It's Not a Trick, It's a Collusion – 2018 In Love Baseball Fantasy League

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by my count only two teams left to pick keepers -- guns of buxton (similar situation, but reversed: five under 27, one 27-29) and olney the lonely (has about 4028459 players to choose between).

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:06 (one year ago) link

you've got the draft at 4 p.m., is that eastern time?

na (NA), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:27 (one year ago) link

yep! 4:00pm EDT

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 19 March 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

thanks. traveling from central to eastern next week so wanted to mitigate my potential confusion.

na (NA), Monday, 19 March 2018 17:01 (one year ago) link

Hello! Sorry my picks are late:

Gallo's Pole (formerly Olney The Lonely):

Sale, C 29
Kimbrel, C 29
Ozuna, M 27
Machado, M 25
Giolito, L 23

I will not miss the draft this year!!

francisF, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

Hey y'all!

Could I simply usurp a dormant team's keepers or is part of the hazing to start with nothing?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:27 (one year ago) link

You’re out of luck there - no defunct franchises laying around. You’d be the second new team this year tho, so you’ll have some company with building from the ground up.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:25 (one year ago) link

anyone in touch with our last team yet to pick keepers? appears their last 3 posts on ilx were related to their 2017 and 2016 keepers, lol. u out here lurkin, jq higs?

it's so hot in here! (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:12 (one year ago) link

i send a yahoo mail. will try again through the ilx message. for now, i'm assuming he plans on staying in the league.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:34 (one year ago) link

send=sent

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link

how2shot invite?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

i sent a link to you via ilx. you good on the rules etc?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

I can't remember what email I used for ILX but strange query:
would you happen to use an email that is a punny portmanteau of the following:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nintchdbpict000068162276.jpg
http://aboutmeditation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Deepak-Chopra-Meditation.jpg

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:59 (one year ago) link

Nevermind, I'm in!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

ha ha hhahaahaaa yes, yes i do. 'tis my hip-hop alias.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:37 (one year ago) link

;-)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

trea turner (24)
francisco lindor (24)
jose ramirez (25)
george springer (28)

sorry for the delay. don't think i have any other qualifying players in the 27, 28, 29 bracket.

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:43 (one year ago) link

thanks!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

ok guys – i've inputted our keepers and the draft order is set. please double check that i got your picks right etc
https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/24882/draftresults?drafttab=team

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:31 (one year ago) link

everything looks right except for me picking 10th because UGH THERE'S 9 GUYS I WANT

eephsthetic (Will M.), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:57 (one year ago) link

Thanks, thermo. Looking forward to the draft and subsequent mediocrity.

bnw, Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

That’s the spirit!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:14 (one year ago) link

Looking forward to dropping a scuffling player right before he turns into Lou Gehrig.

omar little, Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:16 (one year ago) link

Incredibly excited that my wife scheduled a large group meal with my in-law's at 4pm EST on Sunday!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 23 March 2018 01:10 (one year ago) link

Colonisqattsi might want to drop a recently-injured pitcher. Is it too late?

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

Actually never mind, he's still just 28, I'll keep his old Bum(garner) ass

Jimmie Lovefoxxxxxx, Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

I think I can still edit the draf until an hour before it starts.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 24 March 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

lol is anyone else getting..

Yahoo Logo
Will be right back...

Thank you for your patience.
Our engineers are working quickly to resolve the issue.

johnny crunch, Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

with this dn you'll know whose fantasy team is mine now

challops trap house (Will M.), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

yahoo seems to be working for most of us!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

Help I'm trying to get in, is Ohtani still on the board?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 25 March 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

you were there most the draft, no?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:03 (one year ago) link

Here's the keeprs for next year which I will try to actually keep up to date this year! (next year's ages are listed, not this year's, and as players get dropped they will disappear from the list (whenever I update it once a month or whatever))

challops trap house (Will M.), Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

Hope someone got a kick out of Altherred Images auto-drafting (with some impetuous pre-draft jockeying, but still) Aaron Altherr.

Andy K, Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

i was going to ask if anyone actually ended up with the player their team is named after

na (NA), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link

Could someone explain the specific keepers format (for someone who is going to campaign hard to drop it next year)?

Spreadsheet shows:

Alex Wood	28	27-29
Travis Shaw 28 27-29
Billy Hamilton 28 27-29
Jeurys Familia 29 27-29
Max Kepler 26 <27
Carl Edwards Jr. 27 27-29
Mitch Haniger 28 27-29

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

...or should I just read the 2nd post in this thread?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

...so basically I should have drafted another <=26yo.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 00:56 (one year ago) link

you can still try and trade for one

na (NA), Monday, 26 March 2018 01:04 (one year ago) link

ISO: Ohtani (batter)
FT: Kluber

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

i don't get it - why join the league if you don't like the whole keeper thing??

