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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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 (nine months ago) link

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

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

gleyber of love

^best

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

maybe next year

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

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

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

your two drafts.

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

ok, noted. thanks.

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

that'll work, thanks!

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

If it's a true keeper league the draft order should be the reverse standings at the end of the previous season.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:26 (eight months ago) link

People have insanely good keepers and I have...

Josh Shithead Hader 24
Trevor Story 26
Gary Sanchez 26
Eugenio Suarez 27
Gerrit Cole 28

bnw, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:11 (eight months ago) link

Colonisqattsi:

Cody Bellinger
Aaron Nola
Jean Segura
Patrick Corbin
Giancarlo Stanton

@TtamAlubic (Display Name (this cannot be changed):), Friday, 1 March 2019 14:58 (eight months ago) link

lol my other draft just got moved to 2pm. should still be ok because that one goes fast, but lol... this 3pm isn't gonna move up anymore, is it?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:20 (eight months ago) link

*types lol a 15th time nervously*

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:20 (eight months ago) link

no, i have a brunch/daytime drinking event i'm going to be leaving early from for the draft as it is.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 March 2019 19:55 (eight months ago) link

oh hey you know how upthread i said, double check the ages because the moving opening day can make them inaccurate sometimes?

chris sale's birthday is march 30, opening day is march 28, making him keepable this year! so jealous

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Friday, 1 March 2019 21:15 (eight months ago) link

Definitive keepers for Mad Boone Rising

Rhys Hoskins <27
Ronald Acuna <27
Yoan Moncada <27
Anthony Rendon 27-29
Aaron Hicks 27-29

Van Horn Street, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:37 (eight months ago) link

It occurs to me - might have to set a transaction limit of we same day pick ups.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:09 (eight months ago) link

Sale is keeperable? that changes everything!

francisF, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:16 (eight months ago) link

27-29 SALE, Chris
27-29 PEREZ, Sal
27-29 OZUNA, Marcell
27> MACHADO, Manny
27> JIMENEZ, Eloy

flirting with the team name Orel Halo

francisF, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:31 (eight months ago) link

LuvWilTeheranUsApart keepers

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. <27
Alex Bregman <27
Matt Olson <27
Anthony Rizzo 27-29
Trevor Bauer 27-29

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 3 March 2019 13:37 (eight months ago) link

Subbing out Myers for Vazquez, because I don't wanna be mr nobp (that's no + obp) again

Victor Robles - 21
Aaron Judge - 26
Mookie Betts - 26
Nolan Arenado - 27
Felipe Vazquez - 27

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 4 March 2019 17:03 (eight months ago) link

Pretty sure Sal Perez is out for the season Francis.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 4 March 2019 17:58 (eight months ago) link

shhhhhhhhhhhh

na (NA), Monday, 4 March 2019 18:14 (eight months ago) link

jk

na (NA), Monday, 4 March 2019 18:14 (eight months ago) link

Thermo/Will, how many more people are we waiting to finalize keepers? Is there a deadline?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:26 (eight months ago) link

i think thermo said a week today (mar 11) for keeper deadline. all i know is only one team hasn't posted their keepers in this thread yet (guns of buxton) and they have an embarrassment of riches to choose from and i am kinda jealous.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:35 (eight months ago) link

Nice! If I get a chance tonight I'm gonna start building my a pre-ranking list in the event I'm unable to attend the live draft.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:40 (eight months ago) link

I can't wait to end up with 5 shortstops!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:40 (eight months ago) link

9 HR and "only" 13 RBI also seems to symbolize these homer happy times.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:28 (two months ago) link

so Dakota Hudson was a good add!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 02:32 (two months ago) link

for the 2nd time this season, 4 of my 5 keepers are on the IL:

Andujar: labrum tear (Apr 1 -> EOS). 12 games played in 2019 for my #3 pick lol
Haniger: ruptured testicle (Jun 7 -> Sept?)
Mondesi: subluxation of shoulder (Jul 16 -> Sept?). Still #2 in SBs lol!
Marquez: arm inflamation (Aug 26 -> ?)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 26 August 2019 19:43 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i know that given my position it's gauche to complain about this, but javy baez and christian yelich are now both out for the rest of the season but neither are on the DL, so i can't DL them to make room for replacements, and they're both keeper-eligible so i'm not going to drop them

na (NA), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:50 (two months ago) link

