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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

wow!

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

Fielders
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
DH - JIM THO...ME

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

Pitchers
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

xpost

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)..got 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

Y/N?

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

eah.

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

FIRST PLACE IN TWO LEAGUES.

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

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

STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE

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 (thirteen years ago) link

lol @ McCain

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

heh. can you tell i'm hungry?!

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

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

Haren
Zambrano
Sabathia
Beckett
Bench: Eveland
Bench: Lilly
DL: Peavy

Wood
Fuentes
+relievers

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

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

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

polyphonic, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:15 (thirteen 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:

kazmir
lackey
pedro
verlander
volquez
harden
jason bergmann
k-rod
jon rauch
c.j. wilson

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:51 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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:

got:
Chase Utley
Hanley Ramirez
Brian McCann
Cole Hamels
Joe Saunders

for:
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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

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

one month passes...

v. proud that in my h2h(i know) league that i am 61-9 over the past 6 wks...it'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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

need a shrink to tell me why i keep caring so deeply about a family league run by my cousin's husband who has been using admin powers to cheat for years. he just did it again today, even though he's already beating me 7-1-2. just flipped ohtani with urshela so he can get ohtani's SB and bring him a little closer in the one category i'm beating him in (why was he starting urshela over ohtani anyway??)

i don't even have any blood family in this anymore, just his relatives including his father and now his teenage son. his own son!

regardless i still consider this my "main" league, more important than the other ones, etc

, Saturday, 24 April 2021 02:10 (four months ago) link

i just want to destroy him every year

, Saturday, 24 April 2021 02:11 (four months ago) link

Is there a system log/do you have receipts? Does nobody else care? Can u shame him publicly? That shit is deplorable

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 26 April 2021 04:30 (four months ago) link

And you still choose him over us?! This is some Stockholm shit!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 April 2021 11:54 (four months ago) link

I would screenshot and then call his ass out on the forum or email list and force him to give up his admin powers. What an absolute bell-end.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 April 2021 21:08 (four months ago) link

oh i accepted long ago i'm not gonna do anything about it, i don't think anything good would come of it and it would just make things weirder than they already are between me and an extended family i've always had a weird relationship with. i thought maybe he stopped after the ESPN redesign because he was scared it would be more obvious. i have screenshots if i ever decide to go nuclear. and it is all logged in the transactions, just a little hard to find. i've confronted him about it privately years ago and he just played dumb. i'm really curious if he does it when he matches up with son though.

, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 02:06 (four months ago) link

And you still choose him over us?! This is some Stockholm shit!!

― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, April 26, 2021 7:54 AM (fourteen hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

if ILX league turns into a money league and/or any of you turn out to be my uncle i'll reprioritize

, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 02:08 (four months ago) link

Hmm. What’s your aunt situation like?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 03:44 (four months ago) link

this is my aunt.....

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/4mkAAOSwd1teRFgj/s-l1600.jpg

good luck 😬😬😬

, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 04:46 (four months ago) link

right in my wheelhouse.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 05:19 (four months ago) link

i thought i had nowhere to post this but now i see this thread

good time to be rostering shane bieber, carlos rodon and anthony desclafani... has to be the first month in my decade long fantasy career getting three complete game shutouts in one month

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2021 05:25 (four months ago) link

Hopefully you're in a CG/SO league. When I started the ILX league in 2003 I think we had CG/SOs (or maybe that was in 2004?).

So the rando yahoo H2H league where I'd gone 2-8 the first 2 weeks, why yes I did go 2-8 in the 3rd week as well bringing me to 6-24.

So now in week 4 I'm up against the #1 team in the league (and I'm dead last @ #12)... I'm up 9-0 after one day. Nice to see some regression but I hope I can hold on.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 15:47 (four months ago) link

was finally having a good week in the money league i'm dead last in, was up 9-1 or 8-2 all week until today, now losing 5-3

been doing H2H for like 15 years and i feel like this has happened every single week of every season ever

, Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:24 (four months ago) link

in my other H2H league, i specifically set an alarm this morning to see if jesse winker was playing today, but i slept through it in a Moderna #2 daze and now his 3 runs are on my bench and i'm going to lose the category because my opponent has chris taylor (4! runs so far)

, Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:25 (four months ago) link

lol make that 5!!!!! runs for chris taylor

, Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:45 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

my non-ILX league trades:

Means for Blackmon

Matz/Walsh for Maeda/Dom Smith

hurts

, Monday, 17 May 2021 01:44 (four months ago) link

I'd want the Walsh side.

