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Title: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 23, 2014, 05:41:12 PM
It's that time of year again gentlemen.  The pitchers and catchers report soon and Spring Training is right around the corner.  Here is the link for the league:

http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/grogheads

Marty Ward is the reigning champion of the Grogheads Baseball Universe.

Metaldog is co-commissioner. 

If you would like to play just sign up and stand by for the draft.  Also take a look at the scoring rules and post any suggestions here.  Thanks.



Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on February 23, 2014, 05:51:06 PM
I am in.  I would really like to see the amount of participation we got last year.  I seem to remember everyone was trying their best until the bitter end.  Even Undercovergeek made a run.  A live draft would be especially sweet, but not neccessary.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on February 23, 2014, 06:07:24 PM
sign me up
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 23, 2014, 06:29:44 PM
How are we scoring this year?  Head-to-head like 2 years ago?  Or season-aggregate like last year?

My draft for last year would've been perfect for 2 years ago  :-\

Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 23, 2014, 06:39:48 PM
You should just be able to click the link and sign up that way Undercover.

We are looking at the league scoring over the next few days, but this will be the same as last season with aggregate scoring.  We can look at the overall league and shape the season.  Just let us know what you all would like to see.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 23, 2014, 06:48:15 PM
And since Minnesota is in a rebuilding season this maybe the only time this year I get to say...

GO TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(http://www4.images.coolspotters.com/wallpapers/69408/minnesota-twins-mobile-wallpaper.jpg)

(http://mlblogscountingbaseballs.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/joe-mauer-minnesota-twins.jpg)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on February 23, 2014, 06:53:10 PM
Just a quick aside, if there is enough interest in a head to head league, I would be glad to set one up for Grogheads.  If there are only a few of us, I run and have joined several head to head leagues.  We are always looking for players. 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 23, 2014, 07:08:49 PM
Well it's just as easy to switch to a head to head league.  I'm good with either scoring method so we just need to know what the consensus is with the managers.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on February 23, 2014, 08:13:25 PM
Don't mistake me, I am not trying to make waves.  Just thought if there was interest enough for both kinds, I would be glad to run the H2H.  If not, I know where you can satisfy your H2H jones.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 23, 2014, 08:26:08 PM
Don't mistake me, I am not trying to make waves.  Just thought if there was interest enough for both kinds, I would be glad to run the H2H.  If not, I know where you can satisfy your H2H jones.

Nah I didn't think you were.  We usually only average around 8 managers so I'm not sure whether we could support two leagues.  We can certainly try however.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 23, 2014, 09:40:38 PM
my preference is H2H, but I don't care much either way.  I'm not joining another league somewhere else.  I enjoy baseball, but this is the only fantasy sport of any kind that I play, and it's mainly to help make sure y'all have enough numbers for the league to go forward :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 25, 2014, 07:09:22 PM
So far there are only two signed up.  Has anyone else attempted to sign up? 

25 days until I need to lock in the draft.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 26, 2014, 01:23:13 PM
Logged in and followed the link...and don't see anything there letting me join the league.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 26, 2014, 06:00:00 PM
Hmm...try and join at the baseball fantasy home page by searching for grogheads and using the url I put in the first post.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on February 27, 2014, 08:41:38 AM
is there a password for the league?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 27, 2014, 01:27:17 PM
Still a no go. Here's what I'm getting :

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b528/ElCliff76/yahooscreen_zps0f2e600a.jpg)

I can see the league, I just have no way to join it. One of the options in the Finish Setting Up Your League section in the top right is create team, but that button is grayed out and does nothing for me.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2014, 01:59:53 PM
see if this link works for you

http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/82775/applytojoin
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 27, 2014, 05:36:18 PM
Thanks Brant.  Whatever you figured out got you into the league.

Nah yahoo did away with the password thing for some reason.  It's supposed to just be the league url that gets you into the league.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 27, 2014, 08:56:03 PM
It let me send a request to the commissioner. So hopefully...hopefully...a canuck presence will once more bring the maple to fantasy baseball.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2014, 09:04:26 PM
I sent a request to the commish, and it worked somehow.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on February 27, 2014, 09:55:28 PM
I replied to your request, Brant.  Not sure if that had any effect.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2014, 10:04:14 PM
I'm in, with the link you sent.  So it worked :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 28, 2014, 12:40:09 AM
It let me send a request to the commissioner. So hopefully...hopefully...a canuck presence will once more bring the maple to fantasy baseball.

I sent you a reply with the link.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on February 28, 2014, 03:54:04 AM
application to commish sent
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2014, 05:42:12 AM
Any chance we could go back to a head-to-head league?  I just liked the smack talk / attitude better than just watching a bunch of compilers pad their stats all year.
 :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on February 28, 2014, 12:22:15 PM
Just waiting for the commissioner to let me join. I'm good with any format.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 28, 2014, 12:49:04 PM
I'm in! Prepare for smack talk that won't be backed up by a poorly performing team!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 28, 2014, 03:18:10 PM
I sent back a few replies. 

Metaldog are you getting the requests too?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on February 28, 2014, 05:05:43 PM
I am.  I replied to Brant And AB.  I'll go check my Hotmail account for any more.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on February 28, 2014, 05:09:12 PM
Sent your invite, Marty.  Can't have a baseball league without the champ :)  And I second a H2H.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on February 28, 2014, 06:24:00 PM
I'm good with a HtH league. 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 01, 2014, 03:01:05 AM
Still locked out
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 05:46:06 AM
I sent you a PM geek with the join url.  Let me know if that doesn 't work.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 11:17:21 AM
Added a poll to vote of kind of league.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 11:18:59 AM
5 managers so far and once UnderthesuntanningbedGeek gets in that'll make 6.  Ideally another 2 managers will sign up.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 01, 2014, 01:49:58 PM
5 managers so far and once UnderthesuntanningbedGeek gets in that'll make 6.  Ideally another 2 managers will sign up.

lmao - im in

whos missing from last year?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 02:15:30 PM
GJK and Detroit Ligers are the other managers from last year.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: KyzBP on March 01, 2014, 04:19:39 PM
GJK and Detroit Ligers are the other managers from last year.

My application has been sent.  Third place here I come.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 05:06:34 PM
GJK and Detroit Ligers are the other managers from last year.

My application has been sent.  Third place here I come.

PM'd you the link to sign up.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: KyzBP on March 01, 2014, 06:43:32 PM
GJK and Detroit Ligers are the other managers from last year.

My application has been sent.  Third place here I come.

PM'd you the link to sign up.

When I click the join button I get this message:
 There is not room in this league if all teams from last year return. If you were invited to take over an existing team, please click the link in the email you received to join the league. To create a brand new team, get the commissioner to increase the maximum number of teams, or remove teams that will not be returning.

I used the link in the email and in the PM and had the same result.

Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 06:50:48 PM
OK.  I had to delete our teams from last year.  There should be 6 available managers slots now.  I sent you an email invite.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 01, 2014, 06:58:58 PM
Just seng GJK a message. He'll come running...
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: KyzBP on March 01, 2014, 07:03:08 PM
Fixed and in.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 07:03:44 PM
Well I also switched the league over to a head to head league.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 01, 2014, 07:06:17 PM
Well Metal or I need to spend some time looking at the stats and scoring for a few tweeks.

The big changes so far this year:
1 utility player instead of two
2 starting pitchers
2 relief pitchers
0 "general" pitchers from 4 last year.

I might bump up the relief pitcher number though.  Those guys are a little less predictable than starters and I think one more would be the way to go.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 01, 2014, 08:06:08 PM
Please feel free to add your own input, suggestions and what not.  Two things I would like to throw out there, first, a weekly innings cap and second, a live draft.  The innings cap would be a small protection against getting hosed by someone who doesn't/can't get their lineups set.  And the live draft is just a fun time.  Oh, and a third suggestion, using only one league to draw from.  If eight is as many managers we can get, then, a smaller pool of players to draft from would make it a bit more of a challenge.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 02, 2014, 02:44:01 AM
Is the draft still automatic? I remember last year just receiving my team ready to go

Btw... Gjk might not make it or may be late..... I know he logs in but the twilight game has come to a halt without him and he mentioned some carp interfering IRL
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 02, 2014, 05:38:39 AM
he mentioned some carp interfering IRL

Those damned carp   >:(

If only he'd switch to trout! 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 02, 2014, 07:27:02 AM
UCG, the draft is automatic by default.  A live draft is a lot of fun and very easy to set up and run.  However, for those who are unfamiliar with the majority of players, a live draft could lead to a long season.  I will be participating in at least two live drafts, so, if we auto draft here, I will not be sad.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 02, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
he mentioned some carp interfering IRL

Those damned carp   >:(

If only he'd switch to trout!

goddammit!!!

UCG, the draft is automatic by default.  A live draft is a lot of fun and very easy to set up and run.  However, for those who are unfamiliar with the majority of players, a live draft could lead to a long season.  I will be participating in at least two live drafts, so, if we auto draft here, I will not be sad.

thanks MD
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 02, 2014, 03:32:36 PM
KyzBP removed one of your teams.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: KyzBP on March 02, 2014, 04:36:31 PM
KyzBP removed one of your teams.

Thanks.  Hopefully it was the losing one.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 02, 2014, 06:23:59 PM
I'm hoping to stay out of the cellar this year.  I did alright last year coming in forth.  At least I didn't get passed in the standings by a guy who actually understands more about cricket than baseball.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 02, 2014, 11:17:20 PM
I'm hoping to stay out of the cellar this year.  I did alright last year coming in forth.  At least I didn't get passed in the standings by a guy who actually understands more about cricket than baseball.

By half a point!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 03, 2014, 06:35:04 AM
I'm hoping to stay out of the cellar this year.  I did alright last year coming in forth.  At least I didn't get passed in the standings by a guy who actually understands more about cricket than baseball.

By half a point!!

