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Title: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 08:38:12 AM
Did someone say "fantasy"?

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Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 08:38:40 AM
Bison - when is the draft set?

Going to try a live one on Skype this year?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 08:53:53 AM
"stickied" the topic...
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 08:54:06 AM
UCG - are you in again this year?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: undercovergeek on March 05, 2017, 09:08:30 AM
UCG - are you in again this year?

I'm gonna skip brant - I know it's not a huge effort but I can't commit this year, if you need me to even out the numbers I'll be there
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2017, 09:11:44 AM
Did someone say "fantasy"?

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If these are actual player options, I'm in.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 09:57:31 AM
UCG - are you in again this year?

I'm gonna skip brant - I know it's not a huge effort but I can't commit this year, if you need me to even out the numbers I'll be there

Bison & MD run the league.  I just wanted to get the thread opened up
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 09:58:17 AM
Did someone say "fantasy"?

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If these are actual player options, I'm in.

what you get them to do with your balls is up to you, but I thought you were a catcher, not a pitcher
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2017, 09:59:49 AM
I thought you were a catcher, not a pitcher

That's your fantasy.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 05, 2017, 10:50:20 AM
I remember Bison saying he may not be able to run it this year due to prior commitments.  If so, he was going to hand the Commissionership off to me.  I'll let him come in and verify.

If he does make me Commish, then I am going to change some things: more Bench spots, more DL spots, higher IP requirements each week, and I would insist on a live draft. 

If he takes up the reins again, I would really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, 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Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2017, 10:51:59 AM
Really?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 05, 2017, 10:53:37 AM
Really really.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 05, 2017, 09:19:42 PM
I've been commissioner for 10 years between here and the previous place.   I looked forward to and enjoyed the fantasy baseball season, because it was another way to enjoy my favorite sport.  However I'm juggling a number of life priorities right now, so it's the perfect time to step aside and let someone else run the show.  Good luck MD and everyone who plays this season. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2017, 09:46:07 PM
Are you not even playing, either?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 05, 2017, 10:06:31 PM
It'll be a different season without you, Bison.  Thanks for doing such a great job over the years.  And I expect to hand the reins back over next year.  Bring some sanity back after my one year experiment ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 06, 2017, 05:20:30 AM
Are you not even playing, either?

Unfortunately I just need to cut a few extracurriculars out this summer and fall.  I'm pretty swamped and life gets crazier this summer.  Mostly I just know that I'd struggle to keep my rosters updated.

It'll be a different season without you, Bison.  Thanks for doing such a great job over the years.  And I expect to hand the reins back over next year.  Bring some sanity back after my one year experiment ;)

Thanks.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2017, 05:40:18 AM
Unfortunately I just need to cut a few extracurriculars out this summer and fall.  I'm pretty swamped and life gets crazier this summer.  Mostly I just know that I'd struggle to keep my rosters updated.

Plus, you've got Origins! :)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on March 06, 2017, 05:41:38 AM
Unfortunately I just need to cut a few extracurriculars out this summer and fall.  I'm pretty swamped and life gets crazier this summer.  Mostly I just know that I'd struggle to keep my rosters updated.

Plus, you've got Origins! :)

Ha!  That's on the back burner on a slow simmer.  :(
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 07, 2017, 07:17:51 AM
You certainly have incentive to attend.  There will be enough of us Grogs there to make it worth your while.  I'm sure your wife will understand that.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 07, 2017, 07:53:15 AM
So, the season opens Sunday, April 2nd.  I would like to have the draft the weekend before.  That way, most roster moves and most injuries will be known and taken into account in your drafting plans.  I am soliciting days and times here for the draft.  Anywhere from Friday night after work on the 24th to Sunday before bed on the 26th.  Whatever seems to work best for the majority will most likely win out.  And for those of you that aren't thrilled about a live draft, I will say two quick things: 1) Auto draft still works in a live draft.  If you set your rankings, like you might already do each season, then, when your turn comes in the live draft, the AI will make your pick according to your rankings.  2) Picking your team allows you to craft the (mostly) exact team you want.  And that's a pretty awesome feeling in my experience.

