Waiting 171 days to submit your keepers will not give you another year of control – 2019 I Love Fantasy Baseball League is open!

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oh ya... forgot id traded Mazara for Scherzer. that should probably be updated on the spreadsheet.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:38 (five months ago) link

Love the thread title.

The Jays had better stop manipulating Vlad Jr's fantasy service time this year!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:39 (five months ago) link

ha! so i bought a block of tickets for the game i think he will make his home debut (v the Giants).

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:43 (five months ago) link

Tentative keepers for Mad Boon Rising

Rhys Hoskins <27
Ronald Acuna <27
Yoan Moncada <27
Anthony Rendon 27-29
Sean Manaea 27-29

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:17 (five months ago) link

Mad Boone Rising**

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:17 (five months ago) link

Thermo, am I correct in that I only have 2 eligible keepers:

Mitch Haniger 28
Carl Edwards Jr 27

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 3 February 2019 04:42 (five months ago) link

yikes - looks that way.
the good news is Juan Soto is up for grabs!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:47 (five months ago) link

also i seem to have copy pasted the wrong opening date in the rules – opening day for age calculations is March 20.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:49 (five months ago) link

Porno For Shapiros keepers (ages as opening day):
Ozzie Albies (22)
Carlos Correa (24)
Luis Severino (25)
Kris Bryant (27)
J.t. Realmuto (28)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:53 (five months ago) link

Blast First Petit's tentative keepers:

Mike Trout (27-29)
Didi Gregorius (27-29)
Noah Syndergaard (< 27)
Michael Fulmer (< 27)
Keone Kela (< 27)

Thanks!

Andy K, Monday, 4 February 2019 00:38 (five months ago) link

can we change team names in Yahoo ourselves or do we have to run it through the commissioner

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:12 (five months ago) link

looks like the former. now I just have to think of something decent

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:13 (five months ago) link

Can do it yourself, but I will be silently judging.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 02:36 (five months ago) link

judging because it causes confusion/extra work or just judging the quality of the name?

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:11 (five months ago) link

on originality, form, and how much i understand the obscure cultural reference. (it is not a lot of work, outside of keeping track, so go nuts)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:25 (five months ago) link

oh ok. i don't want to make anyone's life harder but it's going to be hard to come up with a worse team name than protoschwarber

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:54 (five months ago) link

So – i went through all the changes this year with yahoo – and there's not much.
However, yahoo has gone and added all the top 30 prospects for every fucking team! so if you want to go ahead and add, i dunno, Bryson Brigman (the #28 prospect for the Miami Marlins) and stash him for a year or more – there is now nothing stopping you.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:17 (five months ago) link

When will we be able to see all available free agents for the draft?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 February 2019 19:34 (five months ago) link

where is the prospects list? is it linked on the fantasy page or is it via the main MLB page?

omar little, Monday, 4 February 2019 19:41 (five months ago) link

When will we be able to see all available free agents for the draft?

– i can't enter the keepers until i have them all (involves locking the league and manually doing the last 5 rounds of the draft) – however, you can check Will's spreadsheet (2nd page) that i linked in the original post to get a fair idea of who's off the board, tho nothing is official until all picks are in.

where is the prospects list? is it linked on the fantasy page or is it via the main MLB page?
– i *think* yahoo used the mlb end-of-season top-30, so i was poking through that to make the joke about Bryson Brigman and then doubled checked the yahoo player list. but again – we can't sort through our league's available talent until after i punch in all the keep picks between Monday 11th and the draft. if i get all the selects early, i can have it done earlier (but again - i would need all of them)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:05 (five months ago) link

ok Protoschwarber is now He Ain't Javy. plans to go with the full He Ain't Javy, He's My Baez were thwarted by character limits so just insert the last bit mentally

my planned keepers:
Rafael Devers (22)
Gleyber Torres (22)
Javier Baez (26)
Christian Yelich (27)
Mike Clevinger (28)

