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Title: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 06, 2015, 08:29:12 PM
The league is up and ready for this season.  Last seasons managers were sent an invite when the league was reactivated.   As usual we can adjust league rules and scoring, but frankly I don't remember if there was anything that stood out as overly off in the point system used last season.


Link to join:
https://yho.com/mlb?l=104650&k=31cdf4784cebc992&ikey=e0afd19cf274a8bf


The hope springs eternal every spring.

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Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 06, 2015, 09:23:29 PM
In.  And good luck to everyone this year.  Including Bison.  As a Twins fan, he'll need it.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 07, 2015, 05:09:16 PM
In! Good luck to me. I'll probably need it.  :(
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2015, 05:11:55 PM
In! Good luck to me. I'll probably need it.  :(

don't worry - I'm back again to finish last for you guys!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 08, 2015, 05:51:31 AM
Mooooohahahaha
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 08, 2015, 05:58:48 PM
As with every season,  it's a success if the Englishman doesn't finish higher in the standings then me.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 09, 2015, 03:44:12 AM
lol, im in - and its always a successful year when i can finish above your goodself
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on March 09, 2015, 07:21:22 AM
Is it head to head or overall totals this year?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 09, 2015, 01:59:40 PM
Head to head like last season is the plan.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on March 09, 2015, 03:02:40 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on March 10, 2015, 03:10:00 AM
In!  Good luck.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 20, 2015, 04:49:35 PM
Any idea when you expect to launch the draft?  Auto or live?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 20, 2015, 08:09:25 PM
Auto draft.  Looking to do it one week out from start of season, so night Friday I'll hit the button.  Just want anyone who wants to set a draft ranks to have time to do so.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 24, 2015, 08:27:05 PM
Well we need one more manger.  We have 9 right now but can only have leagues with even numbers.   Barring another person joining the league, I'll have to create a place holder team.  So I guess we need to recruit one more so we don't have to have that happen.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Hot lead and dirty talk! on March 27, 2015, 07:07:50 PM
If you need me to withdraw to make it even, I will understand.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 27, 2015, 08:40:43 PM
Nah man were good.   The place holder will be fine and most likely still place higher in the standings than Metaldog.  :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 27, 2015, 08:44:17 PM
OK.  Auto draft is set to occur.  Should see your teams in the next 72 hours.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 27, 2015, 10:17:47 PM
Nah man were good.   The place holder will be fine and most likely still place higher in the standings than Metaldog.  :)

The silver colored cup next to my team name means only one person finished better than me last year.  The shit colored one next to your name means, it wasn't you :P
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 27, 2015, 11:07:36 PM
I don't seem to recall that happening.  Must be a glitch in the yahoo site or something.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 28, 2015, 06:35:46 AM
I thought finishing last was my job!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 28, 2015, 07:04:41 AM
I don't seem to recall that happening.  Must be a glitch in the yahoo site or something.
Nope.  Just a fact of your fantasy sports life. 
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2015, 07:55:29 AM
I don't seem to recall that happening.  Must be a glitch in the yahoo site or something.
Nope.  Just a fact of your fantasy sports life.

Sort of like being the two time defending fantasy football champion?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 28, 2015, 07:57:44 AM
we need a union jack coloured cup for all those that finish below me
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 28, 2015, 08:01:49 AM
ill try and do it properly this year - if i have players at this stage i dont like the look of, can i just transfer them out and get new ones in?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 28, 2015, 08:10:56 AM
^ Yes.

we need a union jack coloured cup for all those that finish below me

In other words, we don't need one yet.


I don't seem to recall that happening.  Must be a glitch in the yahoo site or something.
Nope.  Just a fact of your fantasy sports life.

Sort of like being the two time defending fantasy football champion?

If that's how you want to frame it, then, yes.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 28, 2015, 08:43:01 AM
^ Yes.

we need a union jack coloured cup for all those that finish below me

In other words, we don't need one yet.