Horseshoes and hand grenades my good fellow.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 03, 2014, 06:38:29 PM
All right gentlemen, we need one more manager.  We need to have an even number to cue the draft.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 03, 2014, 08:03:57 PM
Did Gary sign up?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 03, 2014, 08:05:56 PM
Not yet, but I haven't seen him post the week or two.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 03, 2014, 08:27:47 PM
I pinged him on FB
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 04, 2014, 07:26:37 PM
Still need one more folks!  Step right up and sign in for your fair share of abuse...um...erm...fun!  That's it, fun!!!  And we need to set a date for the draft, live or auto pick.  Need to start ranking players.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 04, 2014, 07:30:57 PM
I'm not even going to order my draft this year.  I've done it every season and every season I get mediocre teams at best.  So there my scouting reports are complete for this season.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 04, 2014, 08:35:01 PM
You should go work for the Vikings.  With logic like that, they can only get better ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 04, 2014, 08:43:01 PM
You should go work for the Vikings.  With logic like that, they can only get better ;)

I'll be sure to consult with the Bucs for quality uniform design decisions.  ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 05, 2014, 05:08:18 AM
You should go work for the Vikings.  With logic like that, they can only get better ;)

I'll be sure to consult with the Bucs for quality uniform design decisions.  ;)

With logic like that, they can only get better :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 07, 2014, 07:18:41 PM
Well we really need one more manager or else I'll have to create a filler team.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2014, 09:48:10 PM
did Gary ever stick his head in?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 07, 2014, 10:01:03 PM
Not to my knowledge.  We still have about ten days.  Wouldn't want to wait too much longer than that.  Are we going to live draft?  I have one in another league already set for Saturday, March 22 around 1 or 2 Eastern.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 08, 2014, 05:11:54 AM
I think we do an auto draft.  My schedule is pretty full right now and I'm not sure I could block off a few hours for a live draft.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 08, 2014, 05:48:22 AM
Shouldn't take more than ninety minutes or so for a live draft of eight people.  But, if you are afraid to pick your own team in realtime, then I understand.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 08, 2014, 07:02:07 AM
No I mean I really have no time.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 08, 2014, 08:45:21 AM
Well then, carry on.  Will you have a few minutes to rank your guys at least?  I know Brant did that last year and had some great H2H pitching going on.  In a Points league ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 08, 2014, 11:21:59 AM
Gary is out. Still trying to find one more. Give me a few days to see. Don't be afraid to ask folks off-site!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 08, 2014, 11:41:29 AM
I think I might have us one.
I will know for sure this afternoon
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 08, 2014, 12:19:05 PM
Awesome, Brant!  Just remember to get me and Bison his e-mail address so we can send an invite.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 09, 2014, 12:35:42 PM
Metal did you send the email?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 09, 2014, 12:39:59 PM
I did.  He is in and ready to go.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 09, 2014, 05:50:50 PM
w00t!  when's the draft?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 09, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
I'll set the draft for this coming Friday to give everyone one last week to setup draft orders.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 09, 2014, 07:41:55 PM
I'll make sure Stephen knows
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 10, 2014, 02:47:42 AM
umm draft orders?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 10, 2014, 04:27:28 AM
Don't think about it UCG.  Just crawl under the lights and let them do their magic.  :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 10, 2014, 08:26:03 AM
Don't think about it UCG.  Just crawl under the lights and let them do their magic.  :)

pmsl - **** you!!!!   :P :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 10, 2014, 11:03:36 AM
Ok you are supposed to go and arange your draft in a priority of who you want on your team.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 10, 2014, 01:00:41 PM
Ok you are supposed to go and arange your draft in a priority of who you want on your team.

ah this would explain last years group of ladies

do you prioritise by person or by position?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 10, 2014, 05:30:15 PM
Unfortunately, the answer to your question is, both.  Although, I find that applies more to a live draft than an auto pick draft (where the computer picks your entire roster).  The best way for me to explain this is as follows:

1)  You have to fill every position on your roster and you want the best player at every position that you can.  It is my understanding that in an autodraft, the computer will fill your roster from the remaining available players according to what still needs filled.  How they determine where to start filling and what positions take priority over another, I do not know, but, you will have your starting roster filled first before your bench.

2)  I am fairly certain that the best available player, at a position you do not already have filled, will be the next one chosen for you.  So, if you get the first pick of the draft, and let's say that Miguel Cabrera is at the top of your list, you would get him.  As he is a 3B (Third Baseman), your next pick would be anything BUT a 3B.

3)  Before you even start tampering with the order of players, you will notice that they are already in order according to the Yahoo experts.  You do not actually have to do anything to the order to get a good team.  Some people like to exclude certain players, as the player is injured or they play for a hated rival.  Some people like to load up on a certain position, say 3B, by taking all of the 3B and putting them at the top of their list.  initially, the computer would pick a 3B and then fill the roster out until a spot opened for another 3B (such as the Util(ity) spot or a spot on the bench).  I have seen people do this often over the years, but it is usually with Pitchers.

4)  And if I haven't confused you enough, and you still think I might be able to answer any future questions (if I even answered this one properly at all), please feel free to ask.  I'd be delighted to help.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 10, 2014, 06:49:57 PM
Some people just like to exclude the entire Yankees lineup because they are all crappy.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 10, 2014, 07:11:22 PM
I'd say the same thing about Minnesota, but they don't HAVE a team :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 10, 2014, 08:15:07 PM
Just Joe Mauer, but of course we don't need to spend a quarter of a billon dollars to prove to the world our ineptitude.  So I guess it all evens out in the end.  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 10, 2014, 09:39:36 PM
I would love to play this out to its inevitable end, comparing championships, but, it's late and I don't feel much like winning.






































Like HELL I don't!!              27 bee-yotch!! W00t W00t!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 04:22:12 AM
There was like 3 teams in the league when they won 24 of them.  And one of those teams was the Cubs.  Being better than the Cubs is just a given.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 05:09:05 AM
Cling to your delusions if you must.  You can't spoil this for me :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 11, 2014, 01:41:14 PM
Cling to your delusions if you must.  You can't spoil this for me :)

We don't need to. The Yankees complete lack of most of an infield and a bullpen will spoil everything all by itself.  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 05:47:55 PM
As a life long Yankee fan, I have enjoyed the ups and downs of my team and its owners for going on forty years.  They have given me enough great players, championships and unbelievable moments to outweigh the down side.  This years team, I think, will need to have some career performances from its players in order to have a championship year.  But, as with all the other teams right now, spring brings hope, so, for now, I have hope.

What I would truly like to see, and I am not sure how many other Yankee fans feel this way, is a complete rebuild of the franchise from the ground up.  Start with the farm system.  Stock pile draft picks and build a base that will keep us stocked for years to come.  Let all our high priced, underperforming major leaguers ride off into the sunset and refrain from throwing money at someone elses broke down free agents.  Make sensible signings.  For instance, try to get Giancarlo Stanton in his first free agent contract.  I'd throw a lot of money at that kid.  Sure, winning is a priority, they are the Yankees after all, but do it sensibly.  I am willing to take a few down years if, at the end of it, our future looked like the St. Louis Cardinals or Houston Astros.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 06:15:31 PM
What?  Did you just say that the Houston Astros have a bright future?  BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!/sigh/HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Oh man, thanks for the laugh!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 06:16:58 PM
What?  Did you just say that the Houston Astros have a bright future?  BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!/sigh/HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Oh man, thanks for the laugh!

I will bet you that Houston wins a World Series before Minnesota does.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 06:30:28 PM
What?  Did you just say that the Houston Astros have a bright future?  BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!/sigh/HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Oh man, thanks for the laugh!

I will bet you that Houston wins a World Series before Minnesota does.

No way.  Minnesota has already won the Series a couple of times.   ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 06:34:06 PM
On a serious note.  Did we decide to do any additional scoring changes for this season?  I did adjust the team rosters, but hadn't touched the point system.









Houston winning the series.  /snicker/
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 06:46:23 PM
Man this is too rich.  Let's put this into a prospective you can understand my friend.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xHjP1chJYqM/TGhFtHCpEkI/AAAAAAAAAGA/TTVtQo9ybRc/s1600/Houston+Astros+1200.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xHjP1chJYqM/TG1tFAkImII/AAAAAAAAAkY/4csj65NVJWk/s1600/Tampa+Bay+Buccaneers+1200.jpg)

The series...oh boy.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 06:56:03 PM
For someone as intelligent as you make out to be at times, you can be incredibly dense.  I KNOW the Twins have won the Series and Houston has not.  I was talking from this season forward. 

In answer to your serious question, the stats we are using are standard for a H2H league.  So, unless someone has an objection, they should be fine.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:03:27 PM
Oh boy.  Your sentence structure did not indicate any acknowledgment that the Twins had already won the Series nor that Houston would win one before Minnesota does again.  semantics, man, semantics.   8)

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Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:04:32 PM
Yeah I think the point system is good to go too.  Maybe a look at the pitched innings required since we did decrease the number of pitcher slots.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 07:09:56 PM
Ok.  I will give you the sentence structure wasn't entirely clear.  But honestly, did you think I didn't know that Minnesota had already won?  I was alive, you know.  Even playing fantasy baseball the year it happened.

As for our fantasy baseball, I still see four P(itcher) spots in addition to the 2 SP and 2 RP.  The generic spots gotta go.  And I do not see any minimum or maximum innings pitched in the settings tab, so, we should be good to go.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:11:06 PM
Hmm...that shouldn't be the case.  I thought I'd removed the 4 extra slots when I cut the extra utility slot.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 07:12:29 PM
I'm over there now and see the 1 Util spot but the 4 P spots as well.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:13:20 PM
I knew you knew that I knew you knew that the Twins won the Series. 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:14:20 PM
I'm over there now and see the 1 Util spot but the 4 P spots as well.

Bah well you can modify the roster slots while your looking at them.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 07:14:42 PM
Then you were being obtuse for effect?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
Is there any other reason? 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 07:15:43 PM
Done
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2014, 07:16:13 PM
Is there any other reason?

I suppose not.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:19:58 PM
Is there any other reason?

I suppose not.

Oh thank God.  I thought I'd missed a life lesson somewhere along the way.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 07:25:47 PM
Where's Brant?  He's supposed to be here defending the Astros.  The best thing the Astros ever did was make some guest appearances in the Bad News Bears.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 11, 2014, 09:33:30 PM
The Astros have been indefensible for about 6 years now.

I've sworn them off since they bent over and took Bud Selig's limp cock up their ass in switching leagues after the sale.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2014, 09:50:45 PM
Don't hold back Brant whatever you do.  :D

Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on March 12, 2014, 06:38:33 AM
Yeah I think the point system is good to go too.  Maybe a look at the pitched innings required since we did decrease the number of pitcher slots.

I would make the innings pitched low because at the start of the season there are a lot of off days, lots of rain outs and sometimes pitch counts on starters that can screw you up. 20 innings or so should be enough to make sure people manage their team but doesn't screw you over due to things totally out of your control.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on March 15, 2014, 02:22:00 AM
Draft is set to go do it's thing.  Usually within 24 hours of setting it the teams are auto drafted.  Good luck on the season everybody.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 15, 2014, 09:26:47 AM
Just participated in a mock draft.  I highly encourage anyone who has not done so before to do so.  It's interesting to see the runs on positions, peoples inherent biases and wher you can get the 'steal' of the draft.  Here's my results.


