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My B0ra$ league is underway I know even less than what I was doing before if anyone's on help!!

Leee, Friday, 21 March 2008 03:07 (thirteen years ago) link

I have a pay-league keeper draft on Monday. I picked up someone else's team, and I am dumping all but 3 guys.

David R., Friday, 21 March 2008 03:59 (thirteen years ago) link


i have a yahoo one with some co-workers (6 teams)! and i'm trying the b0 d0g one this year, just for kicks

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 21 March 2008 04:05 (thirteen years ago) link

12 mgr $ league

C - Joe Mauer
1B - Paul Konerko
2B - Robinson Cano
SS - Hanley Ramirez
3B - Larry "Chipper" Jones
OF - Ichiro Suzuki
OF - Jeremy Hermida
OF - Aaron Rowand

2B - Kelly Johnson
OF - Josh Willingham
3B - Kevin Kouzmanoff
C - Benji Molina

SP - Daisuke Matsuzaka
SP - Aaron Harang
SP - Joe Blanton
SP - AJ Burnett
SP - Randy Johnson
RP - Huston Street
RP - Brian Wilson

Steve Shasta, Friday, 21 March 2008 04:06 (thirteen years ago) link

don't know if i can be much help with the aide-de-B0ra$ - but i'm here for you brah


The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 21 March 2008 04:10 (thirteen years ago) link

OH! sharing!

my 12 team:
C • B. McCann
1b • L. Berkman
2b • K. Johnson
ss • M. Tejada
3b • C. Jones
of • M. Holliday
of • S. Victorino
of • B. Hawpe
utl • Adam Jones

of • K. Fukodome
3b • T. Glaus

sp • E. Bedard
sp • C. Young
sp • T. Lilly
sp • F. Liriano
sp • C. Buchholz
sp • D. McGowan

rp • J. Nathan
rp • C. Marmol
rp • bj ryan

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 21 March 2008 04:30 (thirteen years ago) link

OK here's the beef:

1. (11) Johan Santana SP
2. (18) David Ortiz 1B
3. (39) Adam Dunn OF
4. (46) C.C. Sabathia SP
5. (67) Ian Kinsler 2B
6. (74) Brian McCann C
7. (95) Brad Hawpe OF
8. (102) Bobby Jenks RP
9. (123) Matt Cain SP
10. (130) Rich Hill SP
11. (151) Dustin McGowan SP
12. (158) Jhonny Peralta SS
13. (179) Troy Glaus 3B
14. (186) Oliver Perez SP
15. (207) Mike Cameron OF
16. (214) Brian Wilson RP
17. (235) Michael Bourn OF
18. (242) Pat Neshek RP
19. (263) Mark Reynolds 3B
20. (270) Mark Buehrle SP
21. (291) Jack Cust OF
22. (298) Josh Bard C
23. (319) Luke Scott OF
24. (326) Jayson Nix 2B
25. (347) Chad Qualls RP

Leee, Friday, 21 March 2008 05:01 (thirteen years ago) link

your OF will have a rough April IMO

Steve Shasta, Friday, 21 March 2008 05:47 (thirteen years ago) link

10-team league i do w/ some bros from school: (4 OF positions, 2 util, H2H, traditional stats) a lot of dudes i wanted cuz lots of them are ATL homers and took braves irrationally high --

C - Russ Martin
1B - Justin Morneau
2B - BJ Upton
SS - Hanley Ramirez
3B - Ryan Zimmerman
OF - Hunter Pence
OF - Josh Hamilton
OF - Jermaine Dye
OF - Pat Burrell
Util - Carlos Guillen
Util - Paul Konerko
Bench - Evan Longoria
Bench - Lastings Milledge
Bench - Michael Bourne

SP - Jake Peavy
SP - Chris Young
RP - Billy Wagner
RP - Todd Jones
P - Brian Fuentes
P - Andy Pettitte
P - John Maine
Bench - Jeff Francis

johnny crunch, Friday, 21 March 2008 12:02 (thirteen years ago) link

12 team, 5x5 league. First three rounds of the draft were last year's keepers.