As for the other changes, the Innings Pitched requirement in order to have your accrued weeks statistics count towards your matchup will be raised from 20 to between 25 and 30.  There will be at least two more Bench spots.  Upon review, two DL spots may be enough.  If I remember correctly, most of you were in favor of a limit on the number of moves you can make during the year.  I am in favor of no limit at all.  However, I am willing to compromise and adjust the number upwards to 60 or 80.  Maybe even a 100.

I hope you all will sound off shortly on how you feel about the above and let me know if you will be participating this year and when you would like to hold the draft.  Thank you, Bison, for keeping us going for the last 10 years.  Hope you will return next year.  So I can get revenge for you beating me last year. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2017, 08:26:58 AM
do we need to add a pitcher spot based on changing the innings?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 07, 2017, 08:39:06 AM
I thought about putting another SP spot.  5 more innings a week I don't think would require it, but, 10 would.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 07, 2017, 09:07:37 PM
Friday the 24th is a no go for me. The rest of that weekend should be free, though.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on March 08, 2017, 01:15:26 AM
I'm in.  The date and time doesn't matter to me.  I'm just happy about a live draft.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 08, 2017, 04:32:10 AM
y'all set it and I'll try to be there.  Weekends are hell for me w/ Bayonet Jr's soccer schedule and the season in full swing...
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on March 08, 2017, 05:29:14 AM
I'm in again, though I barely know what I'm doing managing the team last year, so I'd rather my team be auto drafted. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 08, 2017, 05:06:39 PM
Not a problem.  I've seen autodrafted teams win the whole thing before.  If you have any questions about running your team, I'd be glad to answer.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on March 09, 2017, 01:49:45 PM
Thanks MD.  I was getting the hang of it in the last half of the season.  I just don't trust myself to draft a team from scratch. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 09, 2017, 07:00:34 PM
No problem.  Contrary to what I might project, I would much rather help someone learn and understand how to play than take them out behind the woodshed and whoop them with their lack of knowledge.  My goal every year is win a league filled with knowledgeable and engaged participants.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Hot lead and dirty talk! on March 11, 2017, 05:13:01 PM
The reason for the limit on transactions is so some idiot doesn't pick up a new pitcher everyday in order to win the K and W totals.

Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2017, 11:57:41 PM
I understand the limit on transactions.  I would prefer to have an unlimited amount.  It allows any strategy required to keep up with or overtake your opponents.  But, this league is for fun and bragging rights.  I'd certainly like to see the amount from last year doubled.  Even made 100.  80 allows for ~ 2 transactions a week.  Keeps down the milling of pitchers but allows enough flexibility to adjust to a hot hitter or make up for injury losses. 

What do you think about your availability for a live draft?  I'd really like as many of us there as possible.  I find it engages me more when I have an egotistical stake in my finish.  ;)  Can't blame the computer if I gooched the roster.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 12, 2017, 03:03:26 PM
Changed some things this morning.  Deleted Bison's team.  If there was a way around it, I would not have.  It feels like sacrilege.  But if I had kept it, I would have to manage it.  I also changed moves from 40 to 100.  Bumped Minimum Innings Pitched from 20 to 25, still possible it will be 30.  Added two Bench spots.  Lifted the weekly transaction limit of 4.  Got two new teams in, a father-son duo that are my friends.  Have another fella who may be joining us, too.  Going to need some more folks to pop in and confirm their participation as well as what day/time is good for them between 3/24 and 3/26 to live draft.  Confirmations so far are:

Me
Brant
AB
KyzBP
OJsDad
Rob (my friend)
Christopher (my friend's son)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2017, 03:27:43 PM
You have a friend?! :P
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 12, 2017, 03:39:04 PM
Watch it, buddy.  You'll be sleeping on the streets of Columbus this June if you don't straighten up!  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 12, 2017, 03:42:51 PM
I checked with Stephen and Brian to see if there back in. They aren't normally on the forums


Did you check with GJK?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 12, 2017, 05:38:12 PM
I'll pm him later this evening/tomorrow.  Let me know on your friends.  Big Papi and me have some epic battles.  Which he usually wins.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Hot lead and dirty talk! on March 13, 2017, 01:56:46 AM
I am in.