Your Team

1. Miguel Cabrera (Det - 3B)
2. Yu Darvish (Tex - SP)
3. Jason Kipnis (Cle - 2B)
4. Ian Desmond (Was - SS)
5. Jay Bruce (Cin - OF)
6. Craig Kimbrel (Atl - RP)
7. Allen Craig (StL - 1B,OF)
8. Matt Kemp (LAD - OF)
9. Mat Latos (Cin - SP)
10. Michael Cuddyer (Col - 1B,OF)
11. Brett Lawrie (Tor - 2B,3B)
12. Wilin Rosario (Col - C)
13. Austin Jackson (Det - OF)
14. Casey Janssen (Tor - RP)
15. Andrew Cashner (SD - SP,RP)
16. Lance Lynn (StL - SP)
17. Hiroki Kuroda (NYY - SP)
18. Jurickson Profar (Tex - 2B,3B,SS)
19. Carl Crawford (LAD - OF)
20. C.J. Wilson (LAA - SP)
21. Alex Wood (Atl - SP,RP)
22. Scott Kazmir (Oak - SP)
23. Taijuan Walker (Sea - SP)



Round 1
(1) Chris - Miguel Cabrera (Det - 3B)
(2) Larry - Mike Trout (LAA - OF)
(3) S 2 E - Andrew McCutchen (Pit - OF)
(4) Jason - Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
(5) Todd - Paul Goldschmidt (Ari - 1B)
(6) Cal - Carlos González (Col - OF)
(7) Ed - Robinson Canó (Sea - 2B)
(8) clemson - Chris Davis (Bal - 1B)
(9) Chris - Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
(10) Anthony - Adam Jones (Bal - OF)


Round 2
(1) Anthony - Adrián Béltre (Tex - 3B)
(2) Chris - Joey Votto (Cin - 1B)
(3) clemson - Prince Fielder (Tex - 1B)
(4) Ed - Edwin Encarnación (Tor - 1B,3B)
(5) Cal - Ryan Braun (Mil - OF)
(6) Todd - Hanley Ramírez (LAD - SS)
(7) Jason - Bryce Harper (Was - OF)
(8) S 2 E - Manny Machado (Bal - 3B)
(9) Larry - Carlos Gómez (Mil - OF)
(10) Chris - Yu Darvish (Tex - SP)


Round 3
(1) Chris - Jason Kipnis (Cle - 2B)
(2) Larry - Freddie Freeman (Atl - 1B)
(3) S 2 E - Jayson Werth (Was - OF)
(4) Jason - Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
(5) Todd - Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY - OF)
(6) Cal - David Wright (NYM - 3B)
(7) Ed - Adam Wainwright (StL - SP)
(8) clemson - Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
(9) Chris - Yasiel Puig (LAD - OF)
(10) Anthony - Giancarlo Stanton (Mia - OF)


Round 4
(1) Anthony - Stephen Strasburg (Was - SP)
(2) Chris - Ian Kinsler (Det - 2B)
(3) clemson - Félix Hernández (Sea - SP)
(4) Ed - Max Scherzer (Det - SP)
(5) Cal - José Bautista (Tor - OF)
(6) Todd - José Fernández (Mia - SP)
(7) Jason - José Reyes (Tor - SS)
(8) S 2 E - Gio González (Was - SP)
(9) Larry - Cliff Lee (Phi - SP)
(10) Chris - Ian Desmond (Was - SS)


Round 5
(1) Chris - Jay Bruce (Cin - OF)
(2) Larry - Matt Carpenter (StL - 2B,3B)
(3) S 2 E - Hisashi Iwakuma (Sea - SP)
(4) Jason - Justin Verlander (Det - SP)
(5) Todd - Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B)
(6) Cal - Justin Upton (Atl - OF)
(7) Ed - Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)
(8) clemson - Chris Sale (CWS - SP)
(9) Chris - Shin-Soo Choo (Tex - OF)
(10) Anthony - Jean Segura (Mil - SS)


Round 6
(1) Anthony - Álex Ríos (Tex - OF)
(2) Chris - Yoenis Céspedes (Oak - OF)
(3) clemson - Buster Posey (SF - C,1B)
(4) Ed - David Price (TB - SP)
(5) Cal - Starling Marte (Pit - OF)
(6) Todd - Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
(7) Jason - Joe Mauer (Min - C,1B)
(8) S 2 E - Matt Moore (TB - SP)
(9) Larry - Zack Greinke (LAD - SP)
(10) Chris - Craig Kimbrel (Atl - RP)


Round 7
(1) Chris - Allen Craig (StL - 1B,OF)
(2) Larry - Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,SS,OF)
(3) S 2 E - Gerrit Cole (Pit - SP)
(4) Jason - Hunter Pence (SF - OF)
(5) Todd - David Ortiz (Bos - 1B)
(6) Cal - Aroldis Chapman (Cin - RP)
(7) Ed - Adrián González (LAD - 1B)
(8) clemson - Wil Myers (TB - OF)
(9) Chris - Anibal Sánchez (Det - SP)
(10) Anthony - Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP)


Round 8
(1) Anthony - Matt Holliday (StL - OF)
(2) Chris - Carlos Santana (Cle - C,1B)
(3) clemson - Jason Heyward (Atl - OF)
(4) Ed - Billy Hamilton (Cin - OF)
(5) Cal - Eric Hosmer (KC - 1B)
(6) Todd - Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
(7) Jason - Yadier Molina (StL - C)
(8) S 2 E - Koji Uehara (Bos - RP)
(9) Larry - Greg Holland (KC - RP)
(10) Chris - Matt Kemp (LAD - OF)


Round 9
(1) Chris - Mat Latos (Cin - SP)
(2) Larry - Josh Donaldson (Oak - 3B)
(3) S 2 E - Homer Bailey (Cin - SP)
(4) Jason - Matt Cain (SF - SP)
(5) Todd - Josh Hamilton (LAA - OF)
(6) Cal - Elvis Andrus (Tex - SS)
(7) Ed - Mark Trumbo (Ari - 1B,OF)
(8) clemson - Pedro Álvarez (Pit - 3B)
(9) Chris - Joe Nathan (Det - RP)
(10) Anthony - Trevor Rosenthal (StL - RP)


Round 10
(1) Anthony - Alex Cobb (TB - SP)
(2) Chris - Michael Wacha (StL - SP,RP)
(3) clemson - Shelby Miller (StL - SP)
(4) Ed - Pablo Sandoval (SF - 3B)
(5) Cal - José Altuve (Hou - 2B)
(6) Todd - James Shields (KC - SP)
(7) Jason - Doug Fister (Was - SP)
(8) S 2 E - Alex Gordon (KC - OF)
(9) Larry - Julio Teherán (Atl - SP)
(10) Chris - Michael Cuddyer (Col - 1B,OF)


Round 11
(1) Chris - Brett Lawrie (Tor - 2B,3B)
(2) Larry - Sergio Romo (SF - RP)
(3) S 2 E - Mike Minor (Atl - SP)
(4) Jason - José Abreu (CWS - 1B)
(5) Todd - Brian McCann (NYY - C)
(6) Cal - Danny Salazar (Cle - SP)
(7) Ed - Carlos Beltrán (NYY - OF)
(8) clemson - Brandon Phillips (Cin - 2B)
(9) Chris - Cole Hamels (Phi - SP)
(10) Anthony - Billy Butler (KC - 1B)


Round 12
(1) Anthony - Hyun-jin Ryu (LAD - SP)
(2) Chris - Domonic Brown (Phi - OF)
(3) clemson - Jason Grilli (Pit - RP)
(4) Ed - Everth Cabrera (SD - SS)
(5) Cal - David Robertson (NYY - RP)
(6) Todd - Martín Prado (Ari - 2B,3B,OF)
(7) Jason - Chase Headley (SD - 3B)
(8) S 2 E - Anthony Rizzo (ChC - 1B)
(9) Larry - Glen Perkins (Min - RP)
(10) Chris - Wilin Rosario (Col - C)


Round 13
(1) Chris - Austin Jackson (Det - OF)
(2) Larry - Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP)
(3) S 2 E - Curtis Granderson (NYM - OF)
(4) Jason - Víctor Martínez (Det - 1B)
(5) Todd - Rafael Soriano (Was - RP)
(6) Cal - Tony Cingrani (Cin - SP,RP)
(7) Ed - Shane Victorino (Bos - OF)
(8) clemson - Jered Weaver (LAA - SP)
(9) Chris - Jim Johnson (Oak - RP)
(10) Anthony - Coco Crisp (Oak - OF)


Round 14
(1) Anthony - Aaron Hill (Ari - 2B)
(2) Chris - Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
(3) clemson - Addison Reed (Ari - RP)
(4) Ed - Kris Medlen (Atl - SP)
(5) Cal - Francisco Liriano (Pit - SP)
(6) Todd - Jon Lester (Bos - SP)
(7) Jason - Grant Balfour (TB - RP)
(8) S 2 E - Desmond Jennings (TB - OF)
(9) Larry - Alfonso Soriano (NYY - OF)
(10) Chris - Casey Janssen (Tor - RP)


Round 15
(1) Chris - Andrew Cashner (SD - SP,RP)
(2) Larry - Jonathan Lucroy (Mil - C,1B)
(3) S 2 E - Starlin Castro (ChC - SS)
(4) Jason - Torii Hunter (Det - OF)
(5) Todd - Fernando Rodney (Sea - RP)
(6) Cal - Jonathan Papelbon (Phi - RP)
(7) Ed - Jeff Samardzija (ChC - SP)
(8) clemson - Nelson Cruz (Bal - OF)
(9) Chris - Matt Adams (StL - 1B)
(10) Anthony - Salvador Pérez (KC - C)


Round 16
(1) Anthony - Ernesto Frieri (LAA - RP)
(2) Chris - Jedd Gyorko (SD - 2B,3B)
(3) clemson - Andrelton Simmons (Atl - SS)
(4) Ed - Jim Henderson (Mil - RP)
(5) Cal - Sonny Gray (Oak - SP)
(6) Todd - Brett Gardner (NYY - OF)
(7) Jason - Tim Lincecum (SF - SP)
(8) S 2 E - Chase Utley (Phi - 2B)
(9) Larry - Brandon Belt (SF - 1B)
(10) Chris - Lance Lynn (StL - SP)


Round 17
(1) Chris - Hiroki Kuroda (NYY - SP)
(2) Larry - Huston Street (SD - RP)
(3) S 2 E - Steve Cishek (Mia - RP)
(4) Jason - José Veras (ChC - RP)
(5) Todd - Matt Garza (Mil - SP)
(6) Cal - Chris Archer (TB - SP)
(7) Ed - Bobby Parnell (NYM - RP)
(8) clemson - CC Sabathia (NYY - SP)
(9) Chris - Clay Buchholz (Bos - SP)
(10) Anthony - Justin Masterson (Cle - SP)


Round 18
(1) Anthony - A.J. Burnett (Phi - SP)
(2) Chris - Alexei Ramírez (CWS - SS)
(3) clemson - John Axford (Cle - RP)
(4) Ed - Matt Wieters (Bal - C)
(5) Cal - Wilson Ramos (Was - C)
(6) Todd - R.A. Dickey (Tor - SP)
(7) Jason - Xander Bogaerts (Bos - 3B,SS)
(8) S 2 E - Evan Gattis (Atl - C,OF)
(9) Larry - Jed Lowrie (Oak - 2B,SS)
(10) Chris - Jurickson Profar (Tex - 2B,3B,SS)