Lol, that's been most of my season my dude. Welcome to the club.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:44 (two months ago) link

I mean, different but same in the grand scheme.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:45 (two months ago) link

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/YdAkGFv

pretty good pitching line last night

na (NA), Friday, 13 September 2019 13:12 (one month ago) link

ugh nevermind failed brag

na (NA), Friday, 13 September 2019 13:12 (one month ago) link

i wish you could just upload pics directly to ilx. so i could more easily brag about my pitching line from last night.

na (NA), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:00 (one month ago) link

you'll just have to describe it to us as vividly as possible.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:20 (one month ago) link

well, looks like the die is cast with 5 days to go. the only question is if having no pitching and being short 3 hitters will be enough to drop NA/Javy 20 points in the standings.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 15:20 (one month ago) link

after reviewing the expanded standings and looking at the numbers, i'm leaning wards "no".

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 17:56 (one month ago) link

Happy last day everyone, I've been battling for the final podium spot for ages now. I was devastated to have had dropped to 4th recently, but somehow collected about 10 points in the last week to claim my spot for the first time! Some of those days the stats looked okay, but I'd be unexplainably +4. Funny how those numbers come together sometimes. See you at the wreath ceremony

francisF, Sunday, 29 September 2019 19:43 (one month ago) link

4 straight second places for thermo

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 September 2019 01:01 (one month ago) link

I didn’t even notice that!

And congrats NA!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2019 04:08 (one month ago) link

also congrats to Orel Halo, who managed to make 195 roster moves.
just 5 short of the illustrious 200 club!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

thanks, guys! i had some good luck this season.
i also enjoyed making a big, season-impacting trade! trades are fun! losing rafael devers and (to a lesser extent) franmil reyes is probably going to hurt me in future seasons but verlander (plus darvish rebounding) really helped my pitching stats improve enough to push me into that top spot.

na (NA), Monday, 30 September 2019 14:33 (one month ago) link

Good job NA. Hopefully my keepers will be off the IL sometime in 2020.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 September 2019 15:45 (one month ago) link

so there will be changes next season and also I have a suggestion I'd like to run by everyone.

new for next year:
• 3rd DL slot. with the shortened IL, there's just too many dudes inured at any given time.
• static age cut-off date to be April 1. this is instead of basing off the official opening day, which is just creating too much work/confusion since it changes yearly.
• weighted lottery draft order. basically i use a random list generator to decide the draft order every year – next year I will weight the teams so that last place gets 13 chances at first pick, 12th place gets 12 - all the way to first place getting just one entry.

bigger change I'm contemplating and might poll managers on:
adding a 6th keeper. this will be a minor leager with no MLB experience. I would add a 2nd NA slot as well for this. this would not count as an under 27 player – the only condition to being kept is that they have never played in the majors and are (obviously) available in yahoo. since they added the top 30 prospects for every team last year, this should not be a problem.
what do we think?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2019 15:49 (one month ago) link

so you would draft someone as a prospect and then they would still have to be in the minors a year later to qualify as a keeper for that slot?

na (NA), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:09 (one month ago) link

aie.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:10 (one month ago) link

How good is the Yahoo! platform for true dynasty leagues (such as the slot you're proposing?). I feel like I've heard feedback in the past that the depth of their dynasty rosters is not as robust as their alternatives...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:18 (one month ago) link

well like i said, they have the top 30 prospects for every team. i have no idea what the alternatives are like – but we're only talking one minor leaguer set aside per team, there's no way yahoo won't be able to meet our needs.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:22 (one month ago) link

Yeah that sounds pretty robust to me. I'm really angling for some of the LLWS MVPs though.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:32 (one month ago) link

ha!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 September 2019 16:49 (one month ago) link

Congrats NA!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 30 September 2019 18:34 (one month ago) link


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