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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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

your OF will have a rough April IMO

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

not bad for napping part way through!

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

Do you like my 7-man rotation?

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

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

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

ugh i would nott

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

eah.

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

STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE

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

lol @ McCain

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

heh. can you tell i'm hungry?!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

well he decided to get 7 HRs and 11 RBIs today, which is 7 HRs and 11 RBIs more than i got. i don't think i've ever seen a other shoe drop so powerfully

, Friday, 1 October 2021 02:34 (ten months ago) link

Dude had an unholy day at the plate yesterday and jumped two points into a tie for first place with me.
I can take first if his average drops or if I get a few more RBIs or SB than him. But I can lose if he gets so much as one hold while hanging onto his other stats. Today is going to be nuts!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 14:19 (ten months ago) link

i had pretty much no chance of winning unless i had a really good offense day and he didn't...but 5 of my hitters are benched today while every last one of his is starting

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 17:59 (ten months ago) link

Not like it matters who starts or not anyways.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 18:19 (ten months ago) link

he actually hasn't cheated against me at all, though i think that's more because he hasn't had a good chance to

realizing i actually have a pathway to win via pitching... i have 4 starts today vs his 1 (he was out of adds), and his 1 (morton) is hopefully on a pitch limit. unfortunately i decided to stream reiver sanmartin, who is sucking but has a cool name
https://i.postimg.cc/rm2BCdy1/image.png

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 19:41 (ten months ago) link

of course my pitchers just gave up 2 runs.... and of course if his morton gives up anything he's going straight to the bench

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 19:50 (ten months ago) link

Home runs from Vlad, Roberts and Polanco already. Leapfrogged dude in rbis - I think this league is mine!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 19:59 (ten months ago) link

And take screen grabs!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:00 (ten months ago) link

congrats on (probably) winning!

unfortunately i am pretty screwed, reiver sanmartin is the least of my worries and i'm now running a 4.50 ERA. going to need to get a W from logan webb and somehow make up 4 runs, which just isn't gonna happen today

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:23 (ten months ago) link

I maybe have spoken too soon. Still ahead but he caught me in Sb and might pull even in holds shortly

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:48 (ten months ago) link

that's why i constantly assume the worst.... you're messing with forces.....

logan webb has 4 more innings in him but the giants are doing too good they're certainly gonna take him out. hopefully reiver sanmartin can continue saving my life for a few more pitches

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:53 (ten months ago) link

Indeed. Forces be messing with me now.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:59 (ten months ago) link

If I hadn’t said it before - this is the league I lost on the last day last year.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:00 (ten months ago) link

you gotta find a god to pray to

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:04 (ten months ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/Kj9f8Y9S/image.png

i've squeaked however briefly. reiver is still pitching which is terrifying me. who knows if webb will come back out. of course the thing that's actually going to happen is giovanny gallegos is going to come in and give up 12 runs in .1 IP

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:16 (ten months ago) link

You’re on top there I assume?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:22 (ten months ago) link

yup... of course now AVG is starting to come into play, as i'm hitting .143 to his .387

webb is batting, have a very bad feeling they're gonna keep him in until it's a tiny bit too late

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:24 (ten months ago) link

and he gives up 2 singles lol

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:29 (ten months ago) link

lmao why are you doing this to me gabe kapler....you have won the game.......it's over............

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:31 (ten months ago) link

that one run (so far) lost me ERA.... now i have to pray for aroldis chapman to blow up or something

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:33 (ten months ago) link

from the bottom of my heart fuck gabe kapler you dumb idiot

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:36 (ten months ago) link

Let us all pray Chapman blows up.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:41 (ten months ago) link

it's gonna need to be that or estevez in colorado... or barlow in texas but they're losing big. those 3 runs just killed me.

if one of them does blow up and they find themselves on his bench though...........................

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:45 (ten months ago) link

and they aren't even bringing in estevez... forgot he has mychal givens so it all comes down to him

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:00 (ten months ago) link

givens gives up 2... he's still beating me 3.986 to 4.009

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:02 (ten months ago) link

oh i'm a dummy, they didn't bring in estevez because it isn't the 9th.... i'm going crazy

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:03 (ten months ago) link

and they just blew the save opp for estevez... though as an o's fan i can't complain if the dbacks win here

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:11 (ten months ago) link

championship now hinges on carlos estevez getting fucked up

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:18 (ten months ago) link

HOLY SHIT?????/

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:32 (ten months ago) link

let's see if this sticks lol

https://i.postimg.cc/FHQjjc2F/image.png

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:35 (ten months ago) link

I have taken it!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:17 (ten months ago) link

One less RBI today and it would have been a tie. We wound up tied in NSB and holds!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:18 (ten months ago) link

hell yeah! the two ilxors who haven't removed their bookmarks from this thread won their leagues!

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:47 (ten months ago) link

(barring last minute scoring changes™)

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:47 (ten months ago) link

Nice!!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 October 2021 00:03 (ten months ago) link

I’m sure if others were as amazing as, they’d be here too!

You sure dude isn’t going to try and cheat you (literally) out of your victory?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 October 2021 00:16 (ten months ago) link

if he does i'm saying something about it, i really need the money right now

, Monday, 4 October 2021 01:16 (ten months ago) link

hell yeah! the two ilxors who haven't removed their bookmarks from this thread won their leagues!