Round 19
(1) Chris - Carl Crawford (LAD - OF)
(2) Larry - Patrick Corbin (Ari - SP)
(3) S 2 E - Kyle Seager (Sea - 3B)
(4) Jason - Josh Johnson (SD - SP)
(5) Todd - Aramis Ramírez (Mil - 3B)
(6) Cal - Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - SS)
(7) Ed - Nolan Arenado (Col - 3B)
(8) clemson - Mike Napoli (Bos - 1B)
(9) Chris - Christian Yelich (Mia - OF)
(10) Anthony - Leonys Martín (Tex - OF)


Round 20
(1) Anthony - J.J. Hardy (Bal - SS)
(2) Chris - Nick Swisher (Cle - 1B,OF)
(3) clemson - Michael Bourn (Cle - OF)
(4) Ed - Norichika Aoki (KC - OF)
(5) Cal - Ben Revere (Phi - OF)
(6) Todd - Daniel Murphy (NYM - 1B,2B)
(7) Jason - Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
(8) S 2 E - Howie Kendrick (LAA - 2B)
(9) Larry - Brandon Moss (Oak - 1B,OF)
(10) Chris - C.J. Wilson (LAA - SP)


Round 21
(1) Chris - Alex Wood (Atl - SP,RP)
(2) Larry - Ervin Santana (Atl - SP)
(3) S 2 E - Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS)
(4) Jason - Nick Castellanos (Det - OF)
(5) Todd - Jonathan Villar (Hou - SS)
(6) Cal - Michael Brantley (Cle - OF)
(7) Ed - Ryan Howard (Phi - 1B)
(8) clemson - B.J. Upton (Atl - OF)
(9) Chris - Adam Lind (Tor - 1B)
(10) Anthony - Dexter Fowler (Hou - OF)


Round 22
(1) Anthony - Brad Miller (Sea - 2B,SS)
(2) Chris - Nate Schierholtz (ChC - OF)
(3) clemson - Jhonny Peralta (StL - SS)
(4) Ed - Adam Eaton (CWS - OF)
(5) Cal - Nate Jones (CWS - RP)
(6) Todd - Kole Calhoun (LAA - OF)
(7) Jason - Dan Haren (LAD - SP)
(8) S 2 E - Tommy Hunter (Bal - RP)
(9) Larry - Alejandro De Aza (CWS - OF)
(10) Chris - Scott Kazmir (Oak - SP)


Round 23
(1) Chris - Taijuan Walker (Sea - SP)
(2) Larry - Chris Johnson (Atl - 1B,3B)
(3) S 2 E - Josh Reddick (Oak - OF)
(4) Jason - Neil Walker (Pit - 2B)
(5) Todd - Khris Davis (Mil - OF)
(6) Cal - Neftali Feliz (Tex - RP)
(7) Ed - Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP)
(8) clemson - Brandon Beachy (Atl - SP)
(9) Chris - Marlon Byrd (Phi - OF)
(10) Anthony - Tyson Ross (SD - SP,RP)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 15, 2014, 01:03:20 PM
You got Profar in the 18th round?!  :o
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 15, 2014, 01:32:26 PM
I did indeed.  The LAST pick of the 18th round to be exact.  Remember though, this was just some random group of people.  No way to tell any of the pertinent things you might know from a group of guys you regularly game with.  To their credit, everyone participated, so, each of the picks was man made.  No Autodraft.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on March 17, 2014, 07:16:47 AM
God what a suck ass team I got. Anyone want to trade 12 players? :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on March 17, 2014, 08:57:17 AM
God what a suck ass team I got. Anyone want to trade 12 players? :)

lmao even without knowing what im doing i think my team is pants except two
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 17, 2014, 01:11:35 PM
I forgot to re-do the rankings at all. Woohoo!  ;D
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2014, 01:29:00 PM
Well there's just one change I wish I'd made - should've bumped one of my 1B's up a bit higher in the rankings, but overall I'm not unhappy with what I've got.  Now for the fun to begin :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 23, 2014, 12:31:34 PM
are we sure that just 2 SPs/ team are sufficient?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 23, 2014, 12:55:01 PM
Yes.  Might do to add a few Bench spots though.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on March 24, 2014, 05:52:03 AM
Yes.  Might do to add a few Bench spots though.

Either that or increase the number of moves you can make. If you have 5 SP and 3 RP on your roster you have basically no bench.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on March 25, 2014, 05:33:05 PM
I don't mind a few more Bench spots, but I don't see any SP or RP slots being added.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 01, 2014, 10:25:00 AM
Why did the league not start?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 01, 2014, 04:57:09 PM
Because Bison has it starting next week.  You'll have to wait for him to answer in order to know why though.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 01, 2014, 06:06:34 PM
Because Bison has it starting next week.  You'll have to wait for him to answer in order to know why though.

Probably be the only week I win big! :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 03, 2014, 06:22:54 PM
This was no reason to begin on week 2 of the regular season other than the fact that is the option yahoo gave me to start the season.  My only thought is that there were some non-regular season games going on in Australia at the start of the season iirc.

I put a note up in the league but the following changes were made:
20 inning pitched minimum
+1 Bench spot
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 09, 2014, 08:52:20 AM
WTF I have 5 starting pitchers on my team. 4 are scheduled to make their only start of the week on the same day. The other is making his only start of the week today. I need some good outings to get to 20 innings!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 09, 2014, 09:14:40 AM
or trade for some relievers.  Get a solid closer, and he should get you 3-4 innings reliably most weeks.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 09, 2014, 09:42:19 AM
or trade for some relievers.  Get a solid closer, and he should get you 3-4 innings reliably most weeks.

I have 3 closers. None have appeared this week.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 09, 2014, 09:49:04 AM
so they're not closers, they're wayovertherers, huh?  ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 09, 2014, 11:27:18 AM
so they're not closers, they're wayovertherers, huh?  ;)

wayfatherovertherers!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 09, 2014, 07:46:19 PM
Just checked the pitching stats.  I'm thinking the min innings might be better around 15 or so.  It's not looking good for all but one team to hit the 20 inning minimum.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 09, 2014, 09:20:17 PM
The point of Innings Minimums is to encourage folks to play and penalize if you don't.  It's not fair to those who put in the time every day to lose to someone who hasn't touched their team since signing up for one.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 10, 2014, 07:03:12 AM
Just checked the pitching stats.  I'm thinking the min innings might be better around 15 or so.  It's not looking good for all but one team to hit the 20 inning minimum.

I wasn't complaining so much as bitching about a very odd coincidence.

Early in the season it can be tough to get 20 innings. I understand the goal of the minimum innings. Can you make it 15 in April then change it to 20 once the season gets in full swing and rotations get set?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 11, 2014, 04:25:31 PM
The scoring doesn't work like that unfortunately Marty.  I can change it but once you return it my understanding is that it'll retroactively rescore the previous weeks.

It's not about penalizing or rewarding.  It's about making sure the position changes we made this year are able to reliably support the minimum requirement for 20 innings pitched.  Emptying your everyday bench for extra pitchers isn't exactly an ideal situation either.  Anyway we'll see how it plays out with the 20 inning minimum.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 11, 2014, 05:41:05 PM
The changes that were made will support the 20 innings minimum.  IF you are active in managing your team.  If not, then your lack of participation will hopefully be offset by the minimum.  That's why it is there.  If not that, then why?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 14, 2014, 09:40:35 AM
Crap. 18 innings pitched plus one of my starters goes on the DL. Thanks god it's a long season!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 15, 2014, 07:17:13 PM
Brant's team suffered the same fate Marty.  I'd have to look but I think he got 18 or 19 innings out of his pitching staff.  Ultimately I think everyone is going to need 5 or 6 reliable starters to rotate through the two slots during the week.  The RP give more leeway because in general you might see 4 innings tops during the week, but they can make up for it in the save, era, and whip categories.  The season is still young and some decent pitching is available and the onslaught of injured players has not really hit yet.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 16, 2014, 07:42:26 AM
Brant's team suffered the same fate Marty.  I'd have to look but I think he got 18 or 19 innings out of his pitching staff.  Ultimately I think everyone is going to need 5 or 6 reliable starters to rotate through the two slots during the week.  The RP give more leeway because in general you might see 4 innings tops during the week, but they can make up for it in the save, era, and whip categories.  The season is still young and some decent pitching is available and the onslaught of injured players has not really hit yet.

Usually April is the most difficult month to get through with all the rain outs and the schedule being sort of light. In my case I had something happen that I had never seen, 4 of my 5 starters pitched the same day and all my starters only pitched once that week. A single rain out probably would have solved my problem.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 16, 2014, 08:04:02 AM
I think I've got my pitchers sorted to try to and get all the innings I need
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 16, 2014, 06:39:33 PM
Pitching is defiantly going to take some management throughout the season to insure you have the daily starters in your lineup.  I've noticed in general the little ^ won't pop up next your pitcher until a couple of days out from his start, so it's hard with pitchers to forecast out your lineups more than those couple of days unlike position players.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 16, 2014, 06:44:51 PM
So we're at the Durham Bulls game tonight, and instead of sausage races or president races, they have oversized heads for Nuke, Crash, and Annie.  Nice touch :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 16, 2014, 06:51:11 PM
Played the first few Crash Bandicoot games with my (ex)wife when they came out.  My favorite was the MarioKart ripoff, Crash Team Racing.  LOVED to fall behind in a race to get a "Leader Ball."  Essentially an energy sphere and homing device, it would infallibly track down the leader and crash their car, allowing others some free time to catch up.  What was even better was when I was the leader and she got a Leader Ball.  Many was the time I crossed the finish line before the Leader Ball got me.  I would laugh wickedly and get a tongue lashing or smacked on the arm.  Which would make my smile grow even wider :)


I feel like an idiot.  I saw Crash and thought Bandicoot.    Then I realized, wrong media.  -shamefaced-
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 24, 2014, 08:44:40 PM
Excellent game this week Marty.  Pitching is going to break the game your way or mine.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on April 25, 2014, 08:02:41 AM
Excellent game this week Marty.  Pitching is going to break the game your way or mine.

Yes it has been back and forth. It's just like real life, pitching is always the issue.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 28, 2014, 05:46:10 PM
Man did the Bison team really fall apart over the weekend.  Rough.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 28, 2014, 08:13:42 PM
the guy in last place has no room for your "waaah"  ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on April 29, 2014, 09:45:38 PM
My only goal is to not place behind an Englishman in the final standings of a Fantasy Baseball (the AMERICAN pastime) League.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on April 30, 2014, 01:15:37 AM
I have a years worth of experience now to make sure the half point debacle doesn't occur again!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 30, 2014, 05:02:23 AM
Then it might be a good idea to do something with your team for the first time since early April.  That half point isn't going to solve itself ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on April 30, 2014, 05:10:36 AM
Then it might be a good idea to do something with your team for the first time since early April.  That half point isn't going to solve itself ;)

oh, i thought we were doing alright?!   :o
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 30, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
Then it might be a good idea to do something with your team for the first time since early April.  That half point isn't going to solve itself ;)

oh, i thought we were doing alright?!   :o

My mistake.  I could have SWORN that just the other day I saw that your team had not been active since April 2, 2014.  I apologize.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on April 30, 2014, 05:19:18 PM
Lol no no you say it how it is.... you think im doing shit!  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on April 30, 2014, 05:35:55 PM
Geek, I think you know me well enough by know to know that if I think you are doing shit, I will call you on it.  I just know that someone had not touched their team since early April.  I thought it was you.  Maybe I was wrong :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on May 01, 2014, 03:06:41 AM
I do indeed.... and prepare to be mocked when I beat you
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 01, 2014, 04:12:01 AM
was it GJK?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on May 01, 2014, 05:03:58 AM
was it GJK?