I have Blackmon and he's been frustrating.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 17 May 2021 04:17 (four months ago) link

i wish i was on that side too!

i really gotta remember to stop putting so much faith in early statcast numbers

, Monday, 17 May 2021 22:12 (four months ago) link

one thing i've complained about over the years in my family league is the complete lack of pitching limits - no transaction limits, no IP or GS limits - so any team with bad pitching can just stream like crazy the last few days of their matchups if they're already losing ERA/WHIP and get wins in Ws and Ks by sheer quantity. if your pitching sucks and you have no attachment to your players, you have no reason not to. if you have a decent staff full of pitchers that are too good to drop, you basically just have to lay over and lose those categories

my opponent did that to me this week - i was winning 8-2 and killing him in all pitching categories, so he streams 7 pitchers the last two days. started today winning 5-3 in Ws, he gets 3 wins to go up 6-5 before the night game, where he has both pitchers. i have craig kimbrel. if craig kimbrel gets the win, i tie instead of lose that category. craig kimbrel is currently the pitcher of record in the bottom of the tenth. if craig kimbrel doesn't win here i will quit forver

, Monday, 24 May 2021 02:46 (three months ago) link

this is the only scenario that can get me to listen to a-rod's commentary

, Monday, 24 May 2021 02:47 (three months ago) link

6-3-1 SUCK MY ASSHOLE

, Monday, 24 May 2021 02:48 (three months ago) link

i hate fantasy baseball btw

, Monday, 24 May 2021 03:09 (three months ago) link

i'm really curious if he does it when he matches up with son though.

― ✖, Monday, April 26, 2021 10:06 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

can confirm my shitbag cousin LM cheats against his teenage son

, Monday, 31 May 2021 00:57 (three months ago) link

does his kid know?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 12:56 (three months ago) link

who knows! i don't talk to him. what if i told him? what if i told him his father is a dirty cheater? what if he loses all respect for his father, runs away from home and joins up with a corrupt element? what if he starts commissioning hits on the dark web and gets embroiled in an international conspiracy? what if he takes out a foreign ambassador, setting off a domino effect that leads to the fall of civilization? and then what if his dad blames me for it and garrotes me in my sleep? i can handle inadvertently causing world war 3 but i don't wanna DIE thermo

, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 04:54 (three months ago) link

anyway the 11th place team in my random yahoo money league just got 17 RBIs from 6 hitters and i want to fucking die

, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 04:55 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I managed to land Semien for Franmil Reyes and Skubal in my AL only league.
I’m pretty sure it was a rad deal, but now I’m stoned and second guessing myself.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 10 July 2021 05:46 (two months ago) link

that is good in redraft at least, as skubes is going to start getting load managed

dumbest thing i did this year was drop semien in april after his bad start, absolutely insane move in retrospect

, Saturday, 10 July 2021 06:18 (two months ago) link

He had a pretty rough 2020, so I wouldn’t blame you.

And ya - it’s a redraft. Don’t think I could cope with two keeper leagues!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:41 (two months ago) link

I managed to pick up Eloy when they announced he would be starting rehab! And my OF was already stacked, so Reyes seemed like an easy choice to shop. The AL only format can be really tough, I lost Madrigal and there were no playable options for middle infield, so I’d been running Torres and Polanco out there every day.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:52 (two months ago) link

What is the german word when you are 1-9 on Saturday am and finish 10-0 on Sunday night in a H2H league? Cuz that happened to me last week lol.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 23 July 2021 19:49 (one month ago) link

Einsundneunamsamstagmorgenundendezehnundnullamsonntagabend

family league has apparently reached the point of insanity with people desperately trying to hold onto relevance, have recently picked up gallo, fletcher and crawford off waivers. softens the blow of losing acuna a bit. also just traded walsh/mccullers/blackmon for matt olson which hopefully won't blow up in my face like most trades i make

, Monday, 26 July 2021 23:24 (one month ago) link

what you're saying is, i should be dumping my Matt Olsen stocks? (that's a lot to give up!)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 01:06 (one month ago) link

it is a lot but i feel like my team is deep enough that i can start consolidating for upside... it's a shallow league and there's always solid options on waivers. i always want to pull off these 3-for-1 deals where i get the best player back but no one ever wants to bite

walsh has been dogshit for a month which sort of validates his cruddy statcast numbers (which i try not to put a lot of stock in but...), blackmon doesn't bring high enough upside for a starting role in a 4OF league, mccullers hurts but he's lost some spin without the goop and tends to get hurt a lot. i proposed trevor rogers first but he countered with mccullers

this is also a keep 3 league, not a big deal but olson might be a keeper. no way i was gonna keep any of the 3 i gave up

, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 01:32 (one month ago) link

"these 3-for-1 deals where i get the best player back"

well fucking duh i would be getting the best player back, smh

, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 01:35 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

i want to drop bellinger so bad but I'm afraid :(

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 20:57 (two weeks ago) link

oh i accepted long ago i'm not gonna do anything about it, i don't think anything good would come of it and it would just make things weirder than they already are between me and an extended family i've always had a weird relationship with. i thought maybe he stopped after the ESPN redesign because he was scared it would be more obvious. i have screenshots if i ever decide to go nuclear. and it is all logged in the transactions, just a little hard to find. i've confronted him about it privately years ago and he just played dumb. i'm really curious if he does it when he matches up with son though.