I don't seem to recall that happening.  Must be a glitch in the yahoo site or something.
Nope.  Just a fact of your fantasy sports life.

Sort of like being the two time defending fantasy football champion?

If that's how you want to frame it, then, yes.

excuse me my good man, i have a 5th and a 4th under my belt
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 28, 2015, 08:45:57 AM
do you guys put any faith in ranks - cos im all out of top ten players!

for a batter - do i look at runs, rbi or home runs?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 28, 2015, 09:33:08 AM
is Big Papi's team actually playing this year?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2015, 11:18:15 AM
is Big Papi's team actually playing this year?

Yes.  We also picked up hot lead this season.  We were an odd number so I made the place holders but they will not make any moves outside of adjusting their line up they were given in the draft.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2015, 11:30:29 AM
I'm not overly impressed with my team this year.  My bench players are crapola.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 28, 2015, 03:54:42 PM
That saddens me not at all.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2015, 05:52:51 PM
That saddens me not at all.

Listen here no. 2....
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 28, 2015, 08:44:21 PM
Who is number 1? 

I am not a number!  I am a FREE MAN!!!!!

UH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on March 28, 2015, 10:24:30 PM
Anyone need a 1B? I got 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 29, 2015, 06:19:55 AM
I had a few too
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 02, 2015, 05:07:20 AM
Just a quick reminder to all our participants, the season starts on April 5.  You have been able to adjust your rosters and make claims from the available pool of players for a week now.  Even if you think your roster is great the way it is, you should at least go look and see if there is anyone you want to add or drop.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2015, 05:45:07 AM
how the *^%*^& did the Place Holders end up with Clayton Kershaw and King Felix?!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 02, 2015, 05:53:37 AM
how the *^%*^& did the Place Holders end up with Clayton Kershaw and King Felix?!

How do I trade my benchwarmer for one of them? :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 05, 2015, 05:49:50 AM
George Will's annual baseball quiz
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/04/03/george-wills-2015-opening-day-quiz/
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 05, 2015, 06:51:09 AM
I got 23 out of 41.  Should have been 24, but, I jumped the gun on one before I saw the answer I knew was right.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 05, 2015, 06:12:28 PM
19. If I'd thought for 5 seconds about one of them, it would have been 20.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on April 08, 2015, 10:50:20 AM
quick reminder, whats the difference between a @ and a ^ on the roster?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 08, 2015, 10:53:17 AM
quick reminder, whats the difference between a @ and a ^ on the roster?

The ^ means they are in the starting line up. The @ shows they are playing an away game.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on April 08, 2015, 10:58:29 AM
thanks marty, and how long before kick off is the starting line up announced?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 08, 2015, 11:25:03 AM
thanks marty, and how long before kick off is the starting line up announced?

The starting pitchers are usually set 4-5 days in advance. Make sure you put your starters in when they are scheduled to pitch as some weeks they will only pitch once. You want to make sure you get 20 inning in per week or you automatically lose all the pitching categories. If you click on the little yellow/red box next to the player you will see the team schedule for the next week or so. There will be a ^ next to the day when a pitcher is scheduled to make their next start.

Position players are usually set a few hours before the game is scheduled to start. If you can make sure you have as many position players who are starting in your line up as possible. Baseball is a numbers game and the more chances (AB's) you have the more chances you have of getting point in a category.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 08, 2015, 11:35:19 AM
Geek, looking at your roster I would suggest you get at least one additional starting pitcher, for the short term at least. You only have three on your team and in April there are a lot of off days, rain out etc and you may have trouble meeting the minimum number of innings required. That is an automatic 5 point loss. Plus with only three starters you are probably conceding wins and strikeouts in most match ups. Most of your opponents will have 4-5 starters on their team (probably averaging 6-7 starts per week to your 3-5) and so will have many more chances to get numbers in those stats.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on April 08, 2015, 11:38:46 AM
ah, ok, im on it - i think MD may have passed me this advice too   ;D
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on April 12, 2015, 06:09:35 PM
I might be in trouble this year with having limited pop in my lineup.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 12, 2015, 07:37:42 PM
How about I'll take your 5-5 draw and you take my 1-8 ass whipping ok :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on April 12, 2015, 07:41:16 PM
How about I'll take your 5-5 draw and you take my 1-8 ass whipping ok :)