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 03:58 (one year ago) link

I've never done a keeper league to be honest. I just started playing fantasy again after a very long break! Trade me a <26 keeper and I'll promise not to stage a coup to regain league commissioner powerz.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 04:55 (one year ago) link

I was losing it when Aaron Judge nearly got to me in the first round (picking 11th!). He seemed like a clear top three pick, taking keeper eligibility into account.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 26 March 2018 05:59 (one year ago) link

Yeah knowing that, I'd have taken him over Kluber but Kluber was ranked #1 of all eligible players.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 06:24 (one year ago) link

TBF Kershaw, Kluber, Scherzer & Votto were the only four guy I was going to target above a young SP.

and guess i should have made extra sure the rules/settings were understood by the new teams before we got to the draft.
when we first went to a keeper format (which i love), i didn't like that someone might be able to keep a Trout or Kershaw for their entire career. didn't seem fair to keep so many elite players out of reach. and since irl most players hit free agency by the time they've hit 30, i thought the age cut-off was a good way to go. and also 30 is a nice, round, easy to remember number. as far as the age brackets go, i like it because it A) prevents people from bunching up a crew of similar aged guys and B) it forces teams to plan for the career progression of it's younger picks – i wanted more thought to go into team than just having a bucket of under-30 guys you can hang onto. almost like when a guy hits 27, you have to decide if that he's good enough to extend. an interesting side effects as well, seems to be that it has inspired some incredibly interesting trades over the years.
the only thing i'm not crazy about is when we calculate someone's age. we go by our leagues draft date, which can be a moving target. iirc only one guy has been effected by the phenomenon of their official age shifting due to this, so it hasn't really been a major problem.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:14 (one year ago) link

Yeah, please don't mind me, I'm just trolling mostly.

I also have no idea who all the hot young prospects are so it's almost better I luckily backed into a few under 30 guys rather than intentionally chased a flash in the pan with an upper round pick.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

if i'm in the running for first place, we can talk in a few months... i have at least two too many *young* young guys. and i probably am not the only one.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

Lincecumlords are now CorrosionOfConforto

omar little, Monday, 26 March 2018 16:49 (one year ago) link

^ a reference I get!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

It's the draft date? Oops. I thought it was MLB opening day. Probably doesn't make a big difference...

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 26 March 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

Frustrating year for me (every SP was injured at some point, etc.) but congrats bnw for dominating for most of the year and a well deserved win.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 09:21 (eleven months ago) link

I learned a lot (namely that you should draft keepers in a keeper-league) yet I tried to give it a go and make it interesting (which didn't really happen). Impressively dominant win B!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:34 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

Hey Jimmy, We just got word that January 31st is opening day. Drafts will start February 5th. -Echo 🏈🏀🏒🏆

— Yahoo Fantasy Care (@YahooFantasyCC) January 11, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2019 22:08 (eight months ago) link

Will open up a new thread around Feb 1...
open to thread name ideas, since I apparently stopped being clever a few years back.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 12 January 2019 17:54 (eight months ago) link

The keeper list (it's on the second tab in a handier format). Ages are updated and as of today so are drops from September!

suggest boban (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:23 (seven months ago) link

Thanks Will.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:42 (seven months ago) link

do we have any control over whether same-day adds or drops are allowed in our league? if we do, is there any interest in adding that?

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:24 (seven months ago) link

i think that's just a box i tick or somesuch. i'm fine either way, but wouldn't mind some kind of consensus before i do or don't tho.
i'll make a new thread once me, or someone smarter than me can come up with a name.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:17 (seven months ago) link

i tried to do it in my basketball league and couldn't find it! if you find it lmk where!

How about a name like idk Countdown to CBA Work Stoppage 2019

suggest boban (Will M.), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:53 (seven months ago) link

oh, i like the CBA angle...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:05 (seven months ago) link

it's been slow at work lately and i'm ready for winter to be done so i've been thinking ahead to fantasy baseball. so i think i have my keepers figured out already. not gonna declare until i have to but i think i've got it unless trades/injuries impact my choices.

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 22:00 (seven months ago) link

there it is. new thread title.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 20:19 (seven months ago) link

Where is it?

suggest boban (Will M.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 15:19 (seven months ago) link

Yahoo leagues open this afternoon.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:12 (seven months ago) link

using this entire post as the league name is for some reason hilarious to me:
it's been slow at work lately and i'm ready for winter to be done so i've been thinking ahead to fantasy baseball. so i think i have my keepers figured out already. not gonna declare until i have to but i think i've got it unless trades/injuries impact my choices.

i am very sleep deprived. maybe just the first sentence. or possibly something about manipulating service time. i am so tired.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:54 (seven months ago) link

Yahoo is the only platform that's keeping Ohtani as 2 separate P/DH entities:

Hey guy, any particular reasoning behind making ohtani two players instead of one? Thanks

— Rap Verify (@RapVerify) January 31, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:58 (seven months ago) link

maybe im sleep deprived too because i just laughed at this idea for a threda name (please don't do it)

Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This One Will Include Ohtani As One Player; The Inexorable March of Two-Way Players Will Lead Us All to VORPiness

suggest boban (Will M.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 19:05 (seven months ago) link


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