Certainly could have been.  Just checked last night and everyone was current as of the 29th or 30th.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on May 02, 2014, 10:50:55 PM
Actually GJK isn't playing in the league this season.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on May 06, 2014, 05:53:21 PM
Looks like my team is starting to struggle after a really hot start.  The ebbs and flows of the baseball season.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on May 06, 2014, 06:37:11 PM
I am in last place or next to last in all three leagues I am in.  That makes me sad :(
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 06, 2014, 08:06:53 PM
My goal is to finish top 7!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on May 11, 2014, 05:57:01 PM
Hey, 'geek!  How'd you like that ASS whooping that got put on you?  Maybe you should make a better effort to check your team more often ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on May 11, 2014, 06:01:29 PM
lol, i see it - let err........ let me consult the league table here



oh, i see you down there!!!


ssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on May 11, 2014, 06:49:20 PM
It's going to be 9-1 there my geeky friend.  Just trying to give you a kick in the pants to keep you participating ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on May 12, 2014, 01:53:40 AM
It's going to be 9-1 there my geeky friend.  Just trying to give you a kick in the pants to keep you participating ;)

lol, im in honestly - ive changed 1B and 3B around, im stuck on a crappy offense but im looking at that today
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2014, 04:34:09 AM
I've been smacked by the injury bat hard the last few days.  I've got a couple of official DL stints and several day to day players.  The day to day ones are a pain just because it's so hard to plan a line up.  Enough with the complaining.

Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 21, 2014, 04:47:36 AM
I've got 2 guys I'm still carrying on DL in hopes that they come back and make a difference but by the time they might, I'll be so far behind it won't matter
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 21, 2014, 01:12:50 PM
0-10 last week. 0-10. What in the Hell, team?

Doomed. Absolutely doomed.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 21, 2014, 01:22:30 PM
nah, you've got me down there in the role of the Astros
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on May 21, 2014, 01:46:13 PM
Yuk yuk  >:D
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 26, 2014, 06:57:21 AM
WOOHOO!  A TIE!  I DIDN'T LOSE THIS WEEK! 
 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on May 26, 2014, 08:02:00 AM
When I saw this thread had new posts, I instantly thought Bison had returned from his self imposed exile to taunt me for whooping the DOG out of me, 8-2!  Good job by you and your fake baseball team, Bison.  Still doesn't make up for the fact that you are a Twins fan ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on May 27, 2014, 06:08:38 AM
I think we can all agree that the Bison season is now officially been a success.  Don't worry Metaldog just remember college football season starts in a few months and you can go back to cheering for the Auburn Tigers.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on May 27, 2014, 12:20:23 PM
Boo!  Hiss!  You are a mean man, Bison.  In deference to Airboy, I will refrain from saying some of the unkinder things I've heard about who roots for Auburn.  Suffice it to say, that no matter what team YOU root for, BOTH teams from Alabama would thoroughly rout your guys!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 02, 2014, 07:01:41 AM
how do i go from 6-4 up to 3-7 down over night?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2014, 07:07:03 AM
hell, I went from a 5-5 tie to a 1-9 loss...
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 02, 2014, 07:14:24 AM
oh.........

that makes me feel better! was that overnight - i take it this just shows a complete arse up of things by ones team and a reversal of fortune by the others?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 02, 2014, 07:26:13 AM
how do i go from 6-4 up to 3-7 down over night?

Pitching. You didn't get 20 innings. I offered you another starter, remember ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 02, 2014, 07:28:12 AM
for my teams only good player!!!

i have drafted the necessary people this very day

goddamit

frikking pitching, whip goddam no sense terms!!

BOWLERS!!!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2014, 07:38:06 AM
yeah but I got totally flipped on score and I *had* good pitching!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 02, 2014, 07:43:46 AM
im beginning to think my pitching has fallen short every match up
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 02, 2014, 08:09:45 AM
If you don't get 20 innings you automatically lose all 5 pitching categories, though I don't know what happens if both don't get the 20 innings. It doesn't show up until Monday though since the program doesn't add Sundays innings until then.

IMO you need at least 4 starters to make sure you get 20 innings a week. Most starters only go 6-7 innings these days. There are some exceptions but the complete game is rare these days.  Plus every so often your starter will only get 1 start per week and if they have a bad outing may only last 2-3 innings or you may have 3 or more starters scheduled to pitch the same day and you can only choose 2. I have 5 starters and the first week 4 started the same day and were only going to pitch once that week. Needless to say I picked the wrong ones to pitch and I didn't get close to the 20 innings.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2014, 09:02:50 AM
I'm carrying 4 f/t starters and another that splits time between starting and relief.  That helps when 1 of your starters hits the DL (like Matt Cain this week).

Truthfully, I'm doing OK on most pitching numbers - I'm not getting blown out, but losing a lot of close ones - but my batters aren't worth 2 shits and I'm not 100% sure how to fix it.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 02, 2014, 09:14:06 AM
I'm carrying 4 f/t starters and another that splits time between starting and relief.  That helps when 1 of your starters hits the DL (like Matt Cain this week).

Truthfully, I'm doing OK on most pitching numbers - I'm not getting blown out, but losing a lot of close ones - but my batters aren't worth 2 shits and I'm not 100% sure how to fix it.

Sometimes hitters forget to hit. I've been pretty good offensively so far but this last week I couldn't score runs, hit HR or knock in runs for crap. Hopefully this week they will remember what they are hired for!!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 02, 2014, 09:26:09 AM
is there a way of identifying starters or is it a case of just sorting players by innings batted?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 02, 2014, 09:28:36 AM
My pitchers had outstanding performances on Sunday, which is really what ended up tipping the score in my favor.  I didn't see it getting up to a 9-1 victory more like 6-4 or 7-3, but getting 5 wins and 5 saves in a week is hard to beat plus they pulled off some great era in their victories too.

Hitters have hot and cold streaks.  One can only hope that your hot hitters can carry the cold ones through the week and keep the score close, so if you do have a big day you can either tie up the score or pull ahead.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 02, 2014, 09:29:03 AM
is there a way of identifying starters or is it a case of just sorting players by innings batted?

Yes pitchers will have a little ^ by the game if they are scheduled to start.  Batters are harder but if they are scheduled to not play a game they will have an x by the game.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 02, 2014, 09:34:45 AM
is there a way of identifying starters or is it a case of just sorting players by innings batted?

Yes pitchers will have a little ^ by the game if they are scheduled to start.  Batters are harder but if they are scheduled to not play a game they will have an x by the game.

I hate that part about Yahoo. Would it kill them to make it a little more obvious that someone is starting or is not playing that day?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 02, 2014, 09:37:37 AM
see, i did not know that - i always went by projected stats, assuming if they had a projected stat for the day they would be playing - sigh
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2014, 10:00:38 AM
is there a way of identifying starters or is it a case of just sorting players by innings batted?

Starting pitchers are the main thing you're looking for - they're the "SP" guys

For hitters, you need to look at the number of "AB" they're carrying.  Now, a walk doesn't count as an "AB" but you can probably handle some basic math there :)
You can also click on each player's name and read some basic info on him to see how he's doing, and the news updates will tell you if he's lost his starting spot or not.
With only 8 teams in our league, it's unlikely the auto-draft pulled someone who's not a starter from the beginning of the season, but injuries, trades, or poor performance could have someone benched at this point in the season.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 02, 2014, 05:43:05 PM
Geek, another thing to look at when you are looking for pitchers, click the Players tab.  There are three drop downs.  The middle will give you a list of Positions, and one of the options is P (Probable).  If you click on that, and then click the Filter button, the screen will show you all of the SP for the next days matches.

As for hitters, or pitchers really, with only eight teams, and shallow benches, there really isn't any reason to hold on to a player that isn't performing.  The caliber of player that is available to be picked up is outstanding compared to most other leagues.  And if you REALLY want to put your nose to the grindstone and make some hay, you can go to MLB.com.  That is the home page for Major League Baseball.  Anything you could possibly want to know is there.  Including sortable statistics that might give you insight to how players are performing relative to other players.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 03, 2014, 07:16:23 AM
Geek, the thing about baseball that is way different that football is that the season is so long that averages are really a good way to judge a player. Just about every player has hot and cold streaks that make it seem like they are a different player than they have been in the past but unlike a RB in football, baseball players don't usually just fall off a cliff regarding production nor do a lot of baseball players have career years. Some will but most won't. Some will also have the worst year of their career. 

For a player with a track record of 3-4 years in the league you can usually assume they will be close to their averages in all categories by the end of the year. They won't hit them exactly but they will probably be within 10-20% of them. So if a player has averaged 20 HR, 100R and 100 RBI a year they will probably end up hitting 16-25 HR, 80-120R and 80-120 RBI's. If they have 10, 30 and 40 at the 1/4 mark you can't assume they will hit 40, 120 and 160. They will taper off and probably end up slightly higher than their historical averages but they won't keep up that pace. For fantasy purposes you want this player early (because he may only hit 20, 90, 80 the rest of the year) and they may make a good trade candidate as you will get better value back because the current stats project out so good.

Rookies and 2nd year starters are different in that you don't know what will happen but if you have a new player that is having a great start, hold them because it could be they are just one of these special players that can really help you. Dee Gordon comes to mind, he has never played more than 90 games a year but this year he is starting every game and he can win you Steals by himself. He is hitting decent, leads off and is on a team that can score. He should be pretty good for helping big time in at least 3 offensive categories, one of which is real hard to come by.

Pitching is always the hardest in Head to Head leagues because you can only start 2 SP and 2 RP and pitchers seem to get hurt more severely than position players. If I have 3 RP I always seem to pick the wrong 2 to start and miss out on saves. You want good starters on teams that win otherwise your starters will not get to many wins and they also pitch worse when their team is struggling to win games. K's WHIP and ERA are about the only thing totally in their control.

Now is a good time to evaluate players. If a player is way over performing it might be that he is having a career year but it also more likely they may just be off to a great start and the dog days will slow their pace. Conversely if a player is way under performing, and he is not hurt or on a team that is just doing horrible, they may be ready to explode and have a monster year for here on out. You need to decide which is which because if the get hot everyone will want them. When you get players who are on a hot streak they can carry your team.