1. (7) B.J. Upton 2B,OF
2. (8) Miguel Cabrera 3B
3. (9) Adam Dunn OF


4. (39) C.C. Sabathia SP
5. (58) Hunter Pence OF
6. (63) Jarrod Saltalamacchia C,1B
7. (82) Ryan Zimmerman 3B
8. (87) Billy Wagner RP
9. (106) Todd Helton 1B
10. (111) Khalil Greene SS
11. (130) Kosuke Fukudome OF
12. (135) Joba Chamberlain RP
13. (154) Ian Snell SP
14. (159) Jeremy Bonderman SP
15. (178) Justin Upton OF
16. (183) Zack Greinke SP,RP
17. (202) Jonathan Broxton RP
18. (207) Jeff Kent 2B
19. (226) Ian Kennedy SP
20. (231) Jason Giambi 1B
21. (250) Brian Fuentes RP

mattbot, Friday, 21 March 2008 12:42 (thirteen years ago) link

12 teams, with scoring rules I can never keep straight and 10 keepers... this season we scrapped the minor league system we've had for a decade.

C - Geovanny Soto
1B - Adrian Gonzalez
2B - Brian Roberts
3B - David Wright
SS - Jhonny Peralta
OF - Nick Markakis
OF - Chris Young
OF - Raul Ibanez or Jacoby Ellsbury or Delmon Young
UT - Chone Figgins
bench - Nick Johnson, Edwin Encarnacion, JR Towles

SP - Johan Santana
SP - CC Sabathia
SP - Tim Lincecum
SP - Pedro Martinez
SP - Johnny Cueto
RP - Joe Nathan
RP - Jonathan Papelbon
RP - CJ Wilson
P - Randy Johnson
P - Manny Parra
P - Mark Prior

I kinda tanked my draft I think.

Garrett Martin, Friday, 21 March 2008 13:15 (thirteen years ago) link

10 team league drawn from folks on an o's messageboard at which i post. i slept through part of the draft. league allows for 5 dl slots and two util positions offensively.

the field:

Brian McCann
Ryan Howard
Rickie Weeks
Miguel Cabrera
Orlando Cabrera
Josh Fields
Ichiro Suzuki
Kosuke Fukudome
Mark Teixeira
Nate McLouth
Jeremy Hermida
Juan Pierre
Justin Upton
Stephen Drew

the pitchers:

John Lackey
Scott Kazmir
Francisco Rodríguez
Chad Billingsley
Kelvim Escobar
Pedro Martínez
Ian Snell
Edison Vólquez

j.q higgins, Friday, 21 March 2008 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

not bad for napping part way through!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 21 March 2008 20:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Do you like my 7-man rotation?

Leee, Saturday, 22 March 2008 03:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I signed up for a 20-team league where you draft 30 guys (27 starters), and every two weeks one team gets eliminated. I've never done a league like this. Here's my ultra-weird roster:

C: Soto, Jeff Mathis
1B: Giambi, Mike Sweeney
2B: Kelly Johnson, Eugenio Velez
3B: Kevin Kouzmanoff, Willy Aybar
SS: Miguel Tejada, Rich Aurilia
LF: Chris Duncan, Adam Jones
CF: Ryan Church, Nyjer Morgan
RF: Josh Hamilton, Randy Winn
Util: Paul McAnulty, David Dellucci
Bn: Chin-lung Hu

SP: Peavy, Sabathia, Haren, Jared Weaver, Ian Kennedy, Mike Hampton, Carlos Villanueva, Dustin Moseley

RP: Kerry Wood, Heath Bell, Chad Qualls

polyphonic, Saturday, 29 March 2008 06:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Magic ILBBall, should I trade Rich Hill for Adam "Papa" LaRoche?

