The Official TFW2005 Fantasy Baseball 2008 League

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Razerwire, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    League has been set up at Yahoo! Sports.

    League ID#: 61240
    Password: boombox

    Settings are SET. So please keep the complaints about settings to a minimum. These settings have been used for many many years now with no problems. :) 

    20 teams allowed. First come first serve.

    Live draft is on Sunday March 23 at 4:00PM EDT. We need an even number of teams to start the draft so come draft day, if we have an odd number of teams, the last team in will have to be kicked out.

    Oh and deadwood teams need not apply. Only serious players wanted. Deadwood teams will be given a lot of grief here on the boards. ;) 

    Since this is the first year that we've had an official fantasy baseball league, there won't be any rewards or such for winning. Just bragging rights. If our league is a success this year, then we can think about awards the following years.

    I plan to begin official fantasy sports leagues for football and basketball as well in the future. I may not be interested in commishing leagues such as hockey or basketball so PM me if you'd like commish those leagues.

    Good luck!
     
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  2. Schide

    Schide Buyer of Too Much

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    Cool.

    Only thing I'm wondering about is why you have OPS instead of batting average, as that sort of forces you to look even more for power hitting rather than, well, hitting for average.
     
  3. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I take it you never read Moneyball huh? :lol 
     
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  4. Schide

    Schide Buyer of Too Much

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    I'm fully aware of using OPS to better equate a player's worth. However, that still doesn't mean that using it in place of average is better, because as I said it means that the players who are speed guys who hit for a good average and steal bases won't be quite as valuable, but if you don't care about that then I guess it's ok.

    Anyway, I don't want to get into an argument, I was just wandering about your specific reason for the change.
     
  5. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Players who hit well and steal a lot are still very valuable in that setting. It all depends, however, on whether or not a manager wants to horde base stealers or give up on that category.

    There wasn't a problem of players who hit well who can also steal being snatched up quickly in past leagues when we switched from batting average to OPS.
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    damnit. I hate yahoo!'s sports.
     
  7. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    can we do a fantasy football one next year?
     
  8. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    ;) 
     
  9. Soundwave84

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    ur going down Razerwire this is mine this time u may have gotten me in Football but i will take u down town
     
  10. Robimus

    Robimus Wanna'be Cassettebot

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    Ok, I'm in. This will be my second shot at an online pool, and I've got 25 waiver moves in the Cybertron.ca hockey pool, so you won't have to worry about me sitting around doing nothing. Course all those moves have me in last place..........

    So I assume if I'm not available on draft day(as I often work sundays) that the Computer will pick my players in the order I have layed them out?, of course assuming those I have selected are still available?
     
  11. Sunstorm9119

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    I hope y'all brought your umbrellas, cause there's a Storm comin'. And none shall survive.......
     
  12. Schide

    Schide Buyer of Too Much

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    Yeah, it will autodraft for you based on your player rankings if you made them, or just Yahoo's rankings if you don't make your own, so you don't have to worry about it.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    ask Ron just how well the Auto-draft works :lol 
     
  14. Razerwire

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    Auto-draft = worst piece of online crap functions I've ever seen.

    But I still won that league in the end. So I guess it's the most brilliant online function I've ever seen? :lol 
     
  15. Robimus

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    Cool, well if I am available I'll of course do the live draft, but I'll set some stuff up just in case :thumbs2: 
     
  16. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    ha! hardly. you did a great job working the free-agency. I'm still bitter that I wasn't in the Championship game with you.
     
  17. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    I'd like to do this, but have never done fantasy sports EVER. Is that a problem with this league?
     
  18. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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  19. Kickback

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  20. Razerwire

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    Nope. No experience required. Just no deadwood teams, aka teams that tank purposely if they realize they have no shot at winning.
     

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