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:18 (five months ago) link

runner-up team names: gleyber of love, yelich again, forever and devers amen

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:19 (five months ago) link

gleyber of love

^best

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:34 (five months ago) link

maybe next year

na (NA), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:37 (five months ago) link

oh shit i just saw this thread

and i was about to name my team gleyber of love lmao

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:34 (five months ago) link

Aaron Judge - 26
Mookie Betts - 26
Felipe Vazquez - 27
Nolan Arenado - 27
Wil Myers - 28

... time to draft some youngsters, i think

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:35 (five months ago) link

wait, ignore that

Victor Robles - 21
Aaron Judge - 26
Mookie Betts - 26
Nolan Arenado - 27
Wil Myers - 28

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:36 (five months ago) link

Also: due to the way I save the ages (I got a list of ages, not birthdates), some of them might be slightly off -- please check w/ google before confirming! since the start date changes every year, some guys don't age a year or age 2 years between seasons (...you know what i mean, that was a terrible sentence)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:39 (five months ago) link

also haha oh no it's finally happening after 6 years my two most important fantasy baseball drafts are on the same day

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:43 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/XGz3f3a.gif

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 17:49 (five months ago) link

you can use Gleyber of Love if you want, but he's going to be on my team

na (NA), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:56 (five months ago) link

keeper decisions i struggled with
- not keeping willson contreras - probably not going to improve on him for catcher in the draft but i'd have to lose devers or torres to keep him (since he doesn't turn 27 until may) and they both seem potentially more valuable over the long term, especially since they're both so young
- not keeping jon gray - i keep expecting him to have a breakout season and his strikeout numbers can be gaudy when he's hot but he just hasn't been consistently good on the level of clevinger so i went with him instead

na (NA), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:08 (five months ago) link

Will: are the times overlapping?
also: your outfield is disgusting. i hate it.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:07 (five months ago) link

what do you mean by the times overlapping?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:38 (five months ago) link

your two drafts.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:40 (five months ago) link

oh for the drafts! xp lol

no probably not -- the IRL one is usually around 1pm Eastern. but then we usually hang out for a while and possibly do dinner (we even have ppl drive in from out of town usually). iiiiiif it were possible to do the draft later that day, like 7pm instead of 4pm, awesome, but honestly, i'll have my laptop and my cheatsheets and shit, i might just take a chill 45m break from being super-social and be only semi-social while drafting. no need to move the day/time unless it doesn't work for others!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:40 (five months ago) link

ok, noted. thanks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:58 (five months ago) link

ah good i got my 2019 team name last night! say hello to Bellinger EscapePlan (i hate that character limit sooooo much)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:27 (five months ago) link

i just remembered i have a wedding to attend on 3/17 at 5PM PDT. What are the chances the draft could be moved to 11AM PDT?? just to cut it less close.

i realize it also still might be moved to another date per the first post in the thread...

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:38 (five months ago) link

i don't want to move it up too much because of Will's draft, but if I move it up by an hour - it shouldn't affect him. our drafts are normally pretty quick because of the keepers – would you be able to be there for most of it (possibly in a tux) if i changed it to 12 PDT (3 EST)?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 15 February 2019 17:48 (five months ago) link

that'll work, thanks!

omar little, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:57 (five months ago) link

3pm should still be okay for me... should be right around when my live one ends. my commish is giving me endless (joking, i think) shit for caring about literally any other league but 3 might actually work better, because it'll be done before we all go out for group dinner?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:41 (five months ago) link

i'm sure they're relishing the idea of being able to spectate, heckle and back-seat draft our draft!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:49 (five months ago) link

hahaha oh god some of them will totally do that

we also have so many keepers/so few picks in that league, i just checked the timestamps for last year's draft, and it took... 45 minutes, lol. the league is only batters and team pitching (like team defense in football, kinda?) so it's 16 rounds, and 4 keepers, so really only 12 rounds (w/ 10 teams, and some teams have too few picks, so it ends up being... 115 total?)