Leee, Saturday, 29 March 2008 18:35 (thirteen years ago) link

ugh i would nott

johnny crunch, Saturday, 29 March 2008 18:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Even though I have Glaus @ 3rd (if he doesn't get hurt, he's still only going to sit out 1 game @ series) and the league also requires me to start an additional corner infielder (who is at present Mark Reynolds), and coupled with Hill's shaky control this spring...?

Leee, Saturday, 29 March 2008 18:46 (thirteen years ago) link

hmm i actually like mark reynolds but i guess it prob depends on what your other SPing is like. i still think hill will have a good season if he stays healthy. also ive just never been a laroche fan

johnny crunch, Sunday, 30 March 2008 00:35 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

His guys:
Carlos Quentin
George Sherrill
Randy Wolf

for my guys:
Brad Hawpe
C.C. Sabathia


Leee, Friday, 18 April 2008 22:36 (thirteen years ago) link


The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 19 April 2008 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe? Sherrill's a lock to get many saves (as many as BAL will allow, anyway), tho:

1) I imagine CC's going to straighten out (you're trading him at the worst possible time, obv), and Randy Wolf's pitching as well as he will be all year (and is only a 6-inning pitcher, and ridiculously injury-prone, and could be meat outside of Petco).

2) Hawpe's going to outproduce CQ by a wide margin, I imagine.

If saves mean that much to you, go for it. Otherwise, I'd pass.

David R., Saturday, 19 April 2008 02:38 (thirteen years ago) link

That's one of the better offers I've gotten for CC so far. Other was him and Papi for Westbrook, Crede, and C-Pat. This being the Bora$ league, I have to think that these trades are actually not stupid, but some elaborate psy-ops overture to the soon-to-materialize knuckle-deep negotiations.

Leee, Saturday, 19 April 2008 02:53 (thirteen years ago) link


If only the season stopped today I'd be up $3500.

milo z, Saturday, 19 April 2008 05:10 (thirteen years ago) link


milo z, Saturday, 19 April 2008 05:10 (thirteen years ago) link

His guys are all the sort you can get off the wire all year if you look for them, whereas CC is a top 50 fantasy player who's struggling right now. You're better off hiding him on your bench and trying to cover for him with some young guy for awhile. We're not even out of April yet.

polyphonic, Saturday, 19 April 2008 07:37 (thirteen years ago) link

14-team 4x4 keeper league. Pitching's been very suspect so far, but I didn't have any choice but to trade Hiroki Kuroda when somebody offered me Drew and Bruce for him (!).

C: Kenji Johjima, Jason Kendall (two starters on every team)
1B: Mark Teixeira
2B: Dustin Pedroia
3B: Chipper Jones
SS: Michael Young
MI: Yunel Escobar
CI: Richie Sexson
OF: J.D. Drew
OF: Jonny Gomes
OF: Vladimir Guerrero
OF: Josh Hamilton
OF: Matt Holliday
OF: Matt Kemp
Bench/Injured: Ryan Theriot, Jay Bruce, J.R. Towles, Elijah Dukes

P: Zach Duke
P: Tim Hudson
P: Jair Jurrjens
P: Ian Kennedy
P: Kevin Millwood
P: Micah Owings
P: Jonathan Papelbon
P: Justin Verlander
P: Billy Wagner
Bench/Injured: Manny Parra, Matt Garza, Dontrelle Willis

govern yourself accordingly, Sunday, 20 April 2008 00:00 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

so i just flipped Joe Mauer for Ben Sheets (already had McCain catching and have now picked up Doumit).
good trade or best trade ever?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

lol @ McCain

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

heh. can you tell i'm hungry?!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

so i just flipped Joe Mauer for Ben Sheets (already had McCain catching and have now picked up Doumit).
good trade or best trade ever?

This is not change I can believe in.