Every league needs an Astros.  :P
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 19, 2015, 10:48:16 AM
I've played fantasy baseball for a long time and I don't ever remember seeing what happened to me yesterday.  I had 12 batters on my roster.  The 9 in my starting lineup and 3 on the bench.  Every one of my starters and 2 of 3 bench sitters failed to record a hit.  Not one.  Goose eggs top to bottom.  The guy with a hit?  Melky Cabrera.  4 for 5, 2 runs, 2 RBI.  Shit.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 21, 2015, 11:39:00 AM
you know you want these

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Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 21, 2015, 11:44:43 AM
some very, very cool caps here

https://www.ebbets.com/category/Ballcaps
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on May 06, 2015, 06:36:34 AM
Well my team is settling into a nice season of .500 ball.  The pitchers forget to win the games they start and my hitters occasionally put together a decent enough week to keep the box score close.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on May 12, 2015, 09:01:56 PM
Well my team is settling into a nice season of .500 ball.  The pitchers forget to win the games they start and my hitters occasionally put together a decent enough week to keep the box score close.

That dull thudding you can hear is the sound of me kicking your ass

again

at least i get to beat someone every season!  :D  :P
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on May 12, 2015, 10:22:01 PM
Well my team is settling into a nice season of .500 ball.  The pitchers forget to win the games they start and my hitters occasionally put together a decent enough week to keep the box score close.

That dull thudding you can hear is the sound of me kicking your ass

again

at least i get to beat someone every season!  :D  :P

Oh...I assumed it was the opening and closing of your tanning bed.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on May 13, 2015, 05:32:44 AM
Touché  :P
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 13, 2015, 12:50:40 PM
Ah, I see that my team has launched in to their mid-season collapse a little early this year. Lovely.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on May 24, 2015, 09:25:38 AM
screwed up my pitching rotation this week so I'm not going to make the 20 inning minimum.  grrrrr......
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on May 24, 2015, 09:43:43 AM
Pretty lame there, Bison.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 24, 2015, 01:19:59 PM
that happened to me back in week 3. I was actually competitive there for a little while, and have now started my traditional descent to the bottom of the table
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on May 24, 2015, 09:12:39 PM
Yeah this was a crazy week so I set my pitchers based on projected start dates on Sunday night and then forgot to check them on Tuesday or Wednesday.  I need sleep. 
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on May 25, 2015, 09:05:52 AM
As the beneficiary of your brain fart I appreciate the extra wins but I don't like the minimum innings limit. I can see where it could be a good thing to keep people managing their teams but in this league it seems like everyone is somewhat active. I'd be good with lowering the limit to 10 innings or even 5.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on May 25, 2015, 12:14:01 PM
Active participation has not always been a hallmark of the GH fantasy baseball leagues.  I remember one year, Gus AND (I think) 40Cent not making a move ALL year!  And real life certainly can get in the way of our fake games, but making 20 innings is the act of 5 minutes on a Wednesday and a Sunday.  With very few exceptions, I think we can all make that.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on May 25, 2015, 12:15:33 PM
Wait, what?