I would prefer the draft be 26 MAR 17 in the evening.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 13, 2017, 04:51:41 AM
Excellent!  Vote noted  O0
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 18, 2017, 10:04:26 AM
Alright, gents.  From the info I've gotten, it appears that Sunday the 26th is going to be the winner on the draft.  I need afternoon rather than evening.  Please everyone that is interested in the outcome, let me know if that will work.  I am in CST.

As for changes, if you have any input on that, please sound off now.  Most things I can only change pre-draft.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2017, 10:20:40 AM
I will try, but cannot promise.  It depends on Bayonet Jr's soccer schedule.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 18, 2017, 10:38:09 AM
When will you know?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on March 18, 2017, 04:25:42 PM
That should work for me.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 19, 2017, 10:17:12 AM
As of today, there are 11 teams.  I have deleted Bison and UCG to make room for incoming players, but now we have an odd number.  Anyone have a spare, baseball loving, friend that they can corral?

Another call for objections on Sunday the 26th late afternoon/early evening CST?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2017, 10:48:15 AM
Anyone have a spare, baseball loving, friend that they can corral?

Lemme check

Do you have both Stephen & Brian (off-site) back in the league?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 19, 2017, 11:40:01 AM
I am assuming that Stephen is Big Papi.  I don't suss any info on Brian in the Managers tab at the home page.  I recognize everyone for sure except Lady Red Devils.  I figure that is OJsDad.  So, if Brian isn't in and wants in, tell him to come on.  That'll make 12.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on March 19, 2017, 11:47:27 AM
Yes, I'm Lady Red Devils. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 19, 2017, 02:44:14 PM
Ok.  Then we need one more.  And if Brian is willing, and I haven't already missed him in the managers tab, please ask him to join us, Brant.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2017, 03:49:39 PM
Lemme check and see.  Brian is Stephen's son.  Stephen is the Red Sox homer.  Tho to be fair, he is from New England originally.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on March 20, 2017, 06:06:05 AM
I can play if you need 1 more person. I won't be as active as in the past but I'll fill out the league.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2017, 06:16:54 AM
Good, b/c Stephen said Brian "has a hate-hate relationship going on with baseball right now"
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 20, 2017, 04:46:58 PM
Marty, I was pretty sure you were already in, no?  Aren't you Heebie Jeebies?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on March 21, 2017, 07:20:08 AM
Yeah I'm Heebie.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 21, 2017, 06:05:15 PM
Excellent!  We sure would like you to play, but, if you would rather not, that's ok, too.  Please try to let me know soon though.  I have to schedule the draft at Yahoo and times are filling up rapidly.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on March 22, 2017, 07:13:35 AM
I'll play if you need to round out the league. I always auto draft so whenever you schedule it will be fine.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 24, 2017, 05:00:59 AM
Glad to have you, Marty!

So, the league is set.  We have 12 teams and the draft is set for Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m. CST.  There is still time for me to change that, but, I would need to know by the end of today in order to do that.  Please let me know if that time is no good.  If I don't hear from you, I am going to assume you will be there or are happy autodrafting.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 24, 2017, 08:03:15 AM
I will try to be there, but will be happy autodrafting if not.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 26, 2017, 11:10:25 AM
Not sure if I posted this upthread, but, the changes made are these:

2 divisions instead of 1

100 moves per season up from 40

Unlimited amount of moves per week

Playoffs will be Weeks 23, 24, 25 now that there are 12 teams and 6 make it

2 more Bench spots

Minimum Innings Pitched moved up to 25 from 20

Pretty sure that covers it all.  Remember, the draft is today at 5 p.m. CST.  Good luck and happy drafting!
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on March 26, 2017, 12:49:14 PM
With the increase in inning pitch, you weren't going to add another SP and or RP slot?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 26, 2017, 01:06:09 PM
If I had made it 30 I would have.  Even someone who doesn't keep up theoretically has their Starting Pitchers pitch 2 or 3 times a week total.  At an average of 6 IP per start, that's an average of 15 or so Innings.  Your RP theoretically chip in 3 to 5 innings.  So, at a minimum, you should get around 18 innings for free.  Even those who set their lineups once a week on Wednesdays should be able to cover 25 innings pretty easily.  And to be honest, having a higher IP requirement means less chance of losing the pitching categories to someone who drops out completely.  Which is what I am trying to avoid.  Noone likes to lose to someone who isn't even trying :)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 26, 2017, 05:27:17 PM
Thank you to all who participated in the live draft and all of you for joining the league this year!  I wish you all the best of luck and see you in the playoffs!!
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on March 26, 2017, 05:36:00 PM
Thanks MD.  Looks like opening day for the regular season is 3 April. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2017, 06:49:28 PM
Still pissed I missed on Trea Turner....  Sumbitch almost single-handedly got me into the playoffs last year
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 26, 2017, 09:42:52 PM
Thanks MD.  Looks like opening day for the regular season is 3 April. 

There'll be some games on the 2nd. 


Still pissed I missed on Trea Turner....  Sumbitch almost single-handedly got me into the playoffs last year

You had the first pick in the draft.  I'm sure whoever drafted Turner would be glad to trade you for the scrub you got in the 1 slot.  :-"
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: KyzBP on March 27, 2017, 06:40:32 AM
Still pissed I missed on Trea Turner....  Sumbitch almost single-handedly got me into the playoffs last year

He's on everyone's list but most people won't reach for him and make him a first rounder.  If I would've picked 9-12 I would have grabbed him with my first pick.  He's so good.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on March 30, 2017, 08:06:00 PM
I just want to state for the record, ArcticBlast, you, sir, are a turkey.  I was just waiting for the Mets to put Matz on the DL and I was going to nab Moore myself.  I wish good fortune of him.  I know I expected it for me.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on April 01, 2017, 11:09:04 AM
Six teams start play tomorrow, so check your lineups.

Yankees at Rays           1:10 EST
Giants at D-backs         4:10 EST
Cubs at Cardinals.        8:35 EST
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 08, 2017, 07:36:36 PM
I just want to state for the record, ArcticBlast, you, sir, are a turkey.  I was just waiting for the Mets to put Matz on the DL and I was going to nab Moore myself.  I wish good fortune of him.  I know I expected it for me.

BWAHAHAHA!

Actually, you can blame Drew Smyly and his elbow tightness. I hear that about a pitcher, that pitcher is getting released and replaced.  :o
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 08, 2017, 07:57:23 PM
Well, then, F-U DREW SMYLY AND YOUR ELBOW TIGHTNESS!
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 11, 2017, 10:17:45 AM
What happens if neither person reaches the minimum innings requirement? Do the pitching stats count as a tie?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 11, 2017, 05:12:38 PM
I don't think I've ever seen that happen.  Sounds like a logical conclusion though.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on April 14, 2017, 02:56:41 PM
Yesterday, my batters went an abysmal 4/26, that a .154 batting average.  One of those hits didn't produce any runs or rbi's. 

However, the other 3 hits produced 3 runs, 2 home runs, 6 RBI's and a stolen base.  I'll gladly take a hit to my teams batting average for those results. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 14, 2017, 07:55:50 PM
Pretty efficient use of your hits!  Something we all wish for ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on April 17, 2017, 08:38:46 PM
What happens if neither person reaches the minimum innings requirement? Do the pitching stats count as a tie?

Something that I just found.  If your on the My Team page, and scroll all the way down the page, on the left hand side, it show's how many innings pitched out of 25.  Might be handy.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 17, 2017, 09:10:10 PM
Sorry fellas.  Did not know that you did not know that.  I would have pointed it otherwise.


***For informational purposes of the league***

As of this day, April 17, 2017, the team, Pop Tart Box, will be reassigned from its current owner to a volunteer from the audience.  Once this person accepts the invite I sent, they will be in control of the team for the rest of the season.  I will make any moves for said team until our new blood gets in.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 18, 2017, 07:08:55 AM
Sorry fellas.  Did not know that you did not know that.  I would have pointed it otherwise.