David R., Wednesday, 11 June 2008 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

My 20-team elimination league is down to 13 teams. Now my pitching staff is:

Bench: Eveland
Bench: Lilly
DL: Peavy


That's a pretty dang good 1-5, I think.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

Lilly's been a tad sketchy lately tho.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

That's why he's on the bench!

But yeah, I bought low on him a little. He's like the JD Drew of pitchers.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

The JD Drew of pitchers = Rich Harden
The Ted Lilly of hitters = Jose Guillen

David R., Wednesday, 11 June 2008 17:48 (twelve years ago) link

The Ted Lilly of hitters has been raking lately (both of them).

polyphonic, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

okay, in my other league, i had a bunch ofpitchers on the DL to start the year so i'm well under my innings quota. only reliever specific stat is saves. my staff is currently:

jason bergmann
jon rauch
c.j. wilson

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

ah yes - the pedro/harden one-two dl knockout punch!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

my other bizarre-o 6-team league went totally bonkers just before the trade deadline - the net results of the 4 trades i was involved in:

Chase Utley
Hanley Ramirez
Brian McCann
Cole Hamels
Joe Saunders

Ian Kinsler
Michael Young
Brain Roberts
Carlos Zambrano
Kevin Gregg
Joe Saunders (i got him and then traded him immediately!)

that's some crazy shit, no?!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 11 August 2008 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

Lee, I hope to God you did NOT trade CC.

David R., Monday, 11 August 2008 18:19 (twelve years ago) link

CC is still a whatever-the-hell-my-team-name-is, but only because I haven't touched that league since Papi first got hurt.

Leee, Monday, 11 August 2008 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

ten months pass...

just managed to get Youkilis for Brian Roberts from a SB-starved (yet 1st place) team! (Beltre and Cris Davis *were* my 3B guys)

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 30 June 2009 15:01 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

v. proud that in my h2h(i know) league that i am 61-9 over the past 6's only got me up to 4th/12 teams, but at least im prob safe 2 make the playoffs

johnny crunch, Monday, 24 August 2009 01:21 (eleven years ago) link

i am in a 12 team work h2h league with $250 on the table that is a total joke.
min innings were set to 10, which i took full advantage of on draft day. it also caused a minor revolt six weeks in when people realized what was happening.

punting wins and Ks, two elite closers, two strong closers. edwin jackson and latos off the wire as backup innings eaters.

here's my lol offense:

Pos Edit Batters draft actual
C A.J. Pierzynski 206 218
1B Prince Fielder 21 9
2B Brian Roberts 39 22
3B Michael Young 80 34
SS Clint Barmes 323 127
LF Ryan Braun 7 6
CF Marlon Byrd 316 135
RF Ben Zobrist 305 42
Util Nelson Cruz 124 93
BN Aramis Ramírez 28 469
BN Nyjer Morgan 313 67
BN Carlos Peña 101 70
DL Justin Upton 129 56

sanskrit, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:26 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol 1st playoff week & prob the 1st day i bench pedroia all year cuz he went 3/26 over the last wk & he hits 2 hrs his 1st 2 ABs

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 00:06 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

1 thing that is heartening 2 know is that my opponent's add of NELSON FIGUEROA 2 days ago was not the determinitive factor..though it nearly was, as complete games was a scoring category

oh well, 2nd place!

johnny crunch, Monday, 5 October 2009 12:57 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

Paging Prince Fielder...would you wake up and join your team, please...

Nom Nom Nom Chomsky (WmC), Sunday, 25 April 2010 18:46 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Other (auto-drafted) team apparently in no hurry to surpass opponent who has never played a left fielder while Cliff Lee remains on the DL and Barry Zito rots on the bench.

Andy K, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 02:14 (ten years ago) link

Anybody think Jimmy Rollins is going to be healthy this year?

Grisly Addams (WmC), Saturday, 22 May 2010 19:11 (ten years ago) link

Recommendation: Hill doesn't have a multi-hit game since May 9 and is now batting .156 on the season. He was definitely due to regress this season, but this is getting ridiculous. With a 25:20 K:BB ratio, he remains a strong buy-low target.

