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TR Baseball 2017

Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:06 am

Well, since I just started March Madness, it's also time to start up the baseball fantasy group:

https://yho.com/mlb?l=69084&k=79b16514d ... 39e8347e3d

Invites auto-sent to all of last year's participants.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:19 am

I'm in, as always.
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Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:57 pm

Just set draft to Saturday, 1 April 2017, at 8:30PM EDT, 5:30PM PDT, 00:30 ZULU.

We've got 6 teams in and room for 4 more. If we get to 10, I'll do two divisions with inter-division play.
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:35 pm

Still have 6 teams in, but plenty of time to add more. This is a head-to-head league, not a rotisserie league, if that will help your decision. If you want in, PM me and I'll send you an invite.
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:57 pm

Six teams?? We'll all be pretty well stacked,
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:10 pm

Draft is Saturday April 1, so if anyone else wants to join there is still time.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:36 pm

I am in. Fun fun.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:21 pm

Ping me if you need to fill out an odd number...
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:17 pm

Crap. The draft was at 8:30 Eastern. I had Central in my head. Just signed in to get ready and saw that I missed it.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:30 pm

Yeah, I realized with a minute to spare. And I think Stiffie departed after the 4th round or something like that.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:30 pm

Only 2 of us made it. It's why I set waivers to be immediate.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:31 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Only 2 of us made it. It's why I set waivers to be immediate.
That combination (immediate waivers and mostly robots) certainly makes it go fast...
 
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Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:55 pm

It was 43 years ago today that the rightful career home run record was set. I remember watching that game.

And yes, I still consider Maris' 61 in one season to be the rightful record.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:01 pm

Well, MLB considers 762 and 72 to be all-time and single-season records. They happened. They're part of baseball history.

And I say that as someone who sees Barry Bonds as a truly evil villain during a time the sport needed heroes.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:39 am

AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

A spotty connection at the grocery store didn't take my start of Ervin Santana. 9 IP, 8k CG SO. All lost while he was on the Bench.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:28 am

That really stinks. Same thing happened to me when I was trying to add a player. I was successful the next day, fortunately.

BTW in real-world baseball, yesterday's Cards-Yankees game had one of the most bizarre pitching performances I've ever seen. Carlos Martinez went 5+ with 11Ks and 8BBs and still only managed to allow two runs, on his own wild pitch and his own throwing error.

I have no idea what's wrong with that baseball team, but they're more talented than a 3-8 record to this point would otherwise suggest. It's pretty pathetic to start out the year.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 am

I feel the same way about the Mariners. Its a solid roster and pitching staff. Felix isn't the pitcher he used to be, but he is really pitching well with decreased velocity.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:54 am

TheEmrys wrote:
I feel the same way about the Mariners. Its a solid roster and pitching staff. Felix isn't the pitcher he used to be, but he is really pitching well with decreased velocity.

He's gone from a thrower to a pitcher. He used to be able to just pour on the gas. And he could hit spots and change speeds and all that, but he's mixing it up more. I love these pitch selection charts from Brooks Baseball that really show it. Here's Felix's percentages and outcomes graph. When that four-seamer was over-powering, he'd throw it a lot more. Now he's mixing in a sinker and even a little bit of a cutter.

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/outcome.p ... 7&s_type=2

You can dig into velocity/movement, location, and so on. Tons of data on every player.
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:29 am

True confessions time: I have no idea how Yahoo does the scoring. My experience was with ESPN, which was fairly easy. But how are points given and then how are they taken away?
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Re: TR Baseball 2017

Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:34 am

Each category in the matchup represents one point. Whoever is doing better in that category gets the point. Here's an example.

Your overall record is points won against points lost plus points tied. I am currently, sadly, 9-16-3 so far.
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