They don't change any other days?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on May 25, 2015, 12:22:11 PM
They change every day.  It's just  a matter of a small bit of research to know when a starting pitchers next start is.  There is always a little square to the right of a players name.  Clicking it will open another window which gives you quick stats and any newsworthy items on that player in the last 48 hours.  There is also a schedule and a starting pitchers next start will have a ^ next to the date.  If you check in every three days or so, you can set your lineup for the next three days and know what day your starting pitcher takes his turn.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on May 25, 2015, 12:39:12 PM
They change every day.  It's just  a matter of a small bit of research to know when a starting pitchers next start is.  There is always a little square to the right of a players name.  Clicking it will open another window which gives you quick stats and any newsworthy items on that player in the last 48 hours.  There is also a schedule and a starting pitchers next start will have a ^ next to the date.  If you check in every three days or so, you can set your lineup for the next three days and know what day your starting pitcher takes his turn.

So I'm overdoing it changing it every day?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 25, 2015, 12:40:38 PM
They change every day.  It's just  a matter of a small bit of research to know when a starting pitchers next start is.  There is always a little square to the right of a players name.  Clicking it will open another window which gives you quick stats and any newsworthy items on that player in the last 48 hours.  There is also a schedule and a starting pitchers next start will have a ^ next to the date.  If you check in every three days or so, you can set your lineup for the next three days and know what day your starting pitcher takes his turn.

So I'm overdoing it changing it every day?

Not at all. It usually doesn't take that much time to log in and make daily swaps, so if that works for you I'd say just keep doing it.

Errrr...

Actually, I meant to say that you should never, EVER change your lineup, except to maybe put in your guys who are doing the worst so that their confidence will be boosted and they can make a comeback... >:D
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on May 25, 2015, 01:56:48 PM
Lol, thanks!!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on May 25, 2015, 02:13:01 PM
It may be a little tough for you, considering the time difference, but, I would counsel checking and changing every day.  ESPECIALLY about an hour or less before game time.  That way, you can look at your roster and see which guys are playing and which are sitting.  The ^ for batters means they are in the lineup with their team for that days game.  An x indicates his manager has decided to keep him out of the lineup for that days game.  With the guys we have on our teams, most of which are everyday players, you don't have to usually worry about a guy not playing (unless he's injured (and you should stay on top of that, too)).  But, even the most stalwart player will get an occasional day off and you want to know that as well.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on May 25, 2015, 03:52:32 PM
Well this is the first pitched innings I've ever missed.  I think the number is fine but I got caught by the real teams changing their rotation.  In the end I missed it by 2/3 of an innings.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on May 27, 2015, 01:53:52 AM
I use this for checking who's going to be in a lineup each day.  The lineups don't usually appear until 2 hours before the game is scheduled to start.

http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 28, 2015, 04:38:47 AM
geezus...  I'm down 9-0 to the f'n' Placeholders!

Josh Donaldson is killing me
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on May 29, 2015, 06:12:53 AM
geezus...  I'm down 9-0 to the f'n' Placeholders!

Josh Donaldson is killing me

DAMN. You can't even count on them not getting their innings ether this week.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on May 29, 2015, 07:26:12 AM
Well you can count on my pitchers not too.  Good fucking grief.  My starters aren't even getting weekly starts right now.  Grrr!!!!!!!!!!!   The team I "manage" will eventually be below the place holders in the league standings.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on July 15, 2015, 06:41:27 AM
At the traditional 1/2 way point of the season the league is pretty tight, 6.5 games separate 1st through 4th. I looked at the totals in each category for each team and made a list of where we would stand if we were using the yearly total format. Here is how the standings would look using the yearly format with the league rank in parenthesis.

                                TOTAL POINTS
(4)Alabama Slammers        69.5
(3)Polar Vengeance                68.5
(8)Place Holders                67
(1)Heebie Jeebie                65
(2)Big Papi                        62
(5)Hot Lead                        55
(6)Shotgun Express                52
(9)Bison                                52
(10)Tea & Crumpets                37
(7)Detroit Ligers                22
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on July 15, 2015, 07:49:36 AM
My team is horrible, but not horrible enough to place behind Geek's team.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 15, 2015, 08:22:48 AM
i am having THE shittest year!!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on July 15, 2015, 09:22:38 AM
i am having THE shittest year!!