Andy K, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:20 (ten years ago) link

I lol'd. Nice inclusion of Homer.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:16 (two years ago) link

inclusion of homer? where? (i have already forgotten everything i have done)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:18 (two years ago) link

Homer, the Marlins sculpture lol

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:19 (two years ago) link


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:19 (two years ago) link


they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:24 (two years ago) link

wow. this somehow makes me love it even more wtf

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:31 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

i have my AL-only league's auction draft coming up this weekend. with 10-teams putting together a full roster can get a little daunting – and bidding for all-star caliber players can easily turn batshit.
been thinking about it non-stop all week, whereas i did literally no prep-work for the ilbb draft!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 22 March 2019 04:33 (two years ago) link

Seems like yahoo! got rid of roto leagues unless you run your own league, you can't just jump in and join an open league... or is H2H just that much more popular?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 22 March 2019 19:20 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

This includes 7 of the top 80 (yahoo pre-season rank) offensive players in a 5x5 league.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:35 (one year ago) link

I want to take this opportunity to extol my pitching staff in an eight-team league I have with some friends who only watch Giants games.

Scherzer, Verlander, Kershaw, Bauer, Thor (he's been bad), and Paxton (someone dropped him!) are my vets, with Chris Paddack and Shane Bieber as the up-and-comers.

My offense is also good! I love it.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 17:32 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Yahoo! standard H2H leagues have always had something like this:

Note: Each week, your pitching staff must total a minimum of 20 innings pitched. If you fail to reach this mark, you will lose all of your pitching games for that week.

A manager in a league that I'm in says this week he may have his pitching stats zeroed out as he potentially won't hit the cutoff this week as games with his SPs keep getting PPD.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:27 (eight months ago) link

It's Thursday. He can't stream a couple of pitchers?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:54 (eight months ago) link

Yeah that was mentioned but it's a 10 manager league so he'd have to drop some heat.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 August 2020 17:38 (eight months ago) link

...for example Jack Flaherty (#4 average pick overall in Yahoo!) has pitched exactly one game this season: July 24th which was exactly 2 weeks ago.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 7 August 2020 20:32 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

In my head to head league where I finished pretty much at the bottom, I finished 2nd overall (aggregate) in steals but went 1W-5L-1T.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 25 September 2020 18:40 (six months ago) link that category.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 25 September 2020 18:40 (six months ago) link

i am in first place by two points right now in my brutally shallow AL only league and the guy in second has been overtaking me on and off for a month now.
in a desperate attempt to keep/gain points i have dropped both closers and all normal starters in favour of set-up (holds) guys and to hopefully not lose out on wins i am starting Skubel. which might be incredibly stupid since I can't afford to bloat my ERA

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:01 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

CJ Cron has been added/dropped 3x in one league already.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:03 (four weeks ago) link

someone should hold him! unless it's like a 6 team league or something. he'll be decent!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:33 (four weeks ago) link

He’s like the Joel Payamps of yourleague!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:36 (four weeks ago) link

I was targeting Cron very intentionally in the ilx league but I also targeted Daniel Murphy and Ian Desmond when they first signed with the Rockies so...

, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:39 (four weeks ago) link

love that bell and cron have come up in our various fantasy threads as guys who might be disappointing and i had them both written down as sleepers (and missed both in ilx, but it worked out)

my h2h points league team is weird and might be good? my keepers are nowhere near as good as others, we have a complicated system that makes some teams better for a couple of years (maybe i explained it before, i'll explain below this)

C - Daulton Varsho
1B - Matt Olson (K)
2B - Ha-seong Kim
3B - Rafael Devers (KD3)
SS - Adalberto Mondesi
OF - Eloy Jimenez (KD5)
OF - J.D. Martinez
OF - Trent Grisham
UT - Randy Arozarena