***For informational purposes of the league***

As of this day, April 17, 2017, the team, Pop Tart Box, will be reassigned from its current owner to a volunteer from the audience.  Once this person accepts the invite I sent, they will be in control of the team for the rest of the season.  I will make any moves for said team until our new blood gets in.

Since you are running the team, could you trade me Anthony Rizzo for Tyler Saladino? :)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on April 18, 2017, 03:44:09 PM
Hey Brant, your Shotgun Express, correct.  One of your players has been suspended for 80 games. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 18, 2017, 04:49:03 PM
yeah, just saw that...
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on April 23, 2017, 01:08:52 PM
***For informational purposes of the league***

As of this day, April 17, 2017, the team, Pop Tart Box, will be reassigned from its current owner to a volunteer from the audience.  Once this person accepts the invite I sent, they will be in control of the team for the rest of the season.  I will make any moves for said team until our new blood gets in.

I see someone, named MurderCat, took over Pop Tart Box's team. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 23, 2017, 01:24:36 PM
That would be correct.  Despite the name, they are good people :)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 23, 2017, 01:43:24 PM
so we now have Catflinger and MurderCat in the same league.  You pussies are violent
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 26, 2017, 04:55:48 AM
A reminder about moves.  Please remember that your moves, Adding players to your roster from the waiver wire, are capped at 100 for the season.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on April 30, 2017, 05:48:24 PM
What's that you say, Put in Rendon? Why he hasn't hit a homer yet this year, hasn't driven in squat and is barely hitting above .250.

Bench his ass and all he does is go 6-6, hits 3 hr, scores 5 time and drives in 10. Jesus this reminds me of the time I benched Rothlesburger and he threw for 500 yards and 7 td's!
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on April 30, 2017, 08:05:25 PM
I saw the 23-5 score out of the corner of my eye and immediately did a double take.  Hot lead & dirty tlk was whoopin' my a$$ with Trea Turner this week.  That Nationals can put a serious hurt on just about anyone.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 05, 2017, 04:41:50 AM
Damn....  I'm running out of guys to get hurt :-\
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on May 26, 2017, 05:01:16 AM
I currently have one team looking for an owner.  Possibly two, if Catflingers owner doesn't show up soon.  PM me if you are interested in taking over a team.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on May 31, 2017, 07:38:44 PM
I currently have one team looking for an owner.  Possibly two, if Catflingers owner doesn't show up soon.  PM me if you are interested in taking over a team.

So is anyone managing either MurderCat or Catflingers.  I want to offer up a couple of trades. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on May 31, 2017, 08:02:58 PM
Yes on Murdercat and no on Catflingers.  Just waiting for everyone to get a chance to play Catflingers before I take control.  It'll be basic maintenance i. e. Making sure the starting roster is set for the day and that there are enough players on the roster.  Any pickups made will be based on position need and the highest current ADP will be used to determine who gets picked up off waivers.  If trades are offered, acceptance will be based on current ADP value of all players involved.  They should be within 20? 40? ADP of all players involved.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 11, 2017, 09:40:45 AM
In an unfortunate series of events, it appears that neither Catflingers nor Silver Bullets will have managers for the rest of the year.  I'm not sure I want to manage 3 teams through September.  If any of you know anyone that might want to take and participate in our league, please let me know. 
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2017, 05:49:07 AM
I screwed up and dropped the wrong guy this morning.

I accidentally waived Odubel Herrara and I mean to drop Domingo Santana.  Can you guys help?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 19, 2017, 04:29:52 PM
I just posted about this at the Yahoo site.  I took the liberty of reassigning Herrera to Brant and dropping the player he picked up, Melky Cabrera.  If anyone has an issue with that, please feel free to post here or PM me.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 19, 2017, 07:41:45 PM
thanks - I'm going to go try to make the correct transaction, and get Melky back, and this time, drop the right guy ::)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 20, 2017, 07:54:30 AM
You're welcome.