we use fantrax btw, and it RULES, i'd almost recommend migrating but then we'd lose league history :(

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:52 (five months ago) link

Ok – so I'm going to move the draft time up an hour. will see if a mod can edit my original post to show the new time.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:38 (five months ago) link

sabathias theater~

SEAGER, Corey 24
HARPER, Bryce 26
CASTELLANOS, Nick 27
ALTUVE, Jose 28
FREEMAN, Fred 29

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 February 2019 22:51 (five months ago) link

Yikes, I will be out of town that weekend but will try to cut out a chunk of time to devote to this.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 25 February 2019 22:40 (four months ago) link

an idea, maybe others will be into it, maybe not, but is there any chance we could determine the draft order more than an hour before the draft this year? i do kinda like the "who knows for sure" aspect of it but at the same time i will be coming fresh off another draft so the more prep i can do the better. won't be offended if nobody likes the idea, just wanted to float it. even if the order is decided, like, a day or two in advance, it'd give me the chance to set up my sheets or whatever... what do you think?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:48 (four months ago) link

i can update everyone here as soon as i know. (once all the keepers are set)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:02 (four months ago) link

oh wait... am i misremembering? do we not do random draft order on draft day?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:04 (four months ago) link

3 QS & 0 wins is absolutely the name of my game fwiw.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 23:21 (one month ago) link

Not bad! I just checked, and look what my relievers strung together today:
https://imgur.com/Li9rAte.jpeg
May I welcome you to the 3rd place dogfight bnw & I have got going on here

francisF, Friday, 24 May 2019 03:50 (one month ago) link

https://imgur.com/vzgNyqv.jpeg

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:37 (one month ago) link

https://imgur.com/vzgNyqv.jpeg

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:37 (one month ago) link

whoops, yeah so i'm in fifth now ^
game on

francisF, Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:39 (one month ago) link

so i've gone from 12th to 1/2 game from first!
I've got Kershaw going for me today and He Ain't Javy has Strahm going. Let's do this!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:43 (one month ago) link

...and the fantasy gods taketh:

https://i.imgur.com/vo2zTDs.png

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:47 (one month ago) link

Win now mode: engaged.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 16:52 (one month ago) link

uhhhhh hey so this is awkward.

when i accepted the trade i didnt see mookie in it at all.

i thought it was over the top doing winker and ozzie for lourdes but acceptedf anyweay. then i saw the email, and nightmares.

any chance we can reverse this trade? def willing to negotiate but i fucked up big time

km not doin typos anymore (Will M.), Friday, 31 May 2019 19:41 (one month ago) link

why would you even accept such a one sides trade?! (as-in the one you thought you saw and not the actual trade)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:20 (one month ago) link

i thought someone was getting frustrated or something! tbh i'm also p sick right now so i don't think brain is working at full speed

km not doin typos anymore (Will M.), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:24 (one month ago) link

i will kaibosh once i'm at a desktop machine i can use my commish tools with.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:31 (one month ago) link

I was in a league long ago where one of the managers would constantly throw these absurd trade offers out there trawling for someone to click the wrong button and sure enough someone would and then there would be a desperate campaign for folks to vote against said trade, haha (it wasn't me).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 31 May 2019 22:25 (one month ago) link

the deed is done. and i don't think the trade was absurd!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:07 (one month ago) link

(it was you tbqh)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:36 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ZYtli0C.jpg

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:33 (one month ago) link

that's maybe half the notifications i've gotten in this chain over the past two days

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:35 (one month ago) link

i'm unbelievably back in the mix at the back of the pack -- it'll be a knife fight in a phone booth for 12th place.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:55 (one month ago) link

ive clawed to 3rd/4th ish after autodraft brutalized & left me for dead

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 June 2019 20:05 (one month ago) link