TmPit - San Diego

BN - Christian Walker
BN - Josh Bell
BN - Ryan Mountcastle (KD5)
BN - Josh Donaldson
BN - Royce Lewis*
BN - Kyle Lewis

Min - Gavin Lux (Free)
Min - Nick Madrigal (Free)
Min - Brendan Rodgers (Free)
Min - Wander Franco (Free)
Min - Jo Adell (Free)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:02 (four weeks ago) link

our keepers rules -- we look at the fantasypros rankings for batters on whatever day ends up being the "settle date" (usually the day after the super bowl) and those are the keeper costs -- so if they rank Mike Trout 1 he costs a first round, if he's ranked 11th or 19th he costs a 2nd, etc... and you have to make your 4 keepers fit into the picks you have for that year. However, you get discounts: we also have a "minors" system you can keep for free. the second you pull a player up and start him, his "timer" starts, and the next 3 years you can keep him at a 5/3/3 round discount. Also additionally you have one "bullet dodge" to keep any one player an additional one round later, in case you have a logjam.

So as you can see I have Eloy and Mountcastle as last-year-call-ups for my team, Devers is 2nd year I think (technically third, but we made a rule to not count 2019 as a year if you chose to bench a guy all season, which I did w/ Devers and Eloy). Olson was ranked in like the 6th round so he was a good deal. I had like 5 of the first 20 actual picks or something, but of course most of the good players were never even up as options. also yes we have team pitching, it's kinda nice! i took SD 3rd overall (the 1st overall pick was freeman, bc the guy who had him had too many good keepers but was picking first anyway so it's like he got a free keeper), 2nd pick was LAD and then I went SD. Picked a few good players in those first few rounds -- JD, Mondesi, Grish, Randy -- and then spent 3 rounds "picking" my keepers, so everyone after Randy was the second half of the draft. Took Kim knowing I'd probably call up Lux or Madrigal quickly this season, so you can imagine one of them is starting there. Royce Lewis with the asterisk because he'll move into my minors, drafted him to replace.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:10 (four weeks ago) link

Presenter Mode is a welcome addition to drafts this year. I love those big ol' tiles

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:12 (four weeks ago) link

doing an espn mock draft and i can't believe they've gotten even worse. why the hell would you remove chat from a draft interface?

, Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:09 (three weeks ago) link

afaict it is impossible to scroll through the player list on a laptop without accidentally jumping down 300 picks

, Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:26 (three weeks ago) link

Yahoo got rid of the mock chat aswell.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 27 March 2021 02:46 (three weeks ago) link

My guess is because it’s 2021

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 27 March 2021 02:47 (three weeks ago) link

So my other league just drafted... AL only. Auction. Just added a new manager to bring the total to 9.
It lasted three hours and was batshit insane. Top players and regular, mid-draft types were going for a few bucks more than you’d expect - but once we started hitting the later-round players in a normal draft, and people started to panic, prices skyrocketed. Fringe set-up guys going for $12. I had to pay double the bag price for Plesac and Luzardo, who are my #1&2 starters. My catcher is Wilson Ramos. Gary Sanchez want for $22. I saw some shit tonight.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 March 2021 04:40 (three weeks ago) link

Bag price = avg price

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 March 2021 04:41 (three weeks ago) link

Yahoo got rid of the mock chat aswell.

― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, March 26, 2021 10:46 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Ah I was assuming the mock draft interface was the same. It would be a very ESPN thing to do

, Monday, 29 March 2021 22:40 (three weeks ago) link

I think it’s more current year thing to do. 11 people trying to draft and 1 asshole yelling “stop the steal! MAGA! Covid is fake news! Blue lives matter! MAGA!”

