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

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hmmm, try that image one more time:
https://i.imgur.com/rsBH5uB.jpg

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 07:30 (one year ago) link

whoops that's big.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 07:30 (one year ago) link

Just realized I never said my team name (Incase people don’t recognize the logo)
PORNO FOR SHAPIROS

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/misc-miketrout.jpg

Offense
C - Welington Castillo CWS
1B - Chris Davis BAL
2B - Starlin Castro MIA
3B - Mike Moustakas KC
SS - Elvis Andrus TEX
OF - Mitch Haniger SEA
OF - Billy Hamilton CIN
OF - Nelson Cruz SEA
Util - Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B

Bench:
OF - Max Kepler MIN
3B - Travis Shaw MIL
1B - Logan Morrison MIN
2B - Daniel Murphy WAS (DL)

6-man Rotation:
Corey Kluber Cle - SP
Alex Wood LAD - SP
Danny Duffy KC - SP
J.A. Happ Tor - SP
Jake Odorizzi Min - SP
Chase Anderson Mil - SP

Relief:
Kenley Jansen LAD - RP
Jeurys Familia NYM - RP
Brad Boxberger Ari - RP
Carl Edwards Jr. ChC - RP
Pat Neshek Phi - RP (DL)

My goal is to win the league without really paying attention to keepers.

Some may remember me as the original commish of ILBB fantasy (why hello Balks, HBP, Cycle) as well as orginal moderator of ILBB but that was like 15 years ago so probably a lot of you do not!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

Is it cool if I start referring to you as “the ghost of fantasy past”?
Also: why have you come to haunt us, spirit??

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:45 (one year ago) link

my team is garbage

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

protoschwarber

https://imgur.com/a/4VF9V

willson contreras - C
paul goldschmidt - 1b
javier baez - 2b, ss
jake lamb - 3b
marwin gonzalez - everywhere
ender inciarte - of
christian yelich - of
aj pollock - of
rafeal devers - util

tim anderson - ss
jeimer candelario - 3b
josh bell - 1b
ian desmond - of (though he'll be replaced by josh harrison tomorrow)
scott kingery - 2b
gleyber torres - ss (NA)

yu darvish - sp
jon gray - sp
mike clevinger - sp
tyler chatwood - sp
alex cobb - sp (NA)
marco gonzalez - sp
blake treinen - rp
kelvin herrera - rp

i love trades

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 16:17 (one year ago) link

i see you did the same linking thing i did originally.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 2 April 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

eh you aren't missing much

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

i dont fuck w photoshop but imagine cc's giant head/face on https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xr2811V3L._SX339_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 01:54 (one year ago) link

o & my team ~ currently obp'ing/slg'ing .471/.677 get @ me

c- d'arnaud
1b- fred freeman
2b- altuve
ss- c seager
3b- castellanos
of - bryce harper
of - blackmon
of- cain

util/bench
k. seager
t. frazier
d. peralta
dl g. bird

pitchers
keuchel
verlander
jordan montgomery
sonny grey
chris archer
erv santana
cody allen
devenski
wade davis
alex colome
adam ottovino
dl - d. lamet

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

Damn your team is monstrous.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:43 (one year ago) link

i got u, Johnny...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:52 (one year ago) link

also: your team is indeed disgusting.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:57 (one year ago) link

haha thank u

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:06 (one year ago) link

For a brief moment a few minutes ago, I was 1st in Quality Starts & last in Wins.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:21 (one year ago) link

I wanna see the team that can pull off the opposite.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:31 (one year ago) link

Get me Jack Morris and David Wells, stat

omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 03:32 (one year ago) link

LuvWilTeheranUsApart (character limits ruin the team name somewhat)

After three straight podium finishes, my team has been in a Blue Jays-like state of not exactly rebuilding and not exactly ready to contend. Yuck!

C - Buster Posey
1B - Edwin Encarnacion
2B - Anthony Rizzo (a very useful position eligibility quirk!) (K)
3B - Alex Bregman (K)
SS - Addison Russell
OF - Matt Olson, Kyle Schwarber, Jackie Bradley Jr
Util - Carlos Santana

bench: Eddie Rosario, Evan Longoria, Willie Calhoun (currently NA), Justin Turner (currently DL), Vlad Guerrero Jr (currently NA, future face of the team?)

