (nine years ago) link

one of the frustrating parts of this season has been the lack of playing time for mike napoli.

in only 320 AB, he's hitting .300/.397/.600, with 25 HR and 4.4 WAR.

i thought that perhaps he was getting platooned against righties, but here are his splits:

vs. right: .300/.391/.604
vs. left: .301/.410/.592

if he wasn't being benched half the time for no reason, dude might have 40-50 HR, 6-8 WAR! idgi

remember yr man when he's at wooooooooooork (Z S), Monday, 12 September 2011 04:00 (nine years ago) link

I picked up Matt Moore a week or two ago. I am genius.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 September 2011 16:50 (nine years ago) link

Kind of flabbergasted that I'm not just in the top 10 again, but now @ #6. Fully expect freefall in coming weeks.

Leee, Lord of Wtfomgham (Leee), Monday, 12 September 2011 18:16 (nine years ago) link

I am still in first place. ^___^

polyphonic, Monday, 12 September 2011 18:31 (nine years ago) link

i'm going to have you tested.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 12 September 2011 18:59 (nine years ago) link

I already peed in all of these cups so you can take your pick.

polyphonic, Monday, 12 September 2011 19:19 (nine years ago) link

i will test the one with the most sediment at the bottom.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 12 September 2011 19:30 (nine years ago) link

*cracks knuckles*

pretty pleased with my position considering i autodrafted and didn't even pre-rank.

omar little, Monday, 12 September 2011 21:50 (nine years ago) link

wtg go grab my beltre -- hasnt updated since -- Tue May 17 9:11am EDT & still a solid 8th

johnny crunch, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:03 (nine years ago) link

i could have troll drafted a team entirely consisting of Cabreras, not made a single change or update, and still done better this year.

sanskrit, Monday, 12 September 2011 23:49 (nine years ago) link

yahoo msg boards are still pretty lol:

What the "F K" 12-Sep-11 09:42 am
How does a tie give the Fantasy Guru the victory? this is bull@#$% this is under protest i cant believe this @#$%... This a travesty of the worst kind 75X worst than any scandal is sport history i will take this all the way to the inventor of fantasy baseball..my guys played hard all year this is ashamed they get treated this way...This has ruined the mindset of my young players....We hate you!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS WAR!!!!!!!!!!
WORST THAN RED SOX- YANKEES
STEELERS-RAVENS

sanskrit, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:25 (nine years ago) link

ha ha!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:37 (nine years ago) link

i have only just now noticed and laughed like a lunatic at "Ohlendorf On Golf".

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:35 (nine years ago) link

Suddenly my lead is in danger! Can I hold until Wednesday?!

polyphonic, Sunday, 25 September 2011 02:33 (nine years ago) link

A nearly 30 point lead is down to 6.5 points! Is this a choke?

Can my team make a late run and climb out of 12th place?

(answer to both questions: probably not)

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 26 September 2011 16:05 (nine years ago) link

a 7 point drop in 3 days isn't all that likely imho, but it is possible!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 September 2011 16:10 (nine years ago) link

my team of scrappy white hustlers has hustled and scrapped its way into the top 5ish after being in 12th all damn year since I made some decent moves and Dan Uggla decided to stop hitting .180.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 26 September 2011 17:04 (nine years ago) link

i was in the cellar early on and then had to scrap and grit my way to second place. first place is likely a difficult reach at this point, i'm hail marying it and banking on a few free agent pickups to carry me over the top.

omar little, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 02:41 (nine years ago) link

4 point difference!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:55 (nine years ago) link

congrats polyphonic - on dominating us two years in a row now!
a fantasy dynasty is born!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 13:39 (nine years ago) link

i almost made it despite autodrafting from an unranked list! congrats poly.

omar little, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:21 (nine years ago) link

autodraft landed u some guys that really panned out big that everyone was down on at the time - ellsbury, michael young, beckett, asdrubal

congrats 2 poly

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:40 (nine years ago) link

heres the best ranked players, end of season edition:

Kemp
Verlander
Ellsbury
Braun
Kershaw
Granderson
Halladay
Cliff Lee
Miguel Cabrera
Adrian Gonzalez

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:44 (nine years ago) link

yahoo list?

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:45 (nine years ago) link

Wow, I jumped 11 points in the final few days and finished in 9th. What happened to the innings limit? I started benching guys toward the end of the season because I thought it would stop accumulating pitching stats once you went above 1400 IP. Or does it stop only after the day in which you pass 1400 IP? Case in point, I had 1399 IP before yesterday and benched everyone except for Strasburg.

We almost had our own version of this year's wild card races but congrats Poly, your team is more clutch than the Braves and Red Sox combined!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:13 (nine years ago) link

ya - you can blow 1400 IP out of the water on your last day if you want/can!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:17 (nine years ago) link

damn you Barry - i just realized you slipped in ahead of me! jerk.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:18 (nine years ago) link

wheew

and I juuuuust barely finished in the money in my money league too!

polyphonic, Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:22 (nine years ago) link

what are the keeper rules again?

omar little, Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:12 (nine years ago) link

i will provide a link to a page that has the rules almost right at the top...

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:24 (nine years ago) link

here you go!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:24 (nine years ago) link

I get to keep Kemp again this year! Maybe I will ride his production all the way to a 4th place finish and build on this momentum.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:05 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

are we keeping this going in 2012?

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:23 (nine years ago) link

you know it!
i was going to start a 2012 thread in the next few days (once i thought of a good song to reference or somesuch).

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:26 (nine years ago) link

all i can think of right now is "Keeper Lagoon" :s

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:26 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wngb5Mq1SQY

omar little, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:49 (nine years ago) link

three-peat?

polyphonic, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:53 (nine years ago) link

I look forward to being disappointed yet again. Will probably do better than my fantasy hoops team which fucking sucks.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 23:59 (nine years ago) link

I will (be able to) pay more attention this year.

Andy K, Thursday, 2 February 2012 01:19 (nine years ago) link

oh man.. do i really want that to be the thread title?!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:34 (nine years ago) link

FYI, pretty sure I'm out. ._.

omar leeettle (Leee), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:17 (nine years ago) link

aw.
makes me sad. :(

i think that makes you and Will. was it something i said?!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:15 (nine years ago) link


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