Not 1 but 2 grand slams today, yes from my team whose only keeper is on the IL with a busted testicle.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:01 (one month ago) link

my team whose only keeper is on the IL with a busted testicle.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, June 14, 2019 9:01 PM (four days ago)

Said keeper had surgery to repair said busted testicle and may (?) begin light baseball activities shortly.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:47 (one month ago) link

now that i'm not in first place anymore i feel like i'm allowed to complain about how badly my pitching rotation is fucking me

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:58 (one month ago) link

some of which was me gambling on streaming options, sure, but my young hotshot pitchers (paddack, strahm, and fried) fell apart and stasburg has had some shitty games recently. on the plus side, darvish has been gradually improving and clevinger just came off the IL, so hopefully that plus verlander will stem the bleeding

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:12 (one month ago) link

Having been in last place all season despite having an across-the-board fine offense I feel that. My best pitcher has been the thoroughly solid #4 guy Mike Minor.

omar little, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:13 (one month ago) link

This is one hell of a trade that's brewing between The Guns of Buxton and Porno for Shapiros. Gutsy move, both of you!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:38 (one month ago) link

Team name I thought of the other day: Acuña Matata

I am curious (george) (slight return) (WmC), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:47 (one month ago) link

My mistake last year was waiting too long to make a deal and push for first. Just hoping Springer comes back as hot as he was before the injury. And stays healthy obviously.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:44 (one month ago) link

midseason awards:

NL MVP: Yellich (he ain't javy K)
AL MVP: Trout (blast first petit K)
NL CY: Ryu (porno for shapiros FA)
AL CY: Verlander (he ain't javy FA)
NL ROY: Alonso (he ain't javy FA)
AL ROY: Vogelbach (porno for shapiros FA)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:16 (three weeks ago) link

i believe alonso is a keeper for me, i drafted him

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:24 (three weeks ago) link

or is keeper-eligible, i mean. but maybe you mean he was a free agent prior to the draft.

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:25 (three weeks ago) link

you haven't kept him yet!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:41 (three weeks ago) link

sorry for the confusion, i was reading the K/FA as their eligibility, not as their current status. it doesn't matter.

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:42 (three weeks ago) link

Now do gold gloves!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

just an FYI – i accidentally hit the "-" button next to Winkler's name instead of closing the window, and then return because i am dumb and was closing a bunch of windows at once and not paying attention. hence the drop and instant re-add in the transactions.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:30 (three weeks ago) link

THE REMAINDER OF THIS SEASON WILL BE PLAYED UNDER PROTEST

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

if it helps appease the league – everyone can have Winkler for two weeks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:22 (three weeks ago) link

usually my pitching is great and my hitting is mediocre and this year it's the other way around, i'm averaging 2 pts per pitching category.

omar little, Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:47 (three weeks ago) link

dammit! tried to add Petit seconds after Bellinger EscapePlan did!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

you have to wake up preeeeetty early to beat me! (5:00pm would suffice)

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:06 (two weeks ago) link

my blunder was mowing the lawn first.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

pretty satisfied with my blue jays pickups so far, bottom of 4
3/4, 1 2B, 2 HR

francisF, Friday, 5 July 2019 00:29 (two weeks ago) link

omg

francisF, Friday, 5 July 2019 00:31 (two weeks ago) link

4/5, 1 2B, 3 HR

francisF, Friday, 5 July 2019 00:32 (two weeks ago) link

i drafted that fucker in my other league (for $10) and carried his sub-mendoza ass for two months before dropping him. now this – he's gone in both leagues in seconds.
anyways, glad he's hitting and am a big fan of his.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 5 July 2019 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

might be time to drop Joey Votto :`(

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:34 (three days ago) link

Since this league was turned into a keeper league, has there ever been a team with all 5 Keepers on the DL?

Asking for a friend.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 05:17 (two days ago) link


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