SF Fantasy Baseball League 2009

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  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    It's not like football bonehead. The season is three times as long, which evens out statistical anomalies that can occur in football. The scoring categories within each week are what determines who goes to the playoffs. More emphasis is placed on winning the statistical categories within that week against the opponent you're playing, and adjusting your team to compete against the strength or weaknesses of that person's team. Having so many scoring categories assures that more strategy needs to be used, which you would of course decry, being incapable of formulating any.
     
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    But that means you're supposed to study your opponent's particular strengths and weaknesses and try to adjust your lineup accordingly? I'm with Slim here.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    yep... I'm calling bullshit...
    In roto, more emphasis is based on winning the statistical categories within the day/week/month/season against EVERYONE. What determines you going to the playoffs is the strength of the team you field over the course of an entire season, versus all the other people in your league. Not just one person. You've still yet to explain to me how beating ONE person at a time is harder or requires more "skill" than beating eleven people at a time. In reality, it isn't. You put your best players on the field every week in either case. If you don't - you are an idiot and deserve to lose.

    Sorry Steve, H2H is a different flavor of game, and you may like it better, but it is in no way "harder" or "requires more skill". If anything H2H is easier to win than roto and luck plays a greater role.

    Also, dumbass, H2H has nothing to do with the amount of categories you are given points on. Head to head is a scheduling format. All it means is that instead of playing everyone, every week, you play one person at a time. THATS IT.

    Points categories are not related. They can be anything we want, in either roto or h2h. The standard fantasy scoring system is 5x5. It is standard, because thats what most people use. Nearly all fantasy boards, cheat sheets, guidebooks, and resources will use 5x5 to rank their players.
     
  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    OK boys, you win and it doesn't matter.

    I will still make Slim my bitch.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

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    That being said, I have no aversion to H2H, and I don't think it makes a damn bit of difference.

    I will compile the suggestions we have so far later on tonight, as well as look into open draft slots.
     
  6. whacked

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    That being said, I have no aversion to H2H, and I don't think it makes a damn bit of difference.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

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    [​IMG]
    I mean, I have no aversion to it, if everyone decides thats what they want to do. I'd, of course, play roto if it were solely up to me. H2H is for old men, cripples, and hippies (evidently) I'm gonna beat someone's ass either way.
     
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  9. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Maybe on the planet Xenu
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

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    Maybe on the planet Xenu

    I love how stubbornly ignorant you are. It's incredibly amusing.
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

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    Hitters: 2B, 3B, R, H, AVG, SB, HR, RBI, OBP Pitchers: IP, W, L, SV, ERA, K/9, HLD, WHIP, QS
    So far, this is what we got. Does anyone have a problem with this? The only thing I see is that there are no absolute negative categories for batters, but losses count absolutely against pitchers. For the sake of balance, I think we should count errors for batters. Currently, this is your roster. C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL Anyone have a problem with this? We have live draft slots available (as of RIGHT NOW) on Sat. March 15th, and Sat. March 22. Let me know what TIME you want. Anything from 9AM to 5PM PST on the hour. Agree on a date and time amongst yourselves. Do it before the end of the day tomorrow. 11:30pm PST tomorrow, I will set a date and time so that we don't get completely jacked out of a decent draft spot. I will entertain absolutely no bitching about the time I select if I get no input.
     
  12. Steve B.

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    Errors have nothing to do with batting. How about Ks instead?

    Or just drop Ls.

    Either day is good for me. Would prefer times before 3PM central, 1 PM Pacific.

    Have we decided on H2H vs Roto?

    Again, I'm willing to play roto if that's what others want.

    Either way I will beat Slim like a red-headed stepchild.
     
  13. Tokyo Slim

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    Errors have nothing to do with batting. How about Ks instead?
    Steve... Errors are a batting statistic in fantasy baseball, because batters are also fielders, but not pitchers. You are aware that stolen bases often have nothing to do with BATTING either. Seeing as how pinch runners often steal, but don't bat. Why even bother making a roster with players categorized by defensive position?(OF is not a batting position!) But you know this and are just being an idiot. K's would work too, but there are a lot more of them than losses. I was trying to be balanced. Which you would understand, if you weren't still high from the 70's.
    I think this is just the best option.
    I'd rather do it on the 22nd, since that will give the least amount of time before the season starts for there to be any spring training accidents that break my heart.
    Nobody has come forward and implicitly stated that they want roto - so at the moment, we are still playing kiddie league H2H.
    How gracious of you. [​IMG] I'm surprised, since you threw such a hissy fit about it like two pages ago...
    Or I will beat you like a receding-hair-lined old geezer, who has delusions of being some sort of fantasy sports powerhouse, but has, so far, demonstrated only his impotence and inferiority in the face of Tokyo Slim's self-admitted fantasy mediocrity. I'm just glad to know that I'm still better than someone. I play with serious people who know what they are doing. It's always nice to come beat the hell out of Steve after coming in second to last or last every year against people with actual skill, and not just boasts.
     
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    Or just drop Ls.
    I think this is just the best option.


    Agreed.

    Nobody has come forward and implicitly stated that they want roto - so at the moment, we are still playing kiddie league H2H.

    I think H2H brings way more fun (a different match-up each week = more personal and exciting) and unpredictability, which is a plus since the baseball season is drawn out and most owners would give up half way through if aportnoy dominates every single statistical category.
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

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    Ok...

    I've had a request that we do the draft on the 15th, since that is the only sat. one of our teams can be there on a saturday.

    I'm also open to sunday mornings, afternoons, and early evenings, but I'm one of them non-churchgoing heathen types. I don't expect everyone else to go to hell for a fantasy football draft. Please let me know.
     

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