HTF Fantasy Baseball League

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  1. John Thomas

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    I'm considering starting up a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league this year..just wondering if those who were in it last year were still interested. I can't reall everyone who was in it but I do remember there were 20 teams total.

    Considering that there were issues getting a decent draft time for the football league this year, the sooner we get a group of folks into it, the better slot we can receive.
    As of right now, I've got a slot on Sunday March 9th at 8:40 CST, which is still early enough for those on the east coast (9:40) and late enough for those in the west (6:40).

    For those interested, just speak up. I look forward to another baseball season.

    Go Cardinals!
     
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    hook me up John! Sunday is PERFECT I should actually be able to attend this time, first fantasy draft I should be able to make in 2.5 years.

    Go Banana!
     
  3. Evan S

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    I'm in to defend my title.
     
  4. John Thomas

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    Good to hear. I suppose it'll be first come, first served. I'll go ahead and PM you two guys the league # and password.

    What type of setup is preferred? I went with public league default settings for the most part. However, it can be changed up until the day of the draft I believe.

    Speaking of which, I found out that they've changed the determination of the draft order; it's determined about 30 minutes before draft time. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris Rosene

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    John, I'm in.
    In order to make in more fun and a little more competitive, how about we make each person in the league send 1 DVD to the winner. Win the league and you collect 19 random DVD's . . could be fun.
    Either way though, I'm in.[​IMG]
     
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    I was in it last year, put me down again. My only complaint is that I think 20 teams is a bit too many. It really thins out the talent pool, and an injury to just one key player can sink you for the year.

    J
     
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    Count me in too John.
     
  8. Ross Williams

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    I'd like to play, but the draft time doesn't work for me. (I'll be out of town.) Maybe if 20 people want to play, we can split it into two leagues of 10.

    I like the DVD idea.
     
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    I'm in, just send me the info.
     
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    I'm interested in the league but also can't make the Mar 9th draft. The 8th, 15th or 16th would work for me if someone wants to make another league. I'd also like the league to have less than 20 teams. IMO that thins out the talent too much.
     
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    I'm definitely interested, but I've never played fantasy anything before, let alone fantasy baseball. Is there a place I can brush up before getting involved?
     
  12. Evan S

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    Evan: Thanks - that was a great primer. I'm in - I'd like to give it a try and perhaps hustle you guys out of a DVD. One last question - how does the draft work? On a draw system?
     
  14. John Thomas

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    Ok, I've got it set up:

    Yahoo League #: 33605
    Password: oar

    I cut back the number of teams to 16. I wanted to keep enough teams in it to dilute the pool somewhat so that free agent acquisitions still play a role in the season and also to keep a multiple of 2. Yahoo is doing a playoff system this year, starting on September 1st, and this number allows the top half top get into the playoffs.

    The DVD thing I'm not too keen on. First off, the guy who wins may get 15 copies of the smae DVD, there's shipping involved, someone may back out in the middle of the season and feel he/she doesn't have to cough up the DVD..

    I like the idea but the implementation is a nightmare. Feel free to make side deals between each other - talk smack to fellow HTFers and back it up with DVDs/whatever. It's just that with a collection of (relatively) unfamiliar people, there can be issues.

    Here's the current configuration:

    Hitters: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util
    Pitchers: SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P

    16 starting positions, 20 total players on roster. There also is a disabled list (DL) position for those of you who may get a player hurt but don't want to drop him. In last year's league, this wasn't available and I had to drop a few players that later on ended up biting me in the rear.


    Added: The stats used are for hitting (runs, ba, hr, rbi, sb) and pitching (wins, era, whip, k, saves). Is that what a standard 5x5 is?
     
  15. Chris Rosene

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    I'm in. Team name is sewerrats!

     
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    The Terminators are ready for business......[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Joe
     
  17. John Thomas

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    So far we've got Springfield Isotopes (me), Calgary Hitmen (Paul M), Terminators (Joe F), and Sewerrats (Chris R).

    I can't recall everyone who was in it last year but I'd like to give them a chance to get in. There's still 12 spots open. [​IMG]

     
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    Just signed up. Team name is Bearcats.
     
  19. Evan S

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    I'm in for the DVD thing. Same team name as last year (why mess with a winning formula)...I'm the Cunning Linguists.
     
  20. Ross Williams

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    I'll sign, up and just hope for a miracle in the autodraft. (I'll see if I can finangle my way onto a computer, cause I can't stand autodraft.)
     

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