Your problem is pitching, just like most teams in real life :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on July 15, 2015, 09:25:45 AM
i am having THE shittest year!!

Without the minimum innings rule Place Holders would be right up there in the thick of things.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 15, 2015, 09:44:44 AM
yeah, same every year ive even received some MD secret advice - in my defense im asleep when the frikking page updates with whos pitching, i didnt make the minimum last week because i missed out on a 7 innings pitching session by one of them but he wasnt on the team and i missed the little pointy arrow  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on July 15, 2015, 10:45:04 AM
yeah, same every year ive even received some MD secret advice - in my defense im asleep when the frikking page updates with whos pitching, i didnt make the minimum last week because i missed out on a 7 innings pitching session by one of them but he wasnt on the team and i missed the little pointy arrow  :tickedoff:

For starting pitchers you can assume they will only pitch every 5th game. So if they pitch on Monday they will pitch again either Saturday or Sunday (depending on whether their team plays Thursday). You could click ahead and put them in the line up if you wanted to. I do that when I know I will be away from a computer for a few days. It doesn't work perfect but it can help.

Also pay attention to Mondays and Thursdays. Not every team plays those day, they do play on all other days. Try to get as many people who are playing into your lineup those days to give you more chances. It doesn't matter who it is, put them in if you can. Click ahead to see who plays those days and just set a lineup then go to the next day and put all your regulars back in. 
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 15, 2015, 10:57:06 AM
am i having an internet problem, or is noone playing this week?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on July 15, 2015, 11:02:16 AM
am i having an internet problem, or is noone playing this week?

No games until Friday because of the All Star Game break. This week you will play the same person until next Sunday (10 days).
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on July 15, 2015, 11:24:02 AM
Pfft ya' English git!  Everyone knows it the All Star break!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 15, 2015, 12:26:06 PM
Pfft ya' English git!  Everyone knows it the All Star break!

is it worth my while asking if anyone wants me to set up a fantasy football premier league come mid august?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on July 15, 2015, 09:58:46 PM
Pfft ya' English git!  Everyone knows it the All Star break!

is it worth my while asking if anyone wants me to set up a fantasy football premier league come mid august?

Too many ties which causes people for some unknown reason to be excited about how well their team played and what a good game it was...Soccer is the Neville Chamberlain of the sporting world.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2015, 05:26:43 AM
is it worth my while asking if anyone wants me to set up a fantasy football premier league come mid august?

While I am a big soccer fan, I expect my fall this year to be pretty crazy, and my time to be pretty limited.  Plus, this is the only fantasy sports anything I participate in, and we all see how well I do there, eh?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 19, 2015, 07:45:00 AM
*#^@%$*@^ it
Coming out of the All-Star break, I've got my 3 best pitchers all starting on the same day.
You know you're playing fantasy baseball when you bench the All-Star game starter b/c the other guys will give you better stats in a specific category, instead of just a solid quality start.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 19, 2015, 09:33:54 AM
The joys of fantasy sports :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 19, 2015, 05:45:44 PM
The week can't end soon enough for you, Brant.  You are up 9-0.  Too bad there's seven more days :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 19, 2015, 06:38:07 PM
does this week wrap into next week?

I should've pitched Keuchel today instead of MadBum.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 20, 2015, 05:00:12 AM
This week runs through Sunday.  So it will have ten days worth of games.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on July 24, 2015, 07:33:07 PM
Is this season ever going to end?  I knew I had a crappy team, but man I cannot even get an occasional streak going this year.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 24, 2015, 07:40:15 PM
I wish this week had stopped last week.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 27, 2015, 05:31:43 AM
turned out OK after all, but it's not the 9-0 drubbing you would've taken last Sunday ;)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on July 27, 2015, 06:56:31 AM
I'm just glad that I'm not loosing to the Placeholders anymore.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 27, 2015, 10:10:17 AM
That hurts!!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 27, 2015, 07:30:56 PM
turned out OK after all, but it's not the 9-0 drubbing you would've taken last Sunday ;)