Now I have a problem.  The Yahoo Login is showing up as Malware to my uBlock Origin.  Even if I disable the block temporarily, I am unable to sign in.  Not sure what to do, but, I am unable to get to my team and the league.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2017, 08:16:13 AM
use a different Yahoo login page?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on June 20, 2017, 08:40:04 AM
Here is a link to where I sign in. Maybe it will work for you.

https://login.yahoo.com/beta?.src=fpctx&.intl=us&.lang=en-US&.done=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com&authMechanism=primary&yid=&done=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2F&eid=100&as=1&login=martyward9635&crumb=riQXSsLfQuh
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 20, 2017, 01:15:06 PM
Sorry, Marty.  I get the same message from your link as I do from mine.  And signing in from the Home page gave me the same result.  I tried Temporarily allowing the login attempt.  It got to the normal Login screen and asked for my e-mail address as usual to login and when I hit Enter, I got an error message saying the session had timed out.  Refresh only brought me back through the same process.  I am loathe to Permanently allow it, considering yahoo's problems with hacking in the recent past.  The problem is I commish one league and the other that I am in is a money league.  No access is a problem.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on June 20, 2017, 01:56:06 PM
Damn that sucks.
What if you turn off your Malware blocker?
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on June 20, 2017, 02:00:20 PM
I have the yahoo fantasy sportd app on my phone. Have you tried that yet.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 20, 2017, 02:47:56 PM
^ I am a Luddite and do not own a smartphone.



Damn that sucks.
What if you turn off your Malware blocker?

That's what I am trying to determine.  I don't have enough experience with stuff like this to make the call and was tapping the group mind. 

Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Bison on June 20, 2017, 02:49:55 PM
Try using foxfire or chrome if you are using windows and see if that resolves the issue.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2017, 03:00:37 PM
^ I am a Luddite and do not own a smartphone.

He's not joking. He has a very dumb phone.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 20, 2017, 04:06:57 PM
Try using foxfire or chrome if you are using windows and see if that resolves the issue.


I'm on Chrome.  I am using an adblocker mirth suggested in one of the tech threads, uBlock.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on June 20, 2017, 04:33:12 PM
Try using foxfire or chrome if you are using windows and see if that resolves the issue.

Flash and Firefox sometimes don't get along. Stat-tracker runs on flash. It's worth a try though just to see if you can get on.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on June 20, 2017, 04:34:07 PM
^ I am a Luddite and do not own a smartphone.



Damn that sucks.
What if you turn off your Malware blocker?

That's what I am trying to determine.  I don't have enough experience with stuff like this to make the call and was tapping the group mind.

Whats the worst that can happen, porns ad? :)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on June 20, 2017, 04:35:36 PM
I guess that's true.  Keep checking back periodically to see if it's been cleared up.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on July 24, 2017, 08:33:33 AM
Has anyone used the Stat Track feature lately? I tried to use it this weekend and all I got was a message from Yahoo that their engineers were working on the problem.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on September 05, 2017, 08:15:08 AM
I've got a fire sale going for players.  Make your offers.   :))
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 18, 2017, 07:17:04 AM
Well my team folded like the O's in September. Good luck in the finals!
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Marty Ward on September 25, 2017, 08:05:06 AM
Congrats Hot Lead.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2017, 08:12:33 AM
Hey, I won the consolation bracket! :D
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2017, 08:13:09 AM
Great season everyone - even you bastards that stole my players in the draft before I could snag them (cough*TreaTurner*cough)

Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: OJsDad on September 25, 2017, 08:13:41 AM
Thats just another way of saying  L:-)
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Hot lead and dirty talk! on September 25, 2017, 11:01:16 AM
Thanks folks, and thanks to the people who filled in for the quitters.

Have a good winter.
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: MetalDog on September 25, 2017, 06:31:25 PM
Well shit.  I thought I had another week to catch you.  Good game, champ.  Thank you all for playing.  See you all next year!
Title: Re: 2017 Fantasy Baseball League
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 03, 2017, 10:43:40 PM
Congrats to the winning team! Mine apparently thought the playoffs were over after one round... ::)