You are right about the size of the league making more quality players available MetalDog. There are players on the waiver wire that are owned by 80-90% of leagues so there are some pretty good people out there to pick up.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 03, 2014, 08:31:36 AM
Geek, the thing about baseball that is way different that football is that the season is so long that averages are really a good way to judge a player. Just about every player has hot and cold streaks that make it seem like they are a different player than they have been in the past but unlike a RB in football, baseball players don't usually just fall off a cliff regarding production nor do a lot of baseball players have career years. Some will but most won't. Some will also have the worst year of their career. 

For a player with a track record of 3-4 years in the league you can usually assume they will be close to their averages in all categories by the end of the year. They won't hit them exactly but they will probably be within 10-20% of them. So if a player has averaged 20 HR, 100R and 100 RBI a year they will probably end up hitting 16-25 HR, 80-120R and 80-120 RBI's. If they have 10, 30 and 40 at the 1/4 mark you can't assume they will hit 40, 120 and 160. They will taper off and probably end up slightly higher than their historical averages but they won't keep up that pace. For fantasy purposes you want this player early (because he may only hit 20, 90, 80 the rest of the year) and they may make a good trade candidate as you will get better value back because the current stats project out so good.

Rookies and 2nd year starters are different in that you don't know what will happen but if you have a new player that is having a great start, hold them because it could be they are just one of these special players that can really help you. Dee Gordon comes to mind, he has never played more than 90 games a year but this year he is starting every game and he can win you Steals by himself. He is hitting decent, leads off and is on a team that can score. He should be pretty good for helping big time in at least 3 offensive categories, one of which is real hard to come by.

Pitching is always the hardest in Head to Head leagues because you can only start 2 SP and 2 RP and pitchers seem to get hurt more severely than position players. If I have 3 RP I always seem to pick the wrong 2 to start and miss out on saves. You want good starters on teams that win otherwise your starters will not get to many wins and they also pitch worse when their team is struggling to win games. K's WHIP and ERA are about the only thing totally in their control.

Now is a good time to evaluate players. If a player is way over performing it might be that he is having a career year but it also more likely they may just be off to a great start and the dog days will slow their pace. Conversely if a player is way under performing, and he is not hurt or on a team that is just doing horrible, they may be ready to explode and have a monster year for here on out. You need to decide which is which because if the get hot everyone will want them. When you get players who are on a hot streak they can carry your team.

You are right about the size of the league making more quality players available MetalDog. There are players on the waiver wire that are owned by 80-90% of leagues so there are some pretty good people out there to pick up.

thanks marty
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 03, 2014, 12:03:15 PM
Consecutive weeks with a winning record? What is this madness?!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 03, 2014, 12:37:33 PM
I don't know - if it ever happens I'll weigh in
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 05, 2014, 05:54:31 AM
good story

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jason-lane-s-long-road-back-to-majors-included-a-position-change-and-a-lot-of-sweat-and-tears-020417790.html
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 05, 2014, 05:58:54 AM
another good story

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/longtime-baseball-fixture-don-zimmer-012453277--mlb.html

dude made his minor league debut in 1949
He played with Jackie Robinson and was in a brawl with Pedro Martinez - so yeah, he'd been around forever

I'd hazard to guess that at some point in his career as a player, manager, or coach, he's shared the field with probably 70% of all the players to ever appear in the major leagues...  and that might be conservative!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 05, 2014, 06:01:55 AM
i pitched enough!!

thats the first time this season

so.......... can we restart?  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 05, 2014, 01:21:23 PM
a great addenda to the Don Zimmer story

Quote
In the 1990s, when the New York Yankees won more than anybody else but not enough for owner George Steinbrenner, after one particular loss the owner ordered every member of the coaching and training staffs and manager Joe Torre upstairs to his office at Yankee Stadium. As many as two dozen people sat and stood around the room, their heads drooped, knowing the lashing that was about to come. Steinbrenner didn't disappoint them with his fury.
 
"We have to do better," Steinbrenner said. "All of us. If there is anybody in this room who thinks they are doing everything they can to help the Yankees win, you can leave right now."
 
Don Zimmer got up out of his chair and walked out on Steinbrenner. The rest of the room managed to suppress both gasps and laughter.
 
Zimmer's wife, Soot, who had been waiting in the lobby and was expecting the usual lengthy Steinbrenner summit, knew it meant only one thing to see her husband get off the elevator so soon after the meeting began.
 
"You've been fired!"
 
Zimmer wasn't fired. He survived the walkout but maintained a simmering feud with the Boss, eventually citing Steinbrenner as the reason he quit as a Yankees coach after the 2003 season.


Quote
Zimmer met Babe Ruth (in 1947), was a teammate of Jackie Robinson (1954-56) and played for Casey Stengel (1962). He was in uniform for some of the most iconic teams in history: the team that lost the most games ('62 Mets) and the team, including postseason play, that won the most games ('98 Yankees). He was in uniform for the only World Series championship for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1955), one of the most famous World Series home runs (Carlton Fisk's shot in 1975), one of the most famous regular season home runs (Bucky Dent in 1978), the Pine Tar Game (1983), the first night game at Wrigley Field (1988), the first game in Rockies history (1993), and all three perfect games thrown at Yankee Stadium (Don Larsen, David Wells and David Cone).
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 05, 2014, 09:58:10 PM
Zim was awesome and will be sorely missed around baseball.  It's one of the things I love most about baseball, it's present is connected to its past in a way that the other sports never will be.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 09, 2014, 05:09:31 AM
Well that was not a good week for me.  Lots of pitching issues and about 5 days of cool bats.

Bring it on Marty!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 09, 2014, 05:15:15 AM
FINALLY over five hundred!  It may only be one game over, but, it's over nonetheless :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 09, 2014, 05:49:40 AM
FINALLY over five hundred!  It may only be one game over, but, it's over nonetheless :)

you're welcome

I got a freakin' career day out of King Felix and still couldn't accomplish shit
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 16, 2014, 08:42:56 PM
Well my team is in a complete free fall...
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 16, 2014, 09:08:03 PM
I just checked the season stat totals and it looks like 'geek has some AWESOME hitting!  Although, Marty is just killing it all the way around.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2014, 12:11:35 AM
I just checked the season stat totals and it looks like 'geek has some AWESOME hitting!  Although, Marty is just killing it all the way around.

i understand the hitting much more than the throwing, but since recognising the innings requirements ive managed to make it two weeks in a row now
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 04:53:11 AM
Well my team is in a complete free fall...

Don't worry - I'll be reliably down there to keep you company
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 17, 2014, 07:13:11 AM
I just checked the season stat totals and it looks like 'geek has some AWESOME hitting!  Although, Marty is just killing it all the way around.

Just been lucky to have a few guys having amazing starts. 3 guys have ~65% of my HR's and almost 1/2 my RBI's. I don't know if they will keep it up all the way through the season.

The Slammers are the team that I fear the most from here on out. It is a pretty balanced team with some solid players is every catagory.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 07:26:25 AM
You would think my pitching staff would at least keep me competitive

My lineup started slow and then cooled off
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 17, 2014, 09:57:40 AM
You would think my pitching staff would at least keep me competitive

My lineup started slow and then cooled off

Pitching is so hard to predict. Some weeks you have 5 wins and 0 saves and the next it's the opposite. In head to head it doesn't matter as much how many you get, only that you get 1 more than your opponent in a category (or .001 less in WHIP and ERA) so it's a little different than the season long match-up where every win counts toward the end.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 10:06:45 AM
yes, but with Verlander, Felix, Szmardoiefhweifhia...  you'd think I'd get some traction somewhere!

In the meantime, my Zimmerman - Kemp - Posey lineup is striking fear into the hearts of every league from 2011, and not accomplishing fuck-all this year
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 17, 2014, 10:16:58 AM
yes, but with Verlander, Felix, Szmardoiefhweifhia...  you'd think I'd get some traction somewhere!

In the meantime, my Zimmerman - Kemp - Posey lineup is striking fear into the hearts of every league from 2011, and not accomplishing fuck-all this year

I would have expected those guys to get you a lot of points in all but saves.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 10:38:02 AM
yeah, each week, one of them seems to have an off-game that torpedoes me.  Or Sergio Romo blows up with a  33.98 ERA in one bad outing as a closer and undoes everyone else.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2014, 10:46:15 AM
im filling up  :'(
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 17, 2014, 11:14:15 AM
yeah, each week, one of them seems to have an off-game that torpedoes me.  Or Sergio Romo blows up with a  33.98 ERA in one bad outing as a closer and undoes everyone else.

I think you could use more starters from teams with winning records. Both Kuechel and Samardzija are pitching way better than historical so you might have gotten the best from them already. Samardzija may get traded to a contender so he might get you a lot of wins later this year and Kuechel could be as good as his record this year, though last year he was very average considering who he plays for. If it was me, I'd  dump one, or trade, of the 3 RP's and get another starter. Having 3 RP's is a bit of a luxury.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2014, 11:31:07 AM
I had Matt Cain - he was canned ass.  I've tried to rotate relievers, but I don't mind unloading one.

Keuchel has been pulling in the wins Szmardjia should have, and Szmardjia's got the other stats that should be helping.

I may unload a reliever and see what I can do for another hitter.  Andrus is my only SS and he's had some off-weeks.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 17, 2014, 11:41:14 AM
I had Matt Cain - he was canned ass.  I've tried to rotate relievers, but I don't mind unloading one.

Keuchel has been pulling in the wins Szmardjia should have, and Szmardjia's got the other stats that should be helping.

I may unload a reliever and see what I can do for another hitter.  Andrus is my only SS and he's had some off-weeks.

I had 3 RP's at the start of the season and it seemed like I always had the one who got the save on the bench. It's to much of a guessing game for me.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 17, 2014, 10:20:32 PM
I don't know that RP are worse to have than SP.  The ERA, WHIP, SO, and Saves all add up and average out.  It's all about hitting the 20 innings.  I've got 3 SP who are on the same freaking cycle, so it's a crap shoot which ones I start and which one I bench.  Frankly my pitchers are horrible.  Marty did state it correctly.  You just need to out score your opponent to win the week.  The down side is a bad week can result in some pretty lopsided losses.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 18, 2014, 12:33:15 AM
well you just changed 8-2 in my favour to 6-3 in your favour
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 18, 2014, 06:53:19 AM
I don't know that RP are worse to have than SP.  The ERA, WHIP, SO, and Saves all add up and average out.  It's all about hitting the 20 innings.  I've got 3 SP who are on the same freaking cycle, so it's a crap shoot which ones I start and which one I bench.  Frankly my pitchers are horrible.  Marty did state it correctly.  You just need to out score your opponent to win the week.  The down side is a bad week can result in some pretty lopsided losses.

I just don't like the guessing game with having 3 RP's. I never seemed to guess right.

RP can really screw up you ERA with a bad outing and it doesn't even have to be real bad. They give up a 2 run homer in the 9th and lose and all the sudden your ERA goes through the roof and his WHIP that day is INF! At least it can happen to anyone so when it happens to me I just curse and forget about it.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 18, 2014, 07:00:16 AM
I may unload a reliever and see what I can do for another hitter.  Andrus is my only SS and he's had some off-weeks.

