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your two drafts.

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

ok, noted. thanks.

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

Sale is keeperable? that changes everything!

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

Pretty sure Sal Perez is out for the season Francis.

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

shhhhhhhhhhhh

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

jk

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

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

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

sub:
PEREZ, Sal x_x
for
GALLO, Joey o_O

thx for heads up!

francisF, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 15:22 (seven months ago) link

(Gallo for Perez, doy)

francisF, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 15:35 (seven months ago) link

took me a few years, but i finally found a trustworthy list of players birthdates (vs. just a "list of ages" that is never accurate) so hopefully my keeper sheets will never have an opening day age issue again! but do double-check and let me know if there are any mistakes!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:03 (seven months ago) link

If I had the time, I would scrape the baseball-reference site for their entire birthdate database and then use that as a master to run a SQL query against (or vlookup if in a spreadsheet).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:24 (seven months ago) link

someone beat us to it, apparently! link

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:28 (seven months ago) link

Haha, exactly.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:57 (seven 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, February 26, 2019 11:26 AM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is something i'd definitely be interested in talking abt more! always made sense to me as the strongest teams will typically have the strongest keepers, so reverse order (and no snake) made the most sense for the next year's draft. is this something we could consider in the future? (i'm not just saying this because i finished in the basement for what feels like the first time ever!)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 22:07 (seven months ago) link

I’d consider it - but what’s to stop teams from benching guys and tanking once things start looking bleak?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:18 (seven months ago) link

i'd say there should be some kinda "at least start guys" rule or you get kicked to the bottom of the draft order per commish's discretion. as long as we had something like that, i think most of us are above-board folks. and no dropping good-ass players in september!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 14:58 (seven months ago) link

ya - we are all pretty awesome, but i would prefer to eliminate temptations wherever i can.
maybe what i might propose doing is going half way between random and standings-based draft order.
basically what i've been doing is putting team names into an online random list generator. what i could do is make it a weighted draft lottery – giving 13 entries to the 13th place team, 12 to 12th place and so on until 1st place getting one entry and then draw for the first pick using the rondo generator, then 2nd round etc.
a bit more work for me, but more fun and wouldn't 100% guarantee the first pick to tanky mcsitstrout.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:17 (seven months ago) link

i'm also thinking of a daily transaction limit of 3, to prevent anyone from going crazy with the same-day FA adds. that seem reasonable?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:30 (seven months ago) link

can't imagine needing more than 3, although i know yahoo has a safeguard against "churning" free agents, so like i can't pick up and drop 20 guys to put em all on WW. anyone you pick up and drop same day just goes back in the FA pool, iirc? but yeah still 3 per day seems fine!

also love the weighted lottery idea!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:35 (seven months ago) link

anyone you pick up and drop same day just goes back in the FA pool, iirc?

oh! i that's the case, i won't even bother with transaction limits. i'll look into this some more, thanks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:48 (seven months ago) link

FWIW: When I was commish we had a seasonal tranactional limit. Limitless leagues are much easier to game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:49 (seven months 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link

aie.

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

ha!

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

Congrats NA!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 30 September 2019 18:34 (three weeks ago) link


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