I had it down to 5 all.  Then Jason Hammel threw up all over himself.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 27, 2015, 08:40:22 PM
and I'm doing it all w/ Miggy on the DL!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on July 29, 2015, 08:42:42 PM
CRAP! I haven't been updating my lineups at all... :D
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 30, 2015, 03:10:54 PM
2pm this afternoon my catcher wasnt playing

and now?

5/5 for H/AB*

2 runs

1 home run

and 4 RBI

wanker
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2015, 04:53:27 PM
2pm this afternoon my catcher wasnt playing

and now?

5/5 for H/AB*

2 runs

1 home run

and 4 RBI

I am awanker

Ftfy
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 30, 2015, 05:22:34 PM
ha, thanks, curse that 'x' - i dont trust my roster advisor one bit
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2015, 05:30:28 PM
You do realize that x means they aren't playing...right?  This symbol, ^, means they are starting.  Whether it's pitchers or position players.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on July 30, 2015, 05:34:37 PM
You do realize that x means they aren't playing...right?  This symbol, ^, means they are starting.  Whether it's pitchers or position players.

exactly - at 2pm uk time he had an X, i benched him, now hes frikking playing
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2015, 05:36:21 PM
Sorry about that.  The whims of managers everywhere fluster the players of fantasy games.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 10, 2015, 04:28:24 AM
my entire pitching staff shit the bed on the same week, and I lost to the f'n Placeholders.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on August 10, 2015, 04:58:18 AM
Bravo!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 10, 2015, 05:22:52 AM
it's going to get better this week....

4 of my 5 starters all pitch on Tuesday.  Can only start 2.  Nest time one of them is scheduled to pitch?  Sunday.  I might not make my minimum this week.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on August 10, 2015, 06:57:31 AM
If anyone cares 16 August is the last day for trades.  I just want this season to end already.  My team sucks so bad.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 10, 2015, 08:20:49 AM
Well, I have spent all season with my two best hitters on the disabled list for a good chunk of it. If you take Cabrera and holiday out of anyone up, it's hard to win
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on August 10, 2015, 08:43:23 AM
If anyone cares 16 August is the last day for trades.  I just want this season to end already.  My team sucks so bad.

Wanna make a trade? Just to get the medal you know :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on August 10, 2015, 08:58:08 AM
If anyone cares 16 August is the last day for trades.  I just want this season to end already.  My team sucks so bad.

Wanna make a trade? Just to get the medal you know :)

If you have the possibility of knocking out Metaldog, then yes, yes I do.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on August 10, 2015, 09:42:53 AM
Why the hate, Buffalo Boy?  Can't stand losing to the Dog of Metal?!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on August 10, 2015, 09:48:08 AM
If anyone cares 16 August is the last day for trades.  I just want this season to end already.  My team sucks so bad.

Wanna make a trade? Just to get the medal you know :)

If you have the possibility of knocking out Metaldog, then yes, yes I do.  :coolsmiley:

We shall find out eh?

Cano for Altuve maybe?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 10, 2015, 11:07:16 AM
Any thought of changing the league to a keeper league to hang onto some players for next year?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on August 10, 2015, 02:50:40 PM
I've thought about it, but we tend to have a lot of turn over in the baseball league and my team SUCKS.  I want to keep none of them except Cane, because he's a Royal.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2015, 04:30:20 AM
When does the season end / playoffs start for us?

And I can't believe I lost to the Brit last week.  Sheesh.  What a week for Bruce / Votto / Wong to all forget how to hit.