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 March 2021 22:44 (three weeks ago) link

lol so it turns out yahoo's even taken the chat out of real drafts with randoms (i wanted to do another money league and NFBC is done drafting apparently)

like i'm gonna be in a league with these people all year, the league page has a message board, but we couldn't say a word to each other in chat

seems stupid

, Monday, 5 April 2021 03:42 (two weeks ago) link

Fucking weird. Like only invite/legacy leagues have chat?!

not that people are ever very sociable in randoms but it was awkward. i just wanted to tell people about how biden and kamala have been secretly arrested and a new day is upon us

, Monday, 5 April 2021 06:19 (two weeks ago) link

I could usually get a person or two talking about their rationalization for their picks.
Sometime I’d love to be able to messge people months later and be like “I TOLD YOU HIS REGRESSION WOULD BE UGLY!”

having one of those very frustrating "would be whipping everyone except the guy i'm facing" H2H weeks

, Thursday, 8 April 2021 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

would've ended the week tied in runs but my opponent had bohm lol

, Monday, 12 April 2021 03:36 (one week ago) link

just an awful week, made a stupid drop because i was desperate to chase wins, at the point in the season where i have to tell myself to stop taking it seriously

, Monday, 12 April 2021 03:37 (one week ago) link

Wish I had convinced the old timers in my old leagues to try a free form roster version - 26 roster spots, one at each position and five pitchers, fill the rest however you want.

I almost had that going with a small roster auction league (one at each position, DH, six pitchers) but it would have been interesting to see people strategize between dominating hitting or pitching or falling into the safe territory of ‘normal’ rosters.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Monday, 12 April 2021 20:42 (one week ago) link

Would the stats just have been 5x5?

Ottoneu in the Washington Post

Shah added a player pool into the web app, then realized he could access stats, too. There was no longer any reason to keep their league on Yahoo. And now they could choose new scoring categories that better reflected modern baseball thinking, swapping out batting average for on-base percentage. (Later versions would incorporate scoring based on the Wins Above Replacement metric, a sabermetric shibboleth.) They began to play on Shah’s site, naming the league after a player, Otto Neu, who appeared in one game for the St. Louis Browns in 1917 but never made a plate appearance or had a chance in the field.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 19:49 (one week ago) link

xp - semi-standard 5x5, we did OPS, net steals, a reliever formula (holds plus 2X saves minus blown, I think?) and I think the stat service we used had FIP the last season we held leagues. There would also have to be some PA/IP minimums to keep people from having a 0.00 ERA with 6IP for the entire year.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 20:53 (one week ago) link

Like our buddy ✖, here's reason #18972340918 I hate H2H:

I got lucky with the #1 pick (Acuna) in this league but look at this shit...

Category/my team rank (of 12):
R: #4
HR: #3
RBI: #7
SB: #5
AVG: #12
W: #11
SV: #2
K: #10
ERA: #6
WHIP: #9

Seems like I'd be midpack right?

Wrong. I'm 4-16 and in dead last place.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 April 2021 05:06 (four days ago) link

i hate it! i've had such a bad week in both my H2H leagues, it's frustrating because i spent more time preparing for them than most years and then 90% of it just comes down to dumb luck

i think at the very least 2-week matchups should be the standard. one week is ridiculous. week 1 i got 10 SBs and lost. this week i got 3 SBs and won. it's stupid. and unless your league has very restrictive weekly IP limits, so much comes down to which owner gets more starts.

, Monday, 19 April 2021 05:23 (four days ago) link

4-16?! how many matches you have a week?!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 19 April 2021 19:20 (four days ago) link

or is it a match a day?

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 19 April 2021 19:21 (four days ago) link

It's H2H so 10 categories per week. I went 2-8 week one then 2-8 week two. Mathematically I should be 6th or 7th but I am just getting incredibly unlucky losing ratio cats by tenths of percents and counting stat cats by a handful, if that.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 April 2021 20:12 (four days ago) link

So many external factors at play with weather, COVID team quarantines (even if they aren't on your team) on top of the usual rampant injuries, slow starts, etc.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 April 2021 20:14 (four days ago) link

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