― ✖, Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:47 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

oh i have not removed my bookmark, my other glorping league has just been such a boring bummer it hasn't been worth mentioning. but i'll give my season recap!

we have pitching staffs in this league instead of individual pitchers, which works well enough -- the team's collective pitching result scores them 0-27 points a day (technically like 30+ is possible but that's like a 15k perfect game). players score for all of the regular stuff, no minuses for strikeouts. also worth mentioning -- we have a "minors" system, where you can get not-yet-mlb-players during a second draft around the irl mlb draft, slot them in one of your six minor slots, and once you call them up, you "start a timer" on them. see, our keepers cost whatever round they're "ranked" at per fantasypros, but there are a bunch of ways to get discounts, the main one being your minors callups, who are at a 5/3/3 round discount in their first second and third years. we have 4 keepers (5 next year), so it's definitely worth getting minors guys in the pipeline. we had a guy with trea, acuna, and a couple of others all in rounds like 4-6 for years.

went into the season looking at a bit of a rebuilding year -- have a strong core of keepers -- devers, eloy, mountcastle on 3, 5, 5 rd discounts, olson at sticker price minus one, and a bunch of minors players ready to get called up -- lux, wander, rodgers. started the season EXTREMELY strong due to a bunch of my picks firing on all cylinders -- my first round pick of the padres pitching looked fantastic, jd martinez was raking, mondesi was raking when he played, chris taylor inexplicably solid -- so my gameplan was kind of out the window. i was in first place by the ASB despite having a middling overall score (5th or 6th out of 10, but my matchups had just been exceedingly lucky). my plan to sell at the deadline now made no sense, but buying in didn't feel right either, so i just kinda coasted. of course, when the sticky scandal ended in the sticky ban, the padres turned into dogshit and i started losing. failed my way into the playoffs, got beat in the first round, and our finals were... well, actually i need to go backwards again for a second.

so one of our managers quit midseason. he was in the league 5 years, but wasn't really enjoying it the past year or so, and this year after going like 10-2 in the first six weeks and 2-10 in the next six, quit. we had an "interim" guy step to the plate just to make sure the team was starting healthy players etc, although he wasn'tsure if he wanted to be a permanent manager going forward. the reason i bring this up is because the finals were that guy, and the commish who has won 3 of the past 10 years (he's no cheater like ✖'s commish, although he is definitely an absolute trade beast who knows when people are weak enough to make a bad trade). def not the finals i wanted to see! (obv i wanted to see me, or if not me, there are two other teams who had dominant seasons and have never won a pennant -- they both fell in the semis). the new guy won!

what gets funnier is that the old manager was like "oh cool, so we'll split the winnings?" and the commish was like "wtf you quit" and the new manager was like "uhh yeah ok i guess" and the commish was like "don't be soft!! you don't owe him anything!!" and it was a very minor scandal i guess. new manager ended up giving old manager back his buy-in at a charity event, and gave his entire winnings to the charity. no word on whether or not the old manager also donated his entry fee, i hope he did.

that's the whole story! i don't have advantageous draft picks next season yet, but i do have an overwhelming number of discount keepers that i might flip some of -- rodgers -5, wander -5, lux -5, devers -3, eloy -3, mountcastle -3, hiura -3, jp crawford -3... and adell, madrigal, marcelo mayer, elijah green and andruw jones jr (!) in the minors ready to call up when i have the room. almost certainly this coming season i will have to pull the trigger and really go for it, and the pipeline means my window is probably a few years.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 4 October 2021 16:04 (ten months ago) link

(btw im not saying the sticky ban is why the padres tanked, but the timing more or less lined up with them going from Best Pitching In League to uhh in my league *checks stats* 22nd best)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 4 October 2021 16:20 (ten months ago) link

Your league sounds very complicated!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 October 2021 17:38 (ten months ago) link

ten or eleven years of additions makes it pretty overwhelming to describe at first, but week-to-week it's pretty easy because you just try to have good players locked in for the week (no in-week changes). and we had pretty stable managership for a few years so everyone was pretty up to date on it.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 4 October 2021 17:48 (ten months ago) link

plus commish & i do plenty of spreadsheets to make it easy for ppl to see who they can keep in what round etc

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 4 October 2021 17:50 (ten months ago) link

i am mostly confused about having a robust minor league system but only 4/5 keepers a year

, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 01:40 (ten months ago) link

I think there’s two sets of keepers - one for majors and one for minors?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 03:22 (ten months ago) link

yes exactly! sorry i didn't see this

the "minors slots" are keepable in perpetuity for free, but once you start them, they are no longer a "minors player" -- and must be kept with a "keeper slot."

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 21:18 (ten months ago) link

to enter the minor slot they must A) be in the irl minors, and B) never been started by any team (so like, if a 30 year old spends a rehab stint in the minors, you can't put him there). once they're there, you can keep them there forever, even if they get called up, but they aren't earning you points. luckily we haven't had to make a rule about how long they're there yet because nobody's abused it. i came close by keeping buxton in my minors for like 3 years of his major league career (i was waiting for him to get good)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 21:22 (ten months ago) link

ah that makes sense then. sounds fun

, Thursday, 7 October 2021 00:13 (ten months ago) link

my cheating LM conceded without fucking with things, so i officially won. and will soon receive $450 to go straight to covering insane vet bills accrued over the past month.

, Thursday, 7 October 2021 00:13 (ten months ago) link

You should start seeing a real doctor, btw.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 October 2021 00:23 (ten months ago) link

pet insurance is cheaper

, Thursday, 7 October 2021 00:25 (ten months ago) link


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