I wonder what my season would've looked like with a full year of Cabrera and Holliday... ::)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on August 25, 2015, 05:07:12 AM
The playoffs are week 23 and 24, which starts I think on 14 September.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on August 25, 2015, 08:43:55 AM
The top 4 get in. It is going to be a race as there are 5 of us in the mix.
Now is not the time to only get 19.2 innings pitched!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2015, 08:50:46 AM
yeah, I think I'm too far out to make up the lack of Cabrera and Holliday.  Grrrrr....
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on August 25, 2015, 09:01:14 AM
yeah, I think I'm too far out to make up the lack of Cabrera and Holliday.  Grrrrr....

Yeah I think you are right.

Counting this week there are 3 weeks to play before the playoffs, 30 possible wins max. Any one of the top five could finish 1st or 5th and just 9.5 wins separate them. It just depends on how hot you get these last three weeks.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on August 26, 2015, 12:53:14 AM
I can't believe I lost to the Brit last week. 

that is all that matters
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 31, 2015, 04:37:33 AM
grrrrrrr....  I was up 7-2 going into Sunday on the Heebies Jeebies, and looking at the lineups yesterday morning, and the fact that none of my starters were pitching, and my most reliable closer was on paternity leave, I was figuring I'd end up 5-5, and guess what the fuck happened. 

I'm that team fans love to hate - close enough to make it interesting, and still can't seal the deal.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on August 31, 2015, 06:07:21 AM
i either lose 9-1 or 5-4 with an occasional lucky win - it has not been my best season  :(
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 14, 2015, 05:12:53 AM
it would be nice to be able to smack-talk Bison over my come-from-behind victory this week, if we weren't both barely alive in the consolation bracket

 ::)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 14, 2015, 06:19:43 AM
Playoff time! I have a feeling my pitching is going to kill me. Should be good match ups as we are all extremely close in records.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 14, 2015, 06:29:55 AM
it would be nice to be able to smack-talk Bison over my come-from-behind victory this week, if we weren't both barely alive in the consolation bracket

 ::)

I just assumed my team's horrid play automatically eliminated them from any short of complete disbanding.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on September 14, 2015, 09:03:41 AM
id rather forget about this years tournament
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 14, 2015, 01:41:30 PM
id rather forget about this years tournament

You did a hell of a lot better than I would have done on a sport played in the UK. Just dealing with the time zones is a big problem plus not getting a lot of coverage.

I'd say I was amazed you beat Bison in the season series but then I'd be lying :)
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on September 14, 2015, 01:59:45 PM
ive learnt my lessons this time, and some advice from your goodself and MD - im all ready for next year
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 14, 2015, 02:13:47 PM
If we had played just total numbers per category the standings would be (out of 100):

Vengeance: 72.5
Slammers: 69.5
Place Holders: 62
Hot Lead: 61.5
Jeebies: 60
Papi: 55.5
Shotgun: 52.5
Bison: 49
Crumpets: 38.5
Ligers: 29

The Place Holders had a good team but the minimum innings gave away a lot of points. PV was the best pitching with 43.5 and Shotgun coming in second with 42.5. Best hitting team was Jeebies with 40 and Papi second with 33.

edit for math error, sorry PV.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 14, 2015, 02:15:32 PM
ive learnt my lessons this time, and some advice from your goodself and MD - im all ready for next year

You had a decent team but pitching (plus bad timing) got you, which is not unusual in this type of league.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on September 14, 2015, 03:02:17 PM
If we had played just total numbers per category the standings would be (out of 100):

Vengeance: 72.5
Slammers: 69.5
Place Holders: 62
Hot Lead: 61.5
Jeebies: 60
Papi: 55.5
Shotgun: 52.5
Bison: 49
Crumpets: 38.5
Ligers: 29

The Place Holders had a good team but the minimum innings gave away a lot of points. PV was the best pitching with 43.5 and Shotgun coming in second with 42.5. Best hitting team was Jeebies with 40 and Papi second with 33.

edit for math error, sorry PV.

