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SF Fantasy Baseball League 2009

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by aportnoy, May 17, 2006.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    As foar as playing for cash goes, anyone who wants to participate, send me a PM.

    Depending on how many decide to ante up, we can have the top finisher take all or if enough decide to go for it, compensate the next (or next two) finishers as well.

    Here's what I recommend for pot distribution:

    5 or less: top finisher take all
    6-9: top 70%, #2 30%
    10+: top 70%, #2 20%, #3 10%

    Shall we make it $50 or $100?
     
  2. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    My wife jsut remided me that we have Opera tickets for Staurday, March 24th. Is there anyway that we can have the draft on Sunday? If not, I don't think I can participate.[​IMG]
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    ok... two decisions on the table:

    So far... we have the vote to drop the second catcher and MI positions and add more bench spots, which I heartily endorse.

    yea or nay


    we have the draft on sunday the 25th instead of Saturday the 24th. To which I don't really care.

    yea or nay


    I am going to change the settings exactly ONCE more, so if there is anything else killing you about the league's settings, let me know now. I will not tolerate any Steve-B'ish whining this year that people are uncomfortable with rules or whatever, and thats why they are losing.
     
  4. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    ok... two decisions on the table:

    So far... we have the vote to drop the second catcher and MI positions and add more bench spots, which I heartily endorse.

    yea or nay


    we have the draft on sunday the 25th instead of Saturday the 24th. To which I don't really care.

    yea or nay


    I am going to change the settings exactly ONCE more, so if there is anything else killing you about the league's settings, let me know now. I will not tolerate any Steve-B'ish whining this year that people are uncomfortable with rules or whatever, and thats why they are losing.


    Nay on the first, yea on the second.[​IMG]
     
  5. bryce330

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    Will there be an automatic option for the draft (i.e. draft from pre-set lists for people who can't be there to draft manually)?

    I vote yay on the first measure.
     
  6. Baron

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    Nay on the first, yea on the second.[​IMG]

    ditto this.
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Will there be an automatic option for the draft (i.e. draft from pre-set lists for people who can't be there to draft manually)?

    I vote yay on the first measure.



    Yes, if you aren't logged in to draft, the computer should automatically pick the next best player on the yahoo prerankings at the beginning of your turn. This CAN cause some problems however, due to the fact that it is entirely possible for you to end up with 8 first basemen or something drastic like that. (not very likely, but its possible) Make sure that if you KNOW you aren't going to make it, to arrange your rankings accordingly. IE try and tag a fwe solid position players and anticipate where certain players will go, then inflate their value by one or two rounds on your ranking list... many times you will end up with them.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Well-Known Member

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    Sunday is fine with me.
    TS, we (sort of) elected you the commissioner to make these decisions for us. Whining is just part of the game.
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    both are fine with me, if that's the consensus. As it's set up I'm going to be drafting two leagues at once, and not sure if that's at all possible.

    Holy shit I better be able to find an internet connection that weekend. Going to be in Germany, I think.
     
  11. Hawkeye

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    Yea on 1st.

    No preference on 2nd.
     
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    Also, will we be able to get this pinned in place of the football thread?
     
  13. aportnoy

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    Just joined (finally) team name- Tombstone Blues

    Yea on 1st.

    No preference on 2nd.


    Welcome! Are we agreed on the draft now be Sunday, March 25th at 12:30EST?

    Also, we could use one more team to get an even 12.

    Anyone??
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    The only live draft slot on Sunday the 25th is at 6am PST.

    I'm not really that excited about getting up that early on sunday to draft fantasy baseball.

    Any more ideas?

    What time is the Opera on Sat?
     
  15. Baron

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    Maybe we can just create a chat room and draft there.
     
  16. Tokyo Slim

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    Maybe we can just create a chat room and draft there.
    The only problem with that is that then we run into the people who take forever and don't remember who's gone already. I will be drafting for the fourth straight week by that point, and I will probably kill anyone in a live draft who isn't 100% ready to go. If you guys think you can handle it I'm willing to give it a shot, but the anyone who takes five minutes to pick or asks "Is _________ already gone?" Pays $50 into the pot in my name.
     
  17. Tokyo Slim

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    Andrew, will it help if we do it like an hour earlier on Sat. or anything?
     
  18. aportnoy

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    Andrew, will it help if we do it like an hour earlier on Sat. or anything?

    The Opera is at 1:30, so I'm essentially out of pocket from 12:30-5:00ish EST.[​IMG]
     
  19. Tokyo Slim

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    Ok, well hows about Sat. evening then? we can go at either 3:30 or 3:45 PST

    I hear tell that Satrurday Night's alright for fighting...
     
  20. Tokyo Slim

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    Ok... made final change to roster spots. We have gone back to \t C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL That is a 23 man roster (including bench spots) It will also save us 5 extra draft rounds which are pretty much worthless IMO from the previous lineup. This lineup reflects what an actual baseball team will field day in and day out, which also IMO, is the better way to do this. No multiple catchers, no 7 infielders. You can use the Util on a DH, or on an extra position player, if you so desire. Basically its just an extra batter either way. There is a pretty balanced pitching roster, five starting pitchers, three relievers and an extra whatever. The DL spot is available so you don't have to immediately drop a superstar because he's got a sprained ankle and won't play for a month. If you are lucky, you will never need to use the DL spot. If I'm supposed to make the decisions, and you are supposed to whine about them, I've made one - so commence whining.
     

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