PRP Fantasy Baseball

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  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    So here’s a link to the spreadsheet of what I’ve got going so far: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_qqoMpJ5Y6R79ILA6eBssIeqzkchfw4jX7ZKLbet1xM/edit?usp=sharing

    And the only reason the Sundays are clear right now are because we haven’t discussed them at all. Weeknights are pretty much completely ruled out because each day was a conflict for a handful of people. So let me know what other times in that sheet don’t work and what we should do in the case that one person is forced to autodraft.

    • purplerockandy

      I’m okay with Sundays.

    • Alkanarra

      I can also do Sundays. My other league might be drafting on the 26th, but I’m crazy enough to do two drafts simultaneously. It would be a great excuse for when I inevitably do terribly.

    • Kent McK

      Sundays work for me

    • rygel

      My other league’s also drafting on the 26th, annnd… I don’t think I’m crazy enough to try two drafts at once. I’m free on the other days though. Or I can autodraft.

    • HankScorpio

      I’m good with Sunday as well. I’d prefer evening or night (MT) on Sunday but whatever works for the group.

  • Assistant Dragon Slayer

    I’m OK with Sundays.

  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    So I haven’t heard back from @corndogshuffle yet, but there’s now a two-hour window on the 25th, from 10pm to midnight GMT (6/5c to 8/7c). If we draft on the 19th, it’ll probably be at the same time. So if there’s a preference one way or another, then we’ll go with that, but if not then we’ll probably go with the 25th.

    • Diego Armando

      Sundays are fine. Would we be drafting after 6:00 PM EST? If we are then either the 19th or 25th works. If not then I can’t do the 19th.

      • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

        Yes, that would be 6pm to 8pm on either date for the east coast. Technically EDT not EST, but I catch your meaning.

        • Diego Armando

          I would prefer the 25th, but the 19th could work.

          • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

            That’s what it’s scheduled for unless corndogshuffle absolutely can’t do it. If all the information I have is accurate, then that should work for everyone.

  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    @godot123 @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh just a friendly reminder that the league invites are out, so you’re able to register now. Once everyone’s registered, I can finalize the league and all that.

  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    @godot123:disqus @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh:disqus just a friendly reminder that the league invites are out, so you’re able to register now. Once everyone’s registered, I can finalize the league and all that.

    • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

      @godot123:disqus please register for the league, or I’ll badger you into doing it tonight in the live blog comments. I’m trying to get this league finalized by the weekend and there are two steps that require the players be finalized first.

      • Diego Armando

        I think I did. I logged on to the page under a Yahoo account I created.

        • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

          You did, thanks. I’m hoping to get everything squared away by the end of the night.

  • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

    @purplerockandy:disqus @disqus_3Sm0bOf1sj:disqus @Alkanarra:disqus @AssistantDragonSlayer:disqus @corndogshuffle:disqus @godot123:disqus @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh:disqus @disqus_R9cNRvxsfG:disqus @otherscott:disqus @disqus_3vgbj13TUA:disqus @KentMcK:disqus

    Now that we have everyone registered, this should be the last message before the draft. First, this is your reminder that the draft will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 10PM GMT. Make sure to accurately adjust this for your timezone depending on whether your state/province observes daylight savings. Don’t show up an hour late to find half your team has been auto drafted.

    Other stuff: I’m going to be posting updates as needed in this PRP chat and forgoing email or Yahoo chats. I think by tagging you in this comment, each of you gets at least a Disqus notification.

    Don’t forget to check the league settings. In the interest of transparency, I can share the results of the survey or the methodology with inquiring minds who want to know. Furthermore for transparency, the draft order was randomized by Yahoo, and the first round will proceed as follows:

    1. Hank Scorpio
    2. Rygel
    3. Alkanarra
    4. Kemper Boyd
    5. Kent McK
    6. corndogshuffle
    7. Other Scott
    8. Andy
    9. SpicyMayo
    10. ASD
    11. Black Dynamite
    12. Diego Armando

    Remember that this will be a serpentine draft and to strategize accordingly.

    Lastly, I’m implementing two Rivalry Weeks in the schedule during Weeks 7 and 14. The matchups are as follows: PurpleRockAndy & Assistant Dragon Slayer; Black Dynamite & Kemper Boyd; Alkanarra & myself; Other Scott & Diego Armando; corndogshuffle & KentMcK; Hank Scorpio & Rygel. To be clear, these matchups do not get you any extra fantasy wins, they are only for bragging rights, betting purposes*, and a splash of drama.

    *For example, I’m interested in any bet that can win me some digestives and chocolate hobnobs. Maybe you’d want to win some ketchup chips or maybe some cash. I’m truly not trying to pressure people into making bets like these or to make bets at all. Shipping is rough, and this is a non-cash league. But there are ways to make these two weeks more interesting.

    However, this made the schedule unbalanced as some of those matchups would appear four times across 21 weeks. However, thanks to Our Brave And Glorious Leader Donald Trump, my broadcast of Survivor was preempted, giving me time for some elbow grease and unpleasant graph theory. Long story short, the schedules are balanced if a bit unordered. If you have questions about the schedule or how it was made, you can ask me that too.

    • Kemper Boyd

      Time to learn something about baseball.
      So it’s like cricket right? there is a wicket, two batsman, a bowler and fielders?

      • Alkanarra

        The best part of fantasy sports is you don’t need to know jack shit about the sport itself. I haven’t watched baseball in years. All the players are just numbers to my nerd mind.