It figures just as my team starts to hit it's stride.  I hope to spoil someones playoff hopes. O0
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 14, 2015, 04:40:25 PM
Yeah, between miggy & holiday missing 100+ games, my hitting wasn't for shit
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 14, 2015, 05:44:07 PM
This is the first time since the league started that I missed the playoffs.  Good luck to all those in the winners bracket!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 14, 2015, 05:49:05 PM
I pretty much knew from the moment the draft was completed that my team was boned.  No pitching and very little in the way of productive power hitters.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 14, 2015, 05:56:12 PM
That can all be solved with a live draft.  Then, you only have yourself to blame if you suck.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 14, 2015, 05:59:13 PM
I don't have the energy to deal with setting up a keeper league with live drafting for baseball.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 14, 2015, 06:13:10 PM
Doesn't need to be keepers.  Not really enamored of that idea anyways.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 14, 2015, 06:23:46 PM
Every year there are at least two or three players I would love to be able to keep. So I would not be opposed to a keeper league with a small roster that stays from year to year
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 15, 2015, 01:57:30 PM
Of course the playoffs roll around just as my entire roster goes in to a freefall.  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 16, 2015, 01:39:39 PM
I will never figure out pitching. I have a 9.82 ERA and a WHIP over 2.00 but have 2 wins and a save.

I think this is going to be a close match. What is the tie breaker if you end up in a tie?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 16, 2015, 05:39:15 PM
I don't know for sure, but, I believe the tiebreaker is higher seed advances.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 16, 2015, 07:30:55 PM
It's based on who had the better head-to-head record during the season.  The winner of the regular season head-to-head series advances.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 21, 2015, 06:05:52 AM
What a tough series. 4-3 going into Sunday with 2 categories separated by 2 points or less and runs, wins and steals tied. I can't believe my slow ass runners and crappy pitching came through at the end.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on September 25, 2015, 05:11:21 PM
Every year there are at least two or three players I would love to be able to keep. So I would not be opposed to a keeper league with a small roster that stays from year to year

I wouldn't mind that either, and a live draft.  I'm probably being over ambitious.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 25, 2015, 06:53:29 PM
Regardless of the sport, baseball or football, I will ALWAYS prefer a live draft to auto.  I would rather live and die with the picks I made than the arbitrary rankings of who knows who...
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 25, 2015, 06:55:31 PM
I'm pretty sure fantasy baseball isn't a nepotism system.  Who you know has nothing to do with the shitty team yahoo gives you.  Because otherwise I'd have had a much different team then the sorry lot of losers that I ended up with this year.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 25, 2015, 06:59:24 PM
Sorry.  Poorly turned phrase.  Just trying to say that the ranking system and how it's made are a bit obfuscated and arcane and I would rather trust my own judgement and knowledge than that arbitrary system. 
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 25, 2015, 07:02:24 PM
Yeah.  It's better.  I don't know we'll see. 
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2015, 07:06:57 PM
you get to set your own priority rankings before the draft

that's how I had such an awesome pitching staff 2 years ago

and still finished 7th
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 25, 2015, 07:39:45 PM
^ Exactly my point.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on September 27, 2015, 02:13:06 PM
Well unless Marty has a lot of help from his remaining players today, it looks like Big Papi is going to be this year's league champion.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2015, 02:26:25 PM
the one poor bastard who isn't even on the site!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on September 27, 2015, 02:30:37 PM
the one poor bastard who isn't even on the site!

lol who is it?
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2015, 02:38:23 PM
A guy I used to work with named Steve.  He's from Maine / big Red Sox fan.  He's a real estate agent here in town now.
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 27, 2015, 04:39:28 PM
He whooped my ass three times this year.  Congrats to him!
Title: Re: 2015 Grogheads Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 28, 2015, 06:18:36 AM
Yes he kicked my ass good. He won both head to head match ups during the season against me too.

Congrats Big Papi.