The key to the hitting stats is the number of AB's you get. The more chances you have the more points you will score.
If you use the Stat tracker you can switch from Daily view to Weekly view and see how you are stacking up against your opponent in AB. If you generally get more chances you will probably win more of the hitting points than you lose.
Monday's and Thursdays are key as a lot of off days are scheduled then. If you can field a full team and your opponent only has 5-6 guys playing you have a big advantage. Don't leave a guy on the bench if there is an open spot he could go in. They may go 1-6 and drop your average a bit but they may also steal that base that puts you ahead.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 23, 2014, 08:32:25 AM
a draw with Bison, i thought i had him there  :D
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 23, 2014, 09:16:55 AM
The way my guys forgot what their bats were for this weekend I'm happy to get a draw!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 23, 2014, 06:29:59 PM
I really wish there was a way to take advantage of that, Marty.  I get ucg and his legion of doom this week.  Wish me luck ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 24, 2014, 05:57:39 AM
I really wish there was a way to take advantage of that, Marty.  I get ucg and his legion of doom this week.  Wish me luck ;)

Pray for rain!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 24, 2014, 06:00:57 AM
a draw with Bison, i thought i had him there  :D

This ain't soccer.  One of us is supposed to win. 

My pitching is horrible and my batters aren't putting up consistent numbers.   I need an extended tea time.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 24, 2014, 07:15:51 AM
FYI if we were playing a standard yearly league here is what the standings and point totals would be as of now along with current place

1. Alabama Slammers     65   4th
2. Heebie Jeebies           58    1st
3. Polar Vengeance         50   7th
4. Sun tan bed XI           48   6th
5. Big Papi                     42   3rd
6. Bison                         37   2nd
7. Detroit Ligers             30    5th
8. Shotgun Express        29    8th
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on June 24, 2014, 07:21:36 AM
ive been robbed - i knew it  ;D
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 24, 2014, 05:45:05 PM
I think I can make a case for being more...robbed?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 24, 2014, 07:10:45 PM
If the Mississippi Crimson Tigers could put together a decent week, every week you wouldn't need excuses.  Look at the awesome team Bison.  They know they don't have to hit 50 HR every week.  They accept that they just need 1 more then the other team.  Play smarter not harder.  That's my team's motto.

Marty don't feed the wildlife.  Otherwise next thing you know they're digging through your trash and eating food out of your refrigerator.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 24, 2014, 07:24:01 PM
Says the man whos avatar is a wooly cow. 

The season ain't even half over, Jack.  We'll see where this all ends.  Talent, good looks, and better (fake) baseball skillz will win out.  So start crying now, buffalo boy, cuz you ain't got none of'em  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 29, 2014, 07:42:23 AM
I can't recall the last time I saw this. It's Sunday and the Cubs and Nationals have a scheduled day off.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 29, 2014, 10:01:55 AM
didn't they just play a doubleheader yesterday?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on June 29, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
didn't they just play a doubleheader yesterday?

Yeah they did. I don't understand it. Is there something going on in Chicago that would make them cancel a game?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 30, 2014, 04:29:57 AM
woohoo!  I didn't lose this week!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 30, 2014, 03:50:24 PM
My team is in complete self destruction mode going into the All Star break.  It's sort of reminiscent of the Miami Dolphins when Nick Saban was the head coach.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on June 30, 2014, 04:58:36 PM
Or any of the Vikings teams on their way to the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on June 30, 2014, 06:31:25 PM
I don't even know what the super bowl is.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 08, 2014, 05:40:10 AM
Can we stop the week right now?!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on July 08, 2014, 05:48:11 AM
Can we stop the week right now?!

ive had those thoughts myself in the last month
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 10, 2014, 05:18:08 AM
While I appreciate Verlander picking up the win and the Ks, it'd be nice if he could do it without a 7.00 ERA  :-\
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 10, 2014, 08:22:39 PM
I just go with the belief that a 7.00 ERA is the new 2.00 ERA for the ace of my pitching staff.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on July 11, 2014, 07:04:22 AM
I just go with the belief that a 7.00 ERA is the new 2.00 ERA for the ace of my pitching staff.

That is way better than my closer on Tuesday. INF ERA and INF WHIP. Good job!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on July 13, 2014, 03:58:17 PM
I'm here to take my whooping.  They weekend was my downfall.  Nicely done, Bison.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 13, 2014, 05:46:33 PM
I've been shaking up my lineups pretty good the past few weeks and it finally paid off.  Metaldog you make it sound as if I was going to talk shit about stomping your team this week. 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 13, 2014, 05:49:52 PM
P.S.  It's currently 8-2 if you were wondering.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on July 13, 2014, 05:51:03 PM
Thank you for your restraint.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 13, 2014, 05:52:28 PM
Honestly I figured we'd end up in a 5-5 game.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on July 13, 2014, 08:17:40 PM
It was pretty neck and neck for most of the week.  Then the weekend got here and your guys had a little more juice than mine.  I'm just hoping this isn't a reversal of fortune.  Need to keep positive momentum going.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on July 14, 2014, 06:41:35 AM
It was pretty neck and neck for most of the week.  Then the weekend got here and your guys had a little more juice than mine.  I'm just hoping this isn't a reversal of fortune.  Need to keep positive momentum going.

You still have 3 days to catch him!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on July 14, 2014, 07:07:09 AM
have i missed something over there or has the yahoo page gone bonkers - i see no matchups for today, and my roster is empty of opponents
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 14, 2014, 07:18:29 AM
It was pretty neck and neck for most of the week.  Then the weekend got here and your guys had a little more juice than mine.  I'm just hoping this isn't a reversal of fortune.  Need to keep positive momentum going.

You still have 3 days to catch him!

Marty you are not helping this situation here pal.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 14, 2014, 07:38:07 AM
have i missed something over there or has the yahoo page gone bonkers - i see no matchups for today, and my roster is empty of opponents

All star break - no games for a few days
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on July 14, 2014, 08:41:42 AM
It was pretty neck and neck for most of the week.  Then the weekend got here and your guys had a little more juice than mine.  I'm just hoping this isn't a reversal of fortune.  Need to keep positive momentum going.

You still have 3 days to catch him!

Marty you are not helping this situation here pal.

Ok, you still have 3 days to go 10-0!

Better :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on July 14, 2014, 09:23:33 AM
have i missed something over there or has the yahoo page gone bonkers - i see no matchups for today, and my roster is empty of opponents

All star break - no games for a few days

i see so can this weeks score still change, i was beginning to cheer for a rare victory
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on July 14, 2014, 05:37:55 PM
I didn't realize that the All Star break is incorporated in to last weeks scoring.  So, Week 15 actually runs from July 7 to July 20.  There are no major league games from the 14th to the 17th and they will pick back up Friday the 18th for three more days of scoring.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 14, 2014, 06:27:34 PM
I'm changing the league scoring rules tonight!  Must preserve my 2-0 mark against MD at all costs.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 16, 2014, 07:53:48 PM
They temporarily counted the all star game stats, but corrected the scores taking the stats away. 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 21, 2014, 07:59:11 AM
Well the extra 3 days almost gave Metaldog a tie, but my boys pulled out the bats yesterday and salvage a victory.  Viva le Bison!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 21, 2014, 08:18:24 AM
hey - I didn't lose again!  w00t!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on July 21, 2014, 05:19:45 PM
Well the extra 3 days almost gave Metaldog a tie, but my boys pulled out the bats yesterday and salvage a victory.  Viva le Bison!


I salvaged exactly a half a point from those three extra days.  Phooey :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on July 29, 2014, 06:31:47 AM
Nice way to start the week, 108.00 ERA and a 12 WHIP! God I hate pitchers.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on July 29, 2014, 06:40:05 AM
Well he did give up four runs in an attempt to save the game.  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on July 29, 2014, 07:02:42 AM
Well he did give up four runs in an attempt to save the game.  :P

Last week he was god, this week he's not starting out to well. I hate pitching!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 29, 2014, 07:17:16 AM
you'll love my team!  I finally get Verlander on my pitching staff and he's sporting a 4+ ERA.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on July 29, 2014, 08:36:01 AM
i have been smack talked but dont know how to reply!!

and i beat Marty  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on July 29, 2014, 11:40:40 AM
i have been smack talked but dont know how to reply!!

and i beat Marty  :P

You beat me twice so far. Glad we won't meet again until the playoffs!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on August 11, 2014, 08:06:25 AM
5th!!!

3 wins in a row and its time for Bison!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on August 11, 2014, 08:42:23 AM
5th!!!

3 wins in a row and its time for Bison!!

It's a good time to play him so maybe you'll be celebrating 4 in a row next week!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 11, 2014, 04:09:01 PM
Talk about a fucking epic collapse last week.  Good grief.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2014, 04:32:49 PM
I hereby declare that any win against me might give you points in the standings but should cost you points against your man card
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 12, 2014, 05:01:13 AM
OK - I'm about to just drop Justin Verlander for the season.  I keep waiting for him to be the Verlander we know and love, but he's a .500 pitcher who just put up a 36.00 ERA this week...
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on August 12, 2014, 05:38:42 AM
OK - I'm about to just drop Justin Verlander for the season.  I keep waiting for him to be the Verlander we know and love, but he's a .500 pitcher who just put up a 36.00 ERA this week...

He may go on the DL.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 15, 2014, 04:42:04 AM
What the hell happened to Trout.  Good grief.  My pitching sucks again, my batters don't bat, and we've only got a few weeks left in the season.  Hell of a time for my entire fucking team to go into a slump which is going into it's third week now.  Well honestly since All Star break.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on August 15, 2014, 05:00:58 AM
Sounds like a mighty fine problem to have, Bison.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 15, 2014, 06:16:35 AM
My guys hve been slumping since March  >:(
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 15, 2014, 06:39:10 AM
Sounds like a mighty fine problem to have, Bison.

I just made another red mark against your name in my book of names and marks for various deeds that require marking in my book of names and marks.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on August 15, 2014, 06:08:58 PM
Sounds like a mighty fine problem to have, Bison.

I just made another red mark against your name in my book of names and marks for various deeds that require marking in my book of names and marks.

Now I have something to shoot for when I am making fun of those groups of losers you call, 'favorite teams.'
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 15, 2014, 06:49:14 PM
Sounds like a mighty fine problem to have, Bison.

I just made another red mark against your name in my book of names and marks for various deeds that require marking in my book of names and marks.

Now I have something to shoot for when I am making fun of those groups of losers you call, 'favorite teams.'