SP - Gio Gonzalez, Robbie Ray (K), Marcus Stroman (K), Michael Wacha, Trevor Bauer (K), Steven Matz
RP - Dellin Betances, Brad Hand, Brad Brach, Nate Jones

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:39 (one year ago) link

you're really going the long haul for Vlad, huh?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

I picked him towards the end of the draft, so it was low risk. I figured I might as well stick him in the NA spot and see if they bring him up this year.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

Years ago I drafted Strasburg before his debut, hung onto him all season long until he was called up, then kept him all throughout the year he was recovering from TJ surgery. If you've got the roster spot to burn (and NA isn't an active roster spot) and if the upside is high enough then why not?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:47 (one year ago) link

in my case, because i lack the required patience.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

sometimes i get the existential fear, like knowing how Ian Happ will age out of being a keeper just before i turn 50.

omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

i think about how old my daughter will be when Albies gets there. (almost high school age) :`(

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

Last place! I have never been in last place in this league (14 seasons!), even for a day.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 5 April 2018 10:06 (one year ago) link

i don't even remember ever being in the dang bottom half this season is a COMPLETE WASH

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:28 (one year ago) link

I added 3 players (Ohtani batting, Rosario and Panik), I believe it's fine? As in, it's by the rules? I'm still learning as I go.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 7 April 2018 04:00 (one year ago) link

yeah add anyone you want -- just know anyone you drop at any point can't be kept next year, and anyone you pick up also cannot be kept next year :)

challops trap house (Will M.), Saturday, 7 April 2018 13:29 (one year ago) link

cool that i balanced out jakob junis and his six innings (so far) of no-hit pitching with jon gray's 12.6 era and marco gonzalez's 15.43 era

na (NA), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:22 (one year ago) link

Ohtani is the 3rd ranked pitcher and 28th ranked batter. O_O

omar little, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

DL, DL, DL, DL, DTD, Suspended

omar little, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:45 (one year ago) link

same issue here, dropping some of these DL guys now :(

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:44 (one year ago) link

Does anyone want to take a gamble on Danny Duffy, my 17th round pick? Holler at me with a SP offer.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:03 (one year ago) link

lmao my entire OF is benched for the day, along with my two available backups also being a) benched and b) DLed.

omar little, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

when you have players on your fantasy team who are playing against the team you're a fan of that day, do you bench them bc you want them to perform poorly against "your team," or do you play them to mitigate the negative feelings if they do well against "your team"?

na (NA), Friday, 13 April 2018 14:25 (one year ago) link

i shut down any and all personal feelings. i am an unfeeling, uncaring, relentless fantasy baseball bot when it comes to setting my line-up.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:12 (one year ago) link

waits impatiently for Acuna*

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

xxp I remain emotionless, I have no control of the outcome anyway, so I might as well play the guys playing against my fav. team. I had two of my fantasy Orioles players against my IRL cherished Blue Jays (I also have two Jays). This was a close to ideal outcome for both The Gallos and The Blue Jays (Jays won 7-1):

Machado .500/.600/1.250, HR
Smoak .400/.400/.400
Donaldson .250/.400/1.000, Grand Slam

Bundy 7.0 IP, 10K, 2.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 5.00 K:BB

Sometimes it works out

francisF, Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

I’d just like to thank again, everyone who passed on Albies for five rounds. I love you all.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:15 (one year ago) link

-3 NSB on the day (so far)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:50 (one year ago) link

3-way tie going into today!

I'm leading the league in Quality Starts and ERA (also second in WHIP).
LAST in Wins.

francisF, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 23:18 (one year ago) link

Sorry 3-way tie *FOR 2ND* going into today

francisF, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 23:20 (one year ago) link

so Dahl's been called up and I have too many OF and too many keepers...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2018 05:19 (one year ago) link

My horse Acuna has arrived.

^___^

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:19 (one year ago) link

he's having a day

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

i was going through my team to start mass-adding/dropping players (my team is a fuckin' mess and april's over, seems like the right time to panic) and I was looking at my keep-eligible players... all of a sudden I was like, where did this one guy go? I didn't drop him, but he isn't on my team... turns out Felipe Rivero is now Felipe Vazquez.

Anyway the point is I'm blowing up a bunch of my team (mostly pitching) and the upthread keeper spreadsheet is updated.

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 30 April 2018 15:03 (one year ago) link

hamstring
elbow
fingernail
balls

omar little, Sunday, 6 May 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link

i had never heard of jakob junis before this year and now he's the savior of my pitching staff. same deal with matthew boyd, to a slightly lesser extent. thank goodness for those random pick-ups that pay off.

na (NA), Monday, 7 May 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link


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