SF Fantasy Baseball League 2009

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  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or we could all congregate on SF chat at an agreed upon time to discuss rules etc.
     
  2. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes - conference call or chat room to get the rules straight.

    Also, I'm doing my regular league draft the weekend before the season starts (March 30 - April 1). We all gather do an auction in person and we're meeting in SF this year, so I can't do this draft that weekend. I think we should try to shoot for the previous weekend if possible. The rosters aren't totally set, but with a 12 team mixed league, we aren't digging super deep into the depth charts anyways.

    I just registered: Sons of Steve Garvey.
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll take a stab at the rules, rosters etc. and you guys can weigh in...

    5x5 League, 12 Teams

    Players for both leagues are eligible.
    Pitchers hitting stats do not count
    Trades can be challenged by league members within 48 hours of being announced and will be subject to the majority rule vote
    Pitchers must throw a combined 225 Innings or you will not qualify for points in WHIP and ERA categories
    Draft order determined by lottery (somehow)
    Draft Day: Saturday, March 24th or Sunday, March 25th

    Offensive Scoring Categories:
    HR
    RBI
    Steals
    Avg
    Runs Scored

    Pitching Scoring Categories:
    Wins minus losses
    Saves
    ERA
    WHIP
    K/9 innings

    Top team gets 12 points in a category, bottom team gets 1 point

    Team Composition:

    Starters 28 Players

    C (2)
    1B (2)
    2B (2)
    SS (2)
    3B (2)
    MI (1)
    CI (1)
    OF (6)
    SP (6)
    RP (4)

    Taxi Squad 20 Players

    C (1)
    1B (1)
    2B (1)
    3B (1)
    MI (1)
    CI (1)
    OF (4)
    SP (3)
    RP (3)
    Any Pitcher (2)
    Any Player (2)

    How does this sound to start??
     
  4. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    What's a taxi squad-the keepers? Personally I would prefer 2x SP, 2x RP, 6x P. Otherwise, I think the beefed up lineup is a good way to add depth to a small both-leagues league, so I'll back that.

    I'm still in for money, if we can pull it off. Doesn't have to be $100--$50 still gives a nice paypal gift certificate to the top 3.

    Oh, guess I should go sign up. Team name will be the mayan pots.

    Edit: I'm also cool with the H2H, which is what I've been doing with my college friends for the past several years, but have a sneaking suspicion that roto scoring would keep people more involved through the season.

    Anyone want to split a mlb.tv subscription? Maybe another euro-dweller?
     
  5. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is big for me but I'd rather keep hitting starters to 9 including a utility player, and pitching as follows: 3SP 2CP, 3P. By having so many starters you take the element of day-to-day team management out of the equation.

    Everything else seems great andrew.
     
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    bryce330 Senior member

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    I agree with the idea of limiting starters to 9.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not familiar with head to head style at all - I've always played Roto scoring. Not even sure how h2h works. how often do you change opponents? isn't that an awful lot of roster management?
     
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    I'm not familiar with head to head style at all - I've always played Roto scoring. Not even sure how h2h works. how often do you change opponents? isn't that an awful lot of roster management?
    The roster management really isn't such a hard thing once you get into the habit of it. So long as you keep up with whats going on in baseball & who's injured, you've got nothing to worry about.
     
  9. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is big for me but I'd rather keep hitting starters to 9 including a utility player, and pitching as follows: 3SP 2CP, 3P. By having so many starters you take the element of day-to-day team management out of the equation.

    My only issue with 9 starters is that you have teams of all superstars. The bigger roster forces rewards the deep picks in the draft. Just my $.02.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The roster management really isn't such a hard thing once you get into the habit of it. So long as you keep up with whats going on in baseball & who's injured, you've got nothing to worry about.


    It's not that I don't keep up with baseball - I waste way to much time with my other league. I've only played standard OG fantasy baseball - 23 team roster, 14 hitters, 9 pitchers, 4 x 4, roto point scoring. Are all you guys head to head guys? That seems more like fantasy football to me. I strongly urge you guys to consider playing the original style.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's not that I don't keep up with baseball - I waste way to much time with my other league. I've only played standard OG fantasy baseball - 23 team roster, 14 hitters, 9 pitchers, 4 x 4, roto point scoring. Are all you guys head to head guys? That seems more like fantasy football to me. I strongly urge you guys to consider playing the original style.

    +1[​IMG]
     
  12. Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio

    Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio Senior member

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    I agree with rotisserie being best for fantasy baseball after playing leagues both ways. Head to head makes much more sense for football with a 16 week schedule.
     
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    bryce330 Senior member

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    Rotisserie is fine with me.
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Just let me know as soon as you kids decide on rules.
     
  15. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just signed up...The Berluti Bombers and I'm going to knock your socks off!!!

    You guys need more Styleforumesque names.
     

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