        • Kemper Boyd

          ok, just what I need more statistics in my nerd mind! Especially with the Ashes coming this year

        • Kemper Boyd

          I am looking for a relief pitcher not for my number 1 pick. Stupid trade block doesn’t allow to say RP

          • Alkanarra

            Come on, Kemper. You won’t win if you don’t make big moves!

          • Kemper Boyd

            Too big a move, dont play the post merge pre merge

      • SpicyMayoJaySimpson

        Don’t forget the chasers and the seeker.

    • HankScorpio

      #1 pick!

  • Taako From Teevhii

    @purplerockandy:disqus @disqus_3Sm0bOf1sj:disqus @Alkanarra:disqus @AssistantDragonSlayer:disqus @corndogshuffle:disqus @godot123:disqus @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh:disqus @disqus_R9cNRvxsfG:disqus @otherscott:disqus @disqus_3vgbj13TUA:disqus @KentMcK:disqus

    Friendly reminder that the draft is less than 24 hours away. Don’t be a FFGCVFDT and let others determine your fate for you.

    • Black Dynamite

      I’m ready and excited for this. I’m also still amazed we found 12 people to do this. It’s awesome.

    • Kemper Boyd

      In terrible news I misremebered my friends 30th birthday party as being on Sunday. I will be drafting my team in a bar from my phone so apologisies if it goes wrong and I end up on auto draft.

      • Assistant Dragon Slayer

        Hey @disqus_R9cNRvxsfG:disqus: You have a legitimately respectable team. You have more than your share of injury risk, you maybe need another middle infielder, and definitely more relief pitching, but otherwise you should be pretty competitive.

        • Kemper Boyd

          cheers dude. I’m looking at it thinking about what I might want to do to get another RP and maybe which OF i can drop for an infielder.

    • corndogshuffle

      #6 pick… should be fun!

  • Taako From Teevhii

    @KentMcK:disqus I’m mad at you for thinking of that team name first.

    • Assistant Dragon Slayer

      Oh, that’s good…

    • Kent McK

      It felt like the right thing to do

      • Kemper Boyd

        So good.

  • Diego Armando

    Crap, I though the draft was tonight. Oh well, I got Cabrera so I’m not complaining. Good luck Black Dynamite.

    • Black Dynamite

      Good luck to you too, Diego.

  • Taako From Teevhii

    @purplerockandy:disqus @disqus_3Sm0bOf1sj:disqus @Alkanarra:disqus @AssistantDragonSlayer:disqus @corndogshuffle:disqus @godot123:disqus @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh:disqus @disqus_R9cNRvxsfG:disqus @otherscott:disqus @disqus_3vgbj13TUA:disqus @KentMcK:disqus

    Hey everyone, wanted to give an update as we’re coming into July. First, we’ve got 8 or 9 teams with a shot at the playoffs, so it’s great that this turned out to be a competitive league. It’s definitely fun when the parity is strong, and that’s thanks to all of y’all (Also, thanks to whoever dropped Aaron Judge back in April).

    Second, we’re turning the corner and heading into trade season, so part of that will entail our long term vision of this league. Is this a league that we’re doing again next year, or even further? Will it be a redraft league or a keeper league? How many keepers will each person get? I know it’s a little early to think about some of this stuff, but the answers impact how people view trades.

    Third, I have to post a reminder to not be petty when voting on trades. The league settings require a league vote on all trades, but remember that both parties did their research and agreed to the trade before sending it to the league vote. Only vote “No” on a trade if you think one side is getting fleeced, and even if you think that, find out what that person is thinking before vetoing. It might be useful to discuss a trade if you plan to veto it, so post something and tag the person, I guess.

    Anyway, I’m curious to see what y’all think, so respond to this regarding the future seasons and anything else you think should be discussed at this point.

    • Kemper Boyd

      I cannot do a keeper league. I’m not sure I can do this again as I know nothing about Baseball and am going abroad without wifi for 3 weeks over the course of july and August.

    • purplerockandy

      I won’t be able to decide how I feel about next year until this one is done. But I wouldn’t want to keep many players, if any at all.

      I would only veto trades that appeared to be collusion. Like, really obvious collusion.

  • Taako From Teevhii

    @purplerockandy:disqus @disqus_3Sm0bOf1sj:disqus @Alkanarra:disqus @AssistantDragonSlayer:disqus @corndogshuffle:disqus @godot123:disqus @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh:disqus @disqus_R9cNRvxsfG:disqus @otherscott:disqus @disqus_3vgbj13TUA:disqus @KentMcK:disqus

    *Annie Potts voice* WE GOT ONE!

    It’s the first trade of the season, and because of the way our league is set up, it falls to y’all to review it. Because I’m involved in this trade, I feel like I need to make sure you get this extra notification and not let it slip through the cracks. The trade is:

    Yasiel Puig and Pat Neshek to Denzel Doppelgänger (Blurry Denzel)

    Jake Arrieta to SpicyMayoDubelHerrer (me)

    If you want to vote to veto this trade, there’s a link in your email.

  • Taako From Teevhii

    @purplerockandy:disqus @disqus_3Sm0bOf1sj:disqus @Alkanarra:disqus @AssistantDragonSlayer:disqus @corndogshuffle:disqus @godot123:disqus @disqus_ElVNslb5Zh:disqus @disqus_R9cNRvxsfG:disqus @otherscott:disqus @disqus_3vgbj13TUA:disqus @KentMcK:disqus

    Back at it again, spamming the Disqus inboxes and things of that nature. Got another trade that I feel I have to notify y’all about.

    James Arrieta & Dellin Betances to CalmCoolCollective (Other Scott)

    Manny Machado to SpicyMayoDubelHerrer (me)

    If you want to vote to veto, the link is in your email.