Well start with my love of the Rolling Tide Elephants.  Those guys are freaking awesome badminton players.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on August 15, 2014, 06:52:46 PM
Sorry, Bison.  We don't allow band wagon fans.  You should check with the Cow College down the road apiece.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 15, 2014, 08:04:07 PM
You don't like badminton? 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on August 15, 2014, 10:03:44 PM
I prefer volleyball.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on August 17, 2014, 09:09:14 AM
8-2 mooohahahahaha, i think my bowlers had a good night
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 17, 2014, 10:02:54 AM
I have powers frenchy!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on August 17, 2014, 11:28:09 AM
I tried to see it from your point of view and realised if you were beating me in an english premier league fantasy team I'd be pissed too
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 19, 2014, 04:29:26 AM
Another week, another early lead for the Shotgun Express that will be completely overturned on either Friday or Saturday.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 20, 2014, 08:42:59 PM
probably too late, but just tried an overhaul on my roster tonight and used all 4 player moves I'm allowed.  No idea if it'll help, but what I had was going nowhere...
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on August 24, 2014, 11:24:53 AM
WTF? I think my whole team is getting the day off today! 7 out of the 11 have an X by their name already and the late games haven't set their lineups yet.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on August 26, 2014, 08:07:27 PM
I'm pretty sure my guys are just trying to see how close they can get to not making the playoffs based on their performances the past few weeks. 

Next week is the last week of the regular season fyi.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 26, 2014, 08:14:45 PM
woohoo!  I clinched LAST with plenty of time to spare!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 30, 2014, 07:20:48 AM
So Verlander has been mediocre all year, and I bench his ass.  I didn't want to pitch him ahead of either King Felix of Jared Weaver this week.  So all he does is go 2-0 with 14 Ks and a sub 2.00 WHIP this week.  FUCK!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2014, 07:59:28 AM
can I get a

w00t! w00t!


it only took ALL F'N' SEASON - but I finally got my first win for the week!

Imagine if I had actually juggled my lineup earlier this season instead of trying to stay the course and hope my guys finally came around, instead of cutting bait a LOT earlier
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on September 01, 2014, 08:21:39 AM
the shame  :-\
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 01, 2014, 10:34:36 AM
Congrats, Brant!  What's your next, great, revelation, water is wet? ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2014, 10:42:56 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/11857713286_c5c7d4483d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 01, 2014, 11:30:16 AM
Damn Yahoo can see the future. Arenado is 2 for 2 with a run scored and his game hasn't even started yet!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 02, 2014, 11:23:04 AM
Well my starting pitching has been so unpredictable this season.  I've got a decent enough roster, but man are they inconsistent.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 02, 2014, 11:53:32 AM
I'm just wondering how different my season could have been without Zim on the DL all season and with Verlander pitching like 2011 Verlander and not 2014 Verlander.  I wouldn't have come close to winning, but I wouldn't've been in the cellar all year.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 02, 2014, 12:41:34 PM
I'm just wondering how different my season could have been without Zim on the DL all season and with Verlander pitching like 2011 Verlander and not 2014 Verlander.  I wouldn't have come close to winning, but I wouldn't've been in the cellar all year.

It's hard to say if it would have made any difference at all. In a weekly league you can run into the hot team for 2-3-4 weeks in a row. Your team may put up solid numbers but your opponent is having the best week of the year against you. There isn't much you can do about that.

Weekly leagues take a lot of work. You have to make sure that your starters are in when they start, as sometimes they only start once in a week. You have to make sure as many positions as possible have players who are starting their game in the lineup. You have a good group of starters, all but Jeff Spellmynameright have double digit wins on the year, yet you only 3-16-1 in the Wins category during the season. I don't know how that happened.

You also need to make changes to your team as injuries and opponents change. There were a few weeks where I just picked up a starter just to try and win SO or Wins and it worked out. I had already lost ERA and WHIP so it didn't matter how hard they were hit as long as they got the two areas I still had a chance to win. In a yearly league you wouldn't do that.

Another thing to look at is your opponents squad. If your opponent has 6 starters and you only have 5 chances are high you will lose the Wins and SO categories simply on volume. That means you have to win all the other categories to 'win' pitching that week.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 02, 2014, 05:26:17 PM
Pitching is definitely the easier of the two to manipulate.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 02, 2014, 07:22:36 PM
Weekly leagues take a lot of work. You have to make sure that your starters are in when they start, as sometimes they only start once in a week. You have to make sure as many positions as possible have players who are starting their game in the lineup. You have a good group of starters, all but Jeff Spellmynameright have double digit wins on the year, yet you only 3-16-1 in the Wins category during the season. I don't know how that happened.

I would set my starters up every Sunday (part of my problem right now is 3 guys starting on the same day and why start Verlander over either Weaver or Felix) and I would check my hitters every morning and shuffle if someone's team wasn't playing.  But I was never doing enough analysis of the hitters day-to-day to over micro-manage the lineup.  I should've had a big shakeup in early July instead of late August just to see if I could accomplish something different.

Truthfully, I'd rather not be the total embarrassment that loses to the limeys, but I said all along that I was really only in the league to make sure we had enough teams to play, and wasn't expecting too much out of it.  I've learned more about how this works, but I might just turn over the management of the Shotgun Express to Bayonet Jr next season :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 02, 2014, 09:42:15 PM
Probably wise.  And he can't do any worse ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on September 03, 2014, 02:11:23 AM
Truthfully, I'd rather not be the total embarrassment that loses to the limeys, but I said all along that I was really only in the league to make sure we had enough teams to play, and wasn't expecting too much out of it.  I've learned more about how this works, but I might just turn over the management of the Shotgun Express to Bayonet Jr next season :)

Oi!!!!!!

i have been nothing but respectful  :P
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 03, 2014, 04:30:39 AM
Yes, but you're respectfully kicking my ass at a game you've admitted you don't know much about  :(
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on September 03, 2014, 04:44:52 AM
i see your point - bowling is still a complete mystery to me, and looking at the guys at the top of the league they have more than twice my bowlers so thats where ive gone wrong

Batting im getting my head around
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 03, 2014, 06:55:29 AM
Weekly leagues take a lot of work. You have to make sure that your starters are in when they start, as sometimes they only start once in a week. You have to make sure as many positions as possible have players who are starting their game in the lineup. You have a good group of starters, all but Jeff Spellmynameright have double digit wins on the year, yet you only 3-16-1 in the Wins category during the season. I don't know how that happened.

I would set my starters up every Sunday (part of my problem right now is 3 guys starting on the same day and why start Verlander over either Weaver or Felix) and I would check my hitters every morning and shuffle if someone's team wasn't playing.  But I was never doing enough analysis of the hitters day-to-day to over micro-manage the lineup.  I should've had a big shakeup in early July instead of late August just to see if I could accomplish something different.

Truthfully, I'd rather not be the total embarrassment that loses to the limeys, but I said all along that I was really only in the league to make sure we had enough teams to play, and wasn't expecting too much out of it.  I've learned more about how this works, but I might just turn over the management of the Shotgun Express to Bayonet Jr next season :)

Your pitchers are defintely a mystery. At the beginning of the year I figured you would just dominate the pitching categories.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 03, 2014, 07:12:08 AM
Verlander, Verlander, Verlander...

That and Matt Cain went on the DL, Bucholz was as useless as socket wrench on the mound, and the Papelbon vs Romo relief pitcher challenge never quite resolved that well.  Papelbon had a habit of blowing up at exactly the wrong times, but Romo's ERA was a constant anchor on the team.  I should've steered clear of anyone named "Romo" in a sports context...
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 03, 2014, 08:08:43 AM
Verlander, Verlander, Verlander...

That and Matt Cain went on the DL, Bucholz was as useless as socket wrench on the mound, and the Papelbon vs Romo relief pitcher challenge never quite resolved that well.  Papelbon had a habit of blowing up at exactly the wrong times, but Romo's ERA was a constant anchor on the team.  I should've steered clear of anyone named "Romo" in a sports context...

Even though he didn't have a season like in the past Verlander still has 12 wins and averages almost 8 K's per 9 innings. He's better than some of the rubber band arms I've had!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 06, 2014, 07:12:30 PM
Well my team seems content to just sink it up going into the playoff rounds starting next week.  If the scores hold true, the match ups should be MD vs Big Papi and Marty vs me.  /sigh/  I'll rest tonight knowing at least team Bison figured out a way to back into the playoffs.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 06, 2014, 07:16:37 PM
If I get relegated, who comes up to take my place?  :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 06, 2014, 07:18:49 PM
Good question of course the answer is no one, but next year the goal should be to not place behind the Englishman.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 06, 2014, 07:33:35 PM
Or the buffalo.  Or the Vikings for that matter.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on September 08, 2014, 03:58:59 AM
is it done?

i see the play off schedule up in the fixture list
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 08, 2014, 05:10:17 AM
If you made the playoffs, and I think everyone did, you have to play through until they are done.  Two weeks.  Tops.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on September 08, 2014, 05:25:16 AM
thanks - im at 5th, one better than last year having dropped to 6th by half a point on the last day - 4 years and ill be champion then i will make you all play Football (proper) Dream Team
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2014, 05:55:25 AM
^^
You'd be really pissed if you beat you at that one, too ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 08, 2014, 06:29:33 PM
Yeah the bottom four teams are in a consulation playoff to determine 5-8 spots for final standings.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 11, 2014, 07:31:30 PM
Well looks like my team has given up.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 11, 2014, 09:19:24 PM
Awesome!  How'd Week 1 go in Fantasy Football for you?
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 12, 2014, 04:28:52 AM
Don't make me turn the sports threads into safe havens for fucking heavy pun usage.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 12, 2014, 06:37:51 AM
Well looks like my team has given up.

I expect mine to give up next week, when it really matters. :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 15, 2014, 08:54:49 AM
The last two times I played the Slammers we tied so this should be close. Good luck, but not too good!  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 15, 2014, 06:12:04 PM
The last two times I played the Slammers we tied so this should be close. Good luck, but not too good!  :coolsmiley:

Right back atcha, Marty!  :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: MetalDog on September 22, 2014, 05:15:48 AM
Congrats, Marty!  Well played.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 22, 2014, 06:08:21 AM
Congrats, Marty!  Well played.

Thanks. It was fun this year.
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: undercovergeek on September 22, 2014, 07:03:25 AM
again????

well done Marty
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on September 22, 2014, 08:45:15 AM
Congrats Marty on your second championship victory.    Excellent season gentlemen.  Now it's time to sit back and enjoy some October baseball. 
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2014, 08:56:13 AM
Great job Marty!

You're all winners in my book! ;)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on September 22, 2014, 09:14:49 AM
Congrats Marty on your second championship victory.    Excellent season gentlemen.  Now it's time to sit back and enjoy some October baseball.

Thanks.

Lets Go O's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2014, 09:34:24 AM
Unpinning this thread.  We'll get a new one ready next season :)
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: KyzBP on September 28, 2014, 06:58:18 AM
Nice work Marty!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Marty Ward on October 06, 2014, 07:41:26 AM
How 'bout dem O's Hon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Bison on October 06, 2014, 07:43:33 AM
Marty be a rebel with me and discuss baseball in the football thread.  :D
Title: Re: Grogheads 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 08, 2014, 09:17:20 PM
How 'bout dem O's Hon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clearly they've made a pact with Satan. Wieters gets hurt, no effect. Machado gets hurt, no effect. Davis gets suspended, no effect.