― ✖, Monday, April 26, 2021 10:06 PM (four months ago) bookmarkflaglink

ah. so i sent him an anonymous email last week telling him to stop and included a screenshot of the logs just to show him there's a record of it happening. and to vaguely threaten him with the possibility of sending it to the rest of the league (which i'm not gonna do). he didn't respond, and i have no real way of knowing whether he read it or not (might've gone to spam, who knows). he hadn't cheated since then but it was mostly because he didn't have an opportunity to - lots of rainouts and he started running a short bench (which i thought might've been a strategic move after reading the email, cause he always keeps a lot of possibilities on the bench, for cheating purposes). but he cheated today, moving mark canha onto an active spot after he homered.

i don't know what to do at this point. i've been in this league for i think 13 years, i've always considered it my "main" league. i've won twice, i'm almost always in the playoffs. if i were going to call him out publicly the time do it probably would've been before his teenage son joined, i don't want to be the one to tell his son that his dad cheats against him at fantasy baseball. fantasy baseball in general doesn't seem like a big enough deal to start a whole *thing* about. maybe this is why my other family members (my cousin and his FIL) quit.

, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:10 (one week ago) link

Burn it all down.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:59 (one week ago) link

easy for you to say! i'll probably just quit (again)

, Sunday, 5 September 2021 20:37 (one week ago) link

You are denying yourself an fantastic cathartic opportunity.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 6 September 2021 05:05 (one week ago) link

anyone else getting their asses beat this playoff season

, Saturday, 11 September 2021 23:36 (six days ago) link

thought i was a genius streaming tyler wells in a doubleheader and he decided to give up 4 runs, which makes it my second 4+-run reliever appearance this week. that plus ryu/rogers/framber the past 2 days balooned my previously good ERA/WHIP to 5.83/1.45. i'm still somehow beating the other guy but i'm still getting my ass kicked. it isn't sustainable. i had 1 home run until last night.

also my cheating LM (facing the other seed this week thankfully) did his most obvious cheat yet - moved ohtani (pitcher)'s bad start to the bench and moved ohtani (hitter)'s home run to the active lineup. it's ESPN so you can't have both active at the same time. is anyone supposed to believe he benched an ohtani start in the playoffs? i know it's the astros but come on

, Saturday, 11 September 2021 23:46 (six days ago) link

My other league, I am neck and neck with the guy who’s been in first for half the season. Overtook him for one full day a couple days ago before dropping a few points. All my guys are healthy - and I’m about to get Giolitto back. I like my odds. I am hopefully overtaking him in sb and holds today.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:14 (five days ago) link

i'm getting gio back too so i apologize in advance for my awful pitching luck also tanking your team

, Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:24 (five days ago) link

my 2 playoff teams are combined 11/67 with 3 runs and 3 RBI. not feeling good.

, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 04:21 (two days ago) link

annoying thing is my cheating LM instituted a rule years ago limiting teams to 5 adds per week in the playoffs, in response to me winning the league 2 years in a row in part because there was no rule or limit against streaming a crazy amount of starting pitchers at any time, which is how the league always functioned because he personally likes to stream pitchers without limits. i had already made a post in the league requesting a limit because i didn't like how every year turned into a stupid race to see who could stream the most pitchers, which he completely ignored. he only added the limit after i won the league streaming like crazy out of spite. he then had the audacity to tell my father that he had to institute a limit to prevent me from abusing the system again, and that i'm probably really angry about it. when i'm the one who was pushing for the limit in the first place.

anyway he instituted it in the dumbest way possible, by making a straight up add/drop limit instead of a GS/IP limit, or just limiting pitcher streams. it basically freezes all position player add/drops in the playoffs because everyone needs to use their precious 5 changes on pitchers. i would like to be able to drop the ice cold josh donaldson for any number of super hot hitters on waivers right now but i gotta save that so i can stream cole irvin on friday. i hate this league.

, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 04:34 (two days ago) link

oh i also hate my extended family, that's probably more important

, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 05:04 (two days ago) link


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