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yes... hopefully the Toronto sleeper agents I deployed pitch "well" tonight.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:00 (two months ago) link

i feel like i made some solid decisions w/r/t waiver wire pickups which have allowed me to claw all the way up to 8th place though i'm reconsidering my Jorge Soler drop (not that he could help my terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad pitching).

omar little, Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:07 (two months ago) link

I'm happy to be leading the 2nd tier (aka 3rd) again. A couple days ago I was hit with -4 pts despite this pitching line: 17.1IP, 1W, 25K, 2.60ERA, 1.04WHIP, 5K:BB, 2QS, 3SV+H!
I have missed Scherzer big time, and I'll have to finish up without Encarnacion & Gallo, looks like. I switched back to Orel Halo

francisF, Friday, 16 August 2019 00:59 (two months ago) link

I had an offensive day for the ages yesterday: 13/17, 11 R, 9 HR, 13 RBI, .481 OBP, 1.519 SLG, 10 XBH. Set the league single day record for HR, XBH, and SLG. Unfortunately all this did was make up for my offense mostly crapping the bed for the past two weeks, but still, it was a fun day.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 16 August 2019 22:03 (two months ago) link

13/27, not 13/17

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 16 August 2019 22:04 (two months ago) link

wow nice

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:30 (two months ago) link

9 homers in 13 hits sums up this nu juiced era

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:32 (two months ago) link

that's insane.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:00 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

I mean, different but same in the grand scheme.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:45 (one month 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

4 straight second places for thermo

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 September 2019 01:01 (two weeks 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two weeks ago) link

aie.

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

ha!

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

Congrats NA!

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


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